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Matt Mooney Leaving USD

Has Yet To Decide Where He Will Play His Final Season

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  After nearly two weeks of speculation since announcing that he was considering his transfer options, USD guard Matt Mooney made official what many expected on Sunday afternoon. The Coyotes leading scorer and All-Summit League guard will not return to Vermillion next season. Calling it the hardest decision of his life, Mooney took to Twitter to thank coaches,…

Brandon Finishes Second In Kraft Hockeyville USA Vote

Will Get $30,000 For Rink Improvements

BRANDON, S.D.  —  Brandon didn’t win the Kraft Hockeyville USA Vote, but they won’t come away empty handed. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Saturday afternoon that Clinton, New York had won the fan vote and been named Kraft Hockeyville USA.  Clinton will receive $150,000 in funds for rink upgrades and host an NHL exhibition game next fall. Brandon and…

Minot Takes Game Two To Even Series With Wings

Aberdeen Blanked 2-0

ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  One night after the Aberdeen Wings blanked Minot in the first game of their Robertson Cup Central Division Semifinal series, the skates were on the other foot in game two, and the series is even heading to North Dakota. Grant Loven scored late in the third period to break a scoreless tie, and Minot added an empty…

Timberwolves Feel Ready For First Postseason Appearance In 14 Years

Minnesota Opens Playoffs At Houston Tomorrow

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Tomorrow Minnesota Timberwolves’ fans will get to enjoy a moment 14 years in the making. Their return to the NBA Playoffs. In an odd bit of symmetry, the Wolves make their return to the postseason against the first team they ever played in the playoffs way back in 1997, the Houston Rockets.  That Wolves team got swept, and…

Logan Storley Rolls To Victory At Bellator 197

Webster Native Remains Unbeaten In Mixed Martial Arts Competition

ST. LOUIS, MO  —  One week ago Sioux Falls’ native Devin Clark scored a big victory at UFC 223. Last night it was Webster native Logan Storley’s turn to star in the Octagon at Bellator 197 in St. Louis. He faced Joaquin Buckley in a welterweight fight in a fight that was never in doubt.  Primarily using his wrestling to…

Mike Miller’s New Job Means New Name For Mike Miller Classic

Now The Hoop City Classic

MITCHELL, S.D.  —  Mike Miller’s new job as an assistant basketball coach under Penny Hardaway at the University of Memphis became official today. As a result of that one of the top prep basketball tournaments in South Dakota will also make a change. Effective immediately the Mike Miller Classic will now be known as the Hoop City Classic.  For Miller to…

Winnipeg Shooting Wild Down Through First Two Games

Series Shifting To Minneapolis For Games Three & Four

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  —  Minnesota Wild fans’ hope for a Stanley Cup are, literally, being shot down by the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets flew past the Wild 4-1 in game two of their first round playoff series last night to put Minnesota in an 0-2 hole in the best of seven series.  The biggest difference in the series so far is…

Stampede Will Be Home For Entire Lincoln Playoff Series

Game One On Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Despite dropping their fourth straight game last night to the Fargo Force, the Sioux Falls Stampede did clinch home ice for their first round playoff series with Lincoln thanks to a loss by the Stars. That’s important because every game in the new USHL best of three first round playoff series will be played in Sioux…

Wings Take Flight In Second Period To Win Playoff Opener Over Minot

Aberdeen Defeats Minot 6-0

ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  It took one period for the Aberdeen Wings to show just how dangerous they are offensively. The Wings scored six second period goals to defeat the Minot Minotauros 6-0 in game one of the NAHL Robertson Cup Central Division Semifinals on Friday night in Aberdeen.  Jonathan Bendorf was the star of the night for Aberdeen, picking up…

Stampede Clinch Home Ice In Playoffs Despite Loss To Fargo

Herd Shutout In Home Finale 3-0 But Gain Home Ice Thanks To Lincoln Loss

Sioux Falls, SD—They say Friday the 13th is unlucky and the Sioux Falls Stampede found that out the hard way at the PREMIER Center. A crowd of over 10,000 was expected before the winter blizzard blasted all of South Dakota, but still 6,313 fans braved the elements to attend and cheer on the hometown team. The Stampede offense stalled however,…

Coyotes Crush Jackrabbits On Tennis Court

USD Drops SDSU 7-0

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—The South Dakota tennis team claimed its third Summit League victory after defeating the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in a clean sweep 7-0 Friday afternoon at Huether Family Match Pointe. The win gives USD a 9-8 lead over SDSU in the South Dakota Showdown Series.   “It’s a great day anytime you beat your rival,” USD tennis coach…

Minnesota Hires Lindsay Whalen to Lead Women’s Basketball

MINNEAPOLIS — Mark Coyle announced Thursday that Lindsay Whalen, one of the most decorated players in women’s basketball history, will return to the University of Minnesota as the new head women’s basketball coach at her alma mater. “People talk about the `it’ factor, and that is always difficult to define, but everyone who has ever spent time around Lindsay Whalen knows…