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SDSU Women Learn From Louisville & Build Resume With Oklahoma

Jacks Now 7-2

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The SDSU women’s basketball team has good reason to believe they’ll be in the NCAA Tournament come March after another resume building win over Big 12 power Oklahoma. Three days after losing by four to fourth ranked Louisville, SDSU held on to beat the Sooners 67-61 at Frost Arena last night to improve to 7-2.  It’s another win…

Strong Effort At Duke Helps Fuel Coyotes Big Win Over Drake

USD Improves To 8-3

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  In men’s hoops, the Coyotes probably made Craig Smith feel even better about his decision to turn down Drake’s head coaching job and stay in Vermillion last March, after defeating those same Drake Bulldogs 93-65 last night. USD improved to 8-3 with a blistering second half barrage that buried the Bulldogs 46-22.  It was a great bounce back…

Mike Daum Is Summit League Male Athlete Of The Month

Averaged 20 Points & Eight Rebounds Per Game In November

ELMHURST, Ill. — South Dakota State’s Mike Daum was selected as the Summit League’s November Male Athlete of the Month, announced Dec. 7 by the conference office. Daum helped the Jacks to a 7-2 record through the opening part of the season and averaged a near-double-double, posting 20.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game while hitting 22 3-pointers. The Kimball,…

Twins Caravan Does Not Include Sioux Falls Stop

Twins To Visit Marshall, Worthington & Spencer

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins today announced plans for the club’s 58th annual Twins Winter Caravan presented by Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine. The 2018 Twins Winter Caravan features stops in more than 40 communities throughout Twins Territory between Monday, Jan. 15 and Thursday, Jan. 25.   “The Minnesota Twins are proud to have Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine as…

Jackrabbit women beat Oklahoma at Frost Arena

Jackrabbit women beat Oklahoma at Frost Arena

BROOKINGS, SD…The South Dakota State women’s basketball team made its last six free throws as the Jackrabbits held off Oklahoma 67-61 Wednesday night in front of 2,068 fans at Frost Arena. State, which made 12 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter, finished the game with a season-high 20 made free throws. The 7-2 Jackrabbits were led in scoring…

Big 2nd half powers USD past Drake

Big 2nd half powers USD past Drake

VERMILLION, S.D. – A 22-3 run in the second half carried the South Dakota men’s basketball team to a 93-65 victory over Drake Wednesday night in Vermillion. The Coyotes improve to 8-3 on the season, and a perfect 4-0 inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center, while Drake falls to 4-4. Four Coyotes scored in double-digits led by Triston Simpson with…

Wedel’s 46 leads NW past Dordt 116-111

Wedel's 46 leads NW past Dordt 116-111

ORANGE CITY, IA… In a wild GPAC game at the Bultman Center, the Northwestern Red Raiders rallied late on 3 free throws by Colton Kooima to send the game with Dordt to overtime tied at 102. And Nathan Wedel took over. He scored 46 points in the 116-111 victory for the Red raiders in one of the wildest games ever…

Reiss named national AVCA Volleyball Player of the Year

Reiss named national AVCA Volleyball Player of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky.- The American Volleyball Coaches’ Association (AVCA) announced on Wednesday that Southwest Minnesota State junior outside hitter, Taylor Reiss was named the Division II Player of the Year. The announcement comes just one day after Reiss was named first-team AVCA All-American for a second consecutive season. Reiss, a native of Taunton, Minn., and a 2015 graduate of Minneota High School, was…

Scoreboard Wednesday, December 6th

Scoreboard Wednesday, December 6th

Scoreboard Wednesday, December 6th Men’s Basketball South Dakota 93, Drake 65 *Simpson 18 points Northwestern 116, Dordt 111 (OT) *Wedel 46 points DWU 72, Mount Marty 41 *Vandeberg 20 points Presentation 91, Trinity Bible 53 Women’s Basketball SDSU 67, Oklahoma 61 *Miller 17 points Northwestern 73, Dordt 68 *DeJong 20 points DWU 78,  Mount Marty 32 *Ashley/Amber Bray 17 points…

Bob Nielson to Remain as USD Football Coach

Herbster says his coach is staying put at USD

VERMILLION, SD…The past couple of days have seen a wild flurry of reports regarding USD head football coach Bob Nielson. One site reported Sunday night that he had accepted the job offer to be the new head coach at Kent State, where former USD Athletic Director Joel Nielsen is in charge. But Wednesday David Herbster told KDLT Sports that his…

Josh Heupel Says UCF is Dream Job

Josh Heupel Says UCF is Dream Job

Tuesday Aberdeen native Josh Heupel was named head football coach at UCF, replacing Scott Frost who left for Nebraska. It was a tough decision for Frost to leave his 12-0 team, but a no-brainer for Heupel who has been offensive coordinator at Oklahoma and Missouri following his playing days with the Sooners when he quarterbacked them to a national championship….

Jacks come up just short in upset bid at Wichita State

Jacks come up just short in upset bid at Wichita State

WICHITA, Kan. — South Dakota State men’s basketball battled and put No. 6 Wichita State on the ropes Tuesday, but ultimately fell, 95-85, at Charles Koch Arena. The Jackrabbits (7-4) shot 50 percent in the game and nailed 14 3-pointers while the Shockers finished 35-for-64 (54.7 percent) from the field with 10 from long range. Neither team was automatic from…

Kolbeck done as volleyball coach at O’Gorman

Kolbeck done as volleyball coach at O'Gorman

O’Gorman High School has announced that longtime volleyball coach Julie Kolbeck is stepping down as head coach of the program. Kolbeck says she would like to spend more time with her family and focus even more on her newer role as principal at Christ the King School, where she is in her 3rd year as principal. Kolbeck has been part…

Scoreboard Tuesday, December 5th

Scoreboard Tuesday, December 5th

Scoreboard Tuesday, December 5th Men’s Basketball #6 Wichita State 95, SDSU 85 *Daum 31 points Women’s Basketball Morningside 95, Dakota State 51 Boys Hockey Luverne 3, Marshall 1 Girls Hockey Worthington/Fulda 3, Fairmont 0 NHL Los Angeles 5, Wild 2 H.S. Wrestling O’Gorman 38, Roosevelt 30 O’Gorman 42, Tea Area 36 Tea Area 39, Roosevelt 36 Girls Basketball Adrian 57,…