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Schank Wins Diving Title, USD Men Lead at Summit Swim and Dive Championships

Schank Wins Diving Title, USD Men Lead at Summit Swim and Dive Championships

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 2019 Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships presented by U.S. Air Force Special Operations began Wednesday night at the Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. For the first time in two-years Denver will not leave the Championship with every swimming medal.   South Dakota senior Sarah Schank earned her first career Summit League Diving title…

Umude and Coyotes Roll Past Denver 72-45

Umude and Coyotes Roll Past Denver 72-45

VERMILLION, S.D. – A 23-5 run to close the first half, and a balanced scoring attack, propelled the South Dakota men’s basketball team to a 72-45 victory over Denver Wednesday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Sophomore Stanley Umude led the Coyotes with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds, his third double-double of the season. Junior Triston…

Jacks Women Dominate Fort Wayne 92-68

Jacks Women Dominate Fort Wayne 92-68

BROOKINGS, SD…The South Dakota State women’s basketball used four players scoring in double figures to record its 11th-straight win, a 92-68 Summit League victory over Purdue Fort Wayne Wednesday night at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits are now 21-6 and 13-1 in league play. Tagyn Larson, who made her first six field goals, led SDSU with 17 points, six rebounds and…

Christensen Knows Tough GPAC Has his DWU Tigers Ready

Christensen Knows Tough GPAC Has his DWU Tigers Ready

MITCHELL, SD… The post season starts Wednesday night for GPAC men and women and for the defending National NAIA champion Dakota Wesleyan Tigers, it means potentially another chance to play in that final game in Sioux City. Year after year the GPAC is the toughest conference in the country in women’s basketball and this year is no exception. The Tigers…

Johnston Knows Sunday Will Be Epic Game with USD

Johnston Knows Sunday Will Be Epic Game with USD

BROOKINGS, SD… First place in the Summit League will be at stake Sunday when the Jackrabbits host the 23rd-ranked Coyotes in women’s hoops at Frost Arena. Both teams have one loss in league place with USD winning the first game in Vermillion 105-98 in double overtime. Macy Miller hit a last second “3” to send the game to overtime and…

Plitzuweit Happy With Recognition for Summit League

Plitzuweit Happy With Recognition for Summit League

VERMILLION, SD… The USD women jumped up to 23rd in the Division One polls this week with a 23-3 record and they face a huge week with Denver Thursday (only Summit loss to Pioneers) and then the big showdown at Frost Arena Sunday with 1st place in the regular season at stake against SDSU. It certainly appears that this is…

Ciara Duffy Carries on Family Tradition of Basketball Excellence

Ciara Duffy Carries on Family Tradition of Basketball Excellence

VERMILLION, SD…Ciara Duffy is a winner. In three years in Vermillion, the versatile forward has helped lead the Coyotes to more than 70 victories. “I kind of like getting to play a couple different positions. You know it keeps things interesting and it’s fun to be kind of able to fill whatever the team needs.” USD Junior Forward Ciara Duffy…

Crazy 48 Hours for SDSU Men

Crazy 48 Hours for SDSU Men

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU men’s basketball team is home from a wild ride through Omaha and Fargo. The Jacks built a 16-point lead Thursday night against 2nd-place Omaha, but the Mavs made a dramatic rally and won the game 85-84 on a buzzer-beating baseline fall-away by Mitch Hahn that moved the Mavs to within a half game of the Jacks….

Disbelief & Euphoria For Jenkins Jr. & SDSU After Halfcourt Winner At NDSU

78-77 Win Caps Wild Weekend Full Of Buzzer Beaters For Jackrabbit Men

FARGO, N.D.  —  The latest rivalry game between South Dakota State and North Dakota State will be talked about for a long time. Chances are they’ll be saying much kinder words in Brookings than in Fargo about David Jenkins Junior’s dramatic and improbable buzzer beater yesterday to deliver a 78-77 victory for SDSU at arch rival North Dakota State. The…

Hannah Kastigar Takes Home NSIC Swimmer Of The Year Honors On Final Day Of Championships

St. Cloud State Takes Team Title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Northern State’s Hannah Kastigar was named NSIC Swimmer of the Year after wrapping up competition on the final day of the NSIC Swimming & Diving Championships on Saturday evening in Sioux Falls.  Kastigar finished in 2nd in the 200 Breast Stroke, about a half a second off the 2:12.78 record pace of Mankato’s Lilly Borgenheimer. Click…

Sioux Falls Sweeps Upper Iowa In Home Hoops Finale

USF Women Win 67-49, Men Prevail 80-60

MEN’S RECAP SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Trevon Evans scored 28 points and Drew Guebert added 20 to lead the Sioux Falls Cougar men’s basketball team to an 80-60 win over Upper Iowa on Saturday night in the home finale at the Stewart Center. USF never trailed in the game and led wire-to-wire, improving to 17-9 overall and 12-8 in the NSIC….

25th Ranked Coyote Women Top Western Illinois For 10th Straight Win

USD Wins 83-61

MACOMB, Ill.—Four Coyotes reached double-figures in South Dakota’s 83-61 road victory at Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon inside Western Hall.   No. 25/25 South Dakota (23-3, 11-1 Summit League) recorded its 10th-straight win, while it ended Western Illinois (12-14, 8-5 Summit League) four-game win streak.   “Playing in Macomb is a tough for a variety of reasons; it is a…

Coyote Men Get Key Road Win At Western Illinois

Boost Chances To Make Summit Tournament With 80-67 Win

MACOMB, Ill. – Trey Burch-Manning buried five 3-point baskets as part of his game-high 20 points as the South Dakota men’s basketball team topped Western Illinois 80-67 Saturday afternoon in Western Hall.   Burch-Manning, a senior, connected on 5-of-9 long-range shots, going 4-of-5 in the second half, to help the Coyotes snap a four-game losing streak and move to 10-15…

BANK ON IT! SDSU & Jenkins Jr. Stun NDSU With Miraculous Halfcourt Buzzer Beater

Jackrabbits Win In Fargo 78-77 On Last Shot

FARGO, N.D. — South Dakota State men’s basketball found itself on the ropes with 16 minutes to go at North Dakota State Saturday, trailing by 17 points and facing an uphill climb on the road. After a media timeout allowed the Jackrabbits to reset following a 13-3 Bison run, a message was heard loud and clear from the bench: “One…

(MACY) MILLER TIME-SDSU Women Wallop NDSU (Again)

Jackrabbits Win 88-48

FARGO, North Dakota-The South Dakota State women’s basketball team secured the program’s 20th win of the season with a dominating 88-48 win at North Dakota State Saturday afternoon in Summit League action. SDSU now has recorded nine consecutive 20-plus win seasons. The Jackrabbits, now 20-6 overall and 12-1, were led by Macy Miller. The senior recorded 30 points, marking her…

Goodhope’s 30 Helps USF to Sweep of Winona

Goodhope's 30 Helps USF to Sweep of Winona

Women SIOUX FALLS – Anna Goodhope scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball Team (18-7, 13-6 NSIC) recorded a fifth straight win with a 70-68 come-from-behind victory over Winona State at the Stewart Center Friday night. With the victory, the Cougars retained control of second place in the NSIC South…

NSIC Day 3 Features records from USF’s Wright and Northern’s Kastigar

NSIC Day 3 Features records from USF's Wright and Northern's Kastigar

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Minnesota State extended its lead at the 2019 NSIC Swimming & Diving Championships after day three as five more event finals took place on Friday night from the Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Minnesota State, the defending NSIC Champions, have 634 points and hold a 14.5 point lead over St. Cloud State (619.5)…

Jacks Fall to Bison in Wrestling at Fargo

Jacks Fall to Bison in Wrestling at Fargo

FARGO, N.D. – South Dakota State’s Zach Carlson and Henry Pohlmeyer continued their winning ways, but North Dakota State won the other eight bouts to record a 31-10 victory in a Big 12 Conference wrestling dual Friday night at Scheels Center. The Bison improved to 10-5 overall and 5-3 in the Big 12. SDSU dropped to 2-9 overall and 1-6…

Otzelberger Talks About Tough Loss at Omaha

Otzelberger Talks About Tough Loss at Omaha

OMAHA, NE… The SDSU men lost a heart breaker Thursday night in Omaha when Mitch Hahn drove the length of the court in the final 5 seconds and hit a contested fall-away jumper on the baseline for an 85-84 win for the Mavericks who closed to within a half game of the Jacks in the Summit League standings. But the…