College Sports

Coyotes Release 2019 Volleyball Schedule

USD To Host Iowa & Wyoming

VERMILLION, S.D. – A home match with Iowa and seven other teams that finished the 2018 season in the top 100 of the NCAA RPI rankings highlight South Dakota volleyball’s 2019 schedule released Monday by head coach Leanne Williamson.   The Coyotes will host a tournament inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center for the second-straight season. Three road tournaments and…

SMSU’s Taylor Reiss Named National Athlete Of The Year In Division Two

Will Be Honored Next Week In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA – Taylor Reiss, a senior outside hitter from the Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team, has been named the Division II Honda Athlete of the Year as announced by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.   Reiss will be presented with this honor on a live telecast on CBS…

Hub City Shutout At Souris Valley

Hot Shots Fall 5-0

MINOT, N.D.  —  The Hub City Hot Shots fell to 8-10 on the year with a 5-0 loss at Souris Valley in Expedition League action on Friday night in Minot, North Dakota.  Click on the video viewer for highlights! Categories: College Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: expedition league, Hub City Hot Shots, Souris Valley Sabercats

USF Alum Trey Pipkins Signs With Chargers

3rd Round Pick Inks Rookie Deal

LOS ANGELES, CA  —  USF alum Trey Pipkins is officially a Los Angeles Charger. After being taken in the third round with the 91st overall pick in this year’s draft, Pipkens and Los Angeles agreed to terms on his rookie deal.  He’s expected to make $3.4 million over the next four years with a signing bonus of just under $900,000…

Sky is the Limit for USD Junior Chris Nilsen

Sky is the Limit for USD Junior Chris Nilsen

VERMILLION, SD…In a sport that’s all about raising the bar, reaching new heights can be difficult for Chris Nilsen since he keeps going over them. “I think now that my PR is kinda getting up there it’s going to be harder and harder to try and break that.” USD Junior Chris Nilsen says. Setting the bar at national championships in…

Phillips Glad to be Back in the Dakota at Northern

Phillips Glad to be Back in the Dakota at Northern

ABERDEEN, SD… The Northern Wolves made a high profile hire Tuesday when they named Saul Phillips as their 6th men’s basketball coach since 1946. Phillips has spent plenty of time in this part of the world, at Wayne State and 10 years at NDSU where he led the Bison to a pair of NCAA appearances. After 5 years at Ohio…

Wisconsin to Play St. Mary’s at Pentagon

Wisconsin to Play St. Mary's at Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sanford Pentagon will host Wisconsin and Saint Mary’s in a regular-season men’s college basketball game on Nov. 5. Tickets go on sale July 11. Television coverage will determine a start time. The contest will be Wisconsin’s second trip to the Pentagon, which has hosted 25 NCAA Division I men’s college basketball games since opening in…

Northern State Hires Saul Phillips As New Men’s Basketball Coach

Former NDSU & Ohio Coach Is Sixth Head Coach For Wolves Since 1946

ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  Most Division 2 schools that lose a coach to Division One and wouldn’t be able to find a successor from that level. Northern State is the exception, and they believe they’ve found an exceptional coach in Saul Phillips. “You don’t get as many great coaches coming through here without having something special about you. To be a…

Nilsen, Miles Reflect on Another Pole Vault Title

Nilsen, Miles Reflect on Another Pole Vault Title

VERMILLION, SD… Chris Nilsen is back in Vermillion after defending his NCAA Pole Vault title last Wednesday night in Austin, TX.  Mondo Duplantis of LSU, who turned pro Monday was the favorite to win after jumping 19′ 8″. But the USD junior clinched his 3rd overall title (1 indoor) when he cleared 19′ 4-1/4″ and eventually when 2 inches higher…

USD’s Hammer Earns All-American Honors, Anderson 17th In High Jumps At Nationals

Coyotes Wrap Up Season At NCAA Track & Field Championships

AUSTIN, Texas—South Dakota natives Ben Hammer and Zack Anderson wrapped up the 2019 NCAA Championships for the Coyotes on Friday evening at Mike A. Myers Stadium.   In his final meet as a Coyote, Hammer garnered his first career All-America accolade. He finished 11th in the field for second-team All-America. His best mark came on his first throw of the…

Nilsen Kept Focus On His Vault & Not Duplantis To Pull Off Win

USD Junior Wins Third Overall National Title

AUSTIN, TX  —  Much of the track community is still buzzing about Chris Nilsen’s National Championship Pole Vault victory on Wednesday. Though Chris was the defending champion, the expectation was that LSU’s Mondo Duplantis would take the title after the freshman phenom had set an NCAA record with a vault of 19 feet, 8 and a quarter inches.  Duplantis had…

USD’s Helen Falda Finishes 7th In Pole Vault

Earns All-American Honors

AUSTIN, Texas—South Dakota junior pole vaulter Helen Falda picked up her fifth career All-America honors with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships inside Mike A. Myers Stadium. Senior Lara Boman capped off her career in the hammer throw on Thursday evening as well.   Falda jumped 14 feet, 3 ¼ inches, to garner her second…

Woodley Excited for Challenge to Start Another Football Program

Woodley Excited for Challenge to Start Another Football Program

YANKTON, SD… New Mount Marty head football coach Mike Woodley has done this before. And he couldn’t resist the temptation to do it again-start a program from scratch. He won an NAIA National Title at Grand View in 2013 and was going to coach 1 more year and retire. But when the offer to start a football team with the…

Nilsen Defends NCAA Pole Vault Championship in Record Performance

Nilsen Defends NCAA Pole Vault Championship in Record Performance

AUSTIN, Texas—Records were meant to be broken. South Dakota junior Chris Nilsen came out on top in the toughest NCAA pole vault competition in history, going on to break his own NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship meet record – twice – in the process on Wednesday evening. Nilsen ultimately came away with his third national title with a personal…

Mike Woodley Named Mount Marty’s 1st Football Coach

Mike Woodley Named Mount Marty's 1st Football Coach

YANKTON, S.D – Two months ago Mount Marty College (MMC) announced the addition of football to the school’s growing list of varsity athletic offerings. Today, the College is excited to announce the hiring of the program’s inaugural head coach, Mike Woodley. Coach Woodley, currently the head coach at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, has agreed to take on…

David Maxwell Leaves Roosevelt To Return To USF

Former Cougar To Join The Staff Of His Former Head Coach Chris Johnson

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — The Roosevelt High School head coaching job used to be the crown jewel of South Dakota girls’ prep basketball, especially during their run of 111 consecutive wins and five state championships from 1997 through 2002. 17 years later the program will be on it’s fourth coach in seven seasons. David Maxwell resigned as the Rough Riders…

UND Introduces Former Northern State Coach Paul Sather

NSU Alum Tasked With Making The Fighting Hawks A Contender In The Summit League

GRAND FORKS, N.D.  —  The University of North Dakota officially introduced former Northern State head coach Paul Sather as their new men’s basketball coach on Monday afternoon at a press conference in Grand Forks. After 62 wins the past two years in Aberdeen, back-to-back NSIC Championships and a Division Two National Runner-Up finish in 2018, Sather takes over a UND…

SD Natives Burns, Lindner & Gophers Bow Out Of College World Series

Minnesota Falls To Washington 5-3

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK  —  Remarkable freshman years for South Dakota natives Ali Lindner and Emma Burns with the Minnesota Golden Gopher softball team came to an end on Saturday in the College World Series when the Gophers fell to Washington 5-3 in an elimination game. The two each started for a second straight game and batted back-to-back in the Gopher…

Pair Of South Dakota Natives Starting For Golden Gophers In College World Series

Freshman Ali Lindner & Emma Burns Play Key Rolls For Minnesota

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK  —  While most of South Dakota’s softball focus was on Augustana winning the Division Two College World Series, a pair of natives where helping the University of Minnesota reach the Division One World Series. This time last year Harrisburg alum Ali Lindner and Rapid City Stevens alum Emma Burns were beginning their summer softball tournament circuit.  Now…

SDSU Football To Get Nationally Televised Kickoff Against Minnesota

Jacks & Gophers Will Open Season August 29th on FS 1

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Kickoff to the 2019 South Dakota State football season is just a hair under three months away, and the Rabbits will get a national TV audience when they face the Golden Gophers. Minnesota announcing that the August 29th opener with SDSU will start at 8 PM from TCF Bank Stadium and be televised nationally on Fox Sports 1. …