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NIVC: Coyotes Roll Through Rebels & Will Host Quarterfinals

USD Sweeps UNLV And Will Host Third Round Match December 10th

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota used its most efficient offensive match of the season Friday afternoon inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center to a 3-0 sweep over UNLV in the second round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championships.   The Coyotes, now 29-2 overall, had a season-low eight attack errors while producing 46 kills and a .369 hitting percentage while…

NAIA VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT-Northwestern Rallies To Defeat Oklahoma City

Red Raiders Off To Quarterfinals After 3-1 Win

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  Off to a slow start in the first game of bracket and elimination play by dropping their first set to Oklahoma City 25-16, the Northwestern Red Raiders got into a grove after that and won the next three 26-24, 25-21 and 25-19 to claim the match 3-1 and advance to he national quarterfinals. Northwestern’s Anna Wedel…

SDSU Hopes For Good Weather & Crowd At Playoff Opener

Jacks Face Northern Iowa In 2nd Round Tomorrow At 1 PM

BROOKINGS, S.D.  — The Jackrabbit football team begins what they hope is a run to the FCS National Championship in less than 24 hours when they host Northern Iowa in the second round as SDSU hosts a playoff game for the sixth time in program history. Much like the regular season, attendance has been an issue during the postseason as the…

Report: USF Alum Kalen DeBoer Could Be Top Choice To Take Over At Fresno State

Went 67-3 & Won Three NAIA National Championships At Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.    —  While leading his alma mater, Kalen DeBoer proved just how good a head coach he was in the NAIA at Sioux Falls. Now he may be on the verge of getting a chance to prove it at the highest level of college football. With the resignation of Fresno State head coach Jeff Tedford due to…

USD Volleyball Team Advances in NVIC With Win Over Central Michigan

USD Volleyball Team Advances in NVIC With Win Over Central Michigan

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota overcame a first-set loss and defeated Central Michigan in the first round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championships on Thursday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The Coyotes, now 28-2, moved to 11-0 on the season at home, pushing their home-court win streak to 15 with a 20-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-19 victory over the Chippewas,…

Nelson Leads SDSU Women Past Coppin State

Nelson Leads SDSU Women Past Coppin State

BROOKINGS, SD…The South Dakota State women’s basketball team defeated Coppin State 94-41 on Thursday night at Frost Arena to advance to 6-3 on the season. “It was a good win. We played really well,” head coach Aaron Johnston said. “I think the biggest part was that it was just nice to see the ball go through the net at the…

Northern Wolves Advance to Central Region Semi’s

Northern Wolves Advance to Central Region Semi's

Kearney, Neb. – The No. 8 Northern State University volleyball team made history on Thursday evening, recording the program first ever NCAA Regional victory. The Wolves swept No. 7 St. Cloud State, advancing to the semifinal round of the Central Region Tournament. THE QUICK DETAILS Final Score: NSU 3, SCSU 0 Records: NSU 25-5, SCSU 25-7 HOW IT HAPPENED The…

Northwestern Advances to Sweet 16 at NAIA Volleyball Tournament

Northwestern Advances to Sweet 16 at NAIA Volleyball Tournament

SIOUX CITY, IA… The Northwestern Red Raiders are on to the NAIA Sweet 16 in Sioux City after Thursday night’s 3-1 win over Corban. The 2nd-ranked Raiders are now 31-1 for the season and went 3-0 in pool play losing only the one set tonight. GPAC Player of the Year Anna Wedel led the way with 16 kills and Bekah…

Jacks Ready for Re-Match With Northern Iowa

Jacks Ready for Re-Match With Northern Iowa

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU football team got a first round bye and #7 seed in the FCS playoffs despite the season-ending loss to USD.  And as a result, the Jacks will be hosting a very good Northern Iowa team that will come into Brookings with revenge on their minds after losing 38-7 to SDSU on November 16th. And head coach…

Coyotes Ready For Post Season Run

Coyotes Ready For Post Season Run

VERMILLION, SD… The USD volleyball team starts the post season Thursday night in Vermillion when they take on Central Michigan in the first round of the N-I-V-C. If the CVoyotes win they would then play the UNLV-Kansas City winner Friday at 2:00. It’s a chance for the team to really make a name for itself in terms of branding and…

Lancers Men Outscore Tigers in Wild Game at Corn Palace

Lancers Men Outscore Tigers in Wild Game at Corn Palace

MITCHELL, SD… The KDLT Athlete of the Week Colby Johnson said he wants to be part of a national championship team at Mount Marty. They have already had some high quality wins, but Wednesday’s 106-98 win at the Corn Palace over the 6th-ranked and unbeaten Tigers of DWU will make the NAIA take notice. Jordan Johnson led the Lancers with…

Cheeseman, Carr Lead DWU Past Mount Marty

Cheeseman, Carr Lead DWU Past Mount Marty

MITCHELL, SD… The 13th-ranked DWU women improved to 8-2 with a convincing 73-42 win over Mount Marty Wednesday night at the Corn Palace. The Tigers dynamic duo of Kynedi Cheeseman (NAIA Player of the Week) who led the way with 26 points and Sarah Carr with 25 points outscored the Lancers by themselves. Hannah Williams led Mount Marty with 16…

Northwestern Sweeps Lawrence Tech in NAIA Pool Play

Northwestern Sweeps Lawrence Tech in NAIA Pool Play

SIOUX CITY, IA… The Northwestern women improved to 30-1 with a sweep of Lawrence Tech in the 2nd of 3 pool play matches. In doing so they clinched a spot in the Sweet 16 on Friday. But the match was very close with the Red Raiders winning 27-25, 27-25, 25-23. Anna Wedel led the way with 16 kills and AJ…

Coyotes Beat Creighton Behind Career Night for Sjerven

Coyotes Beat Creighton Behind Career Night for Sjerven

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota junior center Hannah Sjerven poured in a career high 28 points to lead the Coyotes to a 72-65 victory over Creighton Wednesday evening inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. No. 24 South Dakota (8-1) topped the Big East’s Creighton (6-2) for the fifth-straight meeting. “Tonight was a battle versus a very good team in Creighton,” said USD…

Coyotes Tough Schedule Will Help Prepare The For Summit League

Coyotes Tough Schedule Will Help Prepare The For Summit League

VERMILLION, SD… The USD women start a home stand Wednesday night when they host the Creighton Blue Jays. The Coyotes are 7-1 and ranked 24th in the coaches poll this week with wins over several big-time programs like Ohio State, Missouri and Utah. Their only loss was to Missouri State and the Bears are 18th in the poll. The schedule…

Northwestern Rolls in Pool Play on Day One of NAIA National Volleyball Tournament

Northwestern Rolls in Pool Play on Day One of NAIA National Volleyball Tournament

SIOUX CITY, IA… The Northwestern Red Raiders improved to 29-1 Tuesday night in pool play at the NAIA National  Volleyball tournament in Sioux City. GPAC Player of the Year Anna Wedel led the way with 14 kills as the Raiders rolled past Martin Methodist 25-13, 25-13, 25-10. They play Lawrence Tech Wednesday at 6:00 and then Corban Thursday at the…

Coyotes Ranked 24th in Coaches Poll

Coyotes Ranked 24th in Coaches Poll

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota women’s basketball enters the USA Today Coaches Poll for the first time this season at No. 24. The Coyotes were ranked for five-straight weeks last season from Feb. 12 to March 12. The Coyotes (7-1) boast wins over the Big Ten’s Ohio State, the SEC’s Missouri and the Pac-12’s Utah this season. South Dakota also took down…

GPAC Has Red Raiders Ready For NAIA Tournament

GPAC Has Red Raiders Ready For NAIA Tournament

ORANGE CITY, IA… The 2nd-ranked Northwestern Red Raiders came within a whisker of a perfect season. But it starts all over Tuesday night at the Tyson Event Center in Sioux City when they play in the NAIA national volleyball tournament. There’s no doubt in the head coach’s mind that playing in the rugged GPAC has his team well prepared for…

Coyotes Disappointed, But Ready to Host Tourney

Coyotes Disappointed, But Ready to Host Tourney

VERMILLION, SD…The Coyote volleyball team planned to be together practicing this week well before going 27-2. They just expected to be getting ready for their second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and still believe they should be after Sunday night’s snub. “I mean yes, in my heart I do, because I think we were first out.” USD Senior Elizabeth…

Big Honors for SDSU’s Leah Manuleleua

Big Honors for SDSU's Leah Manuleleua

KANSAS CITY – South Dakota State’s Leah Manuleleua was announced Monday as a member of the All-United Soccer Coaches’ All-West Region Second Team. Manuleleua closed her Jackrabbit career in award-winning fashion, being named the Summit League’s Offensive Player of the Year. She closed the year tied for first in the league with 11 goals, including a Summit League record seven…