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Augie has Strong Home Schedule

Augie has Strong Home Schedule

SIOUX FALLS, SD… It was media day for the Augustana football team Thursday. This squad can’t wait to get back on the field and improve on last year’s disappointing season. And they will have a great chance  to do that if they play well at home where they host Mankato, Duluth, Winona State and USF.  Jerry Olszewski thinks the home…

2018 KDLT Sports Gridiron Preview

Previewing The 2018 College & Prep Football Season!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Football is back and KDLT Sports is ready to bring you all the action in 2018!  Our Gridiron Preview is back with a look ahead at the college and prep season.  We start with a look at NCAA Division One & Two by looking at how SDSU and USD will replace some of their stars and…

Confident C.J. Ham Enters Second Season As Vikings Starting Fullback

Augustana Alum In Third Year With Organization

EAGAN, MN  —  Augustana alum C.J. Ham makes it a point never to be satisfied. None the less, he enters his third training camp with the Vikings having found a niche. Just two years after signing as an undrafted free agent, Ham seems firmly entrenched as the Vikings fullback.  He played in all 18 regular and postseason games last season. …

Sioux Falls Picked Third In NSIC Preseason Poll

Augustana 6th, Northern State 8th & SMSU 12th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Practice begins for many college football programs next week and the first batch of preseason polls are in for the Northern Sun Conference. The University of Sioux Falls has been picked to finish third overall in the NSIC and in their southern division.  The Cougars will be seeking their fifth straight postseason appearance and fourth consecutive…

Minnesota Twins Honor National Champion Augustana Baseball Team

Vikings Head Coach Tim Huber Throws Out First Pitch

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  It’s unofficially been South Dakota week at Target Field. On Thursday night former SDSU football star Jake Wieneke threw out the first pitch prior to the Twins victory over Tampa Bay.  Today the NCAA Division Two national baseball champion Augustana Vikings were honored prior to game three of the Twins series with the Rays. Augustana head coach…

Zabel chooses Augie over Pro Baseball

Zabel chooses Augie over Pro Baseball

PIERRE, SD… Pierre’s Peyton Zabel made his choice today and Coach O and Tim Huber couldn’t be happier because he will be an Augustana Viking this fall.  Zabel announced on twitter that he will play both football and basketball for the Vikings. He quarterbacked the Governors to a state football title last November and pitched his Pierre legion team to…

Huber Wins National Coach of the Year

Huber Wins National Coach of the Year

  GREENSBORO, N.C. — The American Baseball Coaches Association and Diamond Sports have named Augustana Baseball head coach Tim Huber the NCAA Division-II National Coach of the Year. Huber becomes the first coach in Augustana baseball history and the fifth coach in Augustana Athletics history to be named National Coach of the Year. Augustana Men’s Basketball head coach Tom Billeter…

Where Will Peyton’s Place Be?

Where Will Peyton's Place Be?

PIERRE, SD…Whether on a mound, or under center, there’s something special about Peyton Zabel. “He’s different. He’s got athletic ability that’s just God-given. And he works really hard to improve, but he’s just got something that’s a little bit different than most.” Pierre Legion Baseball Coach Brian White says. And that’s led to a year for the ages in Pierre,…

Pierre’s Peyton Zabel Deciding Between Augustana & Brewers Farm System

Has Until July 16th To Sign With Milwaukee

PIERRE, S.D.  —  Call it “The Decision-South Dakota Style”. Pierre’s Peyton Zabel is mulling a tough choice between college and pro baseball.  After a dominant season on the mound and at quarterback in the capitol city, Zabel planned to play both baseball and football at Augustana next season. That was until a couple of weeks ago when the Milwaukee Brewers selected…

Augustana’s Reeg & Orvis Sign Pro Deals

Zach Reeg Signs With Texas Rangers Organization

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Fresh off their first Division-II College World Series National Championship, momentum continued into the offseason for the Augustana baseball team, as four pitchers from the National Championship squad have been given the opportunity to play professional baseball.   Jacob Blank was drafted in the 22nd round by the Minnesota Twins in the 2018 Major League Baseball…

SOUND: Vikings C.J. Ham Has Plenty of Confidence for 3rd Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Minnesota Vikings FB C-J Ham was in Sioux Falls for Legends for Kids. The Augustana alum is gearing up for his 3rd season with Minnesota. Ham played 16 games and started 1 last year after not playing any of the 20-16 season. He also notched his first N-F-L touchdown in week 2 against Pittsburg last year. With…

Mitzel Caps Magical Senior Year at Augie

Mitzel Caps Magical Senior Year at Augie

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Tyler Mitzel’s baseball dreams began at Augustana. “I remember when I was a little kid, you’d always kind of dream about just kind of playing at these big schools, playing baseball, I’d come to Augustana games and be like ‘oh yeah, I can’t wait to do this one day. I can’t wait to complete for a National Championship.”…

Mitzel Excited to be part of Augie’s Championship

Mitzel Excited to be part of Augie's Championship

SIOUX FALLS, SD… It was a magical season for the Augustana baseball team after being crowned national champion in North Carolina. And it meant even more to local players like Tyler Mitzel who was named the College World Series MVP after winning 2 games on the mound. Afterall, the Roosevelt grad was a late bloomer and spent two years at…

Augie’s Blank Selected by Minnesota Twins

Augie's Blank Selected by Minnesota Twins

MINNEAPOLIS, MN… The Minnesota Twins drafted Augustana senior Jacob Blank in the 22nd round just 4 days after he pitched a complete game gem with 12 strikeouts in the D-II national championship game. Blank’s career numbers are almost hard to believe. He went 23-1 and didn’t lose a game the past two seasons. Blank, a right-hander from Gretna, NE, has…

Pierre’s Zabel Drafted by Milwaukee

Pierre's Zabel Drafted by Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WI…Pierre’s Peyton Zabel has some choices to make after Wednesday’s portion of the Major League baseball draft. He was selected in the 19th round by the Milwaukee Brewers. Zabel has signed a letter of intent to play football and baseball for Augustana. And with Augie graduating so much senior talent on the mound, he would probably see the field…

National Champion Vikings Celebrate & Say Goodbye

Augustana Returns To Ronken Field After Winning Division Two National Championship

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the first time since winning the NSIC Tournament nearly a month ago, full stands at Ronken Field welcomed back the Division Two National Baseball Champion Augustana Vikings. The team and fans celebrated the program’s first ever title this evening.  It helped drive home the reality that Augustana had become the first northern team in 49…

Augustana Baseball Welcomed Home

The Vikings return home after winning D-II National Championship

Sioux Falls, SD – The Augustana baseball team returned to Sioux Falls Sunday afternoon after winning the D-II National Championship on Saturday. They were greeted by family, friends, and fans as they walked in with the championship trophy. Click on the Video to hear from the team about what it feels like to win the title.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Augustana Vikings Win NCAA Division Two World Series

Vikings Defeat Columbus State 3-2 In Title Game

CARY, N.C.  —  The Augustana Viking baseball team has defied long odds and made history. Augustana defeated Columbus State 3-2 on Saturday in Cary, North Carolina to win the College World Series and the NCAA Division Two National Championship. No program from the Northern Sun or old North Central Conference had ever won a title.  No program farther north than…