Colleges – Dakota State

Dakota State Building Strong Program

Dakota State Building Strong Program

MADISON, SD… The Dakota State football team has made dramatic improvements in recent years under head coach Josh Anderson. The Madison native has been able to recruit several top area athletes including numerous Madison Bulldog standouts that have led to success on the field. It’s been creating depth that has made all the difference for the Trojans as they prepare…

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…

Men’s NAIA National Tourney Returns to Pentagon

Men's NAIA National Tourney Returns to Pentagon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA is excited to announce that the Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship will be played in Sioux Falls, S.D. at the Sanford Pentagon through 2020. “Basketball is where it all began for the NAIA,” said Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO, “and we are grateful to have such great hosts in the Sioux Falls Sports…

Dakota State & SJAC To Host NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Meet Coming To Brookings In 2019 & 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will find a new home in South Dakota as Dakota State (S.D.) will become the new host for 2019 and 2020 at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, S.D. In the 53-year history of the sport, South Dakota will become the second city west of Missouri to host the…

DSU Men have record NSAA Track and Field Meet

DSU Men have record NSAA Track and Field Meet

MADISON, S.D. – Wet and cold conditions at Trojan Field did not slow down Dakota State (S.D.) Friday, racking up a school-record 162 points to earn a runner-up honor in the 2018 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Conference Championships.  The Trojans placed second in the conference meet for the second consecutive year.  ​DSU broke the…

Jacks Sweep Dakota State in Softball

Jacks Sweep Dakota State in Softball

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota State picked up a pair of run-rule victories Tuesday in a doubleheader sweep of Dakota State, winning 12-1 and 18-8 at Bowden Field. The Jackrabbits are now 29-12 on the season and continue their best start in program history. Game One: South Dakota State 12, Dakota State 1 (5 innings) Madison Hope improved to…

NAIA Will Merge Division One & Two Basketball Beginning In 2020-21

Will Effect Six Local Programs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Beginning with the 2020-21 season, basketball in the NAIA will look a lot different, and our six area programs could see some new competition. The NAIA announced today that men’s and women’s basketball will have just one division in 2020-21, effectively merging the current division one and two.  Dakota State, Dakota Wesleyan (whose women’s basketball team…

Dakota State Men Fall at Dickinson State

Dakota State Men Fall at Dickinson State

DICKINSON, N.D. – Third-seeded Dickinson State (N.D.) scored the first 11 points of the game in the opening round of the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men’s Basketball Postseason Conference Tournament versus sixth-seeded Dakota State (S.D.) Thursday evening at Scott Gymnasium.  The Blue Hawks never trailed in the game as they advanced to the semifinals with a 79-59 victory over…

2018 North Star Men’s Basketball Tournament Pairings

Dakota State Is Only Local Qualifer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Pairings for the 2018 North Star Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Tournament and only one local team is in the field. The Dakota State Trojans (14-16, 7-9) are the 6th seed and will open tournament play at Dickinson State on Thursday at 8 PM CST. The full tournament schedule is below. NSAA Men’s Basketball Quarterfinals – Thursday, Feb….

2018 North Star Women’s Basketball Tournament Pairings

Dakota State & Presentation Open On The Road

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Pairings for the 2018 North Star Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Tournament are out and both local teams from South Dakota will open on the road. Dakota State (12-18, 8-8) is the 5th seed and will play at Mayville State on Wednesday at 7 PM. Presentation (12-14, 8-8) is the 6th seed and will head to Bellevue…

Dakota State Trojans Football Signings

Dakota State Trojans Football Signings

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State University (S.D.) head football coach Josh Anderson is pleased to announce the first group of new Trojans with the signing of 35 student-athletes for the upcoming 2018 season.   Below is the list of football recruits that are committed to the Trojan Football, thus far.   High School Signees Qi’sean Rust, CB – 6’1″ –…

Gary Garner Wins Fight With Cancer & Returns To DSU Bench

Trojan Coach Returns After Two Months of Recovery From Surgery

MADISON, S.D.  —  At Dakota State, mens’ basketball coach Gary Garner has a lot of roles. “He’s a best friend, mentor, dad in your life. Coach Garner’s one of the best guys I know.” Dakota State Senior Guard Brendon Boomsma says. Yet more than 50 years of experience puts one thing, winning, into perspective. “When I was 23 years old…

No Thoughts of Retirement for DSU’s Garner

No Thoughts of Retirement for DSU's Garner

MADISON, SD…Dakota State Men’s Basketball coach Gary Garner returned to the bench Friday night after missing 14 games due to surgery for pancreatic cancer. He’s made an amazing recovery and said he’s like a kid in a candy shop to be back doing what he loves. So clearly when asked if he had considered retirement, that was met with a…

After Overcoming Pancreatic Cancer Gary Garner Returns To Dakota State Bench In Loss To Dickinson State

Trojan Coach Returns After Overcoming Pancreatic Cancer

MADISON, S.D. – Dickinson State (N.D.) stormed to a 27-4 lead in the first-half over Dakota State (S.D.) Friday evening at DSU Fieldhouse in the North Star Athletic Association Men’s Basketball conference action.  The Trojans cut the Blue Hawks’ lead into single-digit in the second-half, but the Blue Hawks held on to a 79-71 victory. DaSU’s head coach Gary Garner…

Gary Garner Eager To Return To DSU Sideline After Overcoming Pancreatic Cancer

Trojan Head Coach Missed Two Months After Major Surgery

MADISON, S.D.  —  Tonight’s Dakota State men’s basketball game against Dickinson State will be unlike any other in the program’s history. That’s because they’ll welcome their head coach, Gary Garner, back after a successful fight with pancreatic cancer. The last time we saw Gary on the sideline was October 29th during a win against Doane. Shortly thereafter Garner, who was…

Jackrabbits Ease By Dakota State

SDSU Wins 92-60

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State had four in double digits and picked up its third straight win Sunday, taking down Dakota State 92-60 at Frost Arena. SDSU (6-2) hit above 50 percent from the field for the second straight game, finishing 35-for-63 on the day with nine 3-pointers. The Jacks took advantage of its size advantage throughout the game,…

USF, DSU Men win Tuesday night, DSU women fall

USF, DSU Men win Tuesday night, DSU women fall

SIOUX FALLS & MADISON… Drew Guebbert had a big night. He scored 28 points to lead the way as the USF Cougars took care of Waldorf 89-62 at the Stewart Center. Jerrod Walton scored 21 for Chad Johnson’s team. In Madison, the Dakota State men had a balanced attack and they hit 13 3-pointers in their 93-80 win over #18…

Pentagon to host Men’s NAIA National Basketball Tournament

Pentagon to host Men's NAIA National Basketball Tournament

MADISON, S.D. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is pleased to announce that the Sioux Falls Sports Authority, Dakota State University (S.D.) and Northwestern College (Iowa) will serve as co-hosts for the 2018 & 2019 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championships. The Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., will serve as the venue for the events scheduled…

Dakota Wesleyan Sweeps Dakota State In Pentagon Hoops Twin Bill

Tiger Women Win 106-45 & Men Win 94-69

MITCHELL, S.D.  —   The Dakota Wesleyan men’s and women’s basketball teams swept Dakota Wesleyan during the South Dakota NAIA Classic on Sunday at the Sanford Pentagon.  Click on the video viewer for highlights from both games!  Recaps from the DWU & DSU athletic departments are below. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) took advantage of making 34-of-35 free-throws Sunday…