Colleges – Dakota Wesleyan

Dakota Wesleyan Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader At Briar Cliff

Tigers Win 16-3 & 8-3

SIOUX CITY, Iowa. – The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team entered the weekend in eighth place of the Great Plains Athletic Conference race. Following a 3-1 record on the weekend, DWU now sits in fifth place after going 2-1 against Northwestern College on Saturday in Orange City, Iowa and finishing 2-0 against Briar Cliff University today in Sioux City, Iowa. DWU…

NAIA Men’s Basketball Tournament Leaving Sioux Falls For Kansas City

Unified Tournament To Be Held In Longtime KC Home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The NAIA Men’s Basketball National Tournament won’t be in Sioux Falls when the two divisions merge into one after next year. The NAIA announced today that it’s reached an extension agreement with Kansas City to host the unified tournament from 2021 through 2024.  Kansas City has been hosting the Division One Tournament for more than 80…

DWU and Northwestern Lose Heartbreakers in NAIA Semi’s

DWU and Northwestern Lose Heartbreakers in NAIA Semi's

SIOUX CITY, IA… The NAIA semi-finals couldn’t have been closer. Unfortunately for DWU and Northwestern, they came up just shy in their attempts to make Tuesday’s title game. The defending champion Tiger from Dakota Wesleyan got a late hoop from Kynedi Cheeseman in regulation to tie Southeastern of Florida at 61 and send the game to regulation. It went to…

NAIA NATIONAL QUARTERFINALS-Gustafson Buzzer Beater Lifts Northwestern While DWU Rolls

Red Raiders & Tigers Advance To NAIA Fab Four

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  The Dakota Wesleyan Tigers and Northwestern Red Raiders womens’ basketball teams are heading to the NAIA National Fab Four. Rylie Osthus scored 23 points to lead the defending National Champion Tigers to a 75-62 win over Taylor.  Makaela Karst added 15 points to help the Tigers advance to Monday’s national semifinal against Southeastern at 8:05 PM…

NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT: Dakota Wesleyan’s Upset Bid Of Defending Champ Indiana Wesleyan Undone In Heartbreaker

Tigers Fall 87-86

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With two seconds left and trailing by a point, Ty Hoglund (Dell Rapids, S.D.) threw up a shot from half court that missed just off the mark as the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team lost in heartbreaking fashion to the overall number one seed Indiana Wesleyan University, 87-86 in the second round of the NAIA…

NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT: DWU Women Pull Away From Saint Francis

Defending National Champions Head To Quarterfinals With 63-49 Win

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Thanks to dominating defense throughout, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team advanced past Saint Francis University (Ill.), 63-49 in the second round of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championships, presented by Riverside Technologies and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Friday at the Tyson Events Center. The Fighting Saints (24-9) wasted no time offensively with an easy…

DWU Women Roll into 2nd Round at NAIA Tourney in Sioux City

DWU Women Roll into 2nd Round at NAIA Tourney in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – In the opening round of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Tournament, presented by Riverside Technologies and Seaboard Triumph Foods, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team shot past St. Francis University (Fla.), 97-66 Thursday at the Tyson Events Center. The Tigers (29-5) began the game on a 6-0 run with easy layups and good…

Hoglund’s Big Game Helps DWU Advance at NAIA

Hoglund's Big Game Helps DWU Advance at NAIA

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Thanks to a 43-point outing by Ty Hoglund (Dell Rapids, S.D.) the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team downed Warner University (Fla.), 79-65 in the opening round of the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Tournament presented by Athletic Care, Wednesday at the Sanford Pentagon. Both teams began the game slow on offense as the first…

Hoglund Loves How Speedy His DWU Team Is

Hoglund Loves How Speedy His DWU Team Is

MITCHELL, SD… In recent years the DWU men were a dominating, physical team. But Matt Wilber has proven there is more than one way to win in the GPAC. This year’s team went 22-9 as they headed into the NAIA tournament led by Ty Hoglund who’s had several games over 40 points this season. And the former Dell Rapids standout…

DWU Women Lose in GPAC Championship Game at Concordia

DWU Women Lose in GPAC Championship Game at Concordia

SEWARD, Neb. – For the third time in three seasons, the No. 4 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team and No. 1 Concordia University met in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship Game, as Concordia defeated DWU, 75-63 Tuesday in Seward, Neb.  The Tigers (28-5, 28-4 GPAC) wasted no time offensively as Sarah Carr (Huron, S.D.) started the game with a layup. Moments…

Defense Has Been Key For Defending NAIA Champs from DWU

Defense Has Been Key For Defending NAIA Champs from DWU

MITCHELL, SD… When the Tigers of Dakota Wesleyan take the floor Tuesday night in the GPAC Championship game they know one thing is for sure. Playing touch defense will be the key to victory for the defending NAIA champs who play top-ranked Concordia. It’s a team they have lost twice to this season and three times last year before dominating…

Morningside Bounces Dakota Wesleyan From GPAC Men’s Tournament

Tigers Still Likely To Make NAIA Tournament Despite 88-81 Setback

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – After leading at halftime 46-40, the No. 18 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team fell to No. 2 Morningside College, 88-81 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals on Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa. Both teams struggled in the first two minutes of the game offensively as the Mustangs (27-2, 18-2 GPAC) were able to…

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…

DWU Sweeps Mount Marty in GPAC Doubleheader at Corn Palace

DWU Sweeps Mount Marty in GPAC Doubleheader at Corn Palace

Women MITCHELL, S.D. – The No. 5 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team used stifling defense to record their 24th win of the season against in-state rival Mount Marty College in a 65-48 Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday at the Corn Palace. MMC jumped on the scoreboard first, taking an early 3-0 lead in the opening minute and a…

DWU Signs 32 on National Letter of Intent Day

DWU Signs 32 on National Letter of Intent Day

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University football team looks to reload for the future, thanks to the recruiting class of 2019. The Tigers have signed a total of 32 recruits, including 13 from South Dakota, nine from Washington, two from California, two from Wyoming, two from Nebraska and one from Minnesota, Missouri, Texas and New York. “The recruiting class…

Dakota Wesleyan Splits Doubleheader At Morningside

Tiger Women Win 82-76 While DWU Men Fall 87-72

WOMEN’S RECAP SIOUX CITY, Iowa. – In a top-10 battle, the No. 4 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team defeated No. 8 Morningside College 82-76 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup Saturday afternoon in Sioux City, Iowa.   Kynedi Cheeseman (Alexandria, S.D.) wasted no time offensively for the Tigers (21-3, 14-3 GPAC) as she drilled back-to-back 3-pointers to give…

DWU’s Jason Christensen Back On The Bench

MITCHELL, S.D. — Jason Christensen’s been at the helm of the Dakota Wesleyan Women’s Basketball team for 9 years. He’s fresh off his best season that included a national title. However, a health concern this season put his coaching career on pause.   Head Coach Jason Christensen is the winningest coach in DWU women’s basketball history. However his greatest battle came…

#3 Northwestern Women Knock Off #1 DWU 69-54

#3 Northwestern Women Knock Off #1 DWU 69-54

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – In a tight defensive contest, the No. 1 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team dropped its’ first road game of the season to No. 3 Northwestern College, 69-54 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference top-five matchup Wednesday in the Bultman Center in Orange City, Iowa. Northwestern (18-2, 12-2 GPAC) began the game converting on two straight…

Christensen Talks About Strength of GPAC

Christensen Talks About Strength of GPAC

MITCHELL, SD… Wednesday night features a great match-up in Orange City between #1 DWU and #3 Northwestern in women’s basketball. But that’s nothing new for the GPAC. Twice the nation’s premier conference has sent all four teams to the NAIA semi-finals in Sioux City. And as evidenced by this game, the league is once again very strong. So why is…

Augie Wrestlers Pin DWU

Augie Wrestlers Pin DWU

SIOUX FALLS – The first home dual of the season didn’t last long for Augustana wrestling, as the Vikings dispatched Dakota Wesleyan in less than an hour for a 54-0 win. The Tigers forfeited five of the 10 matches, while the Vikings earned extra points in four of the five remaining matches to secure the win at the Elmen Center. Augustana head coach Jason…