Colleges – Dakota Wesleyan

Cimpl Enjoys Opening with Dakota State

Cimpl Enjoys Opening with Dakota State

MITCHELL, SD… The rivalry resumes Thursday night in Mitchell when DWU hosts Dakota State to kick off the local college football season. With both teams featuring numerous local talent, it’s a great game according to Tigers head coach Ross Cimpl who’s team will be looking to avenge last year’s loss to open the season at Madison. Categories: College Sports, Colleges…

DWU’s Cimpl says GPAC is Big Challenge

DWU's Cimpl says GPAC is Big Challenge

MITCHELL, SD… No-one knows how challenging the GPAC is more than DWU head coach Ross Cimpl. Morningside is always the favorite to win the conference at least in recent years. So Cimpl knows his team must make big improvements from last year’s 6-5 record because 8 teams were nationally ranked at one point during the season last year. Categories: College…

DWU Motivated by Pre-Season GPAC Poll

DWU Motivated by Pre-Season GPAC Poll

MITCHELL, SD… The DWU football team isn’t happy with last year’s 6-5 season. Afterall, they have become a team that is almost always ranked nationally under head coach Ross Cimpl. So they are motivated to make big improvements, especially after being picked to finish 6th in the GPAC. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – Dakota Wesleyan, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags:…

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…

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…

2017-18 Winter Sports Plays Of The Year

The Best Sights, Sounds & Moments From An Historic Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Despite today’s evidence to the contrary, one of the best winter sports seasons in state history has come to a close. From national to state champions, rivalries and buzzer beaters, there was plenty of action to fire up cold nights.  We look back at some of the best sights, sounds and moments with our annual winter sports…

SOUND: DWU Makes History With NAIA National Title

SIOUX CITY, I.A. — As the buzzer sounded and the confetti fell, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team gathered on the court in jubilation, celebrating the first National Championship in program history. DWU downed Concordia University 82-59 in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship Game, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Triumph Foods, Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center…

DWU Women Win NAIA National Championship!

DWU Women Win NAIA National Championship!

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – History has been made as the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team secured its first ever NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship. DWU defeated Concordia University, 82-59 in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Senior Chesney…

DWU Women Excited to be in NAIA Championship

DWU Women Excited to be in NAIA Championship

SIOUX CITY, IA… The Dakota Wesleyan women take a 31-6 record into Tuesday night’s NAIA title game with GPAC rival Concordia. It’s a dream come true for players like senior Ashley Bray. And they take confidence into the game with the #2 team in the country after beating the top team along the way to make the championship game. It…

DWU Women Advance to NAIA Championship Game

DWU Women Advance to NAIA Championship Game

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – For the second time in program history, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team will play for a national title after defeating Saint Xavier University (Ill.), 81-66 in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Both…

Dakota Wesleyan & Northwestern Women Reach National Semifinals

Both Teams Play For Spot In National Championship Tomorrow

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  The NAIA women’s tournament resumes tomorrow in Sioux City with the Fab Four national semifinals.  That will include Dakota Wesleyan and Northwestern after a fabulous weekend for both. The Tigers crushed the top ranked team in the tournament, Southeastern, 78-64, while the Red Raiders beat St. Francis in Overtime 89-83. It’s the Tigers first trip to the…

NAIA ELITE EIGHT-Dakota Wesleyan Women Shoot Down Top-Ranked Southeastern

Tigers Advance To Fab Four With 78-64 Win

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – In a game where they never trailed, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team shot past Southeastern University (Fla.), 78-64 thanks to 15 made 3-pointers in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Saturday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.  …

NAIA SWEET 16-Dakota Wesleyan Drubs Southern Oregon

Tigers Advance To Elite Eight With 76-71

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – (Box Score) Second-seeded Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) fell at the hands of a directional Oregon school in the second round of the 2017 national championships. The Tigers weren’t going to let themselves suffer the same fate this time around. A battle-tested Dakota Wesleyan team followed the lead of sophomore Kynedi Cheeseman while vanquishing third-seeded Southern Oregon, 76-61, inside the Tyson Events…

NAIA SWEET 16-College Of Idaho Hands DWU Men Heartbreaking Loss

Late Shot Fells Tigers 62-60

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With 16.9 seconds to play, Ty Hoglund (Dell Rapids, S.D.) brought the ball up the court and swung the ball around the top of the key and found Nygel Drury (Madison, Wis.) for the game-winning 3-pointer, but the shot fell short. The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team fell to the College of Idaho, 62-60 in…

DWU Men Advance in NAIA Tournament

DWU Men Advance in NAIA Tournament

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Dakota Wesleyan Tigers were thrilled to have the NAIA Tournament in Sioux Falls this year. All they had to do was make the field which they did despite 10 losses. But Matt Wilber’s team rose to the occasion Thursday night at the Sanford Pentagon in a first round game with Governor’s State. The Tigers rolled into…

DWU Women Roll Into 2nd Round at NAIA Tournament

DWU Women Roll Into 2nd Round at NAIA Tournament

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team received help from its bench as they outscored Indiana University-East 28-6 in bench points and defeated IU-East, 78-62 in the first round of the 2018 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Wednesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux…

DWU Coach says GPAC is Really Tough

DWU Coach says GPAC is Really Tough

MITCHELL, SD… The DWU women head for Seward, NE Tuesday and a spot in the GPAC championship game against 2nd-ranked Concordia. The Tigers are 27-5 and ranked 8th and they are used to playing tough competition every time they step on the floor for a conference game says head coach Jason Christensen. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – Dakota Wesleyan, Sports,…

GPAC TOURNAMENT-DWU Women Win At Northwestern To Advance To Championship

Tigers Beat Red Raiders 73-58

Orange City, Iowa – The No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team advances to the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship Game for the third-straight year after a convincing victory over No. 10 Northwestern College, 73-58 in the GPAC Tournament Semifinals Saturday in Orange City, Iowa.   Both teams traded baskets early and used solid defense through the first few…

GPAC TOURNAMENT-Morningside Routs Dakota Wesleyan Men In Semifinals

Tigers Bounced 89-59

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The No. 18 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team was unable to overcome an early deficit as they fell to No. 6 Morningside College, 89-59 Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa.   Trailing 5-0 early, Jason Spicer (Sioux Falls, S.D.) got the Tigers (22-10) on the board with a layup. Moments later, Tyson Smiley (Omaha, Neb.) found…