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SDSU’s Seth Gross is Big 12 Wrestler of the Year

SDSU's Seth Gross is Big 12 Wrestler of the Year

IRVING, Texas – National champion Seth Gross added to his growing list of awards Wednesday by being named Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Year. The award is determined by a vote of the conference’s head coaches. Gross completed his junior season at South Dakota State by winning the 133-pound title at last week’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in…

SDSU’s Seth Gross Wins National Championship

First Jackrabbit Wrestler To Win A Division One National Title

CLEVELAND, OH – Seth Gross became South Dakota State’s first national champion in any sport in the Division I era, winning the 133-pound title Saturday night at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Quicken Loans Arena. A junior from Apple Valley, Minnesota, the top-seeded Gross came out victorious over second-seeded Stevan Micic of Michigan, 13-8, in his second consecutive…

KDLT AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT-Tough Losses Don’t Dim SDSU’s 2018-19 Outlooks

Jackrabbit Men & Women Will Return Plenty Of Talent Next Year

BOISE, ID & SOUTH BEND, OH  —  Both South Dakota State basketball teams suffered similar, heartbreaking first round losses in the NCAA Tournament.  The Jackrabbit men fell to Ohio State 81-73 while the women lost to Villanova 81-74. Though the pain of each loss is still fresh, both teams should have a chance to dance again in 2018-19 with plenty…

Gross Says Close Semifinal Win Will Help Him In Championship Match

SDSU Junior Reaches National Title Match For Second Straight Year

CLEVELAND, OH  —  South Dakota State’s Seth Gross returned to the 133 pound National Title match. By the slimmest of margins. After North Carolina State’s Tariq Wilson rallied to tie his semifinal match with Gross, the SDSU junior picked up a pin sudden victory overtime for the victory that sends him to his second consecutive national title match.  He’ll face…

HIGHLIGHTS & SOUND: SDSU Loses in OT Thriller to Villanova

SOUTH BEND, I.N. — After forcing overtime in Friday’s first-round NCAA Tournament game with a last-second 3-point field goal, the South Dakota State women’s basketball team could not overcome Villanova’s late 3-point barrage in an 81-74 loss. Villanova (23-8) closed the game by making three-straight 3-point field goals to break a 70-70 tie. Adrianna Hahn led the Wildcats with 24 points,…

SDSU Men Looking Ahead After NCAA 1st Round Loss to Ohio St

BOISE, I.D. — Though disappointment of yesterday’s 81-73 NCAA Tournament loss to Ohio State will last quite a while for the SDSU men’s basketball team. There’s a very good chance they could make the Big Dance for a fourth straight time next year and get another shot at an upset. The South Dakota State men’s basketball program are becoming regulars…


SOUTH BEND, I.N. — The SDSU Women take the floor in just a few minutes against Villanova… Mark Ovenden is with the team in South Bend and has a preview of tonight’s match-up… It’s been a long wait for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits after that game 2 years ago against Stanford in the NCAA Tournament because they missed the…

KDLT AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT-Ohio State Hands SDSU Another Big Heartbreaker In The Big Dance

Jacks Season Comes To An End In 81-73 Loss

BOISE, ID  —  Once again a South Dakota State men’s basketball team gave a higher seeded team a run for their money in the NCAA Tournament. And once again the Jackrabbits were left heartbroken in the end. After SDSU had tied the game at 70 with less than 2 minutes to go, Ohio State went on a 7-0 run and…

SDSU Women Proud of NCAA Tournament Seeding

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – There’s no doubt the SDSU women’s basketball program has gained plenty of respect over the years on a national level.  It’s something they are very proud of. When the Jackrabbits take the floor Friday for their game against Villanova they will be the 8 seed.  That’s the highest they have been since 2009 when they were…

HIGHLIGHTS: SDSU’s Comeback Comes Up Short Against Ohio St

BOISE, Idaho — A furious comeback down the stretch put all of March Madness on notice, but the 12th-seeded South Dakota State Jackrabbits saw their season come to a heartbreaking end at the NCAA Tournament’s West Region, falling 81-73 to No. 5 seed Ohio State. The Jackrabbits stormed back from 10 down with less than five minutes to play as…


SOUTH BEND, Indiana—The South Dakota State women’s basketball team met with the media Thursday afternoon at Notre Dame at the Joyce Center in preparation for the eighth-seeded Jackrabbits’ first round match-up with ninth-seeded Villanova in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Ellie Thompson, Macy Miller and Madison Guebert along with 18th-year head coach Aaron Johnston answered questions from the local, regional and national media outlets. The Jackrabbits and…

KDLT AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: Breaking Down the Buckeyes

BOISE, I.D. — Lack of experience.  Excitement to be going to a first NCAA Tournament.  These are the things you’d expect to hear from teams coming out of the Summit League like South Dakota State, not the Ohio State Buckeyes, a program making it’s 32nd NCAA Tournament appearance, but first in two years. Like the Jacks with Mike Daum, the man…

KDLT AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: SDSU’s Confident in Team’s Togetherness

BOISE, I.D. — The Jackrabbit men’s basketball team took on media day at the 2018 NCAA Tournament Wednesday inside Taco Bell Arena. Mike Daum, Tevin King, Reed Tellinghuisen and head coach T.J. Otzelberger answered questions from local and national media in the day’s press conference while the Jackrabbit locker room was open for media members to visit with other student-athletes and…

KDLT AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT-Jacks Shooting (Literally) For An Upset

SDSU Seeks Strong Start In First Round Game With Ohio State

BOISE, ID  —  It sounds simple enough. Make shots.  Win the game. It’s been anything but simple for the South Dakota State men’s basketball team in the NCAA Tournament.  In their four previous trips to the Big Dance, SDSU has struggled to shoot the ball and often gotten off to bad starts that hurt or ended their upset bids altogether….

Jackrabbit Men Prepare For First Game In The Big Dance

Pair Of Newcomers, Brandon Key & David Jenkins Jr, Will Play Big Roles

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Jackrabbit men’s basketball team hit the practice floor at the NCAA Tournament in Boise Idaho today. Although there are a lot of players with experience in the big dance, a couple of newcomers will have to play a big role for the Jacks to win their first game. KDLT Sport’s Zach Borg has more.  

KDLT AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT-Jackrabbits Ignoring National Hype

National Analysts Making SDSU A Trendy Upset Pick

BOISE, ID  —  South Dakota State’s success hasn’t gone unnoticed outside of the Rushmore State. The Jacks have become regulars in the Big Dance, making their third straight appearance and fifth in seven years.  Add to it the accomplishments and star power of Mike Daum, and the Jackrabbits have become a trendy pick among national analysts to pull an upset….

Jacks Like the Matchup with Ohio State in Boise

Jacks Like the Matchup with Ohio State in Boise

BOISE, ID… The South Dakota State men are in Boise where they will play Ohio State Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. And after playing the gigantic team from Gonzaga last year, the Jacks really like this match-up a lot better. They will certainly have more room to shoot, which is something they usually do extremely well.

Rotert Has Helped Bring SDSU Wrestling to Highest Level

Rotert Has Helped Bring SDSU Wrestling to Highest Level

BROOKINGS, SD… When he takes the mat, Nate Rotert becomes a different person. Chris Bono, SDSU Wrestling Coach:”He wrestles with that tough-guy mentality and I love it…because you know what, when you grab him off the mat of when he’s walking around he’s an elementary ed major. He loves hanging out with little kindergartners and 2 year olds and being the…