Colleges – South Dakota

USD Gets Swept by NDSU

NDSU defeated USD 7-0

VERMILLION, SD— The Coyotes did not score a run against the NDSU Bison in their three games series. Losing the series in runs scored 19-0. This is the Coyotes first home losses of the season and drops them to 11-4 in the conference. They will move on and play Nebraska on Tuesday.   Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota, Sports,…

NDSU Go 2-0 Against the Coyotes

NDSU defeated the Coyotes 2-0 and then 10-0

VERMILLION, SD— North Dakota State pitcher’s KK Leddy and Paige Vargas threw back to back one hit games. It was Leddy in the first game who had six strike outs. Then in the second game Vargas five strike outs. The first of the two games went to extra innings, but Bison’s Maddie Hansen hit a single that allowed Montana DeCamp to score…

Umude Might Be Leaving Coyotes

Umude Might Be Leaving Coyotes

VERMILLION, SD…A little over two weeks after SDSU’s top returning scorer, David Jenkins, announced that he was looking into transferring…. It appears as though the USD men might also lose their best player as well.  Stanley Umude announced via Twitter this afternoon that he’s entered the transfer portal, meaning he will more than likely be leaving the Coyotes. After sitting…

Coyotes Showing Signs Of Growth At The End Of Spring Practice

Final Public Practice & Scrimmage Today

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Like most of the rest of the residents in their state the University of South Dakota football team has had an odd spring. It’s just that the weather can’t entirely be blamed for that. USD hasn’t been able to go indoors due to the ongoing renovations of the Dakota Dome.  As a result the Coyotes have been…

Coyote Softball Completes Weekend Sweep Of UND

USD Wins Sunday 7-4

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota scored three runs in the final inning and completed a three-game sweep of North Dakota with a 7-4 win Sunday at Nygaard Field. It is the ninth straight Summit win for the Coyotes (28-18, 11-1 Summit) who remain atop the standings.   USD third baseman Lauren Wobken came up with two key at bats in the later…

Coyote Tennis Edged By UND

USD Falls 4-3

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota dropped a hard-fought 4-3 women’s tennis match against North Dakota on Saturday inside Huether Family Match Pointe. North Dakota won four of the six singles matches to conclude its Summit League season with a 4-1 mark. South Dakota, after winning the doubles point, took a 2-0 lead as Jana Lazarevic remained hot with a 6-1, 6-2…

Coyote Softball Completes Sweep Of Omaha

USD Wins Series Finale 9-1

VERMILLION, S.D.—Dustie Durham was 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and four RBIs and Alyssa Fernandez crossed home four times as South Dakota completed a three-game sweep of Omaha with a 9-1, six-inning win Sunday at Nygaard Field.   The Coyotes (25-18) have equaled their best start in the Summit at 8-1 and have a half-game lead over North Dakota State…

Mooney Shines On Final Four Stage

Season-High 22 Points Against Michigan State

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  If you saw Matt Mooney at South Dakota, you know he usually plays his best in the biggest moments. So last night’s performance in the Final Four for Texas Tech was certainly no shock. Mooney matched his season high of 22 points, including going 4-8 from downtown, to lead the Red Raiders to a 61-51 win over Michigan…

Walkoff Highlights Coyotes Doubleheader Sweep Of Omaha

USD Softball Wins 5-4 & 4-0

VERMILLION, S.D.—One swing of the bat changed the entire complexion of South Dakota softball’s doubleheader sweep of Omaha Saturday at Nygaard Field. The Coyotes won by scores of 5-4 and 4-0.   The Mavericks entered with just three wins on the season, but led the Coyotes 4-3 heading into the last half of the seventh inning of game one. South…

South Dakota Challenge

Highlights From The College Track & Field Meet

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Click on the video viewer to watch highlights from college track and field action at the South Dakota Challenge on Saturday afternoon at the Lillibridge Track & Field Complex. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota, Colleges – South Dakota State, Sports, Sports Top Story

Former Coyote Matt Mooney Soaking In Final Four Experience With Texas Tech

Mooney's Red Raiders Play Michigan State Tomorrow At 7:49 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Matt Mooney once told his former South Dakota coach Craig Smith that he didn’t think he’d be able to live with himself if he never got to play in the NCAA Tournament. The former Coyote has certainly made the most of his chance at Texas Tech, and tomorrow will play in the Final Four. Mooney averaged 11…

USD Season Comes To An End

USD loses to Clemson 79-66

STARKVILLE, MS— The USD Coyotes lost to Clemson 79-66 Friday night. Still, the Coyotes had a great season finishing in the AP Top 25 for the first time in school history, and getting the first at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament in school history. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: KDLT Sports, USD Womens…

USD Coach Brings Her Kids Along For The Ride

USD Head Coach Dawn Plitzuweit brought her kids with her for the NCAA Tournament

STARKVILLE, MS— It doesn’t take much arm twisting to get a kid out of school during March. So you can imagine how fun it is for USD head coach Dawn Plitzuweit’s kids, AJ and Lexi, to follow their mom on the road at the NCAA Tournament. “Well I mean I’m not trying to go to school the whole month of…

USD Top Scorer Ready For Clemson

USD Ciara Duffy is healthy and prepared for Clemson

STARKVILLE, MS—Well as it snows on the Jackrabbits up north in Syracuse, it’s nothing but blue skies and 60-degree temps for the Coyotes on NCAA Tournament game day in Starkville against Clemson. But for USD to continue to have a sunny outlook after this game it’s going to likely depend on how their leading scorer, Ciara Duffy, performs. The Rapid…

USD and Clemson Prepare for Battle Friday Night

USD and Clemson with play Friday at 6 p.m. in Starkville, Miss.

STARKVILLE, MI— In less then 24 hours the Coyote women’s basketball team takes the court at the Hump trying to get over the hump of winning a Division One NCAA Tournament game. To achieve that tall task they’ll have to take down a tall and athletic Clemson team that has four double figure scorers, and a size advantage inside. “They like…

Coyotes Focused Yet Still Finding Fun At NCAA Tournament

USD Revels In First Tournament Appearance In Five Years

STARKVILLE, MISS  —  Yes, the South Dakota women’s basketball team is getting down to the business of preparing for their NCAA Tournament first round game with Clemson during their first practice today. Yet if you think nerves are starting to set in, this really isn’t that kind of team. From pictures to talk about a wild bus driver, the Coyotes…

The Coyotes Are Ready for Clemson

SDSU speaks about match-up with Clemson at practice today

STARKVILLE, MISS.— Welcome to Humphrey Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi State University, sight of the first two rounds of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, and the place where the University of South Dakota will play their second game in Division One at the NCAA Tournament tomorrow night against Clemson at 6 o’clock. Now none of the players were around during…