Colleges – South Dakota

Schank Wins Diving Title, USD Men Lead at Summit Swim and Dive Championships

Schank Wins Diving Title, USD Men Lead at Summit Swim and Dive Championships

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 2019 Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships presented by U.S. Air Force Special Operations began Wednesday night at the Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. For the first time in two-years Denver will not leave the Championship with every swimming medal.   South Dakota senior Sarah Schank earned her first career Summit League Diving title…

Umude and Coyotes Roll Past Denver 72-45

Umude and Coyotes Roll Past Denver 72-45

VERMILLION, S.D. – A 23-5 run to close the first half, and a balanced scoring attack, propelled the South Dakota men’s basketball team to a 72-45 victory over Denver Wednesday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Sophomore Stanley Umude led the Coyotes with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds, his third double-double of the season. Junior Triston…

Plitzuweit Happy With Recognition for Summit League

Plitzuweit Happy With Recognition for Summit League

VERMILLION, SD… The USD women jumped up to 23rd in the Division One polls this week with a 23-3 record and they face a huge week with Denver Thursday (only Summit loss to Pioneers) and then the big showdown at Frost Arena Sunday with 1st place in the regular season at stake against SDSU. It certainly appears that this is…

Ciara Duffy Carries on Family Tradition of Basketball Excellence

Ciara Duffy Carries on Family Tradition of Basketball Excellence

VERMILLION, SD…Ciara Duffy is a winner. In three years in Vermillion, the versatile forward has helped lead the Coyotes to more than 70 victories. “I kind of like getting to play a couple different positions. You know it keeps things interesting and it’s fun to be kind of able to fill whatever the team needs.” USD Junior Forward Ciara Duffy…

25th Ranked Coyote Women Top Western Illinois For 10th Straight Win

USD Wins 83-61

MACOMB, Ill.—Four Coyotes reached double-figures in South Dakota’s 83-61 road victory at Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon inside Western Hall.   No. 25/25 South Dakota (23-3, 11-1 Summit League) recorded its 10th-straight win, while it ended Western Illinois (12-14, 8-5 Summit League) four-game win streak.   “Playing in Macomb is a tough for a variety of reasons; it is a…

Coyote Men Get Key Road Win At Western Illinois

Boost Chances To Make Summit Tournament With 80-67 Win

MACOMB, Ill. – Trey Burch-Manning buried five 3-point baskets as part of his game-high 20 points as the South Dakota men’s basketball team topped Western Illinois 80-67 Saturday afternoon in Western Hall.   Burch-Manning, a senior, connected on 5-of-9 long-range shots, going 4-of-5 in the second half, to help the Coyotes snap a four-game losing streak and move to 10-15…

USD Women Make Top 25 For 1st Time in Division I

USD Women Make Top 25 For 1st Time in Division I

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota women’s basketball enters the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in school history. The Coyotes are ranked at No. 25 after receiving votes for 10 consecutive weeks this season. “It is certainly an exciting day for our young ladies to receive this recognition nationally by the AP Top 25 poll for the hard work that…

“Gut Check” Win A Good March Primer For USD Women

Coyotes Might Crack Top 25 Tomorrow

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The USD women had a little more trouble than expected with Oral Roberts…. Trailing virtually the entire game until a 27-10 fourth quarter put them over the top to win 75-64.  Ciara Duffy’s 18 led the way to help the Coyotes improve 22-3, meaning there’s a good chance that USD will be in the Associated Press Top…

Coyote Men Defenseless In Loss To Oral Roberts

USD Falls 86-72

VERMILLION, S.D. – Kevin Obanor tallied a double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead Oral Roberts past the South Dakota men’s basketball team 86-72 Sunday afternoon inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes led for nearly 11 minutes of the first half, grabbing a six-point lead with 10:50 on the clock on a Brandon Armstrong 3-point…

USD Women Rally To Top Oral Roberts & Keep Top 25 Hopes Alive

Coyotes Win 75-64

  VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota junior guard Ciara Duffy buried the 3-pointer to kick off a fourth-quarter run as the Coyotes closed out a thrilling 75-64 victory over Oral Roberts on Saturday afternoon inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   South Dakota (22-3, 10-1 Summit League) used a 17-2 run, not allowing a Golden Eagle field goal, in the final 3:31…

Coyotes Lose in OT to Omaha at Pentagon

Coyotes Lose in OT to Omaha at Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota men’s basketball team overcame an 18-point deficit in the second half but fell 107-102 in overtime to Omaha Thursday night inside the Sanford Pentagon. The Mavericks’ Mitch Hahn hit a 3-point basket to tie the game at 87 with 6.9 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime. In the extra…

Lee Says Defense Has Been the Key For USD Men

Lee Says Defense Has Been the Key For USD Men

VERMILLION, SD… When the USD men take the floor at the Sanford Pentagon Thursday night against Omaha, first year head coach Todd Lee knows he will get a great defensive effort from his team. That has been a constant all season. It’s shooting that has been a problem and overcoming numerous injuries for the Coyotes who are getting healthier late…

USD Women Roll Past Omaha and Back Into Tie Atop Summit

USD Women Roll Past Omaha and Back Into Tie Atop Summit

VERMILLION, S.D.—In a feat never accomplished before, South Dakota women’s basketball held Omaha scoreless in the first quarter en route to defeating the Mavericks 78-33. The Coyotes (21-3, 9-1 Summit) have held five-straight opponents to 50 or fewer points, which has not been done since 1973. “Tonight our defensive awareness and intensity was really good and it helped us start…

USD Signs 11 on National Letter of Intent Day

USD Signs 11 on National Letter of Intent Day

VERMILLION, S.D.— South Dakota head football coach Bob Nielson is pleased to announce the signing of four student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent. In addition, Nielson announced that five other high school standouts have accepted an offer of admissions to the University of South Dakota and plan to join the Coyote football program. Nielson also introduced sophomore quarterback Devon…

Sjerven Making Big Difference For USD

Sjerven Making Big Difference For USD

VERMILLION, SD…. The USD women’s basketball team has gotten a big boost literally from Sophomore Hannah Sjerven this year. The Rogers, MN native and New Mexico transfer has given Dawn Plitzuweit a big presence in the middle scoring 11 points and grabbing 6 rebounds coming off the bench. But she’s getting more and more playing time as the season progresses…

Umude’s Heroics Not Enough for Coyotes at Fort Wayne

Umude's Heroics Not Enough for Coyotes at Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne raced out to an early 16-5 lead and never looked back, stopping the South Dakota men’s basketball team 102-71 Wednesday night inside Gates Sports Center. Sophomore Stanley Umude tallied a career-high 32 points on 10-of-16 shooting but the Coyote defense was unable to slow down a Mastodon team that hit 13 3-point baskets….

Sjerven A Sure Thing During USD’s Six Game Win Streak

New Mexico Transfer Leads Way In 92-47 Victory Over Western Illinois

VERMILLION, S.D.  — There were no problems starting or finishing for the USD women as they blasted Western Illinois 92-49 to pick up their sixth straight win. Five Coyotes were in double figures led by Hannah Sjerven’s 22 point and 13 rebound performance.  It’s the third time the New Mexico transfer, who comes off the South Dakota bench, has scored…

Coyote Women Crush Western Illinois While Men Slump In Second Half

USD Women Win 92-49, Men Fall 65-59

  WOMEN’S RECAP VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota sophomore center Hannah Sjerven recorded her third career double-double, pacing a balanced Coyote attack in South Dakota’s 92-49 win over Western Illinois inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on Saturday afternoon.   The Coyotes (19-3, 7-1 Summit) held the Leathernecks (8-13, 4-4 Summit) below 50 points for the first time this season.   USD…