Colleges – South Dakota

Weber State Defense Suffocates USD

Coyotes Fall In Ogden 27-10

OGDEN, Utah—There would be no 21-point comeback in this one. Weber State’s defense wouldn’t allow it.   The 13th-ranked Wildcats had eight sacks, forced three turnovers and returned one for a touchdown in handing 24th-ranked South Dakota a 27-10 defeat Saturday at Stewart Stadium.   It marked the first time in two-plus seasons under head coach Bob Nielson that the…

Coyote Defense Looks For Big Effort At Weber State

22nd Ranked Coyotes At 11th Ranked Wildcats Saturday

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  One of the biggest early games in the FCS could have big postseason implications later in the season as the 22nd ranked Coyotes visit 11th ranked Weber State. The last time these two met in 2016 it was one for the ages at the Dakota Dome when USD rallied from 21 down to win 52-49 in double…

Coyote Hoops To Play At Pentagon Next Season

Women To Face Wichita State, Men Omaha

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota athletic department and the Sanford Pentagon have announced that the Coyotes will play a regular season women’s basketball game and a Summit League men’s basketball game at the Sanford Pentagon during the 2018-19 season.   The USD women will face Wichita State in nonconference action at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21. The South…

GRIDIRON GREATNESS-Week 3 (9-9-18)

Best Sights, Sounds & Moments From The Week In Prep & College Football!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  New faces became stars on the gridiron during the third week of prep and college football.  Look back at the best sights, sounds and moments with our third installment of Gridiron Greatness! Categories: College Sports, Colleges – Augustana, Colleges – Northern State, Colleges – South Dakota, Colleges – South Dakota State, Colleges – University of Sioux…

Coyotes Crush Green Bay

USD Soccer wins 4-1

VERMILLION, S.D. – Tiannah Moore had the first multi-goal game of her career as the South Dakota women’s soccer team dominated in a 4-1 victory over Green Bay Sunday afternoon at First Bank & Trust Soccer Complex.   Moore, a freshman from Lincoln, Nebraska, had the final two goals for the Coyotes who improve to 3-2-2 on the season. Green…

Pair of Jackrabbits & Coyotes Each Win MVFC Weekly Honors

Simmons & Johnson Share Offensive Players of the Week

Co-Offensive Player of the Week WR Cade Johnson, South Dakota State 5-10, 180, So., Papillion, Neb. (Bellevue West High) Johnson tied a Jackrabbit single-game school record with four touchdown receptions while also setting career bests of nine receptions and 138 receiving yards in South Dakota State’s 45-14 season-opening home win over Montana State on Sept. 8. Johnson scored each of…

Simmons Stars In South Dakota’s Season Opening Win

Third Best Passing Game In USD History Leads To 43-28 Win Over Northern Colorado

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Austin Simmons showed that he was more than capable of filling Chris Streveler’s big shoes. Against Northern Colorado the junior quarterback had the third best passing game in Coyote history, throwing for 462 yards and four touchdowns.  Simmons also ran for 80 yards and a score to lead the 23rd ranked Yotes to a 43-28 win, looking much…

Simmons & South Dakota Bear Down On Northern Colorado

Coyotes Pick Up First Win 43-28

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota quarterback Austin Simmons passed for a career-high 462 yards – the third-highest total in program history – and accounted for five touchdowns in leading the 23rd-ranked Coyotes to a 43-28 win against Northern Colorado Saturday inside the DakotaDome.   It was the 16th consecutive home-opening victory for South Dakota (1-1), which improved to 35-5 in season openers…

SDSU & USD Ready For Home Openers

Coyotes Get Northern Colorado At 2, Jacks Get Montana State At 6

BROOKINGS & VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Along with the Dakota Bowl, college football takes center stage tomorrow with both State and U playing their home openers. The Coyotes start things at 2 o’clock against old NCC rival Northern Colorado.  USD had an impressive start to the season last week, nearly beating FBS Kansas State before falling 27-24, and breaking into the…

Coyotes Break Into FCS Top 25

Alex Gray Wins Valley Defensive Player of the Week

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Despite coming off an FCS playoff berth and the best season in their Division One era, most outside of Vermillion seemed to expect the Coyote football team was bound for a setback after losing record setting quarterback Chris Streveler, picking USD to finish sixth in the Missouri Valley and not ranking them in the Top 25. Respect…

GRIDIRON GREATNESS-Week 2 (9-2-18)

Best Sights, Sounds & Moments From Week Three Of The Prep & College Football Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The first full weekend of prep and college football gave us a full plate for this week’s installment of Gridiron Greatness!  Click on the video viewer for the best sights, sounds and moments from the second week of the local football season! Categories: College Sports, Colleges – Dakota State, Colleges – South Dakota, Colleges – University…

Coyotes Top Northern Colorado On The Pitch

USD Soccer Wins 2-1

VERMILLION, S.D. – Sophomore Abby Ostrem scored the game-winning goal for the South Dakota women’s soccer team as the Coyotes topped Northern Colorado 2-1 Sunday afternoon at First Bank & Trust Soccer Complex.   The win is the second straight for the Coyotes, who are also unbeaten in their last four games with a 2-1-2 overall record. Northern Colorado falls…

Big Fourth Quarter By Kansas State Halts USD’s Upset Bid

Coyotes Fall 27-24

MANHATTAN, Kan.—South Dakota led Kansas State 24-12 entering the fourth quarter, and had a 51-yard field goal try in the final seconds fall short in a highly-entertaining 27-24 KSU win before a sellout crowd of more than 50,000 Saturday night at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.   It was a rematch of the 2015 season opener when Kansas State won 34-0,…

Coyotes Follow Big Cal Win With Victory Over Northern Colorado

USD Sweeps Home Tournament

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The first ever home volleyball tournament at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center will be tough to top. After a 3-0 win over Northeastern on Friday afternoon, the Coyotes came back in the evening with one of the biggest wins in program history, defeating the University of California 3-1.  It is the third victory ever for USD over…

Coyotes Seek Third Win Against FBS Foe

Open At Kansas State Tomorrow

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The South Dakota Coyotes have a Big 12 opener as they head to Kansas State.  USD is seeking their third win over an FBS program since jumping to FCS after winning at Bowling Green last year and at Minnesota in 2010.  Kickoff tomorrow in Manhattan, Kansas is scheduled for 6 PM. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South…

Coyotes Eager For Another Clash With Wildcats

USD Opening At Kansas State For Second Time In Four Years

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  It’s game week for the South Dakota football team as they prepare to face the Big 12’s Kansas State Wildcats (8-5 in 2017). It’s actually the second time in four years these two have hooked up to open the season.  Back in Joe Glenn’s final season in 2015 the Yotes had a forgettable 34-0 loss to the…

Coyotes Get First Win Of Michael Thomas Era

USD Soccer Defeats Chicago State 3-0

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota women’s soccer head coach Michael Thomas picked up his first victory at South Dakota behind a pair of goals from Kellee Willer in a 3-0 triumph over Chicago State Sunday at First Bank & Trust Soccer Complex.   Thomas, in his first year with the program, has now guided the Coyotes to a 1-1-2 overall…

Coyotes Will Have Different Look in 2018

Coyotes Will Have Different Look in 2018

VERMILLION, SD… The Coyotes of USD start their 2018 volleyball season Friday in a tournament in Milwaukee. Having graduated 4-year star Brittany Jessen this team will have a new look says Leanne Williamson. They will be young, but should make plenty of improvement during the season, just like they have already in the first 2 weeks of camp. Categories: College…

Simmons Takes Over at QB for USD

Simmons Takes Over at QB for USD

VERMILLION, SD… The USD football program is coming off one of it’s best season’s to date. One year removed from an FCS playoff victory, now they’re attacking this season with a new leader at quarterback. Austin Simmons, USD Quarterback:”Yeah it’s pretty exciting. It’s been a while in the making, so definitely looking to take advantage of it, and seize the…

USD’s Top RB Michael Fredrick Moving to CB

VERMILLION, S.D. — The University of South Dakota has to replace their star QB in Chris Streveler, but Coach Nielson is also moving players from one side of the football to the other. Running back Michael Fredrick was the Coyote’s 2nd leading rusher last season only behind Streveler. Fredrick finished as the eighth-leading rusher in the Missouri Valley and lead…