Colleges – South Dakota

Coyotes Can’t Break Through In Loss To Utah State

USD Soccer Drops First Match Of The Season 1-0

VERMILLION, S.D.— The South Dakota Coyotes women’s soccer team was defeated by the Utah State Aggies by a score of 1-0 Sunday afternoon from First Bank and Trust Soccer Complex, dipping USD’s opening weekend mark to 1-1.   “Utah State is a good team,” South Dakota head coach Michael Thomas said. “I thought we played some of our best soccer…

Coyotes & Griz Opener Key To Both Teams Playoff Hopes

USD Hosts Montana Next Saturday At 1 PM

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  A week from today the University of South Dakota kicks off the 2019 season looking to return to the playoffs for the first time since Chris Streveler’s 2017 senior year. And as unlikely as it sounds, those playoff hopes may hinge on winning the season opener against Montana. Once the premier program in the FCS, Montana has…

Streveler’s Legs Help Winnipeg Run Past Edmonton In USD Alum’s First Start

Former Coyote Helps Blue Bombers Improve To 8-2

EDMONTON, ALBERTA  — Former Coyote Chris Streveler made the most of his first start of the season for Winnipeg in relief of injured Matt Nichols at Edmonton last night, helping the Blue Bombers improve to 8-2 with a 34-28 victory. Streveler did his best work running the ball, leading Winnipeg with 14 carries for 95 yards, including a six-yard touchdown…

Coyotes Start Fast En Route To Lid Lifting Win Over Idaho State

USD Women's Soccer Wins 2-0

VERMILLION, S.D.— The South Dakota Coyotes women’s soccer program started the 2019 campaign with a 2-0 victory over the Idaho State Bengals on Friday afternoon at First Bank and Trust Soccer Complex.   “With only one exhibition game, it’s rewarding to come out and see what the team has worked for,” South Dakota head coach Michael Thomas said.   Just…

Harrisburg Alum Slaughter Joins Confident Coyote Volleyball Team

USD Coming Off First NCAA Tournament Appearance & Summit League Tournament Championship

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The Coyote volleyball team finally broke the Denver block to win a Summit League Tournament Championship and make their first ever appearance in the NCAA Division One Tournament appearance. Now expectations are even higher as a familiar new face helps them reload. It was media day for the Coyotes down in Vermillion today followed by a practice. …

2019 KDLT Sports Gridiron Preview

Get Ready For Kickoff As We Preview The 2019 College & Prep Football Season!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Football is back and the KDLT Sports team is here to get you ready for kickoff with the 2019 Gridiron Preview!  We’re giving you features, analysis and insight on all our area college and prep teams that will get you set for another great year on the gridiron!  Click on the video viewers below to see…

Confident Austin Simmons In Command Of Coyotes

Senior Enters Second Season As Starting Quarterback

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The University of South Dakota kicks off year two with Austin Simmons under center two weeks from today when they host Montana. He certainly had big shoes to fill this time last year replacing Walter Payton Award runner up Chris Streveler and, for the most part, Simmons up to the task.  Austin threw for more than 3100…

USD Alum Chris Streveler To Start In Winnipeg After Injury To Matt Nichols

Started Four Games For Winnipeg Last Year

WINNIPEG, CANADA  —   As his former South Dakota Coyote team prepares to begin their second season without him, Chris Streveler is preparing to fill some big shoes in the CFL over the next couple of weeks with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Winnipeg starter Matt Nichols suffered a shoulder injury in this week’s game and will be out for what likely…

After Nearly Becoming Teammates Overseas Former Rivals Mooney & Daum Chase Pro Dreams

USD Alum Staying Stateside, SDSU Alum Going Abroad

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  It’s probably hard for the hardcore Jackrabbit and Coyote fans to imagine this-former rivals Matt Mooney and Mike Daum very nearly became professional teammates. As we showed you last night, Mooney is in town this week holding a hoops camp.  He and Daum have been talking more with each other as they’ve each pursued their professional…

Mooney Hopes to Make NBA in Memphis

Mooney Hopes to Make NBA in Memphis

SIOUX FALLS, SD….Matt Mooney wants kids to keep it simple. “The main thing is don’t work on all those crazy moves and stuff like that. In my redshirt year at South Dakota with Coach Hansen I worked on simple things. Just spot up shooting, shooting off one dribble, shooting off the move, working on my ball handling.” Mooney says. Which…

Greenfield Gets Defensive for USD

Greenfield Gets Defensive for USD

VERMILLION, SD…Since the day Darin Greenfield’s grandfather introduced him to the game of football…. “I don’t ever want to be the guy that’s like stuck up, won’t talk to anybody. I want to be the guy that’s out here having fun because, if you come out to practice and you have just a crappy mentality, you’re just trying to get…

New Year, New Defenses in Brookings & Vermillion

BROOKINGS, SD— For both USD and SDSU there are going to be some changes on the defensive side of the football field this season. Both teams will have new signal callers. In January hired Travis Johansen from Grand View as their new defensive coordinator, and for SDSU Jimmy Rogers and Brian Bergstrom will share the defensive coordinator duties for the Jackrabbits….

Coyotes Believe Depth Will Be Key This Season

USD is returning 12 seniors from last year

VERMILLION, SD— With a little more than three weeks till their first game, the USD football team met the media today in Vermillion. Though the Coyotes only have 12 seniors, they do have several returning starters like quarterback Austin Simmons and All-American defensive end Darrin Greenfield. In his fourth year, Bob Nielson is confident in the newcomers and believes they’ve…

New Coaches & New Attitude For Coyote Defense

USD Shakes Up Defensive Coaching Staff Entering 2019

Though the Coyote football team has had a high powered offense capable of matching most anyone in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, it’s not lost on them that the team winning the conference every year, North Dakota State, is doing it with dominant defense. Something the Coyote defense was anything but last year. USD gave up the third most yards…

USD Opens Fall Football Camp

Coyotes Kick Off 2019 In Four Weeks

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The fourth year of the Bob Nielson era at the University of South Dakota officially began this afternoon with the Coyotes eying a return to the FCS Playoffs.  USD opened their fall football camp with practice on a rainy afternoon in Vermillion just four weeks away from their season opener on August 31st at the Dakota Dome…

Rozeboom and Greenfield Named to Buchanon Watch List

Rozeboom and Greenfield Named to Buchanon Watch List

CHICAGO — South Dakota State University linebacker Christian Rozeboom is one of 25 players under consideration for the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award. The initial watch list for the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision was announced Thursday. A senior from Sioux Center, Iowa, Rozeboom has been named to the all-Missouri Valley Football Conference First Team each of…

Dakota Wesleyan’s National Champion Kamber Lamer Transferring To USD

Tri-Valley Alum Will Compete In 2020 Outdoor Season

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  After winning a pair of NAIA National Championships at Dakota Wesleyan, Tri-Valley alum Kamber Lamer will try to do it at the Division One Level. The announcement coming today via USD’s that she will transfer in as a graduate student and is eligible to compete in the 2020 outdoor track season.  Lamer won the NAIA Heptathlon indoor…

USD’s Chris Nilsen Eyes This Weekend’s USA National Track & Field Championships

Competes Saturday in Des Moines at 2 PM

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  It’s going to be a big weekend for South Dakota track star Chris Nilsen as he heads to the United States National Track & Field Meet in Des Moines to compete in the pole vault. After finishing third in 2017 and runner up last year, Nilsen goes into this year’s meet with plenty of momentum.  Less than…

Coyote Men to Host Northern Colorado at Pentagon

Coyote Men to Host Northern Colorado at Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota athletic department and the Sanford Pentagon have announced that the South Dakota men’s basketball team will face Northern Colorado at the Sanford Pentagon on Dec. 20. Tip-off with UNC will be at 7 p.m. The contest will be part of the South Dakota basketball season ticket package while single-game tickets will go on…

Wieneke & Streveler Score Again In CFL Action

Touchdown run for USD alum & TD Catch for former Jackrabbit

MONTREAL & WINNIPEG, CANADA  —  It’s practically becoming a weekly segment to see former Coyote Chris Streveler and former Jackrabbit Jake Wieneke succeeding in the Canadian Football League.  That’s because each team has found a specialized niche for the former Rushmore State college stars. With his running ability, Streveler has become a Kordell Stewart-like Slash option off the bench.  Last…