Colleges – South Dakota

Coyotes Glad to have Umude Back

Coyotes Glad to have Umude Back

VERMILLION, SD… The Coyotes of USD are looking ahead to this winter with plenty of optimism and there’s a good reason why. It looked like they would lose sophomore standout Stanley Umude after last season. But he didn’t transfer after all and now he’s the pre-season Player of the Year in the Summit League. Stanley Umude, USD Junior says:  “I…

Coyotes Bear Down On Missouri State

USD Picks Up Third Straight Victory With 45-10 Road Win

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—South Dakota quarterback Austin Simmons threw four touchdowns while the Coyote defense forced four turnovers in a 45-10 blitzing of Missouri State Saturday at Plaster Stadium.   It was the third win in a row for South Dakota (3-3) which improved to 2-0 in Valley play. It also marked the first win by the road team in six games…

“Fair Pay to Play” Might Be Coming to Minnesota Universities

Minnesota House Representative Nolan West plans to introduce the bill

VERMILLION, SD—You can call it a snow-ball effect. California lawmakers recently passed the “Fair  Pay to Play Act” allowing college athletes there to make money off their likeness, and now more states are aiming to follow suit. Minnesota is one of the states ready to introduce a similar bill. “It’s kind of ridiculous that the people generating the income aren’t…

Winning Means Big Expectations for USD Volleyball Team

Winning Means Big Expectations for USD Volleyball Team

VERMILLION, SD…. Last year’s success has carried over for Leanne Williamson’s USD volleyball team as they have started the season 16-1 after Tuesday night’s sweep at Frost Arena over arch-rival SDSU. The type season they had last year and winning the Summit League title on Denver’s home floor has raised the bar for this team and what they now expect…

Coyotes Sweep Jacks at Frost Arena for 13th Straight Win

Coyotes Sweep Jacks at Frost Arena for 13th Straight Win

USD Recap BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota closed out its three match in five-day stretch with a sweep over in-state rival South Dakota State on Tuesday at Frost Arena. The Coyotes (16-1) remained unbeaten in Summit League play at 5-0 with the 25-16, 25-15, 25-16 victory, the eighth in a row in the series against the Jackrabbits. “This was a…

Bison Edge Coyote Soccer In Fargo

USD Falls 2-1

FARGO, N.D. – Two first-half goals helped North Dakota State defeat South Dakota 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Dacotah Field in Summit League action.   North Dakota State’s Lavin Douglass won a battle with Taylor Kelly in the middle of the scoring third and immediately pushed the ball to the bottom right side of the net in the 11th minute…

Coyotes Win Summit League Tournament Title Rematch At Denver

USD Takes Five Set Classic To Remain Unbeaten In League

DENVER, Colo. – South Dakota showed tremendous resiliency in pulling out a five set Summit League victory over Denver at Hamilton Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon.   The Coyotes, the lone team to beat Denver on its home floor a year ago, turned the tables again early in the Summit League season this year by rallying from a 2-1 set deficit…

D-DAYS: Coyotes Uproot Sycamores

USD Wins Second Straight With 38-0 Victory

VERMILLION, S.D.—Austin Simmons and Kai Henry combined to run for 239 yards and four scores and South Dakota’s defense shut down Indiana State in a 38-0 Dakota Days win Saturday inside the DakotaDome.   It was the fourth straight homecoming win for the Coyotes (2-3, 1-0 MVFC), who have won their Valley opener for the third consecutive season. South Dakota…

Coyotes Edged By UND On The Pitch

Late Goal Fells USD 2-1

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – North Dakota’s Emma Bangert scored her first goal of the season in the 89th minute to hand South Dakota a 2-1 loss on Thursday afternoon at Bronson Field in the Summit League opener for both teams.   The Fighting Hawks’ (7-3-1, 1-0 in Summit) victory snapped a two-match losing streak entering the day, while South Dakota…

You Can Only Choose One: Are You a Jackrabbit or a Coyote?

SDSU and USD Homecomings fall on the same day this year

BROOKINGS, SD— For the first time since 2013, you may have a tough decision to make as Hobo and Dakota Day fall on the same day this year. Hobo Day has been a part of the Jackrabbits’ tradition since 1912 and is usually their most attended game of the season. “The big game is definitely the most packed game of the…

USD Dominates UND For Tenth Straight Victory

Coyotes Are 13-1 After Sweep of Fighting Hawks

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota overcame some first set jitters to post a Summit League sweep over North Dakota on Sunday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes gutted out a 25-23 win in the first set before cruising past the Fighting Hawks 25-13, 25-8 to improve to 13-1 overall and 2-0 in the Summit League.   South…

USD Defeats Oral Roberts In Summit Opener

3-1 Victory Is Coyotes Ninth Straight Win

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota volleyball pulled out a gritty four-set win over Oral Roberts as Summit League play opened Friday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The Coyotes had a .293 hitting proficiency in downing the Golden Eagles 25-21, 25-15, 19-25, 25-19. Sami Slaughter posted a career-high 23 kills to go with a .419 hitting percentage as South Dakota…

USD Soccer Team Gets Big Win Over New Mexico State

USD Soccer Team Gets Big Win Over New Mexico State

VERMILLION, S.D. — A barrage of three first-half goals in four minutes allowed the South Dakota Coyotes to handle the New Mexico State Aggies by a score of 5-2 on Thursday afternoon at First Bank and Trust Soccer Complex. The triumph marks the fourth-straight victory for the Coyotes (5-5).   “It’s really good to finally play a full 90 minutes,”…

Coyotes Defense Carries The Way To Victory At Northern Colorado

Five Sacks Help USD Preserve First Win 14-6

GREELEY, Colo.—South Dakota’s offense mustered two long touchdown drives while the defense limited Northern Colorado to 219 yards of offense in a 14-6 Coyote victory Saturday at Nottingham Field.   South Dakota quarterback Austin Simmons threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Connor Herrmann in the first half and Ben Klett rumbled for a 12-yard score early in the fourth quarter…

Coyotes Win Epic Five Set Match With Iowa

Finish South Dakota Classic A Perfect 3-0

VERMILLION, S.D. – Playing in front of the second-largest crowd for volleyball in Sanford Coyote Sports Center history fueled South Dakota to a big five-set victory over Iowa to close out the South Dakota Classic on Saturday evening. On a night where the 2018 Summit League Tournament championship banner was unveiled, a big crowd of 1,637 provided the energy and…

Eastern Washington Downs Coyotes In Double Overtime

USD Loses 2-1

VERMILLION, S.D.—A golden goal in the second overtime period from Eastern Washington forward Brooke Flores dampened South Dakota’s senior day celebrations on Sunday afternoon at First Bank & Trust Soccer Complex.   The University of South Dakota recognized its six senior women’s soccer players (Makenzie Burmeister, Amanda Carpio, Taylor Kelly, Taryn LaBree, Courtney Stodola, Kellee Willer) on a foggy morning…

Coyotes Bombed Through The Air Again In Stunner Against Houston Baptist

USD Pass Defense Gives Up 513 Yards In 53-52 Loss

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Coyote opponents have found the sky to be quite friendly. For the first time since 2002 the South Dakota football team is 0-3 after suffering a stunning 53-52 loss to Houston Baptist.  The Huskies had lost 19 consecutive games against FCS opponents coming into the Dakota Dome yesterday, yet they didn’t find much resistance from a Coyote…

Coyotes Stunned By Houston Baptist

USD Falls 53-52

VERMILLION, S.D.—In a game with 1,238 yards of total offense, it was a late 2-point conversion by Houston Baptist that gave the Huskies a 53-52 win against South Dakota Saturday inside the DakotaDome.   It was the first meeting between the two teams and Houston Baptist’s first-ever game against a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The Huskies (2-1)…

Coyotes Top UC-Davis & Wyoming On Day One Of South Dakota Classic

Coyote Volleyball Improves To 8-1

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota women’s volleyball made it five straight wins Friday evening inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes battled through some adversity to ultimately put away a tough Wyoming team, winning in four sets, 24-26, 25-14, 25-15, 25-13.   That coupled with a three-set sweep over UC Davis in Friday’s first match pushed South Dakota’s…

Slaughter Glad To Be Back Home at USD

Slaughter Glad To Be Back Home at USD

VERMILLION, SD…Sami Slaughter lives up to her last name on the volleyball court. “She swings really aggressively and that makes our defense, our offense, everything have to work a lot harder. So she’s bringing a lot of competitiveness into practice everyday.” USD Senior Elizabeth Loschen says. It’s what helped her become one of the best prep volleyball players in South…