Colleges – South Dakota

Streveler Hits First CFL Snag In Loss To Hamilton

USD Alum Struggles In Second Loss

HAMILTON, ONTARIO  —  Chris Streveler was bound to hit a snag in his CFL rookie season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. After two impressive outings to begin his career, that snag was named the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Though he didn’t throw any interceptions and did run for one of the Blue Bombers only touchdowns, Streveler was shut down by Hamilton’s…

Streveler & Winnipeg Stall In Hamilton

USD Alum Suffers Second Loss In CFL, Falling To Tiger Cats 31-17

HAMILTON, ONTARIO   —  Though he didn’t make any major mistakes, USD alum Chris Streveler had his toughest game in the CFL on Friday night in Hamilton, as his Blue Bombers fell to 1-2 with a 31-17 loss. Streveler went 17-30 passing for 146 yards.  Though he didn’t through any interceptions, the passing game was mostly stalled by an effective Hamilton…

Streveler’s Play Could Have Quarterback Controversy Brewing In Winnipeg

USD Alum Turning Heads In CFL

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  —  LeBron James is about the only guy getting more airtime on ESPN these days than former Coyote quarterback Chris Streveler.  For the third straight week Streveler will start under center on the Worldwide Leader for the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers as they visit Hamilton. The question is how much longer will Streveler be the man under center?…

USD’s Chris Nilsen 2nd At USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Sioux City's Shelby Houlihan Wins 1500M

DES MOINES, IA  —  Several weeks after proving he was the best college pole vaulter in the country, South Dakota Sophomore Chris Nilsen backed it up against the rest of the competition the United States had to offer. Nilsen finished second in the pole vault at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines on Saturday afternoon, clearing…

Streveler’s Big Game Leads Winnipeg To Blowout Win At Montreal

USD Alum Wins First CFL Game

MONTREAL, QUEBEC  —  In his CFL debut last week with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, USD alum Chris Streveler did everything except pick up a victory. He took care of that emphatically in his second start on Friday night in Montreal. Streveler went 22-28 for 246 yards and three touchdown (to no interceptions) while running 10 times for 98 yards and…

Coyotes Sending Four To USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Chris Nilsen Wins 8th Summit League Athlete of the Month Honor

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Several current and former members of the USD track and field team are competing there this weekend at the United States Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Most notable will be the first competitor tomorrow, pole vaulter Chris Nilsen, who today won Summit League Athlete of the Month for May and June, his 8th such award.  He won…

Comeback Falls Short In Streveler’s CFL Debut With Winnipeg

USD Alum Throws Three Touchdowns In 33-30 Loss

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  —  On a night where lightning caused several delays, Chris Streveler almost led an electric comeback in his CFL debut for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Down 17-7 Streveler, who was the first rookie to start a season opener since 1994, helped Winnipeg rally to take the lead before ultimately falling to Edmonton 33-30 on Thursday night in Winnipeg….

Streveler Takes Hold Of Opportunity In Winnipeg

USD Alum Starting Season Opener

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  —  Chris Streveler’s first impression at South Dakota led to him winning the starting quarterback job and becoming one of the greatest players in program history. He’s hoping for the same kind of success when he begins his CFL career, and becomes the first rookie quarterback to start an opening game since 1994, for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers…

USD’s Nilsen A Semifinalist For Bowerman Trophy

Finalists Announced Next Week

NEW ORLEANS, LA—South Dakota sophomore Chris Nilsen has been named a semifinalist for The Bowerman as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Thursday. The Bowerman, dubbed the Heisman of collegiate track and field, is presented annually to the most outstanding male and female in the nation. The award debuted in 2009 and winners are…

SOUND: Streveler to Start in Season Opener for Blue Bombers

WINNIPEG, CAN. Chris Streveler gave plenty of life to the USD Coyotes last year. Now after going undrafted in the NFL he’s hoping to bring life to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Streveler was fighting for the starting position with the CFL powerhouse after their regular starting QB Matt Nichols got injured. In the preseason finale Streveler started off rocky with…

Streveler Wraps Up Preseason For Winnipeg

Hopes To Earn Starting Quarterback Job For CFL Blue Bombers

VANCOUVER, B.C.  —  Chris Streveler had plenty of great moments last year in the Dakota Dome for USD, and this year he’s hoping to have some more with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Streveler is fighting for the starting quarterback job with the CFL powerhouse after their regular starting quarterback went down with an injury.  In the preseason finale last night…

USD’s Zack Anderson Earns All-American Honors At NCAA Track & Field Meet

Parker Native Finishes 13th In High Jump

EUGENE, Ore.–South Dakota sophomore Zack Anderson tied for 13th in the high jump to earn second-team All-America honors on Friday at the NCAA Championships inside Historic Hayward Field.   A consistent rain throughout the afternoon made for puddles on the track, slick take-off zones and a slippery discus ring. A clutch first-attempt make at the opening bar was the deciding…

Helen Falda Finishes 9th at NCAA Pole Vault

Helen Falda Finishes 9th at NCAA Pole Vault

EUGENE, Ore.–South Dakota sophomore Helen Falda garnered second team All-America honors in the pole vault on Thursday at the NCAA Championships inside Historic Hayward Field. Falda vaulted over a season best of 14 feet, 1 ¼ inches, for ninth place and second team All-America. The sophomore has three All-America honors in her career, including two as a Coyote. She placed…

USD’s Chris Nilsen is a National Champion

USD's Chris Nilsen is a National Champion

EUGENE, Ore.–South Dakota sophomore Chris Nilsen broke the NCAA Championships pole vault meet record after clearing 19 feet, 1 ½ inches, for the second NCAA title of his career. Nilsen’s title brings South Dakota’s total NCAA Championships to three since the move to NCAA Division I in 2011. The Coyotes also boast 17 All-America accolades in the pole vault during…

Nilsen Wants to Jump 19 Feet at NCAA Championships

Nilsen Wants to Jump 19 Feet at NCAA Championships

EUGENE, OR… USD sophomore Chris Nilsen goes after the outdoor pole vault championship in Eugene, OR Wednesday night. He’s already had a sensational spring including his 19′ 2-3/4″ jump at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays. And he takes plenty of confidence with him to the NCAA Championships. Nilsen doesn’t think about winning, he’d just like to clear 19 feet again….

USD’s Chris Nilsen Named Midwest Athlete of the Year

NEW ORLEANS—South Dakota sophomore Chris Nilsen has been named the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association’s (USTFCCCA) Midwest Field Athlete of the Year, announced Friday. Nilsen earns the USTFCCCA’s Midwest honor for the third time of his career, earning it indoors this season and outdoors a year ago. A pole vaulter out of Kansas City, Mo., Nilsen enters the…

USD Sends Six & SDSU Sends One To NCAA Track & Field Championships

Qualifier Over The Weekend In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA  —  The South Dakota Track & field progra will be sending a Division One record six competitors to the NCAA National Championships in Eugene Oregon June sixth through the ninth. At the West Preliminary in Sacramento, sophomore and Parker native Zack Anderson qualified for the high jump with a leap of 7 feet and one inches. Also qualifying…

Nilsen’s coach knew this would happen

Nilsen's coach knew this would happen

VERMILLION, SD… The USD track team is in Sacramento, CA for the West Prelims hoping to qualify as many of their 18 athletes for Eugene, OR as possible. One of those will almost certainly be sophomore pole vaulter Chris Nilsen who’s had an amazing spring with a personal best of just under 19′ 3″. While Chris was excited by the…

Ashley Thompson’s courageous finish helps USD

Ashley Thompson's courageous finish helps USD

VERMILLION, SD… The USD track and field team starts competition Thursday in Sacramento in the West prelims with 18 athletes in 21 events. One of those is senior Ashley Thompson who will compete in the triple jump Saturday. It’s a pretty amazing recovery from her hamstring injury during the 400 M hurdles finals in the Summit League championships in Tulsa….