Colleges – South Dakota

Coyotes Crush NAIA College Of Saint Mary

USD Women Win 112-52

VERMILLION, S.D.—Six Coyotes reached double figures in South Dakota’s 112-52 rout of College Saint Mary on Sunday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   “It was good to see us get off to a good start today on both ends of the court,” said USD head coach Dawn Plitzuweit. “It was really good to see us both share and take…

COMEBACK COYOTES! USD Rallies Past Denver To Claim Summit League Title & NCAA Tournament Bid

USD Beats Host Denver 3-2 In Summit League Tournament Championship Match

Denver, Colo. –South Dakota captured its first Summit League Volleyball Championship on Sunday, defeating Denver (27-25, 24-26, 19-25, 25-21, 15-6) in the title match at Hamilton Gymnasium. The Coyotes will be making their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and clinched their first automatic berth as a Summit League member.   Who Stood Out South Dakota was led by Tournament MVP Taylor…

Coyotes Beat Bison To Advance To Summit Volleyball Championship

3-1 Win Sets Up Championship Date With Denver

Denver, Colo. –No. 2 South Dakota beat No. 6 North Dakota State (25-11, 21-25, 25-11, 25-23) in the second semifinal match of Saturday’s competitions. The Coyotes secured the final spot in the championship match scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. MT. USD will match up against No. 1 Denver to see who will be crowned the champion.  …

JACKRABBIT STATE: SDSU Jumps On USD For 10th Straight Win In Series

Jackrabbits Lock Up Playoff Bye With 49-27 Win Over Coyotes

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Fifth-ranked South Dakota State stormed out to a 28-7 first-quarter lead and ran its way to a 49-27 victory over the University of South Dakota behind three long touchdowns from Pierre Strong, Jr. Saturday afternoon at a wintry Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. In winning the South Dakota Showdown Series matchup for the seventh consecutive time and extending…

Coyotes Lose at Drake in Women’s Hoops

Coyotes Lose at Drake in Women's Hoops

DES MOINES, Iowa—Drake shot 52.8 percent from the floor and knocked down 10 3-pointers to defeat South Dakota 76-64 in its home opener Thursday night in front of 5,511 fans inside the Knapp Center. The game was a battle between two of the nation’s top mid-majors. Drake (3-0) is the Missouri Valley Conference defending champion with the Bulldogs running through…

Red-hot Shooting Leads Coyotes Past Northern Arizona

Red-hot Shooting Leads Coyotes Past Northern Arizona

VERMILLION, S.D. – A pair of career-high performances pushed the South Dakota men’s basketball team to a 90-74 victory over Northern Arizona Monday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. South Dakota improves to 2-0 for the third-straight season as Northern Arizona falls to 1-1 on the year. “It’s great to get a win against Northern Arizona,” head coach Todd…


Season Finale Of The Weekly Prep & College Football Highlight Video

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For nearly three months we’ve brought you the best sights, sounds and moments from each week of the college and prep football season.  And now that South Dakota’s high school season has come to a close, it’s time to ring the bell one last time for our champions in the season finale of Gridiron Greatness.  Click…

Coyote Women Crush Incarnate Word In Home Opener

USD Is 2-0 After Picking Up 96-43 Win

VERMILLION, S.D.—Four Coyotes scored in double figures as South Dakota handled Incarnate Word with a 96-43 home opening victory on Sunday in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   “Today was a fun day for Coyote fans!” said USD head coach Dawn Plitzuweit. “The first-ever volleyball and basketball double-header with both teams playing well in front of our fans was an…

Coyotes End Regular Season With Sweep Of NDSU

USD Will Be #2 Seed In Summit League Tournament

VERMILLION, S.D. – A balanced offensive attack ushered South Dakota to yet another Summit League volleyball sweep on Sunday afternoon inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes, registering their eighth sweep in the last nine matches, had four players with eight or more kills in the regular season finale, a 25-18, 25-18, 25-17 victory over North Dakota State….

Wins Set Table For South Dakota Showdown

Jacks And Coyotes Head Into Showdown With Momentum

VERMILLION, S.D. & CARBONDALE, IL  —  The table is set for the South Dakota Showdown with both State and U going into next week’s 2 PM meeting at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium on a winning note. The Jackrabbit offense continued rolling yesterday at Southern Illinois, piling up 656 yards of total offense in a 57-38 win at Southern Illinois.  USD…

Coyotes Snap Skid By Stunning Western Illinois

USD Beats Bob Nielson's Former Team 17-12

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota’s defense kept Western Illinois out of the end zone while the offense got just enough to get past the Leathernecks 17-12 on senior day Saturday inside the DakotaDome.   Coyote quarterback Austin Simmons passed for 220 yards and a touchdown while Kai Henry added 70 yards and a score on the ground. USD also welcomed back speedy…

Coyotes Beat UND Behind Wilson’s Big Night

Coyotes Beat UND Behind Wilson's Big Night

VERMILLION, S.D. – Taylor Wilson had the hot hand on Friday evening inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center as South Dakota posted a Summit League volleyball sweep over North Dakota, 25-23, 25-16, 25-20. Wilson, a senior, posted a career-high in a three-set match with 18 kills to go with a .467 hitting percentage as the Coyotes overcame a slow start…

Burch-Manning, Simpson Lead USD Past York

Burch-Manning, Simpson Lead USD Past York

VERMILLION, S.D. – The Todd Lee era for the South Dakota men’s basketball team opened with an 83-58 victory over York College Wednesday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Junior Triston Simpson led the way with a career-high 23 points as senior Trey Burch-Manning totaled 22 points and eight rebounds. The Coyotes, who won their opening game for the…


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

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The South Dakota State Championships are set while teams in Iowa and Minnesota are one step closer to their title dreams after a wild week of playoff action. We look back at the best sights, sounds and moments from prep and college football in tonight’s edition of Gridiron Greatness! Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota,…

USD Moves Into 2nd Place In Summit With Sweep At Omaha

Wrap Up Regular Season Next Week

OMAHA, NE – South Dakota overcame a slow start and posted a Summit League sweep over Omaha Sunday afternoon at Baxter Arena, 25-23, 25-20, 25-16.   The victory moves the Coyotes into sole possession of second place in the Summit League at 11-3 with only home matches remaining against North Dakota on Friday and North Dakota State on Sunday (Nov….

Coyotes Fall In Triple Overtime At Indiana State

51-48 Loss Is USD's 4th Straight Defeat

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.—Indiana State quarterback Ryan Boyle accounted for seven touchdowns including a game-winning, 3-yard throwback pass to Dante Hendrix in triple overtime to beat South Dakota 51-48 Saturday at Memorial Stadium.   It is the third consecutive win for the Sycamores (5-4, 3-3 MVFC), a team that finished 0-11 a year ago, but could reach the playoffs with victories…

Big Day For USD at Summit League Cross Country Championships

Big Day For USD at Summit League Cross Country Championships

OMAHA, Neb.—South Dakota women’s cross country extended its streak of league titles to five and senior Eldon Warner captured the individual men’s title at the Summit League Championships on Saturday at the Miracle Hill Golf Course. Warner becomes the first Coyote, men or women, to capture an individual Summit League cross country title. He completed the 8,000-meter course in 24…

Coyotes Sweep At Fort Wayne

USD Volleyball Improves To 10-2 In Summit League

FORT WAYNE, Indiana – South Dakota kept its momentum going on Sunday registering its fifth-straight Summit League sweep, this time over Purdue Fort Wayne inside Gates Sports Center, 26-24, 25-16, 25-22.   Taylor Wilson provided 15 kills and a .367 hitting percentage while Hayley Dotseth recorded 13 kills and 11 digs as the Coyotes moved to 16-8 overall and 10-2…

Coyotes Close Season Out With Win Over North Dakota

USD Falls Short Of Summit League Tournament Despite 1-0 Win

VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota soccer team ended its season with a 1-0 victory over North Dakota Sunday afternoon at First Bank & Trust Soccer Complex.   The Coyotes entered the day with a chance to qualify for the Summit League Tournament but fell one point short after Omaha defeated Western Illinois 2-1.   South Dakota concludes its season…

Coyotes FCS Playoff Hopes All But Gone After Loss To NDSU

USD Has Lost Three Straight

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  It doesn’t look like there will be a postseason for the South Dakota football team after the Coyotes were blown out by North Dakota State 59-14 yesterday. The Coyotes worst loss in the Dakota Dome since 2015 is their third straight loss and drops them to 3-5 overall which more than likely will be too many losses…