Colleges – University of Sioux Falls

Jacks Swept At Oral Roberts

6-Run Sixth Inning Dooms SDSU In 6-2 Loss

TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning and went on to defeat South Dakota State, 6-2, Sunday afternoon in the finale of a Summit League baseball series at J.L. Johnson Stadium. In securing a sweep of the three-game set, ORU improved to 16-7 overall and 6-0 in league play. The Jackrabbits dropped…

Sunday Split For Sioux Falls & Crookston

Coo Win 6-1 Before Being Shutout 2-0 In Game Two

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Zak Wallner pitched a four-hitter in a 6-1 victory as the University of Sioux Falls Baseball Team (6-11, 4-4 NSIC) split a doubleheader with Minnesota Crookston (9-11, 3-5 NSIC) for the second straight day at the Birdcage (Sioux Falls Stadium). After picking up a win in game one, USF fell to the Golden Eagles, 2-0, in…

Coo & Crookston Split Doubleheader

USF Wins First Home Game At Birdcage

SIOUX FALLS – The University of Sioux Falls Baseball Team recorded its third straight walk off win in game 1, 4-3, before falling in game two, 9-4, to Minnesota Crookston in NSIC play at the Birdcage (Sioux Falls Stadium) on Saturday. The games were the first played by the Cougars at the Birdcage, USF’s new home field. A week ago,…

St. Cloud State Sweeps Wild Doubleheader At Sioux Falls

Coo Shutout 6-0 In Opener Before Dropping Slugfest Finale 15-13

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  A doubleheader that had to be moved to arch rival Augustana’s home field made things crazy enough for the University of Sioux Falls baseball team. Then the Cougars actually played the games against St. Cloud State. After getting shut down 6-0 by St. Cloud State in the first game of their Sunday evening doubleheader at Ronken…

Greenman Helps Crandall & USF Complete Pole Vault National Title Sweep

Scott Greenman Wins National Title Less Than 24 Hours After Courtney Crandall's Championship

BIRMINGHAM, AL —  For the fifth time in 48 hours, another college athlete from South Dakota has claimed a national championship. The University of Sioux Falls’ Scott Greenman cleared 17 feet, 6.5 inches  on his final attempt to win the NCAA Division Two Pole Vault Championship at the national indoor meet in Birmingham on Saturday afternoon. The title gives USF the…

USF’s Courtney Crandall Wins D2 National Pole Vault Title

Third Cougar To Win National Title

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – One of the most special seasons in University of Sioux Falls Track & Field culminated in their third individual national championship as Courtney Crandall cruised to the women’s pole vault national title on Friday at the NCAA Championships. On top of winning the title, Crandall broke the NCAA Championship meet record while tying her own USF record….

Knecht Leaves Lasting Impression At USF

Sam Knechtl leaves lasting impression at USF on and off the court

For a player who wants to take the big shots in pressure moments, Sam Knecht couldn’t have a better name. “That’s always exciting when your number is called to kind of be one of the key scorers for the team. It’s a lot of pressure, big job!” Sam says. And more often then not she did connect. “Inside she’s almost…

Northern Women Edge USF For NSIC Title

Wolves win NSIC title with another big comeback led by MVP Conrad

Sioux Falls, S.D. – In a back and forth defensive battle, the Northern State University women’s basketball team sealed a 55-52 victory in the NSIC Finals over reigning champions, the Sioux Falls Cougars. The title marks the second in three years for the Wolves who now qualify for the Central Region Tournament for the fourth-straight season. Jill Conrad was named…

NSIC TOURNAMENT-USF Women Return To Championship With Win Over Wayne

Cougars To Face Northern In Title Tilt After 58-49 Semifinal Win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With stifling defense and a stellar game from senior center Sam Knecht, University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball battled to a 58-49 victory over Wayne State in the semifinals of the NSIC/Sanford Health Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Cougars improve to 22-7 on the season and will face the winner of Northern State and Winona State in…

NSIC TOURNAMENT: SMSU Pulls Away From Sioux Falls

Mustangs Move Into Semifinals With 79-68 Victory

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Ryan Bruggeman scored a career-high 34 points—becoming the first Southwest Minnesota State player to score 30 points in a game since 2004—to help lead the Mustangs to a 79-68 victory over the University of Sioux Falls in the quarterfinals of NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament at the Sanford Pentagon on Sunday night.   Bruggeman connected on 10 of…

NSIC TOURNAMENT: Sioux Falls Upends Top Seed Moorhead

Defending Women's Tournament Champs Win 54-45

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -– The University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball Team (21-7) played the role of defending league tournament champion to a tee by using shutdown defense and another double from all-league center Sam Knecht to upset #1 seed MSU Moorhead, 54-45 on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the NSIC Sanford Health Women’s Basketball Tournament.   With the victory,…

Defense Keys USF’s Win In Playoffs

USF women advance in NSIC post season tournament after beating St. Cloud

SIOUX FALLS – With strong performances from their two seniors and a stout defensive effort, University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball defeated St. Cloud State, 65-51, in the first round of the NSIC/Sanford Health Women’s Basketball Tournament on Wednesday night. The Cougars (20-7) advance to the quarterfinals where they will face top-seeded MSU Moorhead on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 12…

2017 NSIC Men’s Basketball Tournament

Four Local Teams Competing To Reach The Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The bracket for the 2017 NSIC Men’s Basketball Tournament is out and three of the four local teams will be at home in the opening round. Southwest Minnesota State (22-5, 17-5) is the Southern Division Champion and will host Northern eight seed Minnesota-Duluth (4-24, 3-19) on Wednesday at 7 PM. Northern State (21-7, 17-5) is the…

2017 NSIC Women’s Basketball Tournament

Four Local Teams Competing To Make It To The Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The bracket for the 2017 NSIC Women’s Basketball Tournament are out and three of our four local teams will be hosting games on campus in the first round. NSIC South Division Champion Augustana (22-7, 17-5) is the top seed in the South and will host Northern 8th seed Minot State (4-24, 2-20) on Wednesday at 6…

Wayne State Spoils Sioux Falls Senior Night

Wildcats Sweep Basketball Doubleheader

WOMEN SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  Despite a double double of 22 points and 12 rebounds from Sam Knecht, the University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball Team (18-6, 14-6 NSIC) dropped a 67-57 decision to Wayne State on Senior Day at the Stewart Center. Prior to the game, USF recognized its seniors including Knecht, Madi Robson, Brooke Smith and Alyson Johnsen….

Augie Sweeps USF At Stewart Center

Vikings pick up 2 huge road wins over Cougars in NSIC basketball Friday night

Men’s Re-Cap SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana University men’s basketball had four players in double-figures, led by Mike Busack who finished with a game-high 27, in an 80-78 win over the University of Sioux Falls on Friday night at the Stewart Center. Augustana improved to 18-7 on the season, including 13-6 in NSIC play. USF is now 13-14 on the…

Former USF Player “Prepares” While Pursuing Dream

Cougar Football Alumni Crunches Tax Numbers While Off The Field

John Tidwell is a tax preparer at Ness Tax and Bookkeeping in Sioux Falls. For University of Sioux Falls Cougar fans, however, they may recognize this tax preparer from a different line of work. Tidwell played defensive back for the Cougars from 2011-2015. “It’s kind of like living two different lifestyles, a little bit. On the field, I’m a lot…

USF Football/Soccer Signings

USF Football/Soccer Signings

USF HC Jon Anderson announces 2017 football signing class of 26 SIOUX FALLS – The University of Sioux Falls head football coach Jon Anderson announced today that 26 student-athletes have signed to play football with the Cougars and enroll at USF for classes in 2017.   The USF class is one that includes a strong influx of area talent along…

Moorhead Men Hammer Sioux Falls

USF Falls 84-59

SIOUX FALLS – The University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball Team (13-11, 9-7 NSIC) suffered through a tough offensive night in falling to NSIC co-leader and #21 Minnesota State Moorhead (18-4, 13-3 NSIC), 84-59 on Saturday at the Stewart Center. The Cougars had three players score in double digits, including junior guard Zach Wessels with 11 points, nine rebounds and…

USF Rallies To Upset 16th Ranked Moorhead

Coo Women Bounce Back From Northern Loss To Win 66-61

SIOUX FALLS – Led by its trio of seniors – Madi Robson, Sam Knecht and Alyson Johnsen –  combining for 47 points, the University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball Team (16-4, 12-4 NSIC) rallied to upset #16 Minnesota State Moorhead (17-3, 13-2 NSIC) before 674 at the Stewart Center. The Cougars, which trailed by as many as seven points (44-37,…