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Northern Volleyball Ranked 2nd in Nation

Northern Volleyball Ranked 2nd in Nation

ABERDEEN, SD… To say that the Northern Wolves volleyball team is playing well would be a huge understatement. Brent Aldridge’s team has gone 11-0 and won 9 of those matches with sweeps. He has talented veterans leading the way, but credits his younger players for what they do in practice to make this team better. Categories: College Sports, Colleges –…

Brahmer Leads Wayne to Sweep of Augie

Brahmer Leads Wayne to Sweep of Augie

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Coming into Tuesday’s night showdown at the Elmen Center, the Augustana Volleyball team was in big need of their first Northern Sun Conference win, but there are no nights off in the NSIC. The Vikings battled tough in each set, but ultimately No. 18 Wayne State was too much for Augustana, sweeping the Vikings in straight sets, 25-16,…

SDSU Plays Tough Soccer Schedule

SDSU Plays Tough Soccer Schedule

BROOKINGS, SD… Brock Thompson knows his SDSU soccer team is playing a rugged non conference schedule. But he’s glad Arizona State was willing to make the trip to Brookings for Monday night’s game that the Sun Devils won 2-0. The Jacks have also played Minnesota, Iowa State, Kansas and Creighton and know it helps to get them ready for the…

Jacks lose to Sun Devils 2-0

Jacks lose to Sun Devils 2-0

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State dropped a hard-fought, 2-0 contest to Arizona State Monday night at Fishback Soccer Park. The Jackrabbits (4-4) pressured ASU throughout the contest and put up 10 shots in the game, but only placed two on goal and were unable to break through the Sun Devil defense. Arizona State (3-2) had 12 shots in the game and…

GRIDIRON GREATNESS-Week 3 (9-9-18)

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

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  New faces became stars on the gridiron during the third week of prep and college football.  Look back at the best sights, sounds and moments with our third installment of Gridiron Greatness! Categories: College Sports, Colleges – Augustana, Colleges – Northern State, Colleges – South Dakota, Colleges – South Dakota State, Colleges – University of Sioux…

Coyotes Crush Green Bay

USD Soccer wins 4-1

VERMILLION, S.D. – Tiannah Moore had the first multi-goal game of her career as the South Dakota women’s soccer team dominated in a 4-1 victory over Green Bay Sunday afternoon at First Bank & Trust Soccer Complex.   Moore, a freshman from Lincoln, Nebraska, had the final two goals for the Coyotes who improve to 3-2-2 on the season. Green…

Pair of Jackrabbits & Coyotes Each Win MVFC Weekly Honors

Simmons & Johnson Share Offensive Players of the Week

Co-Offensive Player of the Week WR Cade Johnson, South Dakota State 5-10, 180, So., Papillion, Neb. (Bellevue West High) Johnson tied a Jackrabbit single-game school record with four touchdown receptions while also setting career bests of nine receptions and 138 receiving yards in South Dakota State’s 45-14 season-opening home win over Montana State on Sept. 8. Johnson scored each of…

Simmons Stars In South Dakota’s Season Opening Win

Third Best Passing Game In USD History Leads To 43-28 Win Over Northern Colorado

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Austin Simmons showed that he was more than capable of filling Chris Streveler’s big shoes. Against Northern Colorado the junior quarterback had the third best passing game in Coyote history, throwing for 462 yards and four touchdowns.  Simmons also ran for 80 yards and a score to lead the 23rd ranked Yotes to a 43-28 win, looking much…

Cade Johnson Makes SDSU History In Rout Of Montana State

Sophomore Ties Touchdown Reception Record

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Cade Johnson stole the show in South Dakota State’s opener against Montana State. The sophomore tied the SDSU single game record with four touchdown catches to help lead the third ranked Jacks to a 45-14 victory.  All told he had 9 grabs for 138 yards, including a Dallas Goedert-esque one handed TD grab. It’s Goedert and Jake Wieneke…

Cade Johnson & Jackrabbits Jump All Over Montana State

Record Setting Performance Leads SDSU To 45-14 Season Opening Win

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Cade Johnson tied a South Dakota State single-game record with four touchdown receptions as the Jackrabbits officially kicked off the 2018 season by defeating Montana State, 45-14, Saturday night in the Fifth Annual Dairy Drive at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The third-ranked Jackrabbits, who had their scheduled season opener last week at Iowa State canceled due to…

Simmons & South Dakota Bear Down On Northern Colorado

Coyotes Pick Up First Win 43-28

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota quarterback Austin Simmons passed for a career-high 462 yards – the third-highest total in program history – and accounted for five touchdowns in leading the 23rd-ranked Coyotes to a 43-28 win against Northern Colorado Saturday inside the DakotaDome.   It was the 16th consecutive home-opening victory for South Dakota (1-1), which improved to 35-5 in season openers…

Augustana’s Upset Bid Against Mankato Comes Inches Short

Vikings Fall To Third Ranked Mavericks 38-36

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Blue skies and sunshine covered Kirkeby-Over stadium on Saturday, making for a perfect afternoon for the Augustana football team to open up their 2018 home schedule. The Vikings literally battled to final whistle against DII No. 3 Minnesota State – including a touchdown with no time left – but couldn’t secure a two-point attempt as the…

Late Game Magic Runs Out For Sioux Falls At Winona State

Cougars Fall 16-15

WINONA, Minn. — Sports certainly has way of bouncing emotions and outcomes. A week after winning one of the most memorable games in school history (27-24 over Concordia St. Paul) in the final seconds, the No. 14 University of Sioux Falls Football Team (1-1, 1-1 NSIC) was in position to win another game late against No. 15 Winona State but…

SMSU Comes Back To Get Five Set Victory At Wayne State

Mustangs Stay Unbeaten In NSIC

WAYNE, Neb. – The Southwest Minnesota State volleyball team (7-3, 2-0 NSIC) earned a five-set victory (25-23, 18-25, 25-13, 22-25, 11-15) over Wayne State (8-2, 1-1 NSIC) on Saturday afternoon at Rice Auditorium. Taylor Reiss led the Mustangs with a match-high 28 kills and added 15 digs, as well as a new career-high 94 digs. Several other Mustangs recorded career highs…

Sioux Falls Comes Back To Stun Augustana In Five Sets

USF Defeats Arch Rival Vikings 3-2

SIOUX FALLS, SD  — The University of Sioux Falls Volleyball Team (6-4, 1-1 NSIC) rallied down two sets to defeat crosstown rival Augustana (5-5, 0-2 NSIC) in dramatic fashion in a 3-2 decision (19-25, 19-25, 25-22, 28-26 and 15-13) on the home floor of the Vikings Saturday night. USF’s victory provided the Cougars with a 4-3 edge in the DII series…

SDSU Soccer Edges Northern Iowa

Jacks Win 1-0

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State women’s soccer scored early and hung on late in a 1-0 win over Northern Iowa Friday evening at Fishback Soccer Park. The Jackrabbits (4-3) fired out of the gates to take control in the opening moments of action, breaking through at 15:22 as Marisa Schulz netted her first goal of the 2018 campaign. Annie…

SDSU & USD Ready For Home Openers

Coyotes Get Northern Colorado At 2, Jacks Get Montana State At 6

BROOKINGS & VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Along with the Dakota Bowl, college football takes center stage tomorrow with both State and U playing their home openers. The Coyotes start things at 2 o’clock against old NCC rival Northern Colorado.  USD had an impressive start to the season last week, nearly beating FBS Kansas State before falling 27-24, and breaking into the…

Northern Wins Home Opener behind Trautman

Northern Wins Home Opener behind Trautman

Aberdeen, S.D. – The Wolves came out of the gates quickly in the 2018 home opener, defeating Minot State 42-16 from Swisher Field. The InsuraCrop Ag Bowl wins brings Northern to 1-1 overall on the year and in the North Division. NSU scored early and often with 21 points in just the first 15 minutes of action. Gerald Maxwell tallied…

Briar Cliff Shocks Dakota State in Madison

Briar Cliff Shocks Dakota State in Madison

MADISON, S.D. – Briar Cliff (Iowa) raced to a 21-0 lead after the first quarter Thursday evening in the third annual Ag Bowl game at Trojan Field, earning a 49-20 non-conference victory over Dakota State (S.D.).  It was the first defeat in the annual Ag Bowl game for the Trojans (2-1 record all-time).  DSU, who is ranked No. 25 in…

USF loses to Wayne State in 5 sets

USF loses to Wayne State in 5 sets

SIOUX FALLS— Despite 18 kills from career leader Makenna Rockeman, the University of Sioux Falls Volleyball Team (5-4, 0-1 NSIC) dropped an Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference matchup to No.19 Wayne State (8-1, 1-0 NSIC) in five sets 3-2 (16-25, 25-18, 25-16, 19-25, 11-15) in its home opener at the Stewart Center on Thursday night. Before a large group of students and…