College Sports

Snyder Makes SDSU Debut Against Old Rival In Iowa State

Former Iowa Hawkeye Very Familiar With Jacks' Opening Opponent

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The rest of the college teams in the region kick off tomorrow, including South Dakota State in what is sure to be an emotional opener for senior safety Brandon Snyder. The University of Iowa transfer and West Lyon will make his return from two knee injures and debut as a Jackrabbit against his former arch rival with…

Coyotes Seek Third Win Against FBS Foe

Open At Kansas State Tomorrow

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The South Dakota Coyotes have a Big 12 opener as they head to Kansas State.  USD is seeking their third win over an FBS program since jumping to FCS after winning at Bowling Green last year and at Minnesota in 2010.  Kickoff tomorrow in Manhattan, Kansas is scheduled for 6 PM. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South…

Cougars Stun Concordia With Miracle Rally

Cougars Stun Concordia With Miracle Rally

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Down four with 26 seconds to play and no timeouts, the No. 20 University of Sioux Falls Football Team (1-0, 1-0 NSIC South) pulled off a dramatic, last-second victory as junior quarterback Caden Walters connected with junior tight end Clint Sigg on a 26-yard touchdown pass with three seconds to play for a 27-24 victory over Concordia-St….

Northern Loses at Bemidji 38-17

Northern Loses at Bemidji 38-17

Bemidji, Minn. – The Northern State University football team fell to Bemidji State 38-17 in the 2018 season opener on the road. The Wolves brought things within seven in the third quarter; however the Beavers broke things open in the final 16 minutes of action. Bemidji State scored first to open the game, notching a field goal and touchdown by the…

SMSU Falls at Mankato is Season Opener

SMSU Falls at Mankato is Season Opener

MANKATO, MN… The Mustangs of SMSU took the field in Manakto Thursday night with Blake Gimbel back for one last year as their quarterback. He went 34-49 for 274 yards and a score, But the Mavericks scored the first 21 points and the Mustangs couldn’t catch up. Gimbel hit Connor Wilkie for a 30 yard scored in the final minute…

3rd-Ranked Jacks Have High Expectations

3rd-Ranked Jacks Have High Expectations

BROOKINGS, SD… The Jackrabbits of SDSU lost two superstars to graduation and most likely the NFL. Dallas Goedert and Jake Wieneke were tremendous targets for Taryn Christion. But the senior signal caller feels this year’s team won’t miss a beat when they take the field Saturday night in Ames, IA against Iowa State. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota…

Antonen, Prieb proud of Augie Baseball

Antonen, Prieb proud of Augie Baseball

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Augustana baseball team is being honored at Wednesday night’s Canaries game for winning the D-II national championship. And proud alumni like Lake Preston’s Mel Antonen who covers Major League Baseball for a living and Webster’s Laurel Prieb who works in the MLB front office are back in Sioux Falls to share their pride over what the…

Treinen Enjoying All-Star Season with Oakland

Treinen Enjoying All-Star Season with Oakland

MINNEAPOLIS, MN…It only takes a few former South Dakota State teammates to remind one of baseball’s most dominant closers that he wasn’t always so dominant. “It was against Oral Roberts and he gave up a few runs. And now he’s here, barely giving up any runs in the Major Leagues. And we always make the joke ‘well he couldn’t get…

GRIDIRON GREATNESS-Week 0 & 1 (8-26-18)

The Best Sights, Sounds & Moments From The Opening Weeks of Prep & College Football!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  A KDLT Sports tradition is back! Every year when football rolls around, we look back at the best sights, sounds and moments from each week of the local prep and college football season in a segment we call Gridiron Greatness!  Click on the video viewer to watch our 2018 season debut featuring the best from Week…

Smither & SDSU Smother Drake

Jackrabbit Soccer Picks Up 1-0 Win

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State women’s soccer took the lead in the first off the foot of Karlee Manding and hung on late for a 1-0 victory Sunday in the second-annual Hometown Heroes Game. Playing in front of 403 fans, the Jackrabbits (2-2) posted their second-consecutive shutout, with keeper Maggie Smither stopping five shots on goal over 90 minutes of…

Jackrabbits Used To Playing In FBS Atmospheres Heading Into Iowa State Opener

SDSU Opens With Improving Big 12 Squad

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  It is finally game week the South Dakota State Jackrabbit football team. The third-ranked Jacks will be in Ames to take on a much improved Iowa State team.  Under Matt Campbell, the Cyclones were ranked in the top 25 last year on their way to an 8-5 record and Liberty Bowl win. This year’s game will come nearly…

Former SDSU Teammates Watch Treinen Take On Twins

Oakland Closer Played In Brookings From 2009-2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  A special season for Oakland closer Blake Treinen had another special moment yesterday in the Twin Cities as the former Jackrabbit re-united with several of his old SDSU teammates. For many of them, this weekend’s series with the Twins is the first chance they’ve had to watch Blake pitch in person since they were teammates together from…

Coyotes Eager For Another Clash With Wildcats

USD Opening At Kansas State For Second Time In Four Years

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  It’s game week for the South Dakota football team as they prepare to face the Big 12’s Kansas State Wildcats (8-5 in 2017). It’s actually the second time in four years these two have hooked up to open the season.  Back in Joe Glenn’s final season in 2015 the Yotes had a forgettable 34-0 loss to the…

Coyotes Get First Win Of Michael Thomas Era

USD Soccer Defeats Chicago State 3-0

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota women’s soccer head coach Michael Thomas picked up his first victory at South Dakota behind a pair of goals from Kellee Willer in a 3-0 triumph over Chicago State Sunday at First Bank & Trust Soccer Complex.   Thomas, in his first year with the program, has now guided the Coyotes to a 1-1-2 overall…

Remarkable Journey From Brookings To Big Leagues For Blake Treinen

SDSU Alum An All-Star Closer In Oakland

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. —  There was a time Blake Treinen didn’t see himself pitching past Erv Huether Field or Sioux Falls Stadium. About a decade after he joined the South Dakota State baseball program, Treinen is dominating in Major League parks as one of the top closers in the game for the Oakland Athletics. KDLT’s Zach Borg went to Minneapolis on…

Wieneke Stars In Vikings Preseason Win Over Seattle

SDSU Alum Hauls In TD And Game-Winning Two-Point Conversion

MINNEAPOLIS, MN —  Former South Dakota State Jackrabbit star Jake Wieneke helped his bid to make the Minnesota Vikings roster in their third preseason game against Seattle. The Maple Grove native hauled in his first career touchdown catch and then scored the game-winning two point conversion in the fourth quarter to lead the Vikings to a 21-20 victory. Click on…

Bragging Rights Stay In Madison As Trojans Tame Tigers For Third Straight Year

DSU Beats DWU 27-18

MITCHELL, S.D.  —  For the third straight year, bragging rights in the Dakota Wesleyan-Dakota State football rivalry will remain in Madison as the Trojans once again defeated their arch rivals. DSU claimed their third consecutive victory over DWU with a 27-18 last night at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell.The biggest difference was a former Tiger-Brodie Fredricksen.  The Madison alum rushed…

Frederiksen Leads Dakota State past DWU 27-18

Frederiksen Leads Dakota State past DWU 27-18

MITCHELL, SD… For the 3rd straight year the Trojans of Dakota State have started the season with a big win over rival DWU. Thursday night they rose the big shoulders of former Madison Bulldog Brodie Frederiksen who carried the ball 31 times for 286 yards and 2 TD’s The biggest was an 80-yarder in the 3rd quarter that gave the…

Coyotes Will Have Different Look in 2018

Coyotes Will Have Different Look in 2018

VERMILLION, SD… The Coyotes of USD start their 2018 volleyball season Friday in a tournament in Milwaukee. Having graduated 4-year star Brittany Jessen this team will have a new look says Leanne Williamson. They will be young, but should make plenty of improvement during the season, just like they have already in the first 2 weeks of camp. Categories: College…

DWU Starts New Era at QB with Talented Skill Players

DWU Starts New Era at QB with Talented Skill Players

MITCHELL, SD… The DWU Tigers need to replace 4-year start Dillon Turner starting Thursday night and it will be Shaye Slaughter of Harrisburg at the helm. And having talented skill players like Luke Loudenberg and Spencer Neugebauer to get the ball to will really help according to head coach Ross Cimpl. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – Dakota Wesleyan, Sports, Sports…