College Sports

Big Night From Bray Twins Leads Tigers Over Trojans

Twin Sisters, Amber and Ashley, Combined For 44 Points In Win

MITCHELL, S.D. – In their first game in two weeks the No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team took control of in-state rival, Dakota State University, and never trailed in the contest as they won 76-59 Wednesday night at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D. Twin sisters Amber Bray (Anoka, Minn.) and Ashley Bray (Anoka, Minn.) combined for 44…

USD’s Arens Receiving National Attention

Sophomore Guard Named To NCAA "Starting Five"

It’s been a great season so far for the South Dakota Coyotes Womens’ Basketball Team. Despite coaching and roster changes, they’re 13-2 and on a seven-game win streak to start 2017. A lot of the credit goes to Sophomore guard Allison Arens. She was among the NCAA’s “Starting Five” this week, which recognizes the top women’s basketball performers in the…

SDSU Looks For A Better 2017

Jacks Mens' Basketball Team Hopes USD Win Brings Momentum

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits Mens’ Basketball Team returns to start their 2017 campaign. They went into Wednesday night’s game against Western Illinois feeling good after a big New Year’s Eve comeback versus the USD Coyotes. Coming into 2017 8-9 overall on the season, it’s been an up and down start for the Jacks. Head Coach T.J. Otzelberger said they…

Tale Of Two 2017 Starts For Jacks And Coyotes

USD Rides A Seven Game Win Streak While SDSU Looks To Bounce Back

For the USD Coyotes and SDSU Jackrabbits Womens’ Basketball teams, their 2017’s are off to two different starts. For the Coyotes, they entered the New Year dancing after defeating the Jacks, 65-62, on New Year’s Eve. Winners of now seven in a row, they’re excited to come into the New Year hot, especially off a rivalry victory. Senior Center Abigail…

SMSU’s Bruggeman Named NSIC Player Of The Week

Sophomore Guard Led Mustangs To Big Road Wins

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University sophomore guard Ryan Bruggeman was honored Tuesday afternoon, as he was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division Player of the Week, following a pair of Mustang road victories last weekend. Bruggeman, a 6-foot, 177-pound native Pelican Rapids, Minn., averaged 26 points on 57 percent shooting, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5…

Tracy Claeys Out As Minnesota Head Football Coach

First Year Head Coach Went 9-4, Including Holiday Bowl Win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Two people with knowledge of the decision tell The Associated Press that Minnesota has fired coach Tracy Claeys. The move comes two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in connection with allegations of sexual assault. Claeys met with athletic director Mark Coyle on Tuesday….

Dakota State Takes Thriller Over Rival Dakota Wesleyan

Trojan Men Beat The Tigers 76-67

MADISON, S.D.  – After Dakota State (S.D.) held a slim one-point halftime advantage over No. 12-ranked Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Monday evening in a men’s basketball non-conference rivalry game at DSU Fieldhouse, the Trojans used strong closing finish to post their second straight victory over an NAIA’s Top 25 nationally-ranked team by the score of 76-67. Dakota State earned their fourth…

Arens Honored For Big Week That Included Win Over Rival Jacks

USD Defeated SDSU 65-62

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  A big start to Summit League play earned USD’s Allison Arens plenty of honors. South Dakota sophomore guard Allison Arens has been named the Summit League Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period ended Jan. 1. Arens collects the honor for the second time of her career. Arens has also been named espnW’s National Player…

Daum Makes His Mark On State-U Rivalry

Sophomore Hits Winning Shot In Jacks 73-72 Win

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The first round of this year’s State-U basketball rivalry certainly adds another storied chapter to the fierce rivalry as both the men’s and women’s games came down to the final minute. The men’s game went back and forth, with USD taking the lead with 11 seconds left on Trey Burch Manning’s three point play.  He finished with…

Plays Of The Year 2016

A Look Back At Some Of The Best Moments In The 2016 Sports Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Before ringing in the New Year, it’s a KDLT Sports tradition to salute the days gone by! On New Years Day 2017 we look back at some of the best sights, sounds and moments from the year in local sports 2016!  Click on the video viewer to re-live a championship year! Categories: College Sports, High School…

Zenner Shines Again On Primetime

Lions Fall Again Despite Efforts Of SDSU Alum

DETROIT, MI —  Another Primetime game.  Another chance for former South Dakota State Jackrabbit star Zach Zenner to prove he belongs in the NFL. With his Detroit Lions facing the Green Bay Packers with the NFC North championship at stake, Zenner caught four passes for 41 yards and ran 20 times for 69 yards and a score.  Despite that, the…

Sioux Falls Storms Back To Stun Augustana

Cougars Defeat Rival Vikings 69-62

SIOUX FALLS – Led by a career-high 21 points and nine rebounds from junior guard Zach Wessels, the University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball Team (8-8, 4-4 NSIC) rallied from a nine-point deficit to defeat city rival Augustana (10-4, 5-3 NSIC), 69-62 in NSIC play before 2,765 at the Sioux Falls Arena. After the game was tied at 29-29 at…

Coyote Women Edge Jackrabbits

USD Wins Thriller 65-62

VERMILLION, S.D.–South Dakota sophomore guard Allison Arens scored 24 points as the Coyotes defeated in-state rival South Dakota State 65-62 inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center Saturday afternoon in front of 2,595 fans.   South Dakota (13-2, 2-0 Summit League) extends its 21-game home winning streak, which breaks an 8-year-old school record for the most consecutive home games won.  …

Daum Bucket Lifts Jacks Past Yotes

SDSU Edges Rival USD 73-72 In Mens' Basketball

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The New Year’s Eve ball drop and celebration came early for South Dakota State fans as the Jackrabbits used a Mike Daum game-winning shot to take down in-state rival South Dakota, 73-72, inside Frost Arena Saturday. Down one with 11.0 seconds to play, SDSU got to the ball to Daum and let the big man go to…

Sharp Shooting USF Women Take Down Augustana

Coo Win 71-66 At Sioux Falls Arena

SIOUX FALLS – Behind career performances from Madi Robson and Kaely Hummel, the hot-shooting University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball defeated cross-town rival Augustana, 71-66, on Saturday evening. The Cougars win their fifth game of their past six, improving their record to 10-2 overall, 6-2 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. With the victory over Augustana, the Cougars have won…

Mustangs Rally To End Augustana’s Home Win Streak

SMSU Men Win 78-76

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Ryan Bruggeman scored a career-high 27 points on 10 of 16 shooting and also grabbed a career-high seven rebounds to lead No. 19/26 Southwest Minnesota State to a thrilling 78-76 victory over No. 16 Augustana at the Sioux Falls Arena on Friday night in NSIC men’s basketball.   It was the first loss suffered for AU…

Big Fourth Quarter Run Propels Augie Women Past SMSU

Vikings Win 90-71

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana University women’s basketball team (11-3, 6-1 NSIC) went into the half trailing by four points, but a surge in the second-half propelled the Vikings to a 90-71 win over Southwest Minnesota State (1-10, 1-6 NSIC) Friday night at the Sioux Falls Arena. The Vikings and Mustangs were neck and neck early in the contest as…

BEST OF 2016: Top Local Sports Stories

A Look Back At Some Of The 2016's Biggest Local Sports Stories

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  2016 will go down as perhaps the greatest college sports years in state history. During basketball season, Dakota Wesleyan’s women advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NAIA National Tournament, while Mount Marty went all the way to the Final Four! The USF women won the NSIC Tournament Title over rival Augustana to make their first…

Coyotes Dunk Omaha

USD Wins Summit League Opener 86-69

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota made a strong opening statement to Summit League play with an 86-69, start-to-finish drubbing of Omaha Thursday inside Sanford Coyote Sports Center. It was the team’s largest margin of victory in a conference game in four seasons.   Trey Dickerson scored a season-high 17 points while Matt Mooney and Tyler Flack added 16 each as the Coyotes…

Smith Has New Team At USD

COYOTES HAVE LOTS OF NEW FACES

  The USD men are off to a great start for Craig Smith as they host Nebraska-Omaha Thursday night in Vermillion. And what makes that extra impressive is how many new faces that Smith is working with. He has only one senior-Tyler Flack on the team. But they are getting better each day and he really likes his team. Categories:…