College Sports

USD Student Practicing Her Wave, Will Appear On Float At Rose Parade

A University of South Dakota student was chosen to ride on one of 40 floats in the Tournament of Roses Parade. She will be representing the Occupational Therapy profession in celebration of its 100th Anniversary. For months, even years, organizations across the nation raise money and create floats for the Annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. “I think it’s going…

Jacks Home Win Streak Snapped By Bison


  BROOKINGS, SD—South Dakota State opened Summit League play with an 80-69 loss to North Dakota State as its 34-game home winning streak came to an end Wednesday evening at Frost Arena. SDSU (7-9, 0-1 Summit League) lead by 15 early in the second half but a charging NDSU (9-5, 1-0 Summit League) team used a cold spell to end…

SDSU Women Win Close Game In Fargo


  FARGO, North Dakota-Sophomore Madison Guebert and senior Kerri Young led the South Dakota State women’s basketball team in a 69-66 win at North Dakota State Wednesday night in front of 1,107 fans at the Scheels Center. With the win, the Jackrabbits improved to 10-3 overall and 1-0 in The Summit League while North Dakota State falls to 2-12 and…

Coyote Women Improve to 12-2 Behind Allison Arens


  VERMILLION, S.D.–It was the first taste of Summit League action for South Dakota head coach Dawn Plitzuweit, who earned her 200th career win as a head coach, as the Coyotes defeated Denver 70-64 Wednesday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes (12-2, 1-0 Summit) were led by sophomore guard Allison Arens. Arens tallied her first career…

Jacks Ready For Summit League Play


  The SDSU men lost their final tune-up for the conference schedule at Wichita State last week, but head coach TJ Otzelberger pulled some positives from the loss. In particular the play of 5th-year senior point guard Michael Orris who scored 15 points and earned more playing time as the Jacks prepare to host NDSU Wednesday night at Frost Arena….

Former Jackrabbit Zach Zenner Shines In Lions Loss At Dallas

SDSU Alum With 92 Total Yards and Two Scores

Zach Zenner goes untouched to the end zone!@Lions answer back. #DETvsDAL— NFL (@NFL) December 27, 2016 ARLINGTON, TX — The Dallas Cowboys have the top ranked rushing defense in the NFL. Yet they struggled to stop the top running back in the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s history, former South Dakota State Jackrabbit Zach Zenner. Playing for the Detroit Lions,…

SDSU Alum Witzmann In On Some “Heavy” NFL History!

Former Jackrabbit Playing For Kansas City

SON OF A NUTCRACKER! Dontari Poe with the jump pass for a TOUCHDOWN.— x-Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 26, 2016 KANSAS CITY, MO —  A former South Dakota State Jackrabbit was in on some “heavy” NFL history last night. Former Jackrabbit offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann, wearing number 70 for the Kansas City, was a special blocker during Dontari Poe’s touchdown…

Report: Ex-USF Coach Kalen DeBoer Heading To Fresno State

Currently Offensive Coordinator At Eastern Michigan

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The rise up the ranks of Sioux Falls alum and former Cougar head football coach Kalen DeBoer is reportedly continuing tonight. Football is reporting that DeBoer will leave his post as offensive coordinator at Eastern Michigan for the same job at Fresno State under new head coach Jeff Tedford.  Eastern Michigan just wrapped up their season…

SDSU Men Lose At Wichita State


  Wichita, KS –South Dakota State saw three Jackrabbits reach double figures but fell, 89-77, at Wichita State Thursday evening in the final non-conference game of the year. SDSU (7-8) shot 48.1 percent for the night and hit 10 3-pointers, but shot a season-low 53.8 percent from the free throw line. Wichita State (10-3) hit 54 percent from the field…

Gerry Ineligible For Bowl Game


  Former SF Washington standout Nate Gerry was ruled academically ineligible Thursday by the University of Nebraska and won’t travel with the team for the Music City Bowl and what would have been his final college football game. Gerry was just named a 3rd team All-American and finished as the 2nd all-time leading interceptor for the Huskers. He will almost…

Coyotes Fall At #7 Gonzaga

Flack, Mooney lead USD

Tyler Flack and Matt Mooney each scored 13 points, but the Coyotes were no match for 7th-ranked Gonzaga. The Zags rolled to a 102-65 win. USD drops to 9-6 on the season in Craig Smith’s 3rd season as head coach and 40-40 overall during his tenure. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Coyotes

Leighton To Play College Football At USD


  Madison’s Mason Leighton had his best games in Vermillion at the Dakotadome. So it came as no surprise when he tweeted his intentions to become a Coyote. The Bulldogs receiver was back to back Joe Robbie MVP in the state 11-A title games scoring a trio of times in each game. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota, Sports,…

Matt VandeBerg Gets Early Christmas Present!


Iowa wide receiver Matt VandeBerg will return in 2017 after being granted an extra year of eligibility through a medical hardship waiver. VandeBerg, who injured his right foot after just four games, had his waiver approved by the Big Ten. The return of VandeBerg should be a big boost to a receiving corps that struggled without him. VandeBerg caught 19…

Tigers Playing In Paradise!

Dakota Wesleyan Women Playing In Tournament In Hawaii

HONOLULU, HI —  The Dakota Wesleyan women are also on the road, in what surely has to be the most difficult road trip they’ve ever taken Honolulu Hawaii. They’re taking part in the Hawaii Classic today and tomorrow.  And they’ve been tweeting out some pictures of their difficult life on the road. Judging by this we may have a tough…

Jacks Finding Their “Flow”

SDSU Wins For Sixth Time In Last Seven Games

DES MOINES, IA —  The South Dakota State men’s basketball team continued their recent surge,  picking up their first road win of the season last night beating Drake 83-75 After struggling to a 1-6 start, State has won six of their last seven.  Perhaps more importantly, the guys not named Mike Daum are starting to produce and find their rolls…

SMSU Men Crack Top 25

Mustangs Ranked 19th, Will Play At 16th Ranked Augustana December 30th

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team is ranked among the Top 25 for the first time this season, coming in No. 19, in this week’s D2SIDA Top 25 poll released on Tuesday.   Southwest Minnesota State is 10-1 overall and is currently tied for first in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference with a 5-1 league…

“Daumination” Runs In The Family For SDSU’s Mike Daum

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BROOKINGS, S.D. —  He’s got the nickname to go along with his game. “We think it’s kind of cheesy! So we don’t call him Dauminator, we just call him Daum.” SDSU Sophomore Forward Reed Tellinghuisen says. Yet Mike Daum’s teammates aren’t that fond of his nickname ecause they know the truth. The Summit League’s toughest player is a mama’s boy!…

Jacks Get First Road Win At Drake

SDSU Wins In Des Moines 83-75

Des Moines, Iowa — Double-digit scoring efforts from four Jackrabbits and free throw shooting down the stretch carried South Dakota State to its first road win of the season, 83-75, over Drake at the Knapp Center Monday evening. Mike Daum paced the team with 20 points thanks in part to hitting all seven of his free throw attempts to break…