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Johnston Still High on Pro Career for Miller

Johnston Still High on Pro Career for Miller

BROOKINGS, SD… Wednesday was a rough day for Mitchell native Macy Miller. The former Jackrabbit star was waived by the Seattle Storm of the WNBA who had selected her 36th in the draft. But her college coach isn’t concerned. He knows it was a great experience learning from some of the world’s best while she was there and that she…

Miller Waived by Seattle Storm

Miller Waived by Seattle Storm

SEATTLE, WA… The defending WNBA Champion Seattle Storm have waived 4 players: Recee’ Caldwell, Presley Hudson, Macy Miller and Teana Muldrow from their training camp roster. The roster currently stands at 13 players, including Breanna Stewart, with one day left to get to 12. The Storm selected Miller in the third round of this year’s WNBA draft, and she averaged 13.5 minutes…

Ryan Saunders Named New Timberwolves Head Coach

Ryan Saunders Named New Timberwolves Head Coach

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves named Ryan Saunders as the team’s Head Coach. Saunders was named the team’s Interim Head Coach on January 6, 2019. “I’m pleased to announce Ryan Saunders as our head coach,” said Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas. “Ryan is an excellent communicator and has developed open and trusting relationships with our players. I’ve…

Basketball Mentality Helped Pipkins Convert To Tackle At USF

Former Cougar Drafted In Third Round By Chargers

LOS ANGELES, CA  —   Trey Pipkins certainly looks the part of an All-American offensive tackle at the University of Sioux Falls and third round NFL Draft choice by the Los Angeles Chargers. It wasn’t always that way. With a mom who played basketball at the University of Iowa, Pipkins was more of a basketball prospect at Apple Valley, Minnesota and…

Pipkins Thrilled To Go From Sioux Falls Cougars To Los Angeles Chargers

Third Round Pick Introduced

LOS ANGELES, CA  —  Trey Pipkins wasn’t a highly coveted recruit when he came to Sioux Falls five years ago. Making it ironic that he would be a prize commodity in this year’s NFL Draft when the Los Angeles Chargers had their chance to pick him last night. It was quite a night for the USF alum who actually learned…

Cincinnati Bengals Draft SDSU Alum Jordan Brown

Former Jackrabbit Taken In 7th Round

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – South Dakota State cornerback Jordan Brown was drafted Saturday in the seventh round of the National Football League Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown, a native of Scottsdale, Arizona, was the 223rd overall selection in the three-day draft. A three-year starter, Brown finished his collegiate career with eight interceptions, 27 pass breakups and four forced fumbles. In…

Cousins Thinks Continuity Should Help Vikings Improve In 2019

Minnesota Retains Most Of Their Core After Rough 2018 Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Making a playoff return is probably the bare minimum when it comes to expectations for the Minnesota Vikings next season, something Kirk Cousins knows all too well. Minnesota’s starting quarterback was in South Dakota yesterday speaking at FCA sponsored events.  After signing an 84 million dollar contract, Cousins was expected to be the final piece to…

Vikings Quarterback Kirk Cousins Talks Faith & Football In South Dakota

Speaks At FCA Events In Brookings and Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS & BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has been jet setting through South Dakota today talking about faith and football. Cousins started the day at Frost Arena in Brookings and later came down to Central Church in Sioux Falls as part of FCA sponsored speaking events.  Himself the son of a pastor, Kirk had a long…

Former Skyforce Coach Dave Joerger Fired by Sacramento

Former Skyforce Coach Dave Joerger Fired by Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA…Former Skyforce head coach Dave Joerger was let go by Vlade Divac and the Sacramento Kings Thursday despite the fact that they won 39 games. That’s the most in 13 years for the Kings. In his 3 seasons in Sacramento, Joerger’s teams went 98-148. Joerger had coached the Kings since 2016 and has helped the team steadily improve. Sacramento went…

WNBA Draft Preview, Will Macy Miller Get Picked?

WNBA Draft Preview, Will Macy Miller Get Picked?

BROOKINGS, SD… The 2019 WNBA Draft is Wednesday night which could lead to anxious moments for Mitchell native Macy Miller. The all-time leading scorer at SDSU and the Summit League could possibly be selected in the 3-round, 36 player draft.  Miller saw her stock rise at a pair of pre-draft camps this past weekend in Tampa, Florida. Macy led the Jacks…

Twins Fall To Indians 2-1

Minnesota falls to Cleveland 2-1

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—After a near perfect Opening Day, the Twins fall back to reality with a 2-1 loss to Cleveland. Hanley Ramirez sent one beyond the fence for the Indians, as Jon Edwards picks up the win. Picking up the loss for the Twins is Blake Parker. The Twins will end their home stand tomorrow against Cleveland at 1:10 PM. Categories:…

Trey Pipkins Becomes First USF Cougar To Participate In NFL Draft Combine

All-American Offensive Lineman Hoping To Prove Himself To NFL Scouts

INDIANAPOLIS, IND  —  Trey Pipkins proved himself to be an all-american offensive lineman during his brilliant four year career at Sioux Falls. Today he’s trying to show that he can translate that in the NFL. The 6’7” USF alum was at the NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis today working out as one of the top offensive line prospects in the…

Former Coyotes Standout Nicole Seekamp signs with Dallas of WNBA

Former Coyotes Standout Nicole Seekamp signs with Dallas of WNBA

DALLAS, TX…The Dallas Wings announced they signed former South Dakota standout Nicole Seekamp on Monday. The 5-10 Australian guard currently plays for the WNBL’s Adelaide Lightning. She averaged 12.2 points, five rebounds and six assists this season. “Nicole is a player we have been watching for some time and we have been impressed by her performances at the Commonwealth Games and during the…

Wings Flying High, Building Winning Culture in Aberdeen

Wings Flying High, Building Winning Culture in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, SD… In just his 3rd year as head coach of the Aberdeen Wings in the North American Hockey League, Scott Langer has something special going with his junior hockey program. Langer, who’s won over 500 games as a junior hockey coach built a successful franchise in Topeka before moving to the Hub City. His Wings started Friday night with…

Kaufman Stumbles Allowing Former Great Life Champion Boutier To Claim Handa Vic Open

Clark Native Comes Up Short In Bid For First LPGA Tour Win

AUSTRALIA  —  Clark native Kim Kaufman appeared destined for her first career LPGA victory yesterday at the Handa Vic Open in Australia.  After leading the tournament wire-to-wire in the opening three rounds, Kaufman birdied her first hole in the final round to take a four shot lead with 17 holes left. Shortly thereafter things would unravel. Kaufman followed bogeys on…

Miraculous Bunker Shot Helps Kim Kaufman Maintain Lead At Handa Vic Open

Clark Native Seeking First LPGA Win

AUSTRALIA–  Clark native Kim Kaufman is 18 holes away from her first LPGA Tour victory thanks in big part to a miraculous bunker shot during her third round on Saturday.  Kaufman holed out on #7 for a key birdie during a blustery day.  She would shoot a 75 and takes a two shot lead into the final round on Sunday…

Kaufman Enjoys Format in Australia Where She Takes the Lead Into 3rd Round

Kaufman Enjoys Format in Australia Where She Takes the Lead Into 3rd Round

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA… Clark native Kim Kaufman is enjoying the first LPGA event for many reasons. She had win earn her tour card back at Q-School after a disappointing 2018 season. And what a start in the first event on tour, firing back to back 66’s to go 13 under par and take a 2-shot lead into the 3rd round looking…

Kaufman Leads in Australia, Happy to be Back on Tour

Kaufman Leads in Australia, Happy to be Back on Tour

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA… Clark native Kim Kaufman lost her LPGA Tour card in 2018 and had to go back to the grueling Q-School to regain status on tour. She did exactly that and gained a new appreciation for how hard it is to succeed. “You know it would be nice to be that consistent player who finishes 4th on the money list…