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Zach Zenner Could See More Carries Against Home State Vikings

SDSU Alum Playing Well In Detroit

DETROIT, MI  —  Before he wore the blue and yellow at South Dakota State, Zach Zenner grew up a Minnesota Vikings fan in Eagan. This week Zach’s got a chance to help deal a crippling blow to his hometown team’s playoff hopes. After initially being cut following an injury and returning to the Detroit Lions on November 9th, the SDSU alum…

Mauer to have Number Retired by Twins

Mauer to have Number Retired by Twins

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they will honor Joe Mauer by retiring his uniform number 7 during a pre-game celebration for a yet to be determined date during to the 2019 season. Mauer, 35, joins Harmon Killebrew (No. 3 – 1975), Rod Carew (No. 29 – 1987), Tony Oliva (No. 6 – 1991), Kent Hrbek…

Nate Gerry Snags 1st NFL Career Interception

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. —  At the age of 23 Nate Gerry already has a Super Bowl ring. During Monday Night Football the Washington High School alum added a new accomplishment to his resume. Gerry making his 3rd career start for the Eagles recorded a couple tackles including one on running back Adrian Peterson. The linebacker later snagged his 1st career interception coming against…

Amy Olson Finishes 37th on LPGA Money List

Amy Olson Finishes 37th on LPGA Money List

Oxbow, ND native and former NDSU standout Amy Olson (Anderson) recently completed her best year on the LPGA Tour by finishing 10th in the Tour Championship. She actually had the lead after a 63 in the first round. Her final round 68 helped her finish at 9 under par and earned her $44,000 and she finished the season with over…

Kaufman Gains LPGA Tour Card Back at Q-School

Kaufman Gains LPGA Tour Card Back at Q-School

PINEHURST, NC… 2018 was not a fun year for Clark native Kim Kaufman as she struggled with her health and her game and ultimately finished 123rd on the LPGA money list and lost her card and tour status. But she went to Qualifying school at Pinehurst with a purpose and got her game back. She played 8 rounds of golf…

Zenner Back with the Detroit Lions

Zenner Back with the Detroit Lions

DETROIT, MI… Former SDSU running back ZachZenner has signed back with the Detroit Lions after the team waived RB Ameer Abdullah … Zenner was waived by the Detroit Lions on Sept. 12 after he was placed on the reserve/injured list on Sept. 1 … In the pre-season he tallied nine rushing attempts for 16 yards with a long of seven…

Native South Dakotan Adam Vinatieri Becomes NFL’s All-Time Leading Scorer

Rapid City Central & South Dakota State Alum

OAKLAND, CA  —  NFL history belongs to a native South Dakotan. With a 25 yard field goal midway through the Indianapolis Colts 42-28 win at Oakland on Sunday afternoon, Adam Vinatieri became the NFL’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing Morten Andersen’s previous mark of 2,544 points. The former Rapid City Cobbler and South Dakota State Jackrabbit finished the day with 10…

Twins Name Baldelli New Manager

Twins Name Baldelli New Manager

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have named Rocco Baldelli the 14th Manager in club history.  This will mark the first managerial assignment of Baldelli’s career and the first time for the Twins to hire a manager outside the organization since Ray Miller in 1985. Baldelli, 37, joins the Twins for what will be his…

Olson Learning How to Win on LPGA Tour

Olson Learning How to Win on LPGA Tour

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Amy Anderson was a dominant college golfer at NDSU. She holds the NCAA record for individual wins with 20. But now that she’s on the LPGA Tour, Amy Olson (now married) is reflecting back on her near misses while in colleg (9 second place finishes) to help her through times like the Evian Classic last month when…

Treinen Making Straight A’s in Oakland

Treinen Making Straight A's in Oakland

OAKLAND, CA… Former SDSU pitcher Blake Treinen and his Oakland A’s take the field in New York Wednesday night for the American League wildcard game. The A’s closer is a big reason why his team won 97 games this season. He went 9-2 with a 0.78 ERA and had 100 K’s in 80 innings pitched en route to 38 saves….

Monty Talks Home Course Advantage in Ryder Cup

Monty Talks Home Course Advantage in Ryder Cup

SIOUX FALLS, SD… When the Champions Tour was in Sioux Falls last week Colin Montgomerie had a chance to talk Ryder Cup with amateurs who had seen their Pro-Am rained out and also the media. As a veteran of Ryder Cup play he knows how important it is to have the home course advantage. It’s been over two decades since…

Stricker Wins First Sanford International

Stricker Wins First Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Steve Stricker’s week in Sioux Falls at the Sanford International began in anonymity. “I went down to the Duluth Trading Company today, that’s where I was shopping, and the lady was like yeah, we’ve got a big golf tournament in town, who’s your favorite? And I looked at my wife and I’m like Nikki, who’s your favorite?…

Byrum Pleased With Tourney in Home State

Byrum Pleased With Tourney in Home State

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Onida native Tom Byrum was very happy with the first-ever PGA tournament in his home state of South Dakota. The 78 members of the Champions Tour who played at Minnehaha CC over the weekend were very impressed with the course and the hospitality. Even though he didn’t play as well as he would have liked, Byrum was…

Jack Amazed by Tiger’s Comeback

Jack Amazed by Tiger's Comeback

SIOUX FALLS, SD… No-one expected Tiger Woods to be playing this well so soon after his last surgery, not even Tiger. But Jack Nicklaus, who put on a crowd-pleasing exhibition at the Sanford International Saturday, thinks Woods might be swinging better than ever heading into the Ryder Cup after winning the Tour Championship Sunday for his 80th victory. Categories: National…

Steve Stricker Wins Inaugural Sanford International

Fires Final Round 67 To Win By Four Shots

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —   While passing the time during the rainy early part of the week at the Sanford International, Steve Stricker wasn’t recognized as a professional golfer while out shopping in Sioux Falls. It’s safe to say that might change if he returns next year. Stricker fired a final round 67 to pull away and win the inaugural Sanford…

KDLT AT THE SANFORD INTERNATIONAL-Tournament Director Greg Conrad Puts A Wrap On The Inaugural Week

Big Crowds & Jack Nicklaus Highlight First Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The inaugural Sanford International is in the books, and it’ll be a tough act to follow in years to come!  Tournament director Greg Conrad is already looking ahead to next year and chatted with sports director Mark Ovenden after Sunday’s final round to look back at the weekend and look ahead.  Click on the video viewer…