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Vikings Preseason Slate Includes National TV Game On KDLT

Minnesota Hosts San Francisco August 27th On KDLT

Eden Prairie, MN (April 10, 2017) – The NFL has released the 2017 preseason schedule. The Vikings will spend the first two weeks on the road as they face the Buffalo Bills during Week 1. Minnesota last traveled to Buffalo for a preseason game in 2013. Minnesota will head to Seattle to face the Seahawks in a Week 2 matchup,…

Wild Will Open Stanley Cup Playoffs Against Former Coach Mike Yeo

Minnesota To Face St. Louis Blues

ST. PAUL, MN —  The Minnesota Wild broke new ground in the regular season. They’ll start their postseason against a familiar face. Last night the Wild wrapped up the best regular season in franchise history with a 3-1 win at Arizona.  The victory is a franchise record 49th for Minnesota as are their 106 points for the season. Now the…

Twins Seeking Better Start To 2017

Opening Day Tomorrow Against Kansas City

MINNEAPOLIS, MN —  Hope always springs eternal on Opening Day and the Minnesota Twins are quite literally getting a fresh start after a franchise season that saw them fire general manager Terry Ryan and hire a new front office. The 2017 Twins took to Target Field for the first time today for a workout.  It’s literally a new era for…

SDSU Alum Somsen Confident He Can Work His Way Back Up To Majors

Yankton Native Made Big League Debut Last Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Several former Jackrabbits are getting set to begin their major or minor league seasons, including former ace Layne Somsen who hopes to get back to the majors. Last year Somsen made his major league debut with the Reds, but after working a scoreless inning in his debut he was roughed up for five runs in his…

Former Jackrabbit Blake Treinen Will Close For Nationals

SDSU Alum Wins Competition To Serve As Closer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  As the major league baseball season begins next week, the Washington Nationals are favorites to win the NL East. To close the deal on that they’ll rely on a former South Dakota State Jackrabbit. Blake Treinen will be the closer for the defending NL East Champion Washington Nationals.  In three years with the Nationals, Treinen has…

Rapid City Native Hammon Reportedly Declines Gators’ Head Coaching Position

Will Remain An Assistant Coach With San Antonio

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  It seems clear that Rapid City native Becky Hammon wants to be a head coach. It appears she’d rather do so at the NBA level than college. According to Mike Robinson of The Swish Appeal, Hammon has declined the University of Florida’s offer to become head coach of their women’s basketball program, opting to remain with…

Big Crowd Expected For The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship Game

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship Game is set for this Saturday at 2:00 PM. Fairmont State will take on Northwest Missouri State at the Pentagon this weekend.  The two teams are expected to bring large crowds to Sioux Falls for the big game.  The Sioux Falls Sports Authority said with Northwest Missouri State…

Greenway Will Retire Tuesday From Vikings, NFL

Mount Vernon's Chad Greenway Will Retire Tuesday From Vikings, NFL

Eden Prairie, MN (March 6, 2017) – Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway will officially announce his retirement from the NFL at a press conference Tuesday, March 7, at the Vikings Winter Park headquarters. Media will be allowed to enter the Winter Park field house at 10:15 a.m.; the press conference will begin at 11 a.m. Greenway, who ranks fourth in…

Mount Vernon Native Chad Greenway Retiring From NFL

Fourth All-Time In Tackles In Minnesota Vikings History

Eden Prairie, MN (March 6, 2017) – Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway will officially announce his retirement from the NFL at a press conference Tuesday, March 7, at the Vikings Winter Park headquarters.   Greenway, who ranks fourth in franchise history with 1,334 career tackles, played 11 seasons and appeared in 156 career games with 144 starts for the Vikings….

Compton Says Falcons Are Fine

Former USD lineman says his Falcon teammates are fine

It was a potentially devastating loss for the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl, blowing a 25-point lead with 17:00 left and losing in OT to the New England patriots. But Tom Compton, the former USD lineman who got into the game in the 4th quarter, says his team took some time but they are over it and hoping to…

Molitor Loves The Twins Caravan

Twins manager enjoys meeting fans on Caravan

The Twins Caravan makes several annual stops in our neck of the woods and always comes to Sioux Falls. For manager Paul Molitor, who is a Minnesota native, he fully understands and appreciates the importance of getting out and rubbing shoulders with avid fans of his team. Categories: National Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story, Twins-imported Tags: Minnesota Twins, Paul Molitor

USD’s Compton Recovered From Super Bowl Loss

Compton excited to get to play in Super Bowl

Former USD standout Tom Compton did something very few football players get to do…play in the Super Bowl on February 5th. He signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Falcons after starting his career with the Washington Redskins. Ironically, the offensive line stayed healthy throughout the season, so his playing time was limited. But it was still an incredible…

Graff Says Brady Is Greatest Of All Time

Former NFL QB Neil Graff of Sioux Falls calls Brady the best ever after Sunday

Neil Graff played with several great QB’s in his NFL career-Terry Bradshaw, Fran Tarkenton, Jim Plunkett, Jim Zorn and Lynn Dickey. But he’s convinced after Sunday’s Super Bowl that Tom Brady is the greatest of all time, especially after how he led his Patriots to such a dramatic win for his 5th Super Bowl title in 7 games for New…

Vinatieri Loves The Pressure

Adam Vinatieri sets a world record

Rapid City native and former SDSU standout Adam Vinatieri continued to write his name into the record books at the Super Bowl. He kicked 28 (20-yard) FG’s in 1:00 to raise money for charity and also get his name into the Guinness World Record book. He is of course known best for an illustrious career that has seen numerous clutch…

Graff At Loss For Words At Pats Comeback

Neil Graff marvelled at Patriots epic comeback in Super Bowl

Before Sunday, the largest comeback in Super Bowl history was 10 points. The New England Patriots trailed 28-3 and were down 19 points with 17 minutes left. What happened next-31 unanswered points left former NFL quarterback Neil Graff at a loss for words. He played behind several greats during his career-Bradshaw, Tarkenton, Plunkett, Zorn and Dickey. But he’d never witnessed…

Minnesota To Host Super Bowl 52

Houston has handed off the Super Bowl football to next year’s host city, Minneapolis. The city of Houston got a lot of praise from the NFL for how well it handled the biggest football game of the year. Minnesotans are now on the clock for next year’s game, set for February 4th at US Bank Stadium. “The Bold North” is…

Coyote Alum Tom Compton Plays For Falcons In Super Bowl LI

Injury Forces USD Alum Into Action Late In Fourth Quarter

  HOUSTON, TX —  A former South Dakota Coyote was pressed into action during one of the most dramatic Super Bowls in NFL history. Wearing number 76 for the Atlanta Falcons, USD alum Tom Compton went into the game at right tackle with 5:07 remaining in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI.  The Falcons led at the time 28-20….