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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….

Vinatieri’s Fond Memories Of First SB Year

Former Jackrabbit smiles when talking about first Super Bowl winning kick

44-year old Adam Vinatieri continues to kick at the highest level, breaking the NFL record for consecutive FG’s during the 2016 season with the Colts. But when the Super Bowl rolls around, the Rapid City native has fond memories of that kick in the snow and then his game-winning FG in the Super Bowl upset of the Rams when he…

Adam Vinatieri Still Kicking

Former Jackrabbit could become NFL's all-time leading scorer

Former SDSU and RC Central standout Adam Vinatieri left for Houston Tuesday where he will have to watch Sunday’s Super Bowl from the sidelines. But he’s coming off another amazing season at age 44 when he set the NFL record for most consecutive made field goals. Clearly he’s still enjoying himself and says he might kick for 3 more seasons….

Somsen Gives Locals Big League Tips

SDSU and Yankton Alum Returns For Special Camp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  After a wild 2016 that saw former Jackrabbit Layne Somsen make his major league debut only to get cut, the Yankton native is back in South Dakota giving tips as he himself prepares for another season. Somsen held a throwing camp at the D1 sports institute in Sioux Falls to give young pitchers a look at…

De La Rosa Dominates At Lewis

1st time Lewis champion has dominant Sunday

  23-year-old Daniel De La Rosa has a special Sunday at the YMCA in Sioux Falls. He won his first Lewis Drug Pro-Am Racquetball Tournament beating Alvero Beltran in 3 straight and then teamed with his to win the doubles title. Afterwards he gave plenty of credit to his mentor for all of his help and support along the way….

Timberwolves To Buy NBA D-League’s Iowa Energy

NEW YORK – Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and the NBA Development League today announced a letter of intent from Taylor to purchase majority ownership in the NBA D-League’s Iowa Energy. Subject to finalization and NBA D-League approval of the transaction, Minnesota would become the 18th NBA team to own and operate an NBA D-League affiliate. “We’re thrilled to bring…

De La Rosa Dominates The Day

Daniel De La Rosa Wins Singles & Doubles Titles At Lewis IRT Pro Am

Champions were crowned Sunday at the Lewis International Racquetball Tour Pro-Am Tournament In the singles final, Daniel De La Rosa took on his doubles partner, Alvaro Beltran. Beltran upset the number two player in the world, Rocky Carson, in the semi-finals in a five game burner. Sunday, however, would belong to De La Rosa. He would win all three sets…

#2 Rocky Carson Advances To Semi-Finals

Three Straight Set Victories In Round of 16, Quarterfinals Keeps Carson Alive

Since 1978, some of the best racquetball players from around the world come to Sioux Falls to duke it out. The Lewis International Racquetball Tour Pro-Am Tournament is the longest running racquetball tournament in the country. Highlighting the action is the number two player in the world, California native, Rocky Carson. Carson started his singles tournament trek today defeating Samuel…

Mark Griffin welcomes top I-R-T players to Sioux Falls

39th Lewis Drug Racquetball Tournament in Sioux Falls

  The top racquetball players in the world are in Sioux Falls for the 39th Annual Lewis Drug Pro-Am Tournament that runs through Sunday. Rocky Carson is the 2nd-ranked player in the world and the favorite to win back his title. Carson has been playing in Sioux Falls for the last 18 years and he says all of the players…

Molitor Says Twins Won’t Rebuild

Twins Caravan stops in Sioux Falls Tuesday night

  The Twins were in the playoff hunt two years ago, so hopes were extremely high for the 2016 season. It was a disaster. But manager Paul Molitor still has a very young and talented team. He knows they must get off to a better start in 2017 and that the pitching in particular must show dramatic improvement. Categories: National Sports,…

Kane Loves Playing In Sioux Falls

Waselenchuk has to withdraw because of injury

  The 39th Annual Lewis Drug Pro-Am Racquetball Tournament starts Thursday in Sioux Falls. The top players on the I-R-T will be in South Dakota to play in the longest running racquetball tournament in the country. But the top player, Kane Waselenchuk will be absent after withdrawing Tuesday because of injury. He’s disappointed because he, just like the rest of…

Dozier Loves Playing For HOF Manager Molitor

Twins Caravan stops in Sioux Falls Tuesday with Paul Molitor

  The Twins Caravan has been highly successful over the year regardless of how well the team is playing. Players and coaches all enjoy hitting the road during the off-season to meet and greet their fans. Manager Paul Molitor will be in Sioux Falls Tuesday night at the Elmen Center. Players like Brian Dozier, who was here last year, love…

Wild To Play In Sioux Falls?

Will Sioux Falls get the Wild to play a pre-season game here?

The Timberwolves have played preseason games in Sioux Falls on several occasions. Will the Wild be next? Sioux Falls certainly put it’s best foot forward Tuesday night for the USHL Top Prospects game with 8,000 fans attending the game. It opened the eyes of people throughout the NHL as well as Wild executives who say it certainly could happen, but…

West Gets Shutout Win In Front Of USHL/NHL Top Prospects Record Crowd

8,133 Watch Premier USHL Event At Premier Center

Sioux Falls, SD—A record crowd of 8,133 fans watched Team West blank Team East 4-0 at the 2017 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Tuesday night at the PREMIER Center. It was the largest crowd ever to attend a USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Stampede forward Matthew Quercia tallied a goal and an assist while defenseman Jack St. Ivany added an assist to…

Sioux Falls & Premier Center Impress NHL Brass

USHL/NHL Top Prospect Game Brings Scouts From All 31 NHL Teams

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  Though hockey isn’t a sanctioned South Dakota prep sport and there are no college hockey teams in the state, Sioux Falls reputation as a hockey town will continue to grow tonight thanks to the Premier Center & USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. All 40 of today’s players were at the official luncheon which featured former NHL star…

Zenner Ready To Fill Any Role For Lions In Playoffs

SDSU Alum Makes Playoff Debut on KDLT Tomorrow

DETROIT, MI  —  In the last two weeks South Dakota State alum Zach Zenner has been a primetime performer for the Detroit Lions. He’ll get a third straight chance tomorrow night in the biggest game of his career, the Wild Card playoffs at Seattle. You can watch Zach make his NFL playoff debut right here on KDLT when the Lions…

Stampede Alums Help USA Win World Juniors Gold

Bob Motzko & Kieffer Bellows Help USA To Dramatic Win Over Canada

MONTREAL, CANADA —  Perhaps it’s fitting that with the USHL’s top prospect game coming to Sioux Falls next week a couple of Stampede alums helped the United States to gold in the world junior hockey championships. Former Stampede coach Bob Motzko led the United States into last night’s gold medal game in Montreal against host Canada. Kieffer Bellows, who set…