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Going Undrafted Allows Wieneke To Live Dream & Sign With Vikings

Maple Grove Native Hopes To Follow In Footsteps Of Adam Thielen & CJ Ham

MAPLE GROVE, MN  —  On the final day of the NFL draft most prospects are hoping that they get a call from a team wanting to draft them. South Dakota State alum Jake Wieneke was praying that his phone wouldn’t ring. During the draft process no team had shown more interest in the Maple Grove native than his hometown Minnesota…

SDSU Alum Goedert Excited To Team With Former NDSU Rival Wentz In Philly

Dallas Will Make NFL Debut On KDLT September 6th

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  Philadelphia Eagles’ second round draft pick Dallas Goedert is eager to start working with a player who used to be an enemy, Carson Wentz. The last time they were on a football field together was in Brookings when South Dakota State hosted North Dakota State on October 3rd, 2015.  On that day SDSU’s Goedert, then a sophomore,…

Ohnesorge, Kuhnert, Mickey & Lee Get NFL Mini-Camp Tryouts

Mickey & Kuhnert With Vikings, Ohnesorge With Seahawks, Lee Gets Two Opportunities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Several other local college football stars will be getting NFL opportunities. Last night we told you about USF’s Dennis Gardeck signing with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent, and SDSU’s Kellen Soulek and Brandon Valley Alum Matt Vandeberg getting tryouts with the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets. Today comes news that SDSU center…

Eagles Introduce Britton Native & SDSU Alum Dallas Goedert In Philadelphia

Goedert Picked In Second Round Of NFL Draft

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  Former South Dakota State Jackrabbit and Britton-Hecla star Dallas Goedert began taking flight with the Philadelphia Eagles one day after they selected him with the 49th overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft. Less than 24 hours after watching and celebrating with his family just north of Britton, the Eagles flew Goedert to the…

SDSU’s Jake Wieneke Signs As Undrafted Free Agent With Minnesota Vikings

Maple Grove Native Signs With Hometown Team

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  SDSU alum Jake Wieneke didn’t get selected during the final three rounds of the NFL Draft today, and he may prefer it that way since it allowed the Maple Grove, Minnesota native to sign with his hometown Vikings as an undrafted free agent. During a stellar career in Brookings from 2014-17, Wieneke became SDSU and the Missouri…

Trio Of Locals Get Undrafted Opportunities In NFL

Gardeck Signs With Arizona, Soulek & Vandeberg Get Mini-Camp Tryouts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Several other local college football stars will get a shot at the NFL thanks to undrafted deals. Sioux Falls linebacker Dennis Gardeck, second in Division Two last year in Sacks with 14, has signed on with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent. SDSU defensive lineman and Yankton native Kellen Soulek has also received an…

Dallas Goedert Picked by Eagles in 2nd Round

Dallas Goedert Picked by Eagles in 2nd Round

ARLINGTON, Texas – South Dakota State University tight end Dallas Goedert was selected by the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the National Football League Draft Friday night. He was the 49th overall pick and the third tight end taken in the 2018 draft. A Britton native, Goedert was a unanimous All-America selection as both…

Logan & Larson Win At LFA 37

But Winner Native Sid Bice Loses Main Event

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  A pair of Sioux Falls were victorious in front of the hometown crowd at the Sanford Pentagon in LFA 37 on Friday night. Sioux Falls native Bryce Logan won a unanimous decision over Dakota Bush to improve to 9-2 at 155 pounds on the main card of the fight.  In the next bout at 170 pounds,…

Timberwolves Feel Ready For First Postseason Appearance In 14 Years

Minnesota Opens Playoffs At Houston Tomorrow

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Tomorrow Minnesota Timberwolves’ fans will get to enjoy a moment 14 years in the making. Their return to the NBA Playoffs. In an odd bit of symmetry, the Wolves make their return to the postseason against the first team they ever played in the playoffs way back in 1997, the Houston Rockets.  That Wolves team got swept, and…

Logan Storley Rolls To Victory At Bellator 197

Webster Native Remains Unbeaten In Mixed Martial Arts Competition

ST. LOUIS, MO  —  One week ago Sioux Falls’ native Devin Clark scored a big victory at UFC 223. Last night it was Webster native Logan Storley’s turn to star in the Octagon at Bellator 197 in St. Louis. He faced Joaquin Buckley in a welterweight fight in a fight that was never in doubt.  Primarily using his wrestling to…

Winnipeg Shooting Wild Down Through First Two Games

Series Shifting To Minneapolis For Games Three & Four

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  —  Minnesota Wild fans’ hope for a Stanley Cup are, literally, being shot down by the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets flew past the Wild 4-1 in game two of their first round playoff series last night to put Minnesota in an 0-2 hole in the best of seven series.  The biggest difference in the series so far is…

Timberwolves Face Win-Or-Go Home Finale With Denver

Minnesota Seeking First Playoff Berth Since 2004

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Whether or not the Minnesota Timberwolves will go to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years, or go home, hinges on tomorrow night’s regular season finale with Denver. The Wolves defeated Memphis 113-94 last night.  That coupled with Denver’s win over Portland kept the two teams tied at 46-35 for the final playoff spot in…

UFC 223 A Pivotal Win For Devin Clark

Sioux Falls Native Scores Win Over Michael Rodriguez

BROOKLYN, NY  —  UFC 223 in Brooklyn last night might have represented a cross road for Sioux Falls native Devin Clark. At 2-2 in the MMA’s highest level, the Brown Bear likely needed a win to stay in the UFC, which is just what he got in his light heavyweight bout against Michael Rodriguez.   Clark took a unanimous decision victory…

Devin Clark Picks Up Win At UFC 223

Native South Dakotan Defeats Michael Rodriguez

BROOKLYN, NY  —  Connor McGregor’s melee and arrest will likely be what UFC 223 in New York is remembered for. However South Dakota native Devin Clark will have a much different and better takeaway. Clark opened the night in a light heavyweight bout against Michael Rodriguez.   Primarily using his wrestling skills, Devin got a unanimous decision victory 29-28, 30-27 and…

SDSU Alums Wieneke & Goedert Look To Improve Draft Stock At NFL Combine

Saturday Workouts For Former Jackrabbit Stars

INDIANAPOLIS, IND  —  Though we’re three months removed from the end of Jackrabbit football season, a couple of SDSU alums are out to prove they belong in the pros at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. All time Jackrabbit receiving leader Jake Wieneke showed his stuff during workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon.  Wieneke ran a 4.67…

Pats Kicker Talks About Importance of the Returning Vinatieri

SD native Adam Vinatierito return for 23rd season in the NFL

Even the energizer bunny can’t keep up with South Dakota’s Adam Vinatieri. He announced Tuesday that he will be returning for his 23rd season in the N-F-L, extending the Hall-of-Fame career that has him 2nd on the all-time scoring list behind Morten Anderson. Vinatieri has been in more Super Bowls and won more rings (4) than any kicker. And what…

Gerry Says Quick Adjustments Key To Eagles In Super Bowl Against Patriots

Philadelphia Hopes Defense Can Shut Down Tom Brady & New England Passing Attack

MINNEAPOLIS, MN —  We are less than 24 hours from seeing Sioux Falls native Nate Gerry and his Philadelphia Eagles takes on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 right here on KDLT. Both the Pats and Eagles held their final walk through practices at US Bank Stadium this afternoon.  On paper it looks like New England should be…

Managing Super Bowl Ticket Requests A New Ballgame For Nate Gerry

Sioux Falls Native To Play In Super Bowl In Nearby Minneapolis

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  You’d think the biggest thing on Nate Gerry and his Philadelphia Eagles mind would be how to beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 next Sunday right here on KDLT. Yet as any veteran who’s been through a Super Bowl can attest to, it’s a hectic time when it comes to trying to get tickets, something…

Nate Gerry’s Remarkable Rookie Season Takes Him To Super Bowl 52

Sioux Falls' Native In First Year With Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  Every year of his high school career at Washington, Nate Gerry played for a championship, helping the Warriors win three rings in four years. He could add a very big ring to his collection a week from Sunday when he and the Philadelphia Eagles play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 on KDLT. Nate was…

Zenner’s Family Bummed by Vikings Loss

Zenner's Family Bummed by Vikings Loss

  Zach Zenner was in Sioux Falls Monday for the Sanford announcement and he will actually be doing research for them from his home in Detroit. He talked with KDLT Sports about the NFC championship game since he’s a native Minnesotan and his family has always cheered for the Vikings. Even though he plays for the Lions, a division rival,…