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Eagles Fly Past Vikings In NFC Championship Game

Minnesota Gives Up 38 Unanswered In 38-7 Loss

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  It took a “Minneapolis Miracle” for the Minnesota Vikings to beat the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoffs last week. It took 60 minutes of a relentless Philadelphia Eagles team to dash any hope of the Vikings returning to the Super Bowl for the first time in 42 years. The Eagles scored 38 unanswered points…

SDSU Wrestlers Pin Northern Iowa

#15 Jackrabbits Defeat #11 Panthers 22-16

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Connor Brown and Seth Gross opened the dual with consecutive pins, leading 15th-ranked South Dakota State to a 22-16 victory over 11th-ranked Northern Iowa in a college wrestling dual Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits, who won their ninth dual in a row, improved to 9-2 overall and 4-0 against Big 12 Conference opponents. UNI dropped…

Alejandro Landa Captures Lewis Pro-Am Singles Title With Remarkable Rally

8th Seed Defeats 2nd Seed Daniel DeLaRosa In Three Games

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  8th-seeded Alejandro Landa’s remarkable weekend at the 40th Lewis Pro-Am Racquetball Tournament had already included an upset of top ranked Rocky Carson en route to the pro singles final. And Landa saved his best for last. Trailing 2nd seed Daniel DeLaRosa 10-6 in the decisive third game, Landa rattled off five straight points to capture the…

Vikings Trying To Block Out Pressures Of NFC Championship

Minnesota Seeking First Super Bowl Trip In 42 Years

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  In case you haven’t heard there’s a rather important football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles today. And if you think I’m trying to downplay the NFC Championship, you should hear the players. Of course the current Vikings are aware of the franchises tortured history and how much an entire state and region are pulling…

Stampede Alums Rau & Prosser Help Wild Win On Hockey Day Minnesota

Minnesota Beats Tampa Bay 5-2

ST. PAUL, MN —  A couple of Stampede alums helped the Wild beat Tampa Bay on Hockey Day Minnesota yesterday. Herd alum Kyle Rau got the assist to fellow alum Nate Prosser for what would be the game winning goal in the Wild’s 5-2 win.  It’s the first time since 2015 one Stampede alum has assisted another on a goal…

Mariah Szymanski Scores USF Record 43 Points In St. Paul

Sophomore Shoots 9-10 From Three Point Range In 84-56 Win

ST. PAUL, MN  —  Sioux Falls Mariah Szymanski had herself a night in St. Paul last night. The Sophomore scored a school record 43 points in the Cougars 84-56 win over Concordia-St. Paul.  Going 9 of 10 from three point land, Mariah’s 43 point outburst tops the previous mark of 42 held by Dawn Morrison in 1992 and Janice Ball…

HANSON BOYS CLASSIC-Sioux Valley, Flandreau & White River Win Thrillers

Late Games At 36th Hanson Classic Come Down To Final Minute

MITCHELL, S.D.  —  The 36th Hanson Boys’ Basketball Classic once again paired some of the state’s top teams against each other in the evening games. And the action at the World’s Only Corn Palace did not disappoint! Click on the video viewer to see highlights from White River’s 65-63 win over Aberdeen Roncalli, Flandreau’s 68-67 win over Tea, and Sioux…

Jackrabbit Women Romp Over Western Illinois

Big 2nd Quarter Sends SDSU To 84-48 Win

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State women’s basketball coach Aaron Johnston set The Summit League records for wins as the Jackrabbits recorded an 84-48 win over Western Illinois Saturday afternoon in front of 2,129 fans at Frost Arena. The win gives Johnston 144 victories in Summit League play and 261 overall wins since the Jackrabbits entered The Summit League in…

SDSU Men Steamroll Western Illinois

Jacks Win 98-70

MACOMB, Ill. — South Dakota State rolled to its eighth straight win Saturday night with a 98-70 dismantling of Western Illinois behind double figure scoring efforts from seven Jackrabbits. SDSU (17-5, 5-0 Summit League) kept its league record unblemished with the victory, shooting 50 percent as a team with an 18-for-20 effort from the charity stripe. The Jacks shot 50…

Coyote Men Overpower Omaha

USD Wins 85-71

OMAHA, Neb. – Tyler Hagedorn scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the South Dakota men’s basketball team topped Omaha 85-71 Saturday night in Omaha, Nebraska. The Coyotes never trailed in the contest to improve to 17-5 overall and 5-1 in the Summit League. Omaha falls to 7-15 on the season and 2-4 in league action.   Matt Mooney…

Coyote Women Crush Omaha

First Place USD Wins 70-46

VERMILLION, S.D.–South Dakota junior guard Allison Arens scored 18 points to pace the Coyotes in a 70-46 victory over Omaha at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on Saturday afternoon.   South Dakota (15-5, 6-0 Summit) rallied off its ninth-straight victory over Omaha (8-10, 0-6). The battle of the undefeated Summit League teams takes place Thursday in Brookings as the Coyotes…

Vikings Look To Get Ground Game Going In Philadelphia

Minnesota Faces Top Ranked Run Defense In NFC Title Game

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  We’re less than 24 hours from the NFC Championship game between the Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles. One of Minnesota’s biggest challenges figures to be running the football.  The Eagles have the top ranked rush defense in the NFL, giving up just 79 yards a game.  That doesn’t seem to phase the Vikings who plan to get the…

HANSON BOYS’ CLASSIC-Corsica/Stickney, Canistota & Warner Win Early Games

Early Games At Hanson Classic In Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D.  —  The 36th Annual Hanson Boys’ Basketball Classic tipped off on Saturday afternoon in Mitchell at the World’s Only Corn Palace. Click on the video viewer to see highlights from Corsica/Stickney’s 56-46 win over Gregory, Canistota’s 56-50 win over Langford, and Warner’s 58-47 win over Castlewood!

Augustana Women Run Away From Winona

Vikings Win 91-71

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Connecting on a perfect 7-for-7 from the field, including 4-for-4 from long range, the Augustana women’s basketball team sprinted out of the gates and cruised to a 91-71 win over Winona State Saturday afternoon at the Sioux Falls Arena.   Saturday’s victory marked the ninth consecutive win at home for the Vikings and improves their record…