College Football

Jackrabbits Lament Season Of Missed Opportunities

Injuries & Turnovers Prove Too Much For Jackrabbits

BROOKINGS, S.D.  — In a season where the Jackrabbits lost their starting quarterback and starting running-back, in J’Bore Gibbs and Pierre Strong. You could say that the uncontrollable controlled the Jacks season. “I think it created some adversity and I think that is one of the neatest things about sports. Different than other activities is you face adversity and you have…

FCS PLAYOFFS: Northern Iowa Wins Rematch & Ends SDSU’s Season

Jacks Suffer First Ever Home Playoff Loss 13-10

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Northern Iowa scored the final 13 points of the game, including the game-winning 18-yard field goal by Matthew Cook with 2 minutes, 10 seconds remaining, as the Panthers knocked off seventh-seeded South Dakota State, 13-10, in second-round action of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Saturday afternoon at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. UNI improved to 10-4 overall and…

SDSU Hopes For Good Weather & Crowd At Playoff Opener

Jacks Face Northern Iowa In 2nd Round Tomorrow At 1 PM

BROOKINGS, S.D.  — The Jackrabbit football team begins what they hope is a run to the FCS National Championship in less than 24 hours when they host Northern Iowa in the second round as SDSU hosts a playoff game for the sixth time in program history. Much like the regular season, attendance has been an issue during the postseason as the…

Cutting Down On Turnovers Key To An SDSU Playoff Run

12 Of 21 SDSU Turnovers This Season Came In Four Losses

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Perhaps the most surprising and controversial part of this year’s FCS Playoff bracket was South Dakota State getting a seed and bye instead of Northern Iowa. Next week these two will settle it on the field. The Panthers defeated San Diego 17-3 to advance to the second round and a return trip to Brookings where the Jackrabbits…

Jackrabbits Hope To Heal Up During Bye Week

SDSU Could Get Top RB's Back For Playoff Run

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The Jackrabbit football team is thankful that they can rest during the opening weekend of the FCS Playoffs. That’s partly because South Dakota State really needed the bye week to get healthy for their playoff push.  Though it’s unlikely starting quarterback J’Bore Gibbs will return, there’s hope that the extra time off will help allow running backs…

SDSU Excited To Have Another Home Game in FCS Playoffs

SDSU Excited To Have Another Home Game in FCS Playoffs

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU football team will have the chance to enjoy Thanksgiving and then get back to work as they prepare for a home game December 7th after getting an unexpected bye as the 7th seed. This puts them in a great position to succeed according to senior Christian Rozeboom. And head coach John Stiegelmeier is really happy for…

SDSU Jacked to Have First Round Bye in Playoffs

SDSU Jacked to Have First Round Bye in Playoffs

BROOKINGS, SD… Despite losing Saturday to USD, the Jackrabbits got great news Sunday when they were named the #7 seed in the FCS football playoffs. As a result, they still got the bye they knew was at stake when they played the Coyotes. They will get to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family without worrying about having a game Saturday…

GRIDIRON GREATNESS: 2019 State-U Football

Celebrating The Best Of The South Dakota Showdown!

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  For the first time in 19 years the South Dakota Coyotes have beaten their arch rival from Brookings, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, in a classic 24-21 rivalry game.  We celebrate some of the best sights, sounds and moments from this year’s South Dakota Showdown with a special edition of Gridiron Greatness! Categories: College Sports, Colleges –…

Despite Late Season Stumbles SDSU Still Gets Seed & Bye Into FCS Playoffs

Jacks Are 7th Seed And Will Get Winner Of UNI/San Diego Game

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Yesterday’s stunning 24-21 loss at South Dakota not only ended South Dakota State’s ten game series winning streak against their arch rivals, it also seemed to destroy any hope they had of getting a top eight seed and bye week into the second round of the FCS Playoffs. With that in mind, the Jackrabbits gathered at Dana J…

Win Over SDSU Brings Satisfaction For USD Seniors & Springboard To 2020 For Returners

USD Wins 24-21 To Snap 10-Game Series Losing Streak

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Though the Coyotes didn’t hear their name called for the second straight year in the FCS Playoffs, yesterday’s 24-21 victory certainly gives the program hope that they might next year and moving forward. They showed resilience after a difficult 0-3 start to the year, winning five of their last nine games.  Of course it’s yesterday’s victory, which…

COYOTE STATE! USD Wins Thriller To Defeat SDSU For First Time In 19 Years

Coyotes Snap Jackrabbits Ten Game Series Win Streak With Dramatic 24-21 Win

  FOR THE COMPLETE POST GAME PRESS CONFERENCES FROM BOTH TEAMS SCROLL DOWN PAST THE GAME RECAP STORY VERMILLION, S.D.—Coyote fans can finally exhale.   South Dakota’s defense stopped three South Dakota State drives in the fourth quarter to preserve a three-point lead and upended the Jackrabbits 24-21 on Senior Day inside the DakotaDome.   It was the first win…

NCAA D2 PLAYOFFS: Colorado Mines Rallies To End Sioux Falls Season

17 Unanswered Points From Orediggers Halt USF's Upset Bid 24-21

GOLDEN, CO  —  The Sioux Falls Cougars led or were tied in their NCAA Division Two playoff game at the Colorado School of Mines for 59 minutes and 57 seconds. Unfortunately the host Orediggers held the lead when it matter most. After racing out to a 21-7 lead, Sioux Falls saw Mines gradually chip away at the advantage, scoring 17…

NCAA D2 PLAYOFFS: Augustana Blanked By CSU-Pueblo

Vikings Season Comes To An End With 17-0 Playoff Defeat

PUEBLO, Colo. – The Augustana football season came to an end Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. The Vikings fell 17-0 to No. 9 nationally and No. 4 in Super Region Four Colorado State – Pueblo.   The Vikings, the fifth seed in the Super Region, conclude their season 9-3 overall, tying for the…

NAIA PLAYOFFS: Northwestern Stunned For The Second Straight Year On Homefield In First Round

Red Raiders Season Ends With 25-20 Loss To St. Xavier

ORANGE CITY, IA  —  All season long the Northwestern Red Raider football team talked about last season’s 14-6 upset loss to Dickinson State at home in the opening round of the NAIA Playoffs and not wanting to end again on such a sour note. Unfortunately for them, history repeated itself. St. Xavier forced three Red Raider turnovers and stunned Northwestern…

STATE-U FOOTBALL: Can Coyotes Halt Jackrabbits Ten Game Win Streak?

USD & SDSU Kickoff In Vermillion Tomorrow At 2 PM

VERMILLION & BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The last time South Dakota beat South Dakota State on the gridiron the majority of the freshman and sophomores who will play in this year’s game had yet to even be born. Including a break in the series when the teams were in different divisions, the Jacks have beaten their in-state rivals ten consecutive times…

Northwestern Red Raiders Motivated and Ready For NAIA Playoffs

Northwestern Red Raiders Motivated and Ready For NAIA Playoffs

ORANGE CITY, IA…”Last year we weren’t expecting to lose. I feel this year, we’re going to take it more seriously,” said Northwestern quarterback Tyson Kooima. The Red Raiders are wiser and more aware of the fate that could await them in the NAIA playoffs this year. Last years first-round 14-6 loss to Dickinson State still haunts this team, but now…

Augie’s Olszewski Honored by NSIC For Second Time

Augie's Olszewski Honored by NSIC For Second Time

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Augustana head football coach Jerry Olszewski is the NSIC Coach of the Year after guiding the Vikings to a 9-2 regular-season record the league announced Wednesday. In the same release, four Vikings earned NSIC South Division All-Conference First Team honors while four others earned second-team accolades. Olszewski, in his seventh season with Augustana, earns the league’s top…

Jacob Kalogonis Running Up The Red Raider Record Books

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ORANGE CITY, IA  —  Northwestern’s 5’9 running-back Jacob Kalogonis may not have the traditional size for the position. But, he has more than enough heart. “Jacob’s a hard-nose kid. He’ll get after it. He’ll outrun you. He’ll run you over if he has the chance. He’ll juke you; you never know what you’re getting with Jacob,” said Shane Solberg, Northerwestern…

PLAYOFF BOUND! Augustana Celebrates Return To NCAA Division Two Postseason

Vikings To Play At CSU-Pueblo Saturday At 2 PM CST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  By virtue of their 9-2 regular season, the Augustana Viking football team had the luxery of knowing they were guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Division Two playoffs. Which allowed them the luxery of celebrating their playoff return with family and fans during the selection show. Nearly the entire bracket was revealed before Augie finally got a…

LAST TEAM IN! Sioux Falls Earns Fourth Trip To D2 Playoffs In Five Years

Cougars Will Play At Colorado School Of Mines Saturday At 1 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the fourth time in the last five years, the Sioux Falls Cougars will be in the NCAA Division Two playoff party. USF gathered privately in the Bob Young Field press box and waited till the end of the selection show on Sunday afternoon when they were the last team called in the playoff field. They…