John Stiegelmeier

Jacks Know What’s at Stake Against Bison in Dakota Marker Game

Jacks Know What's at Stake Against Bison in Dakota Marker Game

BROOKINGS, SD… The fact that ESPN’s GameDay is coming to Brookings this weekend has gotten plenty of attention and will be exciting for the entire campus. And while the players and coaches are also pumped about the exposure it will give their school, they are intently focused on the game with NDSU. It’s #1 against #3 in the FCS with…

Stig, Sell Excited That Gameday is Coming to Brookings

Stig, Sell Excited That Gameday is Coming to Brookings

BROOKINGS, SD… The ESPN Gameday Pre-game show is coming to Brookings prior to Saturday’s big showdown with NDSU for first place in the Missouri Valley Conference. It’s the first time the show has ever broadcast from South Dakota, it’s been to Fargo twice. Obviously it’s a huge game for both teams with so much at stake for the post season….

Stig Says Jacks Must Take Field With Confidence at Minnesota Thursday

Stig Says Jacks Must Take Field With Confidence at Minnesota Thursday

BROOKINGS, SD… The Jackrabbits of SDSU start the season Thursday night in Minneapolis against the Gophers of Minnesota. SDSU has played it’s share of pre-conference games in big-time venues and head coach John  Stiegelmeier is confident about his squad. But he also knows they must take the field with the attitude that they will beat their Big Ten opponent. “I…

Stig Names His Man at QB for SDSU

Stig Names His Man at QB for SDSU

BROOKINGS, SD… It had been touted as a 3-person battle for the starting Quarterback’s job at SDSU. But Taryn Christion’s replacement has been decided and it will be redshirt freshman J’Bore Gibbs. He’s a terrific athlete and also has a strong arm. But most importantly John Stiegelmeier likes what he sees in the talented signal-caller. “I think it’s going to…

Stig Likes his Jacks as they Prepare for FCS Playoffs and Duquense

Stig Likes his Jacks as they Prepare for FCS Playoffs and Duquense

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU football team is the 5th seed when they take the field Saturday in Brookings in the FCS playoffs against Duquense. John Stiegelmeier will most likely see his 13 seniors play their final home game regardless of the outcome and he loves the leadership they have provided as well as the focus of his entire squad to…

Jacks Excited for Another Home Game in FCS Playoffs

Jacks Excited for Another Home Game in FCS Playoffs

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU football team got a much-needed week off with the first round bye in the FCS playoffs. And for the seniors and their head coach, Saturday’s 2nd round game with Duquense is exciting since it’s one more chance to play in front of the home fans where this team is unbeaten this season. Categories: College Sports, Colleges…

Jackrabbits Excited For Break, and Post Season Football

Jackrabbits Excited For Break, and Post Season Football

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU football got the news Sunday regarding the post season. The Jacks are seeded 5th in the FCS playoffs and will get a much-needed week off for Thanksgiving and to get healthy. As for the seeding, there’s some disappointment knowing they could have been higher with a win over Northern Iowa or NDSU. But they realize it…

Stig Excited for Dakota Marker game in Fargo

Stig Excited for Dakota Marker game in Fargo

BROOKINGS, SD… Saturday’s game in Fargo is for bragging rights in the FCS and also the Missouri Valley Conference. When 3rd-ranked SDSU visits the top-ranked Bison of NDSU they will hope to return to Brookings with the Dakota Marker. The Jacks have actually played well in this series that started 15 years ago, winning last year in Brookings 33-21. Head…

3rd-Ranked Jacks Have High Expectations

3rd-Ranked Jacks Have High Expectations

BROOKINGS, SD… The Jackrabbits of SDSU lost two superstars to graduation and most likely the NFL. Dallas Goedert and Jake Wieneke were tremendous targets for Taryn Christion. But the senior signal caller feels this year’s team won’t miss a beat when they take the field Saturday night in Ames, IA against Iowa State. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota…

Wieneke in New York for Campbell Trophy Awards Banquet

Wieneke in New York for Campbell Trophy Awards Banquet

NEW YORK – South Dakota State University wide receiver Jake Wieneke will be in the Big Apple over the next two days to take part in the 60th National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner and related festvities. A senior from Maple Grove, Minnesota, Wieneke has been selected as one of 13 finalists for the Campbell Trophy, which is presented by…

Stig wants home fans to make the difference Saturday

Stig wants home fans to make the difference Saturday

The South Dakota State football team got a first round bye in the F-C-S playoffs last Saturday. This week they have a re-match with Northern Iowa. The Panthers spoiled Hobo Day with a 38-18 win back in October. Head coach John Stiegelmeier wants to see a big-time turnout to support his team, knowing that a vocal home crowd can effect…

Stig expects great atmosphere at Dakotadome Saturday

Stig expects great atmosphere at Dakotadome Saturday

Saturday’s game at the Dakotadome  in Vermillion has much more at stake than bragging rights in a great rivalry. Both teams are fighting for position in post season play, so Jackrabbits head coach John Stiegelmeier expects an electric environment at USD as a result. Both SDSU and USD have been ranked in the top 10 much of the season. The…

Goedert’s Great Catch was Huge in Win Over NDSU

Goedert's Great Catch was Huge in Win Over NDSU

Dallas Goedert never fails to amaze both SDSU fans along with his teammates and coaches. So when he made a 1-handed grab for a touchdown late in the NDSU game it came as no surprise. While it wasn’t the most spectacular grab in his Jacks career it was certainly one of the bigger catches under the circumstances. Categories: College Sports,…

Stig Jacked for Homecoming

Stig Jacked for Homecoming

It’s Homecoming week for the SDSU football team and head coach John Stiegelmeier is excited. Afterall, he’s an SDSU alum and knows what this week means to the University. He also knows his team is part of the festivities and his job is to have his team deliver a victory against Northern Iowa Saturday at 2:00. Categories: College Sports, Colleges…

SDSU Prepares for Montana State

SDSU Prepares for Montana State

The SDSU football team was impressive in the opening win over Duquesne 51-13. They headed out Friday afternoon for Bozemen, MT and will play the Bobcats of Montana State Saturday night. John Stiegelmeier knows it will be a hostile environment, but MSU coach Jeff Choate is concerned about the talent Stig’s team will bring west. Categories: College Sports, Colleges –…

2017 GRIDIRON PREVIEW: 1-on-1 With SDSU’s John Stiegelmeier

Great Expectations Await 2017 Jackrabbits

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Expectations have never been higher for the South Dakota State football team.  With the Jackrabbits garnering their highest preseason rankings ever and a national championship the expectation, Sports Director Mark Ovenden goes 1-on-1 with SDSU head coach John Stiegelmeier to talk about the season on our KDLT Sports Gridiron Preview! Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South…

Stig, Jacks Ready for Big Season

Stig, Jacks Ready for Big Season

The season can’t come soon enough for the SDSU football team. Tune in to KDLT Wednesday at 6:30 to hear what head mcoach John Stiegelmeier has to say about this year’s team. Yes there are very high expectations and for good reason with so much returning talent. SDSU will host NDSU during the regular season which could be crucial at…

SDSU Players, Coaches Have High Goals

SDSU Players, Coaches Have High Goals

The SDSU football team has been getting plenty of pre-season support from the pollsters. And with so much talent returning, especially on offense, the players and coaches know they have a chance for a really special season. In fact, they want to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs, knowing just how important that is if they want to make…