NAIA

Dakota State Earns At-Large Bid Into NAIA National Volleyball Tournament

First Bid In Program History

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Dakota State (S.D.) continues its historic season as they found out that they are one of the 44 teams competing in the upcoming NAIA Volleyball National Tournament Monday morning. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has officially announced the teams and Opening Round pairings for the 2019 NAIA Volleyball National Championship.  The 44-team event will get…

Morningside Wins At Northwestern To Claim GPAC Title

Red Raiders Suffer First Loss 37-27

ORANGE CITY, IA  —  Down 13-10 at half, Morningside scored 20 unanswered points in the third quarter to distance themselves from host Northwestern, going on to win the battle of NAIA unbeatens and claim the GPAC title with a 37-27 victory. Northwestern’s Tyson Kooima passed for 348 yards and four touchdowns but also threw three interceptions. Morningside’s Arnijae Ponder ran…

Northwestern Defense Does Doane In

Red Raiders Win 26-3

ORANGE CITY, IA  —  No.5 Northwestern College earned a 23-3 home win over Doane in a GPAC match-up played this afternoon at DeValois Stadium. The win improves the Red Raiders to 6-0 in the GPAC, 7-0 overall; while Doane drops its second straight and falls to 4-3 in the conference, 4-5 overall. A pair of freshmen came up big for…

Dakota State’s Fast Start Fades In Loss To 14th Ranked Dickinson State

Trojans Fall 31-14

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) earned a 14-6 edge after the first quarter over NAIA’s nationally-ranked Dickinson State (N.D.) in the Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association football contest at Trojan Field Sunday, a game that was postponed due to the recent winter storm that impacted travel conditions in the Upper Midwest region.  The Blue Hawks shut down the Trojans…

Dakota State Drills Presentation

Trojans Win 43-16

MADISON, S.D. – Presentation (S.D.) led 14-6 after 15 minutes of the Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association football conference action at Trojan Field on a windy Saturday afternoon.  The Trojans went on to outscore the Saints 37-2 for the rest of the game, rolling to a 43-16 conference victory.  The win also kept DSU undefeated at home this season (3-0…

Briar Cliff Rallies Past Dakota State

Trojans Suffer First Loss 13-10

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  The Briar Cliff defense came up large all game and the offense did just enough to give Briar Cliff the win in the home opener for the Chargers Saturday at Memorial Field as BC downed Dakota State 13-10. The offenses for both teams needed a jolt and got one after a lightning delay midway through the…

Anderson Confident His Trojans Can Build Off DWU Win

DSU 0-3 In Week After Beat Tigers Previous Three Years

MADISON, S.D.  — Moving on might be a little tougher to do for the Dakota State Trojans after beating arch rival Dakota Wesleyan for the fourth straight year in their opener. Not only do the Trojans have to visit a Briar Cliff team that beat them 49-20 in Madison last year, but it’s been a struggle for them to move past…

Wild Finish Gives Dakota State 4th Straight Win Over DWU

See The Finish Of Last Night's Double OT Thriller!

MADISON, S.D.  —  For the fourth straight year the Dakota State Trojans have defeated arch rival Dakota Wesleyan. The Trojans did it in dramatic fashion with a double overtime field goal to win 33-30.  Click on the video viewer to see the finish! Categories: College Sports, Colleges – Dakota State, Colleges – Dakota Wesleyan, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: College…

Cimpl Hopes Youthful Dakota Wesleyan Keeps It Simple In 2019

Tigers Looking To Bounce Back After 2-9 Season

As the state amateur baseball tournament concludes the eyes of Mitchell start to turn toward footballs season with Dakota Wesleyan looking to bounce back from a rare down year. The Tigers open the season a week from Thursday night in Madison at Dakota State looking to end a three game losing streak against their arch rivals.  Last year’s 27-18 loss…

Penner’s Fire Ignites Dordt Football

Defenders Picked To Finish Third In GPAC

SIOUX CENTER, IA  —  Few football programs in the region, if not the country, have gone through as dramatic a change in culture as the Dordt Defenders under fourth year head coach Joel Penner. In the five years prior to his arrival Dordt won just ten games while losing 45. Over the three years under his watch they’ve nearly doubled…

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kamber Lamer Wins NAIA National Heptathlon Championship

Comes 48 Hours After Third And Final Appeal To Compete Was Approved

GULF SHORES, ALA  —  Though there was more drama off the track this time thanks to a missed email and registration that nearly kept her from competing at the NAIA National Track & Field Outdoor Meet, the result remained the same for Dakota Wesleyan’s Kamber Lamer. A national championship. After winning the indoor national pentathlon championship in Brookings back in…

Greicar Picks up 100th Win At DWU With Split At Morningside

Tigers Drop First Game 5-4 But Win Finale 6-1

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – With two games remaining before postseason play, the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team secured a fourth seed in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament after splitting games with Morningside College Sunday in Sioux City, Iowa. Drew DeMers (Winner, S.D.) opened the first game for the Tigers with an RBI single to left field to put the Tigers…

NAIA Men’s Basketball Tournament Leaving Sioux Falls For Kansas City

Unified Tournament To Be Held In Longtime KC Home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The NAIA Men’s Basketball National Tournament won’t be in Sioux Falls when the two divisions merge into one after next year. The NAIA announced today that it’s reached an extension agreement with Kansas City to host the unified tournament from 2021 through 2024.  Kansas City has been hosting the Division One Tournament for more than 80…

Gustafson’s Dramatic Buzzer Beater Sends Northwestern To Fab Four

Will Face Concordia Tomorrow At 6

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  Click on the video viewer to see dramatic video of Ethan native Darbi Gustafson sending the Northwestern Red Raider women into the NAIA Fab Four with a buzzer beater against College of the Ozarks! Northwestern faces Concordia in the national semifinals tomorrow at 6 PM. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – Northwestern, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags:…

NAIA NATIONAL QUARTERFINALS-Gustafson Buzzer Beater Lifts Northwestern While DWU Rolls

Red Raiders & Tigers Advance To NAIA Fab Four

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  The Dakota Wesleyan Tigers and Northwestern Red Raiders womens’ basketball teams are heading to the NAIA National Fab Four. Rylie Osthus scored 23 points to lead the defending National Champion Tigers to a 75-62 win over Taylor.  Makaela Karst added 15 points to help the Tigers advance to Monday’s national semifinal against Southeastern at 8:05 PM…

NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT-Northwestern Off To Quarterfinals After Knocking Off Indiana Wesleyan

Red Raider Women Win 83-70

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  Kassidy DeJong scored 20 points and Sammy Blum added 17 to lead the Northwestern Red Raiders to an 83-70 victory over Indiana Wesleyan in the second round of the NAIA National Tournament on Friday night at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Northwestern will face the College of the Ozarks in the National Quarterfinals…

NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT: Dakota Wesleyan’s Upset Bid Of Defending Champ Indiana Wesleyan Undone In Heartbreaker

Tigers Fall 87-86

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With two seconds left and trailing by a point, Ty Hoglund (Dell Rapids, S.D.) threw up a shot from half court that missed just off the mark as the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team lost in heartbreaking fashion to the overall number one seed Indiana Wesleyan University, 87-86 in the second round of the NAIA…

NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT: DWU Women Pull Away From Saint Francis

Defending National Champions Head To Quarterfinals With 63-49 Win

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Thanks to dominating defense throughout, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team advanced past Saint Francis University (Ill.), 63-49 in the second round of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championships, presented by Riverside Technologies and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Friday at the Tyson Events Center. The Fighting Saints (24-9) wasted no time offensively with an easy…

DSU’s Curnow 4th In 5000 Meter Run On Final Day Of NAIA Nationals

Track & Field Championships Conclude in Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dakota State’s (S.D.) Braden Curnow ran in the men’s 5000-meters on the final day of the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships Saturday at Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.  The three-day national meet was hosted by DSU. Curnow was the top runner in the semifinals last Thursday with a time of 14 minutes, 59.02 seconds. He finished fourth…

Morningside Bounces Dakota Wesleyan From GPAC Men’s Tournament

Tigers Still Likely To Make NAIA Tournament Despite 88-81 Setback

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – After leading at halftime 46-40, the No. 18 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team fell to No. 2 Morningside College, 88-81 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals on Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa. Both teams struggled in the first two minutes of the game offensively as the Mustangs (27-2, 18-2 GPAC) were able to…