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NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Augustana Softball Rallies Past Kingsville Twice To Claim Title!

Vikings Claim Second National Title In Program History With

DENVER, CO  —  The Augustana Viking softball team are the 2019 NCAA Division Two National Champions after a remarkable Memorial Day of comeback victories. With their backs to the wall in the best-of-three National Championship Series after last night’s 7-2 loss in game one, Augustana rallied from 3-2 down in game two to beat Texas A&M-Kingsville 6-4 and force a…

Augustana Rallies Past Kingsville To Force Decisive National Championship Game

Vikings Take Game Two 6-4

DENVER, CO  —  For the second time this postseason the Augustana softball team stared down elimination and won. If they do so again they’ll be NCAA Division Two National Champions. Following last night’s 7-2 loss in the Championship Series first game, the Vikings rallied from one run down to defeat Texas A&M-Kingsville 6-4 in game two to force a decisive…

Augustana Ready For Exciting National Championship Rematch With Texas A&M-Kingsville

Vikings lost to Javelinas 3-2 in February

DENVER, CO  —  Through all their successes, the Augustana softball team has maintained that anything less than a national championship wouldn’t satisfy them. Now they’re two wins away from that goal. With last night’s 6-0 victory over Young Harris, Augie advanced to the Division Two National Championship series.  The Vikings have been unbeaten and largely unchallenged through three victories. Now they’ll…

Central Missouri Sweeps Augustana In Super Regionals

Defending National Champion Vikings See Season End In 5-2 Defeat

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The national title defense for Augustana came to a close on Saturday in the Central Super Regional, as the No. 1 seed Vikings fell 5-2 to No. 2 seed Central Missouri at Karras Park, home of Ronken Field. The loss ends the Vikings season with a 43-16 record, while the Mules improve to 43-14, and advance…

Central Missouri Takes Opener Of Super Regional With Augustana

Vikings Fall 6-4

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Central Missouri opened up a 4-0 lead in the third and never trailed, holding off a late Augustana rally to win game one of the Central Super Regional 6-4 at Ronken Field in Sioux Falls on Friday night. The defending National Champion Vikings will face elimination tomorrow needing two wins to return to the College World…

CENTRAL REGIONAL: Southeastern Oklahoma State Stuns Northern State With Late Comeback

Wolves Season Ends With 115-103 Overtime Loss

Maryville, Mo. – The No. 19 Northern State University men’s basketball team ended their season in the first round of the NCAA Central Region Tournament. The Wolves fell to Southeastern Oklahoma State 115-103 in overtime, finishing the year with a 26-7 record overall.   Northern led for a majority of the contest, however things began to slip away late in…

Augustana Moving To Division One

Vikings Will Need To Secure Conference Membership

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  South Dakota will have a third division one program within the next decade. Augustana University plans to move it’s athletic program to the highest level of competition in the NCAA, formally announcing plans to move from Division Two to Division One in their strategic vision press release on Thursday night. The deadline for Augustana to withdraw from…

Augustana Sets Goal of Offering Division 1 Athletics

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Last weekend, Augustana University’s Board of Trustees approved a plan that sets big goals for the future of the school and its sports programs. The school announced Thursday that the board unanimously approved the university’s vision for the next 12 years.  That vision includes plans like offering new academic programs and graduate degrees, expanding arts programs,…

Jackrabbits Down #21 Drake

SDSU Women Pull Upset 80-71

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  In a battle of mid-major powers, the South Dakota State women’s basketball team recorded an 80-71 win over No. 21 Drake Saturday afternoon in front of 1,711 fans at Frost Arena. Madison Guebert, one of four Jackrabbits scoring in double figures, led SDSU (6-3) with 21 points. Myah Selland added 16 points while Tagyn Larson and Sydney…

UMKC Stuns USD Despite Umude’s Heroics

Coyotes Fall 65-63

VERMILLION, S.D. – It was a tale of two halves for the South Dakota men’s basketball team in a 65-63 loss to UMKC Saturday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes shot 52 percent from the field on 13-of-25 shot attempts in the first half to hold a 10-point halftime lead at 40-30. South Dakota then hit just…

For Second Straight Year Jackrabbits Draw Fifth Seed In FCS Playoffs

SDSU To Host Duquesne/Towson Winner On December 1st

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The South Dakota State University football team is seeded fifth in the Football Championship Subdivision playoff field and will host a second-round game Dec. 1 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The Jackrabbits, 8-2 overall, will face the winner of Saturday’s Duquesne-Towson first-round matchup. SDSU will be making its seventh consecutive appearance in the 24-team FCS playoffs and…

Simmons & South Dakota Bear Down On Northern Colorado

Coyotes Pick Up First Win 43-28

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota quarterback Austin Simmons passed for a career-high 462 yards – the third-highest total in program history – and accounted for five touchdowns in leading the 23rd-ranked Coyotes to a 43-28 win against Northern Colorado Saturday inside the DakotaDome.   It was the 16th consecutive home-opening victory for South Dakota (1-1), which improved to 35-5 in season openers…

Caden Walters Impresses In Coo Comeback

Junior QB Leads 23 Second Rally To Win Season Opener

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  One of the most remarkable regular season wins in Sioux Falls history was engineered by a backup quarterback. The Coo turned to JUCO transfer Caden Walters at quarterback at half of their season opener with Concordia-St. Paul and, with USF down 24-20 with 26 seconds to play, Walters rewarded head coach Jon Anderson’s faith by throwing…

KDLT AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: Breaking Down the Buckeyes

BOISE, I.D. — Lack of experience.  Excitement to be going to a first NCAA Tournament.  These are the things you’d expect to hear from teams coming out of the Summit League like South Dakota State, not the Ohio State Buckeyes, a program making it’s 32nd NCAA Tournament appearance, but first in two years. Like the Jacks with Mike Daum, the man…

KDLT AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: SDSU’s Confident in Team’s Togetherness

BOISE, I.D. — The Jackrabbit men’s basketball team took on media day at the 2018 NCAA Tournament Wednesday inside Taco Bell Arena. Mike Daum, Tevin King, Reed Tellinghuisen and head coach T.J. Otzelberger answered questions from local and national media in the day’s press conference while the Jackrabbit locker room was open for media members to visit with other student-athletes and…

Turnovers Turn Jackrabbit Football Away In FCS Semifinals

Ten Turnovers Doom SDSU At James Madison

HARRISONBURG, VA  —  The greatest season in South Dakota State football history came to an end in one of the worst ways imaginable yesterday in the FCS Semifinals at James Madison. The Jackrabbits were blown out 51-16 by the defending national champions, and it’s not hard to figure out why.  SDSU committed an FCS Playoff record ten turnovers, five of…

FCS SEMIFINALS: Jacks Turnover National Championship Shot In Loss At James Madison

SDSU Commits FCS Playoff Record 10 Turnovers In 51-16 Season-Ending Loss

HARRISONBURG, VA  —  The best season in South Dakota State football history came to an end in one of the worst ways imaginable. The Jackrabbits, who had previously committed no more than three turnovers in a single game in their previous 13 games, committed an FCS Playoff record ten turnovers and were overpowered by defending national champion James Madison 51-16…

Jackrabbits Excited For Shot At Defending National Champions

SDSU Heads To FCS Semifinals

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The South Dakota State football team is two wins away from a national championship after their impressive performance on Saturday in the FCS Quarterfinals.  The Jackrabbits throttled New Hampshire from start to finish last Saturday, winning their first ever quarterfinal game 56-14. SDSU now heads to the FCS Semifinals against defending national champion James Madison, a team…

GRIDIRON GREATNESS-2017 South Dakota Coyotes

The Best Sights, Sounds & Moments From USD's Football Season!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The South Dakota Coyote football team made history in 2017, going 8-5 and qualifying for the playoffs for the first time ever in the Division One era. We look back at some of the best sights, sounds and moments from their campaign in this edition of Gridiron Greatness! Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota, Sports,…

GRIDIRON GREATNESS-State/U FCS Playoff Edition

The Best From Their 2nd Round Playoff Games!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  History was made when both South Dakota and South Dakota State appeared together in the postseason for the first time ever. And each played in memorable FCS Playoff 2nd Round games that we salute with a special edition of Gridiron Greatness! Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota, Colleges – South Dakota State, Sports, Sports Top…