North Dakota Fighting Hawks

UND Introduces Former Northern State Coach Paul Sather

NSU Alum Tasked With Making The Fighting Hawks A Contender In The Summit League

GRAND FORKS, N.D.  —  The University of North Dakota officially introduced former Northern State head coach Paul Sather as their new men’s basketball coach on Monday afternoon at a press conference in Grand Forks. After 62 wins the past two years in Aberdeen, back-to-back NSIC Championships and a Division Two National Runner-Up finish in 2018, Sather takes over a UND…

Paul Sather Leaves Northern State To Take Over At North Dakota

Went 188-89 In Nine Seasons At Northern State

ABERDEEN, S.D. & GRAND FORKS, N.D.  —  Since 1946 the Northern State men’s basketball program has had a total of five head coaches.  Perhaps most remarkable is that, despite quite a bit of success, Clark Swisher, Bob Wachs, Bob Olson and Don Meyer never moved up to Division One. Paul Sather will. The Northern State alum stepped down today to…

SDSU Softball Team Advances at Summit League Tourney

SDSU Softball Team Advances at Summit League Tourney

FARGO, N.D. — Fourth-seeded South Dakota State opened its 2019 Summit League Softball Championship run with a 4-2 victory over North Dakota Wednesday at Tharaldson Park. The Jackrabbits (35-15) built a four-lead through the middle innings and held off a late charge for the Fighting Hawks, extending their season in a win-or-go-home contest. SDSU had six hits in the game,…

Coyote Softball Completes Weekend Sweep Of UND

USD Wins Sunday 7-4

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota scored three runs in the final inning and completed a three-game sweep of North Dakota with a 7-4 win Sunday at Nygaard Field. It is the ninth straight Summit win for the Coyotes (28-18, 11-1 Summit) who remain atop the standings.   USD third baseman Lauren Wobken came up with two key at bats in the later…

Coyote Tennis Edged By UND

USD Falls 4-3

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota dropped a hard-fought 4-3 women’s tennis match against North Dakota on Saturday inside Huether Family Match Pointe. North Dakota won four of the six singles matches to conclude its Summit League season with a 4-1 mark. South Dakota, after winning the doubles point, took a 2-0 lead as Jana Lazarevic remained hot with a 6-1, 6-2…

Coyotes Roll Past North Dakota to Make Summit Championship Against SDSU

Coyotes Roll Past North Dakota to Make Summit Championship Against SDSU

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Four Coyotes reached double-figures as South Dakota came out victorious 84-61 over North Dakota in the Summit League Tournament semifinals on Monday inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. South Dakota (28-4) heads to the Summit League Tournament’s championship game for the sixth time in seven years of eligibility. It will be the fifth time the Coyotes will meet…

Coyotes Fluster Fighting Hawks In Doubleheader Senior Day Sweep

USD Women Win 87-54, Men Prevail 78-63

WOMEN’S RECAP VERMILLION, S.D.—What a special send-off for South Dakota’s lone senior Allison Arens!   Arens scored 18 points to lead South Dakota to an 87-54 win over North Dakota inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on Saturday afternoon.   “Today our young ladies did a great job of playing with awareness and discipline on the defensive end,” said USD…

Jackrabbit Basketball Teams Stay Atop Summit With Doubleheader Beatdown Of UND

SDSU Men Shrug Off Slow Start, Jackrabbit Women Keep Pace With USD

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Both Jackrabbit basketball teams maintained their perches atop the Summit League with convincing victories over the University of North Dakota on Saturday in Frost Arena. In the women’s game SDSU started on a 13-0 run and never really looked back, winning 81-58, keeping pace with USD atop the Summit.  The men’s game was a bit of a…

Another Dauminating Performance Helps SDSU Finish Doubleheader Sweep Of North Dakota

Jackrabbit Men Win 80-55

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State men’s basketball used a strong second half to pull away from North Dakota and claim an 80-55 victory Saturday afternoon at Frost Arena. Tied at 38 with 18 minutes to play, the Jackrabbits broke out on a 20-2 run over the next four-plus minutes to take control for good, improving to 20-6 on the…

Strong Start Sends Jackrabbit Women To Big Win Over UND

Jacks Roll 81-58

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The South Dakota State women’s basketball team used a 17-2 run to open the game and record an 81-58 win over North Dakota in Summit League action Saturday afternoon in front of 2,734 fans at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits, who are now 18-6 overall and 10-1 in The Summit League, have now won eight consecutive games, the…

Jackrabbit Women Fluster Fighting Hawks

SDSU Wins At UND 66-48

GRAND FORKS, North Dakota-A 16-0 run in the first quarter proved to be the difference Friday night as the South Dakota State women’s basketball team defeated North Dakota 66-48 in Summit League action at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Jackrabbits improve to 13-6 overall and 5-1 in league play while the Fighting Hawks drop to 8-11 and 3-3. Senior…

Coyotes Close Season Out With Win Over North Dakota

USD Falls Short Of Summit League Tournament Despite 1-0 Win

VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota soccer team ended its season with a 1-0 victory over North Dakota Sunday afternoon at First Bank & Trust Soccer Complex.   The Coyotes entered the day with a chance to qualify for the Summit League Tournament but fell one point short after Omaha defeated Western Illinois 2-1.   South Dakota concludes its season…

Coyotes Roll Over UND In Grand Forks

USD Sweeps Summit Rival

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A record-setting match from Anne Rasmussen helped South Dakota to a Summit League volleyball sweep over North Dakota Sunday afternoon at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Game scores were 25-18. 25-21 25-23.   Rasmussen, a junior libero, established a new school-record for a three-set match with 32 digs, a mark she previously shared with hall of…

Coyote Women Rally Past UND

USD Overcomes 16-Point Deficit To Win 76-71

VERMILLION, S.D.–South Dakota senior guard Jasmine Trimboli scored a career high 21 points in the Coyotes’ 76-71 comeback victory over North Dakota on Thursday evening inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center to wrap up USD’s nonconference slate.   The Coyotes (8-5) have now won four-straight against the Fighting Hawks (7-4). Tonight was just the 11th nonconference meeting between the two…

Coyotes Turn Corner In Rout Of UND

3-0 For First Time Since 2006

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The South Dakota Coyotes appear well on their way to their first ever FCS Playoff appearance. USD is 3-0 for the first time since 2006 after their demolition of 10th ranked North Dakota 45-7.  USD racked up 575 total yards of offense while holding the powerful Fighting Hawk offense to just 257 total yards. It’s a win…

Coyotes Look To Boost Playoff Resume Against UND

Former NCC Rivals Collide At 2 PM In Dakota Dome

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  South Dakota’s bid for their first ever FCS playoff berth could get a big boost on Saturday with former NCC rival and Big Sky favorite North Dakota comes to the Dakota Dome. The Coyotes are 2-0 and ranked 23rd after their 35-27 win at FBS’ Bowling Green.  UND is in the FCS top ten at 1-1. Kickoff…

Jacks Beat UND In Rain Shortened Home Opener

SDSU Soccer Wins First Game Under Brock Thompson 1-0

 BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Marisa Schulz and the Jackrabbit Soccer team beat Mother Nature and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks Friday evening, claiming a 1-0 win in weather-shortened affair at Fishback Soccer Park. “Obviously the result was great,” head coach Brock Thompson said. “It’s nice to get a win after last weekend. More importantly, I’m really proud of how we came…

WNIT: Coyotes Crush North Dakota

Defending WNIT Champs Roll 78-55 & Will Go To Iowa Saturday

VERMILLION, S.D.–South Dakota sophomore guard Allison Arens recorded her 13th 20-point game this season to lead the Coyotes past North Dakota 78-55 in the opening round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on Thursday.   South Dakota (23-8, 11-5 Summit League) travels to Iowa (18-13) for the second round of the WNIT. The game…

North Dakota To Join Summit

UND to leave Big Sky and re-unite with NCC rivals

  The University of North Dakota will soon be re-united with NCC rivals according to the Grand Forks Herald. The Fighting Hawks will reportedly join the Summit League in 2018 and the Missouri Valley for football in 2020. A press conference to make this official is expected later this week. Categories: College Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Missouri Valley,…