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Late Manuleleua Goal Lifts SDSU Past Hawaii

Late Manuleleua Goal Lifts SDSU Past Hawaii

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State women’s soccer slipped past Hawaii in a 1-0 game Tuesday night, thanks to an 85th-minute goal from Leah Manuleleua. With time winding down at Fishback Soccer Park, SDSU took possession near midfield and saw Maya Hansen drive her way into the near corner, striking a cross towards the box for Manuleleua. The senior’s initial shot was…

Zach Previews Jacks at Gophers

Zach Previews Jacks at Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS, MN… The SDSU football team is ranked 3rd in the pre-season FCS poll. But as Zach Borg tells us from the cities, they respect their opponent Thursday night but still go into the game with confidence…and the head coach is excited for his guys to get this opportunity.  John Stiegelmeier says: “Yeah it’s unique but it’s something our guys…

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…

Smither Leads Defending Champion Jacks Into Soccer Season

Smither Leads Defending Champion Jacks Into Soccer Season

BROOKINGS, SD… Maggie Smither of Sioux Falls is the 2-time Summit League Goalie of the Year. She leads her team into the new season knowing there’s high expectations for a team that’s won back to back regular season conference titles. And having her on the field really gives her teammates extra confidence. Smither doesn’t mind the pressure that goes with…

Brock Anderson Picks SDSU

Brock Anderson Picks SDSU

LENNOX, SD… Brock Anderson has made his decision on college baseball and he’ll be staying close to home. The Lennox standout will bring his talents to Brookings to pitch for the Jackrabbits of SDSU. Anderson helped his high school team win the State “B” title this spring and did the same thing in Legion ball this summer, winning their 3rd…

SDSU’s Pupungatoa Living the Dream in Vikes Camp

SDSU's Pupungatoa Living the Dream in Vikes Camp

EAGAN, MN… Wisconsin native and life long Green Bay Packer fan Sepestiano Pupungatoa never grew up imagining he’d wear Minnesota Vikings purple. Tiano Pupungatoa, Former SDSU OL says:”It is kind of an ironic deal that I’m with the Vikings, but I couldn’t ask for a better opportunity. Tiano, for short, has gotten used to making switches since he came to South…

Taryn Christion Signs With Dallas Cowboys

Taryn Christion Signs With Dallas Cowboys

DALLAS, TX… The Dallas Cowboys made a roster move Wednesday, cutting WR Alan Hurns and replacing him with Dak Prescott’s potential backup. That would be former Roosevelt and SDSU signal-caller Taryn Christion. He flew to Dallas last Tuesday and worked out with the team Wednesday making a very positive impression. Christion, who is the Jacks all-time leader in most QB…

Sell Gets 5-Year Extension From SDSU

Sell Gets 5-Year Extension From SDSU

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced Tuesday a five-year contract extension for Justin Sell, who has served as athletic director at SDSU since 2009. The extension will run through June 21, 2024. “The culture that Justin has established during his 10 years as athletic director has resulted in a successful transition to NCAA Division I that has…

Christion Works Out For Cowboys

Christion Works Out For Cowboys

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Former Roosevelt and SDSU QB Taryn Christion is back home after a quick trip Tuesday night to Dallas to work out for the Cowboys Wednesday. Christion hopes it leads to a contract and he’s in camp with the Cowboys starting July 27th. His style certainly mirrors starting QB Dak Prescott, but the same could also be said…

Goedert Looking Forward to 2nd Season in NFL

Goedert Looking Forward to 2nd Season in NFL

ABERDEEN, SD… Philadelphia Eagles 2nd year Tight End Dallas Goedert was close to home Tuesday. The Britton native was back in Aberdeen for a Sanford Power Football Camp and enjoying every minute of. He also took time to talk about his rookie season in the NFL and how much he’s looking forward to getting back on the field with the…

Jacks Split 2 at Summit League Baseball Tourney

Jacks Split 2 at Summit League Baseball Tourney

TULSA, Okla. – South Dakota State relief pitchers combined to allow only one run over the final 7 1/3 innings, while the offense heated up late in the game as the Jackrabbits staved off elimination at the Summit League Baseball Championship Thursday with a 9-5, come-from-behind victory over Western Illinois. With the win, SDSU improved to 28-21 overall and moves…

Jacks Have Fun Despite Rainout in Tulsa at Summit League Tourney

Jacks Have Fun Despite Rainout in Tulsa at Summit League Tourney

TULSA, Okla. — South Dakota State’s opening-round game against Oral Roberts at the Summit League Baseball Championship scheduled for Wednesday night has been pushed back a day due to thunderstorms that hit the area. But that didn’t stop the Jacks from enjoying the moment, especially student-coach Bryce Hanson! First pitch is now tentatively set for noon Thursday at J.L. Johnson…

Wingett Transfers From Memphis to SDSU

Wingett Transfers From Memphis to SDSU

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State men’s basketball head coach Eric Henderson announced the addition of David Wingett Tuesday afternoon. Wingett, a transfer from Memphis, will enroll at SDSU in fall 2019. Wingett spent the 2018-19 season with the Tigers, appearing in four November contests before suffering a season-ending injury. He is a graduate of Winnebago (Nebraska) High School and scored over…

Jacks Hang on to Advance at Summit Softball Championships

Jacks Hang on to Advance at Summit Softball Championships

FARGO, N.D. — No. 4 seed South Dakota State staved off elimination Thursday at the Summit League Softball Championships with a 7-6 victory over No. 6 seed Purdue Fort Wayne. The Jackrabbits (36-16) took control early and held off a hard-charging Mastodon program to stay alive in their postseason run. Kendra Conard (17-3) earned the win in her third start…

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,…

Johnston to Help Coach Team USA U19 at Team Trials

Johnston to Help Coach Team USA U19 at Team Trials

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – South Dakota State University women’s basketball coach Aaron Johnston has been selected as one of four court coaches for USA Basketball’s U19 team trials. “It is a tremendous honor to be a part of USA Basketball and their storied tradition of excellence,” Johnston said. “I am looking forward to working and learning with the talented coaches,…

USD, SDSU Split Wild Softball Doubleheader

USD, SDSU Split Wild Softball Doubleheader

BROOKINGS, S.D.—Immediately following a crushing 6-5 loss to its rival in the series opener, South Dakota got clutch performances from senior leaders Jessica Rogers and Dustie Durham in an 11-2 win at South Dakota State in the nightcap. That win locks up the No. 2 seed in the Summit League Tournament for South Dakota (31-23, 12-5 Summit). The Coyotes avoid…