SDSU Jackrabbits

Freidel, Dentlinger, Key Lead Jackrabbits Past N. Alabama at Frost

Freidel, Dentlinger, Key Lead Jackrabbits Past N. Alabama at Frost

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State men’s basketball came out victorious in a closely-contested matchup Tuesday night, defeating North Alabama 78-73 at Frost Arena. Down one at halftime, the Jackrabbits (4-2) shot 63.2 percent in the second half to surge ahead down the stretch. Additionally, SDSU turned in a plus-16 effort at the charity stripe, burying 25-of-33 at the line. Matt Dentlinger…

Cirillo Resigns as Volleyball Coach at SDSU

Cirillo Resigns as Volleyball Coach at SDSU

BROOKINGS, SD… Nicole Cirillo has resigned as volley coach at SDSU. The Jacks went 6-22 this season, but won only 24 games out of 144 in her 5 seasons as head coach of the Jackrabbits who haven’t had a winning season since 2012. Cirillo was Associate Head Coach at IUPUI previous to coming to Brookings when the Jags won 3…

SDSU Women Lose at Creighton

SDSU Women Lose at Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. – The South Dakota State women’s basketball team suffered a 61-48 loss to Creighton on Tuesday evening at D.J. Sokol Arena in Omaha, Neb. The Jackrabbits fell to 0-2 early this season, while Creighton improved to 2-0. “There wasn’t enough sustained consistency throughout the game and we didn’t play very well defensively,” said head coach Aaron Johnston. “At…

Experience Should Help Jacks at NCAA Tourney

Experience Should Help Jacks at NCAA Tourney

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU soccer team is headed to it’s 5th NCAA tournament Friday when the Jacks play at Oklahoma State. Goalie Maggie Smither has played in 2 tournaments and this team has played some big-time opponents during the season. So that should really help when they take the field at Stillwater to play the 3rd-seeded Cowgirls. Leah Manuleleua, SDSU…

Manuleleua’s Clutch Goal Scoring Has Been Huge for Jackrabbits

Manuleleua's Clutch Goal Scoring Has Been Huge for Jackrabbits

  BROOKINGS, SD…She’s got a big name. “Leah Manuleleua.” “Fall media day 2017, and I practiced and I practiced and I practiced. And I couldn’t get it out.” SDSU Head Coach Brock Thompson says. “Sometimes they just say the last part!” SDSU Senior Leah Manuleleua. That’s complimented by big game on the pitch. “It’s just instinct. I fell like my…

Jackrabbits Soccer Team Advances to Summit League Championship Game

Jackrabbits Soccer Team Advances to Summit League Championship Game

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State women’s women’s opened its 2019 Summit League Championship, presented by U.S. Special Warfare run with a 1-0 victory over Oral Roberts Thursday night. The Jackrabbits (15-4-1), who clinched a spot in Saturday’s title game with the victory, blasted the Golden Eagles’ defense all evening with 15 total shots, firing 10 on target. Cecilia Limongi recorded her…

Jackrabbit Men Roll to 86-58 Win Over Peru State

Jackrabbit Men Roll to 86-58 Win Over Peru State

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State men’s basketball topped Peru State 86-58 Thursday night at Frost Arena to advance to 2-0 on the season. Douglas Wilson led the scoring attack with 13 points (6-12) while also grabbing a team-high eight boards. Matt Dentlinger and David Wingett were also in double figures, scoring 12 apiece. Arians added seven rebounds while Wingett and Noah…

Jacks Excited to Have Home Field Advantage in Summit Tourney

Jacks Excited to Have Home Field Advantage in Summit Tourney

BROOKINGS, SD… The South Dakota State soccer team earned the right to host the Summit League Tournament by winning the regular season conference title last year. They also hosted last year but were upset in the semi’s by Nebraska-Omaha 3-1. The Jacks are excited to host again and also want to make up for what happened last year on their…

SDSU Soccer Team Excited to Host Summit Tournament

SDSU Soccer Team Excited to Host Summit Tournament

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU women’s soccer team won the regular season title last year and as a result, gets to host the conference tournament again in 2019 starting Thursday in Brookings. Head coach Brock Thompson knows his team is motivated by the opening round loss to Omaha in 2018. But he also realizes how special it is to be hosting…

Wilson’s 24 Lead Jacks to Season Opening Win at Frost Arena

Wilson's 24 Lead Jacks to Season Opening Win at Frost Arena

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State men’s basketball opened its season with a 70-57 victory Thursday night at Frost Arena, ringing in a new era of Jackrabbit basketball in successful fashion. Three Jackrabbits reached double figures in the win, led by Douglas Wilson’s 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting. Matt Dentlinger turned in a 17-point, 14-rebound effort for his first-career double-double, and Brandon…

Coyotes Roll Past Jacks for 21st Straight Win

Coyotes Roll Past Jacks for 21st Straight Win

VERMILLION, S.D. – A strong offensive night at the net pushed South Dakota past its in-state rival South Dakota State for the ninth straight time. The Coyotes, sparked by three in double figures in kills and a team hitting percentage of .331, posted the eighth straight sweep in the Showdown Series, downing the Jackrabbits 25-22, 25-17, 25-11 in Tuesday’s Summit…

Flatten Still Playing Basketball in South Dakota

Flatten Still Playing Basketball in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Skyler Flatten opened lots of eyes with his high-flying play on the basketball courts when he was at Clark/Willow Lake. That led to a scholarship at SDSU where he spent much of his time injured. But when a finally got healthy and the NCAA granted him that extra year of eligibility, Flatten took off. He was a…

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…

Daniel Extra Excited For GameDay to Come to His Hometown of Brookings

Daniel Extra Excited For GameDay to Come to His Hometown of Brookings

BROOKINGS, SD… The fact that ESPN’s GameDay pre-game show is coming to Brookings for Saturday’s game between SDSU and NDSU has been big news since it was announced Sunday. John Stiegelmeier and Justin Sell shared their excitement with KDLT Sports on Monday, but how do the players feel?  Especially Brookings native Mikey Daniel is probably more fired up than any…

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….

Strong Showing For SDSU Sophomore Running Back

Strong Showing For SDSU Sophomore Running Back

BROOKINGS, SD…Driving up to Dana J Dykhouse Stadium, you can’t miss the billboards that ring it. One in particular, with former SDSU star rusher Zach Zenner, caught Pierre Strong Junior’s eye. “Yeah, you know the big picture he got right there? Yeah that’s what I’m trying to get! I’m trying to get like him. I definitely think I can.” Sophomore…

Coyotes Sweep Jacks at Frost Arena for 13th Straight Win

Coyotes Sweep Jacks at Frost Arena for 13th Straight Win

USD Recap BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota closed out its three match in five-day stretch with a sweep over in-state rival South Dakota State on Tuesday at Frost Arena. The Coyotes (16-1) remained unbeaten in Summit League play at 5-0 with the 25-16, 25-15, 25-16 victory, the eighth in a row in the series against the Jackrabbits. “This was a…

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…