SDSU Jackrabbits

Jacks Wrestlers Get Extra Home Match Friday

SDSU chosen to host D-I National Dual Championship Series match against Purdue Friday night at Frost Arena

The South Dakota State University wrestling team has been selected as a host for the 2017 Division I National Dual Championship Series and will welcome Purdue to Frost Arena on Friday. Competition is slated for a 7 p.m. start at Frost Arena. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday at the Jackrabbit Ticket Office and online at JackrabbitTickets.com….

SDSU Wrestlers Roll at West Virginia 32-9

Kocers, Gross pace big win by SDSU wrestlers on the road at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – South Dakota State posted five consecutive bonus-point victories and went on to defeat West Virginia, 32-9, in a Big 12 Conference wrestling dual Thursday night. The 16th-ranked Jackrabbits improved to 13-3 overall and 7-1 against Big 12 foes. West Virginia dropped to 2-12 overall and 0-3 in conference action. Alex Kocer, the 16th-ranked wrestler at 149…

Rotert, Jacks Love Being In Big 12

SDSU wrestlers enjoying the new level of competition

The SDSU wrestlers are in Morgantown, WV Thursday night to take on the Mountaineers. The 16th-ranked Jackrabbits are coming off that incredible 20-19 win over Oklahoma last Friday night at Frost Arena. Spearfish native Nate Rotert had a major decision that kept their chances to win alive going to the final match which Seth Gross won with a pin. Rotert…

Win Streak Ends In Fargo For SDSU Men

SDSU men fall in Fargo despite 26 from Daum

FARGO, N.D. — South Dakota State men’s basketball saw its three-game winning streak snapped Wednesday at North Dakota State, falling 82-65 in front of 4,805 fans at the Scheels Center. SDSU (12-15, 5-7 Summit League) finished the night 21 of 57 from the field (36.8 percent) and had eight 3-pointers. The Jackrabbit starting lineup outscored the Bison’s, 63-62, but a…

1st Place Jackrabbit Women Roll ORU

SDSU women stay on top in Summit with big win at Frost Arena

  BROOKINGS, SD…Seniors Kerri Young and Clarissa Ober each scored 18 points to lead the South Dakota State University women’s basketball team to an 82-35 win over Oral Roberts Wednesday night in front of 1,642 fans at Frost Arena in The Summit League action. Junior forward Ellie Thompson and sophomore guard Madison Guebert added 15 and 11 points, respectively, for…

Vinatieri Loves The Pressure

Adam Vinatieri sets a world record

Rapid City native and former SDSU standout Adam Vinatieri continued to write his name into the record books at the Super Bowl. He kicked 28 (20-yard) FG’s in 1:00 to raise money for charity and also get his name into the Guinness World Record book. He is of course known best for an illustrious career that has seen numerous clutch…

Jacks, Gross Pin Sooners At Frost 20-19

Seth Gross helps Jacks beat Oklahoma in dramatic fashion at Frost Arena

  Seth Gross came up with a pin in the final bout of the night to lift 19th-ranked South Dakota State to a 20-19 win on criteria over No. 15 Oklahoma in a Big 12 Conference wrestling dual Friday night before a crowd of 1,757 fans at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits improved to 11-3 overall and 5-1 in Big 12…

Bono’s Jacks Prepare For Oklahoma

SDSU Wrestlers to host Sooners in battle of ranked teams Friday

Chris Bono likes to win. He preaches that to his wrestlers at SDSU, that it’s okay to win. He feels like after 4 years at the helm in Brookings it’s time for his team to start winning some of these big matches now that they’re a member of the Big 12. The 19th-ranked Jacks already knocked off ranked Iowa State…

SDSU Women Move Back Into Summit League Tie

Jacks dominate NDSU to move back into Summit League tie

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Defense and balanced scoring led the South Dakota State University women’s basketball team Wednesday night to a 70-44 win over North Dakota State in front of 1,869 fans at Frost Arena in The Summit League action. Four players scored in double figures and the Jackrabbits forced 24 turnovers in the contest. The 44 points allowed are the…

Defense Must Improve For SDSU Women

Jacks host NDSU for share of top spot in Summit

The SDSU women hadn’t lost in 2017 before last Saturday in Omaha when a banked last-second “3” beat them 83-82. But a win Thursday night and they are back in a tie for first with USD before hosting the Coyotes Saturday. However it’s his team’s defense that head coach Aaron Johnston wants to see improve after giving up 16 3-points…

SDSU Men Roll Past Western Illinois

Jacks get great balance in huge win over Leathernecks

Brookings, SD…South Dakota State saw five players reach double figures and cruised to a 98-65 win over Western Illinois in front of 2,017 fans Wednesday evening at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits (10-14, 3-6 Summit League) outscored the Leathernecks, 62-20, in the paint and shot 57.6 percent from the field. SDSU hit 15 of 17 from the charity stripe as well….

National Letter Of Intent Day

John Stiegelmeier and Bob Nielson talk about signing day

Wednesday was National Letter of Intent Day when high school athletes commit to the college of their choice to play their favorite sport. It’s hard work says John Stiegelmeier of SDSU, sometimes starting in their sophomore year. For USD’s Bob Nielson, he’s pleased with his recruiting class, espcially Lincoln Gibbs of Langford who could be a future leader of the…

Adam Vinatieri Still Kicking

Former Jackrabbit could become NFL's all-time leading scorer

Former SDSU and RC Central standout Adam Vinatieri left for Houston Tuesday where he will have to watch Sunday’s Super Bowl from the sidelines. But he’s coming off another amazing season at age 44 when he set the NFL record for most consecutive made field goals. Clearly he’s still enjoying himself and says he might kick for 3 more seasons….

Wedemeyer Leaves SDSU For Liberty

SDSU's only soccer coach heading home to Virginia

South Dakota State women’s soccer coach Lang Wedemeyer announced Tuesday, Jan. 31 he has stepped down to accept the head coaching position at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Athletic Director Justin Sell has appointed longtime assistant Brock Thompson to become the next head coach. Wedemeyer, a Roanoke, Virginia native, has been the only head coach in SDSU’s 17-year program history…

SDSU Women Unbeaten In 2017

Jacks improving, haven't lost in 2017

The SDSU women suffered a devastating loss when Macy Miller’s injury was for the remainder of the season. But they have re-grouped and Aaron Johnston likes the way they have continued to improve steadily and started Thursday atop the Summit League standings. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota State, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: SDSU Jackrabbits, Women’s College Basketball

Gross Honored, Bono Talks Wrestling

SDSU wrestling coach talks about progress his team is making

  IRVING, Texas – South Dakota State University’s Seth Gross was named Monday as Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week after winning a top-10 matchup over the weekend. The seventh-ranked wrestler at 133 pounds, Gross defeated second-ranked Kaid Brock of Oklahoma State, 6-4, in dual action on Jan. 22. A sophomore from Apple Valley, Minnesota, and a returning NCAA…

SDSU Women Keep Improving

Despite loss of star player, Jacks tied for first in Summit League

  When Macy Miller went down for the season it didn’t look good for the defending Summit League champs. But Aaron Johnston’s team has re-grouped and is tied atop the league heading to Denver Wednesday night. He is very happy with how his team has continued to improve. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota State, Sports, Sports Top Story…

Erickson Retires as SDSU Swim Coach After 41 Years

It was Brad Erickson Day in Brookings on Sunday

Sunday was a day of mixed feelings for SDSU Swim Coach Brad Erickson. It was his final home meet after 41 years of coaching the Jackrabbits. He’s looking forward to the next chapter, but will miss his SDSU family. By the way, Sunday was proclaimed “Brad Erickson Day” by the Mayor of Brookings. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota…