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Coach Reflects on SDSU’s Mens Summit League Indoor Track and Field Title

Coach Reflects on SDSU's Mens Summit League Indoor Track and Field Title

BROOKINGS, SD… It was quite a weekend for Rod DeHaven and his men’s track and field team at South Dakota State. They got stellar efforts from a variety of athletes-Sam Zenner and Kyle Burdick in particular, they each won two events and were honored by the Summit League for their efforts. They helped the Jackrabbits rally on Saturday to beat…

Daum is Summit Player of Week for 8th time this season!

Daum is Summit Player of Week for 8th time this season!

SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota State’s Mike Daum was announced Monday as the Summit League’s Player of the Week, earning the award for the eighth time this season. Daum opened the week with a monster 38-point, 20-rebound double-double in the Jackrabbits’ victory over Purdue Fort Wayne Thursday, becoming just the third player in the last 20 years to have multiple…

Nilsen Shines, Big Day for SDSU Men as Bison take Lead at Summit Indoor Track & Field Championships

Nilsen Shines, Big Day for SDSU Men as Bison take Lead at Summit Indoor Track & Field Championships

SDSU Recap BROOKINGS, SD…The South Dakota State track and field teams notched five champions on the opening day of The Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships, presented by U.S. Air Force Special Ops_. Seniors Kyle Burdick (8:13.28) and Rachel King (9:26.23) swept the men’s and women’s 3,000m with King posting her third win in the event for her career…

USD’s Schank Wins Second Diving title, Denver Continues to Dominate in Summit Championships

USD's Schank Wins Second Diving title, Denver Continues to Dominate in Summit Championships

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 2019 Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships presented by U.S. Air Force Special Operations concluded its third night at the Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. with Denver leading both the men’s and women’s team standings.   South Dakota senior Sarah Schank earned her second diving title of the Summit League Championships. On Friday,…

Summit Swim Coaches Enjoy Having Championships in Sioux Falls

Summit Swim Coaches Enjoy Having Championships in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD… When you consider that the Summit Swimming and Diving Championships used to be in Indianapolis it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Jason Mahowald (USD) and Doug Humphrey (SDSU) are ecstatic to have the conference meet at the Midco Aquatics Center in Sioux Falls. Both teams have competed in that venue throughout the season which helps immensely….

Daum Passes Big O, Jacks Outlast Fort Wayne in Big Summit Contest

Daum Passes Big O, Jacks Outlast Fort Wayne in Big Summit Contest

BROOKINGS, SD…Thursday’s matchup between the top two Summit League offenses lived up to its billing inside Frost Arena, as South Dakota State men’s basketball claimed a 92-83 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne in comeback fashion. Playing in front of 2,431 fans, the Jackrabbits shot 47.1 percent from the field and hit 13 3-pointers, outscoring the Mastodons by six in the…

Jacks Women Dominate Fort Wayne 92-68

Jacks Women Dominate Fort Wayne 92-68

BROOKINGS, SD…The South Dakota State women’s basketball used four players scoring in double figures to record its 11th-straight win, a 92-68 Summit League victory over Purdue Fort Wayne Wednesday night at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits are now 21-6 and 13-1 in league play. Tagyn Larson, who made her first six field goals, led SDSU with 17 points, six rebounds and…

Johnston Knows Sunday Will Be Epic Game with USD

Johnston Knows Sunday Will Be Epic Game with USD

BROOKINGS, SD… First place in the Summit League will be at stake Sunday when the Jackrabbits host the 23rd-ranked Coyotes in women’s hoops at Frost Arena. Both teams have one loss in league place with USD winning the first game in Vermillion 105-98 in double overtime. Macy Miller hit a last second “3” to send the game to overtime and…

Crazy 48 Hours for SDSU Men

Crazy 48 Hours for SDSU Men

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU men’s basketball team is home from a wild ride through Omaha and Fargo. The Jacks built a 16-point lead Thursday night against 2nd-place Omaha, but the Mavs made a dramatic rally and won the game 85-84 on a buzzer-beating baseline fall-away by Mitch Hahn that moved the Mavs to within a half game of the Jacks….

Jacks Fall to Bison in Wrestling at Fargo

Jacks Fall to Bison in Wrestling at Fargo

FARGO, N.D. – South Dakota State’s Zach Carlson and Henry Pohlmeyer continued their winning ways, but North Dakota State won the other eight bouts to record a 31-10 victory in a Big 12 Conference wrestling dual Friday night at Scheels Center. The Bison improved to 10-5 overall and 5-3 in the Big 12. SDSU dropped to 2-9 overall and 1-6…

Otzelberger Talks About Tough Loss at Omaha

Otzelberger Talks About Tough Loss at Omaha

OMAHA, NE… The SDSU men lost a heart breaker Thursday night in Omaha when Mitch Hahn drove the length of the court in the final 5 seconds and hit a contested fall-away jumper on the baseline for an 85-84 win for the Mavericks who closed to within a half game of the Jacks in the Summit League standings. But the…

SDSU Men Lose on Buzzer-Beater at Omaha

SDSU Men Lose on Buzzer-Beater at Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — South Dakota State men’s basketball dropped a heartbreaker Thursday night against Omaha, as a last-second bucket snapped a nine-game winning streak for the Jackrabbits in an 85-84 setback.SDSU (20-7, 10-2 Summit League) shot 46 percent as a team and hit 17-of-34 from deep, but could not slow a Maverick squad that overcame a double-digit halftime deficit to…

Larson’s Career Night Leads Jacks Past Omaha 82-38

Larson's Career Night Leads Jacks Past Omaha 82-38

OMAHA, Nebraska—She couldn’t miss. South Dakota State junior Tagyn Larson didn’t miss a shot, going 11 for 11 from the field in a commanding 82-38 win at Omaha Wednesday night in Summit League women’s basketball action. The Jackrabbits, now 19-6 overall and 11-1 in league play, extends its win streak to nine games. Larson scored a career-high 27 points, sank a personal-best…

Jacks Head to Omaha with Great Leadership

Jacks Head to Omaha with Great Leadership

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU Women play at Omaha Wednesday night with a chance to re-gain the top spot in the Summit League. They are presently tied with USD, both teams owning a 10-1 record in conference play. While this game could have the making of a trap game, don’t expect for that to happen if you listen to head coach…

Brown Leaves SDSU for Abilene Christian

Brown Leaves SDSU for Abilene Christian

ABILENE, Texas — The ACU football team has hired Clint Brown as its next defensive coordinator, the school announced on Tuesday. Brown has spent the last ten seasons as an assistant coach, and the last six as defensive coordinator, at South Dakota State, which plays in the Football Championship Subdivision with ACU. In this ten seasons the Jackrabbits made the FCS…

SDSU Signs 10 on National Letter of Intent Day

SDSU Signs 10 on National Letter of Intent Day

BROOKINGS, SD…The South Dakota State University football team wrapped up its 2019 recruiting class Wednesday with the addition of 10 student-athletes, including a pair of Division I transfers. The list of newcomers joins a group of 23 others who formalized their commitments to the Jackrabbits during the first signing period of the season in December. “Our coaching staff is very…

Daum In Final 20 For Wooden Award

Daum In Final 20 For Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES – South Dakota State’s Mike Daum was among 20 student-athletes named to The John R. Wooden Late Season Watch List, announced Monday evening on ESPN2 and ESPN.com. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts, the list has been narrowed throughout the year from 50 in the preseason, to 25 mid-season, and now the 20-member list of…

Zenner Hopes to Continue his NFL Career

Zenner Hopes to Continue his NFL Career

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Former SDSU star running back Zach Zenner was back in Sioux Falls Monday and chatted with KDLT Sports about his career in the NFL. The 2018 season was certainly a roller coaster when he was cut after an injury only to be re-signed late in the season. And he produced for the Lions when given a chance,…

Jackrabbit Wrestlers Pin Utah Valley

Jackrabbit Wrestlers Pin Utah Valley

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State opened its wrestling dual against Utah Valley with four consecutive victories and went on to defeat the Wolverines, 26-16, in Big 12 Conference action Thursday night at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits improved to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in league duals. UVU dropped to 9-9 overall and 0-3 in the Big 12. Redshirt freshman Aric Williams got…