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Sioux Falls Suffocates SMSU

Coo Roll In Marshall 51-7

MARSHALL, MN  —   The University of Sioux Falls Football Team (2-1, 2-1 NSIC) dominated the game on both offense and defense while improving to 2-1 overall and moved into a tie for second in the NSIC South with a 51-7 victory over Southwest Minnesota State (0-3, 0-3 NSIC) at Mattke Field on Saturday (Sept. 21). USF, which outgained SMSU, 564-to-160…

SMSU’s Upset Bid Of Mankato Comes Up Short

Mustangs Drop Opener 38-23

MARSHALL, Minn. – No. 3 ranked and defending Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference champion Minnesota State scored the game’s final 10 points in the fourth quarter to hold off a late Southwest Minnesota State comeback attempt to earn a 38-23 victory in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night at Mattke Field at the Schwan Regional Event Center. MSU’s victory…

2019 KDLT Sports Gridiron Preview

Get Ready For Kickoff As We Preview The 2019 College & Prep Football Season!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Football is back and the KDLT Sports team is here to get you ready for kickoff with the 2019 Gridiron Preview!  We’re giving you features, analysis and insight on all our area college and prep teams that will get you set for another great year on the gridiron!  Click on the video viewers below to see…

Mustangs’ Reiss Receives Award on National TV

Mustangs' Reiss Receives Award on National TV

LOS ANGELES – Southwest Minnesota State University senior volleyball player Taylor Reiss officially received the Division II Honda Athlete of the Year Award on Monday night at the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda at Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California. Reiss, a native of Tauton, Minn., received the award and was interviewed in front of…

Northern Defends NSIC Title with 72-68 Win Over SMSU

Northern Defends NSIC Title with 72-68 Win Over SMSU

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The No. 25 Northern State University men’s basketball team defeated Southwest Minnesota State 72-68, en-route to their second straight NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament Championship. The Wolves defeated the Mustangs for the second straight year in the title match, improving to 26-6 overall this season. The title is the fourth NSIC Tournament crown for the Wolves in…

Northern and SMSU to Meet in NSIC Title Game Again

Northern and SMSU to Meet in NSIC Title Game Again

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The NSIC men’s championship game is Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon. The same two teams that met in the finals last year will play again. But for the Mustangs of SMSU, they realize they have to win with a record of 18-13 and get the league’s automatic bid into the region tournament or their season is…

SMSU Advances with Thrilling Overtime Win

SMSU Advances with Thrilling Overtime Win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State rallied from a double-digit second half deficit and then used a big 3-pointer late in overtime to earn a thrilling 84-78 overtime victory over Wayne State in the semifinals of the NSIC/Sanford Health Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the Sanford Pentagon. SMSU (18-13) will now advance to Tuesday’s night championship game versus regular…

NSIC Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal Previews

Tournament Shifts To Pentagon Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The NSIC Basketball tournament shifts to the Sanford Pentagon tomorrow for quarterfinal play with a bevy of local teams still alive. Perhaps the most intriguing matchup of the weekend comes at high noon on Sunday when the top seeded Northern State men face Sioux Falls. At 23-6 and 3rd in the central region rankings, the defending National…

USF, Northern and SMSU Advance, Augie Loses in NSIC Tournament

USF, Northern and SMSU Advance, Augie Loses in NSIC Tournament

USF Recap SIOUX FALLS — Keyed by a fast start and high energy throughout the night, the University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball Team (19-10) rolled to a 96-51 victory over Minot State (14-18) in the NSIC Sanford Health Postseason Tournament at the Stewart Center on Wednesday. USF opened with a 15-3 lead and led 44-25 at halftime. In the…

SMSU Signs 37 High School Football Players on National Letter of Intent Day

SMSU Signs 37 High School Football Players on National Letter of Intent Day

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University head football coach Cory Sauter announced the addition of 38 student-athletes to the Mustang program to continue their academic and football careers at SMSU on Wednesday. Today’s announcement came on the first day student-athletes are allowed to sign National Letters of Intent. Sauter said he expects more to sign in the next few…

SOUND: Nebraska and SMSU’s Reunion Visit Beneficial for Mustangs

LINCOLN, N.E. — When Nebraska Head Coach and Doland native Tim Miles hosted SMSU it wasn’t just for an easy victory. It was a reunion many won’t soon forget. Brad Bigler the head coach at Southwest Minnesota State, played for Miles at SMSU in the 1990s. On Saturday, he faced his old coach in Pinnacle Bank Arena. The 23rd ranked Huskers…

Ryan Bruggeman has played big for SMSU Mustangs

Ryan Bruggeman has played big for SMSU Mustangs

MARSHALL, MN…Don’t let the height, or hair, fool you. “I think you guys caught me at a bad time. I didn’t get time to get a haircut in before the tournament so it gets a little puffy there!” SMSU Senior Guard Ryan Bruggeman says. “Yeah he’s gotta get haircuts more often I guess!” SMSU Head Coach Brad Bigler says. Ryan…

SMSU’s Taylor Reiss is National Player of the Year…Again!

SMSU's Taylor Reiss is National Player of the Year...Again!

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University senior Taylor Reiss earned two major awards on Wednesday, being named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II National Player of the Year for the second straight season and was also named the Division II National Player of the Year by the Conference Commissioner’s Association (CCA), which is voted upon by sports…

Big win for USF over SMSU in Volleyball

Big win for USF over SMSU in Volleyball

SIOUX FALLS — Led by the unsung senior duo of Anna Peterson and Megan Hamstad, the University of Sioux Falls Women’s Volleyball Team rallied for a 3-2 (8-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 17-15) decision over No. 11 Southwest Minnesota State before a raucous crowd at the Stewart Center. USF defeated their first ranked team of the season after several close calls. Peterson recorded a…

SMSU Falls at Mankato is Season Opener

SMSU Falls at Mankato is Season Opener

MANKATO, MN… The Mustangs of SMSU took the field in Manakto Thursday night with Blake Gimbel back for one last year as their quarterback. He went 34-49 for 274 yards and a score, But the Mavericks scored the first 21 points and the Mustangs couldn’t catch up. Gimbel hit Connor Wilkie for a 30 yard scored in the final minute…

2018 KDLT Sports Gridiron Preview

Previewing The 2018 College & Prep Football Season!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Football is back and KDLT Sports is ready to bring you all the action in 2018!  Our Gridiron Preview is back with a look ahead at the college and prep season.  We start with a look at NCAA Division One & Two by looking at how SDSU and USD will replace some of their stars and…

Sioux Falls Picked Third In NSIC Preseason Poll

Augustana 6th, Northern State 8th & SMSU 12th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Practice begins for many college football programs next week and the first batch of preseason polls are in for the Northern Sun Conference. The University of Sioux Falls has been picked to finish third overall in the NSIC and in their southern division.  The Cougars will be seeking their fifth straight postseason appearance and fourth consecutive…

2018 NSIC Softball Tournament Bracket

All Games Played At Sherman Park In Sioux Falls

BURNSVILLE, Minn. –  The 2018 NSIC Softball Tournament bracket has been set as regular season play concluded Sunday afternoon.  The top ten teams in the final regular season standings will participate in the double-elimination tournament, which will be held May 3-5 at Bowden Field & Sherman Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Winona State earned the number one seed after…

Jarvis Hits Dramatic Walk-off HR for USF

Jarvis Hits Dramatic Walk-off HR for USF

SIOUX FALLS – Brent Jarvis hit a walk-off home run to lead the University of Sioux Falls Baseball Team (4-16, 4-6 NSIC) to a dramatic win in game one and a split of a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader with Southwest Minnesota State (7-11, 2-6 NSIC) on Tuesday at Ronken Field. SMSU took game two, 8-7, holding off a late…

Northern Men Win NSIC Championship Over SMSU

Northern Men Win NSIC Championship Over SMSU

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The No. 9 Northern State University men’s basketball team sealed their first NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament Title since the 2004-05 season, defeating Southwest Minnesota State 81-75 on Tuesday evening from the Sanford Pentagon. The Wolves swept the NSIC championships winning the overall, north division, and tournament crowns. They are now 31-3 this season. It was a…