South Dakota Coyotes

Coyotes Start Fast En Route To Lid Lifting Win Over Idaho State

USD Women's Soccer Wins 2-0

VERMILLION, S.D.— The South Dakota Coyotes women’s soccer program started the 2019 campaign with a 2-0 victory over the Idaho State Bengals on Friday afternoon at First Bank and Trust Soccer Complex.   “With only one exhibition game, it’s rewarding to come out and see what the team has worked for,” South Dakota head coach Michael Thomas said.   Just…

Harrisburg Alum Slaughter Joins Confident Coyote Volleyball Team

USD Coming Off First NCAA Tournament Appearance & Summit League Tournament Championship

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The Coyote volleyball team finally broke the Denver block to win a Summit League Tournament Championship and make their first ever appearance in the NCAA Division One Tournament appearance. Now expectations are even higher as a familiar new face helps them reload. It was media day for the Coyotes down in Vermillion today followed by a practice. …

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…

Confident Austin Simmons In Command Of Coyotes

Senior Enters Second Season As Starting Quarterback

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The University of South Dakota kicks off year two with Austin Simmons under center two weeks from today when they host Montana. He certainly had big shoes to fill this time last year replacing Walter Payton Award runner up Chris Streveler and, for the most part, Simmons up to the task.  Austin threw for more than 3100…

USD Alum Chris Streveler To Start In Winnipeg After Injury To Matt Nichols

Started Four Games For Winnipeg Last Year

WINNIPEG, CANADA  —   As his former South Dakota Coyote team prepares to begin their second season without him, Chris Streveler is preparing to fill some big shoes in the CFL over the next couple of weeks with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Winnipeg starter Matt Nichols suffered a shoulder injury in this week’s game and will be out for what likely…

After Nearly Becoming Teammates Overseas Former Rivals Mooney & Daum Chase Pro Dreams

USD Alum Staying Stateside, SDSU Alum Going Abroad

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  It’s probably hard for the hardcore Jackrabbit and Coyote fans to imagine this-former rivals Matt Mooney and Mike Daum very nearly became professional teammates. As we showed you last night, Mooney is in town this week holding a hoops camp.  He and Daum have been talking more with each other as they’ve each pursued their professional…

New Coaches & New Attitude For Coyote Defense

USD Shakes Up Defensive Coaching Staff Entering 2019

Though the Coyote football team has had a high powered offense capable of matching most anyone in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, it’s not lost on them that the team winning the conference every year, North Dakota State, is doing it with dominant defense. Something the Coyote defense was anything but last year. USD gave up the third most yards…

USD Opens Fall Football Camp

Coyotes Kick Off 2019 In Four Weeks

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The fourth year of the Bob Nielson era at the University of South Dakota officially began this afternoon with the Coyotes eying a return to the FCS Playoffs.  USD opened their fall football camp with practice on a rainy afternoon in Vermillion just four weeks away from their season opener on August 31st at the Dakota Dome…

Dakota Wesleyan’s National Champion Kamber Lamer Transferring To USD

Tri-Valley Alum Will Compete In 2020 Outdoor Season

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  After winning a pair of NAIA National Championships at Dakota Wesleyan, Tri-Valley alum Kamber Lamer will try to do it at the Division One Level. The announcement coming today via USD’s that she will transfer in as a graduate student and is eligible to compete in the 2020 outdoor track season.  Lamer won the NAIA Heptathlon indoor…

USD’s Chris Nilsen Eyes This Weekend’s USA National Track & Field Championships

Competes Saturday in Des Moines at 2 PM

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  It’s going to be a big weekend for South Dakota track star Chris Nilsen as he heads to the United States National Track & Field Meet in Des Moines to compete in the pole vault. After finishing third in 2017 and runner up last year, Nilsen goes into this year’s meet with plenty of momentum.  Less than…

Wieneke & Streveler Score Again In CFL Action

Touchdown run for USD alum & TD Catch for former Jackrabbit

MONTREAL & WINNIPEG, CANADA  —  It’s practically becoming a weekly segment to see former Coyote Chris Streveler and former Jackrabbit Jake Wieneke succeeding in the Canadian Football League.  That’s because each team has found a specialized niche for the former Rushmore State college stars. With his running ability, Streveler has become a Kordell Stewart-like Slash option off the bench.  Last…

USD Signs Volleyball Coach Leanne Williamson To Five Year Deal

Led Coyotes To First NCAA Division One Tournament Appearance Last Year

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota Athletic Director David Herbster announced this week a new five-year contract with head volleyball coach Leanne Williamson. The announcement follows one of the most successful seasons in program history highlighted by 21 wins and the team’s first appearance in the NCAA Division I Tournament.   “Leanne has proven to be an outstanding coach and leader of young…

Former Coyote Chris Streveler Steps Up To Lead Winnipeg To Win Over Ottawa

Three touchdowns in relief lead Blue Bombers to 3-0 start

OTTAWA, CANADA  —  Former South Dakota Coyote quarterback Chris Streveler stepped up in the CFL for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last night at Ottawa.  In relief of injured quarterback Matt Nichols, Streveler went 6-8 through the air for 42 yards and a score while running 11 times for 44 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Winnipeg to a…

Mike Daum & Matt Mooney Get NBA Summer League Shots

Ex-Jackrabbit Daum With Portland, Former Coyote Mooney With Atlanta

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The second round of last night’s NBA Draft came and went without Mike Daum or Matt Mooney hearing their names called. Now the two former Summit League stars will look to work their way up to the Association starting in the Summer League. Former South Dakota State star Mike Daum announcing via Twitter today that he’s…

Coyotes Release 2019 Volleyball Schedule

USD To Host Iowa & Wyoming

VERMILLION, S.D. – A home match with Iowa and seven other teams that finished the 2018 season in the top 100 of the NCAA RPI rankings highlight South Dakota volleyball’s 2019 schedule released Monday by head coach Leanne Williamson.   The Coyotes will host a tournament inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center for the second-straight season. Three road tournaments and…

USD’s Hammer Earns All-American Honors, Anderson 17th In High Jumps At Nationals

Coyotes Wrap Up Season At NCAA Track & Field Championships

AUSTIN, Texas—South Dakota natives Ben Hammer and Zack Anderson wrapped up the 2019 NCAA Championships for the Coyotes on Friday evening at Mike A. Myers Stadium.   In his final meet as a Coyote, Hammer garnered his first career All-America accolade. He finished 11th in the field for second-team All-America. His best mark came on his first throw of the…

Nilsen Kept Focus On His Vault & Not Duplantis To Pull Off Win

USD Junior Wins Third Overall National Title

AUSTIN, TX  —  Much of the track community is still buzzing about Chris Nilsen’s National Championship Pole Vault victory on Wednesday. Though Chris was the defending champion, the expectation was that LSU’s Mondo Duplantis would take the title after the freshman phenom had set an NCAA record with a vault of 19 feet, 8 and a quarter inches.  Duplantis had…

USD’s Helen Falda Finishes 7th In Pole Vault

Earns All-American Honors

AUSTIN, Texas—South Dakota junior pole vaulter Helen Falda picked up her fifth career All-America honors with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships inside Mike A. Myers Stadium. Senior Lara Boman capped off her career in the hammer throw on Thursday evening as well.   Falda jumped 14 feet, 3 ¼ inches, to garner her second…

Future Coyotes Krista Bickley & Karley Peters End Prep Careers On High Note

Each Claims State Titles During Final Day Of State Meet

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The State Track & Field meet concluded yesterday, wrapping up the brilliant prep careers of a couple of future South Dakota Coyotes. Brandon Valley senior Krista Bickley won the 400 meter dash for the fifth straight time and was also the anchor on a pair of relay champions for the Lynx.  In Class A Parker’s Karley…

Coyotes Can’t Crack Bison In Summit League Softball Tournament Championship

USD Loses 6-0 & 3-1

FARGO, N.D.—With senior Summit Player of the Year KK Leddy roughed up by South Dakota Friday, North Dakota State coach Darren Mueller handed the ball to freshman pitcher Paige Vargas and she delivered. Twice.   Vargas, with solid defense behind her, limited the Coyotes to one run in 14 innings of work in leading North Dakota State to its sixth…