South Dakota Coyotes

Coyotes Showing Signs Of Growth At The End Of Spring Practice

Final Public Practice & Scrimmage Today

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Like most of the rest of the residents in their state the University of South Dakota football team has had an odd spring. It’s just that the weather can’t entirely be blamed for that. USD hasn’t been able to go indoors due to the ongoing renovations of the Dakota Dome.  As a result the Coyotes have been…

Coyote Softball Completes Weekend Sweep Of UND

USD Wins Sunday 7-4

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota scored three runs in the final inning and completed a three-game sweep of North Dakota with a 7-4 win Sunday at Nygaard Field. It is the ninth straight Summit win for the Coyotes (28-18, 11-1 Summit) who remain atop the standings.   USD third baseman Lauren Wobken came up with two key at bats in the later…

Coyote Tennis Edged By UND

USD Falls 4-3

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota dropped a hard-fought 4-3 women’s tennis match against North Dakota on Saturday inside Huether Family Match Pointe. North Dakota won four of the six singles matches to conclude its Summit League season with a 4-1 mark. South Dakota, after winning the doubles point, took a 2-0 lead as Jana Lazarevic remained hot with a 6-1, 6-2…

Coyote Softball Completes Sweep Of Omaha

USD Wins Series Finale 9-1

VERMILLION, S.D.—Dustie Durham was 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and four RBIs and Alyssa Fernandez crossed home four times as South Dakota completed a three-game sweep of Omaha with a 9-1, six-inning win Sunday at Nygaard Field.   The Coyotes (25-18) have equaled their best start in the Summit at 8-1 and have a half-game lead over North Dakota State…

Mooney Shines On Final Four Stage

Season-High 22 Points Against Michigan State

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  If you saw Matt Mooney at South Dakota, you know he usually plays his best in the biggest moments. So last night’s performance in the Final Four for Texas Tech was certainly no shock. Mooney matched his season high of 22 points, including going 4-8 from downtown, to lead the Red Raiders to a 61-51 win over Michigan…

Walkoff Highlights Coyotes Doubleheader Sweep Of Omaha

USD Softball Wins 5-4 & 4-0

VERMILLION, S.D.—One swing of the bat changed the entire complexion of South Dakota softball’s doubleheader sweep of Omaha Saturday at Nygaard Field. The Coyotes won by scores of 5-4 and 4-0.   The Mavericks entered with just three wins on the season, but led the Coyotes 4-3 heading into the last half of the seventh inning of game one. South…

Former Coyote Matt Mooney Soaking In Final Four Experience With Texas Tech

Mooney's Red Raiders Play Michigan State Tomorrow At 7:49 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Matt Mooney once told his former South Dakota coach Craig Smith that he didn’t think he’d be able to live with himself if he never got to play in the NCAA Tournament. The former Coyote has certainly made the most of his chance at Texas Tech, and tomorrow will play in the Final Four. Mooney averaged 11…

Coyotes Focused Yet Still Finding Fun At NCAA Tournament

USD Revels In First Tournament Appearance In Five Years

STARKVILLE, MISS  —  Yes, the South Dakota women’s basketball team is getting down to the business of preparing for their NCAA Tournament first round game with Clemson during their first practice today. Yet if you think nerves are starting to set in, this really isn’t that kind of team. From pictures to talk about a wild bus driver, the Coyotes…

The Coyotes Are Ready for Clemson

SDSU speaks about match-up with Clemson at practice today

STARKVILLE, MISS.— Welcome to Humphrey Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi State University, sight of the first two rounds of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, and the place where the University of South Dakota will play their second game in Division One at the NCAA Tournament tomorrow night against Clemson at 6 o’clock. Now none of the players were around during…

Former Coyotes Matt Mooney & Craig Smith Make NCAA Tournament

Ex-USD Player & Coach Make Big Dance With New Teams

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Though the Rushmore State doesn’t have a team in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, there are a couple of former South Dakota Coyotes that will get a chance to dance. Former USD guard Matt Mooney and Texas Tech are a 3 seed and will face Northern Kentucky in Tulsa on Friday.  Former Coyote head coach Craig…

Jackrabbit & Coyote Women Want To See Each Other Both Make NCAA Tournament Field

Selection Show Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The NCAA Women’s basketball tournament will be announced tomorrow and it’s expected to be an historic day for the state of South Dakota and the Summit League with both the Jackrabbits and Coyotes expecting to hear their names called. SDSU knows that they’re in by virtue of winning the automatic bid in their 83-71 Summit League…

SUMMIT QUARTERFINALS: Fort Wayne Men Shoot Down USD

Coyotes Lose 96-70

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the first time since 2010 there will not be a men’s basketball team from the state of South Dakota playing in the Summit League Tournament semifinals. A white-hot shooting performance and triple-double from John Konchar led the Purdue-Fort Wayne Mastodons to a 96-70 Summit League Tournament Quarterfinal win over South Dakota on Sunday night in…

SUMMIT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT-Stopping Konchar Key For Hot Coyote Men

USD Faces Fort Wayne In Quarterfinals At 8:30

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Summit League Tournament started with perhaps the biggest upset in it’s history last night when 8th seeded Western Illinois stunned top seed South Dakota State. Tonight the Coyote men would like to end the quarterfinals with another upset. The 6th seeded Coyotes face third seed Fort Wayne tonight at 8:30.  The two teams split in…

SUMMIT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT-Coyotes Selfless Play Highlights Win Over NDSU

USD Faces UND In Semifinals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The USD wpmen’s basketball team  rolled past North Dakota State 74-51 in the Summit League Quarterfinals by displaying the selflessness that has been their trademark. They shared the ball well with four players scoring in double figures and a total of 17 assists while playing tenacious defense, at one point holding the Bison to just six…

SUMMIT QUARTERFINALS: USD Has No Problem With NDSU

Coyotes Roll 74-51

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—South Dakota rolled to a 74-51 quarterfinal victory over North Dakota State in the Summit League Tournament opener on Saturday inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.   South Dakota (27-4) will face the winner of the No. 3 Denver vs. No. 6 North Dakota matchup slated for 2:30 p.m. Sunday.   Four Coyotes scored in double-figures against the…

SUMMIT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT: Potential For At-Large Bids Doesn’t Lower Importance Of Tourney Title For State & U Women

Jacks Face Fort Wayne At Noon Followed By USD Against NDSU At 2:30

BROOKINGS & VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Getting on and off the bus will probably pose more of a challenge for SDSU and USD than will their first two opponents, Fort Wayne and NDSU, in the Summit League Tournament. Though both the Jacks and Coyotes are expected to make the NCAA Tournament regardless of who wins the tournament, it doesn’t take away…

Coyote Hoops Head Into Summit League Tournament With Momentum

USD Sweeps UND On Senior Day

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  It was also a happy senior day in Vermillion that promises good things to come in the Summit League Tournament. The 25th ranked Coyote women crushed North Dakota 87-54 behind 18 points from lone senior Allison Arens, and the men followed that up with a 78-63 victory over UND. Last year we got a Super Championship Tuesday…

Coyotes Fluster Fighting Hawks In Doubleheader Senior Day Sweep

USD Women Win 87-54, Men Prevail 78-63

WOMEN’S RECAP VERMILLION, S.D.—What a special send-off for South Dakota’s lone senior Allison Arens!   Arens scored 18 points to lead South Dakota to an 87-54 win over North Dakota inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on Saturday afternoon.   “Today our young ladies did a great job of playing with awareness and discipline on the defensive end,” said USD…

Growth For Coyote Men Despite Another Frustrating Loss To SDSU

USD Sees Two Game Win Streak Snapped

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Though the result was more of the same in a frustrating season, the South Dakota men’s basketball team still saw plenty of reasons for optimism in their 94-89 loss at SDSU on Saturday. They’re certainly playing better with wins in two of their last three, and had one of their best offensive games yesterday by shooting 43…

SDSU Women Upend #23 USD In Another Overtime Thriller

Jacks Take Control Of Summit League Lead With 82-78 Win

The win streak is now 12 for the South Dakota State women’s basketball team after it rallied to defeat No. 23/23 South Dakota 82-78 Sunday afternoon in front of 2,557 fans at Frost Arena in Summit League action. The Jackrabbits, now 22-6 and 14-1 in league play, trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half before mounting…