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Summit League Women’s Basketball Tournament Bracket

SDSU and USD Will Play Next Sunday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The brackets for the Summit League Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls are out and both the South Dakota and South Dakota State women are in an unfamiliar position. The middle of the Summit League pack. With their 81-75 win over USD, Western Illinois took the outright Summit regular season…

SUMMIT LEAGUE CHAMPS! Coyote Men Clinch Regular Season Title At IUPUI

USD Clinches Top Seed & NIT Bid With 92-85 Win And NDSU's Loss At Omaha

INDIANAPOLIS, IND—Matt Mooney scored a game-high 27 points and Triston Simpson was 14-for-14 from the free-throw line in leading South Dakota to a 92-85 win against IUPUI Saturday at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.   The Coyotes (21-10, 12-4) clinched their first regular season Summit League championship and will be the No. 1 seed at next week’s Summit League Tournament. The Coyotes…

Summit Regular Season Title Slips Away From Coyotes In Western Illinois

USD Will Be Fourth Seed In Tournament After 81-75 Loss

MACOMB, Ill.–Western Illinois guards Taylor Higginbotham and Emily Clemens scored 25 and 24 points, respectively, to lead the Leathernecks to an 81-75 win over South Dakota inside Western Hall on Saturday evening. The win gives Western Illinois (23-6, 13-3) its first Summit League regular season title in more than a decade.   South Dakota (22-7, 11-5 Summit League) will be…

Jackrabbit Men Second In Summit Indoor Track & Field Championships

NDSU Sweeps Team Titles

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The Summit League Indoor Track & Field Championships concluded on Saturday afternoon.  Watch the video viewer for highlights.  Both SDSU and USD’s recaps are below. SDSU Three women’s school records fell and Jackrabbits’ swept the men’s championship awards as the South Dakota State track and field program wrapped up its indoor season Saturday at The Summit League…

Greysen Hertting Finishes Spectacular Diving Career At USD

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VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Greysen Hertting has been so dominant on a diving board at USD. “You can almost kind of notch two wins on both boards every meet.  We kind of joke that with her graduating we’re not looking for one Greysen we’re looking for six other girls to replace the girl that we lost.”  USD Swimming & Diving Head…

Youth Turning To Experience For First Place Coyote Men

USD Controls Their Destiny Heading Into Final Road Trip

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The Coyote men said goodbye to lone senior Tyler Flack in his final home game, by defeating Oral Roberts 86-72. It was a balanced effort with five Coyotes scoring in double figures, led by Tyler Peterson’s 14, continuing to showcase the growth of USD’s young roster.  More importantly it keeps USD firmly balanced atop the Summit League…

Coyote Women Filling Up Their “Toolbox”

USD Pulls Into First Place Tie With Western Illinois

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Entering the final week of play the Summit League regular season women’s championship is up for grabs. The Coyotes did their part yesterday to keep pace, winning the home finale 91-56 over Omaha.  The victory vaults USD into a first place tie with Western Illinois, whom the Coyotes will conclude the regular season with next weekend. They…

USD Clips Golden Eagles To Remain In First Place

USD Wins Home Finale 86-72

VERMILLION, S.D.—Matt Mooney scored 13 points, Tyler Flack had 12, and the Coyote bench combined for 43 points in South Dakota’s 86-72 win against Oral Roberts Saturday on Senior Day at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes (19-10, 10-4 Summit) stayed atop the Summit League standings by winning its fourth in a row and finished the regular season…

Coyote Women Pull Into First Place Tie With Western Illinois

USD Rolls Over Omaha 91-56

VERMILLION, S.D.–Six South Dakota players scored in double figures as the Coyotes took down Omaha 91-56 on senior day inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center Saturday afternoon.   It was the most balanced scoring attack for South Dakota (22-5, 11-3 Summit League) in Summit action this season. The Coyotes wrap up the regular season with a 12-1 record inside their…

Coyotes Crunch Oral Roberts

USD Women Keep Pace In Summit Race With 79-50 Win

VERMILLION, S.D.–South Dakota seniors Abigail Fogg and Bridget Arens had career games to lead the Coyotes past Oral Roberts, 79-50, inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on Wednesday night.   In the Summit League standings, the Coyotes (21-5, 10-3 Summit League) are a half-game behind Western Illinois (11-3) for first place. The Leathernecks defeated South Dakota State (10-4) in Macomb…

Coyotes Come Through In The Clutch Against Jackrabbits

USD Evens Season Series With 91-89 Win

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  For the second time this year the State-U men’s game produced nailbiting drama and a fantastic finish. Which we can only hope would set the stage for a rubber game in the Summit League Tournament three weeks from now. In any case, the Yotes avenged their 73-72 loss in Brookings on New Years eve yesterday, beating the Jacks…

Coyotes Even Season Series With Jackrabbits In Another Thriller

USD Wins 91-89

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota’s Matt Mooney and South Dakota State’s Reed Tellinghuisen put on a shooting display, but it was three consecutive 3-pointers by Mooney down the stretch that was the difference in the Coyotes’ 91-89 win against the Jackrabbits before a record crowd of 5,265 at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   South Dakota (18-10, 9-4 Summit) beat its in-state…

Coyote Alum Tom Compton Plays For Falcons In Super Bowl LI

Injury Forces USD Alum Into Action Late In Fourth Quarter

  HOUSTON, TX —  A former South Dakota Coyote was pressed into action during one of the most dramatic Super Bowls in NFL history. Wearing number 76 for the Atlanta Falcons, USD alum Tom Compton went into the game at right tackle with 5:07 remaining in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI.  The Falcons led at the time 28-20….

Ober Helps Jacks Climb Over Coyotes & Into First Place

SDSU's Senior Center Makes Big Impact

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  In each of the last four seasons the State and U women played a third game in the Summit League Tournament. So SDSU’s 70-58 win yesterday feels like a prelude to an almost inevitable rematch next month at the Premier Center. With their victory the Jacks not only evened the season series, they went a game…

Coyotes Break Bison

USD Wins 76-66 For First Victory In Fargo Since 2002

FARGO, N.D.—Matt Mooney scored a game-high 26 points and Tyler Flack added 17 more in leading the Coyotes to a 76-66 win against first-place North Dakota State Saturday inside the Scheels Center.   It was the first win for the Coyotes (16-10, 7-4 Summit) in Fargo since 2002, ending a string of eight losses there. The Bison (15-8, 7-3) lost…

Jacks Drop Coyotes To Move Into First Place

SDSU Women Even Season Series With 70-58 Win Over USD

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Senior center Clarissa Ober scored a game-high 15 points and snared 12 rebounds to lead the South Dakota State University women’s basketball team to a 70-58 win over the University of South Dakota Saturday afternoon in front of a season-high 3,434 fans at Frost Arena in The Summit League action. South Dakota State, now 18-5 overall and…

USD’s Nilsen Sets Another National Pole Vault High Mark

Coyote Freshman Continues To Impress

VERMILLION, S.D.–South Dakota’s track and field team captured 25 events, highlighted by an NCAA-leading mark in the men’s pole vault from freshman Chris Nilsen, at the Dakota Realty Alumni Meet at Hillenbrand Memorial Track on Saturday.   Six days after topping the NCAA charts, Nilsen’s mark had been replaced by Kyle Pater of the Air Force. Nilsen responded Saturday to…

USD Football Signings

USD Football Signings

  VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota head football coach Bob Nielson is pleased to announce the signing of 24 student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent. In addition, Nielson announced the addition of Cody Jennings as a mid-year transfer, and that seven other high school standouts have accepted an offer of admissions to the University of South Dakota and plan to join…

Flack’s Return Gives Coyotes A “Shot In The Arm”

Senior Scores 19 After Missing Previous Seven Games

VERMILLION, S.D. —  Amidst all of that a different kind of drama yesterday unfolded around the USD men’s basketball team, one that could have a big impact on their chances to go to the Big Dance in March. Senior Tyler Flack returned after missing seven games due to a knee injury, and didn’t look like he’d missed a beat.  Flack…

Flacks Return Boosts USD Over Denver

Senior Scores 19 In 88-83 Win

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota got a game-high 27 points from Matt Mooney and 19 from Tyler Flack in beating Denver 88-83 Saturday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The win gives the Coyotes (15-9, 6-3 Summit) sole possession of second place in the Summit League standings. It also gives South Dakota its first regular season sweep of Denver in four years…