South Dakota Coyotes

USD’s Arens Receiving National Attention

Sophomore Guard Named To NCAA "Starting Five"

It’s been a great season so far for the South Dakota Coyotes Womens’ Basketball Team. Despite coaching and roster changes, they’re 13-2 and on a seven-game win streak to start 2017. A lot of the credit goes to Sophomore guard Allison Arens. She was among the NCAA’s “Starting Five” this week, which recognizes the top women’s basketball performers in the…

Arens Honored For Big Week That Included Win Over Rival Jacks

USD Defeated SDSU 65-62

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  A big start to Summit League play earned USD’s Allison Arens plenty of honors. South Dakota sophomore guard Allison Arens has been named the Summit League Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period ended Jan. 1. Arens collects the honor for the second time of her career. Arens has also been named espnW’s National Player…

Daum Makes His Mark On State-U Rivalry

Sophomore Hits Winning Shot In Jacks 73-72 Win

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The first round of this year’s State-U basketball rivalry certainly adds another storied chapter to the fierce rivalry as both the men’s and women’s games came down to the final minute. The men’s game went back and forth, with USD taking the lead with 11 seconds left on Trey Burch Manning’s three point play.  He finished with…

Coyote Women Edge Jackrabbits

USD Wins Thriller 65-62

VERMILLION, S.D.–South Dakota sophomore guard Allison Arens scored 24 points as the Coyotes defeated in-state rival South Dakota State 65-62 inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center Saturday afternoon in front of 2,595 fans.   South Dakota (13-2, 2-0 Summit League) extends its 21-game home winning streak, which breaks an 8-year-old school record for the most consecutive home games won.  …

Daum Bucket Lifts Jacks Past Yotes

SDSU Edges Rival USD 73-72 In Mens' Basketball

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The New Year’s Eve ball drop and celebration came early for South Dakota State fans as the Jackrabbits used a Mike Daum game-winning shot to take down in-state rival South Dakota, 73-72, inside Frost Arena Saturday. Down one with 11.0 seconds to play, SDSU got to the ball to Daum and let the big man go to…

Coyotes Dunk Omaha

USD Wins Summit League Opener 86-69

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota made a strong opening statement to Summit League play with an 86-69, start-to-finish drubbing of Omaha Thursday inside Sanford Coyote Sports Center. It was the team’s largest margin of victory in a conference game in four seasons.   Trey Dickerson scored a season-high 17 points while Matt Mooney and Tyler Flack added 16 each as the Coyotes…

More All-American Honors For USD’s Bergner & SDSU’s Goedert

Each Named To Walter Camp & AFCA All-American Teams

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — In the FCS, All-American honors continue to pour in for USD’s Miles Bergner and SDSU’s Dallas Goedert. Bergner has been named first team punter on the Walter Camp and American Football Coaches Association All America Teams after leading the FCS with an average of 47.5 yards per punt. Goedert also made first team for both of…

Coyotes Complete Treasure State Sweep In Bozeman

USD Drops Montana State 80-68 To Finish 3-0 Run Against Montana Schools

BOZEMAN, Mont.—Different date. Different venue. Same result.   South Dakota scored 20 unanswered points during a 25-3 run throughout the middle of the second half en route to an 80-68 win against Montana State Sunday at Worthington Arena. It is the Coyotes’ second win against the Bobcats in 11 days. USD beat Montana State 74-57 in Vermillion back on Dec….

Pilots Navigate Past Coyotes

Late Three Burns USD In 85-82 Loss

PORTLAND, OR —  Gabe Taylor hit a game-winning 3-pointer with two seconds left to give Portland an 85-82 win against South Dakota Friday night inside Mota Center, home of the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers. It was the fourth triple of the game for Taylor who finished with 22 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.   Tyler Flack had 14 points and…

Road Trip Will Test Coyotes’ Strong Start

USD Off To Division One Best 8-4 Beginning

VERMILLION, S.D. — The Coyote men’s basketball team is in the Pacific Northwest to face the Portland Pilots at the Moda Center which is the home of the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers.  That building used to be known as the Rose Garden, and for the most part, USD’s start has come up roses. The Coyotes are off to an 8-4 start…

Coyotes Cruise Past Red Raiders

South Dakota Women Beat Northwestern 100-57

VERMILLION, S.D. — Six Coyotes scored in double figures to lead South Dakota to a 100-57 rout of Northwestern College (Iowa) Thursday evening in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. South Dakota (9-2) extends its winning streak over Northwestern (9-5, 3-5 GPAC) to 19 straight. This marks the second time the programs have met since USD’s transition to Div. I. After…

Youth Sparking Coyote Women To Strong Start

USD 8-2 Despite Injuries & Graduations

VERMILLION, S.D. — The USD women’s basketball team returns to the court tonight when they host Northwestern of Iowa. Though a win against the Red Raiders is expected, their 8-2 start hasn’t been. The Coyotes graduated most of the scoring off last year’s WNIT Championship team and they haven’t had the services of seniors Caitlyn Duffy and Jasmine Trimboli due…

Goedert, Bergner And Wieneke Earn FCS All-American Honors

Goedert & Bergner On First Team, Wieneke On Third

SIOUX FALLS — Dallas Goedert, Jake Wieneke and Miles Bergner have been racking up awards since the end of the regular season and today they got perhaps the highest honors of them all. Goedert and Bergner were each named to the Associated Press’ FCS All-American First Team. A Britton native, Goedert caught a single season SDSU record 92 passes for…

USD’s Bradley Is Summit Player Of The Week

37 Points In Wins Over Illinois & San Jose State

ELMHURST, Ill.—South Dakota sophomore guard Jaycee Bradley has been named the Summit League Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period ended Dec. 11. Bradley earns her first career Player of the Week award after leading the Coyotes to a pair of wins against Big Ten opponent Illinois early in the week followed by San Jose State on Sunday….

Arens Sisters Help Coyotes Dominate San Jose State

USD Gets Sunday Home Win 84-69

Five Coyotes scored in double figures for the first time this season as South Dakota defeated San Jose State 84-69 on Sunday afternoon inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. South Dakota (8-2) remains undefeated at home this season at 4-0. San Jose State (2-8) continues its 6-game losing skid. “We shared the ball, moved it around and made adjustments to…

Bergner To Play In NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

USD's All-Time Leading Scorer To Get Chance To Impress NFL Scouts

Highlights from the five committed players include: The all-time leading scorer in school history with 276 points, Bergner connected on a program-best 56 field goals in his four seasons with the Coyotes. This season, he became the first player in Missouri Valley Football Conference history to be named both the first-team all-MVFC placekicker and punter after making 14 field goals…

Fogg, Bradley Lead Coyotes Over Illinois

USD Improves To 7-2 After 77-68 Win

South Dakota senior center Abigail Fogg scored a career high 25 points and sophomore guard Jaycee Bradley added 23 more as the Coyotes defeated the Big Ten’s Illinois 77-68 inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center Wednesday night. South Dakota (7-2) has won back-to-back contests over Illinois with the first coming in Champaign last season. The Coyotes move to 6-8 all-time…

Coyotes Cruise Over Montana State

Burch-Manning, Peterson Lead USD To 74-57 Win

Trey Burch-Manning and Tyler Peterson scored a game-high 15 points apiece to lead four South Dakota players in double figures in a 74-57 win against Montana State Wednesday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The win moves the Coyotes to 5-0 in their new facility and 7-4 overall. Montana State, which got 13 points from Quinton Everett and 12 from…