South Dakota Coyotes

USD Dominates UND For Tenth Straight Victory

Coyotes Are 13-1 After Sweep of Fighting Hawks

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota overcame some first set jitters to post a Summit League sweep over North Dakota on Sunday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes gutted out a 25-23 win in the first set before cruising past the Fighting Hawks 25-13, 25-8 to improve to 13-1 overall and 2-0 in the Summit League.   South…

USD Defeats Oral Roberts In Summit Opener

3-1 Victory Is Coyotes Ninth Straight Win

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota volleyball pulled out a gritty four-set win over Oral Roberts as Summit League play opened Friday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The Coyotes had a .293 hitting proficiency in downing the Golden Eagles 25-21, 25-15, 19-25, 25-19. Sami Slaughter posted a career-high 23 kills to go with a .419 hitting percentage as South Dakota…

Coyotes Defense Carries The Way To Victory At Northern Colorado

Five Sacks Help USD Preserve First Win 14-6

GREELEY, Colo.—South Dakota’s offense mustered two long touchdown drives while the defense limited Northern Colorado to 219 yards of offense in a 14-6 Coyote victory Saturday at Nottingham Field.   South Dakota quarterback Austin Simmons threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Connor Herrmann in the first half and Ben Klett rumbled for a 12-yard score early in the fourth quarter…

Coyotes Win Epic Five Set Match With Iowa

Finish South Dakota Classic A Perfect 3-0

VERMILLION, S.D. – Playing in front of the second-largest crowd for volleyball in Sanford Coyote Sports Center history fueled South Dakota to a big five-set victory over Iowa to close out the South Dakota Classic on Saturday evening. On a night where the 2018 Summit League Tournament championship banner was unveiled, a big crowd of 1,637 provided the energy and…

Eastern Washington Downs Coyotes In Double Overtime

USD Loses 2-1

VERMILLION, S.D.—A golden goal in the second overtime period from Eastern Washington forward Brooke Flores dampened South Dakota’s senior day celebrations on Sunday afternoon at First Bank & Trust Soccer Complex.   The University of South Dakota recognized its six senior women’s soccer players (Makenzie Burmeister, Amanda Carpio, Taylor Kelly, Taryn LaBree, Courtney Stodola, Kellee Willer) on a foggy morning…

Coyotes Bombed Through The Air Again In Stunner Against Houston Baptist

USD Pass Defense Gives Up 513 Yards In 53-52 Loss

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Coyote opponents have found the sky to be quite friendly. For the first time since 2002 the South Dakota football team is 0-3 after suffering a stunning 53-52 loss to Houston Baptist.  The Huskies had lost 19 consecutive games against FCS opponents coming into the Dakota Dome yesterday, yet they didn’t find much resistance from a Coyote…

Coyotes Stunned By Houston Baptist

USD Falls 53-52

VERMILLION, S.D.—In a game with 1,238 yards of total offense, it was a late 2-point conversion by Houston Baptist that gave the Huskies a 53-52 win against South Dakota Saturday inside the DakotaDome.   It was the first meeting between the two teams and Houston Baptist’s first-ever game against a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The Huskies (2-1)…

Coyotes Top UC-Davis & Wyoming On Day One Of South Dakota Classic

Coyote Volleyball Improves To 8-1

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota women’s volleyball made it five straight wins Friday evening inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes battled through some adversity to ultimately put away a tough Wyoming team, winning in four sets, 24-26, 25-14, 25-15, 25-13.   That coupled with a three-set sweep over UC Davis in Friday’s first match pushed South Dakota’s…

Oklahoma Overwhelms Coyotes

USD Falls At FBS' 4th Ranked Team 70-14

NORMAN, Okla.—Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts passed for 259 yards and three scores in a little more than one half of work to lead the fourth-ranked Sooners to a 70-14 win over South Dakota Saturday at Memorial Stadium.   It was Oklahoma’s fifth game against an FCS opponent since 1999 and this one had a similar result as the previous four….

Coyotes Face Tall Task At Oklahoma

Sooners Ranked 4th In FBS

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  USD’s difficult schedule reaches it’s toughest challenge tomorrow. The Coyotes head to Oklahoma tomorrow at 6 PM to face the 4th ranked Sooners of the FBS.  Home to the last two Heisman Trophy winners (Baker Mayfield & Kyler Murray), the Yotes will have to contend with a potential third in Jalen Hurts who went for over 500…

Montana Deals USD Defeat In Dome Opener

Coyote Defense Struggles In 31-17 Loss To Griz

VERMILLION, S.D.—Montana senior quarterback Dalton Sneed passed for a career-high 430 yards and three touchdowns to lead the 25th-ranked Grizzlies to a 31-17 win against South Dakota Saturday inside the DakotaDome in the season opener for both teams.   It marked the first loss by the Coyotes in a home opener since 2002, ending a streak of 16 consecutive games,…

Coyotes Can’t Break Through In Loss To Utah State

USD Soccer Drops First Match Of The Season 1-0

VERMILLION, S.D.— The South Dakota Coyotes women’s soccer team was defeated by the Utah State Aggies by a score of 1-0 Sunday afternoon from First Bank and Trust Soccer Complex, dipping USD’s opening weekend mark to 1-1.   “Utah State is a good team,” South Dakota head coach Michael Thomas said. “I thought we played some of our best soccer…

Coyotes & Griz Opener Key To Both Teams Playoff Hopes

USD Hosts Montana Next Saturday At 1 PM

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  A week from today the University of South Dakota kicks off the 2019 season looking to return to the playoffs for the first time since Chris Streveler’s 2017 senior year. And as unlikely as it sounds, those playoff hopes may hinge on winning the season opener against Montana. Once the premier program in the FCS, Montana has…

Streveler’s Legs Help Winnipeg Run Past Edmonton In USD Alum’s First Start

Former Coyote Helps Blue Bombers Improve To 8-2

EDMONTON, ALBERTA  — Former Coyote Chris Streveler made the most of his first start of the season for Winnipeg in relief of injured Matt Nichols at Edmonton last night, helping the Blue Bombers improve to 8-2 with a 34-28 victory. Streveler did his best work running the ball, leading Winnipeg with 14 carries for 95 yards, including a six-yard touchdown…

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…