South Dakota Coyotes

GRIDIRON GREATNESS-Week 8 (10-14-18)

Best Sights, Sounds & Moments From The Week In Local Prep & College Football

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The regular season came to an end for about half of the prep teams in South Dakota, giving week eight an early playoff feel.  Here’s a look back at the best sights, sounds and moments in Gridiron Greatness! Categories: College Sports, Colleges – Dakota State, Colleges – Presentation, Colleges – South Dakota, Colleges – South Dakota State,…

Coyotes Roll Over UND In Grand Forks

USD Sweeps Summit Rival

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A record-setting match from Anne Rasmussen helped South Dakota to a Summit League volleyball sweep over North Dakota Sunday afternoon at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Game scores were 25-18. 25-21 25-23.   Rasmussen, a junior libero, established a new school-record for a three-set match with 32 digs, a mark she previously shared with hall of…

Turnovers Turn USD Away In Loss To Northern Iowa

Panthers Score 21 Off Three Coyote Turnovers

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  USD is licking their wounds after a 42-28 defeat at the hands of Northern Iowa, and it’s no secret what did them in. The Coyotes committed three costly turnovers that were ultimately the difference in the game as the Panthers scored 21 points off them.  USD will look to clean things up next Saturday on the road when…

HIGHLIGHTS: USD Volleyball Sweeps SDSU

BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota senior Hayley Dotseth had a match-high 16 kills, including the 1,000th in her career, in Sunday’s 25-21, 25-17, 25-13 Summit League win over South Dakota State at Frost Arena.   Dotseth becomes just the fifth athlete in Coyote volleyball history to reach both 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs.   “Hayley tallied her 1,000th career…

SDSU & USD Picked First & Second In Summit League Basketball Polls

SDSU's Mike Daum & Macy Miller Tabbed As Preseason Players Of The Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Believe it or not college basketball season is a little over a month away, and it’s once again set to be another exciting one in the Rushmore State. South Dakota State and South Dakota have been picked first and second in both the men’s and women’s Summit League Basketball preseason polls.  The Jackrabbit men are seeking…

Coyotes Seek 2-0 Valley Start Behind Cool Hand Of Simmons

USD Hosts Missouri State Saturday At 2 PM

VERMILLION, S.D.  —   The South Dakota Coyote football team returns home this Saturday hosting Missouri State for Dakota Days at 2 o’clock. USD opened their Mo Valley season with a 31-24 victory at Southern Illinois.  Austin Simmons showed the poise that he’s promised, leading a second half comeback by throwing for 333 yards and three touchdowns. Categories: College Sports, Colleges…

Coyotes Sweep Western Illinois

3-0 Win Vaults USD Volleyblall to 4-0 In Summit League

VERMILLION, S.D. — A balanced offensive attacked pushed South Dakota past Western Illinois 25-12, 25-17, 25-16 in Sunday’s Summit League volleyball contest played at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   Five different Coyotes supplied five or more kills in a match that saw the hosts hit a collective .286 as a team, the second highest match hitting percentage this season….

Coyotes Stay Perfect In Summit With Five Set Win Over Fort Wayne

USD 3-0 After 3-2 Win

VERMILLION, S.D. — South Dakota kept the momentum late in Friday’s Summit League home opener and downed Purdue Fort Wayne 25-20, 19-25, 24-26, 25-22, 15-9 in a five-set thriller inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes, trailing 2-1 in sets, pulled out a tense fourth game and rode that strong finish into the fifth game that they never…

UMKC Stuns USD Soccer In Final Seconds

Coyotes Drop 3-2 Heartbreaker

VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota women’s soccer team fell 3-2 Sunday afternoon in heartbreaking fashion as UMKC scored the game-winning goal with six seconds remaining in regulation.   UMKC initially took a 2-1 lead over the Coyotes in the 89th minute when Reighan Childers tallied her fourth goal of the season on a 25-yard shot into the wind. With…

Weber State Defense Suffocates USD

Coyotes Fall In Ogden 27-10

OGDEN, Utah—There would be no 21-point comeback in this one. Weber State’s defense wouldn’t allow it.   The 13th-ranked Wildcats had eight sacks, forced three turnovers and returned one for a touchdown in handing 24th-ranked South Dakota a 27-10 defeat Saturday at Stewart Stadium.   It marked the first time in two-plus seasons under head coach Bob Nielson that the…

Coyote Defense Looks For Big Effort At Weber State

22nd Ranked Coyotes At 11th Ranked Wildcats Saturday

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  One of the biggest early games in the FCS could have big postseason implications later in the season as the 22nd ranked Coyotes visit 11th ranked Weber State. The last time these two met in 2016 it was one for the ages at the Dakota Dome when USD rallied from 21 down to win 52-49 in double…

Coyote Hoops To Play At Pentagon Next Season

Women To Face Wichita State, Men Omaha

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota athletic department and the Sanford Pentagon have announced that the Coyotes will play a regular season women’s basketball game and a Summit League men’s basketball game at the Sanford Pentagon during the 2018-19 season.   The USD women will face Wichita State in nonconference action at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21. The South…

Coyotes Crush Green Bay

USD Soccer wins 4-1

VERMILLION, S.D. – Tiannah Moore had the first multi-goal game of her career as the South Dakota women’s soccer team dominated in a 4-1 victory over Green Bay Sunday afternoon at First Bank & Trust Soccer Complex.   Moore, a freshman from Lincoln, Nebraska, had the final two goals for the Coyotes who improve to 3-2-2 on the season. Green…

Pair of Jackrabbits & Coyotes Each Win MVFC Weekly Honors

Simmons & Johnson Share Offensive Players of the Week

Co-Offensive Player of the Week WR Cade Johnson, South Dakota State 5-10, 180, So., Papillion, Neb. (Bellevue West High) Johnson tied a Jackrabbit single-game school record with four touchdown receptions while also setting career bests of nine receptions and 138 receiving yards in South Dakota State’s 45-14 season-opening home win over Montana State on Sept. 8. Johnson scored each of…

Simmons Stars In South Dakota’s Season Opening Win

Third Best Passing Game In USD History Leads To 43-28 Win Over Northern Colorado

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Austin Simmons showed that he was more than capable of filling Chris Streveler’s big shoes. Against Northern Colorado the junior quarterback had the third best passing game in Coyote history, throwing for 462 yards and four touchdowns.  Simmons also ran for 80 yards and a score to lead the 23rd ranked Yotes to a 43-28 win, looking much…