South Dakota State Jackrabbits

Manuleleua Scores Twice To Lead Jacks Over Idaho State

SDSU Is 2-0 On The Year After 2-0 Win

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —   The Jackrabbit soccer team finished off a perfect weekend with a 2-0 victory over Idaho State Sunday, thanks to a pair of goals from Leah Manuleleua. Manuleleua led the offensive attack as her two scores came on a team-high six shots, while Marisa Schulz notched a pair of assists and Maya Hansen added another. In total, 16…

Late Goal Lifts SDSU Past Utah State In Season Opener

Jacks Beat Aggies 1-0

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State women’s soccer used a staunch defensive effort and late-game heroics from Karlee Manding to move past Utah State in its 2019 season opener Friday, 1-0. After 88 minutes of scoreless play, an Aggie handball in the box set Manding up for a penalty kick with the clock winding down, and the sophomore delivered. SDSU…

Dawn Of A New Era At Quarterback For South Dakota State

J'Bore Gibbs Replaces Taryn Christion Under Center Next Thursday At Minnesota

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  As Taryn Christion re-wrote the South Dakota State record book last year, he had a shadow. “He was actually my mentor. I actually lived with him in the summer when I got here so I would go to him asking questions. Any time we had home games, any time the offense got of the field I would…

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…

Jacks Stacked At Running Back

SDSU Will Lean On Stable Of RB's As New Quarterback Developes

BROOKINGS, S.D.  — Five years after graduating all-time leading rusher Zach Zenner, South Dakota State is poised to have it’s best rushing attack since his departure behind a deep and talented group of backs. The feature back is sophomore Pierre Strong, who ran for nearly 1200 yards and 11 touchdowns despite not becoming the starter until the 8th game of…

After Nearly Becoming Teammates Overseas Former Rivals Mooney & Daum Chase Pro Dreams

USD Alum Staying Stateside, SDSU Alum Going Abroad

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  It’s probably hard for the hardcore Jackrabbit and Coyote fans to imagine this-former rivals Matt Mooney and Mike Daum very nearly became professional teammates. As we showed you last night, Mooney is in town this week holding a hoops camp.  He and Daum have been talking more with each other as they’ve each pursued their professional…

Jacks Driven To Break Through & Make FCS Championship Game

SDSU Coming Off Consecutive Semifinal Appearances

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State has been on the cusp of the FCS National Championship game over the last two seasons. Begging the question of what it will take to get over the hump. The Jackrabbits have been bounced on the road in the FCS Semifinals in consecutive years at James Madison and North Dakota State.  Though the program…

Henderson Re-Shapes SDSU Basketball Roster

Inherited One Starter From 2018-19 Jackrabbit Team

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  SDSU Football coach John Stiegelmeier was in Sioux Falls yesterday playing pickleball at an alumni event with new Jackrabbit men’s basketball coach Eric Henderson, who was in a bit of a pickle himself when he took gig back in March. With the graduation of a talented senior class headlined by the best player in program history…

BATTLE OF THE SDSU COACHES! Stiegelmeier Wins Pickleball Duel With Henderson

SDSU Coaches Have Fun With Fans In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Magic vs. Bird. Brady vs. Manning. McEnroe vs. Borg (No Zach is not related to him). All these great rivalries pale in comparison to the latest born on the courts of pickle this afternoon at the Pentagon: Stiegelmeier vs. Henderson. Jackrabbit football coach John Stiegelmeier took a brief break from fall camp to take on men’s…

SDSU Alum Zenner Bulks Up In Hopes Of Bigger Role With Lions

Entering Fifth Season With Detroit

DEARBORN, MI  —  South Dakota State alum Zach Zenner enters his fifth season with the Detroit Lions pushing to get more carries in their backfield. It looked like Zach’s career had come to an end last year when he was cut early in the year following an injury.  However, after the Lions brought him back midway through the year, Zenner…

SDSU Alum Mike Daum Signs First Professional Contract To Play In Spain

7th Leading Scorer In NCAA History To Play In Spain's Top Pro League

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Former Jackrabbit Mike Daum is heading to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain to begin his professional career with Obradoiro Cab of the Liba ACB. The team, also known as Monbus Obradoiro for sponsorship reasons, went 11-23 last season and competes in the Spain’s top basketball league. Couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity! https://t.co/flurOah4HQ – Mike Daum…

KDLT AT VIKINGS TRAINING CAMP-Vikings Keep The Band Together As SDSU Alum Seeks To Work His Way In

Former Jackrabbit Tiano Pupungatoa Signed As A Rookie Free Agent

EAGAN, MN. —  Despite falling well short of their Super Bowl expectations in 2018, the Minnesota Viking organization didn’t make sweeping changes and kept the core of the team intact.  The players will look to justify that confidence by showing that keeping continuity will lead them to the places they thought they’d go in last season. Several of those core…

Vikings Sign Former Jackrabbit Tiano Pupungatoa

Pupungatoa & Other Rookies Begin Training Camp Tomorrow

EAGAN, MN  —  The Minnesota Vikings have a history of mining talent from FCS and Division Two schools in Minnesota and the Dakotas and, as they head to training camp this week, they hope they’ve found another diamond in the rough in former South Dakota State Jackrabbit Tiano Pupungatoa. The Vikings announcing today that they’ve signed the former All-American guard…

Wieneke & Streveler Score Again In CFL Action

Touchdown run for USD alum & TD Catch for former Jackrabbit

MONTREAL & WINNIPEG, CANADA  —  It’s practically becoming a weekly segment to see former Coyote Chris Streveler and former Jackrabbit Jake Wieneke succeeding in the Canadian Football League.  That’s because each team has found a specialized niche for the former Rushmore State college stars. With his running ability, Streveler has become a Kordell Stewart-like Slash option off the bench.  Last…

Mike Daum & Matt Mooney Get NBA Summer League Shots

Ex-Jackrabbit Daum With Portland, Former Coyote Mooney With Atlanta

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The second round of last night’s NBA Draft came and went without Mike Daum or Matt Mooney hearing their names called. Now the two former Summit League stars will look to work their way up to the Association starting in the Summer League. Former South Dakota State star Mike Daum announcing via Twitter today that he’s…

SDSU Football To Get Nationally Televised Kickoff Against Minnesota

Jacks & Gophers Will Open Season August 29th on FS 1

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Kickoff to the 2019 South Dakota State football season is just a hair under three months away, and the Rabbits will get a national TV audience when they face the Golden Gophers. Minnesota announcing that the August 29th opener with SDSU will start at 8 PM from TCF Bank Stadium and be televised nationally on Fox Sports 1. …

Rachel King’s Comeback Helps Her Qualify For NCAA National Track & Field Meet

One Of Seven Local Qualifiers

SACRAMENTO, CA  —  State and U will have several athletes heading off to the NCAA National Track & Field Meet, non qualifying more dramatically than South Dakota State’s Rachel King. The senior became the first Jackrabbit to qualify for nationals in consecutive seasons, coming from behind down the stretch and winning the third and final qualifying heat of the 3,000…

Oral Roberts Ends SDSU’s Baseball Season In Summit League Tournament

Jackrabbits Eliminated With 4-0 Loss

TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts right-hander Isaac Coffey pitched a five-hit complete-game shutout, ending South Dakota State’s season with a 4-0 setback Friday afternoon at the Summit League Baseball Championship at J.L. Johnson Stadium. The Jackrabbits had their season come to a close with a 28-22 overall record. Oral Roberts improved to 28-25 and will face top-seeded Omaha in Saturday’s…

SDSU’s David Jenkins Jr. Following TJ Otzelberger To UNLV

Jackrabbit Sophomore Guard Transferring

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State Jackrabbit basketball fans will never get to see David Jenkins Jr. in an SDSU uniform again. The sophomore guard announced last night via Twitter that he will transfer to UNLV.  He follows former SDSU coach TJ Otzelberger to Las Vegas. The two had a long history together even before coming together in Brookings dating…

Rain Stops SDSU & Oral Roberts

Jacks Trail 9-3 In Sixth Inning

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Play was suspended due to rain in the bottom of the sixth inning of Saturday’s Summit League baseball game between South Dakota State and Oral Roberts with ORU leading 9-3. With rain in the forecast for much of the rest of the day on Saturday, action is scheduled to resume at noon Sunday at Erv Huether Field….