South Dakota State Jackrabbits

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….

SUMMIT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT-Late Surge Not Enough For SDSU In Loss To NDSU

Jacks Fall 6-3

FARGO, N.D. — No. 4 seed South Dakota State mounted a late inning rally, but dropped a 6-3 affair to top-seeded North Dakota State Thursday in the 2019 Summit League Softball Championships. Kendra Conard (16-4) started and threw four innings, allowing five runs with seven hits, two walks and a pair of strikeouts. Taylor Compton tossed the final two innings…

SDSU Baseball Wraps Up Home Schedule With Big Series Against Oral Roberts

Summit League Tournament Two Weeks Away

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  In two weeks the SDSU baseball team will head down to Tulsa for the Summit League Tournament.  Whether they’re the one, two or three seed will likely depend on this weekend’s series with perennial league champion Oral Roberts. The Jacks come into their final home series tomorrow two games back of first place Omaha and two games…

Jackrabbits Take Rubber Game & Series At Omaha With 13 Inning Victory

SDSU Beats Summit Leading UNO 6-4

OMAHA, Neb. – South Dakota State scored three times in the top of the 13th inning to finally put away Summit League-leading Omaha, 6-4, for a baseball series-clinching victory Sunday afternoon at Seymour Smith Park. In claiming the series two games to one, the Jackrabbits improved to 21-17 overall and 13-8 in league play. Omaha dropped to 25-12-1 overall and…

SDSU Alum Taryn Christion Signs With Seattle While Tiano Pupungatoa Gets Mini-Camp Invite With Minnesota Vikings

Former Jackrabbits Hope To Catch On In NFL

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  A pair of former South Dakota State Jackrabbits will try to catch on in the NFL. Most notable is former SDSU & Roosevelt quarterback Taryn Christion.  The Sioux Falls native tweeting that he’s signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Seattle Seahawks.  He set Missouri Valley and SDSU career records with more than 11,000…

Cincinnati Bengals Draft SDSU Alum Jordan Brown

Former Jackrabbit Taken In 7th Round

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – South Dakota State cornerback Jordan Brown was drafted Saturday in the seventh round of the National Football League Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown, a native of Scottsdale, Arizona, was the 223rd overall selection in the three-day draft. A three-year starter, Brown finished his collegiate career with eight interceptions, 27 pass breakups and four forced fumbles. In…

Jacks Shutout In Doubleheader Loss At NDSU

SDSU No-Hit In First Game 5-0 & Drops Second Game 1-0

FARGO, N.D. – South Dakota State softball dropped a pair of road games Sunday, falling 5-0 and 1-0 to North Dakota State at Tharaldson Park. The Jackrabbits move to 25-12 on the year and 4-4 in Summit League play. Game One: North Dakota State 5, South Dakota State 0 Kendra Conard (9-2) worked quickly through the opening five frames by…

Quarterback Competition Front And Center At SDSU Spring Football Game

Jackrabbits Wrap Up Spring Practices

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The Jackrabbit offense rallied for 33 second-half points in the 2019 Spring Game as the blue team pulled off a 47-37 comeback victory over the white squad. Playing in front of a full house with modified rules at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex, the Jackrabbit defense built a 25-14 lead at half, but the offense found its rhythm…

Western Illinois Rallies Past Jackrabbit Softball

SDSU falls 7-2

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Jackrabbit softball team was dealt a 7-2 setback Sunday afternoon in Sioux Falls, dropping its series opener against Western Illinois at Bowden Field. Morgan DeMarais started and threw into the fifth, striking out four with a pair of runs allowed. Taylor Compton (6-4) pitched 2.1 innings of relief in the loss, allowing five runs on three…

Omaha Offense Overwhelms SDSU In Doubleheader Sweep

Jackrabbits Lose 9-4 & 11-7

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – After opening the series with a dramatic comeback win on Friday, Summit League-leading Omaha carried the momentum through to a doubleheader and series sweep of South Dakota State Saturday afternoon in baseball action at Karras Park Home of Ronken Field. With 9-4 and 11-7 victories, the Mavericks remained perfect in league play at 12-0 and improved…

Flatten Sinks Game Winner Against Big 12 To Help Summit Split At 3-on-3 Championships

Beat Big 12 22-13, Lose To Conference USA 22-18

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Skyler Flatten hit the game winning shot for the Summit League in their 22-13 win over the Big 12 in the final game of pool competition at the 3-On-3 Championships at the Final Four in Minneapolis at the Mall of America. Earlier in the day the Summit League team fell 21-18 to Conference USA, going 1-2 in…

SDSU’s Skyler Flatten Competes In 3-On-3 Championships At Final Four

Summit Team Loses To Colonial Athletic Association On Day 1

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Former South Dakota State Jackrabbit forward Skyler Flatten is representing the Summit League this weekend at the Dos Equis 3-On-3 Championships at the Mall of America in Minneapolis.  Winners of the event take home $100,000. Unfortunately Flatten and his Summit team (consisting of Western Illinois’ Brandon Gilbeck, Omaha’s Zach Jackson & Fort Wayne’s Kason Harrell) struggled in…

Jackrabbits Blow Nine Run Lead In Series Opening Loss To Omaha

SDSU Falls To Summit Leaders 12-10

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State was in cruise control through six innings of its Summit League series-opening game against Omaha, but the Mavericks staged a huge comeback in which they scored the final 11 runs of the game in the late innings to pull out a 12-10 victory Friday afternoon at Karras Park Home of Ronken Field. League-leading Omaha…

Mike Daum Competes At Three-Point Shootout At Final Four

SDSU Senior At Target Center For Final Four WEek

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Mike Daum represented South Dakota State at the 31st annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at Minneapolis’ Target Center on Thursday night, scoring 14 points to finish in a three-way tie for fifth in the competition. Daum tallied 14 total points in the event, hitting 12 3-pointers (including a pair of money balls). Tabbed…

SDSU & Dakota State Finalize 2019 Football Schedules

Both Teams Kickoff On Thursday, August 29th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Though the kickoff of the 2019 college season is a little over four months and, hopefully, a nice warm summer away, pigskin is starting be on the minds of many with spring football underway and several local schools putting the finishing touches on their schedules. South Dakota State in the FCS and Dakota State in the NAIA…

SDSU Signs Former JUCO & UND Guard Trey Buchanan

First Signing For New Coach Eric Henderson

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State head coach Eric Henderson announced Thursday the addition of Tray Buchanan for the 2019-20 season. Buchanan, who spent last year at Des Moines Arena Community College, will have two years of eligibility remaining. “We are super excited for Tray to join the Jackrabbit family,” Henderson said. “His ability to score within a selfless manner…