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Mooney Hopes to Make NBA in Memphis

Mooney Hopes to Make NBA in Memphis

SIOUX FALLS, SD….Matt Mooney wants kids to keep it simple. “The main thing is don’t work on all those crazy moves and stuff like that. In my redshirt year at South Dakota with Coach Hansen I worked on simple things. Just spot up shooting, shooting off one dribble, shooting off the move, working on my ball handling.” Mooney says. Which…

Greenfield Gets Defensive for USD

Greenfield Gets Defensive for USD

VERMILLION, SD…Since the day Darin Greenfield’s grandfather introduced him to the game of football…. “I don’t ever want to be the guy that’s like stuck up, won’t talk to anybody. I want to be the guy that’s out here having fun because, if you come out to practice and you have just a crappy mentality, you’re just trying to get…

Rozeboom and Greenfield Named to Buchanon Watch List

Rozeboom and Greenfield Named to Buchanon Watch List

CHICAGO — South Dakota State University linebacker Christian Rozeboom is one of 25 players under consideration for the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award. The initial watch list for the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision was announced Thursday. A senior from Sioux Center, Iowa, Rozeboom has been named to the all-Missouri Valley Football Conference First Team each of…

Nielson Gets 5-Year Extension at USD

Nielson Gets 5-Year Extension at USD

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota Athletic Director David Herbster has announced a five-year contract with head football coach Bob Nielson. The announcement follows another milestone year for Nielson, who surpassed 200 collegiate victories last season. “Bob is a proven leader who has laid a solid foundation for our program as we build a championship culture,” said Herbster. “I look forward to watching…

Plitzuweit to Stay at USD For 5 More Years

Plitzuweit to Stay at USD For 3 Extra Years

VERMILLION, SD… USD Women’s Basketball Coach Dawn Plitzuweit will be staying in Vermillion longer than many expected. With mid major coaches like Amy Williams (USD) and TJ Otzelberger (SDSU) moving on to big-time jobs, it would seem logical that Plitzuweit wouldn’t be at USD much longer. She’s already put together an impressive record of 80-22 at USD which is 4th…

Sky is the Limit for USD Junior Chris Nilsen

Sky is the Limit for USD Junior Chris Nilsen

VERMILLION, SD…In a sport that’s all about raising the bar, reaching new heights can be difficult for Chris Nilsen since he keeps going over them. “I think now that my PR is kinda getting up there it’s going to be harder and harder to try and break that.” USD Junior Chris Nilsen says. Setting the bar at national championships in…

Nilsen Defends NCAA Pole Vault Championship in Record Performance

Nilsen Defends NCAA Pole Vault Championship in Record Performance

AUSTIN, Texas—Records were meant to be broken. South Dakota junior Chris Nilsen came out on top in the toughest NCAA pole vault competition in history, going on to break his own NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship meet record – twice – in the process on Wednesday evening. Nilsen ultimately came away with his third national title with a personal…

Umude Won’t Transfer, Decides to Remain a Coyote

Umude Won't Transfer, Decides to Remain a Coyote

VERMILLION, SD… Three weeks ago USD’s Stanley Umude announced he was leaving the Coyotes. Despite receiving offers from some big-time programs, the sophomore announced Wednesday that he’s staying at USD. Umude was a first team All-Summit League selection after a breakout year. Here was his message on Twitter Wednesday morning. It’s been a good week for head coach Todd Lee…

USD’s Boman Wins Hammer Throw at Summit Meet

USD's Boman Wins Hammer Throw at Summit Meet

MACOMB, Ill. –A championship record and four champions crowned highlight the first day of the 2019 Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships Wednesday inside Hanson Field.   After two events scored the North Dakota State women enter the second day of the championships with 42 points–22 points ahead of North Dakota (20). South Dakota rounded out the scoring for…

USD’s Rogers is Player of the Week Again

USD's Rogers is Player of the Week Again

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—South Dakota senior catcher Jessica Rogers (Lincoln, Nebraska) has earned the final Summit League Player of the Week award of the season. It is the second award for Rogers in the last four weeks and her sixth weekly honor in the last two seasons. A Coyote was named Player of the Week seven times in 13 weeks this…

USD, SDSU Split Wild Softball Doubleheader

USD, SDSU Split Wild Softball Doubleheader

BROOKINGS, S.D.—Immediately following a crushing 6-5 loss to its rival in the series opener, South Dakota got clutch performances from senior leaders Jessica Rogers and Dustie Durham in an 11-2 win at South Dakota State in the nightcap. That win locks up the No. 2 seed in the Summit League Tournament for South Dakota (31-23, 12-5 Summit). The Coyotes avoid…

AJ Plitzuweit Transfers to South Dakota

AJ Plitzuweit Transfers to South Dakota

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota head men’s basketball coach Todd Lee is pleased to announce the addition of the 2018 South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball A.J. Plitzuweit, a transfer from Augustana. Plitzuweit, the son of Coyote women’s basketball head coach Dawn Plitzuweit, was named the 2018-19 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Freshman of the Year after…

Munneke’s First Ace Helps USD Move Into 2nd Place

Munneke's First Ace Helps USD Move Into 2nd Place

NEWTON, Kan. – The South Dakota women’s golf team is in contention for the Summit League Championship after moving into second place during Monday’s second round. The Coyotes are eight strokes behind leader Denver heading into Tuesday’s final round. “We were able to put together a score-able round today to remain in contention,” head coach Brett Bennett said. “Our focus…

Umude Might Be Leaving Coyotes

Umude Might Be Leaving Coyotes

VERMILLION, SD…A little over two weeks after SDSU’s top returning scorer, David Jenkins, announced that he was looking into transferring…. It appears as though the USD men might also lose their best player as well.  Stanley Umude announced via Twitter this afternoon that he’s entered the transfer portal, meaning he will more than likely be leaving the Coyotes. After sitting…