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Coyotes Roll Past Jacks for 21st Straight Win

Coyotes Roll Past Jacks for 21st Straight Win

VERMILLION, S.D. – A strong offensive night at the net pushed South Dakota past its in-state rival South Dakota State for the ninth straight time. The Coyotes, sparked by three in double figures in kills and a team hitting percentage of .331, posted the eighth straight sweep in the Showdown Series, downing the Jackrabbits 25-22, 25-17, 25-11 in Tuesday’s Summit…

Coyotes Late Rally Sinks Northeastern in Season Opener

Coyotes Late Rally Sinks Northeastern in Season Opener

BOSTON, Mass.—South Dakota used a 13-point run in the final three minutes of the game to defeat Northeastern 80-76 in front of 818 fans, made up of mostly screaming elementary students as a part of Boston School Day, in Tuesday’s season opener inside the Cabot Center. The Coyotes (1-0) improve to 35-14 all-time in season openers, starting the season on…

Coyotes Glad to have Umude Back

Coyotes Glad to have Umude Back

VERMILLION, SD… The Coyotes of USD are looking ahead to this winter with plenty of optimism and there’s a good reason why. It looked like they would lose sophomore standout Stanley Umude after last season. But he didn’t transfer after all and now he’s the pre-season Player of the Year in the Summit League. Stanley Umude, USD Junior says:  “I…

USD Soccer Team Gets Big Win Over New Mexico State

USD Soccer Team Gets Big Win Over New Mexico State

VERMILLION, S.D. — A barrage of three first-half goals in four minutes allowed the South Dakota Coyotes to handle the New Mexico State Aggies by a score of 5-2 on Thursday afternoon at First Bank and Trust Soccer Complex. The triumph marks the fourth-straight victory for the Coyotes (5-5).   “It’s really good to finally play a full 90 minutes,”…

Matt Mooney Signs With Memphis Grizzlies

Matt Mooney Signs With Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies announced today that the team signed guard Matt Mooney. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mooney (6-3, 200) was named to the 2019 NCAA All-Tournament Team after helping lead Texas Tech University to the school’s first-ever NCAA Final Four and guiding the team to the championship game. He started all 38 games as a…

Coyotes Suffer 1st Loss at Iowa State

Coyotes Suffer 1st Loss at Iowa State

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State used a .305 hitting percentage and downed South Dakota in a non-conference volleyball match played Tuesday inside Hilton Coliseum. Game scores were 25-19, 25-18, 25-19. The Coyotes, suffering their first loss of the season, were limited to just a .190 hitting percentage in the match played in front of 1,626 fans. Elizabeth Juhnke had 10…

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…