Hey, College GameDay!


Editorial Board

Hey, College GameDay!

We know that there were other schools you could have chosen this week, but the one you chose is extremely special.

We also know that you are familiar with North Dakota State. But, since you’ve never been here, let us introduce you to our small, beautiful community.

We aren’t just a cornfield. While it might seem like that’s all we are, we also have cows and horses. And no, our horses aren’t in the back (Looking at you Lil Nas X).

All jokes aside, we are an accredited university with 47 programs holding such status.

According to Forbes, we are in the top 11th percentile in a ranking that was based on alumni salary, student satisfaction, American leaders, on-time graduation and academic success.

While our academics are something that we are extremely proud of, it’s not our only claim to fame.

We invented ‘cookies ‘n cream’ ice cream. No, actually we did. In 1979, South Dakota State students Joe Leedom and Joe Van Treeck along with dairy plant manager Shirley Seas developed the popular flavor. Now it’s one of the most recognizable in the country.

Today, students are able to make their own varieties of ice cream and cheese, which is pretty cool as well.

Speaking of dairy and animals, we are also the home of the G.O.A.T., or as some refer to him — Adam Vinatieri.

Football isn’t our only standout athletic program.

We are also good at basketball. Last year, our women’s basketball team made it to the Sweet 16 for the first time in program history. That was the ninth time in 11 years that our women made the tourney.

Our men aren’t too shabby, either. In the past eight years, we have made the tournament five times.

While you are in town, feel free to wander around with us ‘hobos’ and make new friends. If you need any suggestions, ask anyone in blue and yellow and they’ll be glad to help you.

And, please, pretty please with a cherry on top of your cookies ‘n cream ice cream, do not call us the University of South Dakota or the Coyotes.

Welcome to Brookings, we’re glad you’re here.


The Collegian Editorial Board

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