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Humor and the Hardwood: Behind the scenes of Jump Shots with Jewett

Humor and the Hardwood: Behind the scenes of “Jump Shots with Jewett”

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor May 10, 2020

During the 1970s and 80s, Julius Erving, affectionately nicknamed Dr. J, became a basketball icon by captivating audiences with high-flying acrobatics and flashy dunks. Now, more than three decades...

SDBOR institutions to reopen in time for fall semester

SDBOR institutions to reopen in time for fall semester

Staff Report May 1, 2020

PIERRE — South Dakota Board of Regents schools will resume on-campus operations and face-to-face instruction for the fall 2020 term, according to a May 1 press release from the SDBOR. “The COVID-19...

Football sits on Dana J Dykhouse Stadium turf

Three Jackrabbits sign NFL contracts

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor April 25, 2020

The 2020 NFL Draft closed late Saturday afternoon without a South Dakota State player hearing his name called, but it didn’t take long for three members of last year’s football roster to sign undrafted...

Summit League sports canceled through academic years end

Summit League sports canceled through academic year’s end

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor March 13, 2020

SIOUX FALLS — In response to the growing public health threat posed by COVID-19, the Summit League has canceled all spring sporting events for league members through the end of the 2019-20 academic year,...

SDSU’s upset bid falls short in final moments

SDSU’s upset bid falls short in final moments

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor March 10, 2020

SIOUX FALLS — There’s no doubt. This year, it’s the University of South Dakota’s Summit League. Second-seeded South Dakota State (23-10) led the top-seeded Coyotes (30-2) after three quarters,...

Summit League Basketball Championships Day Three Roundup

Summit League Basketball Championships Day Three Roundup

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor March 9, 2020

SIOUX FALLS — Championship Tuesday matchups are set and it’ll be a pair of all Dakota matchups for the automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament. Here’s a brief summary of Monday’s semifinals at the...

Nelson leads SDSU women to Summit League title game

Nelson leads SDSU women to Summit League title game

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor March 9, 2020

SIOUX FALLS — Thanks to a much-improved shooting effort compared to Saturday’s quarterfinal, the South Dakota State women played their way to within one game of an automatic NCAA Tournament bid. The...

Summit League Basketball Championships Day Two Roundup

Summit League Basketball Championships Day Two Roundup

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor March 8, 2020

SIOUX FALLS — All the semifinal matchups are set. Here’s a brief look at the day two action at the 2020 Summit League Basketball Championships. Women’s Quarterfinal Three: No. 4 Oral Roberts 74,...

Summit League Basketball Championships Day One Roundup

Summit League Basketball Championships Day One Roundup

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor March 8, 2020

SIOUX FALLS — In case you missed some of the action, here’s a quick rundown of what happened during day one of the 2020 Summit League Basketball Championships. Women’s Quarterfinal One: No. 1...

Freidels 35 points not enough as SDSU falls in quarterfinals

Freidel’s 35 points not enough as SDSU falls in quarterfinals

Victoria Berndt and Landon Dierks March 7, 2020

SIOUX FALLS — It happened again. Behind a hot-shooting first half and timely baskets down the stretch, 7-seed Purdue Fort Wayne upset 2-seed South Dakota State 77-74 Saturday evening at the Denny...

WBB: Jackrabbits ground Hawks, advance to semifinals

WBB: Jackrabbits ground Hawks, advance to semifinals

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor March 7, 2020

SIOUX FALLS — Though a relatively poor shooting performance stood out on the final stat sheet, Saturday afternoon was business as usual for South Dakota State University women’s basketball at the Summit...

Seven Jackrabbits earn Summit League honors

Seven Jackrabbits earn Summit League honors

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor March 6, 2020

SIOUX FALLS — Postseason awards were announced at the Summit League Basketball Championships’ tip-off press conference Thursday afternoon, with six South Dakota State athletes and one coach earning...

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