The Collegian

SDSU hosts high school football championships, aims to impress

SDSU hosts high school football championships, aims to impress

Jakob King, Sports Reporter

November 13, 2019

For the first time in the 39-year history of the South Dakota high school football playoffs, the championship games will be played outdoors this week, and South Dakota State officials hope it won’t be the last time. In June, the South Dakota High School Activities Association announced the cham...

Jacks, Panthers meet in top-10 clash on Senior Day

Jacks, Panthers meet in top-10 clash on Senior Day

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor

November 13, 2019

With the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs just two weekends away, there’s plenty to play for in Saturday’s top-10 Missouri Valley Football Conference matchup. There would have been considerable postseason implications for both programs regardless of last weekend...

Second-half miscues doom No. 4 Jackrabbits

Second-half miscues doom No. 4 Jackrabbits

Jakob King, Sports Reporter

November 9, 2019

With an Illinois State team desperate to bolster its playoff resume in Brookings for a top-15 matchup, South Dakota State had a chance for a statement win. It didn’t get it. Turnovers and penalties cost the No. 4 Jackrabbits down the stretch, as the No. 12 Redbirds scored the game’s final 1...

Jacks enter Summit League Tournament as host, No. 2 seed

Jacks enter Summit League Tournament as host, No. 2 seed

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

November 6, 2019

After a disappointing first-round exit as the top seed in last year’s Summit League Tournament, the South Dakota State women’s soccer team finds itself near the top once again.  The second-seeded Jackrabbits (14-4-1, 6-1-1 Summit), who ended the regular season one game back of Denver in the l...

Women’s basketball aims to build on historic campaign

Women’s basketball aims to build on historic campaign

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

And so it begins — another Summit League title defense for the South Dakota State women’s basketball program. Coach Aaron Johnston’s squad reached new heights in the 2018-19 campaign, but the players remaining from the first Sweet 16 appearance in program history aren’t satisfied. “We obvi...

Manuleleua looks to leave legacy in SDSU soccer

Manuleleua looks to leave legacy in SDSU soccer

Garrett Satterly, Sports Reporter

November 5, 2019

In 19 regular season games this season, the South Dakota State women’s soccer team found the back of the net 28 times—10 of those goals came off the cleats of Leah Manuleleua. The senior forward has been key in the Jackrabbits’ success. She’s scored the lone goal in six of the Jacks 14 wins. G...

No. 4 Jacks host No. 12 Redbirds

No. 4 Jacks host No. 12 Redbirds

Jakob King, Sports Reporter

November 5, 2019

After getting back in the win column on the road last weekend, No. 4 South Dakota State will look to build on that performance when it hosts No. 12 Illinois State on Saturday at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The Jackrabbits are coming off a 35-14 win over Missouri State while Illinois State lost 27-10 to...

Winter weather advisory issued from Brookings County

Winter weather advisory issued from Brookings County

Trenton Abrego, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Brookings County. According to the NWS, 2-4 inches of snow accumulation is expected in portions of east-central South Dakota and southwest Minnesota. The advisory is scheduled to last from 5 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Other counties affected by the advisory in Minnesota: Linc...

Men’s basketball rebuild centers around competition

Men’s basketball rebuild centers around competition

Victoria Berndt and Landon Dierks

November 4, 2019

A disappointing end to the 2018-19 campaign signaled the end of one era and the beginning of another for the South Dakota State men’s basketball program. After cruising through Summit League play with a 14-2 record, things quickly went awry. The Jackrabbits were upset by 8-seed Western Illinois in th...

Veterans Affairs Office announces ‘Warrior Week’ schedule

Veterans Affairs Office announces ‘Warrior Week’ schedule

Trenton Abrego, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

The third annual 'Warrior Week,' began Nov. 4 on the South Dakota State campus. According to its website, the goal is "Honoring and celebrating our veterans with events such as Hall of Heroes, Wellness 4 Warriors, game night and many more." The schedule of events of 'Warrior Week' can be found b...

Defensive showcase lifts Jacks over Bears

Defensive showcase lifts Jacks over Bears

Jakob King, Sports Reporter

November 2, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Carried by a defense that forced 10 punts and three turnovers on 15 possessions, No. 5 South Dakota State topped Missouri State 35-14 Saturday afternoon at Robert W. Plaster Stadium to get back in the win column. With redshirt freshman quarterback J’Bore Gibbs sidelined with...

Higher Learning Commission scheduled to visit SDSU Monday, Tuesday

Higher Learning Commission scheduled to visit SDSU Monday, Tuesday

Trenton Abrego, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2019

Ten years ago, the Higher Learning Commission visited South Dakota State and awarded the institution accreditation, a status that the institution has held since 1916.  Currently, South Dakota State is one of 19 institutions that is accredited by the HLC in the state, a status that the school hopes ...