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Wrestling team on 10-dual winning streak

Wrestling team on 10-dual winning streak

Skyler Jackson, Sports Editor January 31, 2023

The South Dakota State wrestling season is winding down with three duals left this season, two of them against nationally ranked opponents before the Big 12 Wrestling Championship. Despite competing...

Kraft prepares for draft: Former Jackrabbit tight end is projected top-50 NFL pick

Kraft prepares for draft: Former Jackrabbit tight end is projected top-50 NFL pick

Jon Akre, Sports Reporter January 31, 2023

South Dakota State’s All-American tight end Tucker Kraft didn’t have much time to celebrate the Jackrabbits’ first-ever FCS National Championship.  “I was on cloud nine there for a couple days,...

Men struggle on the road

Men struggle on the road

Marshall Minihan, Sports Reporter January 31, 2023

After going 1-2 on the road in their last three games, the South Dakota State men’s basketball team returns to Frost Arena this weekend to face North Dakota and North Dakota State. The Jacks (12-11,...

Jacks remain perfect: Women’s basketball team remains undefeated

Jacks remain perfect: Women’s basketball team remains undefeated

Skyler Jackson, Co-Sports Editor (He/Him) January 31, 2023

The South Dakota State women’s basketball team’s undefeated conference record is on the line this weekend with two road games ahead against North Dakota and North Dakota State. The Jackrabbits (18-5,...

61st Twins Winter Caravan visits Brookings

61st Twins Winter Caravan visits Brookings

Brayden Byers, Sports Reporter January 24, 2023

Twins players, alumni and broadcasters are out on the road traveling to 12 different communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa. The Brookings event featured catcher Ryan Jeffers, Jackrabbit...

South Dakota States Zeke Mayo attempts a layup in a Summit League basketball game against Omaha Jan. 19 at Frost Arena. Mayo scored 31 points against the Mavericks on his way to being named the Summit League Peak Performer of the Week.

Turning the corner: Jackrabbits 6-2 in Summit League record after rough start

Evan Patzwald, Sports editor January 24, 2023

After a rough start to the season that included four consecutive losses, the Jackrabbit men’s basketball team have turned their season around in Summit League play.  Zeke Mayo was named the Summit...

South Dakota State’s Madison Kizer jumps in the high jump event at the Jim Emmerich Invite Jan. 21 at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. Kizer finished third in the high jump as the women’s team finished third at the meet, while the men’s team took the title.

Track teams impress at Jim Emmerich Invite

Marshall Minihan, Sports Reporter January 24, 2023

The South Dakota State men’s track team won the title, while the women finished third at the Jim Emmerich Invite Saturday at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. There were also impressive individual...

Changing of the guard

Changing of the guard

Skyler Jackson, Co-Sports Editor (He/Him) January 24, 2023

For the first time in more than a quarter century, there will be a change of head coach for South Dakota State football. Former assistant coach and defensive coordinator Jimmy Rogers was named the 21st...

Acing it in Sweden: Crystal Burk’s new volleyball career abroad

Acing it in Sweden: Crystal Burk’s new volleyball career abroad

Natalie Dean, Reporter January 24, 2023

Former outside hitter for the Jackrabbit volleyball team and a South Dakota State University 2022 December graduate, Crystal Burk has signed on to play professional volleyball with the Gislaved Volleyball...

Myah Selland earns prestigious award

Myah Selland earns prestigious award

Masa Scheierman, Reporter January 24, 2023

What does South Dakota State’s Myah Selland have in common with Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow and Pat Summitt? They’re all winners of the Coach Wooden Citizen Cup. Only six athletes are chosen for this...

Track prepares for Jim Emmerich Invitational

Track prepares for Jim Emmerich Invitational

Annalee Ventling-Brown, Reporter January 20, 2023

The South Dakota State track and field team hosts the SDSU D2 Open Friday and the Jim Emmerich Alumni Invitational on Saturday at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. The SDSU D2 Open started at...

Jacks coach John Stiegelmeier hoists the national championship trophy after SDSUs 45-21 win against NDSU in the FCS national title game. It would prove to be Stiegelmeiers final game as head coach of the Jackrabbits.

South Dakota State football coach John Stiegelmeier retires after 26 seasons

Skyler Jackson, Co-Sports Editor (He/Him) January 19, 2023

South Dakota State football coach John Stiegelmeier announced his retirement Thursday afternoon, ending a 26-year reign of leading the team at his alma mater. Stiegelmeier posted a 199-112 record (.640...

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