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Otzelberger inks extension

Otzelberger inks extension

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018


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Just days after long-time South Dakota State head football coach John Stiegelmeier received a five-year extension, it was announced that T.J. Otzelberger also received an extension. Otzelberger, who currently owns a 55-28 record while coaching the Jackrabbits, agreed to terms of a contract that wil...

Jacks mount comeback for first dual win

Jacks mount comeback for first dual win

Brady Nicolaus, Sports Reporter

December 16, 2018


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CORVALLIS, Ore. – It took a comeback, but the South Dakota State Jackrabbits earned its first win in the Damion Hahn era, defeating Oregon State 19-17. It was the first time the Jackrabbits wrestled as a team since losing to Minnesota 35-6 in late-November. While the day began with a rocky with...

Jacks fall in Fargo

Jacks fall in Fargo

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

December 15, 2018


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FARGO – North Dakota State will be returning to Frisco, Texas for the seventh time in eight years after the Bison rolled the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 44-21 on Friday night. Easton Stick led the way for the Bison with 169 passing yards and a touchdown. But the story of the night came from th...

Jackrabbits and Bison fight for FCS Championship spot

Jackrabbits and Bison fight for FCS Championship spot

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

December 14, 2018


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It’ll be a South Dakota State-North Dakota State showdown, but instead of the Dakota Marker on the line, the stakes will even be higher: a trip to the Football Championship Subdivision National Championship. SDSU (10-2, 6-2) advanced to its second FCS Semifinal in as many years after downing th...

Oregon avoids upset, slips by Jackrabbits

Oregon avoids upset, slips by Jackrabbits

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

December 12, 2018


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South Dakota State women’s team competed for 40 minutes but fell 87-79 to the No. 7 Oregon Ducks Wednesday in Frost Arena. South Dakota State’s women's basketball team just couldn’t keep the momentum going. “I’d say we’re disappointed we didn’t pull it off,” senior guard Macy Mil...

Stiegelmeier inks five-year extension

Stiegelmeier inks five-year extension

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

December 12, 2018


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On Wednesday, South Dakota State announced that John Stiegelmeier had agreed to and signed a five-year extension. Stiegelmeier, the winningest coach in school history, has been the Jackrabbit head coach for 22 years and if the contract is honored, he will serve for 27. In his 22-year coaching tenure,...

Jacks shatter records in win

Jacks shatter records in win

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

December 11, 2018


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It was an offensive explosion in Frost Arena, where the South Dakota State Jackrabbits set multiple records en route to a 139-72 rout of the Savannah State Tigers. Coming into the game, the school record was 136 points set back in 1990 against Midland Lutheran. In the Division-I era, the school hi...

Headed to semis: Jacks take down Kennesaw State Owls

Headed to semis: Jacks take down Kennesaw State Owls

Andrew Holtan, Sports Reporter

December 8, 2018


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Taryn Christion didn’t have the best game of his career, but when South Dakota State needed him to step up, he did. The senior quarterback from Sioux Falls led the Jackrabbits to a 27-17 victory over the Kennesaw State Owls in the FCS Playoffs quarterfinal in Kennesaw, Georgia. “I credit ...

Jacks prepare for three straight home contests

Jacks prepare for three straight home contests

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

December 8, 2018


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After two straight wins over mid-major opponents, the South Dakota State women’s basketball team returns to Brookings for a three-game homestand. Capitalizing on home court advantage over the next three games will be crucial for the Jackrabbits. They will end nonconference play with two road ga...

Jacks set to travel to Kennesaw for a game of firsts

Jacks set to travel to Kennesaw for a game of firsts

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

December 8, 2018


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It’ll be the third year straight where the South Dakota State Jackrabbits will compete in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals. This time around, it will be a series of firsts. The Jackrabbits will travel to Kennesaw, Georgia to take on the Owls for the first-ever meeting. It will...

Jacks grind out a road win in Chattanooga

Jacks grind out a road win in Chattanooga

Landon Dierks

December 5, 2018


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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In the first-ever meeting between South Dakota State and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball programs, it was the Jackrabbits who came away with a 71-54 win. Turnovers could have caused the Jackrabbits problems — they committed 20 in the game, but...

Jacks stay hot after defeat of Northern Iowa Panthers

Jacks stay hot after defeat of Northern Iowa Panthers

Trenton Abrego

December 2, 2018


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MINNEAPOLIS – Despite a snowy and cold night, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits managed to stay hot inside the U.S. Bank Stadium, where they defeated the Northern Iowa Panthers 82-50. Mike Daum, the Kimball, Nebraska native, paced the Jackrabbits with 24 points, 11 rebounds and an assist. The 2...