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Finding Nemo: The lure of being lost

Kalie Swails

September 27, 2011


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It is easy to understand why the Lakota consider the Black Hills sacred. It’s in the granite outcroppings, modest to monolithic, which so embody the island of mountains in a sea of prairie. It’s in the Ponderosa pines, some the United States Forest Service reports as ancient as 700 years, which do...

Kriens: Dome far from home

tkriens

September 20, 2011


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I have been a Minnesota Vikings fan for as long as I can remember, but have never been to a game. That changed on Sunday as The Collegian managing editor Drue Aman, sports editor Marcus Traxler and I went to see the Vikings play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Neither of us had been to a Vikings game before ...

Adjusting on the Run

Spencer Chase

September 20, 2011


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A young SDSU team gained valuable experience while competing against lower division schools. The Jackrabbit women's cross country team gained valuable experience as they brought home a second place finish at Dakota State University’s Herb Blakey Invitational on Sept. 17. Junior Brooke Wyffels finishe...

Coach’s Candor: 09.21.11

Sports Staff

September 20, 2011


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Editor's Note: The Collegian recently caught up with head wrestling coach Jason Liles to talk about his program and rebuilding, the newcomers, and getting Nebraska to come to Brookings again. What changes have you made since the end of last year, as far as improving the program goes? We made a big step in the right ...

Sumner to start at QB for Jacks at Illinois State

Sports Staff

September 19, 2011


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SDSU redshirt freshman Austin Sumner will make his first career start on Saturday when the Jacks meet Illinois State, according to SDSU head coach John Stiegelmeier Tuesday. Sumner will replace former quarterback Thomas O'Brien, who quit the team on Monday. The former Brandon Valley high school star red...

Plenty of parallels in sports, life

tkriens

September 13, 2011


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Some people just see sports as adults playing a kids game. Most see those involved in sports as overpaid. For others, watching or playing sports is a hobby that’s something to do to hang out with their friends on the weekend or at night after work. I like to look at sports as a metaphor for life. A...

Intramurals – 09.14.11

Sports Staff

September 13, 2011


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Team Sign-up Co-Rec Volleyball Opened: Monday, September 12 Close: Wednesday, September 21 Starts: Sunday, September 25 Golf Entries Close: Friday, October 21 • Intramural Manager Meetings Co-Rec Volleyball Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. • Intramural Officials Meetings Co-Rec Volleyball Thursday, Sept....

Coach’s Candor – 09.14.11

Sports Staff

September 13, 2011


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Editor’s note: Michael Engdahl is a former Jackrabbit tennis player, who is now taking over for retired coach Don Hanson. We asked him about taking over the program. Q. What’s it been like going from an SDSU player, to assistant coach, to head coach? A. It’s been nothing but exciting. When I came ...

Selling State

mtraxler

September 13, 2011


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Jacks market athletic success with new firm SDSU is a Division I university and now they’re starting to look, sound, and feel like one too. In January, the athletic department and Learfield Sports, a collegiate sports marketing firm, reached a 10 year, $12.5 million deal to outsource SDSU’s athle...

ILLI-NOPE

mtraxler

September 13, 2011


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SDSU’s money game was over early, as Illinois rolled the Jackrabbits easily. The outcome of SDSU-Illinois was already well in hand when the most telling play of the game occured. Up 28-3 in the second quarter, Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhasse handed it off to the youngest in the Illini’s stellar ...

Jackrabbits run away with top titles

Sports Staff

September 6, 2011


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Wins by both teams has SDSU building confidence for the season ahead. The SDSU cross country team began their season on the right foot at the Rod Pynn Invitational Cross Country Meet hosted by the University of North Dakota. The men’s team took the top three spots and four of the top five, while the ...

Coach’s Candor: Kim Aggabao (09.07.11)

Sports Staff

September 6, 2011


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Editor’s note: Kim Aggabao took over as SDSU’s new softball coach in late July. We recently caught up with her and asked her about her new team, moving to South Dakota and setting goals for 2012. Q. Do you have a specific area of expertise or focus? A. In college I was an infielder, so when working w...