The Collegian

Organizations must loosen leash on writers

tkriens

September 6, 2011


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There are a few traits that we look for in people and they are different for everyone. For me, one high on my list is keeping your word. This is just one of many things that ESPN got wrong when it relates to the Bruce Feldman situation. Feldman had been a college football writer at ESPN since 1994 un...

Jacks barely topple T-Birds

mtraxler

September 2, 2011


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For one team Saturday, it was hard to take the heartbreak. The other was happy to take the victory. Dirk Kool denied a game-winning two-point-conversion reception with two seconds left that stopped Southern Utah’s attempts at a comeback, giving SDSU a season-opening victory they almost let slip t...

Hurry up and wait is the approach for late-starting sports

spkoob

August 30, 2011


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The tennis, cross country and golf teams are ready to get to work after a long summer. The SDSU football and volleyball teams hold fall camps starting in early August. The soccer team has already played in two games, plus a tournament. Others play by different rules. For the SDSU golf, tennis, and cross...

Chicoine chosen as NCAA, Summit League representative

Leah Bohlander

August 30, 2011


Filed under Sports

SDSU President David Chicoine has been chosen to fill one of 20 chairs in an NCAA Division I group. President David Chicoine is now representing the Summit League on the NCAA Presidential Advisory Group, beginning this year. The group, formerly led by Chancellor Charles Bantz of Indiana University-Purdue Un...

Schrage in a new place as SDSU skipper

mtraxler

August 15, 2011


Filed under Sports

Dave Schrage doesn’t exactly know what he’s gotten himself into. However, the new Jackrabbits baseball coach does know he’s taking over a team that has achieved a level of success most mid-major programs would strive for. “It’s been a winning program. In college baseball, how many teams have p...

Jacks all-in for 2011

mtraxler

August 11, 2011


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Jacks begin new season of redemption The SDSU football team has a chip on their shoulder entering the 2011 season. It might be because of the struggles in the memories of last year’s squad that finished 5-6 after high preseason rankings, All-Americans and expectations. “Whether you played the game we...

Jacks land former Notre Dame baseball coach

mtraxler

August 1, 2011


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SDSU grabbed experience over youth in signing Dave Schrage as new baseball coach for a program steadily on the rise. A 23-year veteran of coaching college baseball - the last 20 at the Division I level -Schrage, 50, will take over a Jackrabbit baseball program that has set team records for wins but has y...

Price resigns to return to Kansas

staff

June 29, 2011


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South Dakota State University head baseball coach Ritchie Price announced Thursday that he has resigned to return to his alma mater, Kansas University, as an assistant coach. "I am grateful for the opportunity that I have had here at South Dakota State," said Price. "It is a difficult time for me hav...

Engdahl named Jackrabbit tennis coach

staff

June 8, 2011


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South Dakota State Director of Athletics Justin Sell announced the hiring of Michael Engdahl as the new head tennis coach on Thursday. "Michael is a great recruiter and teacher of the game of tennis and deserves this opportunity," SDSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Leon Costello said. "We look fo...

Jacks anticipate quality tournament showing

staff

May 23, 2011


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In advance of the Summit League Baseball Championships this weekend in Sioux Falls, The Collegian caught up with third-year head coach Ritchie Price. He talked about the importance of his seniors, the uniqueness of a double-elimination tournament, and the keys to clinching a berth in the NCAA Tourna...

Beating the ‘big guys’

mtraxler

April 26, 2011


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For the Jackrabbits baseball team to beat Minnesota, it takes two. Two-out hitting, that is. SDSU drove in all nine of their runs with two away to defeat the Golden Gophers for the fourth consecutive time, 9-6 at Erv Huether Field Wednesday. Coach Ritchie Price attributed a lot of it to “luck,” but t...

Riding into history

daman

April 19, 2011


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Among everyone involved, she may have been one of the last to find out. Actually, she wasn’t even the first in her family to know. That distinction belongs to her father. Angela Gebhart, one of the 43 competitors on the SDSU equestrian team, one of 23 schools that offer equestrian as a varsity sport, q...