The Collegian

Wrestling wraps up 2018-19 season

Wrestling wraps up 2018-19 season

Trenton Abrego, Sports Reporter

April 4, 2019

After going 14-2 and sending five wrestlers to the NCAA National Championship in the 2017-18 season, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits went 3-10 and sent one wrestler to the championships in the 2018-19 season. It was a season full of change. Ex-head coach Chris Bono and John Reader headed to...

Women see historic season come to an end

Women see historic season come to an end

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

April 4, 2019

It was a historic season that Jackrabbit players, coaches and fans won’t soon forget. As the clock hit zeroes at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, on Friday night, the most successful campaign in South Dakota State Division I basketball history — men’s or women’s — came to an end. T...

Jenkins granted release from SDSU

Jenkins granted release from SDSU

Trenton Abrego, Sports Reporter

April 1, 2019

Per his Twitter account, David Jenkins Jr. has been granted his release by South Dakota State. In his tweet, Jenkins explained that despite getting his release granted – it’s not a guarantee that he will be leaving Brookings. During his sophomore season, Jenkins started all 32 games he playe...

Jackrabbits fall in Sweet 16

Jackrabbits fall in Sweet 16

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 30, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. — A run to the Elite 8 wasn’t destined to be. South Dakota State’s historic run in the NCAA Tournament ended in a 63-53 defeat at the hands of Oregon Friday night inside the Moda Center. “It's a tough one tonight, but that doesn't take anything away from the phenomenal and specia...

Jacks hit road to take on struggling Mastodons

Jacks hit road to take on struggling Mastodons

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

March 29, 2019

Coming off a series win against the conference favorite, the South Dakota State baseball team now puts their focus at the bottom of the league standings for a weekend series against the struggling Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons. After a 4-0 start, the Mastodons (4-18, 0-6) have lost 18 consecutive games....

Who takes it?: A look at SDSU-Oregon

Who takes it?: A look at SDSU-Oregon

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 29, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. — Based solely on seeding, South Dakota State (the Portland region’s 6-seed) wasn’t supposed to be here, but it has earned its place among the household names this March. After chipping away at Quinnipiac’s second-ranked scoring defense and outpacing Syracuse’s 19th-ranked s...

Andersen excels as leader on and off field

Andersen excels as leader on and off field

Carter Schmidt, Sports Reporter

March 27, 2019

Good things come to those who work hard. At least that is the case for Julia Andersen, a senior softball player at SDSU. The Papillion, Nebraska native finished with a .397 batting average and .978 fielding percentage last season and looks to capitalize on that success this season. Andersen becam...

Eric Henderson steps up as new men’s basketball head coach

Eric Henderson steps up as new men’s basketball head coach

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

March 27, 2019

Well, that was quick. In just a few hours, South Dakota State went from under the reigns of T.J. Otzelberger to then-assistant coach Eric Henderson. Henderson had previously served as the Jackrabbit assistant coach for three years. It’ll be Henderson’s first collegiate coaching job. P...

Jacks end series against Oral Roberts with two wins

Jacks end series against Oral Roberts with two wins

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

March 27, 2019

The South Dakota State baseball team won two games out of three on the road against the defending Summit League champion Oral Roberts this past weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Jackrabbits and Golden Eagles participated in three one-run games as the top two teams in the Summit League. In the ser...

Jacks, Ducks clash again for spot in Elite Eight

Jacks, Ducks clash again for spot in Elite Eight

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 27, 2019

Coach Aaron Johnston’s Jackrabbits have already made program history by advancing to the Sweet 16, but they’re looking to go deeper into the postseason. To do that, South Dakota State will have to get past a familiar opponent in Oregon, but avenging its December loss will be no easy task. The Du...

Otzelberger reportedly out as head coach

Otzelberger reportedly out as head coach

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

March 27, 2019

Our website is down, but the news still breaks. According to multiple reports, T.J. Otzelberger is out as the men's head coach of the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. It was fun while it lasted. After two NCAA Tournament appearances in three years, Otzelberger will be headed to coach the University...

Jacks advance to first Sweet 16 in program history

Jacks advance to first Sweet 16 in program history

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 25, 2019

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Third time’s the charm. After falling just short of the Sweet 16 in two previous trips to the second round, South Dakota State used a late surge to power past Syracuse 75-64 Monday night and make program history. “To be honest, I’m on cloud nine right now,” said SDSU senior guard Macy Mill...