The Collegian

Who takes it?: A look at SDSU-Oregon

Who takes it?: A look at SDSU-Oregon

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

Still Dancing: SDSU upsets Syracuse to advance

Still Dancing: SDSU upsets Syracuse to advance

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 25, 2019


Filed under Sports

In its previous eight trips to the NCAA Tournament, the South Dakota State women’s basketball program had never advanced past the second round, falling just short of the Sweet 16 on two occasions. The Jackrabbits would not be denied this time around. Led by double-digit scoring efforts from M...

Pohlmeyer falls at NCAAs

Pohlmeyer falls at NCAAs

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

March 23, 2019


Filed under Sports

PITTSBURGH – Henry Pohlmeyer fell twice at the NCAA Championships, marking the end of his junior year. Pohlmeyer fell to Joshua Heil in the first round by pinfall and was then put into the consolation bracket. In the consolation bracket, Pohlmeyer was pitted against Tejon Anthony of George Ma...

Jacks advance behind Miller’s double-double

Jacks advance behind Miller’s double-double

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 23, 2019


Filed under Sports

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Saturday’s matchup between South Dakota State and Quinnipiac was a meeting of two of the top mid-major programs and hottest teams in the country — and it played out that way. The Jackrabbits survived a late-game run by the Bobcats to win 76-65 and advanced to play Syracuse in the s...

Jackrabbits face reigning conference champions

Jackrabbits face reigning conference champions

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

March 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

Winning four of its last six games, including a series win to open conference play against Western Illinois has the South Dakota State baseball team feeling confident. But behind their record lies problems that need to be fixed before they go up against the four-time defending Summit League champi...

Jackrabbits open up spring schedule in Creighton

Jackrabbits open up spring schedule in Creighton

Natalie Hilden, Sports Reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

The everlasting Midwest winter has been an adjustment for the South Dakota State women’s soccer team and its original spring schedule. An early February doubleheader before spring break, against St. Cloud State and Southwest Minnesota State University, was canceled and turned into an intrasquad...