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Champs again: SDSU downs USD

Champs again: SDSU downs USD

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 12, 2019

Macy Miller became the all-time leading scorer in Summit League history and led South Dakota State to its ninth title in 11 seasons with a 83-71 win over South Dakota. If anyone thought South Dakota State (26-6) or South Dakota (28-6) weren’t going to go all-out for the Summit League tournament ...

Jacks earn trip to Summit League Finals

Jacks earn trip to Summit League Finals

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 11, 2019

Methodical. Determined. Dominant. Any of these could be used to describe South Dakota State’s 86-55 romp over Oral Roberts in the Summit League women’s semifinals Monday afternoon at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. “Congratulations to [SDSU coach] Aaron [Johnston] and the outstanding team that h...

Western Illinois shocks SDSU in Summit League Tournament

Western Illinois shocks SDSU in Summit League Tournament

Andrew Holtan, Sports Writer

March 9, 2019

This was the third straight season the Western Illinois men’s basketball team was the No. 8 seed in the Summit League Tournament. WIU fell short the first two times, but this season the team pulled off the biggest upset in Summit League Tournament history at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux...

Women Jackrabbits dominate in first Summit League game

Women Jackrabbits dominate in first Summit League game

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 9, 2019

If there were any questions whether South Dakota State women’s basketball could carry its momentum from the regular season into the Summit League Tournament, they were dispelled early Saturday afternoon. SDSU dominated Purdue Fort Wayne 88-50 in the quarterfinal round, extending its win streak t...

Summit League women’s bracket predictions

Summit League women’s bracket predictions

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 9, 2019

The Summit League kicks off today. Sports Reporter Landon Dierks gives you his Summit League predictions for the women’s bracket. Quarterfinal matchups: No. 1 South Dakota State (23-6, 15-1) and No. 8 Purdue Fort Wayne (7-21, 3-13) 12 p.m. Saturday, March 9 South Dakota State looked like one o...

Beyond Basketball: SDSU women’s team values players

Beyond Basketball: SDSU women’s team values players

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 6, 2019

Winning and South Dakota State women’s basketball have gone hand-in-hand for nearly two decades. While numerous Jackrabbit standouts have come and gone, one constant remains — head coach Aaron Johnston. In his 19 seasons at SDSU, Johnston has compiled a career record of 464-155 (as of March 4, 2019) and c...

Men win Summit League with win over Western Illinois

Men win Summit League with win over Western Illinois

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

March 2, 2019

For the second time in school history, the South Dakota State men's basketball team are outright Summit League regular season champions. South Dakota State defeated Western Illinois 86-66 to clinch the Summit League regular season title and to finish their last game in Frost Arena for the 2018-2019...

Jacks dominate WIU, claim Summit League crown

Jacks dominate WIU, claim Summit League crown

Landon Dierks, Reporter

March 2, 2019

Last weekend’s overtime win against rival South Dakota put South Dakota State women’s basketball in position to do what it has been unable to for the past five years. With a 100-62 win over Western Illinois, the Jackrabbits claimed their first regular season Summit League title since 2013-14 a...

South Dakota State in position to win Summit League with win

South Dakota State in position to win Summit League with win

Colton Prince and Trenton Abrego

March 2, 2019

If the South Dakota State Jackrabbits beat Western Illinois, they win the regular season conference title. The last time the Jackrabbits (23-7, 13-2), look to hold onto their number one spot against the Leathernecks (9-18, 4-10). In the last matchup between the two teams, the Jackrabbits ran away...

Tellinghuisen’s transition from player to coach

Tellinghuisen’s transition from player to coach

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

February 27, 2019

At the end of Reed Tellinghuisen’s four years as a South Dakota State men’s basketball player, nobody in the program’s 115-year history  started more games than the forward from Sac City, Iowa. After his eligibility expired, he expressed interest in coaching to head coach T.J. Otzelberger, who agre...

Men’s track and field claim first Summit League title

Men’s track and field claim first Summit League title

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

For the first time in school history, the South Dakota State men’s track and field team claimed the Summit League Indoor Championship. It’s just the second time since 1991 that the Jackrabbits won an indoor conference championship. For the Jackrabbits, Kyle Burdick was named the most valuable track at...

Jacks finish regular season at home

Jacks finish regular season at home

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 27, 2019

Aaron Johnston and the South Dakota State women’s basketball is right where it wants to be — in control of its own destiny in terms of winning the regular season conference title with one game remaining. Before Sunday’s overtime win against rival South Dakota, SDSU defeated Purdue Fort Wayne on Wed...