The Collegian

Volleyball aims to turn corner in Summit play

Volleyball aims to turn corner in Summit play

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

October 17, 2019

Heading into last Sunday’s matchup with North Dakota, the South Dakota State volleyball team needed a win to snap a four-game losing streak — and it got just that.   “We came out strong and we executed at a high rate in set one,” said SDSU coach Nicole Cirillo. Although they came out stron...

Jacks look to remain perfect in conference play

Jacks look to remain perfect in conference play

Jakob King, Sports Reporter

October 17, 2019

A week after escaping an upset on the road, the South Dakota State football program is on the road again to take on Indiana State in a Missouri Valley Football Conference matchup. In last weekend’s contest at Youngstown State, the Jackrabbits (5-1, 2-0 MVFC) trailed at halftime for the second str...

Flatten signs NBA contract

Flatten signs NBA contract

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor

October 16, 2019

Former South Dakota State men’s basketball player Skyler Flatten has signed a contract with the Miami Heat, according to an Oct. 15 press release. The 6-foot-6 guard from Clark, South Dakota, played his last game for the Jackrabbits in March, a loss to Texas in the first round of the National Invitatio...

SDSU uses 35-point second half to stun Youngstown

SDSU uses 35-point second half to stun Youngstown

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor

October 12, 2019

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — For the second time in as many weeks, the South Dakota State football team played a sluggish first half, but used a second-half surge to win a Missouri Valley Football Conference contest. No. 17 Youngstown State (4-2) watched a 21-9 second-half lead evaporate as the third-ran...

Jackrabbit women tabbed second, men fifth in preseason poll

Jackrabbit women tabbed second, men fifth in preseason poll

Carter Schmidt, Sports Reporter

October 11, 2019

With less than a month to go before the first basketball games of the 2019-20 season, the Summit League hosted its 2019 Basketball Media Day on Oct. 7 in Sioux Falls. Coaches from all nine Summit League schools were present at the new Summit League offices to take questions regarding their 2019-2020...

SDSU volleyball falls to last in Summit

SDSU volleyball falls to last in Summit

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

October 10, 2019

The past week was a busy one for the South Dakota State volleyball team, which competed in three volleyball matches in five days, but the quick series of contests wasn’t kind to the Jackrabbits. SDSU fell 1-3 to Denver and Oral Roberts on the road before being swept by rival South Dakota. “A ...

Jacks look for first road win in top 25 clash

Jacks look for first road win in top 25 clash

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor

October 8, 2019

Nearly six weeks ago, South Dakota State came just short of upsetting Minnesota, but that remains the only road game the team has played. That changes Saturday when the third-ranked Jackrabbits (4-1, 1-0) travel east to take on No. 19 Youngstown State (4-1, 0-1) in Missouri Valley Football Confere...

Superstition between the sticks

Superstition between the sticks

Colton Prince, Assistant Sports Editor

October 8, 2019

Since the beginning of 2016, South Dakota State’s women’s soccer program has won a Summit League-best 42 games, and a big reason why is the 5-foot-11 presence in goal. Maggie Smither, a senior from Sioux Falls, has put together one of the most dominant careers by a goalkeeper in Summit League h...

Dominant second half lifts Jacks over SIU

Dominant second half lifts Jacks over SIU

Jakob King, Sports Reporter

October 5, 2019

On a cold and windy Hobo Day, it was another strong defensive showing and a steady dose of Pierre Strong Jr. that propelled third-ranked South Dakota State to a 28-10 win over Southern Illinois. Strong rushed for 229 yards and a touchdown and the SDSU (4-1, 1-0) defense shut down the SIU (2-3, 0-...

Jacks aim for 4-1 start on Hobo Day

Jacks aim for 4-1 start on Hobo Day

Jakob King, Sports Reporter

October 1, 2019

With sights set on opening the conference slate with a win on homecoming, No. 3 South Dakota State hosts Southern Illinois in the 106th Hobo Day game Saturday. While the Jackrabbits historically have had success on Hobo Day — they’re 61-39-5 all-time — they’ve dropped four of the last six. T...

Pickar digs way into starting lineup

Pickar digs way into starting lineup

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

October 1, 2019

When describing her starting libero, Tatum Pickar, South Dakota State volleyball coach Nicole Cirillo uses words that just don’t seem to go together — aggressive and calming among them. Pickar’s abilities and attitude have thrust her into a major role in her first season in yellow and blue, but ...

Inconsistency plagues Jacks in 1-1 weekend

Inconsistency plagues Jacks in 1-1 weekend

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

October 1, 2019

After tallying a win over North Dakota State in its first Summit League match of the season, the South Dakota State volleyball couldn’t keep the momentum going and fell to Western Illinois two days later. The Jackrabbits struggled in nonconference play, so before hosting the Bison on Sept. 27 to kick...