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Beyond Basketball: SDSU women’s team values players

Beyond Basketball: SDSU women’s team values players

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 6, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Jacks drop three of four games in Florida

Jacks drop three of four games in Florida

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

February 25, 2019


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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Three out of four games were lost by the South Dakota State baseball team in the Snowbird Invitational Feb. 22 - 24 against Florida International and Northeastern. Sophomore left-handed pitcher Logan Allen, who started for Florida International on Feb. 22, struck out 10 Jackra...

SDSU completes second-half comeback, downs USD in overtime

SDSU completes second-half comeback, downs USD in overtime

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 24, 2019


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Early January’s double-overtime thriller between South Dakota State and South Dakota was an instant classic. Sunday’s rematch proved to be a worthy encore. South Dakota State (22-6, 14-1) came back from a double-digit deficit to knock off No. 23 South Dakota (24-4, 12-2) 82-78 in overtime. ...

Daum’s 3,000th point pushes Jackrabbits past Coyotes

Daum’s 3,000th point pushes Jackrabbits past Coyotes

Colton Prince, Sports Reporter

February 24, 2019


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In a historic night, the South Dakota State managed to defeat in-state rival the University of South Dakota 94-89 in what will go down as one of the most iconic games played in Frost Arena. Not only did the Jacks defeat the Coyotes in one of the closest games this season, but Mike Daum also achieved...

Jacks, ‘Yotes meet for top spot in Summit

Jacks, ‘Yotes meet for top spot in Summit

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 22, 2019


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Round two. The stage is set as Summit League Tournament seeding and the conference regular season title will likely be decided during the South Dakota Showdown Series on Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena. With a win, South Dakota State would be one win away from its first regular season Summit League title ...

Jacks take win over Mastodons

Jacks take win over Mastodons

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

February 21, 2019


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Although it started out rough, the Jacks defeated the Mastodons 92-83. “I felt that this was a really high-level college basketball game,” said head coach T.J. Otzelberger. “They are a really good team.” Mike Daum started the game strong with a 3-pointer. And Flatten followed as he went...