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Jackrabbits blow by Mavericks behind Larson’s big night

Jackrabbits blow by Mavericks behind Larson’s big night

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 14, 2019


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OMAHA, Neb. — What a night it was for Tagyn Larson. The junior forward scored a career-high 27 points on 11-for-11 shooting, including 5-for-5 from 3-point range as the South Dakota State women ran away an 82-38 win over the University of Nebraska Omaha Wednesday night. SDSU (19-6, 11-1) con...

Softball hopes to capitalize on last year’s success

Softball hopes to capitalize on last year’s success

Andrew Holtan, Sports Reporter

February 13, 2019


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Expectations are at an all-time high for the South Dakota State softball team, who return a majority of their offense. Last year, the Jacks went 37-18 and went to their first postseason tournament in the Division I era. The Jacks fell one game short of making the NCAA Tournament last season when the...

Soccer adds six new recruits in offseason

Soccer adds six new recruits in offseason

Natalie Hilden, Sports Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Thompson’s Take: head coach talks recruitment and new additions The end of the women’s soccer season means saying goodbye to a senior class and hello to a newly signed incoming class of freshmen. Head coach Brock Thompson announced earlier this postseason that women’s soccer has signed s...

Experienced Jacks aim for a healthy 2019 in hopes to dethrone Oral Roberts

Experienced Jacks aim for a healthy 2019 in hopes to dethrone Oral Roberts

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

February 13, 2019


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Entering the 2019 season, the South Dakota State baseball team finds itself in familiar territory. The Jacks, who have been ranked second in the Summit League baseball preseason poll for the past two seasons, were tabbed by the conference’s coaches as the second-best team in the league on Feb. 7...

Women’s basketball travels to Omaha, Fargo

Women’s basketball travels to Omaha, Fargo

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

With an opportunity to push its win streak to double-digits this week, the South Dakota State women’s basketball program has its focus on two away games against longtime rivals. SDSU (18-6, 10-1) was without starting forward Myah Selland, who was wearing a walking boot during last week’s game...

Alex Arians finds his spot in starting lineup

Alex Arians finds his spot in starting lineup

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

February 13, 2019


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After being compared to professional basketball player, Manu Ginóbili by head coach T.J. Otzelberger, Alex Arians’ future at South Dakota State looks bright. “Alex is a tremendous young man. He has an extremely high basketball IQ and feel for the game,” Otzelberger said. Arians comes from a fami...

Jackrabbits place 10th at Pizza Hut Pat Hicks Invite

Jackrabbits place 10th at Pizza Hut Pat Hicks Invite

Colton Prince, Sports Reporter

February 12, 2019


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After four months of an offseason, the South Dakota State men’s golf team was back in action in St. George, Utah. Out of 11 teams, South Dakota State finished at 10th place, shooting 611 over two rounds. Despite the team not finding success, junior Jacob Otta had a great outing shooting a score of 143 and ...

Defensive coordinator out, heads to Abilene Christian

Defensive coordinator out, heads to Abilene Christian

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

February 12, 2019


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Make it two coordinators that South Dakota State will have to find. South Dakota State lost its offensive coordinator two weeks ago, and on Tuesday it was announced that the defensive coordinator has also packed his bags. Clint Brown, who served as the defensive coordinator for six seasons, will be headi...

Four reach double figures, Jacks roll UND

Four reach double figures, Jacks roll UND

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 10, 2019


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Make it eight in a row for South Dakota State women’s basketball. Behind four individual double-digit scoring efforts, SDSU (18-6, 10-1) defeated North Dakota (10-15, 5-7) 81-58 Saturday afternoon at Frost Arena. In the win, the Jacks were down one usual starter, as sophomore forward Myah Sellan...

Jacks defend their court against the Fighting Hawks

Jacks defend their court against the Fighting Hawks

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2019


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Despite shooting 12 percent from behind the arc, South Dakota State managed to run away from the Fighting Hawks with an 80-55 victory. “I thought it was obviously a tough first half for us shooting the basketball in the first half 0-15 from the 3-point line,” head coach T.J. Otzelberger said. ...

Jacks Return Home to Face North Dakota

Jacks Return Home to Face North Dakota

Colton Prince, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2019


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The Jackrabbits (19-6, 10-1) return home this weekend for a one-game homestand against the Fighting Hawks of North Dakota (9-14, 3-7). Since their last meeting, the Jackrabbits have continued their winning ways defeating the likes of North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, and Denver. North Dakota h...

Jacks prepare for weekend clash with UND

Jacks prepare for weekend clash with UND

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2019


Filed under Sports

Following back-to-back road wins last week, the South Dakota State women’s basketball team turns its focus to a showdown with the University of North Dakota. SDSU (17-6, 9-1) downed Denver 83-67 Jan. 31 then overcame an early deficit to defeat Oral Roberts 74-65 Feb. 2, but it wasn’t an easy r...