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South Dakota State’s Grace Glanzer pitches the ball in a softball exhibition game against St. Cloud State Sept. 25 at Jackrabbit Softball Stadium.

Softball faces high expectations this year

Skyler Jackson, Sports Editor February 7, 2023

​​Expectations are once again high this season for the South Dakota State softball team. After winning the Summit League tournament and making the NCAA Regionals the last two years, the Jackrabbits...

President Barry Dunn speaks at the welcome home celebration for the Jacks football team Jan. 10.

Community celebrates Jacks’ win at Frisco

Marshall Minihan, Sports Reporter January 10, 2023

Jackrabbit fans packed the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex Tuesday evening to show their support for the 2022 FCS national champions. South Dakota State rolled over the North Dakota State Bison...

SDSU pitcher Grace Glanzer pitches the ball in a softball exhibition game against St. Cloud state Sept. 25. Glanzer returns to a changed roster with aspirations of making the Womens College World Series.

New coach hopes to keep softball team on a roll

Bosten Morehart, Reporter October 4, 2022

The Jackrabbit softball program has a new coach this year, but one thing the team hopes doesn’t change is its winning ways in recent years. Former head coach Krista Wood took a job with Creighton...

Linebacker Daeton Mcaughy returns the ball after intercepting Aggies quarterback Miles Hastings in the Jacks’ two-point victory Saturday. McGaughy returned the ball 31 yards after the interception. It was his third career interception.

Jacks Welcome Bulldogs

Cooper Kanthak, Sports Reporter September 13, 2022

The South Dakota State football team welcomes Pioneer League member Butler in its final non-conference matchup of the season as the Jacks will take on the Bulldogs this Saturday at 6 p.m. at Dana J. Dykhouse...

Officials break ground on the First Bank & Trust Arena project, June 2, 2022.

Groundbreaking ceremony marks transition to new arena

Brina Sturm and Mara Wheaton June 2, 2022

Today at 4 p.m., a new era for Jackrabbit athletics was marked by the groundbreaking ceremony of First Bank & Trust Arena, taking the place of what is currently Frost Arena. The project was first...

Frost updates to include student club room

Frost updates to include student club room

Regen Wiederrich, Reporter February 15, 2022

Preserving arena’s mystic is priority for athletic officials   The multi-million-dollar renovation to Frost Arena will include what South Dakota State athletic officials describe as a one-of-a-kind,...

Mental health coach brings new meaning to sports

Mental health coach brings new meaning to sports

Tessa Erdmann, Reporter January 25, 2022

Kris Kracht thinks it’s all well and good that athletes run, lift weights and practice their particular sport to get better, but he also thinks the most important “muscle” to an athlete’s success...

The steer auction is a tradition of the Beef Bowl event with proceeds going to fund student athletic scholarships.

Partnership between CAFES and athletics continues to benefit students

Adrienne Lipinski, Ag Reporter November 7, 2021

After taking a year off because of the pandemic, an SDSU tradition that has been taking place for 54 years is finally making its way back to campus.  The SDSU football team faced off against and dominated...

 Laney Murdzek tries to maneuver around UND’s Allison Rapaduski.

Women’s soccer wins back-to-back

Jake Weber, Sports Reporter October 19, 2021

The SDSU women’s soccer team defeated North Dakota State and University of North Dakota at Fishback Park this past weekend. The Jackrabbits posted back-to-back shutouts this weekend to set a program...

Photo from GOJACKS.COM

SJAC open for student use for first time

Hannah Frost, Reporter (She/Her) March 30, 2021

The Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex (SJAC), a $32 million facility built in 2014, will be hosting its first-ever open house for SDSU students this upcoming April.    From 8-10 p.m., Sunday,...

Pulled from SDSU Athletics

New radio show fills void of fall sports

Sydney Smith, Sports Reporter (She/her) October 21, 2020

While fans may be waiting for Jackrabbit athletes to return to the field or court for some action, they can also turn to Tyler Meriam for updates on Jackrabbit alumni. “Keeping Up with the Jackrabbits”...

Jackrabbits receive $12.5m for new Dykhouse Stadium for football

By Marcus Traxler Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2013

The long-awaited future for SDSU’s football program is much closer thanks to two key donations Saturday. Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford and Sioux Falls banker Dana Dyhouse will donate $12.5 million...

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