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South Dakota States Mason McCormick (60) and Garret Greenfield (74) prepare to lead the Jackrabbits onto the field at Toyota Stadium in the FCS national championship game Jan. 8 in Frisco, Texas.

South Dakota State’s ‘605 hogs’ pave the way in national title game

Skyler Jackson, Co-Sports Editor (He/Him) January 8, 2023

Few teams have a more experienced offensive line than South Dakota State. The “605 hogs,” which currently consists of the starting five of left tackle Garret Greenfield, left guard Mason McCormick,...

South Dakota State fans in the stands at Toyota Stadium for the FCS national championship game Jan. 8 in Frisco, Texas.

Jackrabbit, Bison fans create fun atmosphere in Frisco

Marshall Minihan, Sports Reporter January 8, 2023

Throughout the weekend, Jacks and Bison fans made their way to Frisco, Texas to see the North Dakota State-South Dakota State rivalry on the big stage. They all watched as the Jackrabbits defeated the...

South Dakota State players celebrate with the Football Championship Subdivision trophy Jan. 8 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

FINALLY: South Dakota State emerges victorious in Frisco

Skyler Jackson, Co-Sports Editor (He/Him) January 8, 2023

Finally, South Dakota State is the national champion. After years of playoff disappointment and a narrow runner-up finish in the championship game two seasons ago, the Jackrabbits have finally made...

SDSU fans gather at the Jackrabbit pep rally Jan. 7 at Frisco Hall in Frisco, Texas.

Jackrabbit fans gather in Frisco for pregame pep rally

Marshall Minihan, Sports Reporter January 7, 2023

Jackrabbit nation has made it to Frisco, Texas. Fans, alumni, and former players traveled from across the country to see South Dakota State take on rival North Dakota State in the FCS National Championship...

South Dakota State coach John Stiegelmeier smiles during a Jackrabbit warmup at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium during the 2021 season.

John Stiegelmeier continues to live his dream

Skyler Jackson, Co-Sports Editor (He/Him) January 6, 2023

More than a quarter century into his head coaching tenure at South Dakota State, John Stiegelmeier still loves his job as much as when he started it. “Surely, based on the color of my hair, things...

South Dakota States Tucker Kraft scores a touchdown against North Dakota State in the Dakota Marker game Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State rivalry to take center stage in FCS championship

Marshall Minihan, Sports Reporter January 6, 2023

The premier rivalry in Division I Football Championship Subdivision will finally take place in the national championship, as the South Dakota State Jackrabbits take on North Dakota State Jan. 8 at Toyota...

Quarterback Mark Gronowski runs for a touchdown in a FCS quarterfinal game against Holy Cross at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

South Dakota State gets another shot at national title against rival NDSU

Skyler Jackson, Co-Sports Editor (He/Him) January 5, 2023

19 months after the most heartbreaking loss in program history, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits are back in Frisco. Their second appearance in the national title game at Toyota Stadium is against...

South Dakota States Isaiah Davis stiff-arms Delawares Riah Burton in a FCS second-round playoff game at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

Isaiah Davis showcasing his skills as featured back

Marshall Minihan, Sports Reporter December 16, 2022

Isaiah Davis has showcased his skills throughout his Jackrabbit career. But South Dakota State's star tailback has been the undisputed featured back for the first time this season and he leads his team...

Quarterback Mark Gronowski throws a pass in a Missouri Valley Conference game against Illinois State Nov. 12 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

South Dakota State begins FCS playoff run against Delaware

Skyler Jackson, Co-Sports Editor (He/Him) December 2, 2022

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits begin their playoff run Saturday as they take on Delaware in the second round of the FCS Playoffs at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Following two consecutive bye weeks...

Jackrabbits earn No. 1 seed in FCS playoffs

Jackrabbits earn No. 1 seed in FCS playoffs

Marshall Minihan, Sports Reporter November 23, 2022

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are headed back to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for the 11th straight season. And after the best regular season in program history, SDSU earned the...

Football faces final opponent of regular-season play

Football faces final opponent of regular-season play

Marshall Minihan, Sports Reporter November 8, 2022

South Dakota State will play its final game of the regular season against the Illinois State Redbirds at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium for senior night. The Jacks return home after sneaking...

No. 1 Jacks survive UNI on last-second field goal

No. 1 Jacks survive UNI on last-second field goal

Marshall Minihan, Sports Reporter November 5, 2022

The South Dakota State football team managed to survive a scare Saturday in Cedar Falls against Northern Iowa, as the Jacks beat the Panthers 31-28 on a game-winning Hunter Dustman field goal. Dustman's...

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