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Otzelberger, Johnson, Stiegelmeier ink contracts

Otzelberger, Johnson, Stiegelmeier ink contracts

Andrew Holtan, Sports Reporter

January 15, 2019


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Three South Dakota State head coaches received contract extensions at the end of December. Football coach John Stiegelmeier signed a five-year extension that will keep him at SDSU through the 2023 season. Men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger and women’s basketball coach Aaron Johnston both si...

Otzelberger inks extension

Otzelberger inks extension

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018


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Just days after long-time South Dakota State head football coach John Stiegelmeier received a five-year extension, it was announced that T.J. Otzelberger also received an extension. Otzelberger, who currently owns a 55-28 record while coaching the Jackrabbits, agreed to terms of a contract that wil...

Jacks fall in Fargo

Jacks fall in Fargo

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

December 15, 2018


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FARGO – North Dakota State will be returning to Frisco, Texas for the seventh time in eight years after the Bison rolled the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 44-21 on Friday night. Easton Stick led the way for the Bison with 169 passing yards and a touchdown. But the story of the night came from th...

Jackrabbits and Bison fight for FCS Championship spot

Jackrabbits and Bison fight for FCS Championship spot

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

December 14, 2018


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It’ll be a South Dakota State-North Dakota State showdown, but instead of the Dakota Marker on the line, the stakes will even be higher: a trip to the Football Championship Subdivision National Championship. SDSU (10-2, 6-2) advanced to its second FCS Semifinal in as many years after downing th...

Stiegelmeier inks five-year extension

Stiegelmeier inks five-year extension

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

December 12, 2018


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On Wednesday, South Dakota State announced that John Stiegelmeier had agreed to and signed a five-year extension. Stiegelmeier, the winningest coach in school history, has been the Jackrabbit head coach for 22 years and if the contract is honored, he will serve for 27. In his 22-year coaching tenure,...

Headed to semis: Jacks take down Kennesaw State Owls

Headed to semis: Jacks take down Kennesaw State Owls

Andrew Holtan, Sports Reporter

December 8, 2018


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Taryn Christion didn’t have the best game of his career, but when South Dakota State needed him to step up, he did. The senior quarterback from Sioux Falls led the Jackrabbits to a 27-17 victory over the Kennesaw State Owls in the FCS Playoffs quarterfinal in Kennesaw, Georgia. “I credit ...

Jacks set to travel to Kennesaw for a game of firsts

Jacks set to travel to Kennesaw for a game of firsts

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

December 8, 2018


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It’ll be the third year straight where the South Dakota State Jackrabbits will compete in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals. This time around, it will be a series of firsts. The Jackrabbits will travel to Kennesaw, Georgia to take on the Owls for the first-ever meeting. It will...

Jackrabbits blow past Duquesne, advance to quarterfinals

Jackrabbits blow past Duquesne, advance to quarterfinals

Landon Dierks

December 2, 2018


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Blowing snow and below-freezing temperatures did little to slow down the fifth-seeded South Dakota State football team in its 51-6 win over Duquesne Saturday afternoon at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. SDSU blanked Duquesne for more than two quarters and earned a spot in the Football Championship Subdi...

‘We’re looking forward to the rematch,’: Jacks host Duquesne on Saturday

‘We’re looking forward to the rematch,’: Jacks host Duquesne on Saturday

Landon Dierks

November 30, 2018


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Second round Football Championship Subdivision playoff matchups are set and South Dakota State will host a familiar foe — Duquesne University of the Northeast Conference. SDSU blew out the Dukes 51-13 in its opening game of the 2017 season and will look to duplicate that result and reach the quart...

11 Jacks named to Missouri Valley All-Conference Teams

11 Jacks named to Missouri Valley All-Conference Teams

Trenton Abrego

November 27, 2018


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On Monday, Nov. 26 the Missouri Valley Football Conference announced All-Conference Squads. Taryn Christion, Cade Johnson, Tiano Pupungatoa, Christian Rozeboom and Jordan Brown were named to MVFC First Team. Brady Sorenson, Ryan Earith and Brady Hale represented the Jackrabbits on the second team Honorable...

Strong Jr. tabbed as top freshman, three Jackrabbits named to All-Newcomer Team

Strong Jr. tabbed as top freshman, three Jackrabbits named to All-Newcomer Team

Trenton Abrego

November 27, 2018


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For the second time in three years, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits have the Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year. Pierre Strong Jr., led the Jackrabbits with 777 total rushing yards on 67 attempts for an average over 11 yards per game. Strong Jr. also added 8 touchdowns. ...

Duquesne set to travel to Brookings

Duquesne set to travel to Brookings

Trenton Abrego

November 26, 2018


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It will be the Duquesne Dukes who will travel to Brookings to take on the fifth-seed South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Duquesne (9-3) defeated the Towson Tigers (7-5) 31-10, on the strength of scoring all of their points unanswered. The Dukes were led by A.J. Hines, who had 28 carries for 175 yards...