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Football superstars prepare for draft, scouting combine

Football superstars prepare for draft, scouting combine

February 28, 2018


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Dallas Goedert and Jake Wieneke aim to pull off a first for the Jackrabbit football program. Never before have two South Dakota State players been drafted at the same time. But with two careers full of highlights and the intense preparation regimens they have undertaken since late December, Goedert...

Humphrey sees success in first season

Humphrey sees success in first season

Andrew Holtan

February 7, 2018


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After 41 years with head coach Brad Erickson, the South Dakota State swimming and diving teams have found a new leader. Doug Humphrey was hired in May 2017 and has been successful in his first season. The women are having their best season since 2001 with a record of 5-1, which is tied with Denver...

Super Bowl Predictions

January 31, 2018


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ANDREW HOLTAN Sports Editor Patriots. "Because Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are the best and there is no way the Eagles can repeat what they did against the Vikings." TRENTON ABREGO Sports Reporter Patriots. "Tom Brady versus Nick Foles? Give me Tom Brady every time. Quarterbacks arenâ...

Jacks dominate Wildcats, will face No. 1 James Madison in semifinals

Jacks dominate Wildcats, will face No. 1 James Madison in semifinals

Trenton Abrego

December 9, 2017


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BROOKINGS – Coming into the week, there was talk about the battle of the No. 6 South Dakota State offense versus the No. 20 New Hampshire defense, but only one side showed up on Saturday as the Jacks ran away from the Wildcats 56-14. The Jacks (11-2, 6-2) will now travel to Harrisonburg, Virginia ...

Jacks run away from Panthers in revenge game

Jacks run away from Panthers in revenge game

Trenton Abrego

December 1, 2017


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BROOKINGS – It was a revenge game at the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium Saturday, and the No. 6 South Dakota State Jackrabbits flipped the script from their Hobo Day loss against No. 21 Northern Iowa Panthers in a 37-22 victory in front of 7,518 fans. Coming into the week, the Jacks made it apparent how to beat the...

Football seeks redemption against UNI in playoffs

Football seeks redemption against UNI  in playoffs

Trenton Abrego

November 29, 2017


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It’ll be a rematch between No. 6 South Dakota State and No. 21 Northern Iowa this weekend at the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. This time, more is at stake as it will be a second-round Football Championship Subdivision Playoff game. The Northern Iowa Panthers are coming off a first-round 46-7 win over the No...

Football expectations higher than ever

Football expectations higher than ever

Chandler Holland

November 29, 2017


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It’s playoff time yet again in Brookings and expectations should be higher than ever. The Jacks are riding a five-game win streak into the playoffs. They don’t have to play North Dakota State at all unless they both reach the championship game in Frisco, Texas. This is why I believe the Jacks ...

Jacks sneak past Coyotes, secure playoff bye

Jacks sneak past Coyotes, secure playoff bye

Trenton Abrego

November 18, 2017


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VERMILLION – The No. 6 South Dakota State Jackrabbits clinched a first-round bye in the FCS Playoffs Saturday after defeating the No. 15 South Dakota Coyotes 31-28. Despite allowing 583 total yards, it was the defensive unit that led the way for head coach John Stiegelmeier and the Jacks. O...

Rivalry hype revived in anticipation of USD game

Rivalry hype revived in anticipation of USD game

Trenton Abrego

November 15, 2017


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The two biggest public universities in South Dakota will meet on the gridiron this weekend in one of the state’s biggest rivalries. Most players on the South Dakota State roster paid more attention to SDSU rather than the University of South Dakota when they were in high school. This was due to th...

Jackrabbits’ playoff position at stake in Vermillion game

Jackrabbits’ playoff position at stake in Vermillion game

Trenton Abrego

November 15, 2017


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Another rivalry game is coming up for the No. 5 South Dakota State Jackrabbits. They will travel to Vermillion to take on the No. 16 University of South Dakota Coyotes in what might be the biggest game in the South Dakota Showdown Series history. SDSU will be coming off a 27-24 overtime victory against Illi...

Jacks down Redbirds, set eyes on Coyotes

Jacks down Redbirds, set eyes on Coyotes

Trenton Abrego

November 11, 2017


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No. 5 South Dakota State pushed their winning streak to four games as they dispatched of the No. 20 Illinois State Redbirds 27-24 in a Missouri Valley Football showdown in overtime. Chase Vinatieri came through in the clutch for the Jacks as he managed to put a 43-yard field goal through the uprigh...