The Collegian

Miller, Daum leave lasting legacy at South Dakota State

Miller, Daum leave lasting legacy at South Dakota State

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

April 10, 2019

Basketball at South Dakota State University during the past half-decade has been defined, largely, by the record-setting careers of two individuals: Macy Miller and Mike Daum. Their stories vary greatly and are well-chronicled. Miller was a known commodity. The guard came from Mitchell High Sc...

Jenkins granted release from SDSU

Jenkins granted release from SDSU

Trenton Abrego, Sports Reporter

April 1, 2019

Per his Twitter account, David Jenkins Jr. has been granted his release by South Dakota State. In his tweet, Jenkins explained that despite getting his release granted – it’s not a guarantee that he will be leaving Brookings. During his sophomore season, Jenkins started all 32 games he playe...

Eric Henderson steps up as new men’s basketball head coach

Eric Henderson steps up as new men’s basketball head coach

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

March 27, 2019

Well, that was quick. In just a few hours, South Dakota State went from under the reigns of T.J. Otzelberger to then-assistant coach Eric Henderson. Henderson had previously served as the Jackrabbit assistant coach for three years. It’ll be Henderson’s first collegiate coaching job. P...

Jacks slated to face Texas in NIT opening round

Jacks slated to face Texas in NIT opening round

Trenton Abrego, Sports Reporter

March 18, 2019

For the first time in history, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits and the Texas Longhorns will meet on the hardwood court. It’ll be the second time in school history that the Jackrabbits will be in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT).The first time came in 2015. In the NIT, the Jackrabbits own ...

Men win Summit League with win over Western Illinois

Men win Summit League with win over Western Illinois

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

March 2, 2019

For the second time in school history, the South Dakota State men's basketball team are outright Summit League regular season champions. South Dakota State defeated Western Illinois 86-66 to clinch the Summit League regular season title and to finish their last game in Frost Arena for the 2018-2019...

South Dakota State in position to win Summit League with win

South Dakota State in position to win Summit League with win

Colton Prince and Trenton Abrego

March 2, 2019

If the South Dakota State Jackrabbits beat Western Illinois, they win the regular season conference title. The last time the Jackrabbits (23-7, 13-2), look to hold onto their number one spot against the Leathernecks (9-18, 4-10). In the last matchup between the two teams, the Jackrabbits ran away...

Daum’s 3,000th point pushes Jackrabbits past Coyotes

Daum’s 3,000th point pushes Jackrabbits past Coyotes

Colton Prince, Sports Reporter

February 23, 2019

In a historic night, the South Dakota State managed to defeat in-state rival the University of South Dakota 94-89 in what will go down as one of the most iconic games played in Frost Arena. Not only did the Jacks defeat the Coyotes in one of the closest games this season, but Mike Daum also achieved...

Jacks take win over Mastodons

Jacks take win over Mastodons

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

February 21, 2019

Although it started out rough, the Jacks defeated the Mastodons 92-83. “I felt that this was a really high-level college basketball game,” said head coach T.J. Otzelberger. “They are a really good team.” Mike Daum started the game strong with a 3-pointer. And Flatten followed as he went...

Jacks trample Bison in Fargo

Jacks trample Bison in Fargo

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 16, 2019

FARGO, N.D. — It wasn’t quite as lopsided as the teams’ first meeting this season, but it still wasn’t close. Senior guard Macy Miller scored 30 points as South Dakota State (20-6, 12-1) defeated North Dakota State (6-19, 3-10) 88-48 Saturday afternoon at the Scheels Center in Fargo. Afte...

Jacks head to Omaha, Fargo for final road trip

Jacks head to Omaha, Fargo for final road trip

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

February 14, 2019

South Dakota State men’s basketball team will travel to face the No. 2 and No. 4 seeds in the Summit League this week. Jacks head to Omaha Neb. on Thursday, Feb. 14 starting at 7 p.m., then the team will be off to Fargo, North Dakota 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 “Two tougher road games in the ...