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The SDSU volleyball team huddles together during a Summit League volleyball game earlier this season.

Jacks fall to Coyotes in four-set battle

Brayden Byers, Sports Reporter October 28, 2022

The South Dakota State volleyball team matched up with in-state rival South Dakota Friday night in the South Dakota Showdown Series, eventually losing in four sets to the Coyotes. In a fierce atmosphere...

South Dakota State running back Amar Johnson carries the ball in a Missouri Valley Conference football game against USD at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

Jacks beat Bison for third straight year

Cooper Kanthak, Sports Reporter October 17, 2022

The SDSU football team keeps the Dakota Marker and has taken over the No. 1 ranking as the 2nd-ranked defeated the #1 ranked NDSU Bison 23-21 at the Fargodome. It was the first time these two teams...

South Dakota State running back Isaiah Davis carries the ball in a Missouri Valley Football Conference Game against the USD Coyotes Oct. 8.

Jacks dominate USD in front of sold out crowd

Marshall Minihan, Sports Reporter October 8, 2022

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits beat the University of South Dakota in a 28-3 blowout victory in the second-largest crowd Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium has ever seen. With 19,332 people in attendance,...

Jacks v. ‘Yotes: SDSU looks to break two-game skid to rival USD

Jacks v. ‘Yotes: SDSU looks to break two-game skid to rival USD

Cooper Kanthak, Sports Reporter October 4, 2022

It’s rivalry week for the South Dakota State football team as they welcome the University of South Dakota Coyotes Saturday at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium at 2 p.m. for the South Dakota Showdown Series.  The...

Jacks escape NDSU with four-point victory

Jacks escape NDSU with four-point victory

Skyler Jackson, Sports Editor (He/Him) January 29, 2022

South Dakota State’s men’s basketball team faced a tough battle Saturday against their rival North Dakota State, and the Jacks narrowly escaped the Bison with an 80-76 win. It was a high-scoring...

Jacks quarterback Chris Oladokun in action against North Dakota State Nov. 6. After losing a heartbreaker to USD, the Jacks hope to rebound in their final regular season game against North Dakota.

Jacks lose heartbreaker to USD

Skyler Jackson, Sports Editor (He/Him) November 14, 2021

For the first time in nearly two years, the South Dakota Showdown series returned to the DakotaDome Saturday, with the Jackrabbits losing a heartbreaker to South Dakota on a Hail Mary pass on the final...

Bins for non-perishable food donations were set up at local Hy-Vee stores earlier this month for the South Dakota Showdown Series Food Drive for Feeding South Dakota. Those who donated were able to support either SDSU or USD in the competition, in which more than 17 tons of food was collected. 

SDSU wins Showdown food drive

Staff Reports November 19, 2013

A food drive conducted during rivalry week between SDSU and USD has resulted in donations totaling more than 17 tons of food for Feeding South Dakota – and another Jackrabbit victory.

SDSU fans raised 18,747 pounds of food, while supporters of USD raised 16,613 pounds. In total, the food will provide 29,467 meals for the state’s largest hunger-relief organization.

“Everyone is a winner as this food will go a long way toward feeding hungry individuals and families during the holiday season,” said Matt Gassen, Feeding South Dakota’s executive director, in a release. “We’re so grateful to our partners in this drive and to the fans for their impressive generosity.”

The event, which was sponsored by the two universities, Hy-Vee, Feeding South Dakota and the rivalry series sponsor, South Dakota Corn, ran throughout the week leading up to the Jacks’ 27-12 win in the football game in Vermillion. Fans deposited food in barrels at nine Hy-Vee grocery stores in Sioux Falls, Brookings and Vermillion. Cash donations also were accepted during Saturday’s Showdown Series football game.

“It was a good-natured competition, and fans from both schools had a lot of fun trying to beat their rivals, but the real winner is Feeding South Dakota,” said Teddi Mueller, industry affairs director for the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council. “It was nice to see the outpouring of support South Dakotans have for each other.”

Food will be distributed locally through food banks and pantries. Items that were collected at Brookings and Vermillion Hy-Vees will be given out through food pantries operated by local churches in those communities.

Jackrabbits top rival Coyotes on the road

By Marcus Traxler Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2013

VERMILLION — Agony and ecstasy in a matter of two plays.Thankfully for SDSU, the good feeling was the one that stuck. Winston Wright’s 80-yard interception return for a touchdown with 2:36 remaining...

Live Blog: SDSU football at USD

Sports Staff November 16, 2013

Join our sports staff at 12:30 p.m. Saturday as they provide live coverage from the SDSU-USD football battle at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. The 6-4 Jackrabbits need a win over the rival Coyotes to keep...

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