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SDSU-Quinnipiac: What to watch for

SDSU-Quinnipiac: What to watch for

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

The 2019 NCAA Tournament journey begins for the South Dakota State women’s basketball team Saturday morning in Syracuse, New York. SDSU’s 26-6 campaign was rewarded with the 6-seed in the Portland region (a program-best seed in the Big Dance), but don’t expect the Jackrabbits’ high seed giv...

Five things to know about the South Dakota State baseball team heading into conference play

Five things to know about the South Dakota State baseball team heading into conference play

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

Before the South Dakota State baseball team gets any further into Summit League play, here are five things to know about the team. Freshmen surge After being a home run shy of the cycle in his first career game as a Jackrabbit, third-baseman Luke Ira has been one of the top hitters for the J...

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


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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 ...

Jacks draw Quinnipiac in NCAA Tournament first round

Jacks draw Quinnipiac in NCAA Tournament first round

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Sports

NCAA Tournament brackets have been revealed and South Dakota State is headed east. The Jackrabbits earned a 6-seed in this year’s field and will play their first-round game in Syracuse, New York, against Quinnipiac University. Located in Hamden, Connecticut, Quinnipiac (26-6) earned its spot in the field by w...

Softball looks to extend hot streak at Creighton

Softball looks to extend hot streak at Creighton

Colton Prince, Sports Reporter

March 13, 2019


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After going 14-1 in its last 15 games, the South Dakota State softball team will hit the road to play at the Creighton Tournament in Kansas City Missouri. It’ll be a three team tournament, with the Creighton Bluejays and the University of Missouri–Kansas City Kangaroos. The Jackrabbits will face both ...

Champs again: SDSU downs USD

Champs again: SDSU downs USD

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

Macy Miller became the all-time leading scorer in Summit League history and led South Dakota State to its ninth title in 11 seasons with a 83-71 win over South Dakota. If anyone thought South Dakota State (26-6) or South Dakota (28-6) weren’t going to go all-out for the Summit League tournament ...

Jacks earn trip to Summit League Finals

Jacks earn trip to Summit League Finals

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 11, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Methodical. Determined. Dominant. Any of these could be used to describe South Dakota State’s 86-55 romp over Oral Roberts in the Summit League women’s semifinals Monday afternoon at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. “Congratulations to [SDSU coach] Aaron [Johnston] and the outstanding team that h...

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


Filed under Sports

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...

Jacks dominate WIU, claim Summit League crown

Jacks dominate WIU, claim Summit League crown

Landon Dierks, Reporter

March 2, 2019


Filed under Sports

Last weekend’s overtime win against rival South Dakota put South Dakota State women’s basketball in position to do what it has been unable to for the past five years. With a 100-62 win over Western Illinois, the Jackrabbits claimed their first regular season Summit League title since 2013-14 a...

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


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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...

SDSU completes second-half comeback, downs USD in overtime

SDSU completes second-half comeback, downs USD in overtime

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 24, 2019


Filed under Sports

Early January’s double-overtime thriller between South Dakota State and South Dakota was an instant classic. Sunday’s rematch proved to be a worthy encore. South Dakota State (22-6, 14-1) came back from a double-digit deficit to knock off No. 23 South Dakota (24-4, 12-2) 82-78 in overtime. ...

Jacks, ‘Yotes meet for top spot in Summit

Jacks, ‘Yotes meet for top spot in Summit

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

Round two. The stage is set as Summit League Tournament seeding and the conference regular season title will likely be decided during the South Dakota Showdown Series on Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena. With a win, South Dakota State would be one win away from its first regular season Summit League title ...