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Officials break ground on the First Bank & Trust Arena project, June 2, 2022.

Groundbreaking ceremony marks transition to new arena

Brina Sturm and Mara Wheaton June 2, 2022

Today at 4 p.m., a new era for Jackrabbit athletics was marked by the groundbreaking ceremony of First Bank & Trust Arena, taking the place of what is currently Frost Arena. The project was first...

Matthew Mors transfers to SDSU after his freshman year at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Big time transfers head to Brookings

Skyler Jackson, Sports Editor (He/Him) April 12, 2022

South Dakota State’s men’s and women’s basketball programs each got a shot in the arm last week, thanks to the transfer portal. Yankton native Matthew Mors, one of the most highly decorated high...

South Dakota State’s Myah Selland (44) celebrates after a play with teammate Haleigh Timmer (13) in the Jacks’ WNIT game against Alabama Mar. 27 at Frost Arena. Both Selland and Timmer were named to the WNIT All-Tournament team. The duo will be back next season.

Jackrabbits look ahead after WNIT success

Evan Patzwald, Assistant Sports Editor April 5, 2022

Not many basketball teams get to end their season with a win. Let alone at home. That is what the South Dakota State University women’s basketball team did Sunday afternoon when they won the WNIT championship...

Haleigh Timmer (13) and Tylee Irwin (21) celebrate after a play in the Jacks wire-to-wire 82-50 victory over Seton Hall in the WNIT championship game.

Jacks win WNIT championship

Cooper Kanthak, Sports Reporter April 3, 2022

The SDSU Jackrabbtits are WNIT Champions. The women's basketball team defeated Seton Hall by a final score of 82-50 Saturday afternoon in front of a second straight sold-out crowd of 5,263 fans at Frost...

The Jackrabbit womens basketball team celebrates their hard-fought win over UCLA in the WNIT semifinal Thursday night at Frost Arena. This marks the second time the Jacks have beaten UCLA this season, having defeated the then-No.15 Bruins 76-66 in November.

Jacks outlast UCLA, advance to WNIT title game

Cooper Kanthak, Sports Reporter April 1, 2022

The SDSU Women’s basketball team outlasted UCLA, 62-59 Thursday night at Frost Arena to advance to the WNIT Championship Game. Myah Selland led the way for the Jacks with 24 points on 9-17 shooting...

Making a difference

Making a difference

Madysen Vlastuin, Reporter March 29, 2022

A pair of Jackrabbit women’s basketball players launched a scholarship program late last month to give girls and young women who might not have the financial means to attend sporting opportunities. Her...

Jacks advance to WNIT semifinals

Jacks advance to WNIT semifinals

Evan Patzwald, Assistant Sports Editor (He/Him) March 29, 2022

The South Dakota State women’s basketball team (27-9) continued their march through the WNIT after they defeated Alabama Sunday night in front of a packed house at Frost Arena. They are now set to face...

The Jackrabbits cheer after a hard-fought victory over Alabama Sunday night in the quarterfinal round of the WNIT. The Jacks won in front of 4,268 fans at Frost Arena. This crowd was the largest for a womens game in six years.

SDSU wins thriller over Alabama in WNIT quarterfinals

Cooper Kanthak, Sports Reporter March 28, 2022

The SDSU Women’s basketball team had another exciting finish as they defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 78-73 in Frost Arena Sunday night. Tylee Irwin came up with a clutch steal and Lindsey Theuninck...

Tylee Irwin drives past a Drake defender Thursday night in the Jacks 84-66 win over the Bulldogs in the third round of the WNIT. SDSU advances to the quarterfinals to play Alabama Sunday at Frost Arena.

Another big second half propels SDSU to WNIT quarterfinals

Cooper Kanthak, Sports Reporter March 25, 2022

The SDSU Jackrabbits used a strong second half as they defeated Drake University with a final score of 84-66 to advance in the WNIT. The Jacks were led by Myah Selland and Paiton Burckhard, who scored...

SDSU’s Haley Greer looks for an open teammate as Minnesota’s Sara Scalia plays defense in a Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The Jackrabbits earned a bid to the WNIT and will face Drake in the third round after wins in the first two rounds.

Jackrabbits roll on in WNIT

Evan Patzwald, Assistant Sports Editor (He/Him) March 22, 2022

The SDSU women’s basketball team has impressed early on in its postseason run and they hope to continue that success when they tip-off against Drake Thursday night at Frost Arena.  After not being...

Haleigh Timmer drives past Ohios Kaylee Bambule during the Jacks 87-57 win in the first round of the WNIT Thursday night at Frost Arena.

Jacks beat Ohio, advance to second round of WNIT

Cooper Kanthak, Sports Reporter March 18, 2022

The SDSU Women’s basketball team was back in action for the WNIT as they defeated Ohio 87-57 in the first round of the tournament. Haleigh Timmer had a career night as she scored 24 points to lead...

Paiton Burkhard fights for the ball with Kyah Watson in the Summit League Tournament championship game Tuesday afternoon at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. Burckhard had 15 points in the Jacks loss.

Jacks fall in championship game

Evan Patzwald, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2022

SIOUX FALLS – The South Dakota State women’s basketball (23-9, 17-1) team suffered a heartbreaking loss to South Dakota (27-5, 17-1) in the championship game of the Summit League Tournament. The Coyotes...

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