The South Dakota State volleyball team is heading into its first season under new head coach Nicole Cirillo. The Jacks finished last year with an overall record of 6-27 and went 0-16 in the Summit League, which was the worst season in program history.
Strong finishes in last year’s Summit League Championships have the South Dakota State men’s and women’s cross country teams aiming even higher this year.
Before most students were even on campus, the South Dakota State women’s soccer team was busy getting their season underway with games on Friday and Sunday at Fishback Soccer Park in Brookings against Iowa State and Green Bay. The Jacks dropped their opener to ISU 1-0, but topped Green Bay 2-1 to even their record at 1-1.
South Dakota State has a new volleyball coach and her name is Nicole Cirillo. It will be Cirillo’s first head coaching job, and she is looking to turn around the Jackrabbit program.
SDSU Soccer’s Nicole Hatcher is this week’s Collegian Sports Athlete of the Week after helping lead the Jacks to a 1-1 record through their first weekend of play. The sophomore forward has one goal and leads the Jacks in shots with five. She scored her goal unassisted in the 24th minute of the Jacks 2-1 win over the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay on Sunday. The Sioux Falls native appeared in 15 games for SDSU in 2014, scoring four goals on just 19 shots, and looks to have a much expanded role in the Jacks’ offense this season. The Jacks soccer team will travel to Iowa this week to face the Hawkeyes in Iowa City on Friday and the Drake Bulldogs at Drake Stadium in Des Moines on Sunday. They will not be home again until Sunday, Sept. 13 when they face Northern Iowa at Fishback Soccer Park in Brookings.
Men to host The Jackrabbit September 25 through 28
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Jacks hopeful to continue playoff streak
After helping lead the Jackrabbit softball team to one of their best weeks in recent memory, sophomore Alyssa D’Agostino is this week’s Collegian Sports Athlete of the Week.
The 2015 NFL Draft starts Thursday in Chicago. It’s a time of great joy for the league office as they dominate the news cycle and a time of great hope for both prospects and fan bases.
South Dakota State’s relay teams raced into school history at the Drake Relays Friday and Saturday, posting two records and six top-10 times.
The South Dakota State University women’s golf team played in the Summit League Championships last week in Monterey, Calif. The Jacks finished third out of the nine teams that participated.
The South Dakota State University baseball team failed to sweep the Summit-League best Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles after taking the first two games of the series that was played in Tulsa, Okla. over the weekend. The Jacks hold an overall record of 26-16 and a 13-8 mark in the Summit League.
Jackrabbit softball has had its share of highs and lows this season, but the team’s success isn’t necessarily determined by wins and losses – at least not this year.
6-game winning streak propels Jacks to highest victory total since 2006
Sloppy play leaves many position battles open heading to summer
There are fifth-year seniors and then there is Gabby Boever.
That’s right ladies and gentlemen. The Mile High Messiah, Heaven’s Heisman, the “Football Jesus” is back in the NFL in a playing capacity.
South Dakota State women’s basketball announced it will spend the 2015 Thanksgiving at the 16th Annual U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas.
For her season-long performance that garnered her second straight appearance on the Summit League women’s golf All-conference second team, Sydney Macdonald is this week's Collegian Sports Athlete of the Week.
The South Dakota State University men’s and women’s track teams put in some mileage this previous weekend, traveling to three meets in California, the Mt. Sac relays, the Bryan Clay Invite and the Beach Invitational, as well as the Sioux City Relays in Iowa.
The NBA Playoffs officially began on Saturday and we’re in for a treat.
Jackrabbit softball split a pair of pitchers’ duels on Saturday but watched as Western Illinois ran away from them with the win Sunday to take the series two games to one.
The South Dakota State men’s and women’s golf teams both participated in tournaments last week.
The South Dakota State baseball squad claimed sole position of second place in the Summit League standings after breaking a two-way with Omaha by taking two of three from the Mavericks over the weekend. The Jacks also won a non-conference game against Dakota State University on Wednesday, April 15.
South Dakota State University’s Rodeo men’s team placed first overall in the 2015 Jackrabbit Stampede Rodeo from April 10th to 11th with a total of 830 points. The women’s team finished in second place being 320 points behind Dickinson State’s 480 points.
By this point we all know Jordan Spieth’s name. After falling just short at the Masters last year to Bubba Watson, Spieth went on a hot streak leading up to take the green jacket this year.
For South Dakota State’s Jackrabbit baseball team, long and frequent road trips are as unavoidable as wearing blue and gold caps.
On April 1 the SDSU baseball team opened its home season with a doubleheader sweep of the Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers. The Jackrabbits won the first game by a score of 5-1 and were victorious 13-6 in the nightcap.
South Dakota State softball dropped three games to the defending champion North Dakota State Bison over the weekend in Fargo, N.D. after a series win against Omaha had them at .500 just one week ago.
The South Dakota State women’s rugby team had a big weekend as they sent six members and one alumni to join the Prairie States Select Side regional team and won a five-team sevens tournament in Sioux Falls with their remaining members.
The men and women’s track teams won a team title this weekend at the Jim Duncan Invite in Des Moines, Iowa. This was the first of two meets that the Jackrabbits will compete in at Drake Stadium this year.
South Dakota State sophomore Grant Smith of the Jackrabbits men’s golf team tied for 14th Monday at the 2015 Seahawk Intercollegiate tournament hosted by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Women’s golf junior Sydney MacDonald earned her first Summit League Golfer of the Week honor of the season and second of her career after helping the Jackrabbits to their second tournament title of the season.
The SDSU equestrian team finished off their spring schedule and competition for the year with a pair of losses at the United Equestrian Conference tournament in Fresno, Cal. to Fresno State and New Mexico State. The Jacks finished 2014-15 with a 6-9 record.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits started the outdoor season track schedule in two different places this weekend.
NFL scouts from the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings all turned up at SDSU’s Pro Day on March 25 to watch Jack Sherlock, Justin Syrovatka, Melvin Taveras and Zach Zenner show off their skills beside other South Dakota based prospects.
For her performance this past weekend, as well as during the season as a whole to this point, Devan Larsen is this week’s Collegian Sports' Athlete of the Week.
Jacks move up in Summit Leauge standings, prepare for home opener
Before the NCAA men’s basketball tournament this year, the major talk was Kentucky versus the field. This might seem like an insult to the other 67 teams in the field, given the upset nature of the tournament, but given their undefeated record and otherworldly talent level, the Wildcats made it a legitimate discussion.
Softball nears home opener
For the third consecutive year, South Dakota State captured the Summit League “Food Fight” title, collecting over 34,600 pounds of food and increasing its total from last year by over 9,000 pounds.
The South Dakota State University softball team swept the Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers in a double-header on Thursday afternoon in Mitchell, S.D. The Jackrabbits outscored the Tigers by a total of 25-4 in the twin bill that included a 14-2 victory in five innings followed by an 11-2 win in six innings.
The South Dakota State Men’s Basketball team’s season ended Friday after they fell to the Vanderbilt Commodores 92-77 in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tenn.
One of the many things about the NCAA men’s basketball tournament that draws people in is the advancement of an underdog, a Cinderella, if you will, as they defeat heavily favored opponents from power conferences. The excitement builds even more if they can advance to the second weekend, but this year’s Sweet Sixteen is, sadly, devoid of the traditional Cinderella story.
The South Dakota State University baseball team earned its first conference wins of their season as the Jacks went 2-1 in a conference series against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks.
The fastest growing sport in North America is also one of the oldest. Lacrosse descends from a stickball game played by Native American tribes as far back as the 14th century. European settlers modified the sport, establishing the basis for how lacrosse is played today.
The South Dakota State women’s basketball season came to a close on Friday afternoon in Corvallis, Ore. as they fell victim to the Oregon State Beavers, the No. 3 seed in the Spokane region of the 2015 Women’s NCAA National Championship Tournament, by a score of 74-62. SDSU entered the tournament as the No. 14 seed in the Spokane region and finished with a record of 24-9.