The town of Wagner, South Dakota is about the size of 2,000 people, home to the Red Raiders. One of the biggest wrestling towns known to South Dakota, it is the home to notable wrestlers like Travis Slaba and Brad Lhotak.
The South Dakota State women’s basketball team sits at 17-4 this season and at 7-1 in Summit League play.
Jackrabbit Wrestling wins ninth straight dual
Daum ties point record, helps Jack beat Coyotes
The South Dakota State track and field team hosted the Jim Emmerich and Alumni Invitational Saturday, Jan. 23.
Kobe Bryant was the top vote receiver for the NBA All-Star game this season. Quite frankly, it’s just a bad joke.
We [The SDSU Student Managers] had been working on getting this game together for a while. This past weekend, we were finally able to get it done. The South Dakota State men’s basketball managers took on the South Dakota men’s basketball managers in a friendly game at the DakotaDome this past Friday night.
Redshirt freshman Mike Daum scored 23 points to lead South Dakota State University past rival University of South Dakota 79-75 Saturday night as Jackrabbit Coach Scott Nagy won the 400th game of his career.
The cold snap running through Brookings hit the swim and dive team a little harder than most, but that’s to be expected when they spent the last week of winter break in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Watson sets yardage record in Clemson’s first loss of season
After reaching The Summit League finals last year, the South Dakota State men’s and women’s tennis teams were picked to finish third, according to a poll conducted by the Summit League’s coaches Wednesday.
Usually, The Collegian Sports Athlete of the Week is a space reserved where we honor the recent performance of a jackrabbit athlete in competition. But this week, we honor junior safety Nick Mears of the football team, who was named to the 2015 Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team Jan. 8.
Jacks find solid footing despite injured starters
Jacks become a force to be reckon with in league
For his key part in the Jacks 6-1 start and his play that garnered him tournament MVP at the Mayan Division of the Cancun Challenge, senior guard Deondre Parks is this week’s Collegian Sports’ Athlete of the Week. Parks is leading the Jacks in scoring this year, at 16.0 points per game, while also adding 4.2 rebounds per game. Shooting 40.2 percent from the field and 32.4 percent form three on the season, Parks is also second on the team in minutes per game this season at 32.3. Though the Jacks saw their season winning streak ended at UMKC last week, helped by Parks strong play they shot out the gate at 6-0, which matched their best start in Division I form 2010-11. Finally home from a five-game road trip, the Jacks return to Frost Arena Wednesday night for a game against Division II opponent Wayne State College before traveling to face Minnesota next Tuesday.
We all knew this was coming. Kobe Bryant has been on the decline and battling serious injuries for a couple of years now, but he’s finally decided to call it quits. Bryant announced his retirement in an essay/free verse poem published on the Players Tribune entitled “Dear Basketball”.
Hopefully everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving break. It was arguably one of the best breaks I have ever had. I ate way too much, I got to see the Packers lose to the Bears on Thanksgiving night (and almost see my brother-in-law cry), the cheating Patriots finally lost and my Vikings regained control of the NFC North with a win over the Falcons. If your break wasn’t as good as mine, hopefully your fantasy week was. There is one game left in most leagues’ regular seasons, playoffs are looming and my teams are ugly.
Football falls in first round of playoffs
Frost Arena has a reputation of filling up for big-time opponents in women’s basketball, and the No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish found that to be true as they defeated the South Dakota State Women’s basketball team 75-64 in Brookings on Saturday.
SDSU’s men open season with 2-0 record for the first time since 2010
The South Dakota State soccer team saw their season come to a close last Friday in Minneapolis, Minn. as they fell to the Minnesota Golden Gophers 5-0 in the first round of the NCAA College Cup Tournament.
Keeping in line with how I started last week; down go the Bengals. We are down to two undefeated teams, the Patriots and the Panthers. Of those two teams, I think the Patriots have the better chance to stay undefeated. There continues to be talk of Cam Newton being a MVP candidate, but in my opinion he is still too shaky, and considering he is a “runner”, he could get knocked out of a game very easily.
South Dakota State University star guard, Deondre Parks, is working on his leadership as a senior and as the Jackrabbits have their sights set on making the NCAA Tournament.
For her first career double-double that led the South Dakota State women’s basketball team to a season-opening win over Marist College, junior guard Kerri Young is this week’s Collegian Sports’ Athlete of the Week.
Down go the Broncos, and with that we only have three undefeated teams left in the NFL. If you are fortunate enough to still be undefeated in your fantasy league, my hat is off to you. Fantasy football wins and losses can be very similar to that of an actual NFL team. If one guy has an off week, it can throw the whole team off. On the other hand, if one player has a monster of a game, he can carry his team to victory. When it comes to fantasy, and actual football, the key to winning is consistency.
Track and field. Football. Wrestling. Baseball. Volleyball. Golf. Basketball. The list goes on. South Dakota State offers a wide variety sports. These sports amass various audiences and fans that crowd in fields, courts, tracks and even golf courses. However, one sport is held in a completely different setting.
One sport that may be forgotten when thrown in the mix with Division I football, basketball and other sports is college rodeo.
The SDSU men’s basketball team starts the 2015-2016 season on Friday when they take on Chadron State at 8:30 p.m. in Frost Arena.
The Jacks cross country team finished the championship race on Halloween by both squads placing second in their respective meets. This isn’t what the team expected.
Coughlin-Alumni Stadium is named after a man that graduated from South Dakota State University in 1909 as an engineer.
Christion leads SDSU to upset No. 2 Illinois State, hands Red Birds first MVFC loss
Young athletes look to make their mark this season
The South Dakota State University football team has come to the end of an era.
Coughlin-Alumni Stadium’s beginning holds a rich history. The stadium has served as the home of the South Dakota State University football team for the past 54 seasons.
The SDSU volleyball team heads into their final two matches of the season with an overall record of 4-26 and 3-11 in the Summit League.
In a realm of such a unique sport, the equestrian team has the same aspects as that of any collegiate sport. This includes multiple physical and riding practices a week and hard-earned appearances at competitions. However, the team also has elements that are not found in other sports.
SDSU women’s basketball looks to return to NCAA tournament despite losing key contributors
Team will travel to Minnesota for first round of NCAA tournament on Friday
Female student-athletes to receive long awaited SDSU varsity letters
For her performance against Northern Iowa that saw her set a school record, South Dakota State Women’s Diver Olivia Olesiak is this week’s Collegian Sports Athlete of the Week.
Opportunity. It’s such a fleeting thing. One minute, you feel like you have a multitude of options and all the time in the world; the next, you can be left wondering what happened as your opponent celebrates.