USD-SDSU rivalry evolves over the years

When Dean Norberg attended the University of South Dakota in the 1970s, his friends would celebrate the rivalry between USD and South Dakota State University much differently than students do today. “We could get by with more things,” Norberg said. “There’s a lot more restrictions now than there used to be.” Norberg attended USD from 1972-76 […]

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Coyote football aims for one more shot to glory in rivalry game

South Dakota will end its season against its biggest rival, South Dakota State, Saturday, and while the Coyotes are sitting 2-9 (0-7 Missouri Valley) on the season, the team isn’t short of motivation. Junior linebacker Keyen Lage said his team, because of who they’re playing, will play with a lot of pride. “It just brings out the best […]

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Despite “rivalry,” college romances blossom

University of South Dakota junior Brian Juran and South Dakota State University sophomore Shannon Duxbury have dealt with the USD-SDSU rivalry much more than most college students. Juran, a kinesiology major from Burke, S.D., and Duxbury, who is from Wessington, S.D., have been dating for a little more than four months. Their relationship started out in a […]

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Athlete Spotlight: cross-country runner Katie Wetzstein

Junior Katie Wetzstein placed third at the Summit League Championship to help the University of South Dakota women’s cross-country team capture its first conference title. Her younger sister, Erin, is a first-year runner for the Coyotes. Alanna Schmeichel: Why did you come to South Dakota? Katie Wetzstein: I came from Hudson, Wisc., but USD was a […]

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Poverty affects one third of Vermillion residents

The University of South Dakota is getting involved in an initiative to assess why Vermillion’s poverty rate is not being addressed as much as it should. Kelsey Collier-Wise, executive director for United Way of Vermillion, said Clay County has a poverty rate of 24 percent, with Vermillion’s poverty rate reaching nearly 33 percent in 2010. To […]

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