Coyotes hold fall scrimmage in prep for spring season

Despite there being no fall football season this year, the Coyotes held an inter-squad scrimmage this past Friday night in the DakotaDome for season ticket holders. Spectators were socially distanced during the game and required to wear masks at all times. The scrimmage concluded Bob Nielson’s, USD’s head football coach, fall practice schedule with 88 […]

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Coyote football planning for unique spring season

In late September, the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) announced an eight game spring conference season. USD opens the season at home against Western Illinois Feb. 19. The schedule comprises of four home and four away games. The Coyotes play back-to-back Friday night games at home before hitting the road for a Thursday night game […]

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USD linebacker selected as semi-finalist for Campbell Trophy

Jack Cochrane, a senior middle linebacker for USD, has succeeded in being a team captain for the Coyotes, selected as second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) and leading the MVFC in tackles in 2019. Now, Cochrane adds being selected as a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy. The trophy, awarded by the National Football […]

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Creating the 1328 experience

Two members of the South Dakota football team recently came together to create a podcast. Hosted by Caleb Vander Esch and Dakota Smith, 1328 is a creative outlet for them to discuss topics larger than sports. The first episode of the podcast, the California natives aired Sept. 5 and continue to release new episodes every […]

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How a zoom meeting turned into a campus wide March to create community awareness

After discussing the idea of an awareness march on Aug. 27 the newly formed Cultural Wellness Coalition hosted the Justice for Black Lives March on Sept. 2. The March began outside the DakotaDome and ended behind Old Main, where several group leaders spoke about racial issues. The CWC formed immediately following the murder of George […]

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A new atmosphere: Dome renovations have players and coaches excited for the future

A staple of USD and Vermillion since 1979, the DakotaDome went under construction in February of 2019, and phase one of the $26.3 million dollar project was completed this month. The first phase of the project includes a new locker room for the football team, new permanent seating on the west side of the Dome, […]

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From fall to spring the football team remains honed in

During a summer of confusion and uncertainty, the Coyote football team always had one concrete item on their agenda: practice. After moving back onto campus in early June the football team began focusing on their 2020 campaign in hopes of making it to the playoffs. After a full summer of social distancing in and out […]

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Freshman QB gets an early start with the team

Graduating early from high school was important for USD freshman quarterback Carson Camp. He graduated this fall from Normal Community West High School near Bloomington, Illinois so he could start at USD this spring. Camp said he hoped by getting to USD this spring and working with his teammates over the spring and summer, he […]

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