USD Athletic Director & Vermillion Mayor Push Attendance Goals

In a bold move to drive up attendance at sporting events, USD Athletic Director Jon Schemmel has introduced a new incentive to increase student attendance at games. At each basketball game, Schemmel will personally offer a cash reward when specific attendance goals are achieved. The incentive began with the goal of seeing 200 students in […]

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South Dakota Men’s Basketball Continues to Slide

The Coyote men’s basketball team took on North Dakota on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center, along with  South Dakota State on Sunday, Feb. 4 in Brookings, South Dakota.  The first match-up for USD began with tip-off at 7 p.m. The Fighting Hawks scored the first baskets of the night with a […]

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The Brotherly Connection on the Court

Just like in high school, USD’s junior guard Paul Bruns and freshman guard Issac Bruns are playing for the same team. Before the duo arrived at USD, the Summit League already knew the Bruns family name: Paul originally played for the North Dakota Fighting Hawks out of Grand Forks, N.D. during his freshman year of […]

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Men’s and Women’s Basketball Upcoming Games Preview

Before the next issue of The Volante comes out, the South Dakota men’s and women’s basketball teams will be hosting four home games inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center (SCSC). Men’s Basketball The men’s team currently has a record of 3-2 on the season after their previous matchup against Purdue Fort Wayne where the Coyotes […]

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Men’s Basketball Victorious in First Game of the Season

The Coyotes men’s basketball team opened up their 2023-24 season with a match against the NAIA team in the Mount Marty Lancers.  This game followed the women’s match against Northern State. South Dakota’s senior forward Lahat Thioune opened the season with a two point jumper to make the score 2-0 with 19:40 in the first […]

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Younger Men’s Basketball Hopeful for Upcoming Season

The Men’s basketball team finished the 2022-2023 season with a record of 12-19 and 7-11 in conference play as they finished sixth in the Summit League. Sophomore guard Max Burchill said he personally thought the season overall went very well.   The Coyotes ended the season with two Honorable Mention All-Summit League Players, junior forward Tasos […]

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Men’s Basketball Fall in Quarterfinals Against ‘Baby Bison’

The men’s basketball team fell to North Dakota State 70-68 in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament.  The Bison opened the game with a shot in the paint from sophomore forward Andrew Morgan.  Six minutes through the first half, Coyotes sophomore guard Max Burchill hit a 3-pointer to put USD up by two. Senior […]

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Oral Roberts Secures Top Spot in Summit League Tournament 

With South Dakota defeating Kansas City in the final game of the Summit League regular season, the teams will be focusing on the Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls.  This year, the tournament will look a little different as all 10 teams in the conference will be traveling to Sioux Falls. Unlike last year, the […]

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Coyotes Close the Season with a Win

The Coyotes men’s basketball team fell to ORU on Thursday, 70-82. They bounced back on Saturday snapping their five-game losing streak with a 82-48 win over Kansas City On Thursday, the Coyotes played the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, who are undefeated in conference play. Oral Roberts came in with their regular starting lineup of seniors […]

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Kruz Perrott-Hunt Reaches 1,000 Points in Loss

On Thursday night the Coyotes hosted the North Dakota State Bison on “Star Wars” night in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. USD lost the previous five meetings against the Bison including an overtime loss in last year’s “Star Wars” game. After a combined five missed shots and two turnovers, the game saw its first point […]

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