South Dakota Athletics Busy During National Signing Day

The Coyotes announced the signing of 46 athletes across multiple USD athletic teams on National Signing Day last week. The men’s basketball team signed three players for their 2023 recruiting class: Isaac Bruns, Jake Brack and Shey Eberwein. Bruns is a 6’4” guard from North Sioux City and plays basketball at Dakota Valley highschool where […]

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Plitzuweit Makes Return 615 Days After Injury

The Coyotes had their first home game of the season against Lipscomb last Wednesday. The Coyotes dropped their first game of the season on the road in Wisconsin when they lost to the Badgers 85-59. The Coyotes defeated the Bison of Lipscomb, 85-77, to get their first win of the season. The Bison went into […]

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Men’s Basketball Motto Representing Their Season

The men’s basketball team went through a coaching transition this off-season after USD parted ways with Todd Lee and hired Eric Peterson to be the new head coach of the Coyotes.  Peterson was an assistant coach for South Dakota from 2014 to 2018 before leaving for Utah State for three seasons. He then spent last […]

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Men’s Basketball back in SCSC

The Coyotes opened up their 2022-23 season with an exhibition game against Division-3 school Simpson College. This game did not count towards either team’s overall record.  In the game, the Coyotes defeated the Storm 101-55.  South Dakota’s starting lineup consisted of senior guard Mason Archambault, junior guard Kruz Perrott-Hunt, junior forward Tasos Kamateros and sophomore […]

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Plitzuweit Gives Up Street Clothes for Jersey

A men’s basketball player is ready to trade in his street clothes for a red and white jersey as he makes his comeback after a season away from the court. Vermillion native A.J. Plitzuweit has been on the Coyote roster for three seasons but has only played one. During the 2019-20 season, Plitzuweit was redshirted, […]

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Four Coyotes land on Preseason All-Summit

On Oct. 11 the Summit League released the basketball preseason standings along with the players included in the first and second teams. This was voted on by the league’s coaches, sports information directors and select media members.  For Coyote men’s basketball, redshirt sophomore guard A.J. Plitzuweit, senior guard Mason Archambault and junior guard Kruz Perrott-Hunt […]

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New additions are made to the Coyote basketball teams

On April 12, the men’s basketball team announced that Brandon Ubel would be joining Eric Peterson’s coaching staff next season. Ubel hails from Overland Park, Kansas and has spent much of his life on the basketball court. He played collegiate basketball at Nebraska and then continued post-college playing professionally overseas in Belgium and France. During […]

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Former Dakota Valley star is coming home

After a strong high school career at Dakota Valley High School in North Sioux City, the 2021-22 Summit League Freshman of the Year, Paul Bruns is coming back to South Dakota.  “I looked at a lot of different schools and USD stood out to me the most,” Bruns said. “The coaches, the culture they have […]

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Coyotes hire former assistant coach Eric Peterson as new head coach

Men’s basketball head coach Eric Peterson was recently hired from the University of Utah. Peterson was the assistant coach at USD from 2014-2018, the assistant coach at Utah State from 2018-2021 and then was the assistant coach at Utah from 2021-2022.  During his time at USD, Peterson said he wants to work on being in […]

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Transfer portal, extra year changing landscape of college basketball

The NCAA transfer portal made players eligible to transfer with immediate eligibility in recent years and an extra year of eligibility granted to players due to COVID-19 has given players a chance at improving their standing in the college sports world.  New South Dakota Coyote men’s basketball coach Eric Peterson is all too familiar with […]

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