Summit League Championships on the Horizon

Swimming & Diving The Swimming & Diving Summit League Championships are set to take place on February 21-24 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. At the start of the season, the Denver Pioneers were selected to finish first in both the men’s and women’s competitions for the Preseason Poll. Where Coyotes were […]

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Diving Earns League Honors Before His First Meet

Freshman diver Charlie Matthews captured the attention of the Summit League the second he stepped on campus as he was selected the preseason “Diver to Watch” for South Dakota. With the preseason honor, Matthews was the only athlete under a junior classification for the Coyotes to be selected.  Matthews has five individual wins on the […]

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Volleyball Falls in Summit League Tournament

After clinching a share of the Summit League Regular Season title, the South Dakota Coyotes went into the tournament as the No. 4 seed as the three teams ahead of them (No. 1 Kansas City, No. 2 Omaha Mavericks and No. 3 Denver Pioneers) all had a tiebreaker over the Coyotes.  They finished the regular […]

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Fall Sports Season is Wrapping Up

The South Dakota football and volleyball teams only have a few games left on their schedule before their respective playoffs or tournaments arrive.  South Dakota Football: 7-2 overall and 5-1 Missouri Valley Football Conference record The football team currently sits tied for second in the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) only behind in-state rival SDSU. […]

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Four Track and Field Athletes to Compete at NCAA

On Feb. 25-26, the men’s and women’s track and field teams cemented their first Summit League Championship win since joining the conference.  This was the second straight women’s win and the first for the men since 2015. Both teams haven’t won the conference tournament since 2011 when they were previously in the Great West Conference.  […]

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Women’s Basketball Loses in Quarterfinals, First Time in Six Years

The women’s basketball team fell 92-69 to Oral Roberts in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament on Sunday. This is the first time the Coyotes have lost in the quarterfinals since 2017, former head coach Dawn Plitzuweit’s first year with the program. The 2017 loss was also the last time current head coach Kayla […]

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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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Swim and Dive Break 17 School Records in Minneapolis

The USD women and men swim & dive teams finished second and third, respectively, at the Summit League Championships in Minneapolis Feb. 22-25. The Coyote women scored 695.5 points which was only behind the University of Denver’s 1,047 points, while the men put up 546 which was behind Lindenwood University’s 798.5 and Denver’s 902. The […]

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Jackrabbits Top Seed in Tournament after Perfect Conference Record

This year the Summit League Tournament has expanded to all 10 teams. There will be two play-in games on Friday as the bottom four teams will compete for the last two spots in the quarterfinals. The Women’s play-in games will kick off the tournament in Sioux Falls on Friday with games at 12:30 p.m. and […]

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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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