Minnesota Native Back on the Court for the Coyotes

Of the 12 games played since the new year, the Coyotes’ redshirt sophomore center Natalie Mazurek has had seven double-digit scoring games. During the span of 12 games, Mazurek brought her season average up to 7.9 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game.  With a blossom in scoring comes more playing time including her […]

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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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Coyotes Fall to Fifth in Summit League Rankings

The Coyotes women’s basketball team faced off against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks in Grand Forks on Feb. 1.  After the first quarter, the Coyotes held a 13-7 advantage. They then extended their lead 26-13 through the second quarter after redshirt sophomore Natalie Mazurek made her second of three 3-point buckets.  To end the first […]

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Senior Forward Tori DePerry’s Coyotes Connection Goes Deeper than Coach Karius

Growing up in a household of basketball players, senior forward on the South Dakota women’s basketball team Tori DePerry had a ball in her hands from a very young age.  “I was born into it. My family all played basketball, and my brother played in college,” DePerry said. “I picked up a ball, I think, […]

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Larkins Cashes 28 Points in Victory over Northern Iowa

After an almost two week hiatus from the Sanford Coyote Sports Center, the Coyotes made their way back to Vermillion after playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis and in the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.  The matchup featured the projected Missouri Valley Conference champions in the Northern Iowa Panthers who sat at 1-4 coming into […]

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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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Women’s Basketball Gets Revenge on Northern Colorado

In the third game of the season, the Coyotes women’s basketball team took on the Northern Colorado Bears, a rematch from last year that the Bears won 72-65. The match started with the Coyotes’ sophomore center Walker Demers hitting two free throws and making a layup to put the Coyotes up 4-0 with 7:22 left […]

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Women’s Basketball Transfers Show Out in Season Opener

The Coyotes women’s basketball team faced off against the Northern State University Wolves on Nov. 6 in their first game of the season. This is the first matchup between these two teams since 2007. The Coyotes defeated the Wolves 85-57 for the first win of the season The Wolves started senior guard Rianna Fillipi, sophomore […]

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Grace Larkins Chasing Coyote History Again

Grace Larkins, a junior guard on the women’s basketball team, is starting the season off with big headlines before she even steps on court. Larkins was selected as a preseason First Team All-Summit League as well as being placed on the watchlist for the Becky Hammon Player of the Year award, being only one of […]

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Women’s Basketball to Play in Big Sky-Summit Challenge

The South Dakota Coyotes women’s basketball team has revealed their nonconference schedule for the 2023-2024 season. The Coyotes will play 16 games out of conference before Summit League play begins in late December. The Coyotes will open the season with an exhibition game against Wayne State on Oct. 30 at home in the Sanford Coyote […]

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