Coyote soccer defeats Omaha, ties with SDSU at home

The Coyotes are one point shy of breaking into the conference playoff threshold after a win against Omaha Thursday and a tie against South Dakota State Sunday. USD vs Omaha After a scoreless first half, USD roared back to secure four goals to defeat Omaha 4-2 on Thursday at First Bank & Trust Soccer Complex […]

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Coyotes fall to Jacks in championship, await selection committee decision

South Dakota’s women’s basketball team falls to South Dakota State in the Summit League Championship game 83-71. The Jackrabbits earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, and the Coyotes will have to wait for next Monday, March 18, when the selection committee announces the field of 64 teams and where the opening round games […]

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Coyote women defeat SDSU Jackrabbits 67-61, rise to no. 1 ranking in Summit League

On Thursday, January 25, the Coyote women’s basketball team traveled to Brookings to play South Dakota State University. The Coyotes defeated the Jackrabbits 67-61 to remain undefeated in the Summit League and defend their number one ranking over the no. 2  Jackrabbits. The Coyote women play at the University of Denver on January 27 at […]

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Photo gallery: Coyotes suffer close upset by rival SDSU

With back and forth plays, and scores fluctuating for three quarters, the Coyotes couldn’t keep up with the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits, and lost 31-28. Despite the loss, there were a few highlights for USD. The game honored the 17 seniors on the team before kick off. Senior quarterback Chris Streveler broke USD’s record for […]

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Extensive cooperation between USD officials required to make Saturday game possible

At 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, 10,000 people will turn their attention to the efforts of two football teams as they struggle for dominance for four quarters. If all goes as planned, the game will run smoothly, people will enjoy themselves and then they’ll go home. What many of these fans might not see are the […]

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USD, SDSU share comparable scholarly statistics

Rivalry grudges and bias aside, USD and SDSU are a lot alike. The two state schools share similar graduation rates, tuition costs and post-graduation salary, according to the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard website. In all three of these measures, both USD and SDSU fare slightly better than national averages. USD’s graduation rate is 52 […]

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Houses divided: Families reflect on USD, SDSU rivalry

Abraham Lincoln once said a house divided cannot stand, but two families in South Dakota aren’t letting one of the longest-standing sports rivalries in the state get between them. The Mortensons While a rivalry can be common between siblings, Jack and Quinn Mortenson, brothers from Pierre, S.D., entered a new rivalry altogether when they decided […]

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USD-SDSU rivalry evolves over the years

When Dean Norberg attended the University of South Dakota in the 1970s, his friends would celebrate the rivalry between USD and South Dakota State University much differently than students do today. “We could get by with more things,” Norberg said. “There’s a lot more restrictions now than there used to be.” Norberg attended USD from 1972-76 […]

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Despite “rivalry,” college romances blossom

University of South Dakota junior Brian Juran and South Dakota State University sophomore Shannon Duxbury have dealt with the USD-SDSU rivalry much more than most college students. Juran, a kinesiology major from Burke, S.D., and Duxbury, who is from Wessington, S.D., have been dating for a little more than four months. Their relationship started out in a […]

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