Athletics Organizes Block Party to Kickoff New Season 

To kick off the 2023-2024 season, South Dakota athletics organized their fourth annual Coyote Block Party on Friday, Sept. 8. The free event was held on the tennis courts and contained food, music and games. The Coyote Block Party started with a big rummage sale organized by the South Dakota athletic department. Prices varied from […]

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USD asks students to move to remote learning

In an email sent to USD staff and faculty, the university is following CDC recommendations and asking students who feel comfortable with remote learning to quarantine and learn remotely for the remainder of the semester. A similar email was sent to students. The email said that they feel confident that the classrooms are safe for […]

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Inside the athletics equipment room

Inside the DakotaDome and the Sanford Coyote Sports Center, Equipment Managers Alexa McMillen and Nick Roth ensure every student-athlete has all the gear necessary to succeed.  McMillen began working with the Coyotes as a softball GA six years ago after concluding her USD softball career. When the athletic department maid the switch to become an […]

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Athletic marketing reaches fans through social media

While students wait for sports games to begin in late November, the Athletic Marketing department has taken to social media to keep morale high and fans engaged. Jarren Duffy, director of athletic marketing and promotions, said before the pandemic, his job involved getting the word out to students about sporting events, creating promotions and giveaways for […]

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Coyote Crazies keeps the spirit during the ​pandemic

COVID-19 has changed the way many groups function on campus and the Coyote Crazies are no exception. Although they can’t attend sport events this season, they are finding different ways to keep the spirit alive.  Even with sports being cancelled and social distancing obstacles, the Crazies are trying to build the college experience for students and keep their connection.  Marcus Destin, […]

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Marketing and Sports Information staying connected from home

With no games to market and few developing stories in Coyote athletics, USD’s marketing and sport information departments are finding new ways to promote to fans. Both marketing and sports information have been working from home and in order to keep up communication with their coworkers, have held many zoom meetings and phones calls, Jarren […]

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Coyote athletes find new ways to stay active

Sports and activities have been canceled or postponed for the rest of the spring due to the COVID-19 outbreak across the country. For many Coyote athletes, the spring is a season for competition or off-season training. After classes were set to be online for the remainder of the semester, all South Dakota athletic facilities are […]

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USD’s athletic department still evaluating effects of COVID-19

Putting the entire sports world on hold is affecting more than just the athletes on the court. Athletic Department’s around the country are adjusting to their lives at home and are trying to evaluate and plan for the future. USD Athletic Director David Herbster and the rest of USD’s athletic department staff are transitioning to […]

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Sports writers: Storytelling isn’t canceled

No one suspected much of anything on the morning of March 11. There were growing concerns over the COVID-19 virus becoming more prevalent, but very few people suspected what would transpire over the next 48 hours. What started as a “no fans allowed at sporting events” proposal, turned into a “no sporting events, period” rule […]

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