South Dakota Men’s Basketball Continues to Slide

The Coyote men’s basketball team took on North Dakota on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center, along with  South Dakota State on Sunday, Feb. 4 in Brookings, South Dakota.  The first match-up for USD began with tip-off at 7 p.m. The Fighting Hawks scored the first baskets of the night with a […]

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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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Golf Team Opens Season in Sunshine State

The Coyote men’s and women’s golf teams are getting ready to start the spring season. The men’s team has six competitions in the spring season and have been projected to finish seventh in the Summit League standings led by fifth-year Max Schmidtke: an All Summit Preseason Watch List player. The season will kick off in […]

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Pole Vaulters Vault into the National Rankings

The Coyotes track and field team is currently in the middle of their indoor season, yet some players have begun gaining major recognition. The Coyotes have taken three of the last four “Player of the Week” awards in field events for both the men’s and women’s track as well as field teams. Fifth-year senior Marshall […]

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Softball Teams Prepare for the 2024 Spring Season

The softball team is getting ready to kick off their 2024 spring season. With a team of 20 girls, exactly half the roster is new, as the team took on five transfer players along with five new freshmen. Another new face to the program is assistant coach Shannon Privovar. Coming from The University of Sioux […]

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New Athletic Director Announced for USD Athletics

USD has finished their months long search for a new athletic director. On December 20, it was announced that Jon Schemmel would serve as USD’s 14th Athletic Director (AD). Schemmel previously worked for USD as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development from 2012-2017. Before returning to Vermillion, Schemmel worked in Madison as the President, […]

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Coyote Named Player to Watch in Women’s Tennis

USD tennis player Bea Havlickova has been listed as a Summit League Player to Watch for the Spring 2024 season. Havlickova believes that this distinction is not only a result of last year’s season but also a result of the hard work she put in throughout the offseason. “It means a lot because when I […]

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The Brotherly Connection on the Court

Just like in high school, USD’s junior guard Paul Bruns and freshman guard Issac Bruns are playing for the same team. Before the duo arrived at USD, the Summit League already knew the Bruns family name: Paul originally played for the North Dakota Fighting Hawks out of Grand Forks, N.D. during his freshman year of […]

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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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Coyotes Sting Hornets in Second Round of Playoffs

The No. 3 South Dakota Coyotes football team faced off against the Sacramento State Hornets on Saturday in the second round of the FCS Playoffs.  On the first three drives of the game, neither team was able to get the offense going as they combined for three punts in the first three drives.  On the […]

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