Cowgirls Defeat Coyotes in WNIT Super 16

   The South Dakota Coyotes women’s basketball team finished its regular season March 2 in a 65-54 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks. They were in the postseason until Mar. 29.    Earlier this season, South Dakota competed in the Summit League tournament where South Dakota State beat the Coyotes 76-63 in the semifinals. […]

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Five Coyotes Honored During Coyote Senior Nights

The men’s basketball team faced off against North Dakota State for their last home game of the season on Feb. 29. The team’s only senior, Lahat Thioune, was recognized before the start of the game.  Thioune led the Coyotes with a career high of 31 points. He also had 11 rebounds, marking this his 12 […]

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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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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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Dakota Days Kicked Off in SCSC Monday

The Coyotes started Dakota Days off on Monday night with the Coyote Tip-Off, the first of many events over the week. “This is just the beginning,” Multicultural Affairs Coordinator Marcus Destin said. The night started off with Coyote Crazies President Damani Hayes and Destin introducing the students to all the candidates for the royal court. […]

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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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Women’s Basketball Bringing the Hammer Next Season

The Coyotes Women’s Basketball team finished the 2022-2023 season with an overall record of 14-16 and 10-8 in conference play finishing fourth in the Summit League. This was the first season under new coach Kayla Karius after former head coach Dawn Plitzuweit left for West Virginia. Sophomore guard Grace Larkins said that the team has […]

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