“Never Forget the Names,” Students March for Missing Indigenous People

On Thursday, February 16, USD students, faculty and staff joined the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) and the Native American Cultural Center for a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Person march.  There are 132 missing people listed on South Dakota’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse. 71 of the persons listed are Native American or Alaskan Native.  Attendees […]

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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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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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Summit League’s 16 Annual Food Fight Challenge

The Summit League is partnering with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) for the 16 straight year to host the Summit League Food Fight Challenge. The Food Fight is a friendly donation competition between Universities in the Summit League that works to raise money for non-perishable food items. The Coyotes have set a goal of 10,000 […]

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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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ASIA, ISA Collaborate for Diwali Celebration

For many years, the Asian Students in America (ASIA) has hosted their annual Diwali celebration. This year, the group decided to work with the Indian Student Association (ISA) to bring this night to life.  Gitanjali Sattanathan, the president of the ISA, said their group and ASIA put a lot of time into the event.  “We […]

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Football Defeats North Dakota at Home

The South Dakota Coyotes football team overcame a rough start to defeat the North Dakota Fighting Hawks 14-10 Saturday afternoon at the DakotaDome. North Dakota junior wide receiver Red Wilson took the opening kickoff to the house for a 99-yard touchdown, putting the Fighting Hawks up 7-0 after just 13 seconds..  On the next North […]

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Forty-Two Years of High School Football Champions

The 2023 South Dakota High School Championships are back inside the DakotaDome for the 42nd year.  The championship games for each class have been held in the DakotaDome since 1981 when South Dakota first introduced playoffs in football to the state. The Championships started off with the All-Nations State B and A games on Nov. […]

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Soccer Falls to Omaha in Summit League Tournament

For the first time since 2021, the South Dakota soccer team found themselves in the Summit League tournament as the fifth seed taking on No. 4 Omaha hosted in Denver.  Earlier this season, the Coyotes traveled to Omaha to play the Mavericks where the game ended in a 0-0 draw.  In the early going of […]

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Virginia Man Arrested in Vermillion Last Week

On Oct. 18, the Vermillion police alongside the U.S. Marshal Service, the FBI, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Clay County Sheriff’s department took a suspect into custody. These law enforcement organizations were in the area to locate the suspect who had a warrant out for his […]

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