Hard work, leadership drives former walk-on

When Tasos Kamateros decided to leave his home country of Greece to walk-on for the USD men’s basketball team, he knew he would have to work to earn his spot, so he put in the work. “He (USD assistant coach Gameli Ahelegbe) basically made me realize that when I come here, I have to work […]

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“The Nosebleeds” are buzzing even without sports this semester

Saturday afternoons — once dominated by tailgates, endless finger-foods and football parties, USD students are now finding new ways to keep sports alive on Saturdays. For some students like freshmen Tavin Carncross and Brock Weidner, this absence of college sports has left them lost and longing for years past. With this in mind, Carncross and […]

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‘It is okay, not to be okay’: USD helps student-athletes combat stress and anxiety

Student-athletes at USD have faced many unforseen changes this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the USD’s athletic department is trying to help athletes handle the stress and anxiety that can come along with these changes. Jenna Uher, an athletic trainer for the Coyotes, said this year the trainers have focused on […]

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Student referees keep intramurals safe and fun

Intramural sports on campus would not be possible without student referees. Student referees are hired through the wellness center and cover a wide variety of sports. Each week, student referees take quizzes about the sports they will referee next to stay informed and accurate. Rylan Craig, a sophomore majoring in vocal performance and sports media […]

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New FAR appointed amid pandemic

Tucked away in Noteboom Hall, room 317, Jessica Messersmith — the newly appointed Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) — is deciding what the best course of action is to help all student-athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal year, Messersmith’s job would include keeping student-athletes on track while they balance their academics and athletics. She […]

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International athletes find a home inside the Dome

USD is home to more than 400 student athletes. Twenty-seven of those athletes’ hometowns are not in the United States but rather from countries all around the world. Indy Ampaw, a sophomore for the Coyotes’ women’s tennis team, originally from London, United Kingdom, and Elbert Chuang, a senior on USD’s men’s swimming and diving team […]

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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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Husker Football Transfer Arrives at USD

Junior wide receiver, Jaevon McQuitty, transferred from the University of Nebraska to USD over the summer after 3 years with the Huskers.  McQuitty, originally from Columbia, Missouri, was nationally ranked in the top 50 players for his position coming out of high school, making him one of the highest-ranked players to ever come to Vermillion. […]

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Wellness Center cancels intramural sports, events due to coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of people around the world. It has caused people to be more socially aware of their potential exposure to the virus and their ability to practice cleanliness. Gyms across the nation have also been affected by the pandemic. According to Real Simple Health, gym equipment has more germs […]

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