MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19:
FCS PLAYOFFS…For the first time in program history, the South Dakota State University football team will host a postseason game.
The Jackrabbits, runner-up of the Missouri Valley Football Conference, will host Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Illinois in first-round action of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 24. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.
SDSU enters the matchup with an 8-3 overall record. Eastern Illinois is 7-4 overall. Head coach John Stiegelmeier says they’re pulling together information on Eastern. 97625 :34 “that somewhat interesting”.
Stiegelmeier says the Jacks’ won’t spend much time reviewing Saturday’s win over South Dakota. 97626 :36 “narrow things down”.
The winner of Saturday’s game will travel to top-seeded North Dakota State on Dec. 1 – Stiegelmeier says it’s unique to face a team you played a couple of weeks prior. 97627 :08 “focus on that”.
The Jackrabbits are making their second FCS playoff appearance in the last four years. SDSU fell at top-seeded Montana in 2009 in opening-round action.
Season ticket holders have until 5 p.m. Monday to claim their tickets. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Per NCAA policy, all fans attending a postseason game must purchase a ticket. Student and youth tickets are $10, with adult tickets $25.
SDSU FB…South Dakota State scored three first-quarter touchdowns as the 21st-ranked Jackrabbits took a 31-8 victory before a crowd of 15,278 Saturday afternoon at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.
SDSU scored on its opening drive in the inaugural South Dakota Showdown Series game, converting twice on third down before quarterback Austin Sumner connected with Aaron Rollin on a 7-yard touchdown pass less than five minutes into the game. The opening drive covered 75 yards on 10 plays.
The Jacks also scored on a 43-yard fumble return by Chris Tracy, and a one-yard run by Cam Jones.
Coyotes head coach Joe Glenn says the start was the story of their season. 97628 :40 “but never broke”.
SDSU head coach John Stiegelmeier says the start was huge. 97629 :23 “the whole game”.
Zach Zenner finished the game with 164 yards on 28 carries. Austin Sumner completed 20-of-30 passes for 272 yards. Tyrel Kool led Jackrabbit receivers with seven catches for a season-high 112 yards.
Tracy says the Jacks weren’t going to come out flat. 97630 :22 “out real hot”.
Redshirt freshman cornerback Je Ryan Butler led the Jackrabbit defense with eight tackles, including two for loss. He also intercepted a pass late in the game and added a pass breakup. Ross Shafrathadded seven tackles.
COLLEGE FB SCORES…Sam Ojuri and John Crockett each rushed for more than 100 yards and a touchdown, Marcus Williams returned a kickoff a career-long 98 yards for a score, and North Dakota State won the Missouri Valley Conference title Saturday, beating Illinois State 38-20.
Running back David Johnson ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Northern Iowa defeated Missouri State 38-13.
Kory Faulkner threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score as Southern Illinois defeated Western Illinois 35-0.
Kurt Hess completed 20 of 28 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns, and Jermaine Cook ran for 124 yards and score as Youngstown State pulled away late to beat Indiana State 27-6.
Tromaine Dennis ran for 222 yards and two touchdowns and Northern Colorado held on to beat North Dakota 28-27.
Missouri Western 57, Minnesota-Duluth 55 (3OT)
Marian College 42, Northwestern, IA 32
Morningside 40, Montana Tech 35
SDSU MBB…Taevaunn Prince scored 13 points, and six of his South Dakota State teammates scored in double figures as the Jackrabbits beat up the University of the District of Columbia 96-48 Sunday.
Jordan Dykstra, Marcus Heemstra, Zach Horstman, Chad White and Nate Wolters all had 12 points for South Dakota State (3-2), and Tony Flegen chipped in 10 with a team-high nine rebounds. Wolters also had six assists and two steals, while Prince and Heemstra each grabbed seven rebounds.
Quasim Jones led the District of Columbia with 13 points.
South Dakota State got a three-point basket from Chad White with two seconds left Saturday against Marshall to win 78-77 – Braden Carlson had a career-high 23 points to lead the Jacks. Note Wolters scored 25 points and ten boards, but Hofstra scored a late three to beat SDSU Friday 66-63.
WOMEN’S BB…Ashley Eide scored a season-high 26 points, leading South Dakota State to a 60-55 upset victory over 15th-ranked Nebraska Sunday.
The Jackrabbits, who defeated their highest-ranked opponent in the Division I era, evened their record at 2-2. Nebraska, playing its first road game of the season, dropped to 3-1.
Guard Gabby Boever says she expected tough defense. 97631 :15 “better in here”.
Eide was the lone Jackrabbit in double figures, tallying her 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting from the field and a 5-of-6 effort at the line. Katie Lingle contributed nine points and eight rebounds. Dietel matched a career high with 10 rebounds as the Jackrabbits held a 38-27 advantage on the boards.
Head coach Aaron Johnston says the Huskers forced SDSU to change its offense. 97632 :16 “spot for them”.
Lindsey Moore led Nebraska with 21 points, while Hooper tallied 15 points and a team-high seven rebounds.
STATE VB…Saturday scores from the state high school volleyball tournaments:
Seventh Place Mitchell def. Huron, 18-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-23
Fifth Place Aberdeen Central def. Sioux Falls O'Gorman, 25-22, 25-21, 25-21
Third Place Rapid City Stevens def. Watertown, 25-21, 27-25, 27-25
Championship Sioux Falls Roosevelt def. Sioux Falls Washington, 25-21, 25-20, 25-16
Seventh Place Mobridge-Pollock def. Pine Ridge, 25-15, 19-25, 25-22, 25-17
Fifth Place Wagner def. Aberdeen Roncalli, 24-26, 25-18, 30-28, 19-25, 15-11
Third Place Sioux Valley def. Belle Fourche, 25-18, 25-17, 25-23
SV: Haley Hillestad 16kills, 4blks…Kaylee VanderWal 30assts, 10digs…Johanna Fuhr 12digs
Championship Sioux Falls Christian def. Dakota Valley, 25-22, 25-16, 25-15
Seventh Place Timber Lake def. Lyman, 18-25, 25-13, 25-18, 25-20
Fifth Place Andes Central def. Herreid/Selby Area, 25-15, 25-21, 25-18
Third Place Parker def. James Valley Christian, 25-20, 25-20, 25-19
Championship Warner def. Arlington, 25-16, 25-13, 25-14
ARL: Samantha Boeck 9kills, 6digs…Brett Heuer 17assts…Jadyn Christiansen 8digs
ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMS…The All-Tournament teams announced at the close of the state high school volleyball tournaments:
CLASS AA: Maggie DeJong, Ashley Beaner, Erinn Temple, Sioux Falls Roosevelt; Hannah Niemann, Emma Hanson, Ellie Benson, Sioux Falls Washington; Anna Sykora, Skylar Larson, Rapid City Stevens; Hannah Whitlock, Watertown; Lauren McCafferty, Aberdeen Central; Taylin Alm, Mitchell; Katelynn Allerdings, Huron
CLASS A: Fehrin Ward,, Belle Fourche; Kaylee VanderWal, Haley Hillestad, Sioux Valley; Jessa Doom, Wagner; Abby Dockter, Aberdeen Roncalli; Kady Pinney, Mobridge-Pollock; Kiara VanderPol, Kristen Stern, Hayley McCarron, Sioux Falls Christian; Shyler Funk, Jayde Bergmann, Dakota Valley.
CLASS B: Ashley Rozell, Carly Rozell, Rachel Rogers, Warner; Samantha Boeck, Brett Heuer, Brooke Hennrich, Arlington; Kellie Winkler, Krista Winkler, Andes Central; Shauni Schwartz, Herreid/Selby Area; Tara Nihart, James Valley Christian; Amber Dysthe, Allison Sanner, Parker.
SUMMIT VB…Second-seeded Fort Wayne swept top-seeded IUPUI, 25-15, 25-12, 25-20, to win The Summit League Volleyball Championship. The Mastodons claimed their second league title in program history.
Emily Spencer led the Mastodon attack with a match-high 15 kills, while essie Manwaring added 11. Running the Fort Wayne Megan Steenhuysen collecting 40 assists.
Tessa McGill had a match-high 20 digs. Hailie Ripley tallied six blocks and Spencer chipped in five.
IUPUI was led Kaitlyn Hickey with eight kills and 13 digs and Beth Howard with 14 digs.
SDSU EQUESTRIAN…South Dakota State’s equestrian team beat No. 9 New Mexico State 10-5 Sunday.
Santana Wright boosted her record to 2-5 fences this season and capturing MOP honors in the process, scoring an 84. Jordan Goodall posted her first win over fences on the season, carding a 77.
Lauren Kerr won again on the flat to improve her record to an impressive 6-1 on the season. Megan Shiffman and Megan Violand also won points for the Jacks on the flat.
The Jackrabbits picked up a pair of points in horsemanship from Shelby Webb and Danielle Baker. Webb improves to 3-1 after the win and Baker gets over the .500 mark with a 4-3 record in horsemanship.
Freshman Raivenne Scott evened her season record at 3-3 with a reining win, and picked up her first-ever MOP honor with a score of 73 on Ruby.
The Jacks also got reining wins from Jessie Miller, who ends the fall season with a 4-2 record, and Laura Dunlavy, won posted a mark of 6-1 in the fall.
The South Dakota State equestrian team rode to an 8-8 tie with No. 3 Georgia on Saturday but the Jackrabbits won the tiebreaker by a tight 1,201-1,198 margin to secure the win.
Santana Wright led the way for the Jacks over the two day show, which started with hunt seat events on Friday. The senior scored points in both fences and flat, where she earned MVP honors for the third time this season. Overall, Wright improves to 3-4 on the flat and to 1-5 over fences.
Megan Schiffman and Lauren Kerr also picked up points on the flat, where Kerr boosted her record to 5-1 and Shiffman to 1-5.
The Jackrabbit reiners continued to ride well, namely Laura Dunalvy and Jana Basler, who both won points and both improved to 5-1 on the season.
Shelby Webb and Danielle Baker both won points in horsemanship. Baker evened her season record to 3-3 with the win, while Webb improves to 2-1.
SDSU WRESTLING…The South Dakota State wrestling team lost a pair of duals this weekend versus North Carolina and at Nebraska. The team also had nine wrestlers compete at the Cobber Open.
The Jacks opened the day versus North Carolina, but was unable to overcome an early deficit. Cody Pack and J.J. Everard scored decisions for SDSU at 157 and 285, respectively, but it was not enough as the Tar Heels pulled away for a 36-6 win.
In its second dual, SDSU faced Nebraska, ranked No. 14 by InterMat and weekend host. The Jacks started fast with a major decision by Aaron Pickrel at 125 and scored a big decision from Dustin Walraven, who beat No. 13 Jake Sueflohn by 3-2 decision at 149, but once again it came up short as the Cornhuskers won 32-7.
Ben Schwery led the way with a second-place finish in the Cobber Open Maroon Division at 165 pounds. The Jacks also had a pair of fourth-place finishers in Tyler White (Maroon Division, 174) and Jacob Haydel (Maroon Division, 285).
SDSU SWIMMING…The South Dakota State University women’s swimming and diving team took 11 out of 16 events in victory over the University of South Dakota on Friday night, with a final team score of the dual 178-118.
Andee Budahl won the 1000 freestyle, the 500 freestyle and the 200 IM to leadd the Jackrabbits. Olivia Olesiak swept the diving events.
Brad Schoreit broke the school record in 3-meter diving as the men's swimming and diving team defeated the University of South Dakota 189-108.
Schoreit's won the 3-meter diving with a school-record score of 292.58. Schoreit also won the 1-meter diving with a personal-best score of 274.81.
Shea Patrick won three individual events. Patrick won the 100-yard breaststroke in 59.17 seconds, 200-yard breaststroke in 2:11.88 and the 200-yard individual medley in 1:59.18.
NCAA XC…Oklahoma State's top-ranked men and Oregon's women won NCAA cross country titles Saturday.
Oklahoma State placed four runners in the top 20 and five in the top 40 to win its fourth team title in five years.
Texas Tech's Kennedy Kithuka claimed the individual title in a course-record time of 28 minutes, 31.3 seconds, breaking the 10K mark of 29:30.7 set by Liberty's Josh McDougal in the 2007 Southeast Regional.
No. 2 Oregon won its first women's title since 1987. Jordan Hasay and Alexi Pappas finished 2-3 in scoring while placing third and eighth overall.
Four runners broke the year-old 6K course record set by Villanova's Sheila Reid at the Big East Conference championships. Iowa State's Betsy Saina was first in 19:27.9 to lead the 11th-place Cyclones.
BLIZZARD…Austin got a hat-trick from CJ Smith and scored the last three goals of the game to complete a weekend home sweep of the Blizzard with a wild 7-5 win. Smith had the game-winning goal early in the third period, but he also scored twice in the first period. Scott Nelson and Jay Dickman also scored in the first period for Austin. Brookings got goals from Justin Moody, Jeff McFarland, Eric Brenk, Evan Hesse and Drew Brevig to lead 5-4, but goals from AJ Reid, Smith and another from Dickman were the difference late.
Austin used a stingy defense to cool off the Blizzard, 4-1. After AJ Reid opened the scoring for the Bruins in the first period, Shayne McLaughlink would answer back for Brookings early in the second period. Riley Covard would answer back with a shorthanded goal and the rest was all Austin as John Simonson and Jay Dickman scored in the third to put the game away.
SD RUSHMORES…The South Dakota's over 70 Rushmore baseball team ran the table at the Roy Hobbs Tournament last week. The Rushmores won all eight of their games including a 4 - 3 win in the championship game over the Western Silver Foxes of San Diego.
Lee Goldammer started championship Saturday on the right foot when he shut down the American National Wildcats 5 - 2. He allowed 10 hits, no earned runs, struck out one, and didn't walk a batter.
Phil Clements took the mound in the afternoon game for South Dakota, allowing three earned runs, thirteen hits, as he struck out three, and walked one.
BIG TEN EXPAND…A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Maryland and Rutgers are in discussions with the Big Ten to possibly join the conference in 2014.
The person spoke Saturday night on condition of anonymity because neither the conference nor the schools want to publicly discuss their plans.
ESPN.com first reported that the Big Ten was looking into expanding to 14 teams by adding Maryland and Rutgers.
The person says Maryland would have to be "the first domino to fall," but added that an agreement could be reached as soon as this week for both schools.
The Big Ten has 12 members after adding Nebraska last season.
Maryland is in the Atlantic Coast Conference, which recently added Notre Dame as a member in all sports except football and hockey. Rutgers is in the Big East.