FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:
Football: Brookings @ Pierre (Live on KCountry 102 @ 6:30)
Aberdeen Central @ Yankton
Mitchell @ Brandon Valley
Harrisburg @ Huron
Sioux Falls Roosevelt @ Watertown
Rapid City Central @ Sioux Falls Lincoln
Sioux Falls Washington @ Sturgis
Sioux Falls O’Gorman @ Rapid City Stevens
Elkton-Lake Benton @ Deubrook (Live on B93.7 @ 6:30)
Britton-Hecla @ Aberdeen Roncalli
Lake Preston @ Arlington
Irene-Wakonda @ Baltic
Hanson @ Canistota
Estelline @ Colman-Egan
Castlewood @ DeSmet/Iroquois
Madison @ Dell Rapids
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland @ Dells St. Mary’s
Tri-Valley @ Flandreau
Clark/Willow Lake @ Florence/Henry
Chester @ Freeman
Groton @ Milbank
Deuel @ Redfield/Doland
West Central @ Sisseton
Hamlin @ Waverly-South Shore
Sioux Valley @ Webster
Great Plains Lutheran @ Wilmot
Soccer: Iowa State @ South Dakota State, 6:00pm
Cross Country: SDSU Classic, Edgebrook, 6:15pm
Volleyball: Nebraska-Omaha @ South Dakota State, 7:00pm
Tennis: SDSU men @ Bradley Invitational
Golf: Brookings @ Mitchell Invitational, 9:00am
Hockey: Brookings Blizzard vs. Soo @ Blaine, MN, 8:00pm
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:
College FB: Cal-Davis @ South Dakota State, 2:00pm (Live on Ranch AM910 @ 1:00)
Eastern Illinois @ Illinois State
Drake @ Indiana State
Albany @ Youngstown State
Murray State @ Missouri State
Northern Iowa @ Iowa
Southeast Missouri State @ Southern Illinois
Western Illinois @ Iowa State
Valley City State @ Dakota State, 4:00pm
Minensota-Crookston @ Augustana
Upper Iowa @ Minnesota-Moorhead
Sioux Falls @ Minot State
Northern State @ Winona State
Mary @ Southwest Minnesota State
Minnesota State-Mankato @ St. Cloud State
Minnesota-Duluth @ Concordia-St. Paul
Briar Cliff @ Dakota Wesleyan
Dordt @ Midland
Doane @ Northwestern
Morningside @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Concordia @ Hastings
Black Hills State @ Colorado Mines
South Dakota Mines @ Jamestown
Tennis: SDSU men @ Bradley Invitational
Cross Country: Brookings @ Huron Invitational, 9:00am
Deubrook, Elkton-Lake Benton, Flandreau, Madison, Sioux Valley, Howard @ All-Nations
Invitational, Flandreau, Noon
Competitive Spirit: BHS Invitational, 11:00am, Bob Jostad Gym
Volleyball: Aberdeen Central @ Watertown
Mitchell @ Yankton
Clark/Willow Lake, Florence/Henry, Deubrook, Deuel, Madison @ Hamlin Tournament, 9:00am
Sioux Valley, Flandreau, Dell Rapids, DeSmet, Arlington, Estelline @ Lake Preston Tournament,
Colman-Egan @ Bridgewater-Emery Tournament, 9:00am
Softball: Sioux Falls O’Gorman @ Brookings, 10:00am
Soccer: Sioux Falls Washington @ Brookings, 11:00am
Hockey: Brookings Blizzard vs. Wenatchee @ Blaine, MN, 6:45pm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:
Soccer: Northern Iowa @ South Dakota State, 1:00pm
Volleyball: North Dakota State @ South Dakota State, 5:00pm
Tennis: SDSU men @ Bradley Invitational
Softball: Brookings @ Watertown, 12:30pm
THURSDAY VB SCORES…
Brookings def. Huron, 25-16, 25-22, 26-24
Aberdeen Roncalli def. Groton Area, 25-20, 25-11, 23-25, 25-11
Arlington def. Elkton-Lake Benton, 25-16, 25-21, 25-16
Beresford def. Madison, 17-25, 25-21, 25-22, 17-25, 15-12
Britton-Hecla def. Webster, 25-16, 25-13, 24-26, 25-16
Canistota def. Howard, 20-25, 25-23, 25-22, 17-25, 18-16
Castlewood def. Colman-Egan, 25-21, 25-18, 23-25, 25-10
Chester def. Flandreau, 25-13, 25-11, 25-18
Clark/Willow Lake def. Milbank, 21-25, 26-24, 25-19, 25-21
DeSmet def. Estelline, 23-25, 25-18, 25-22, 22-25, 15-13
DeS: Kelsey Poppen 8kills, 8blks…Taylor Schoenfelder 12digs
EST: Erin Begalka 18kills, 3blks…Savannah Dolezal 48assts…Elizabeth Bjorkland 27digs
Deuel def. Sisseton, 25-21, 16-25, 25-20, 27-25
Lake Preston def. Dell Rapids St. Mary, 25-14, 25-23, 26-24
McCook Central/Montrose def. Menno, 25-19, 25-22, 25-21
Mitchell def. Pierre, 17-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-23
Redfield/Doland def. Hamlin, 25-14, 25-21, 17-25, 25-14
Sioux Falls Christian def. Harrisburg, 25-16, 25-19, 25-16
Sioux Falls O'Gorman def. Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 25-21, 25-22, 17-25, 25-21
Summit def. Great Plains Lutheran, 25-14, 25-14, 25-11
Tri-Valley def. Dell Rapids, 24-26, 25-13, 25-9, 25-8
Waverly-South Shore def. Florence/Henry, 25-22, 26-24, 25-13
West Central def. Garretson, 25-12, 23-25, 25-23, 25-17
Freeman Academy def. Baltic, 17-25, 18-25, 8-25
Baltic def. Gayville-Volin, 25-13, 25-16, 25-17
BHS TENNIS…Brookings dropped a 7-2 decision to Sioux Falls Lincoln Thursday in high school girls tennis.
Yixuan Lee at number four singles, and Beth Hildebrandt at number six, won the two matches for the Bobcats.
Brookings fell to Sioux Falls Washington 9-0 in the triangular.
BHS SOFTBALL… Krista Huber threw a one-hitter and Abby Sudbeck homered as Mitchell’s high school softball team defeated Brookings 8-2 in the opening game of a doubleheader Thursday in Brookings.
Brookings came back to beat the Kernels 6-4 in the nightcap. Hallie Misiaszek suffered the loss in game two, allowing six runs — three earned — on 10 hits in seven innings. She struck out seven.
BLIZZARD HOCKEY… The Brookings Blizzard moved to 2-0 on the season with a come-from-behind 2-1 win in a shootout over the Jr. Blues.
After James McGing scored for Springfield midway through the 2nd period, the Jr. Blues held the lead late into the 3rd period, but Blizzard captain Thomas Williams scored with less than three minutes remaining to push the game to the shootout. Dylan Zink scored the lone goal in the shootout to give the Blizzard another win and a share of first place in the Central Division.
DIV I TENNIS… The structure of the NCAA tennis championships will remain unchanged.
The Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet rejected a proposal this week that would have reduced the number of men's and women's teams advancing to the finals site from 16 to four and shortened the finals from 12 to eight days.
The cabinet rejected proposals that would have removed the warm-up with the opponent before singles and doubles competition, reduced the time between singles and doubles from 10 to five minutes and shortened changeovers from 90 seconds to 60.
Last month, the Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Committee rescinded a proposed tiebreaker procedure that was opposed by the U.S. Tennis Association and Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
SDSU FB… The South Dakota State University football team opens the home portion of its schedule Saturday afternoon, hosting UC Davis in the 17th Annual Cereal Bowl.
Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. The game is scheduled to be televised on regional cable systems by Midco Sports Network.
Both teams enter Saturday’s matchup with 1-1 overall records, with each squad dropping a contest against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent. South Dakota State opened the year with a 31-17 loss at Kansas on Sept. 1, while UC Davis fell 45-13 at San Jose State (Calif.) on Sept. 8.
UC Davis, which is in its first season as a football-only member of the Big Sky Conference, has yet to face a Football Championship Subdivision opponent this season. The Aggies kicked off their 2012 campaign with a 41-3 victory over NCAA Division II opponent Azusa Pacific (Calif.) on Aug. 30.
HUSKER GUARANTEE… Nebraska is paying Arkansas State $1 million for playing at Memorial Stadium on Saturday — the highest amount ever guaranteed to an opponent for a game in Lincoln.
Athletic director Tom Osborne says the price is the “going rate” for many teams to play an away game with no return engagement.
Nebraska paid Southern Mississippi $300,000 for the Sept. 1 opener, but the Huskers will play an away game against the Golden Eagles next year. Idaho State, a Football Championship Subdivision program, will earn $600,000 for visiting next week.
Last year, Ohio State paid Colorado $1.4 million and Alabama wrote Kent State a check for $1.2 million. Florida Atlantic is getting $1 million each for games at Georgia and Alabama this week and next.
The previous high guarantee paid by Nebraska was $800,000, to Western Kentucky and Idaho in 2010, and to San Jose State in 2008. Arkansas State was paid $750,000 for playing at Nebraska in 2009.
ST. JOHN’S FB…Football is a little different at St. John's University.
There's no tackling at practice. No whistles or wind sprints. And even though the program's commander has won more games than any other college football coach, there's no calling John Gagliardi "coach."
It's just John.
Gagliardi is 85, and has a record 486 career wins. He's racked up 462 wins over 60 years at St. John's. His 600th game with St. John's is Saturday, when the Johnnies host rival St. Thomas.
Gagliardi attributes his success to good football players and "a lot of luck." But some say his unique approach has been the key.
Gagliardi doesn't dwell much on his longevity or his successes, saying he's too busy each week focusing on the next game.