WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31:
No Events Scheduled
TUESDAY VB SCORES…
Groton Area def. Britton-Hecla, 3-25, 25-18, 25-20, 23-25, 15-11
Milbank Area def. Tiospa Zina Tribal, 25-21, 25-10, 25-8
Sisseton def. Webster, 25-23, 25-18, 25-18
Clark/Willow Lake def. Florence/Henry, 25-7, 25-16, 25-13
Deubrook def. Deuel, 22-25, 25-19, 16-25, 25-19, 15-11
Sioux Valley def. Hamlin, 25-17, 26-24, 25-16
Elkton-Lake Benton def. Flandreau Indian, 25-3, 25-2, 25-6
Madison def. Flandreau, 25-14, 25-20, 25-12
Baltic def. Dell Rapids, 25-20, 25-21, 25-17
Sioux Falls Christian def. Garretson, 25-7, 25-6, 25-5
Dakota Valley def. Vermillion, 25-20, 25-11, 25-8
Elk Point-Jefferson def. Beresford, 25-23, 25-13, 25-16
McCook Central/Montrose def. Mt. Vernon/Plankinton, 25-13, 25-11, 16-25, 25-20
Tri-Valley def. West Central, 22-25, 25-5, 25-13, 25-13
Platte-Geddes def. Bon Homme, 25-17, 25-13, 25-12
Wagner def. Parkston, 25-23, 25-14, 10-25, 25-23
Miller def. Crow Creek, 25-23, 25-13, 25-11
Gregory def. St. Francis Indian, 25-12, 25-15, 25-14
Winner def. Todd County, 25-9, 25-13, 25-7
Bennett County def. Little Wound, 25-16, 25-14, 25-8
Bennett County def. Pine Ridge, 16-25, 20-25, 29-27, 25-20, 15-11
Custer def. Hill City, 25-21, 25-15, 25-5
Hot Springs def. Red Cloud, 25-15, 25-21, 25-16
Belle Fourche def. Lead-Deadwood, 25-16, 25-12, 27-25
St. Thomas More def. Spearfish, 21-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19
Rosholt def. Waubay, 25-16, 25-14, 25-13
Wilmot def. Grant-Deuel, 25-21, 25-22, 25-19
Hitchcock-Tulare def. Leola/Frederick, 25-11, 25-23, 24-26, 27-29, 15-5
Langford def. Aberdeen Christian, 25-6, 25-11, 25-13
Estelline def. Great Plains Lutheran, 25-18, 18-25, 25-14, 25-23
Lake Preston def. Castlewood, 25-21, 17-25, 25-19, 25-23
Arlington def. Lake Preston, 25-14, 25-9, 25-8
Estelline def. DeSmet, 20-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-21
Dell Rapids St. Mary def. Colman-Egan, 25-18, 22-25, 14-25, 25-21, 15-12
Chester def. Dell Rapids St. Mary, 25-6, 25-12, 25-17
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland def. Howard, 25-19, 25-11, 25-14
Sunshine Bible Academy def. Lower Brule, 25-12, 25-12, 25-16
Edmunds Central def. Eureka/Bowdle, 25-14, 25-14, 25-19
Bridgewater-Emery def. Freeman Academy, 25-14, 25-20, 25-18
Freeman def. Canistota, 25-23, 25-21, 27-25
Centerville def. Irene-Wakonda, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 25-20, 15-13
Alcester-Hudson def. Gayville-Volin, 25-11, 25-20, 25-20
Viborg-Hurley def. Centerville, 25-14, 25-14, 28-26
Wessington Springs def. Iroquois, 23-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-19, 15-4
Corsica/Stickney def. Kimball, 25-18, 25-17, 23-25, 25-22
White Lake def. Mitchell Christian, 25-13, 25-17, 25-13
Avon def. Menno, 25-16, 25-21, 25-19
South Central def. Colome, 25-18, 25-7, 25-21
Tripp-Delmont/Armour def. Marty Indian, 25-9, 25-9, 25-9
Andes Central def. Tripp-Delmont/Armour, 25-20, 25-10, 25-10
South Central def. Dakota Christian, 25-14, 25-22, 25-22
Lyman def. Crazy Horse, 25-3, 25-8, 25-9
Jones County def. Kadoka Area, 25-21, 25-9, 25-18
Lyman def. White River, 25-10, 14-25, 25-17, 25-27, 19-17
Philip def. New Underwood, 25-20, 24-26, 25-18, 25-23
Rapid City Christian def. Oelrichs, 25-13, 25-22, 25-15
Dupree def. Tiospaye Topa, 25-8, 25-16, 25-18
McIntosh def. Wakpala, 25-16, 25-7, 25-7
Timber Lake def. Dupree, 25-10, 25-8, 25-6
Bison def. Newell, 25-27, 25-16, 25-8, 25-21
Lemmon def. Takini, 25-5, 25-5, 25-11
SUMMIT SOCCER POW…South Dakota State's Diana Potterveld and Oakland's Shannon Coley were named The Summit League's Women's Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week.
Potterveld scored a hat trick in the 6-1 win at Omaha on Friday. The freshman scored her first goal in the fourth minute and recorded the eventual match-winner in the 18th minute off a through ball from teammate Christa Nyblom. She added her third tally in the 51st minute of the match to become the first Jackrabbit player to register a hat trick since 2004. Potterveld ended the week with six points on three goals with four shots. She is the first SDSU player to have three-straight match-winning scores.
SUMMIT, SF DEAL…The Summit League and the Sioux Falls Sports Authority have reached a long-term agreement that will keep The Summit League Basketball Championships in Sioux Falls through 2017. A new five-year contract, beginning in 2013, was approved by The Summit League’s Presidents Council. The agreement includes an option for five additional years that would keep the league’s premier event in South Dakota’s largest city from 2018-22.
Sioux Falls Arena will host The Summit League Championships for two more seasons before the event moves into the new 12,000-seat Denny Sanford Events Center in 2015.
The Summit League has held its marquee event in Sioux Falls since 2009 and attendance records have been set in each of the four years at the site. The top four total attendance figures, which combine the men’s and women’s tournament totals, have all been achieved in Sioux Falls. The 2012 Summit League Basketball Championships drew 40,269 spectators, topping the previous record, set in 2009, by nearly six thousand.
The Summit League ranked No. 12 nationally, fourth among traditional mid-majors, for overall men’s attendance in 2012.
The 2013 tournament makes Sioux Falls the longest-running continuous host for The Summit League Basketball Championships. Springfield, Mo., hosted five consecutive men’s tournaments from 1984-87 and again in 1989 after the tournament was on a one-year hiatus.
AP WOMENS BB…Brittney Griner became the third player to be a two-time unanimous choice on The Associated Press' women's basketball preseason All-America team, receiving all 40 votes from a national media panel.
Griner joined former UConn star Maya Moore and Duke great Alana Beard in that select club. Griner isn't the only unanimous choice on the preseason team. Delaware senior Elena Delle Donne and Notre Dame senior Skylar Diggins were also on all 40 ballots. Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike (23 votes), Maryland's Alyssa Thomas (19) and Baylor's Odyssey Sims (19) rounded out the squad. It's the first time there's been a tie for the final spot.
Only five other players have been unanimous selections — Courtney Paris, Chamique Holdsclaw, Diana Taurasi, Seimone Augustus and Candace Parker.
BIG TEN WBB…Penn State guards Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas carried the Nittany Lions to their first Big Ten championship since 2004, and conference coaches have picked them to repeat.
The Lions are No. 8 in the Associated Press preseason poll after going 26-7 and reaching the NCAA regional semifinals last season.
The frontcourt should be strengthened with the addition of 6-foot-6 high school star Candice Agee of Victorville, Calif. The Lions also have another premier player in transfer Dara Taylor, who set Maryland's freshman assist record in 2010-11.
No. 18 Nebraska is picked second. Jordan Hooper and guard Lindsey Moore are among four returning starters. No. 19 Ohio State, led by preseason co-player of the year Tayler Hill, also is expected to contend.
FB POLLS…North Dakota State University has moved up in both Football Championship Subdivision polls after a 23-17 weekend win over Southern Illinois.
The defending national champion Bison have moved from No. 3 to No. 2 in the coaches' poll and have reclaimed the top spot in The Sports Network poll. Georgia Southern is No. 1 in the coaches' poll and No. 2 in the TSN poll.
South Dakota State is No. 25 in the coaches' poll and No. 21 in the TSN poll after not being ranked in either poll last week. The Jackrabbits beat Youngstown State 41-28 on Saturday.
NDSU and SDSU play in Fargo on Nov. 10.
The University of Sioux Falls football team has moved up four spots to No. 17 in this week's AFCA Division II poll after a 54-41 win over Upper Iowa.
No other team from the Dakotas is ranked in either that poll or this week's NAIA poll. Dakota Wesleyan dropped out of the NAIA poll after a 41-13 loss to Northwestern over the weekend.
HOCKEY REALIGN…The conference movement that’s occurred recently in college football and basketball shifts to hockey next year.
The Big Ten will add hockey as a sport, leaving the WCHA looking for teams. Bemidji State head coach Tom Serratore (Ser-ah-tor-EE): 97621 :22 “look at it”.
What will the new WCHA look like? 97622 :20 “of college hockey”.
Serratore was asked what’ll happen to travel budgets with two Alaska teams in the league. 97623 :17 “league as ‘em”.
Bemidji State hockey coach Tom Serratore.
IA ST BB…Iowa State isn't necessarily rebuilding and it isn't really reloading.
The Cyclones are seeking to reinvent themselves in 2012-13 by reverting back to a more traditional lineup.
Iowa State lost standout Royce White, who is now with the Houston Rockets. The Cyclones also lost their second and third-leading scorers in Scott Christopherson and Chris Allen, a pair of shooting guards who were also forced to handle the ball so they could play together.
Iowa State will replace their unconventional trio with a true point guard in Korie Lucious, a traditional wing forward in Will Clyburn and more depth than the program has had in years.
The Cyclones, who won 23 games and reached the third round of the NCAA tournament in 2011-12, open the season Nov. 9 against Southern.
NCAA RULES…The NCAA passed a package of sweeping changes intended to crack down hard on rule-breaking schools and coaches.
Under the new legislation, programs that commit the most egregious infractions could face postseason bans of two to four years and fines stretching into the millions, while coaches could face suspensions of up to one year for violations committed by their staffs.
The board also approved measures to expand the penalty structure from two tiers to four, create new penalty guidelines and speed up the litigation process.
The vote ends a movement that started in August 2011 during the midst of one of the most scandalous years in college sports history.