FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23:
Men’s Basketball: Bethune-Cookman vs. Nebraska-Omaha @ Valparaiso
Missouri-Kansas City @ Ohio State
Culver-Stockton @ South Dakota
Oakland @ Michigan State
Women’s Basketball: South Dakota State @ Central Michigan (Live on Ranch 910AM @ 5:30)
UMKC @ Drexel
South Dakota @ Pepperdine
IUPUI @ Indiana
Augustana @ Hawaii Pacific
Nebraska-Kearney @ Northern State
Hockey: Bismarck Bobcats @ Brookings Blizzard, 7:00pm
Brookings Boys’ Varsity @ Rooster Cup
Pee Wee A & B Tournament
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24:
College Football: Eastern Illinois @ South Dakota State (Live on Ranch 910AM @ 1:00)
Coastal Carolina @ Bethune-Cookman
Villanova @ Stony Brook
Colgate @ Wagner
Northwest Missouri State @ Minnesota State-Mankato
Southern Oregon @ Morningside
Men’s Basketball: Nebraska-Omaha @ Valparaiso
Western Illinois @ Savannah State
IPFW @ Dartmouth
Waldorf @ South Dakota
North Dakota State @ Wisconsin-Green Bay
Southwest Minnesota State @ Northwest Missouri State
Dakota State @ Sioux Falls
Mount Marty @ Minnesota State-Mankato
Women’s Basketball: UMKC @ Long Island
Coastal Carolina @ IPFW
Western Illinois @ St. Louis
South Dakota @ Pepperdine Tournament
Dakota State @ Sioux Falls
Wrestling: South Dakota State vs. Stanford, Missouri
Hockey: Brookings Blizzard @ Bismarck Bobcats
Boys’ Varsity @ Rooster Cup
Brookings Girls Tournament
Pee Wee A & B Tournament
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25:
Men’s Basketball: Southwest Minnesota State @ Northwest Missouri State
Women’s Basketball: Oakland @ Niagara
Southwest Minnesota State @ Nebraska-Omaha
Hockey: Boys Varsity @ Rooster Cup
Pee Wee A & B Tournament
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26:
Men’s Basketball: Oakland @ Tennessee
Indiana-East. @ IUPUI
Women’s Basketball: Michigan-Dearborn @ Oakland
IPFW @ Indiana
SDSU FB…Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Illinois visits South Dakota State Saturday in the Jacks’ first home post-season football game. Kickoff at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium is at 2:00pm.
SDSU coach John Stiegelmeier says Eastern Illinois has a good quarterback, a good running back, and some good receivers. He says they run a lot of plays in a short time. 97638 :26 “fun to defend”.
The Eastern Illinois defense ranks 50th, or lower, in several categories – still, Stiegelmeier says it’s a good unit. 97639 :25 “we can play”.
The winner will play December first at top-seed North Dakota State.
9AA ALL-STATE…The Class 9AA All-State football team”
Quarterback — Jaden Bartling, sr., Gregory. He rushed for 1,825 yards and 23 touchdowns and completed 80 of 140 passes for 1,570 yards and 26 TDs.
Fullback — Anthony Huber, sr., Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan. Huber rushed for 1,114 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Running Back — Ryan Knutson, sr., Deubrook Area. Knutson averaged 10.56 yards per carry, had 2,434 rushing yards and a state-record 40 rushing touchdowns.
Running Back — Jake Kirsch, sr., Kimball-White Lake. Kirsch rushed for 1,282 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Wide Receiver — Dustin Trooien, jr., Deubrook Area. Trooien caught 31 passes for 544 yards and three TDs.
Wide Receiver — Andrew Taggart, jr. Gregory. Taggart caught 17 passes for 373 yards and seven TDs.
Tight End — Cory Byers, sr., Deubrook Area. The 6-foot-6 Byers caught 14 passes for 231 yards and six touchdowns.
Guard — Dallas Murphy, sr., Deubrook Area. Murphy spearheaded an offensive line that helped the Dolphins rush for more than 3,500 yards.
Guard --- Nathan Dawson, sr., Howard. Dawson spearhead the line that helped the Tigers produce 4,455 yards of offense and 67 touchdowns this season.
Center — Matt Gillen, sr., White River. Gillen was a two-way starter and helped lead White River to an 8-2 record.
Tackle — Franky Tusha, sr., Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan. 89 tackles, four quarterback sacks and three fumble recoveries.
Tackle — Walker Lick, sr., Tri-State. 47 solo tackles, 52 assists, three quarterback sacks, two pass deflections and a fumble recovery.
End — Ethan Pearson, sr., Elkton-Lake Benton. 35 solo tackles, 18 assists, two fumble recoveries and 19 hurries to go with a school-record 5.5 quarterback sacks.
End — Derrick Podoll, jr., Leola-Frederick. 83 tackles including 42 solos, 20 tackles for a loss and 11 quarterback sacks.
Linebacker — Cole Potter, sr., Howard. 63 tackles and had four quarterback sacks.
Linebacker — Tate Nafziger, sr., Potter County. Nafziger accumulated 54 solo tackles and 37 assists.
Linebacker — Tyler Jensen, sr., Deubrook Area. 158 tackles, two quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries.
Linebacker — Rhett Florey, sr., Clark-Willow Lake. 88 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss and six interceptions, three of which he returned for TDs.
Back — Evan Donahue, sr. Howard. 77 tackles, three interceptions and a fumble recovery.
Back — Trevor Reinesch, sr., Kimball-White Lake. 84 tackles and also had four interceptions and a fumble recovery.
Long Snapper — Eugene Martin, sr., De Smet-Iroquois. Shone on offense, defense and special teams for the Eagles.
Kicker — Andrew Kirschenman, jr., Elkton-Lake Benton. Averaged 47.2 yards per kickoff, 4-6 on field-goal attempts and 24-26 PAT.
Punter — Jesse Taylor, sr., Kimball-White Lake. Averaged 41.1 yards per punt, opponents had a return average of less than 2 yards per kick. He also had three punts inside the 20-yard line.
Special Team Player — Wyatt Krogman, sr., White River. A threat on offense, defense and special teams.
SDSU MBB…Nate Wolters posted his third double-double in the last four games with 21 points and 10 rebounds, which ties a career-high, and Chad White scored 19 points and tied a career-high with five three-pointers in South Dakota State’s 81-72 win over Southwest Minnesota State.
Winners of 19 in a row at home, the Jackrabbits improve to 4-2 on the season. The Jackrabbits look to make it 20 in a row at home next Wednesday, when they host North Dakota in Frost Arena at 8:30 p.m., following the SDSU women’s basketball game against Marquette at 6 p.m.
SDSU WBB…Leah Dietel and Gabby Boever turned in season-high performances of 13 and 12 points, respectively, to lead a balanced South Dakota State squad to a 59-58 victory over Northern Illinois.
Ashley Eide contributed 10 points and a team-high six rebounds. The Jackrabbits’ other two starters, Megan Waytashek and Mariah Clarin, finished with respective totals of nine and seven points.
Jada Buggs led all scorers with 16 for NIU. Satavia Taylor tallied 10 points before fouling out.
Rebounding was even at 29. McKenzie Hoelmenn grabbed a game-high seven rebounds for the Huskies. Katie Lingle shared high-rebound honors for the Jackrabbits with six boards.
BLIZZARD…Austin increased its Central Division lead to eight points with a big 4-1 road win in Brookings on Wednesday night.
The Bruins scored twice in the opening seven minutes with a power play goal from AJ Reid and another from Brandon Wahlin. Brookings answered late in the first with a power play goal from Eric Brenk.
The rest of the game was dominated by Austin goalie Nick Lehr, who ended up with 33 saves.
The Bruins increased the lead to 3-1 late in the second with a goal from Easton Viitala. Jay Dickman scored in the third to bring the final score to 4-1.
SDSU EQUESTRIAN…The South Dakota State equestrian team had the biggest weekend of any Jackrabbit squad last week, defeating number three Georgia, then following that with a victory over ninth-ranked New Mexico State.
SDSU closed the fall schedule with four straight wins – head coach Megan Rossiter says the Georgia victory was huge. 97621 :27 “easy to beat”.
Rossiter says wins like that help recruiting. 97622 :30 “wins really helps”.
While the team practices during the winter break, Rossiter plans to recruit at a couple of shows, and perhaps participate in a couple of events herself.
NDSU GOLF RESIGN…North Dakota State men’s golf coach Billy Iverson has resigned.
NDSU Director of Athletics Gene Taylor said an interim coach will be hired for the remainder of the year, and that a search for a new head men’s golf coach will begin in April 2013.
Iverson, the assistant golf professional at Oxbow (N.D.) Country Club, was in his ninth season as head men’s golf coach at North Dakota State.
Iverson has spent 16 years at Oxbow Country Club (1985-1988, 2001-present). He also worked as a golf professional in California at Burlingame Country Club, Saticoy Country Club and Eldorado Country Club.
A native of Moorhead, Minn., Iverson played collegiate golf at Minnesota State Moorhead.
IOWA WRESTLERS SUSPENDED…Two University of Iowa wrestlers have been suspended from the team after they were arrested for illegally hunting rabbits on campus.
Athletic director Gary Barta said freshmen Alex Meyer and Connor Ryan were arrested Tuesday by campus police. Barta says they used BB guns and air rifles during the hunt.
Barta says both were suspended indefinitely and will face disciplinary action through university and athletics department policies.
Meyer is an 18-year-old from suburban Des Moines who wrestles at 174 pounds. Ryan is an 18-year-old from Bettendorf who wrestles at 141 and 149. Neither has wrestled in a match so far this season for Iowa, which is 3-0.
Meyer's mother, Lorna, said she had no details on her son's arrest. A message for Ryan wasn't immediately returned.