MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26:
Men’s Basketball: Oakland @ Tennessee
Indiana-East. @ IUPUI
Women’s Basketball: Michigan-Dearborn @ Oakland
IPFW @ Indiana
SDSU FB…Zach Zenner ran for 295 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to lead South Dakota State to a 58-10 win over Eastern Illinois in the first round of the FCS playoffs.
The Jackrabbits (9-3), who had six rushing TDs, next face Missouri Valley Football Conference rival North Dakota State (10-1) on Dec. 1 in Fargo, N.D.
Zenner, who carried 33 times, scored on runs of 68, 4 and 7 yards as South Dakota State hosted its first postseason game and won for the first time in three playoff games. Reggie Gandy ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns for SDSU and Cam Jones also scored twice, one on a pass from Austin Sumner.
Head coach John Stiegelmeier says the Jacks’ running controlled the game. 97623 :21 “whole football team”.
Jake Walker ran for 125 yards and the only touchdown for Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Illinois (7-5). Erik Lora caught 12 passes for 133 yards for the Panthers. Stiegelmeier says the Jacks’ defense had an outstanding day. 97624 :12 “by our guys”.
North Dakota State won the national championship last season and is the top seed in this tournament. The Bison beat the Jackrabbits in the regular-season meeting 20-17 in Fargo on Nov. 10. 97625 :20 “can do that”.
You’ll hear Saturday’s game on the Ranch 910AM, starting at 2:00pm with the pre-game show.
COLLEGE FB…Aramis Hilary threw for 180 yards and a touchdown and added 50 on the ground as Coastal Carolina defeated Bethune-Cookman 24-14.
Miguel Maysonet carried 25 times for 160 yards and two second-quarter touchdowns as Stony Brook defeated Villanova 20-10.
Nick Doscher passed for two touchdowns and ran for another Saturday and Wagner stopped Colgate 31-20.
Redshirt freshman defensive back Justin Otto intercepted a pass in the end zone in the second overtime and Sam Brockshus booted a 27-yard field goal as Minnesota State-Mankato won a thriller 38-35 over Northwest Missouri State, moving the Mavericks on to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Football Championship.
Morningside held off Southern Oregon 47-44 to advance in the NAIA football playoffs.
FCS PAIRINGS…Here are Saturday’s pairings for the FCS football playoffs:
South Dakota State @ North Dakota State (Live on Ranch 910AM @ 2:00)
New Hampshire @ Wofford
Central Arkansas @ Georgia Southern
Coastal Carolina @ Old Dominion
Stony Brook @ Montana State
Cal Poly @ Sam Houston State
Illinois State @ Appalachian State
Wagner @ Eastern Washington
JACKS TICKETS…Information for fans seeking tickets for Saturday’s South Dakota State-North Dakota State football playoff:
SDSU receives a limited amount of tickets for the game, with season-ticket holders having the first opportunity to purchase tickets. Season ticket holders may purchase a maximum of four tickets starting Monday at 1 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Jackrabbit Ticket Office or by calling 1-866-GOJACKS. Tickets will not be available online. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
All tickets are to picked up at the visiting team’s will call window at the Fargodome, starting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m., with the game scheduled to be available for on ESPN3.com.
MVFC HONORS…Matt Brown of Illinois State; Marcus Williams of North Dakota State; Sawyer Kollmorgen of UNI; and head coach Craig Bohl headline the 2012 Missouri Valley Football Conference all-conference team. The full team will be announced Monday.
Brown has been named Offensive Player of the Year -- edging RB Zach Zenner of South Dakota State and RB Shakir Bell of Indiana State in a tight vote for the league's top offensive honor.
Williams is the league's Defensive Player of the Year, as he finished ahead of Illinois State's Colton Underwood in the voting by the league's panel of head coaches, sports information directors and media.
Kollmorgen has been selected as the league's Freshman and Newcomer of the Year.
Bohl, who led the top-ranked Bison to a 10-1 record, MVFC outright crown, and No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Division I Football Championship playoffs, is the league's Coach of the Year.
CLASS 11B ALL-STATE…The Class 11B All-State football team has been announced:
Quarterback: Lincoln Swenson, Deuel, Sr.
Fullback: Jacob Patterson, Flandreau, Sr.
Tight end: Dom Burggraff, Tri-Valley, Sr.
Wide Receiver: Matt Swallow, Aberdeen Roncalli, Sr.; Blake Donnelly, Elk Point-Jefferson, Sr.
Center: Austin Olson, St. Thomas More, Sr.
Guard: D.J. Johanson, Flandreau, Sr.; Tate Novotny, Winner, Sr.
Tackle: Carter Ziebarth, Flandreau, Sr.; Joe Mattis, Wagner, Sr.
Running back: Logan Koopman, Tri-Valley, Sr.; Kyle Bertram, Winner, Sr.
Defensive end: Ryan Damm, Deuel, Sr.; Brady Mudder, Garretson, Sr.
Defensive tackle: Dalton Locke, Groton, Sr.; Zack DeJong, Canton, Sr.
Linebacker: Logon Otto, Tri-Valley, Sr.; Kyle Scofield, Flandreau, Sr.; Witt Dobesh, St. Thomas More, Sr.; Gage Skillingstad, Hill City, Jr.
Defensive back: Brett Page, Tri-Valley, Sr.; Mitchel Foster, Flandreau, Sr.; Ben Connot, Winner, Sr.; Zach Bies, McCook Central/Montrose, Sr.
Punter: Lucas Lorenz, Aberdeen Roncalli, Jr.
Kicker: Blase Vanecek, Bon Homme, Sr.
Special teams player: Cody Majeres, Canton, Jr.
Long snapper: Thayer Trenhaile, Sioux Valley, Sr.
Tanner Fritz, Winner, Sr; Jared McClurg, Webster Area, Sr.; Dallas Goedert, Britton-Helca, Sr; Trevor Cassels, Deuel, Sr.; Josh Prather, Tri-Valley, Sr.; Drew Turnis, Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian, Sr.; Mark Meland, Webster Area, Sr.; Thomas Mitzel, Bon Homme, Sr.; Curt Boeke, Deuel, Sr.; Dalton Cox, Aberdeen Roncalli, Jr.; David Kocer, Wagner, Jr.; Jared Thomsen, Custer, Sr.; Wes Dvorak, Parkston, So.; Cody Bonte, Garretson, Sr.; Andy Rithmiller, Webster Area, Sr.; John Schwab, Aberdeen Roncalli, Sr.
HAENSEL…Former South Dakota State, and Mitchell High School, football coach Wayne Haensel died Thursday in Brookings at the age of 76.
Visitation will be held Monday from 5:00-7:00pm at Rude’s Funeral Home. Services will be Tuesday morning at ten at First United Methodist Church.
Haensel played football at SDSU, and was drafted by the New York Giants. He was head coach at Sioux City North and at Mitchell – leading the Kernels to a mythical state title.
He was offensive line coach for the Jackrabbits, and was head coach for nine years, compiling a 45-52 record. Current Jacks coach John Stiegelmeier was a grad student when Haensel was on staff: 97625 :23 “on his face”.
Haensel also served as the weight events coach for track and field - producing 41 conference champions in the throwing events and 36 All American awards.
He was inducted into the SD High School Coaches Hall of Fame as well as the SD Football Coaches Hall of Fame. Haensel was also the first recipient of the Ralph Ginn award for coaching excellence.
SD SPORTS HOF…South Dakota State track and field, and cross country, coach Rod DeHaven is among 11 people selected for induction into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame.
The banquet will be held April 13th in Sioux Falls.
Former Northern State men’s basketball coach Don Meyer and current Wolves’ women’s basketball coach Curt Fredrickson will be inducted.
Other inductees include: golfing great Kris Tschetter, basketball coaches Gary Munsen, Lyle “Dusty” LeBeaux, football-basketball-track coach Bob Schroeder, basketball player Harold Thune, softball pitcher LeRoy Carlson, referee Pal Christensen and football player/baseball coach James A. “Pev” Evans.
SDSU WBB…Central Michigan scored the first 14 points of the game and never looked back in recording an 88-62 victory over South Dakota State in non-conference women’s basketball action Friday night.
The Chippewas, playing their home opener, improved to 2-2 overall. SDSU dropped to 3-3 on the season.
Crystal Bradford led all players with 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field, while fellow reserve Niki DiGuilio added 16. Kerby Tamm tallied 15 points — all on three-pointers — while Jessica Green contributed 13 points and six assists, while Taylor Johnson posted a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
CMU held a 41-29 advantage in rebounding.
Rachel Walters connected on four three-pointers en route to tying a career high with 12 points for the Jackrabbits. Megan Waytashek also scored 12 points, with Tara Heiser scoring a season-high 10. Leah Dietel led SDSU on the boards with eight.
The Jackrabbits ended the night 20-of-55 from the field, 36.4 percent, including 11-of-30 from three-point range. SDSU was efficient at the line, making 11-of-14 attempts for 78.6 percent.
SDSU also was done in by turnovers, committing a season-high 24.
SDSU WRESTLING…The South Dakota State wrestling team was outpaced in a pair of duals by Stanford and Missouri.
The Jacks opened the weekend versus the Cardinal and, despite leading after five matches, was unable to hold in a 22-11 loss.
Head coach Chris Bono says two true freshmen won matches, but the Jacks were not consistent throughout the lineup.
Missouri sported nine ranked wrestlers and raced to a 36-3 win.
Joe Brewster beat the No. 13 wrestler at his weight in the country for the Jacks’ points, but Bono says, as a team, SDSU was overmatched.
BLIZZARD…Bismarck’s Aaron Nelson completed a strong performance with 25 saves in a 3-0 shutout against Brookings Saturday night. Terry Hennen scored twice, which included the game’s first two goals which came late in the second period and early in the third. Matt Anders added the third goal.
Nelson made 38 saves as the Bobcats topped Brookings, 2-1. Bismarck jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal from Mike Dockry. Joe Giordano made it 2-0 for Bismarck with a goal in the second. Nelson’s shutout bid was spoiled in the third when Jeff McFarland scored.
ROOSTER CUP…The Brookings boys’ varsity hockey team picked up two big wins to open Rooster Cup play.
The Rangers beat the Grand Forks Stallions 16-1 Friday at Larson Ice Center, then traveled to Huron Saturday and defeated Team Wyoming 7-3.