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Jay Elsen talks USD basketball and new football assistant

Jay Elsen of Midco Sports Network talks about the USD vs SDSU games from this weekend and how USD and SDSU women have put themselves in position to get into the NCAA tournament. Jay also talks about Abdul Hodge, who has been hired at USD as a football assistant.

Jay Elsen talks USD basketball and new football assistant
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POSTGAME: Dawn Plitzuweit and Chloe Lamb after South Dakota defeats Oral Roberts

South Dakota came back from a 15 point deficit to defeat Oral Roberts 75-64. After the game South Dakota head women’s basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit talked about the win and sophomore Chloe Lamb, who scored 17 points in the win, stopped by the post game show on the Coyote Sports Network, a property of Learfield IMG College.

POSTGAME: Dawn Plitzuweit and Chloe Lamb after South Dakota defeats Oral Roberts
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POSTGAME: Dawn Plitzuweit and Liv Korngable after win over Omaha

South Dakota head women’s basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit and sophomore Liv Korngable join the post game show on the Coyote Sports Network following a 78-33 win over Omaha. The Coyote Sports Network is a property of Learfield IMG College.

POSTGAME: Dawn Plitzuweit and Liv Korngable after win over Omaha
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Lisa Richardson with details on the Showdown Series

Saturday South Dakota and South Dakota State play in the South Dakota Showdown Series, presented by South Dakota Corn. Fans can go to the game and cheer on their teams, but you can also help contribute to Feeding South Dakota even if you aren’t at the game. Text the word SHOWDOWN to 80077 and you will donate $10 to the hunger relief organization.

Also, visit the Showdown Series website for the latest standings.

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USD Athletic Director David Herbster

Each week throughout the season John Thayer talks to South Dakota Athletic Director David Herbster about USD athletics.

Topics this week:
-Football season opener at Kansas State
-Volleyball hosting a tournament
-New strategic plan “We Are South Dakota”

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South Dakota head football coach Bob Nielson – Kansas State

University of South Dakota head football Bob Nielson talks about the Yotes effort in fall camp that has prepared them for the season. Coach Nielson also talks about the season opener against Kansas State.

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USD WBB team is visiting Australia

SD PawPrint_2C_whiteThe University of South Dakota women’s basketball team left Sunday for Australia. It’s a bonding trip with some basketball mixed in. The girls will play three games in Australia and get the chance to do some exploring as well. Fortunately for the team they have native Australian Jasmine Trimboli to help show the way. I had the chance to catch up with Trimboli, Caitlin Duffy and head coach Dawn Plitzuweit to talk about the trip before they departed.

See the itinerary here.

South Dakota head women’s basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit talks about the transition do USD and Vermillion and also about the excitement of going to Australia with the team.

Senior Caitlin Duffy is excited for a once in a lifetime opportunity that will also be a basketball trip with teammates.

Jasmine Trimboli gets the chance to return to her home country and play basketball in front of family and friends. She will also help show her USD teammates a new culture.

The USD women’s basketball team will open the upcoming season on Nov. 11 at the Sanford Pentagon against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Tickets for the game will go on sale in October.

 

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USD sending three to Eugene

SD PawPrint_2C_whiteThe University of South Dakota will send three athletes to Eugene, Ore. for the NCAA Track Championships next week. Two athletes, Emily Grove and Emily Brigham, will compete in the women’s pole vault, while Teivaskie Lewin will compete in the men’s 110 hurdles.

The Championships are June 8-11 at Hayward Field. Continue reading

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Jason Petrino joins “On the John”

Jason PetrinoThis morning on my radio show, “On the John”, which airs Monday through Friday from 9-11am CT on ESPN Radio 1570, I was joined by former USD defensive coordinator and current Rocky Mountain College head football coach Jason Petrino. The Battlin’ Bears just wrapped up the spring season. Coach Petrino talks about his new job, his time at USD, Carson Wentz – who he game planned against, and Drew Iddings getting a chance in the NFL.

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USD and SDSU add rivalry game, unofficially

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USD and SDSU manages pose for a picture following the first game played between the two squads. SDSU won the first game in Vermillion. A rematch is set for Feb. 12 in Brookings.

There isn’t much better than a rivalry game.

There are storied rivalries between teams, players, coaches, etc. Some have developed over time. Some have been more forced. And some have been renewed.

South Dakota and South Dakota State is a storied rivalry that has been renewed in recent years. And one more event has been added to the list.

A managers game. Continue reading

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Holly Johnson career at NDSU is over

Someone is going to pick up a talented player.

According to Jeff Kolpack of the Fargo Forum, Holly Johnson has played her last game for the Bison due to an injury. A foot injury has kept Johnson out of the lineup this season and apparently the injury has not healed enough for her to play this season. NDSU head coach Maren Walseth decided not to redshirt Johnson and move the program in a different direction.

Johnson has played every season for the Bison, including as a true freshman. Over the last two years she has averaged over 13 points and 6 rebounds per game. Johnson played in 87 games for the Bison and started all 59 over the last two years.

Johnson will be able to use the graduate transfer rule, since she will graduate from NDSU, and be immediately eligible next season.

In her career against South Dakota, Johnson has averaged 12 points and six rebounds in 27.5 minutes per game. Johnson’s best game against the Coyotes was in 2014 when she scored 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds. In that game USD rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Bison in overtime, 95-87. Oddly enough, in the only win for the Bison over USD in her career Johnson was held scoreless in a 2013 game.

With the ability to play right away Johnson can be a big addition to a team that needs immediate help on the inside.

Holly Johnson career against USD (regular season)

DATE               RESULT         PTS        REB          MIN
2/8/2015        L 83-79             8             6               33
1/15/2015       L 84-69           14            10             33
2/27/2014     L 95-87 OT       31            8               37
1/30/2014      L 83-70            13             5               24
2/2/2013        W 57-50            0             3               16
1/3/2013         L  73-52            6              6               22

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USD hires Bob Nielson

SD PawPrint_2C_whiteToday the University of South Dakota announced Bob Nielson would be its next head football coach. And, it appears, the Coyotes have hit a home run.

When former head coach Joe Glenn announced his retirement USD Athletics Director David Herbster made one thing clear – he wanted a coach who is a proven winner and has experience as an FCS Coach or higher.  Continue reading

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Joe Glenn press conference

Today the University of South Dakota held a press conference to announce the retirement of Joe Glenn as the head football coach. As Glenn entered a quiet, somber ballroom at the Muenster University Center he shouted “This isn’t a funeral”, which followed with laughter from those in attendance.

USD Sports Information Director Bryan Boettcher welcomed those in attendance before turning it over to Athletic Director David Herbster who thanked Coach Glenn for his time and effort as the head coach of the football program before giving the floor to Glenn.

Joe Glenn delivered the following statement:

After the statement Coach Glenn took questions from the media in attendance:

Per USD Athletic Director David Herbster the search for a new football coach begins immediately.

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South Dakota OL Sam McLeran discusses recovery

sam mcleranThe worst sight on a football field is when a player falls to the ground and doesn’t get up. It’s sickening when they aren’t moving. As a fan, player, coach, etc you hope for even the slightest movement. Something to make you feel as if the player is going to be OK.

Earlier  this season South Dakota traveled to Macomb, Ill. for a conference game against Western Illinois. In the first half right guard Sam McLeran pulled around the left side and double-teamed a linebacker as he’s done many times before. Sam fell to the ground and didn’t get up. The training staff for South Dakota rushed onto the field, joined by staffers from Western Illinois. After an on-field evaluation the ambulance was called onto the field. Sam’s dad and brother walked onto the field to be with Sam as he was strapped onto a backboard and loaded into an ambulance. Players and coaches from both teams sat on a knee, concerned for Sam’s health. Fans prayed. There was encouraging applause as Sam was lifted into the ambulance and again as the ambulance drove off the field. Continue reading

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