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Good(by)e, Mick Garry: Reflections of a Sportswriter

After nearly 30 years, Mick Garry’s career at the Argus Leader has come to an end. He joins Jay Elsen to reflect on his remarkable run and some of his favorite memories of covering University of South Dakota athletics.
Filed Under College | Podcast | University of South Dakota

The Summit League Swimming & Diving Breakdown

One of my favorite sports to have a conversation about is swimming and diving. There are so many different layers to swimming, with the different strokes, distances, and then you throw diving into the mix, which is an entirely different animal in itself. Collegiate competition season falls during basketball season, and is often times overlooked....
Filed Under College | South Dakota State University | University of South Dakota

MidcoSN Podcast: Jamestown Boys Basketball Coach Jacoby Lloyd

After spending eight seasons as an assistant with Bismarck Century, Jacoby Lloyd landed his first head coaching gig at Jamestown, ND. He took over a Blue Jays program that was coming off a 2-19 season in 2016-17. In his first year, the Bismarck High grad guided Jamestown to a 12-14 record and a berth in the state tournament. Now in his second...
Filed Under Basketball | Varsity Sports | Podcast | ND High School

Hedberg Enjoying Every Second Back in ND

North Dakota State Quarterbacks Coach Randy Hedberg, has been coaching football for nearly 40 years. He grew up in Parshall, ND, and had a tremendous collegiate career - throwing for nearly 6,000 yards and 50 touchdowns at Minot State. He spent three years in the NFL, starting four games his rookie season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – a team...
Filed Under Football | North Dakota State University

Spiritual Enlightenment and College Hoops with Nieman and Stemen

Greg Stemen does laidback color analysis for men’s college basketball games on Midco Sports Network. He is a North Dakota guy - born there, grew up there and still lives there, but his coaching claim to fame was as the head coach at Southwest Minnesota State University from 2001-2009. In the Midco Sports Network Podcast we talk with Greg...
Filed Under Basketball | College | Podcast | North Dakota State University | South Dakota State University

#OneOfUs Again: Fathers, Sons & Why I’m Rooting for Ryan Saunders

A few months ago, I wrote about the concept of #OneOfUs, where Minnesotans take pride in any successful professional athlete with even the slimmest of ties to Minnesota. This time, however, there is no marginal or vague reference to Minnesota. No, this time, we’re talking about someone who grew up and went to high school and college in the Twin...
Filed Under Basketball