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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

Winter Workouts & Conference Play

In this podcast, former D-I athletes Elaina Lanson and Kelly Stewart discuss how the winter sports teams may be feeling at this point in the season. Listen as they dive into the toughest parts of winter training, basketball in The Summit League, and see what to look for as conference play continues.
Filed Under Basketball | College | Podcast | North Dakota State University | South Dakota State University | University of North Dakota | University of South Dakota

USD Women Shooting For Progress Over Perfection

It will be a long time before anyone associated with South Dakota women’s basketball forgets what that program accomplished in 2017-18. Under the direction of head coach Dawn Plitzuweit, the Coyotes navigated the Summit League with a perfect 14-0 record, becoming the first team – men’s or women’s – to win the conference’s regular season...
Filed Under Basketball | College | University of South Dakota

Tea(M) Mates Going D1

Two Tea Area Titans are heading to Division 1 next year. Hear from Justin Hohn, UC Irvine commit, and Noah Freidel, Wright State commit, about their recruiting path and what they’re focused on in their last year of high school basketball.
Filed Under Basketball | Varsity Sports | Podcast | SD High School

The Parenting Game

I had intentions of blogging about something sports related, like a recap of 2018 and glance back at the top moments in North Dakota high school athletics. Or I could write about how nerve wracking a “win and in” situation will be on Sunday for the Vikings. How about I discuss if “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie or not? No, I’ll let my colleagues...
Filed Under Football | Basketball | Varsity Sports | Hockey | ND High School