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Summit League ( ) of the Year Awards

I hate “If the season ended today” scenarios because they are dumb… so I’m just going to call this the Season So Far Awards. We are just over three weeks away from the tip of the Summit League tournament… each team has 5 or 6 games left in the regular season… but we’ve got a pretty good idea of who’s got what. The league will name 5 “of the...
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USD Signing Day

The fax machine (yes, they still exist) at USD is getting its annual workout today, as class of 2014 recruits make their commitments to the Coyotes official. Here's the list - including links to all available highlight reels - in the order they were announced (Updated - 3:23 p.m.): Paul "Coop" Anderson, WR (5'11, 195) - West Park, FL (Hallandale...
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Contreras' Value Rising At USD

More than 1,700 miles from her native San Francisco, Raeshel Contreras says she still feels right at home. “When I saw the team, the whole vibe with everyone, it was like a family. And the coaches were really nice and I just  knew, right away, I wanted to come here, which is weird because it was South Dakota. And everyone was like ‘what?’ But I...
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Summit MBB (OK, Denver IS pretty good)

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, right?  But often, the second look is the most (or at least more) accurate. I saw Denver play at South Dakota in the Summit League opener.  USD won 59-54.  Denver was not awful, but they were...... just there.  Brett Olson made some shots and had 22, but nobody else left an impression......
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Norris Rewarding Coyotes' Patience

Trey Norris is proof that good things come to those who wait. Despite the best efforts of the coaching staff, Norris didn't initially pick South Dakota. But he's here now. And he's making a huge impact for the Coyotes. The traditional role of the point guard is to distribute, find teammates and control the flow of the game. But Norris has...
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Stig's Office

We would knock politely and then just walk right in.  He always says it is not really his office.  It belongs to all of us.  (First indication of the We before the I.) Nice office, though... floor to ceiling windows on two sides with the sun pouring in and a full view of the football stadium. Big bookcase on one wall... coaching, philosophy,...
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