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Summit League WBB Pre-Season Poll

Until somebody proves otherwise, South Dakota State is the team to beat in Summit League women's basketball. The Jackrabbits are the pick of the pre-season in a poll of the league's head coaches, Sports Information Directors and select media members.  SDSU has won 5 straight Summit League tournament championships. Here is the voting... and...
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Coyote Corner: Q & A With David Herbster

Dave Boots' sudden retirement caught a lot of people by surprise, including USD athletic director David Herbster. In the days that followed, Herbster was forced to quickly and carefully consider his options. He ultimately decided to name Boots' longtime assistant Joey James as the program's interim head coach, while also announcing his intent...
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Coyote Corner: Reaction to Boots' Retirement

It's safe to say that Dave Boots' retirement caught pretty much everybody, from the administration to the players, off guard. Boots, who had compiled a record of 503-235 in 25 seasons with the Coyotes, quietly broke the news to athletic director David Herbster Tuesday morning. He informed the team of his decision following an afternoon...
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Tough Calls

The NCAA men’s basketball rules committee has recommended several changes for the upcoming season.  The changes will likely be approved on June 18 and go into effect this November. The most notable, in my mind, is an adjustment in the block/charge call… the toughest and most controversial whistle in the game. The most recent change in this...
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Total Speculation

Totally unconfirmed reports from a dubious and non-existent source in the Chicagoland area indicate that the Summit League will cease to exist immediately. Oakland University has taken its ball and gone (closer to) home to the Horizon League. Indiana University, Purdue University Fort Wayne has discontinued all athletic programs and will...
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Summit League Survival

SUMMIT LEAGUE MEDIA STATEMENT REGARDING OAKLAND UNIVERSITY’S DEPARTURE “Oakland University has been a member of The Summit League for the past 15 years and we wish them well in the future. In the ever-changing college athletics landscape, this move was rumored and anticipated for several months. Although it comes at a very late time in the year,...
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