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High School Basketball Power Rankings (North Dakota)

ND Boys A 1. St. Mary 2. Century 3. Fargo Davies 4. West Fargo 5. Wahpeton St. Mary returns their core group from a 20-4 team last year, highlighted by senior Ben Weisbeck. They’ll have a new head coach in Brent DeKok. Bismarck Century with Tyler Rudolph will also be tough in the WDA. The EDC is pretty wide open but Fargo...
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"New" NCAA BB Rules Will Favor Offense

It is time. South Dakota State's men and women play exhibition games Friday night at Frost Arena.  My Jayhawks supposedly have the best college player since Wilt Chamberlain.  The SF Washington girls should be pretty good. Hoops is here... and in the college game there are a couple of subtle rule tweaks this year that are supposed to make...
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Coyotes MBB Picked 7th; Gruis Named All-Summit

The USD men's basketball team finished seventh in The Summit League last season (10-18, 5-12 SL), and it seems folks in and around the conference don't expect much of a change in 2013-14. Here's a look at the league's annual preseason poll - which is made up of votes from coaches, SIDs, and media - that was released on Wednesday: 2013-14...
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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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