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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...
Filed Under Basketball | College

Coyote Corner: USD-KU Gameday

Kickoff between the Coyotes and Kansas Jayhawks is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan., and that's a good thing. As of right now, the temperature stands at 99 degrees, with a heat index of about 104, and it's a good 20 degrees warmer on the Kivisto Field turf. The temp is only expected to drop a couple of degrees by kickoff,...
Filed Under Football | College

Sumner Numners

Austin Sumner had just thrown for 326 yards and 3 touchdowns… and by looking at and listening to the SDSU quarterback you would not be able to tell if the Jackrabbits had just beaten Butler 55-14 (they had) or had just lost at Northern Iowa (they did last year). “Rusty in the first half… just fundamental stuff… real stupid stuff that I’ve got...
Filed Under Football | College | South Dakota State University

Honey, Does This Mascot Make My School Look Offensive?

Because you can never have too many conversations about school mascots….. The University of Denver joins the Summit League this year (Welcome!) and the school seems to be having an identity crisis. A little bit of background here: http://www.denverpost.com/du/ci_23829741/du-pioneers-mascot-committee-recommends-against-adopting-new And here:...
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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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Coyote Corner: Weis has KU on alert

With eight FCS schools securing upsets over FBS programs on the opening weekend of the college football season, Kansas coach Charlie Weis wants to be sure his team comes ready to play against South Dakota on Sept. 7. Weis told reporters during Monday's Big 12 coaches teleconference that Kansas State's loss to North Dakota State hit especially...
Filed Under Football | College