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Coyote Corner: First Test For Improved O-Line

When the 2012 season came to a close, the USD coaching staff circled the offensive line as one of the areas in need of the greatest improvement. That group had to get better, and the entire offseason program was designed to ensure that it did. Once fall camp arrived, it didn't take long to notice a difference. Junior quarterback Josh Vander Maten...
Filed Under Football | College | University of South Dakota

Coyote Corner: Scouting UC Davis

The Series The Coyotes first opponent of 2013 is a familiar one. As I wrote earlier this week, USD and UC Davis were conference rivals in the Great West Conference from 2009-11. The two sides squared off three times in that span, with the games being decided by a grand total of eight points. Oct. 10, 2009 (Vermillion, S.D.) - UC Davis...
Filed Under Football | College | University of South Dakota

Who Knows?

South Dakota State kicks off the football season Saturday night at home against Butler.  And while we (men, sports guys) don’t know much about much, here is what we do know. What we know about:  SDSU’s football team The Jacks went 9-4 last year.  They made the playoffs.  They won a playoff game.  They graduated some really good players...
Filed Under Football | College | South Dakota State University

Coyote Corner: MidcoSN Broadcast Schedule

Now that it's officially game week, it seems appropriate to remind everyone that MidcoSN will broadcast a total of five Coyote football games during the 2013 season. Aug. 31 - vs. UC Davis, 2 p.m. (HD) Oct. 5 - vs. Missouri State (Dakota Days), 2 p.m. Nov. 9 - vs. Montana, 1 p.m. Nov. 16 - vs. South Dakota State, 1 p.m. Nov. 23 - at North Dakota...
Filed Under Football | College | University of South Dakota

Coyote Corner: Injuries Mounting For USD

Football is a physical game, so injuries come with the territory. But, as USD head coach Joe Glenn said during the team's annual media day, "sometimes when it rains, it pours in the same spot." Unfortunately for Coach Glenn, the Coyotes are getting soaked. At least four players have been lost for the season. Two others are still being evaluated,...
Filed Under Football | College | University of South Dakota

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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