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Coach Q&A: Jed Stugart, USF

After four national championships and two runner-up finishes as members of the NAIA, the University of Sioux Falls football program--along with the school's ten other sports-- is turning the page. The Cougars will complete a three-year transitional period by competing as a "provisional status" member of NCAA Division II in 2011. Membership in...
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Anticipation Is Killing Me

I'm not sure about you, but the wait for football is driving me nuts. I know what you're thinking...what about the NFL preseason? I suppose that counts for something, but the diet of second-stringers and future Arena Football League talent is already getting stale. I'm talking real, regular season football. And for the first time I can...
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Coyotes Notes and Root Beer Floats

Root beer floats are underrated and delicious. And now… Impressions from watching USD’s football team scrimmage and talking to head coach Ed Meierkort. The new logo on the helmets will be the plain, intertwined “SD”.  It is simple and clean and kind of dull, but it gets the “South Dakota” out there which is what they wanted.  It replaces the...
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A Few Jacks Standing

There was a lot of excitment within the South Dakota State football program this summer when four of its seniors--DB Cole Brodie, TE Colin Cochart, LB Derek Domino and C Ryan McKnight--signed free agent deals with NFL teams following the lockout. Unfortunately, that excitement has been tempered by a certain degree of disappointment. McKnight...
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USF, Minot State Face Daunting Schedules

It's a big year for the University of Sioux Falls and Minot State University. Both universities are taking the final step in the three-year transition from the NAIA, and are competing as "provisional status" members of NCAA Division II during the 2011-12 school year. Overall, it's been a much shorter, less arduous road than the one traveled by...
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