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UPDATE: Nielson, USD Sign 31

It's been a crazy month for Bob Nielson and South Dakota's new-look coaching staff, as they've scrambled to assemble their first recruiting class. The good news is, it looks like all that effort has paid off in a big way. Nielson announced Wednesday that the Coyotes have signed 24 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, with another seven...
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USD Finalizes 2016 Football Schedule

The Bob Nielson era will officially begin in Albuquerque. The University of South Dakota announced Wednesday (Jan. 13) that Nielson and the Coyotes will open up the 2016 season against the University of New Mexico on Sept. 3. The game had been in the works for a while, but nothing could be finalized until the University of California - USD's...
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USD Recruiting Update

With National Signing Day rapidly approaching, Joe Glenn and his University of South Dakota coaching staff are busy trying to close the deal with the recruits they have targeted for months. So far, it looks like their pitch has been well received. High school standouts from several states have already given verbal commitments to the Coyotes, and...
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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: 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...
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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...
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