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Jay Elsen

USD's Postseason Possibilities

Tuesday may have been the biggest day in South Dakota sports history, but at USD it will be remembered for the pain that resulted from it. Both Coyote basketball teams suffered gut-wrenching losses to their arch-rivals in The Summit League Tournament Championship – losses that ultimately cost them the chance to play in their respective NCAA...
Filed Under Basketball | College | University of South Dakota

USD Football Adds 11

South Dakota targeted specific needs during the second phase of the 2018 football recruiting season, efforts that were rewarded Wednesday (Feb. 6) with the signatures of 11 new student-athletes. The makeup of this group is quite different than the one the Coyotes signed in December. That list was loaded with interior players, specifically on the...
Filed Under Football | College | University of South Dakota

USD Adds 16 On Early Signing Day

Stress levels dropped considerably for college football coaches across the country this morning with the completion of their sports' first ever early signing period. Whether it was FBS, FCS or some other division, this was the first time any of them have been able to complete the recruiting process for prospective student-athletes before the...
Filed Under Football | College | University of South Dakota

MidcoSN Podcast: This Week In USD Football

South Dakota's first experience with the FCS Playoffs could not have been a whole lot more dramatic. The Coyotes held off a furious second half charge from what was supposed to be an overmatched Nicholls team, ultimately securing the 38-31 win by forcing a fumble at the goal line with less than a minute remaining. "That was a great football...
Filed Under Football | College | Podcast | University of South Dakota

MidcoSN Podcast: This Week In USD Football

Playoffs?!? That is not just a key component to one of the greatest coach rants in sports history. It was also a very real question for the South Dakota football program just last week. After completing a 7-4 regular season - their best at the Division I level - with a 31-28 loss at the hands of arch-rival South Dakota State, the Coyotes were at...
Filed Under Football | College | Podcast | University of South Dakota

This Week In USD Football

For one day, we got a reminder of what South Dakota football used to be like. USD, which entered the game at Northern Iowa with four turnovers all season, gave it away on three straight fourth quarter possessions, leading to 14 UNI points and, ultimately, a gut-wrenching 34-29 defeat. The fact that this team had given us no prior indication that...
Filed Under Football | College | Podcast | University of South Dakota