Jay Elsen

This Week in USD Football

In the first installment of this podcast series for 2018, MidcoSN’s Jay Elsen and guest Mick Garry discuss some of the storylines that came out of South Dakota’s 43-28 win over Northern Colorado. They also take an in-depth look at the Coyotes’ next opponent, No. 11 Weber State.
Filed Under College | Podcast | University of South Dakota

USD Season Preview: 2018 Defense

While South Dakota’s offense enjoyed its most prolific FCS season to date, the Coyote defense experienced a very different ride in 2017. There were games when USD looked very good (North Dakota/Indiana State), games they didn’t finish (Northern Iowa/South Dakota State), and those that they’d rather just plain forget (Illinois State/North Dakota...
Filed Under Football | College | University of South Dakota

USD Season Preview - 2018 Offense

“Prolific” might not be a strong enough term to describe the University of South Dakota’s offensive output in the 2017 season. The Coyotes racked up some ridiculous numbers, finishing in the top six in the FCS in total (2nd/523.6 ypg), scoring (4th/38.2 ppg) and passing (6th/333.2 ypg) offense while also smashing several school records. So, is it...
Filed Under Football | College | University of South Dakota

MVFC Preseason Ballot

Cheer up, folks. It's almost football season. That reality just set in for me as I submitted my ballot for MVFC Preseason Awards. The value of such a thing is pretty minimal. In fact, if you called it silly I wouldn't necessarily argue with you. Nevertheless, it's a process that I am flattered to be part of and a responsibility that I take very...
Filed Under Football | College | North Dakota State University | South Dakota State University | University of North Dakota | University of South Dakota

MidcoSN Podcast: Mooney Talks Texas Tech

It's been a long and emotionally grueling process, but Matt Mooney has made his decision. There was no shortage of suitors for the South Dakota graduate transfer, who averaged 18.4 points for the Coyotes over the past two seasons. At least a dozen "Power Five" programs expressed some level of interest in the two-time All-Summit League...

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