Jay Elsen

Thoseby adjusting to life, new role at USD

Our Coyote Corner Athlete of the Week (Feb. 25) is another one of USD's products from Down Under. Like women's players Nicole Seekamp and Madeline White, Adam Thoseby hails from Australia. And his career at South Dakota has meant adjusting not just to a new country and a new school, but a new role with the Coyotes. Adam Thoseby’s life has been a...
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USD Signing Day

The fax machine (yes, they still exist) at USD is getting its annual workout today, as class of 2014 recruits make their commitments to the Coyotes official. Here's the list - including links to all available highlight reels - in the order they were announced (Updated - 3:23 p.m.): Paul "Coop" Anderson, WR (5'11, 195) - West Park, FL (Hallandale...
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Contreras' Value Rising At USD

More than 1,700 miles from her native San Francisco, Raeshel Contreras says she still feels right at home. “When I saw the team, the whole vibe with everyone, it was like a family. And the coaches were really nice and I just  knew, right away, I wanted to come here, which is weird because it was South Dakota. And everyone was like ‘what?’ But I...
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Norris Rewarding Coyotes' Patience

Trey Norris is proof that good things come to those who wait. Despite the best efforts of the coaching staff, Norris didn't initially pick South Dakota. But he's here now. And he's making a huge impact for the Coyotes. The traditional role of the point guard is to distribute, find teammates and control the flow of the game. But Norris has...
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Shrine Game offers opportunity to USD's Starr

Tyler Starr will get a chance to shine in the longest running college all-star game in the country. South Dakota's All-American linebacker accepted an invitation to play in the 89th East-West Shrine Game in late November, and will report to St. Petersburg, Fla. on Jan. 11. Not only is it going to be an opportunity for Starr to showcase his...
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Game Day: South Dakota vs Illinois State

It looks like it's going to be a beautiful fall afternoon at the newly-renovated Hancock Stadium on the campus of Illinois State University. Game time temperature is expected to be around 54 degrees, with winds out of the west-northwest at around 20 mph. South Dakota (4-3, 3-1 MVFC), which ended its 18-game road losing streak with last week's...
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