Jay Elsen

Summit League Postseason Awards - Men

The Summit League announced it's postseason awards during its annual Tip-Off Press Conference in Sioux Falls on Thursday afternoon. 2013-14 Summit League Men's Basketball Awards Player of the Year - Taylor Braun, North Dakota State Newcomer of the Year - Garret Covington, Western Illinois Sixth Man of the Year - Mo Evans, Fort...
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Seeding Scenarios For USD

As we enter the final weekend of the regular season, I wanted to try and bring some clarity to the potential seeding situations for the USD men and women, as it pertains to next week's Summit League Tournament. Men Things are pretty black and white for Joey James and the Coyote men. They secured at least the No. 5 seed with with last week's...
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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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