Jay Elsen

Coyotes MBB Picked 7th; Gruis Named All-Summit

The USD men's basketball team finished seventh in The Summit League last season (10-18, 5-12 SL), and it seems folks in and around the conference don't expect much of a change in 2013-14. Here's a look at the league's annual preseason poll - which is made up of votes from coaches, SIDs, and media - that was released on Wednesday: 2013-14...
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Bouma emerging as USD's go-to back

It looks like the Coyotes have found a featured running back. After splitting carries with fellow redshirt freshman Jordan Roberts for the first five games, Trevor Bouma, literally, took the ball and ran with it on Saturday, setting career-highs in carries (28), rushing yards (145), and rushing touchdowns (2) in leading the Coyotes to a 17-14...
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Coyote Corner: Murtha, Manning lost for season

Last week's win over Missouri State has proven costly for USD in more ways than one. In addition to Tyler Starr's disqualification and impending half-game suspension, the Coyotes lost two other starters to season-ending injuries. Senior offensive lineman Marc Murtha and junior fullback Tom Manning each suffered knee injuries against the...
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Coyote Corner: Starr Suspension Upheld

It's official. Joe Glenn confirmed today that South Dakota has lost it's appeal of the targeting call against standout linebacker Tyler Starr. That means Starr - who leads the team with nine-and-a-half tackles for loss and six sacks this season - will have to sit out the first half of Saturday's game against Indiana State (1-4, 0-1 MVFC). Glenn...
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Coyote Corner: Notes on NAU

The USD football team faces its single longest road trip of the season this week, as it heads to Flagstaff, Ariz. for a non-conference game against No. 22 Northern Arizona. Common Opponent Both teams come into the game with 1-1 records and, ironically, both teams' wins have come against UC Davis. The Coyotes defeated the Aggies 10-7 in their...
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Coyote Corner: Q & A With David Herbster

Dave Boots' sudden retirement caught a lot of people by surprise, including USD athletic director David Herbster. In the days that followed, Herbster was forced to quickly and carefully consider his options. He ultimately decided to name Boots' longtime assistant Joey James as the program's interim head coach, while also announcing his intent...
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