Jay Elsen

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...
Filed Under Basketball | College

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...
Filed Under Football | College

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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Coyotes Hope To End Road Woes at UNI

With consecutive wins over Missouri State and Indiana State under its belt, the confidence level of the South Dakota football team is as high as it's been during the Joe Glenn era. The question now is whether the Coyotes (3-3, 2-1 MVFC) have managed to carry that momentum with them to Cedar Falls, Iowa for Saturday's match-up with No. 11/13...
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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...
Filed Under Football | College