Jay Elsen

Who Will Cool In SDSU-USD Women's Rematch?

The men have had their chance. Now it's the women's turn. SDSU travels to USD for the first time since 2004 tonight, in a game we'll have live on MidcoSN. In addition to the obvious and, frankly, overused rivalry storyline, this rematch is exciting because it features the two hottest teams in the Summit League. Since the Jacks and Coyotes...
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NSIC Preview: Minnesota Duluth at Northern State

MidcoSN returns to the Hub City on Friday, Jan. 27. Al Bahe and I have the call for the NSIC twinbill between Minnesota Duluth and Northern State. Game times at Wachs Arena are 6 and 8 p.m. Women's Matchup: UMD (11-6, 8-5 NSIC) vs. Northern St. (11-8, 6-7 NSIC) These teams met just over a month ago with UMD claiming a 68-52 decision. Shelly...
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NSIC Preview: Upper Iowa at MSU Moorhead

I'll be "Comin' At Ya Live" from Moorhead, Minn. tonight (Jan. 13), as MSU Moorhead hosts an NSIC doubleheader with Upper Iowa. Al Bahe will join me on the call. Game times at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse are 6 and 8 p.m. Here's a few quick notes to get you ready. Women's Matchup: Upper Iowa (1-12, 1-8 NSIC) vs. MSU Moorhead (5-8, 2-7...
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Munsen, Luitjens Meet at Miller Classic

For the second consecutive year, the "World's Only Corn Palace" is set to host some of the top prep basketball talent in the country. The 2nd annual Mike Miller Classic will be played Dec. 29-30 in Mitchell, S.D. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.), Briarcrest Christian (Memphis, Tenn.), Central (Memphis, Tenn.),...
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Comparing Two Legends

In my line of work, cool things happen. And, often times, I have a front row seat. The latest instance came last Friday night (Dec. 16) in Chamberlain, S.D., where longtime Parkston coach Rob Van Laecken recorded his 552nd career victory over the hometown Cubs. With that win, Van Laecken supplanted the late/great Fred Tibbetts as the winningest...
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Get Involved With Varsity Sports Now!

A new season of "Varsity Sports Now!" is underway on Midco Sports Network. Jason Andera and I will be scouring through the region's prep basketball scene every Thursday night (7 pm) for the next few months. You can expect highlights, player features, coach interviews, and, of course, Andera's Power Rankings. We will also be offering several...
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