Jay Elsen

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...
Filed Under Basketball | College

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.),...
Filed Under Basketball | Varsity Sports

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...
Filed Under Basketball | Varsity Sports

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...
Filed Under Power Rankings | Varsity Sports

NSIC Preview: Wayne St. at Northern St.

MidcoSN will in the Hub City for tonight's NSIC doubleheader between Wayne State and Northern State. I'll have the pleasure of calling all of the action with my good friend, Al Bahe. Game times are 6 and 8 p.m. Women's Matchup: We'll get our first live look at one of the premier programs in NCAA Division II, let alone  the NSIC. Wayne State...
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My Take On Meierkort

I was one of many that was caught off guard by the recent dismissal of USD head football coach Ed Meierkort.   After all, on the surface, he appeared to do a lot of things right.  54-35 (.607) overall record 40-5 (.889) at the DakotaDome 2005 NCC Co-Champions 2006 NCAA Division II Playoff Appearance Guided USD to first win...
Filed Under Football | College