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Jay Elsen

Coach Q&A: Kim Nelson, SF Roosevelt

Sioux Falls Roosevelt came painfully close to earning a berth in last year's 11AA championship game. A botched extra point following a late fourth quarter touchdown proved to be the difference in the Rough Riders' 28-27 loss to O'Gorman. That one was tough to stomach for head coach Kim Nelson, who expects his team to be back in the mix in...
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Coach Q&A: Steve Kueter, SF O'Gorman

Since South Dakota's playoff era began in 1981, no team has ended it's season in the DakotaDome more than Sioux Falls O'Gorman. The Knights made their 14th trip to Vermillion in 2010, losing to Sioux Falls Washington. Despite last year's disappointment, it looks like the Knights have a good chance to add to their legacy in 2011. With nearly all...
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Coach Q&A: Jed Stugart, USF

After four national championships and two runner-up finishes as members of the NAIA, the University of Sioux Falls football program--along with the school's ten other sports-- is turning the page. The Cougars will complete a three-year transitional period by competing as a "provisional status" member of NCAA Division II in 2011. Membership in...
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North Dakota Nicknames (Not That One)

Nicknames have always intrigued me. I enjoy hearing the stories behind them and looking at the logos that have come to represent them. I also think it's interesting to see which nicknames/logos have withstood the test of time, and which ones have been altered in some sort of "modernization" effort, or in the interest of political...

Anticipation Is Killing Me

I'm not sure about you, but the wait for football is driving me nuts. I know what you're thinking...what about the NFL preseason? I suppose that counts for something, but the diet of second-stringers and future Arena Football League talent is already getting stale. I'm talking real, regular season football. And for the first time I can...
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A Few Jacks Standing

There was a lot of excitment within the South Dakota State football program this summer when four of its seniors--DB Cole Brodie, TE Colin Cochart, LB Derek Domino and C Ryan McKnight--signed free agent deals with NFL teams following the lockout. Unfortunately, that excitement has been tempered by a certain degree of disappointment. McKnight...
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