Jay Elsen

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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USF, Minot State Face Daunting Schedules

It's a big year for the University of Sioux Falls and Minot State University. Both universities are taking the final step in the three-year transition from the NAIA, and are competing as "provisional status" members of NCAA Division II during the 2011-12 school year. Overall, it's been a much shorter, less arduous road than the one traveled by...
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11AAA Football...Really?

High school football in South Dakota, much like the rest of the country, is the pride of the prep sports scene. Participation and popularity seem to be ever-climbing, leaving very few people without some sort of connection to the sport. That makes it all but impossible for changes made within the game to go unnoticed. There have been several...
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