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Tom Nieman

Stig's Office

We would knock politely and then just walk right in.  He always says it is not really his office.  It belongs to all of us.  (First indication of the We before the I.) Nice office, though... floor to ceiling windows on two sides with the sun pouring in and a full view of the football stadium. Big bookcase on one wall... coaching, philosophy,...
Filed Under Football | College

Bold Predictions Fulfilled Or Not

The SDSU football team beat Indiana State 29-0.  My pre-game predictions are below.  Actual results did vary. Prediction --- For just the second time this season, the Jacks will run and pass for more than 200 yards. (The only other game SDSU has gone for 200/200 was at Nebraska.) Result --- Close.  Jacks ran for 175 and passed for...
Filed Under South Dakota State University

Bold Predictions

The SDSU football team plays Indiana State at 2:00 on Saturday at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium in Brookings. SDSU is 5-4 and 2-3 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.  Indiana State is 1-8 and 0-5. I gotta feelin' that: For just the second time this season, the Jacks will run and pass for more than 200 yards. (The only other game...

Do You Have To Be A Jerk To Be Tough?

A lot of buzz right now around the Miami Dolphins story about Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin and bullying and racism and football culture and the perceived need for every player to be a badass and is Incognito a cretin or is Martin a sissy or are they both in the .1% on opposite ends of the human personality scale….. There are a couple of...

"New" NCAA BB Rules Will Favor Offense

It is time. South Dakota State's men and women play exhibition games Friday night at Frost Arena.  My Jayhawks supposedly have the best college player since Wilt Chamberlain.  The SF Washington girls should be pretty good. Hoops is here... and in the college game there are a couple of subtle rule tweaks this year that are supposed to make...
Filed Under Basketball | College

Must Win?

Even if South Dakota State does not win its football game on Saturday against Northern Iowa, the sun will still rise on Sunday and kittens will still be cute and Zingers will still be tasty. BUT... if the Jacks do beat the Panthers, it will be a sunnier, fuzzier, more delicious Sunday AND the Jacks will still have a shot at a spot in the FCS...
Filed Under Football | College | South Dakota State University