Until somebody proves otherwise, South Dakota State is the team to beat in Summit League women's basketball.
The Jackrabbits are the pick of the pre-season in a poll of the league's head coaches, Sports Information Directors and select media members. SDSU has won 5 straight Summit League tournament championships.
Here is the voting... and...
UPDATE---Austin Sumner should throw himself onto the top of the Career Passing Yards list in the South Dakota State University record book this weekend. He needs 135 yards against Southern Illinois on Saturday to break the Jackrabbit record held by Ryan Berry. Sumner has thrown for at least 136 in his last 14 starts so the chances are very good...
I cover South Dakota State University football. I get asked how good they are and I say, “pretty good” which is pretty lame. So how do we know? Go to the poll!
We love to rank stuff. Put any information/topic/movie/football team into a Top (#) (any subject) format and you’ve got something we can all agree or disagree or agree to disagree...
Austin Sumner had just thrown for 326 yards and 3 touchdowns… and by looking at and listening to the SDSU quarterback you would not be able to tell if the Jackrabbits had just beaten Butler 55-14 (they had) or had just lost at Northern Iowa (they did last year).
“Rusty in the first half… just fundamental stuff… real stupid stuff that I’ve got...
Because you can never have too many conversations about school mascots….. The University of Denver joins the Summit League this year (Welcome!) and the school seems to be having an identity crisis.
A little bit of background here: http://www.denverpost.com/du/ci_23829741/du-pioneers-mascot-committee-recommends-against-adopting-new
Initial names are cool.
AC Green (LA Lakers)
EF Hutton (money, the old fashioned way)
JG Wentworth (structured settlements)
LL Cool J (stands for Ladies Love)
SS Minnow (doomed sea vessel)
TJ Hooker (TV cop)
You get the idea.
And then there is South Dakota State University linebacker, T.J. Lally.
He says his given name...