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Tom Nieman

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

Summit League WBB Pre-Season Poll

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...
Filed Under Basketball | College | North Dakota State University | South Dakota State University | University of South Dakota

Sumner Numners - Update

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...
Filed Under Football | College | South Dakota State University

Rank and File

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...