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Tom Nieman

Football Class Warfare

I spent Sunday in Fargo at a JO volleyball tournament and got to talking to some North Dakota guys.  They think South Dakota is insane for having so many classes of high school sports... basketball and football, in particular. I had to agree and I have laid out some numbers on how similar-sized states like North Dakota and Montana and Alaska do...
Filed Under Football

Daaaaaa Slaughter

The Sioux Falls Storm takes on the Chicago Slaughter this Sunday. The game will be LIVE on Midco Sports Network at 4:00. Chicago is coached by former Chicago Bear, Steve McMichael.  Jim McMahon has been a co-owner of the team since February 2010.  (The team was named to honor the meat packers and other blue collar workers in the Windy...
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I do not like Gary Munsen

I am from Huron.  When it comes to high school sports Huron does not like Mitchell.  Mitchell does not like Huron. Gary Munsen is the boys basketball coach at Mitchell.   I do not like Gary Munsen.   I love the guy. I did not like him in the least almost 30 years ago when his Kernals beat us every friggin time we played them on their way to...
Filed Under Basketball | Varsity Sports | SD High School

Winning Bracket

I’m pretty sure these are all correct. Round of 64 Kentucky-Western Kentucky               Kentucky Iowa State-UConn                               UConn Wichita State-VCU                              Wichita State Indiana-New Mexico State                 Indiana UNLV-Colorado                                  ...
Filed Under Basketball | College

Summit at the Sheraton

Hanging out today at the Sheraton Hotel in Sioux Falls which is connected to the Sioux Falls Arena which is host for the next four days to the Summit League basketball tournament. Brad Newitt and I will “do” the mens games on Midco Sports Net… Al Bahe and Juno Pintar will announce the women.  4 games Saturday, 4 Sunday, 4 Monday. We’ve been...
Filed Under Basketball | College

Jacks-Yotes Re-Match: Can the Coyotes Close the Gap?

South Dakota State plays at South Dakota on Thursday night... we have it LIVE at 7:00 on MidcoSN. SDSU beat USD 86-56 in Brookings four weeks ago.  Can the Coyotes keep it competitive this time?  Probably.  Hopefully. Disclosure:  I am an SDSU grad... sat on the BB bench for 4 years and had a grand time in Brookville.  But thanks to my...
Filed Under Basketball | College | South Dakota State University | University of South Dakota