There’s 40 minutes in a college basketball game, but sometimes it takes just a few minutes to put a team in a hole that it can’t get out of.
So went Dakota Wesleyan women’s Great Plains Athletic Conference game with Morningside Wednesday at the Corn Palace. The Tigers fell to the Mustangs, ranked fifth in the NAIA, 68-58 to fall to 5-10 in the GPAC and 14-11 overall.
The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team came out firing and led 11-0 early in the first quarter, but struggled from then on, falling 81-59 to Morningside College on Wednesday night at the Corn Palace.
The loss drops Dakota Wesleyan to 14-11 overall and 6-9 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The Tigers will look to bounce back on Saturday as they travel to take on Midland in a GPAC game with a 4 p.m. tipoff.
University of Sioux Falls senior men’s basketball players Matt Malloy and Eric Tisby were partially reinstated Friday by coach Chris Johnson.
However, Malloy, a Parkston native, and Tisby rejected the reinstatement offer late this afternoon, according to USF Sports Information Director Matt Stull.
Two weeks after the closing of Dana College in Blair, Neb., the Great Plains Athletic Conference has announced schedule changes for the 2010-11 academic year for football, volleyball and basketball.
Like every school in the GPAC, Dakota Wesleyan University saw some necessary changes to its schedules. But because of the atypical circumstances, DWU athletic director Curt Hart was pleased that the school was notified of the changes in a timely manner.
Less than two months before the start of the 2010-11 school year, Dana College announced Wednesday night that it was closing its doors forever.
The sudden closure leaves more than 600 full- and part-time students and roughly 130 employees searching for a place to work or go to school this fall.
It also creates quite a dilemma for the other 12 schools in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
When the 2010-11 school year starts in a few months, there will be two new faces in the crowd in the Dakota Wesleyan University athletic department.
New faces are something DWU is familiar with.
The university, whose longest-tenured coaches will enter their sixth years with the school this fall, has an average tenure of 3.7 years among its 13 head coaching positions. That average is the lowest among the 13 schools in the Great Plains Athletic Conference, of which the university is a part. The GPAC school with the longest average tenure among its coaches is Midland Lutheran, in Fremont, Neb., at 12.2 years.
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