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The annual Showdown Series will resume at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Coughlin Alumni Stadium in Brookings. This matchup features a pair of teams headed in different directions, as South Dakota State University enters play at 7-4, while the University of South Dakota is on a seven-game losing streak and stands at 2-9. A week ago, the Jackrabbits throttled Western Illinois 59-24, and will focus on defeating their arch-rival for a chance to enter the FCS playoffs. Against the Leathernecks, senior running back Zach Zenner ran for 132 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns.
• Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball vs. Augustana College, 6 p.m. in Sioux Falls.
BROOKINGS -- The South Dakota State University women's basketball team's home win streak ended at 22 on Tuesday after falling to Creighton 88-81 in a nonconference game at Frost Arena. SDSU (1-1) tied the school record with 22 straight wins. The Jackrabbits had four players in double figures, including Mitchell native and sophomore Kerri Young with 15 points and Mitchell native and freshman Macy Miller with 11. Mariah Clarin added a career-high 21 points and Megan Waytashek had 17. At one point in the game, Creighton had a 16-point lead, which the Jackrabbits cut to two in the second half.
Dakota Wesleyan University will host a Tiny Tigers basketball clinic for youth basketball players to sharpen their skills on Dec. 6 at the Corn Palace and Christen Family Athletic Center. The clinic is open to both boys and girls in grades 1-6. The cost of the camp is $35, which includes a T-shirt, and in addition to learning from DWU players and coaches, participating athletes will be able to perform at halftime of the men's and women's home game against Midland.
BROOKINGS -- The South Dakota State University women’s basketball team’s home win streak ended at 22 on Tuesday after falling to Creighton 88-81 in a nonconference game at Frost Arena...
After its second consecutive seven-win season, the Dakota Wesleyan University football team had 13 players earn all-Great Plains Athletic Conference honors, including four on the league's first team. Senior running back Francois Barnaud and senior offensive lineman Kyle Hencke were named to the all-GPAC first team offense, while junior linebacker Brady Bonte and junior defensive back Tanner Munk were all-GPAC first team defense selections. This was Barnaud's second straight conference first-team honor.
Today, at the Corn Palace, the Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team hosts Valley City State University in a nonconference matchup. Time: 7 p.m. Records: DWU (6-0); VCSU (2-3) Notes: The Tigers are receiving votes in the NAIA Coaches Poll and are undefeated through the first two weeks of the season. ... The Vikings are on three-game losing skid with two of those losses coming to Great Plains Athletic Conference schools Northwestern College and Dordt College. ... VCSU is led by Riley West with 12.4 points per game. ...
Two Dakota Wesleyan University men's soccer team players were named to the all-Great Plains Athletic Conference team on Monday. DWU senior forward Chaz Foss was named to the second team and finished the year with 11 goals and nine assists. DWU's Bryce Berletic was named to the all-GPAC honorable mention list. The senior forward scored two goals and had five assists. DWU finished the season 8-10-1 and fell to eventual champion Hastings College in the first round of the GPAC playoffs.
Dakota Wesleyan University senior forward Megan Johnson, who led the Great Plains Athletic Conference and the NAIA in goals scored, was named to the all-GPAC first team on Monday. Johnson set the school record for most goals in a single season with 23, despite having her season cut short due to injury. DWU's Thara Ali Said earned her second consecutive all-GPAC honorable mention selection. Ali Said scored 13 goals and had three assists for DWU in 2014. The Tigers finished the season 9-10-1 overall and fell to Concordia University in the semifinals of the GPAC playoffs.
CHAMBERLAIN -- The Chamberlain football team landed 11 players on the all-Nations Conference team, which was announced Monday. Senior running back Shawn Foote, senior offensive tackle Tyson Fleury, senior defensive tackle Zach Ristau, junior defensive end Nick Claussen, junior center Nathan Powell, junior fullback Jeremy Herron and junior quarterback Parker Evans were named to the all-conference first team. Players selected on the all-Nations Conference teams were voted on and selected by coaches. Four Cubs, including senior middle backer Hunter Knippling, sophomore outside linebacker Dodge