SPOTLIGHT: South Dakota State football quarterfinal special episode | Dec. 10, 2021

A look at the SDSU football program ahead of its national quarterfinal against Villanova on Dec. 11.

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The Mitchell Republic Minute

A special edition of the Mitchell Republic Minute for Dec. 10, looking at the South Dakota State University football program.

Reporters from the Mitchell Republic look back at the Jackrabbits’ rise to the elite ranks of the Football Championship Subdivision, review the crazy 2021 calendar year in which SDSU will have played 24 football games after Saturday, offer thoughts on the upcoming game and the FCS bracket at large and look ahead to the future of FCS football and SDSU’s place within that space.

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The Mitchell Republic Minute is published on Tuesdays and Fridays.
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Dierks covers prep and collegiate athletics across the Mitchell Republic's coverage region area, focusing on Mitchell High School football and boys basketball and area high school football, volleyball and basketball, as well as Dakota Wesleyan women's basketball. He was also the lead on the Mitchell Republic Gridiron Spotlight, producing video and providing live play-by-play for the traveling weekly prep football broadcast during its first season in the fall of 2021. Dierks is a Mitchell native who graduated from South Dakota State University with his bachelor's degree in journalism in May 2020. He joined the Mitchell Republic sports staff in August 2021. He can be reached at and found on Twitter at @LDierksy.
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