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Jacks Have Postponement

Weather conditions in the Northeast forced South Dakota State and Buffalo to postpone the men’s basketball game scheduled for Jan. 3 in New York.

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Wild Run Wild

Marco Scandella, Jason Pominville and Jason Zucker all scored in the second period as the Wild cruised past the Sabres 4-1 at The X.

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Huskers Hold Off Georgia

Tommy Armstrong Jr. connected with Quincy Enunwa for two touchdowns, including a 99-yarder in the third quarter, and Nebraska held on to beat No. 23 Georgia 24-19 in the rain-soaked Gator Bowl.

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Hawkeyes Come Up Short

Jeremy Hill rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns, helping No. 14 LSU and inexperienced quarterback Anthony Jennings hold off Iowa 21-14 in the Outback Bowl.

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Timberwolves Even Mark

Ricky Rubio filled up the stat sheet with 13 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks as the Timberwolves cruised to a 124-112 win against the Pelicans at the Target Center.

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SDSU Women Face Notre Dame

The South Dakota State women’s basketball team (9-6) finishes its nonconference schedule when it travels to Notre Dame, Ind., to take on the second ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-0) Thursday.

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Coyotes Play At Home

The South Dakota Coyotes are back in action tonight as they host Cal State Northridge at The DakotaDome.

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Nebraska Tackles Georgia

Nebraska takes on 22nd-ranked Georgia in the Gator Bowl today.

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Hawkeyes Face LSU

Iowa and LSU clash today in the Outback Bowl from Tampa, Florida.

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USD Women Outscore Valpo

Raeshel Contreras’ 19 points and Tia Hemiller’s 16 points led six Coyotes to score eight or more points as the South Dakota women’s basketball team topped the Valparaiso Crusaders 81-70 on Tuesday.

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University Partnership With Software Company Working

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University of South Dakota computer science students continue to benefit from a partnership with Eagle Creek Software in Vermillion.

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Short Budgets Make Finding Teachers Hard

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Finding teachers for South Dakota school districts will continue to be difficult due to budget shortages.

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Teacher Shortage Studied

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Members of the South Dakota Legislature’s Planning Committee heard about the problems school districts are having finding qualified teachers.

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Health Insurance Premiums Expected To Increase

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An official with the Nebraska Health Care Alliance estimates when the federal health care law fully goes into effect in several months, requiring all policies to be compliant, the expense will be staggering.

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Shortage Of Lawyers In Rural Nebraska

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Too many rural Nebraska counties have no practicing lawyers.