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Vikings Face Off Field Issues

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he was released by the team before the season for his outspoken support of gay marriage.

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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.

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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Daugaard Has Fond Fair Memories

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The South Dakota State Fair is underway in Huron, continuing through Monday.

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Cooler, Wetter Weather Ahead

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The longer range forecasts now appear to favor a wetter, cooler trend for the northern plains.

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Changes Coming To Retirement System

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The Retirement Laws Committee of the South Dakota Legislature voted this week to begin the process of changing some of the rules of the state retirement system.

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Iran Debate Unlikely

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It was expected that the Senate would have a lengthy debate next week over the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.

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Lots Of Pheasants In Iowa

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A statewide survey by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources shows the pheasant population has increased for the second year in a row.