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Jacks Add To Win Streak

Deondre Parks and Jake Bittle combined to go 14 of 15 from the floor and both set career-highs for points in leading South Dakota State to an 86-64 win over Omaha on Wednesday at Frost Arena.

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Coyote Women In A Romp

South Dakota limited Denver to five field goals in the second half and got 13 points each from Tia Hemiller and Lisa Loeffler in an 82-56 win inside the DakotaDome on Wednesday night.

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Timberwolves Score Home Win

Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

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NDSU Summit Pick, USD Third

For the third year in a row, North Dakota State was selected by the Summit League's head coaches as the front runner for the conference softball title.

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NSIC Releases Softball Poll

The defending NSIC Tournament Champions of Winona State University were the top pick in the 2015 NSIC Preseason Softball Coaches' Poll.

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Huskers Fall To Michigan

Zak Irvin had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Michigan rode a strong second-half start to a 58-44 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday.

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Augustana Continues Climb

The Augustana College men's basketball team moved into the top five of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Top 25 Poll.

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GPAC Tabs Weekly Best

The Great Plains Athletic Association has named its weekly basketball Players of the Week.

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Coyotes Earn Weekly Awards

Sophomores Sam Schutt and Greysen Hertting earned the Summit League Swimmer and Diver of the Week honors, respectively, for the period ended Jan. 25.

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Royals Re-sign Dyson

The Royals and outfielder Jarrod Dyson have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $1,225,000.

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Larson Earns Summit Award

The Summit League named South Dakota State senior Cody Larson its men’s basketball player of the week for his efforts last week in leading the Jackrabbits to wins against Fort Wayne on Wednesday and at Oral Roberts on Saturday.

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Two Honors For Waytashek

Senior Megan Waytashek (Lino Lakes, Minn.) picked up her second honor Monday when she was named the Summit League Player of the Week after helping the South Dakota State women’s basketball team to a 1-0 week.

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Cyclones Claim Big 12 Win

Georges Niang scored 19 points, Bryce Dejean-Jones had 18 and 15th-ranked Iowa State held off No. 19 Texas 89-86 on Monday night.

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Iowa Women Upend Nebraska

Ally Disterhoft scored all 20 of her points in the second half and overtime to lead No. 20 Iowa to its first victory against No. 15 Nebraska in nine tries as a Big Ten opponent, 78-72 on Monday.

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Doane Top Pick In GPAC

Doane College, with 99 points and nine first place votes, is the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) baseball coaches' choice to win the 2015 regular season league title.

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Morningside Picked To Repeat

Morningside College, champions of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) regular season and tournament titles in 2014, is the coaches' choice to win the 2015 GPAC softball title.

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Augustana Sweeps Weekly Honors

A pair of Augustana basketball players have swept the weekly basketball honors for the southern division of the Northern Sun Conference.

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Timberwolves Drop Another

Russell Westbrook scored 18 points, Serge Ibaka added 13 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 92-84 on Monday night without the injured Kevin Durant.

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NDSU Extends Coach

North Dakota State University head football coach Chris Klieman has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Bison at least through the 2021 season.

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Hot Hawks Down Timberwolves

Paul Millsap scored 20 points and Al Horford added 19 to lead Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta to a 112-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.

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January Thaw To End

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Our pleasant mid-winter weather is going to change back to form later this week.

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Another Pipeline Proposed

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Four public meetings have been held across eastern South Dakota by backers of a proposed crude oil pipeline.

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Regional Cooperation Touted In Meeting

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Regional cooperation was the theme of the “One Million Cups” meeting yesterday in Yankton.

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Human Trafficking Bills Have Congressional Support

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Several bills have been passed in the U.S. House to address human trafficking.

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Iowa Unemployment Drops

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The state unemployment rate in Iowa dropped in December, and a spokesperson for Iowa Workforce Development says the state is getting close to "full employment."