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Jacks Begin Playoff Run

The South Dakota State University football team will make its fourth consecutive Football Championship Subdivision playoff appearance, traveling Saturday to face the University of Montana in first-round action.

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Showdown In Lincoln

It's the last game on the regular season schedule and it has great significance for Iowa and Nebraska.


SDSU Women Edge Pittsburgh

Junior Kerri Young’s 3-pointer in the closing minutes helped the South Dakota State women’s basketball team defeat Pittsburgh, 55-54, in its opening round game of the Paradise Jam at the University of the Virgin Islands.


Iowa Women Win, Men Lose

The nationally ranked Iowa women posted a basketball win on Thanksgiving while the unranked Hawkeye men lost a decision.


MVFC Tabs Season Honors

The Missouri Valley Football Conference has announced its top honors and they include RB Marshaun Coprich of Illinois State; DB Deiondre' Hall of UNI; QB Aaron Bailey of UNI; DE Andrew Van Ginkel of South Dakota and coach Bob Nielson of Western Illinois.


Jacks Extend Streak

South Dakota State ran its season-opening winning streak to six Wednesday with a 77-66 win over Cleveland State in the Mayan Division Championship in the Cancun Challenge.


Augie Sports Teams Soaring

In the first set of the 2015-16 Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings, Augustana is in seventh with 135 points.


Timberwolves Top Hawks

Zach LaVine had 18 points, six assists and five rebounds in place of the injured Ricky Rubio as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Atlanta Hawks with a 99-95 Wednesday night


Wild Nipped By Canucks

Radim Vrbata (rah-DEEM' vuhr-BAH'-tuh) scored twice as the Vancouver Canucks held off the Minnesota Wild 3-2 Wednesday night.


Jacks Stay Unbeaten

The South Dakota State men shot over 65 percent in the first half and an even 50 percent in the second half in beating Houston Baptist 92-68 on Tuesday in the first game of the Cancun Challenge.


Coyotes Outscore Miners

South Dakota senior guard Casey Kasperbauer scored a career-high 26 points on a night when he made his 200th collegiate three-pointer and led the Coyotes to an 83-63 win against South Dakota Mines Tuesday inside the DakotaDome.


Huskers Earn Victory

Andrew White III and Shavon Shields combined for 23 first-half points to lead Nebraska past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 67-44 on Thursday night.

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Nebraska Adds Champs

The final three Nebraska prep football champs of 2015 were crowned Tuesday in action in Lincoln.


Big Ten Has New Award

The Big Ten's top performer on kickoffs, punt returns or both will receive the Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the Year trophy beginning this season.


Carew Seeks Transplant

Hall of Famer Rod Carew is hoping to qualify for a heart transplant after a massive heart attack two months ago.

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USD Women Win Home Opener

South Dakota senior guard Nicole Seekamp scored 16 points and handed out a career-high 12 assists to lead the Coyotes to a 97-69 win against Marquette in the team’s home opener at the DakotaDome.


Miller Gains Summit Nod

Sophomore Macy Miller of the South Dakota State women’s basketball team was honored Monday as The Summit League Player of the Week.


Timberwolves Keep Sixers Winless

Andrew Wiggins scored 17 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to help the Minnesota Timberwolves keep Philadelphia winless on the season with a 100-95 victory over the 76ers on Monday night.

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Nebraska Titles Decided

Three Nebraska high school football titles were decided in Lincoln Monday.


Iowa Champs Crowned

Three Iowa high school football champs were crowned Monday in games postponed from Friday because of bad weather.

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Another Winter Storm Moving into the Northern Plains


Another winter storm will move into the area Sunday night through Tuesday.

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Facade Improvement Program Approved for Downtown Yankton

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The Yankton City Commission approved a façade improvement program for the downtown business area at their last meeting.

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Alzheimer’s Cost to Climb in Iowa

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A new report projects the expense to Medicaid for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa and nationwide will increase dramatically over the next decade.

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Falling Revenues an Issue for the 2016 Iowa Legislature

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Revenues for the State of Iowa have fallen below estimates for the last several months, and could lead to a budget crunch for the 2016 legislature.

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SD MRC Rail Line On Schedule


Reconstruction continues on the Mitchell – Rapid City rail line west of Chamberlain.