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Coyotes Notch Road Win

South Dakota erased an eight-point halftime deficit and got 12 points and nine rebounds off the bench from Eric Robertson to beat Western Illinois 68-58 Thursday night inside Western Hall.

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USD Women Keep Summit Lead

Tia Hemiller and Nicole Seekamp both tallied 15 points and seven rebounds as the South Dakota women’s basketball team held off Fort Wayne to win 73-72 in the Gates Sports Center on Thursday night.

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Big Ten Women In Spotlight

Nationally ranked Nebraska and Iowa were winners while Minnesota was upset in Thursday night's Big 10 women's basketball action.

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Twins Host Diamond Awards

Thursday was a special night for the Minnesota Twins organization and Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com offered a summary of events on the Twins website.

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Former Viking All Pro Dies

Running back Tommy Mason, the first draft pick in Minnesota Vikings history, has died. He was 75.

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Jacks Make It Five Straight

All 14 Jackrabbits on the roster played, 10 of them scored and five of them scored in double figures, as South Dakota State closed its three game homestand with an 82-53 win over Fort Wayne on Wednesday.

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SDSU Women Get Road Win

Senior Megan Waytashek led South Dakota State to a 74-61 win over Western Illinois Wednesday night in Summit League women’s basketball action at Western Hall.

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Timberwolves Match Worst Start

Chandler Parsons scored 22 points, and the Dallas Mavericks hit 11 3-pointers while cruising to a 98-75 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

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Rubio Injury Worse Than Thought

The Minnesota Timberwolves say point guard Ricky Rubio's right ankle injury was "far worse" than a high ankle sprain.

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Former Iowa Coach Dies

Former Iowa and Utah head football coach Ray Nagel has died at age 87.

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Cyclones Win Big 12 Showdown

Monte Morris hit a floater with 37 seconds left and No. 9 Iowa State held off Kansas State 77-71 on Tuesday night, moving into a tie for first place in the Big 12.

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Hawkeyes Battered By Badgers

Frank Kaminsky had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 6 Wisconsin relied on tough defense to rout No. 25 Iowa 82-50 on Tuesday night.

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Huskers Hold Off Gophers

Shavon Shields scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and Nebraska survived an eight-minute field-goal drought to end the game to beat Minnesota 52-49 on Tuesday night.

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Augie Moves Up Again

Augustana College men's basketball moved up three more spots and is ranked sixth in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Top 25 Poll.

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GPAC Names Weekly Best

The top basketball players of the week were announced Tuesday by the Great Plains Athletic Association.

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Coyote Thrower Earns Award

South Dakota senior Kyle McKelvey has been named the Summit League Men’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the period ended Jan. 18.

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USD Swimmers And Divers Honored

The University of South Dakota swimming and diving teams took home three of four Summit League awards for the period ended Jan. 18.

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SDSU Stars Among Nation’s Best

South Dakota State University offensive record-setters Jake Wieneke and Zach Zenner have been named to the College Sporting News 2014 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team.

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Husker Women Roll On

Rachel Theriot made all seven of her free throw attempts and finished with 16 points to help No. 16 Nebraska beat Purdue 69-59 on Monday.

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Augie Cager Earns Award

Augustana College junior forward Daniel Jansen has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division Player of the Week.

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F Grade On Cutting Tobacco Use

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A new report card on Iowa's efforts to cut the use of tobacco products gives the state one A and three Fs.

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Iowa School Aid Levels Debated

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Republicans and school groups are staking out widely different positions over how much state aid should be forwarded to Iowa's public school districts.

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Changes Sought In Drivers License Law

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A Nebraska state senator hopes there's a change at the top, but if not, he plans to push ahead for a change in state policy that would allow youth brought to Nebraska illegally when young to obtain driver's licenses.

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Children’s Groups Merge

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Here 4 Youth is an organization in Sioux Falls that offers after school services to children with special needs and their siblings.

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Record Numbers For South Dakota State Parks

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South Dakota’s state parks saw a record number of campers last year.