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Sports & Recreation

Sports and recreation are central to what makes South Dakota a great place to live.  From biking to hiking, college basketball to minor league baseball, geocaching to camping, there is


Adam Vinatieri: NFL legend, South Dakota native

Adam Vinatieri kicked yet another NFL game-winning field goal this past weekend. This time, it was a 43-yarder as time expired to give the Indianapolis Colts a 23-20 win over

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Remembering South Dakota’s dome collapse

  Eastern South Dakota has many things that resemble Minnesota, but on a smaller scale. One of those things is the DakotaDome, which is a dwarf compared to Minnesota’s Metrodome.

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South Dakota, the little guy

When you’re the little guy, you take great pleasure in sticking it to the big guy. That’s the kind of thinking that permeates South Dakota. As of this writing, the

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South Dakota pulls off major football upset

South Dakotans are giddy this week about the University of South Dakota’s 48-31 upset Saturday of the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota is a long-established Division I institution

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South Dakota mourns with Minnesota

For the most part, eastern South Dakota is Minnesota Vikings country. The Vikings are the closest NFL team, and many South Dakotans make annual trips to see games at the

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Jack Rabbit’ earns early victory in mascot challenge

I recently told you about the South Dakota State University mascot being included in the Capital One Mascot Challenge. Here’s an update on the challenge from SDSU, which reports that

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SDSU Jackrabbit included in Capital One Mascot Challenge

Having a Jackrabbit as a mascot doesn’t seem odd to South Dakotans. The South Dakota prairie is home to many of the animals, and South Dakota State University‘s athletic teams

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ESPN profiles South Dakota native, ultimate fighter Brock Lesnar

Wrestling — the real kind — is pretty popular in South Dakota. A significant portion of high schools in the state offer it as an official sport, and several of

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Video of South Dakota coach on the ESPYs

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Northern State University men’s basketball coach Don Meyer received this year’s Jimmy V Award for Perserverance at the ESPYs. The award was presented