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Matt Zimmer


Sioux Falls, SD, United States

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  • St. Cloud Times
  • The Des Moines Register

Recent articles by Matt:

Crossover Classic: South Dakota State comes up short against No. 15 West Virginia

The college basketball season got underway, finally, with no fans in attendance but presumably thousands watching on ESPN2, as 15th-ranked West Virginia survived a scare from South Dakota State, 79-71 on Thanksgiving eve at the Sanford Pentagon as part of the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic. Usually when a Top 25 team gets all they want from a mid-major, the power program laments a lackluster… → Read More

Northern Sun cancels fall championships, suspends sports through end of year

Recent decisions by the NCAA Board of Governors were a factor in the move, said NSIC commissioner Erin Lind. → Read More

South Dakota records 75th coronavirus death, adds 77 new positive cases

South Dakota added 77 new confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday and an additional death, the 75th to hit the state, according to the Department of Health. South Dakota now has 930 active cases and has recorded a total of 5,833 positive cases. Recoveries now stand at 4,828, with 85 people currently in hospital. There have been 531 cases to require hospitalization in total. Minnehaha County still… → Read More

Remembering John Prine, 1946-2020

I first heard of John Prine when I was in college and becoming a Bob Dylan disciple. I read the now-famous review that famed film critic Roger Ebert wrote in 1970 after happening across an early Prine performance, right around the time Kris Kristofferson had introduced the 24-year-old songwriter at a gig by saying Prine was ‘so good we may have to break his thumbs.’ I bought his two-disc… → Read More

Summit League basketball tournament: Get live game results, video, schedule and brackets

Follow this page for score updates, stories, photos, videos and more throughout the tournament. → Read More

South Dakota men out-duel South Dakota State in Vermillion

Tyler Hagedorn had 24 points for USD in fast-paced matchup → Read More

Gridiron Greatness: The top 10 South Dakota high school football teams of all time

What was the greatest high school football team in South Dakota history? It's time to find out. → Read More

Mike Daum, South Dakota State embrace NIT opportunity

Jackrabbits hope for redemption against Texas after stunning Summit League tournament loss. → Read More

NCAA women's basketball tournament: South Dakota State lands No. 6 seed, will face Quinnipiac

Jackrabbits earn their highest seed ever for NCAA tournament → Read More

Summit League tournament: Complete coverage, live show, updates, video, brackets

We'll have live press conferences from USD and SDSU games, photo galleries, video highlights and analysis throughout the whole weekend. → Read More

Northern State ends USF's season in entertaining NSIC quarterfinal

It’s too bad this was a quarterfinal. Too bad both of these teams aren’t going to the Division II NCAA tournament. Northern State moved a step closer to that goal with a 79-76 win over USF on Sunday afternoon at the Sanford Pentagon in a heart-pounding track meet of a basketball game, improving to 24-6 on the year and strengthening their already rock-solid resume. The Cougars fell to 19-11.… → Read More

SDSU's Jenkins had plan for game-winning buzzer-beater

Sophomore's 40-footer gave SDSU 78-77 win over NDSU → Read More

Tagyn Larson's career day leads South Dakota State past Omaha

Roosevelt alum makes every shot in Jacks' 9th straight win → Read More

South Dakota State football puts finishing touches on recruiting class

After signing 23 high school prospects to the 2019 recruiting class in December’s early signing period, South Dakota State added some reinforcements Wednesday on national signing day. The Jackrabbits, coming off their second straight double-digit win, FCS semifinal qualifying season, signed six more scholarship players Wednesday, including a pair of FBS transfers, as well as another handful of… → Read More

South Dakota State adds 23 on National Signing Day

Coaches put finishing touches on recruiting class just days after season ended in playoffs → Read More

The best albums of 2018, according to Matt Zimmer

Caroline Rose takes the top spot with 'LONER' → Read More

Taryn Christion leaves legacy as South Dakota State's best ever

Former Roosevelt quarterback holds virtually every Jackrabbit record after four years at the helm. → Read More

Live updates: South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State in FCS Playoffs

North Dakota State hosts South Dakota State at 7 p.m. in a game that will send the winner to the FCS championships. The game is being televised on ESPN2. → Read More

Live updates: South Dakota State vs. Kennesaw State

Matt Zimmer will provide updates from the South Dakota State vs. Kennesaw state FCS playoff game starting at 1 p.m. → Read More

A look back at South Dakota State's football playoff history

Jacks are 6-8 all-time in college football playoff games → Read More