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Recent articles by Michael:

South Dakota universities to begin selling more alcohol at general admission events next school year

Fans of South Dakota public universities can buy alcohol at athletic and performing arts events starting in the 2022-23 school year. → Read More

Sioux Falls O'Gorman alum Taryn Kloth picking up big wins in professional beach volleyball

Kloth and her partner, Kristen Nuss, have already picked up two international wins, beating former Olympians in the process. → Read More

South Dakota state golf day 1: Mitchell girls lead in Class AA, Sioux Falls Christian girls in A

A recap of all the action after day one of the South Dakota state golf tournaments. → Read More

Gonzaga vs. Baylor set for December at Sanford Pentagon in potential top 10 NCAA basketball game

The Bulldogs and the Bears meet almost two years after Baylor topped Gonzaga in Indianapolis on April 5, 2021, to win the 2021 national championship. → Read More

Sioux Falls Christian holds on in 3,200 relay, Rohlfs claims long jump on Day 1 of state track meet

Sioux Falls Christian and Custer both broke meet records in the 4x800-meter finals relay, but the Chargers finished on top. → Read More

Lincoln, Washington close after day one of Class AA boys state tennis

O'Gorman is effectively the only other team left in the race, but Lincoln and Washington have a strong grasp of the first two spots. → Read More

After 9 relay wins at Howard Wood, Sioux Falls Christian track and field eyes 2 state titles

Sioux Falls Christian dominated the Howard Wood Dakota Relays and are in strong position for a good showing at the state track meet later this month. → Read More

Multiple Howard Wood Dakota Relays and state records fall on thrilling first day

Record-setting performances occurred all throughout the day Friday. Some takeaways from the action. → Read More

10 events to watch at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays

What to keep an eye on during South Dakota's premier track and field event. → Read More

Iowa State transfer quarterback Aidan Bouman chooses South Dakota

Bouman is the son of former South Dakota State, St. Cloud State and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Todd Bouman. → Read More

Myles Harden healthy, tight ends impress and more from South Dakota football's open spring practice

South Dakota held an open practice Saturday in the DakotaDome. Several young players stood out and head coach Bob Nielson provided injury updates. → Read More

Former USD center Hannah Sjerven talks Minnesota Lynx selection: 'It's a dream come true'

Hannah Sjerven, one of the best players in South Dakota women's basketball history, was selected by her hometown Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA Draft. → Read More

Minnesota Lynx select USD center Hannah Sjerven in third round of WNBA draft

Sjerven averaged 17.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game throughout the NCAA Tournament against three eventual top-10 picks: Baylor’s NaLyssa Smith (2), Ole Miss’ Shakira Austin (3) and Baylor’s Queen Egbo (10). → Read More

South Dakota welcomes home women's basketball team from NCAA Tournament for 2nd time in a week

Sunday's version of the 'Welcome Home' wasn't as lively as the return from the Round of 32, but the fanfare still shined through. → Read More

South Dakota's magical run in NCAA Tournament ends against Michigan 52-49

The No. 10 Coyotes (29-6, 17-1 Summit) fell to No. 3 Michigan (25-6, 13-4 Big Ten) 52-49 at the Sweet 16 on Saturday. → Read More

South Dakota vs. Michigan NCAA Tournament game updates, scores, video, highlights

The South Dakota Coyotes women's basketball team is one game away from the Elite Eight. Follow this page for updates from their Sweet 16 game. → Read More

5 things to know about Michigan, South Dakota's Sweet 16 opponent

South Dakota's guards have always held a size advantage throughout this year's NCAA Tournament. That won’t be the case Saturday. → Read More

What to know about South Dakota women's basketball before its Sweet 16 game vs. Michigan

South Dakota has gained national attention with wins over No. 7 Ole Miss and No. 2 Baylor, becoming one of the more improbable teams in the Sweet 16. → Read More

3 things to watch in South Dakota's spring football season

South Dakota football's Spring Game is scheduled for April 23. → Read More

South Dakota Coyotes advance to NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 with dominant win over No. 2 Baylor

South Dakota (29-5, 17-1 Summit) topped Baylor (29-6, 15-3 Big 12) 61-47 to advance to their first Sweet 16 in school history. → Read More