SDSU Pro-Day

Basketball is done.  Wrestling is done.  Golf capped off a successful spring break marathon of tournaments.  Baseball, softball, and track are still in the early stages  AND SDSU kicked off spring football this past weekend.  Never a dull moment!  While the national FCS media is down on the Jackrabbits, I am very excited for the 2018 season!  However, before we can jump too far into that, I want to take a look at the upcoming SDSU Pro-Day.

When: Friday, March 30th.
Where: The Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex

Who from SDSU is participating? 
Dallas Goedert, Jake Wieneke, Jacob Ohnesorge, Kellen Soulek, and Anthony Washington.  USD will also have a couple of athletes present. 

Which NFL teams will be in attendance?
All 32 NFL teams have asked for credentials.  Every NFL tight end coach and up to 8 head coaches will be in attendance and there may also be a few general managers present.

Who will be throwing to Jake and Dallas?
Former Jackrabbit quarterback Zach Lujan and NFL ho…

Half-time Thoughts

Half-Time Thoughts
First of all, congratulations to the Women’s squad for their 65-50 point victory over the USD Coyotes. Now, lets discuss the first half developments of the second of two South Dakota rivalry games today.
No Daum, No Problem
Jackrabbit standout Mike Daum found himself in foul trouble early. It is obvious that USD is going after Daum early on offense to get him on the bench. When Mike Daum was placed on the bench he had two personal fouls and six points. However, the Jackrabbits have responded as team as everyone has been pitching in. Severyn, Tellinhusen, Key, Flatten and especially Jenkins Jr. have all been making plays tonight. With Daum on the bench they ended the first half with a 12-point lead.
Davide Jenkins Jr.
With Mike Daum in foul trouble the FRESHMAN guard has stepped up in the first half, scoring 16 points. The commentators can’t stop saying his name. Hopefully the offense continues to hum along when Daum renters the game.
Mike Mooney
USD star Matt Mooney has …

Tourney Time Update: SDSU vs USD Tomorrow

After two games the Jackrabbits now find themselves in the finals for Summit League Championship game for men’s basketball. After a tight game against Western Illinois the Jackrabbits took on the North Dakota State University Bison. In the end, SDSU prevailed over the Bison 78 to 58. Except for close stretch in the second half SDSU enjoyed a comfortable lead for most of the game. They came bursting out of the gate on offense and played tough half court defense that allowed the Jacks to get out ahead early. Here are some take ways and thoughts on tomorrow’s game.
Effective Half-Court Defense
While the Jackrabbits have shown that they know how to score They are not especially known for defense. Something that is especially important during the tournament. From tournaments in the past I have noticed that officiating tends to help defensive teams. Essentially, officials will let players play on and be more physical, which is fine it is the post season after all. With that being said the Jac…

Recap and Border Bell/Senior recognition

Time flies...It's hard to believe the dual season is on the verge of closing out. With the border bell battle Friday, we take on our horned rivals to the north. This season Coach Bono and crew have been on a tear, ripping off 13 straight dual victories and an undefeated record in the Big 12. That said there is plenty of wrestling left for these guys after Fridays match. The Big 12 tourney in the first week of March followed by the national championships in Cleveland St Patty's Day weekend.

Quick recap of the last few matches to get you up to speed...

-Jacks over Iowa St, 30-15...the Big Game was exciting and entertaining even for us Vikings fans. Earlier that day though over 2,200 fans gathered at Frost to witness history. Coach Bono's grapplers handed him the 100th victory of his dual career. Humble and gracious coach Bono witnessed to the crowd that it was the fans, coaches around him, wrestlers and his family that are the reasons for the success. As a fan I will say it…

MVFC Recruting Roundup

Finalizing #JacksNat18n

The new December signing day makes the February signing day feel different, but still super exciting for those of us who follow recruitment carefully.  For all of you wet blankets out there, yes, we don't truly know how good a class is until a few years down the road.  Yes, high school dominance doesn't always translate to college success.  However, getting new talent into your program is exciting and is something that should be celebrated.  These young student athletes are making a big decision and choosing to be a part of a culture, a program, and a tradition of success.  Lets celebrate that instead of raining on the parade.

With that being said, here are the additions from today's signing day.

RB: Jefferson Lee V, 5'9 190, Marshall, MN
FB: Mike Morgan, 6'3 210, New Lenox, IL (Lincoln-Way)
WR: Jadon Janke, 6'3 190, Madison, SD
WR: Jaxon Janke,6'3 195, Madison, SD
OL: Zach Collins, 6'3 297, Fridley, MN (Totino-Grace)

DE: Alex Parrella, 6'4 230, I…

Jackrabbit Men's Basketball Roundup

Over the last two weeks the Jack Rabbits have had their ups and downs. They were sitting atop the summit league standings until they got knocked off the conference mountain top by in state rival USD. This set back was short lived, the Jacks reclaimed their number one spot albeit with some help from Denver. The Jacks have gone a three-game winning streak since then but I’m sure they will be eager to return the favor when the Coyotes come up to Frost arena.
Rave- Jackrabbits Rout Western Illinois
There is not much to break down and analyze here, the Jackrabbits soundly beat Western Illinois by 28 points. This was not much of a surprise. The Leathernecks have been struggling this season with a conference record of 1-4. Overall, the Jackrabbits had seven players scoring in double digits.
Rant- Poor Offense versus USD
It is never an easy task to play a strong rival on the road such as USD. Unfortunately, against their[KW1] instate rivals the Jackrabbits turned in one of their weakest offensiv…