1. (via Draft Analysis: Nate Wolters to the Milwaukee Bucks - Mid-Major Madness)
  2. Too Much TV - 6/5 Former SDSU women's basketball player Kristin Rotert | Listen via Stitcher Radio On Demand

    What’s life like after college sports are done? Ex-South Dakota State wing Kristin Rotert explains her experience this week on Too Much TV. She also speaks about camping with a UConn star and personal training.”

  3. “I’ll take “Signs You Might Be An Ag School for 1000, Alex.”
Michigan draws the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in round one in what at first blush looks like a good draw. SDSU is #102 in Kenpom, a 13-3 Summit League team sporting a 25-9 record highlighted by a road win at three-seed New Mexico and uh… unhighlighted by ugly blowouts against Minnesota and Belmont.
HOWEVA, their jerseys are basically Generic State U from the Allstate Mayhem commercials, so, like, beware mayhem. Also they have a really good player, and that really good player did not participate in the Minnesota blowout. (Sprained ankle if you’re curious.)”
(via DEATH FROM ABOVE! SOUTH DAKOTA STATE! | mgoblog)

    I’ll take “Signs You Might Be An Ag School for 1000, Alex.”

    Michigan draws the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in round one in what at first blush looks like a good draw. SDSU is #102 in Kenpom, a 13-3 Summit League team sporting a 25-9 record highlighted by a road win at three-seed New Mexico and uh… unhighlighted by ugly blowouts against Minnesota and Belmont.

    HOWEVA, their jerseys are basically Generic State U from the Allstate Mayhem commercials, so, like, beware mayhem. Also they have a really good player, and that really good player did not participate in the Minnesota blowout. (Sprained ankle if you’re curious.)”

    (via DEATH FROM ABOVE! SOUTH DAKOTA STATE! | mgoblog)

  4. South Dakota State 70, No. 16 New Mexico 65: Basketball hipsters rejoice. You knew Nate Wolters had this in him before he became popular. The Jackrabbit point guard scored 28 points and dished out seven assists as his Summit League team handed the Lobos their first loss of the season, and did it in the Pit. Wolters’ passes found ready and willing accomplices, as three other Jacks broke into double figures. The visiting team led for 37 minutes straight and held onto the unlikely lead until the end.
(via Late Afternoon Snacks: Wolters pantses Lobos in The Pit | CollegeBasketballTalk)

    South Dakota State 70, No. 16 New Mexico 65: Basketball hipsters rejoice. You knew Nate Wolters had this in him before he became popular. The Jackrabbit point guard scored 28 points and dished out seven assists as his Summit League team handed the Lobos their first loss of the season, and did it in the Pit. Wolters’ passes found ready and willing accomplices, as three other Jacks broke into double figures. The visiting team led for 37 minutes straight and held onto the unlikely lead until the end.

    (via Late Afternoon Snacks: Wolters pantses Lobos in The Pit | CollegeBasketballTalk)

  5. TerryVandrovec: Donlan verbals to SDSU

    terryvandrovec:

    South Dakota State’s incoming recruiting class added another layer of intrigue Sunday night when Matt Donlan, a small forward, gave a verbal commitment in men’s hoops for the upcoming season. That should turn into a signed commitment Monday.

    He’ll be the third (and maybe not last, as there is…

  6. TerryVandrovec: Repeat run

    terryvandrovec:

    Last blog entry before I go on furlough …

    Although at times it seemed to take forever, the South Dakota State men’s basketball team arrived on the national scene perhaps a year ahead of schedule. This was supposed to be Oral Roberts’ year to represent the Summit League in the NCAA tournament.

  7. TerryVandrovec: Tourney tidbits

    Read Terry’s puke.

    terryvandrovec:

    Not to be confused with Tuesday Tidbits.

    Thought about trying to write something smart or meaningful in this space. Really did. Instead, opted to puke out a bunch of random information and repeat others. Why? That’s more apropos to the pace of things lately:

    Of the 344 NCAA Division I schools,…

  8. What’s a South Dakota State?

    Nickname: Jackrabbits

    Location: Brookings, SD

    I’m going to let others post photos of transcendent Jacks guard Nate Wolters, who is in the national top ten in scoring and assist rate. I’m more interested in the blinding gingerosity of 6’7” junior Tony Fiegen (pictured). He doesn’t lead the Summit League champs in much of anything other than retina-scorching on court visibility, but I think that’s noteworthy.

    Now, on to the serious stuffs. Wolters is, as my grandma would have said “really something.” He started his junior season with a 32-point effort against Western Michigan and hasn’t looked back since. He scored a season-high 34 in a 92-73 upset of the Washington Huskies, and has notched 30+ six times overall. 

    If that’s all Wolters could do, I wouldn’t be all that impressed. The world is full of me-first scorers who play at a low level because they can’t do anything else well. But Wolters can slap away a steal, rarely turns the ball over, and always finds his teammates, even on his biggest scoring nights. He came damn close to a triple-double in a January loss at Oakland, notching 21 points, 12 assists and 8 rebounds. It’s not at all uncommon to see the 6’4” ballhawk sticking his nose in and coming out with the loose ball.

    The Wolters effect can be enough for an early upset, as the Pac-12 champs can attest. The lack of horses elsewhere on the court will make it tough to expect much more, but that’s cold comfort to anyone who’s watched the Jackrabbits dash by them this season.

    Watercooler Catch Phrases

    "Wolters is incredible. He could play in the NBA some day"

    "Man, that ginger kid is blinding in HD"

    "They had to go to OT to win the Summit tourney"

    "They won at Washington in non-con play”

    "They actually play pretty decent defense"

  9. (via BOB ROSS SEES HAPPY LITTLE JACKRABBITS | awesome | 30fps)
  10. STF founder Marco with the drive-by

    • Mark: you pulling for the Jackrabbits or Leathernecks?
    • Sent at 10: 21 PM on Tuesday
    • Mark: it's really a win-win
    • me: Seriously. I'm completely unable to pick.
    • Sent at 10: 22 PM on Tuesday