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SIOUX FALLS COUGARS BASEBALL SWEEPS THE CHARGERS IN A DOUBLE-HEADER

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —   The University of Sioux Falls baseball team completed a two-game home sweep of Briar Cliff University on Sunday afternoon at Harmodon Park. The Cougars upended the Chargers 2-1 in game one and then wrapped up the weekend with a Continue reading

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FORGET OLD MOTHER HUBBARD, FORGET L. RON HUBBARD, YOU CAN EVEN FORGET “HUNDRED PERCENT” HUBBARD, BUT DON’T EVER FORGET MR KELLY HUBBARD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Feb. 8, 2011) University of Sioux Falls senior forward Kelly Hubbard (Carson, Calif.) has been named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.

Hubbard scored 30 points in both contests last week to lead the Cougars in scoring each game. His Continue reading

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SIOUX FALLS COUGARS TAKE DOUBLE OT THRILLER

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.   It took two overtime periods but the University of Sioux Falls men’s basketball team defeated No. 22 Dakota Wesleyan University (19-7 overall, 9-6 GPAC) at the Stewart Center tonight.

No. 17 USF (17-6 overall, 10-3 GPAC) was led by Kelly Hubbard’s (Sr.; Carson, Continue reading

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SIOUX FALLS COUGARS JOIN D2’S NORTHERN SUN INTERCOLLEGIATE CONFERENCE

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Today the board of directors of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference voted to accept the University of Sioux Falls as a new member, as well as Minot State University.

“Every day at USF is a celebration, but today we’re celebrating with a spring in our step,” USF President Mark Benedetto said. “The Continue reading

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“MOUNTAIN LION” RYAN NAMED OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —   University of Sioux Falls senior receiver Jon Ryan has been named the Victory Sports Network Offensive Player of the Year, as announced by the organization this morning.

Ryan is also the lone Cougar on VSN’s First Team All-America team. This season Ryan broke the NAIA record touchdown receptions in Continue reading

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“MOUNTAIN LION” RYAN NAMED NAIA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

(Sioux Falls, S.D.)- Senior receiver Jon Ryan became the fourth player in the University of Sioux Falls football program history to be named the NAIA Player of the Year. Ryan was announced as the 2010 Rawlings-NAIA Player of the Year at the Banquet of Champions in Rome, Ga. tonight.

                This season Ryan leads USF in all receiving statistical categories and broke the NAIA record for touchdown receptions in a season with 24 scores. The Continue reading

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NAIA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: COUGARS VS RANGERS PREVIEW

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —   The No.1 ranked University of Sioux Falls football team will play No. 16 Northwestern Oklahoma State University in the first round of the 2010 NAIA playoffs, as announced by the national office Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

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A QUICK Q and A WITH 3 SIOUX FALLS FOOTBALL STARS

 Over the past few years in NAIA football it’s been the Sioux Falls Cougars’ world and everyone else is just part of their “win” column. They’ve won 3 of the last 4 National Championships and the 1 year they didn’t win they still made it all the way to the title game before falling. Not only that but they’re still ranked #1 in the nation and have got an NAIA record winning streak still going, a streak that now stands at 37 games in a row. The Cougars had their bye this week so it seemed a good time to subject a few of their star players to some of my probing, yet inane, questions. Not all of the players chose to answer every one of my eccentric queries, hence the differing number of replies.

Jon Ryan

Position: Wide Receiver

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QUICK TAKES: ROUNDUP STYLE

If You Feed Them, They Will Come – Cumberland Bulldogs Director of Athletics Ron Pavan has announced that tailgating and free food will be available for the Bulldog faithful for the football season opener this Thursday, September 2nd in Clarksville ,TN (insert your own “Last Train” joke here) against the Austin-Peay Governors. If you’ve never witnessed an Austin-Peay sporting event the team’s fans love to chant “Let’s go Peay! Let’s go Peay!” with the proverbial smile on their lips and a song in their hearts. Anyway, the food tent for CU fans will be at Eighth and Marion Streets just east of Governors Stadium. Food will be served from 4-5:30 PM.

Opening Volley – The Franklin and Marshall Diplomats  volleyball team has been picked in the preseason poll to win the Centennial Conference this year. The entire starting rotation from last year’s 23-6 team returns. “Little” Pam Horner and Nicole “Mighty Mo” Morano, both All-Conference players last season, will lead the Diplomats as they try for their fifth Centennial Conference title since the year 2000. Franklin and Marshall open their season this Friday, Sept 3rd against the Dickinson Red Devils.  

Queen Bees Turn In A Royal Performance – Speaking of volleyball the Saint Ambrose University Queen Bees went 3-1 at the Saint Ambrose Early Bird Tournament in Davenport, IA. The ladies defeated Benedictine-Springfield 3-0 by scores of 25-13, 25-14 and 25-14. Their loss came at the hands of the Mount Vernon Nazarene Cougars by scores of 25-22, 25-18, 22-25 and 25-16. Amy Royer of St Ambrose made the All-Tournament team!

Cougar Tales – Staying on volleyball for a moment, the Sioux Falls Cougars went 3-1 at the 16th Annual Red Raider Classic, hosted by the Northwestern (IA) College Red Raiders this past weekend. On day 1 of the tourney the ladies defeated the Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats by scores of 25-21, 25-17, 22-25 and 25-23. They then took down the MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers by scores of 25-18, 22-25, 25-23 and 25-21. On day two they split, sweeping the Graceland Yellowjackets by scores of 25-21, 25-17 and 25-22, but losing to the Oklahoma Baptist Bison after going the distance 25-20, 13-25, 21-25, 25-23 and 13-15. The Cougars’ overall record is now 5-3, with the Waldorf Warriors coming up on Wednesday, September 1st.   

Saint Xavier Women’s Basketball Lands Star Recruit – Maloree Johnson, a senior point guard at Rockford Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford, IL. “I’m proud to become a student at Saint Xavier University, ” Johnson said, “because it is such a great school and I’m also excited to be a part of such a successful basketball program.” The SXU Cougars women’s basketball team went 31-2 last season and won the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles. In the NAIA tournament back in March they made it all the way to the Elite Eight for the first time in the program’s 10 year history.

 Don’t Forget To Vote – Polls close on September 12th for my latest Top 20 contest. To vote for your favorite among The 20 Coolest Helmets In NCAA Division 3 e-mail me at Thtcom15@aol.com . To review the list of 20 candidates click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/08/23/the-20-coolest-football-helmets-in-ncaa-division-3/ 

Taylor Trojans Volleyball Off To 4-0 Start – The 10th-ranked Taylor Trojans went 4-0 at the aforementioned Red Raider Classic, with 3 of their wins coming over other Top 25 teams! The Trojans dominated at the net this past weekend with a .350 hitting percentage and recorded 47 team blocks in the 4 matches combined. Rachel Kizer and Kelsey Pritchard led Taylor with 7 kills apiece against the Bellevue Bruins alone. The ladies will next host their own tournament, the 8-team Trojan Challenge this Friday and Saturday. Their opening opponent in the tournament will be yet another Top 25 team (Head Coach Brittany Smith needs to have a serious talk with whoever does her team’s scheduling) in the Shawnee State Bears.

Some Baltimore Love For Blue Jays FootballJohns Hopkins Blue Jays Head Football Coach Jim Margraff will be a guest tonight on WBAL’s Sportsline with Brett Holander at 8:15PM (Moved from its previous time slot of 8:14 and 36 seconds) on 1090 AM. You can tune in or catch it live on the internet at http://www.wbal.com/  Plus the Baltimore Sun ran a full-length preview of the JHU 2010 football team today and you can read it at : http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/football/bs-sp-hopkins-football-0830-20100830,0,5433561.story

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QUICK-TAKES: GRAB-BAG STYLE!

For Lindenwood, Volleyball Season Comes In Like A Lion – The Lady Lions of Lindenwood University will be starting their season tomorrow in the Point Loma Nazarene Sea Lions Tournament. The ladies will try to clip the wings of the Concordia (CA) Eagles at 11AM Pacific Time, then at 8pm PT will be saying to the William Jessup team, “Warrioooors! Come out and pla-aaaaay!” (Bad movie fans will get it). On Saturday the 28th the Lady Lions will take on the host school Point Loma Nazarene at 1pm PT and will finish up at 5pm PT against the Cal Baptist Lancers (insert your own “boil” joke here).

Jenny Schneider Takes Over – No, it’s not the title of another sitcom starring Jenna Elfman. This bit is about the University of Sioux Falls elevating Jenny “Dwayne” Schneider to be the Head Coach for both their men’s and women’s golf teams. Schneider had been serving as the assistant coach for the golf teams’ spring season earlier this year. Among the tournaments Head Coach Schneider never missed due to sleeping in (rimshot) are the Women’s Western, Trans National, College Players Tour, and the LPGA Qualifying School.

The Sun’ll Come Out, Tamara – Tamara Gonzalez, a women’s hoops star at Cumberland University, recently played for her native country on the Paraguay Senior National Team. Gonzalez averaged 24 minutes a game and started all four games in the South American Championships in Santiago, Chile. Paraguay went 2-2 in the tournament. 

USC’s Loss Is Concordia’s Gain – Former Villanova and Duke forward Taylor King will be playing basketball for the NAIA’s Concordia (CA) Eagles instead of the USC Trojans this season. The 6-foot-6, 230 pound native of Huntington Beach, CA averaged 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 32 games last year for Villanova, which reached the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament. You can’t help but wonder if it’s a big relief to King that he won’t have to risk running into the increasingly slimey Lane Kiffin on the USC campus.

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