Jay Elsen

Jay’s Summit League Ballot

Jay Elsen reveals his men’s and women’s ballots for The Summit League Postseason Basketball Awards.
Filed Under Basketball | College | North Dakota State University | South Dakota State University | University of North Dakota | University of South Dakota

Good(by)e, Mick Garry: Reflections of a Sportswriter

After nearly 30 years, Mick Garry’s career at the Argus Leader has come to an end. He joins Jay Elsen to reflect on his remarkable run and some of his favorite memories of covering University of South Dakota athletics.
Filed Under College | Podcast | University of South Dakota

USD Women Shooting For Progress Over Perfection

It will be a long time before anyone associated with South Dakota women’s basketball forgets what that program accomplished in 2017-18. Under the direction of head coach Dawn Plitzuweit, the Coyotes navigated the Summit League with a perfect 14-0 record, becoming the first team – men’s or women’s – to win the conference’s regular season...
Filed Under Basketball | College | University of South Dakota

MidcoSN Podcast: Chris Streveler's Football Journey

Following his record-setting run at South Dakota, former Coyote quarterback Chris Streveler was faced with a "business decision." He could either hold out for an NFL opportunity that wasn’t guaranteed, or he could pursue his passion in the Canadian Football League. Streveler chose the latter – and it could not have worked out better. We dive into...
Filed Under Football | College | Podcast | University of South Dakota

Jay’s MVFC Postseason Ballot

With the FCS regular season officially in the books it’s time to recognize the best of the best from the most powerful conference in the country (that’s right, I said it). I always look forward to the opportunity to weigh in on the postseason awards for the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Unfortunately, it never gets any easier. This league...
Filed Under Football | Power Rankings | College | North Dakota State University | South Dakota State University | University of South Dakota

USD Practice Facility Nearing Completion

During his initial negotiations with Bob Nielson in 2015, University of South Dakota athletic director David Herbster presented his then-prospective coach with a grand plan to improve the Coyotes’ football facilities. Included were a state-of-the-art weight room, an outdoor practice complex and extensive renovations to the DakotaDome. Nearly three...
Filed Under Football | University of South Dakota