South Dakota rivalry resumes after 9-year hiatus

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - A 123-year-old quest for South Dakota football dominance resumes Saturday when South Dakota takes the field against South Dakota State for the first time in nine years.

A series that began when the schools played to a 6-6 tie during their first matchup in 1889 was interrupted when SDSU moved up to Division I in 2003.

The USD Coyotes have since gained the same classification and joined the Jackrabbits in the Missouri Valley Football Conference this season.

USD revived the rivalry last fall by erecting a billboard along Interstate 29 in Brookings showing a coyote running down a jackrabbit with the headline, "Have an old friend for dinner." Within a month, Brookings police had to remove a dead coyote found hanging from the billboard.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 179329321 - kolotv.com/a?a=179329321
Gray Television, Inc.