Stanford 81, USD 62: Coyote Nation responds

South Dakota coach Amy Williams applauds the team’s fans following a first-round game in the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament against Stanford in Ames, IA on Saturday. Stanford defeated the Coyotes 81-62. 
(Photo by Nati Harik/Associated Press)

By Jeremy Hoeck jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net AMES, IA – Regan Specht said she was “lucky.” Jim Abbott said it is “human nature to like winners.” And Kim Grieve called it “life-changing” for students. Together, each person affiliated with the University of South Dakota had the same takeaway from Saturday’s women’s basketball game … Read Article

Trip to Ames continues Coyotes’ amazing ride

Sen. John Thune informally chats with members of the USD women’s basketball team after they finished loading their bags and equipment on the team bus at the DakotaDome early Thursday morning. (Photo by David Lias)

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net VERMILLION – The amazing ride that the South Dakota Coyotes women basketball team has been on this season continued Thursday, March 20 – literally – when their bus pulled out of the DakotaDome parking lot headed towards Ames, IA. The final destination for the team is … Read Article

South Dakota plays Stanford on Saturday to open NCAA Women’s Tourney

Members of the South Dakota women’s basketball team erupt into wild applause when they learn during Monday’s watch party in the Muenster University Center that they will face Stanford in Ames, IA, in the NCAA Tournament March 22. Pictured from left are Emily Smith, Raeshel Contreras, Bridget Arens, Madeleine White, Tia Hemiller, Heidi Hoff and Taylor Moore. (Photo by David Lias)

By Jeremy Hoeck jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota women would have been excited with any location. But Ames, Iowa? Hearing that pop up on the big screen TV at the Muenster University Center was a welcomed surprise for the Coyotes, who celebrated their NCAA Tournament selection with … Read Article