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Spearfish, S.D. – Members of the Black Hills State University coaching staff will be speaking at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rapid City, S.D. on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.  The Swarm Session is a way of reaching out and gathering Yellow Jacket fans together.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team had ten players named to Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) All-Conference teams and four earn honorable mention honors.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University athletic department has announced the dates and sites for the Green and Gold Luncheons.  The next luncheon will begin at Perkins Restaurant in Spearfish on Nov. 16 at 12 noon.

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Fargo, N.D. – The Black Hills State University football team could not overcome a strong defensive effort by No. 11 Dickinson State and fell to the Blue Hawks 21-0 in the final game of the Dacotch Bank DAC Bowl at the FargoDome in Fargo, N.D. on Sunday night.

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Spearfish, S.D. - Members of the Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket football team recently visited East Elementary School in Spearfish to kick off Red Ribbon Week.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team is still receiving votes in the NAIA Top 25 as the team heads into the final regular season game against Dickinson State at the FargoDome on Sunday, November 7 as part of the Dacotah Bank DAC Bowl.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team fell four spots in the latest NAIA Top 25 poll to No. 24 after falling to Minot State 17-14 last Saturday.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University Athletic Department will be holding a “Swarm Session” at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rapid City on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.  The event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

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Spearfish, S.D. - Black Hills State University Director of Athletics Jhett Albers announced today that Yellow Jacket football fans can purchase their tickets for this weekend’s matchup against S.D. School of Mines in Rapid City, S.D. in advance at the Young Center.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team is now No. 20 in the most recent poll released by the NAIA after the Yellow Jackets 19-13 victory over Dickinson State.

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Dickinson, N.D. – The Black Hills State University football team had a come from behind victory over the No. 9 Dickinson State on Saturday afternoon in Dickinson, N.D.  With the victory, Black Hills State moves to 6-1 overall and 5-0 in the Dakota Athletic Conference.

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 Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket football players recently visited the BHSU Little Jackets Learning Center.

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Spearfish, S.D. – Black Hills State University was given the Champions of Character Five Star Award by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for advancing character-driven intercollegiate athletics during the 2009-2010 season.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team will square-off against No. 9 Dickinson State on Saturday, October 16 at 1 p.m. MT in Dickinson, N.D.  Black Hills State is receiving votes in the latest NAIA Top 25 Poll.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team defeated Valley City State on Saturday afternoon 31-10 to improve to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team will be hosting Parents and Family Weekend on Saturday, October 9 in conjunction with the football game against Valley City State. 

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Spearfish, S.D. – Black Hills State University sophomore Levi Milliken was named the Dakota Atheltic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday for his performance against Dakota State on Satuday, October 2.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team defeated Dakota State 14-9 Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of more 3,000 people.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University athletic department is inviting all motorcycles to lead the Yellow Jacket football team onto the field for the annual Swarm Day game on Saturday, October 2.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University athletic department announced today that the Third Annual Yellow Jacket 5k/10k scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 3 has been postponed.  A new date for the race has not yet been set.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team is receiving votes in the latest NAIA Top 25 Poll released on Monday.

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Spearfish, S.D. – Dakota Athletic Conference officials announced today that senior quarterback Drew Hodgs was named Dakota Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week and senior linebacker Forest Sainsbury was named Dakota Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University Athletic Department will be holding the first “Swarm Session” at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rapid City on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.  The events are being held in communities surrounding Spearfish as a way of reaching out and gathering Yellow Jacket fans together.

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Mayville, N.D. – The Black Hills State University football team defeated Mayville State 48-17 on Saturday afternoon in Mayville, N.D.

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Spearfish, S.D. – Black Hills State University freshman Bryar DeSanti was named the Dakota Athletic Conference Football Offensive Player of the Week today.

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Jamestown, N.D. – The Black Hills State University football team defeated Jamestown Saturday afternoon 28-25 behind three touchdowns from freshman running back Bryar DeSanti.

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Spearfish, S.D. – Black Hills State University officials announced today the Yellow Jacket football game played on Friday, Sept. 3 will be re-aired on Midco Sports Net.  The game will be broadcast on Friday Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. MT and then again on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. MT.  Midco Sports Net can be seen locally on channel 26.

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Spearfish, S.D. - Black Hills State University received a donation of $1 million from Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse and their children, Dan and Alana. This is the University’s first cash gift of $1 million, meaning BHSU students will see an immediate benefit from the gift.

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Spearfish, S.D. – Black Hills State University football player Forrest Sainsbury was named the Defensive Player of the Week by the NAIA and the Dakota Athletic Conference for his effort in the Yellow Jackets 14-13 overtime win over Wisconsin-Stout on Saturday.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team won an overtime thriller over NCAA Division III opponent Wisconsin-Stout.  The Yellow Jackets claimed the one point victory over Wisconsin-Stout 14-13 on a fourth-and-goal touchdown and point after..

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team will return home to take on Wisconsin-Stout at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 3 at Lyle Hare Stadium.  Tailgating will start at 4:30 p.m. in the Donald E. Young Center parking lot, with musical entertainment provided by The Ruckus Band presented by Little Caesar’s.

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Des Moines, Iowa – The Black Hills State University football team was defeated 28-0 by No. 20 Grand View in the season opener on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.  Black Hills State falls to 0-1 on the season and Grand View moves to 1-0.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team was picked to finish third in the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) by the conference football coaches in the poll released by the conference office earlier today.

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Spearfish, S.D. – Black Hills State University Athletic Director Jhett Albers announced today that the athletic department will be holding Swarm Sessions in communities surrounding Spearfish as a way of reaching out and gathering Yellow Jacket fans together.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University athletic department has announced the dates and sites for the Green and Gold Luncheons.  The luncheons will begin at the Cedar House Restaurant in Spearfish on Aug. 31 at 12 noon.

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Spearfish, S.D. – Black Hills State University will host a live weekly coaches’ radio show Monday nights at 6 p.m. MT.  The show will be held at the Stadium Sports Grill and rotate between the Spearfish and Belle Fourche locations each week and can be heard locally on KDSJ 980 AM or online at www.kdsj980.com.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team is making its final preparations before the season opener against Grand View on Aug. 28.

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Spearfish, S.D. – Black Hills State University Athletic Director Jhett Albers announced today that all home athletic contests and select away games, including all Dakota Athletic Conference games, will be streamed online at www.B2TV.com.

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Spearfish, S.D. –The Black Hills State University athletic department announced today that tryouts for a new public address announcer for home football games will be held on Saturday, August 21 at 12:30 p.m. at Lyle Hare Stadium.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University athletic department is hosting a kick-off celebration on August 14 beginning at 11 a.m.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University athletic department is now selling all-sport season tickets.  Both reserved and general admission seating options are available.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team will host a “Midget Mania Football Camp” on Saturday, August 14 from 9-11 a.m. 

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Spearfish, S.D. - Black Hills State University Athletic Director Jhett Albers announced today that the University's application to NCAA Division II was accepted by the NCAA membership committee.

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Spearfish, S.D. –Black Hills State President Kay Schallenkamp and the athletic department recently hosted Football 101 for Women, a class designed to expose women to the Yellow Jacket football program.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The annual spring football scrimmage and gridiron gathering was a success this past weekend with nearly 500 people attending the game and over 70 participating in the First Annual Gridiron Gathering.

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Spearfish, S.D. – “Football 101 for Women” is slated for Wednesday April 28.  A social and registration will begin at 6 p.m. with the clinic starting at 6:30 p.m. This activity is being put on by the Black Hills State Athletic Department.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State football team will host its annual spring game on Saturday, April 24 at 11 a.m. MT on the practice field north of the Young Center.

 

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State athletic department will host “Football 101 for Women” on Wednesday April 28.  A social and registration will begin at 6 p.m. with the clinic starting at 6:30 p.m.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State football team returned to the field today for its first full practice of the spring.  Today was the first of 10 practices scheduled for the spring.  The spring drills will conclude with a scrimmage on April 24 at 11 a.m.

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Black Hills State University Head Football Coach Jay Long announced today that the Yellow Jacket Football program will sign letter of intents for 37 student-athletes on Friday, February 18, 2010.  This is the second recruiting class for Long and his coaching staff.  The class is comprised of 33 high school players and 4 transfer students.

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Black Hills State University Head Football Coach Jay Long announced today that the Yellow Jacket Football program will sign letter of intents for 17 student-athletes on Wednesday, February 3, 2010.  This is the second recruiting class for Long and his coaching staff.  The class is comprised of 13 high school players and 4 transfer students.

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Senior Josh Breske, junior Wacey Coleman, and junior Forest Sainsbury were recently honored for the 2009 season being named to the Victory Sports All-American Team. 

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The Yellow Jackets entered the showdown in the Fargodome as the #4 seed fresh off their victory over South Dakota School of Mines.  From the start the Yellow Jackets took control of a very physical game with the #1 seed Dickinson State University.

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Last weekend the Yellow Jackets defeated rival South Dakota School of mines 26-0 on senior day at Lyle Hare Stadium.  The Yellow Jackets reclaimed the Homestake Trophy back from the Hardrockers after a 23-24 defeat in 2008. 

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This Saturday the 4-4 Yellow Jackets are in Lyle Hare Stadium for their final home game of the season.  South Dakota School of Mines comes into Spearfish with a record of 4-3 fresh off a victory over Valley City State last weekend.  Both teams enter this contest 3-3 in DAC play. 

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This Saturday the 4-3 Yellow Jackets will be in Lyle Hare Stadium to take on the 3-4 Jamestown College Jimmies.  Both teams are coming into this contest 3-2 in DAC play.  “Jamestown is entering this game on a three-game winning streak.  The first few games their offense struggled but since then they have really started to click.  Jamestown and us are very similar in a lot of ways and this should be a solid matchup,” said Head Coach Jay Long.

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You don’t have to look very far to see the impact of 9-man football players on the Black Hills State University roster especially if you’re an opposing offensive player. Three starters on the Yellow Jacket defense come from 9-man schools.  Camp Crook linebacker Forest Sainsbury, New Underwood defensive back Clayton Schleusner and Newell nose tackle Sterling Boylan have all had an impact on the Yellow Jacket defense so far this season.

 

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This past Saturday the Yellow Jackets were at Lyle Hare Stadium as they took on Dickinson State University.  Both teams came into the contest 3-0 in DAC Play.  On an extremely cold afternoon the Yellow Jackets and the Blue Hawks both struggled offensively in a defensive battle.

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This past weekend the Yellow Jackets traveled to Valley City, North Dakota to take on DAC Conference opponent Valley City State University.  The Yellow Jackets took an early lead into halftime 7-0.  In the second the half BHSU again got off to a fast start increasing their lead to 23-7 entering the fourth quarter.  The Vikings put together a good fourth quarter to close the gap to 23-21.  On the two point conversion senior linebacker Nic Prather from Marysville, California tackled the Valley City State quarterback for a loss which sealed the game for the Yellow Jackets. 

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The Yellow Jackets defeated Valley City State University this past weekend to improve to 4-1 on the season.  The Yellow Jackets haven't lost since the first game against NCAA II Southwest Minnesota State University.

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This past Saturday the Yellow Jackets were in Madison, South Dakota to take on the Dakota State University Trojans.  The Trojans took the early advantage scoring on a blocked punt near the end zone.  After the score by Dakota State the game turned in favor of the Yellow Jackets as they went on to score 44 straight points to take the Missouri River Shootout trophy for the fourth consecutive year.
 

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The Yellow Jackets took the field this past Saturday afternoon in front of a sold out crowd for Swarm Days.  The day kicked off with the legendary Swarm Day parade which started at 10 AM.  Following the parade was the tailgate party in the Young Center parking lot which was headlined by Kory and the Fireflies.  The Yellow Jackets took the field at 1 PM and never looked back burning the Comets 50-12. 

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After two weeks traveling on the road the Yellow Jackets return home for Swarm Days and the DAC season opener this Saturday against Mayville State University.  BHSU is coming off a 21-7 victory last weekend in Alva, Oklahoma against Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  “After two weeks on the road our team is ready to play in front of a home crowd and it being Swarm Days is just an added bonus,” said Head Coach Jay Long.

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The BHSU football program traveled to Alva, Oklahoma this past weekend to take on NAIA powerhouse Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  The field conditions were wet due to the rain that started early in the morning Saturday and didn’t stop until halftime.  The Yellow Jackets went on to defeat the Rangers 21-7.

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The Yellow Jackets will depart Thursday morning at 11:30 AM for Alva, Oklahoma to take on Northwestern Oklahoma State University who is fresh off their victory over NCAA II Colorado State University at Pueblo 32-28.  This will be the second meeting between the Raiders and the Yellow Jackets.  In 2008, the Raiders defeated BHSU 10-7 at Lyle Hare Stadium in a very close game throughout. 

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Coming into the game this past weekend Southwest Minnesota State University was coming off a 6-4 season the previous year including a loss to BHSU early in the 2008 season.  This past Saturday Southwest avenged the loss in 2008 as they defeated Black Hills State University 55-10. 

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Kickoff is set for 6 PM CST as the Yellow Jackets will take on the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs.  This will be the season opener for the Yellow Jackets and the first season for Head Coach Jay Long.

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The Yellow Jackets will depart this Friday at 7 AM for Marshall, Minnesota to take on NCAA II Southwest Minnesota State University on Saturday.  This is the second meeting between the two teams as last season the Yellow Jackets defeated the Mustangs in an exciting finish.  This game will also mark the season opener for first year Head Coach Jay Long and his Yellow Jackets.

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This past Saturday afternoon the BHSU Yellow Jackets took the field for their first scrimmage.  The first team defense went against the first team offense for 30 plays followed by the second teams competing against each other for 30 plays as well.  “Our goal was to see our young guys compete for the first time this season.  We made a few mental mistakes here and there but overall they’re beginning to understand the system,” said Head Coach Jay Long.

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Over 50 3rd-6th graders attended Midget Mania this past Saturday on the BHSU campus which was followed by a barbecue in Lyle Hare Stadium.  At the barbecue the Yellow Jacket program hosted an autograph session where the campers were able to meet their favorite Yellow Jackets.  BHSU Head Coach Jay Long was pleased with the turnout.

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Black Hills State Yellow Jacket Football will begin preparation for their fall season on August 12th with 17 returning players with starting experience.  The Yellow Jackets will begin fall camp with a two-day orientation with 43 newcomers to the program.  On August 13th 45 veterans will report to camp with practices beginning that afternoon.  First year Head Coach Jay Long and his staff are looking to build upon past years of success and compete for a Dakota Athletic Conference Championship. 

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DAC Commissioner LaVern Jessen announced this weekend that their will be four games on November 8th in the Fargodome.  The Yellow Jackets will play a conference game in Fargo and pairings are based on DAC standings which won’t likely be determined until the prior week’s games are finished.  The # 7 and 8 teams in the conference will play against each other as will the # 5 and 6 teams. The top four teams will compete in a 1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3 format.

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Black Hills State University football program announced the signing of 33 student-athletes as of Wednesday, February 19, 2009 as first year head coach Jay Long and his staff unveiled their first recruiting class for the Yellow Jackets. The class features 18 offensive players and 15 defensive players.

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Junior offensive lineman Josh Breske from Pierre, South Dakota, sophomore running back Tanner Ehrlich from Ft. Collins, Colorado, and junior defensive lineman Wacey Coleman from Rozet, Wyoming were recently named Honorable Mention All-Americans by Victory Sports.  Click above to view Victory Sports All-Americans.

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Jay Long, offensive coordinator, will take over as head coach of the Black Hills State University football team.

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SPEARFISH, SD…John Scott, head football coach at Black Hills State University, has announced his resignation. Since joining the Yellow Jacket football program six years ago, Scott has amassed an impressive 37-24 record. Scott has accepted a position with Universal Athletics as a school and team representative for western South Dakota. Click above for more details.

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The Yellow Jackets placed seven players on the First Team All-DAC and five players on Second Team All-DAC. The Yellow Jackets finished their season this past Sunday with a 24-23 loss to South Dakota Mines. BHSU was 6-4 on the season. Click above for more details.

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Going into the game Sunday the Yellow Jackets knew they would be facing a determined South Dakota School of Mines team.  In the first meeting earlier in the season the Yellow Jackets defeated the Hardrockers in Spearfish 33-13. Click above for more details.

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Due to weather the football game scheduled tomorrow at South Dakota Mines has now been moved to Sunday at 1 PM in Rapid City, South Dakota.  This...

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The Yellow Jackets last Saturday took on the #18 ranked Jamestown College Jimmies on their home field.  The Yellow Jackets came out strong and played like a team that had everything on the line.  “Our kids didn’t have much riding on this game but more importantly we played the game because it was a football Saturday,” said Head Coach John Scott. Click above for more details.

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The Yellow Jackets are Coming off a two game losing streak that eliminated them from conference championship contention. The Yellow Jackets look to rebound this weekend against a nationally ranked Jamestown College team. Click above for more details.

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This Saturday the Yellow Jackets will kickoff their final home conference game against Minot State University. The Yellow Jackets will enter the game 5-2 (3-1 DAC) looking to rebound from last weeks loss on the road at Dickinson State. The Beavers enter the game 4-3 (3-1 DAC) tied with the Yellow Jackets for second place in the conference. “Every week becomes a must win game. Two conference losses will not get it done. We have to play with urgency but not panic” said Head Coach John Scott.

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The Yellow Jackets made the trip up HWY 85 this past Saturday looking to build on their four game winning streak. Dickinson State also had a streak going winning their last three conference games.  From kickoff the Blue Hawks took the momentum early building a 16 point lead going into halftime. The Yellow Jackets would hold Dickinson to 16 points for the rest of the game but could only account for one late score to make the final 16-6 in favor of the Blue Hawks. Click here for more details.

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The Yellow Jackets will make their trip four hours up HWY 85 this Saturday to Dickinson, ND.  Dickinson State3-3 (3-0 DAC) is coming off three conference wins in a row after losing their first three games.  The Yellow Jackets 5-1 (3-0 DAC) enter the game winning their last four contests. Click here for more details on Saturday's game.

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Coming into Saturday’s game the Yellow Jackets knew they were not only going to deal with Valley City State but also the winter weather conditions as well.  BHSU entered the game 4-1 (2-0 DAC) looking to continue their momentum at home. Click here for more details.

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Valley City State enters the game this Saturday at Lyle Hare Stadium as a very explosive offensive team leading the Dakota Athletic Conference in average yards per play. Click here for more details.

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The Yellow Jackets entered this past Saturday’s game with one thing on their mind to stay focused and continue their momentum from the previous weekend in Mayville, North Dakota. Click here for more details.

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“We got our first conference game under out belt last weekend and we got off to a good start.  The challenge now is to continue the momentum and win at home” said Head Coach John Scott. Click here for more details.

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The Yellow Jackets left last Friday for their longest trip of the season Mayville, North Dakota.  “We knew going into this game how big it is to get that first conference win.  Last year we lost to Minot State in the first conference game and it was hard to bounce back from” said Head Coach John Scott. Click here for more details.

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The 2008 Dakota Athletic Conference opener will kick off this Saturday in Mayville, North Dakota as the Yellow Jackets will take on the Mayville State University Comets. Click here for more details.

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Coming into Saturday’s game the Yellow Jackets were looking to get back on track from the previous weekend. There was a lot of excitement buzzing around Lyle Hare Stadium with the pregame festivities and Swarm Days leading off to kickoff at 1:00PM.  Click here for more details.

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The Yellow Jackets are getting set this week to take on South Dakota School of Mines in the last non-conference game.  South Dakota School of Mines is coming into Lyle Hare Stadium this week fresh off a 2-0 start winning big over Haskell Indian Nations and Trinity Bible. Click here for more details.

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This past Saturday the Yellow Jackets came into the game fresh off their victory against Southwest Minnesota State University the week before. In the first quarter the Yellow Jackets came out with the energy dominating offensively and defensively. Click here for more details.

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The Yellow Jackets are looking to duplicate this weekend what they accomplished last weekend against another key opponent. “With are effort and focus last week we were able to sustain a game intensity for the entire 60 minutes which will be key this week against Northwestern Oklahoma State University” said Head Coach John Scott. Click here for more details.

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Going into the game the jackets wanted to be competitive and have a solid performance over the course of sixty minutes. “The sixty minutes of effort put us in the position to win the game in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. Our intensity really stood out and allowed us to play at the level we needed to play at against a real quality team” said Head Coach John Scott. Click here for more details.

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Please check out the Yellow Jackets take on Northwestern Oklahoma State University this Saturday on pay per view from Lyle Hare Stadium. Kickoff is at 1:00PM MST. Click here for more details.

 

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Kickoff will be at 4:00PM CST and you can see it live through the Northern Sun Conference website. Click here for the link.

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The Yellow Jackets will depart this Friday for Marshall, Minnesota where they will take on Southwest Minnesota State University, a Division II opponent that competes in the Northern Sun Conference, on Saturday.

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Black Hills State University finished in the top twenty for the 2007-08 U.S. Sports Academy Director’s Cup standings. Click here for more details.

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This past Saturday morning the Yellow Jacket football program hosted their First Annual Midget Mania Football Camp. Coach Scott and his staff had a great turnout as 75 participants went through workouts with the Yellow Jacket players and staff.  Click here for more details.

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Going into the 2008 football season the Yellow Jackets are finding out that there is a continuation of many things from a year ago that gave them another Dakota Athletic Conference Championship and many things that are new to the program. Click here for more details.

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You can now watch and listen to Live Broadcasts of Games on Pay Per View. Starting this fall for the 2008-2009 season you can purchase football, volleyball, and men's/women's basketball games. Please click here for information on costs and how to purchase events. 

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The Yellow Jackets started practice this past week ranked 18th in the NAIA Top 25 Preseason Poll. Click here for more details and links to rankings.

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Coach Jeff Larson has accepted the position as an assistant coach at Black Hills State University affective immediately for the 2008 season. He joins the staff as special teams coordinator and linebackers coach.

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The 35th edition of the Wyoming Shrine Bowl All-Star football game featured six incoming Yellow Jacket recruits. The game was played on Saturday June 14th in Casper Wyoming before a packed stadium.

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Black Hills State University shares the Commissioner's Cup which is given to the institution with the best overall conference record for the year. Points are also given for winning a conference championship. Click here to view.

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Ryan Gatch, linebackers coach and special teams coordinator this past season, announced to Athletic Director Jhett Albers and Head Coach John Scott that he had accepted a coaching position at Northern State University effective July 1st. Click here for more details.

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After a wet spring and a day postponement the sun came through to help the Jackets conclude their 2008 spring. The scrimmage Sunday was followed by a barbecue at Salem Park where the football staff announced their winter weight training and conditioning awards.

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Yellow Jackets Head Coach John Scott and his staff recently announced the captains for the 2008 season. Click here for more information on the four captains.

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Coming into spring ball the football staff really wanted to build on a running game that led the Dakota Athletic Conference a year ago. They also wanted to expand their passing game behind freshman quarterback Drew Hodgs who was very successful in his first season as a Yellow Jacket.

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The spring football scrimmage will be moved back a day due to weather. The scrimmage is now set for Sunday, April 27th at 12:00pm. Click here for more details.

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The Annual Black Hills State University Athletic Awards and Senior Recognition Night will be held on May 4th, 2008 in the Jacket Legacy Room located in the Student Union on campus. Click here for more details.

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Black Hills State Yellow Jacket Football will begin spring drills on Tuesday April 8th after a productive off-season and momentum from last season’s second consecutive Dakota Athletic Conference Championship and NAIA postseason appearance. Click here for more details.

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Spearfish, SD – Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket Football has announced signing of thirteen athletes to Letter of Intents for the 2008 season. These thirteen combined with the previous signings brings the recruiting class to thirty-nine. Click here for more information.

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Spearfish, SD – Two-time defending Dakota Athletic Conference Football Champion Black Hills State has signed nineteen recruits thus far for the 2008 fall campaign.

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Sophomore Wacey Coleman and senior Tanner Tetrault were honored this week by being named to the Victory Sports All-American Team. Click here for more details and article.

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The Black Hills State University football team traveled last weekend to face #2 Carroll College in Helena, Montana in the first round of the NAIA Playoffs. The Yellow Jackets were hanging tough at halftime only trailing 0-13. A few costly turnovers in the second half helped Carroll gain a 0-34 advantage to close the game. Click here for article.
 

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Black Hills State University will take off this Thursday on their way to Helena, Montana to face #2 Carroll College for the second time this season.

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The Yellow Jackets football team found out Sunday that they would be playing #2 Carroll College in the first round of the NAIA Football Playoffs this Saturday. Click here to view articles.

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The Yellow Jackets football team wrapped up their regular season last Saturday with a 52-0 win at Valley City State University.

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Joe Beehler was named Dakota Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts at Valley City State University over this past weekend. Joe had 139 total yards and two touchdowns in the 52-0 win on Saturday. With the win the Yellow Jackets moved up in the rankings to #21 and are in a three way tie for the DAC Conference tile. Click here to view DAC Players of the Week and rankings.
 

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The Yellow Jackets will leave this Friday to Valley City, North Dakota to face a team that has won three of their last four games.

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Junior defensive back Tony Dill was not only DAC Player of the Week but was recently honored as National Player of the Week and Victory Sports Player of the Week as well.  Click here to view articles.

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Junior defensive back Tony Dill was named DAC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Mayville State University last weekend. Tony grabbed four interceptions in the win. Freshman Kraig Tafoya was named Special Teams Player of the Week for punting three times and pinning the Comets inside the 20-yard line all three times. With the Yellow Jackets win they have now moved to #24 in the NAIA. Click here to see DAC Players of the Week and rankings.

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The Yellow Jackets entered the game on Saturday afternoon having won their last four conference games. The Yellow Jackets were able to shut down Mayville’s offense causing turnovers and turning them into points on the offensive end.

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Coming off an impressive win last weekend against Jamestown College the Yellow Jackets are looking to build on their momentum.

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Wacey Coleman and Joe Beehler were named DAC Players of the Week for their efforts on the road last week against Jamestown College. Click here to view DAC Players of the Week.

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The Yellow Jackets are now ranked #25 in the recent polls. Click here to view the recent rankings.

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The Yellow Jacket football team left last Friday morning for Jamestown College who was sitting on top of the Dakota Athletic Conference at 7-0.

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The Yellow Jackets will leave this Friday morning for Jamestown, North Dakota for their showdown on Saturday with #8 Jamestown College who is currently 7-0.

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This was must win game for the Yellow Jackets as both teams entered the game on Saturday 2-1 in the DAC Conference. Whoever won this game was still going to be in content to fight for the conference title.

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Tanner Ehrlich was named DAC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts on Saturday against Dakota State Univrersity. Tanner rushed 21 times for 155 yards and one touchdown. Click here to view DAC Players of the Week.
 

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The Yellow Jackets and Trojans both enter this game 2-1 in the Dakota Athletic Conference. This is an extremely important game for both teams as the standings play out.

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Forrest Sainsbury was named Dakota Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts this past weekend against South Dakota School of Mines. He recorded 11 total tackles including some for lost yardage along with one sack. Click here to view the DAC Players of the Week.

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The Yellow Jackets entered the game on Saturday ready to build on last weeks win at Dickinson State University. The Jackets really dictated the tempo from the kickoff.

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The Yellow Jackets enter this weekend against rival South Dakota School of Mines fresh off their impressive victory against Dickinson State last weekend 23-3.

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On Saturday, the Yellow Jackets took the lead early and never looked back as they went on to beat Dickinson State University 23-3.

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The Yellow Jackets Football Team will leave Saturday morning for Dickinson State University.

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Minot State University got off to an emotional start on Saturday afternoon with their first home game and it being homecoming.

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Friday the Yellow Jackets will travel to Minot, North Dakota to play in their first conference game of the season. Minot State University is under the direction of a brand new coaching staff this season.

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This past Saturday was a big weekend for the Yellow Jacket football team as they entered the game 0-2. Valley City State University visited Spearfish on Saturday who the Yellow Jackets will play two times this year.

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Zac Alcorn a former standout tight end for the Yellow Jackets has signed on to play for the San Francisco 49'ers. Click here to view the full article.

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The Yellow Jackets will be back in action this Saturday afternoon for their last preseason test against Valley City State University.

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For his efforts in the game against University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wacey Coleman was named DAC Defensive Player of the Week. Click here to view DAC Players of the Week.

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An inspired defense led by many upper classman played a great game not allowing any points after the first quarter.

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In the opening game of the 2007 season the Yellow Jackets traveled to Helena, Montana to take on #4 ranked Carroll College.

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The Dakota Athletic Conference recently released the 2007 preseason polls and team previews. The Yellow Jackets are rated #1 in the DAC as they get set to start the season. Please click here to view the DAC polls and team previews.

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The Yellow Jackets took the field on Saturday afternoon for their last tune up scrimmage before they travel to Helena, Montana to play Carroll College. “We wanted to start out really basic on offense to minimize mistakes. The execution was good and we had no penalties,” according to Coach Scott.

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On August 18, the football team took the field for their first Jacket vs. Jacket scrimmage. This was a great opportunity for the players to get their first taste of live action. During the scrimmage we were able to see the 1st string offense vs. the 1st string defense. “We made good progress and the mistakes we made are correctable,” according to Coach Scott.

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BHSU Football is ranked 10th in the 2007 NAIA Preseason Rankings that came out on August 13th. Click here to view the 2007 rankings. The Yellow Jackets will open their season at Carroll College on September 1st.

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On Saturday, August 11th, the Yellow Jacket Football Program welcomed 36 newcomers into the program by arriving on campus to start the 2007 training camp. Of the 36 arriving, 35 of them are freshman.

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Black Hills State Yellow Jacket Football will begin preparation for their fall season on August 12th with forty new recruits going through a two-day orientation. Fifty returning veterans will report on the 14th with a great deal of optimism carrying over from last seasons Dakota Athletic Conference Championship, and a first ever NAIA Playoff birth.  Head Coach John Scott and his staff are entering their fifth season and are looking to build on a solid core of returning players on both sides of the ball.

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Wisconsin newspaper recently published an article on the outlook for former Black Hills State University star Zach Alcorn as the Green Bay Packers Training Camp begins. In the article there is a quote from the Green Bay Head Coach Mike McCarthy as he talks about Zach having the best hands on the team.

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Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD –

Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket Football announced their second signings of 20 football recruits which brings the incoming recruiting class to 40 prospects for the 2007 fall season. Included in the second signing of the year are nine athletes from South Dakota and four from Wyoming. Scott commented, “With the exception of a kid or two more this will wrap up our signings for the year. We expect to have ninety to ninety-five young men for fall camp. Overall we had a good year recruiting South Dakota where we signed fifteen kids from throughout the state”. The season kicks off on September 1st when the Yellow Jackets take the road to meet Carroll College at Helena, Montana.  First home game is September 8th where the Jackets will host Wisconsin Eau Claire.

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The Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets just concluded spring football drills with a 60-play scrimmage Saturday at the Cliff Papik Practice Complex.

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“The guy has the best hands on our team,” Packers Coach Mike McCarthy recently remarked. But who was McCarthy describing? If you guessed Pro Bowl WR ...

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A schedule for the spring practices, meetings, and lifting schedules.

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Black Hills State Yellow Jacket Football will begin spring drills on Tuesday April 10th with a great deal of optimism carrying over from last seasons Dakota Athletic Conference Championship, a first ever NAIA Playoff birth, and an productive off-season in the weight room. Head Coach John Scott and his staff are entering their fifth season and are looking to build on a solid core of returning players on both sides of the ball. Scott commented, “We couldn’t be more pleased with our off-season workouts, the players intensity in their workouts continue to make us a stronger, more confident team. Our morning conditioning yielded some outstanding testing results as well; overall we are a much faster team".

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The Victory Sports Network announced it's 2006 Football All-American selections on Tuesday. Tanner Tetrault was named to the first team and Snad Schn...

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Black Hills State junior Tanner Tetrault was named to the American Football Coaches Association's inaugural NAIA Coaches All-American team Wednesday.

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Black Hills State fell to Northwestern Saturday in Orange City, Iowa by a score of 17-10.

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The Green Bay Packers signed tight end Zac Alcorn from their practice squad, Packer general manager Ted Thompson annoucned in a press release Saturday...

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The Yellow Jacket Foundation is sponsoring a travel package to attend the first round football playoff game in Orange City, Iowa. The package includes...

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Yellow Jacket Football To Face Northwestern In NAIA Playoffs
Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State football team will face Northwestern in the first round of the 2006 NAIA Football Championship Series.

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The Black Hills State athletic department will be hosting two “Community & Booster Send Offs”. The first will be for the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s cross country teams. The second will be for the Yellow Jacket football team.

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Black Hills State University will host a gathering Sunday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center to announce plans for the Yellow Jacket’s football playoff game in this season’s NAIA Football Championship Series. The announcement concerning the opponent and site for the playoff game is expected to come around 11:30 a.m.

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Black Hills State, the Dakota Athletic Conference champion, placed seven players on the All-DAC first team, while co-runner-up Jamestown College placed ten on the top squad.

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The Black Hills State football team has honored five players for their performances during the week of the Minot State football game.

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The Black Hills State football team finished the Dakota Athletic Conference regular season with a perfect 7-0 record after knocking off Minot State 35...

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16th Annual Gold Dust Yellow Jacket Auction To Be Held November 3, 2006
Spearfish, S.D. - The 16th Annual Gold Dust Yellow Jacket Auction will be held Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 at the Spearfish Park Pavilion. The Gold Dust Yellow Jacket Auction is coordinated by the Yellow Jacket Foundation in an effort to raise scholarship funds for Black Hills State student-athletes.

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Senior kicker Rocky Stevens was named the Dakota Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Valley City State.

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Black Hills State defeated Valley City State 17-0 on Saturday afternoon to clinch the top spot in the Dakota Athletic Conference.

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The Black Hills State football team has awarded player of the week honors for student-athlete performances in the game against Mayville State.

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The Black Hills State football team moved up two spots in the NAIA football poll after defeating Mayville State 38-0 this past weekend.

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The Black Hills State football team defeated Mayville State 38-0 on Saturday in Mayville, N.D.

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The Black Hills State football team is ranked No. 16 in the latest NAIA poll.

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The Black Hills State football team selected five individuals to honor this week for their outstanding performances against Jamestown.

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The Black Hills State football team defeated Jamestown by a score of 28-24 Saturday afternoon at Lyle Hare Stadium.

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Spearfish, S.D. - Black Hills State names football players of the week for the top performances in the Dakota State foorball game.

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Black Hills State sophomore Justin Thorpe and senior Craig Tschetter were both honored for their outstanding play during the Yellow Jackets' 25-0 win over Dakota State last Saturday.

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The Black Hills State football team defeated Dakota State 25-0 in Madison, S.D. on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets allowed only 68 yards rushin...

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Spearfish, S.D. - Black Hills State announced the players of the week for the 47-0 win over South Dakota Tech.

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Rapid City, S.D. - The Black Hills State football team shut out conference rival South Dakota Tech on Saturday afternoon 47-0 in Rapid City, S.D. The ...

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Spearfish, S.D. - The Black Hills State football team announced the player's of the week for the Sept. 23 game vs. Dickinson State.

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Spearfish, S.D. - The Black Hills State football team used an explosive first quarter to propel them to a 28-20 win over Dickinson State on Saturday a...

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Black Hills State football standout Zac Alcorn is still pursuing his dream of playing football in the NFL.

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The Black Hills State football team handed out five awards for outstanding efforts in the Minot State game.

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Minot, N.D. - The Black Hills State football team picked up its first win of the season, knocking off Minot State 6-2.

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Black Hills State has named the the players of the week for the week two game with Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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The Yellow Jackets failed to score against Wisconsin-Eau Claire and fell to 0-2 on the season.

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Spearfish, S.D. - The Black Hills State football team lost its season opener to Carroll College at home by a score of 28-3 Saturday afternoon.

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Spearfish, S.D. - The Black Hills State football team was picked to finish third in the Dakota Athletic Conference preseason poll. The Yellow Jackets tallied 36 points and received one first place vote.

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Spearfish, S.D. - The Black Hills State football team is only ten days away from the season opener and head coach John Scott is working hard on preparing the Yellow Jackets for kickoff.

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Spearfish, S.D. - Growth. The Black Hills State football team has experienced tremendous growth over the past three seasons and is now receiving much deserved respect. The recent success of the Yellow Jacket football program can be correlated with the arrival of head coach John Scott.

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Dickinson, N.D. - Two Yellow Jackets have earned recognition as Don Hansen’s Football Gazette Preseason All-America selections. Senior place kicker Rocky Stevens was named to the Third Team and senior Craig Tschetter earned Honorable Mention honors. Tschetter was awarded Honorable Mention as both a defensive back and a return specialist.

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Spearfish, S.D. - Former Black Hills State tight end Zach Alcorn is currently attending the Green Bay Packers training camp in Green Bay, Wisc. Alcorn is attempting to make the Packers’ active roster after signing as a free agent earlier this off-season.

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Grand Island, Neb. - The Black Hills State Yellow Jackets have been ranked 17th nationally in the Victory Sports Network preseason NAIA Top 25 poll. This season the Yellow Jackets will face three opponents also ranked in the VSN poll.

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The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2005 Football All-America Teams as selected by the NAIA-FCA All-America Committee.

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Head Coach John Scott commented, "This year's recruiting class, along with the returning veterans, will give us the largest squad that we have had here since our staff took over in 2003."

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