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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.

“We decided to start these ‘Swarm Sessions’ after talking to alumni, boosters, and fans around the region that wanted to know more about what was happening in Yellow Jacket Athletics,” said athletic director Jhett Albers.  “Anyone who is interested in, or wants to know more about Black Hills State athletics is welcome to attend.”

Each social will feature coaches from the sports that are in season talking about what is happening in their respective programs.

All Swarm Sessions will begin at 7 p.m. locally.  There is no cost to attend the social.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  The dates and sites are as follows:

Tuesday, September 28 - Buffalo Wild Wings (Rapid City, S.D.)
Tuesday, October 26 - Buffalo Wild Wings (Rapid City, S.D.)
Tuesday, November 23 - Buffalo Wild Wings (Rapid City, S.D.)
Tuesday, December 21 - Buffalo Wild Wings (Rapid City, S.D.)
Tuesday, January 25 - First Gold (Deadwood, S.D.)
Tuesday, February 22 - Loud American (Sturgis, S.D.)
Tuesday, March 29 - Pokey's BBQ & Smokehouse (Gillette, Wyo.)
Tuesday, April 26 - Buffalo Jump (Beulah, Wyo.)

All-sport season tickets are now on sale for the Yellow Jackets.  Tickets can be purchased by contacting John Kietzmann at (605) 642-6832 or via e-mail at John.Kietzmann@BHSU.edu.

For more information on Black Hills State Athletics, visit www.BHSUAthletics.com.