User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


54° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
MLB
Chicago WSox
0
Toronto
6
MLB
Texas
10
Cleveland
8
MLB
Detroit
0
Oakland
4
MLB
San Diego
3
LA Angels
4
MLB
Seattle
4
Tampa Bay
1
MLB
Atlanta
3
Los Angeles
6
MLB
Miami
2
Pittsburgh
4
MLB
Arizona
2
St. Louis
3
NBA
Golden State
115
Houston
128
NHL
Chicago
4
Anaheim
5
MLB
San Francisco
8
Milwaukee
4
MLB
Boston
2
Minnesota
7
MLB
Washington
2
Chicago Cubs
1
MLB
Kansas City
1
NY Yankees
14
MLB
Philadelphia
3
NY Mets
6
MLB
Colorado
5
Cincinnati
4
MLB
Houston
3
Baltimore
4
Updated: May 26, 2015 7:00AM
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Michigan State Fans Buying Jackrabbit Gear

March 19, 2013, 10:00 PM by Don Jorgensen

Michigan State Fans Buying Jackrabbit Gear
BROOKINGS, SD -

The town of Brookings is buzzing as both the men's and women's SDSU basketball teams get ready to dance in the NCAA tournament.  Jackrabbit gear has been flying off the shelves at the campus bookstore, but it's not just Jackrabbit faithful hopping on the SDSU bandwagon.

From t-shirts to hats to sweatshirts, Jackrabbit gear at the SDSU bookstore on campus is selling fast.

"Usually I end up getting a sweatshirt, but today I'm supporting the Jacks and getting a water bottle and sweatshirt.  The whole shebang," SDSU freshman Kaylee Schirado said.

In the downstairs shipping area, workers have been busy boxing up orders, getting ready to mail them out.

"One of the interesting things is just where you see everything going.  We track that and it's all over the country," Bookstore Marketing Coordinator Stephen Brua said.

Brua says internet traffic to the bookstore's website has doubled and some of those orders are from alumni now living in Michigan. 

"We've had a couple of fans who want to make sure they get everything for Thursday, so what they're doing is paying $50 for overnight shipping just for some t-shirts," Brua said.

They say the two most requested items in the bookstore are hats and t-shirts.  Since appearing on ESPN, the sales have quadrupled.  Because the SDSU men play Michigan, some of the requests for Jackrabbit gear have actually been coming from Michigan's instate arch rival.

"We've actually have had some people, Michigan State fans calling in," Brua said. "Michigan and Michigan State are playing in the same arena, so what the people are doing, buying some stuff so they can go to that game and cheer against Michigan." 

Meaning, the SDSU men's team will have a lot of fans, even if some of blue and yellow faithful can't be there in person.  

"Yeah, I wish I was going," Schirado said.

Brua says they have more t-shirts on order to help recognize both the men's and women's teams for making it to their respective NCAA Tournaments that read, "It takes 2 to dance."

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
 

View sports

You may also like

Judge Dismissed Domestic Violence Charges Against Ray Rice

5/21/2015 10:32 AM

Judge Michael Donio dismissed the charges Thursday after the Atlantic County prosecutor told him the former Baltimore Ravens running back had complete...

Full Story
Cary Eades Will Not Return As Stampede Head Coach

5/20/2015 10:54 AM

The Sioux Falls Stampede announced Wednesday that head coach and general manager Cary Eades will not be returning to the club for the 2015-16 season. ...

Full Story
South Dakota High School State Golf Tournament: Final Standings

5/19/2015 4:49 PM

Here are the final results from the South Dakota High School State Golf Tournaments.

Full Story
Kraft: Patriots Won't Appeal Team's Fine, Draft Penalties

5/19/2015 12:32 PM

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not appeal the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team for its role in t...

Full Story
Northern State Men's Basketball Team To Host Youth Camp

5/24/2015 12:39 PM

The Northern State University men's basketball team will be hosting a youth camp in June.

Full Story


Events