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.


18° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.
 Winter Storm for January 31-February 1, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar


Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to ushare@keloland.com

Storm Center Update

 

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Education

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

SDSU Playoff Game Competes With Break

November 21, 2012, 9:55 PM by Perry Groten

SDSU Playoff Game Competes With Break
BROOKINGS, SD -

Many SDSU students will be cutting short their Thanksgiving vacations to take part in college football history.  This weekend's Jackrabbit game against Eastern Illinois will be the first NCAA Division One football playoff game ever held in South Dakota.  Fans are re-adjusting their Thanksgiving plans to be in the stands on Saturday.

Students have nearly deserted the SDSU campus for Thanksgiving break, but school spirit hasn't taken a leave of absence.

"I have never been so into football.  I've gone to all the games so far and it's been awesome," SDSU freshman Allie Gustafson said.

One SDSU band member will making a quick Thanksgiving turnaround from her hometown in the Twin Cities, marching back to Brookings by Saturday.

"It will be hard to leave my family, but it's for the Jackrabbits," SDSU senior Sarah Flake said.

The athletic department expects about 10,000 fans for Saturday's playoff game.  That's down about 5,000 from the USD game played here last weekend.   But the fan base has been whittled-away because of Thanksgiving vacation.

"It's a little bit of a hindrance just because the students are gone, but we're hoping by Saturday they're ready to come back to campus and really be part of this first playoff game," Associate Athletic Director Leon Costello said.

Students who will return to school early don't mind missing out on a couple of days of Thanksgiving leftovers to feast on playoff football.

"First NCAA game that we've ever hosted here at state, which is pretty exciting.  Yay! Go Jackrabbits," Flake said.

Some Brookings businesses have purchased tickets to the game that they'll give away to students to help ensure a strong turnout on Saturday.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View education

You may also like

Students Return To School After Measles Scare

1/25/2015 5:23 PM

Students will be heading back to school tomorrow at Holy Spirit Elementary after the confirmation that one of the students has tested positive with th...

Full Story
School Leaders React To Measles Guildelines

1/29/2015 6:01 PM

If your son or daughter is not vaccinated against the measles right now, he or she may end up missing nearly a month of school.  The South Dakota...

Full Story | Watch
Lincoln Grad Working For NFL On Super Bowl Sunday

1/31/2015 5:55 PM

For fans it's the biggest game of the year, but for one Lincoln High School graduate it's a great step in her career.

Full Story
Original Brookings High School Bell Returns After Decades

1/31/2015 1:55 PM

A cast-iron bell that used to ring in the first Brookings High School more than 100 years ago has finally come home.

Full Story
SF School Board Adjusts Superintendent Powers For Student Absence

1/26/2015 9:55 PM

Two words now included in school policy could eliminate a lot of paperwork if more students are forced to stay home because of the flu.

Full Story | Watch


Events