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.


32° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Summit League Brings Universities Extra Exposure

March 6, 2012, 4:58 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Summit League Brings Universities Extra Exposure
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

March Madness is always on display this time of year at Buffalo Wild Wings. But when the Summit League sets up shop across the street, the fans there get even rowdier, especially when a home-grown team could win it all.

"It's the women's and the men's teams; expectations are pretty high and it should be good," fan Chad McKee said.

McKee was just one of the Jackrabbit fans gearing up at Buffalo Wild Wings before the women's game. He's also an alum who took the afternoon off to watch the games.

"Honestly, wherever it would be we'd follow, but it is nice to be close to Brookings and Sioux Falls," McKee said.

He isn't alone. Tournament games are nationally televised. South Dakota State University president David Chicoine says that gives the University and the state exposure they can't buy.

"I, and my colleagues, from State have been getting texts and emails from colleagues across the country because of the exposure. And that's great for Sioux Falls as well," Chicoine said.

Chicoine says the national sports spotlight sparks interest, but the school's academics, programs and opportunities seal the deal for students who may never have considered an SDSU education.

"Getting people on your front porch is really important if you want them to take a look at your house. And that's very exciting for us," Chicoine said.

But fans and alums know the exposure, and continued strong tournament showings, certainly can't hurt the Jackrabbits' chances at success.

" [It will] just draw more students, athletes, and just the exposure. Let them know how great a program it is, and what it can offer. I think it'll be a plus all around," McKee said.

And the highlight of this season for both teams may be just a win away.

Chicoine says the university's goal for its athletes is to have a great experience, not to go on to the NCAA tournament, but that's definitely a plus.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Dominic Fischer Found Dead During Search

12/17/2014 12:07 PM

Searchers discovered the body of Dominic Fischer in a field on Wednesday.

Full Story
Alexis Vanbochove Has Passed Away

12/17/2014 10:47 AM

According to her family, 4-year-old Alexis Vanbochove passed away early Wednesday morning.

Full Story
Grain Bin Collapses In Britton

12/14/2014 5:55 PM

A grain bin in Britton, SD collapsed this afternoon. No one was injured.

Full Story
Rapid City Police Search For Three Men Following Violent Home Invasion

12/17/2014 8:20 PM

Rapid City Police are searching for three suspects after a violent home invasion Wednesday afternoon.

Full Story
Man Missing After Vehicle Slides Into Ditch

12/16/2014 9:50 PM

Dominic Fischer was one of three people in a vehicle that slid into a ditch due to bad road and weather conditions, several miles north east of M...

Full Story


Events