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With 19 sports competing at the NCAA Division I level, the Jackrabbits have claimed 34 regular and postseason league championships in eight different sports since 2009-10.

Sixteen SDSU teams compete in The Summit League, while football competes in the Missouri Valley Football Conference of the Football Championship Subdivision and wrestling competes as a member of the Big 12 Conference. Equestrian competes under the umbrella of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.

The department’s broad-based success has claimed The Summit League Commissioner’s Cup all-sports trophy five times (2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16), along with winning both The Summit League’s Dr. William Steinbrecher Men’s All-Sports Award and Dr. Helen Smiley Women’s All-Sports Award during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. SDSU also claimed the Steinbrecher award during the 2012-13, 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons and earned the league’s Sportsmanship Award, an award voted upon by its peers, during the 2010-11 campaign.

In the classroom, Jackrabbits student-athletes continually post a GPA of 3.2 or higher in more than 70 different majors, which led SDSU to winning The Summit League’s Institutional Academic Achievement Award for the 2009-10 and 2012-13 academic years and the Missouri Valley Football Conference Academic Award nine-straight seasons.

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Nov 30

SDSU Men's Basketball vs. Prairie View A&M

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Dec 3

SDSU Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota Morris

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Dec 6

SDSU Women's Basketball vs. Missouri State

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Dec 10

SDSU Men's Basketball vs. Kansas City

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Eight families donate $2.6 million to First Bank & Trust Arena project

Eight additional South Dakota families have made commitments totaling $2.6 million to First Bank & Trust Arena.

First Bank & Trust Arena court rendering

BOLD & BLUE: $10 million gift made to First Bank & Trust Arena

The vision to renovate Frost Arena into a revitalized venue got a major boost Friday with a $10 million gift from an anonymous donor.

That comes less than two months after First Bank & Trust announced its $20 million lead gift for naming rights.

Jacks Bash 2 coming in September

South Dakota State University officials announced the return of a major concert as Jacks Bash 2 is scheduled for Sept. 8 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.