South Dakota Coyotes Football Tickets
Team: University of South Dakota Coyotes
Sport: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision
Conference: Missouri Valley
Playoff Appearances: 1
Notable Players: Stefan Logan, Bryon Bullock, Matt Chatham, Tyler Starr, Ko Quaye, Chris Streveler and Tom Compton
South Dakota Coyotes Football TicketsSpurred on by the school fight song “ ”Hail! South Dakota!,“ ” the South Dakota Coyotes program has risen through the ranks of college football since its founding in 1889. Early in its history, the school was a member of the NAIA, an association of small colleges and universities throughout America. In 1956, South Dakota joined the NCAA College Division, later reclassified as Division II. In 2007, the school transitioned to NCAA Division I-AA, also known as the football championship subdivision. After a brief association with the Great West Football Conference, the school joined the Missouri Valley Conference in 2012 on a permanent basis. Head coach Bob Nielson, who had previously won two Division II championships with Minnesota-Duluth, was hired by the program in 2016. Under his leadership, South Dakota made its first FCS playoff appearance with a record of 8–5. Led by quarterback Chris Streveler, the Coyotes beat No. 22 Nicholls State in the first round by a score of 38–31. However, a loss to No. 5 Sam Houston State in the second round ended the Coyotes season. If you are a fan of South Dakota Coyotes football, then you can find tickets to Coyotes games at StubHub.
Where does South Dakota play?The football team plays at the DakotaDome in Vermillion, South Dakota. Opened in 1979, the stadium hosts basketball, swimming, diving and track in addition to football. It has a seating capacity of around 10,000 for football games, including a student section, a family plan section, reserved seating and priority seating.
What can I experience at a South Dakota game?The South Dakota campus features large open areas in which fans can socialize and enjoy food, games and other activities. A special Kid Zone is set up in the area for parents to bring their kids. During the game, fans can enjoy a special performance by the South Dakota marching band for pregame and halftime.
How is the tailgating scene at a South Dakota game?The South Dakota campus area offers several places for fans to tailgate. Priority parking in lots A, C and D is available for season ticket holders who are Howling Pack members. The Tailgate Nation is available in lot B for season ticket holders with a season tailgating pass. General parking in the grass lots is available for everyone else. Parking lots open up four hours before the start of the game. Tailgaters must set up their equipment behind the car or in the designated tailgating spot. They are expected to follow all school tailgating protocols.
Who are South Dakota’s biggest rivals?South Dakota shares its most intense rivalry with the intra-state school and fellow conference foe South Dakota State. Known as the South Dakota Showdown Series, the matchup has been played almost every single year since 1889 with the exception of a brief reprieve between 2004 and 2011 following conference realignment. It is one of the most-played rivalries in college football history with well over 100 matchups. South Dakota also shares minor rivalries with the North Dakota Fighting Hawks and the North Dakota State Bison.
What is South Dakota’s schedule?For the 2019 season, South Dakota begins with a non-conference slate of Montana, Big 12 power Oklahoma, Houston Baptist and Northern Colorado. The Missouri Valley portion of the schedule consists of Indiana State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, Western Illinois, Youngstown State, North Dakota State and South Dakota State.
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