The Mount Marty Lancers men’s and women’s basketball teams will take the floor this afternoon for the first time in 2023 as they host the Concordia Bulldogs in double-header action at the Cimpl Arena in Yankton.

            The women will get the action started as the Lancers look to improve on their (4-11) record as they take on a (7-6) Concordia Bulldogs team that is coming off back-to-back losses.

The (6-11) Mount Marty Men will follow the women as they look to take down a Bulldogs squad that is (10-5) on the year, and receiving votes in the latest NAIA top 25 rankings.

            Pregame coverage with Tehl Tanner begins at 4:30 PM this afternoon on KYNT and KYNTV as the first game is scheduled to tip-off at 5:00 PM.

            The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles basketball teams are one day away from their return to the court as they prepare to host the Mitchell Kernels in a double-header at the Summit Activities Center on Friday night.

            The Gazelles will play first as they carry an (0-4) overall record into their matchup with the (1-2) Kernels girls squad. Immediately following the (2-0) Bucks will take the floor as they look to remain undefeated on the young season against the (3-1) Mitchell Kernels Boys in a matchup between the #4 and #5 teams in the latest media polls.

            Pregame coverage for this Yankton basketball double header will begin at 5:30 PM with Bryce Ladwig on Friday night with the first game set to tip-off at 6:00.

            The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles wrestling teams will both participate in a triangular tonight as they prepare to battle the Mitchell Kernels and the Harrisburg Tigers during the event. The meet will be held at Harrisburg high school with matches set to begin at 5:00 PM this evening.

The South Dakota Coyotes mens and womens basketball teams will take the court tonight as they both have a date planned with the North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks.

            The (7-8) Coyote women will look to defend their home floor and get back to a .500 record as they host a North Dakota squad who currently sit at (9-4) on the season.  These two teams currently sit 3rd and 4th in the Summit League standings early on in conference play.

            The USD men also carry a (7-8) record into their Thursday night matchup as they take on a UND squad who sit at (6-9) on the year. USD currently sits at #2 in the Summit League as they look to solidify their place in the conference table early on, while North Dakota is looking to win their first conference game of the season. USD will be traveling to Grand Forks for this contest, and it will be the first trip back to North Dakota for Coyote sophomore guard Paul Bruns (Bruhns) who transferred from North Dakota to USD in the off-season.

Both games for the Coyotes men and women are set to get started at 7:00 PM tonight.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits will also take the hardwood tonight as both the mens and womens teams will face off with the North Dakota State Bison.

The (11-5) Jackrabbit women look to continue their winning ways as they have racked up 4 straight victories, but they face a tough test as they welcome the (9-4) North Dakota State Bison to Frost Arena. This matchup is not only a battle between #1 and #2 in the Summit League, but is also a meeting between the only two teams who remain undefeated in conference play.

The SDSU men will make the trip up to Fargo, North Dakota as they look to improve upon their (7-8) overall record in a matchup with the (4-11) North Dakota State Bison. The Jacks will be led by sophomore guard Zeke Mayo who was named Summit League men’s basketball player of the week on Tuesday following a pair of stellar performances to end 2022.

Both games between the Jackrabbits and the Bison are scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM this evening.

One final game remains in the FCS season as the top seeded, (13-1) South Dakota State Jackrabbits and the 3rd seeded, (12-2) North Dakota State Bison have earned the right to compete in a Sunday night showdown in Frisco, Texas to decide who will be the FCS National Champion. SDSU won the regular season meeting between these two schools 23 to 21, and has not lost to an FCS opponent this season, while the Bison of NDSU look to continue their over a decade long dynasty that has seen them win 9 national titles in the last 12 years.

Kickoff for this national title matchup is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Sunday from Frisco, Texas, and television coverage for this game can be found on ABC.