SDSU wins 1st annual Showdown Series Championship

From left to right: SDSU Swimming/Diving Head Coach Brad Erickson, SDSU  Head Track and Field Coach Rod DeHaven, SDSU Head Football Coach John Stiegelmeier, SDSU Athletic Director Justin Sell, SDCUC VP Mark Gross, SDSU Senior Assoc. Athletic Director Leon Costello, SDSU Head Men's Basketball Coach Scott Nagy, SDSU Head Golf Coach Jared Baszler, Assistant Athletic Director Christi Williams

From left to right: SDSU Swimming/Diving Head Coach Brad Erickson, SDSU Head Track and Field Coach Rod DeHaven, SDSU Head Football Coach John Stiegelmeier, SDSU Athletic Director Justin Sell, SDCUC VP Mark Gross, SDSU Senior Assoc. Athletic Director Leon Costello, SDSU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Scott Nagy, SDSU Head Golf Coach Jared Baszler, Assistant Athletic Director Christi Williams

Congratulations to the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits on winning the first annual South Dakota Showdown Series over the University of South Dakota Coyotes by a score of 14-13.

The South Dakota Showdown Series marks the renewed rivalry between the two schools, tracking head-to-head match-ups in 17 sports along with student-athlete academics.

The South Dakota Corn Utilization Council takes much pride in being the title sponsor of this historic rivalry followed by so many South Dakotans dating back to the first ever meeting between the two schools on the football field in 1889.

“We are pleased to be a part of the inaugural Showdown Series and look forward to the Jackrabbits and Coyotes’ barn burners next year,” said South Dakota Corn Council President Brian Smith. “The Showdown Series has provided a unique opportunity for us to team up with the largest universities in South Dakota to tell agriculture’s story.”

Another element of the Showdown Series is to raise awareness, funds and donations for Feeding South Dakota, a statewide not-for-profit with the goal of eliminating hunger in South Dakota. This year, nearly 2,000 meals were provided from monetary donations made by fans that attended head-to-head matchups.

For additional background on the rivalry series, scoring information or historic records, please visit: http://www.sdcornshowdown.com/

Showdown Series Trophy

Showdown Series Trophy

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