VERMILLION—In a dead heat for the Summit League regular season title, South Dakota and South Dakota State women’s basketball teams face off in the Showdown Series at 2 p.m. Saturday in a game presented by South Dakota Corn. The Coyotes took the first regular season matchup in Brookings 63-58 last month.
South Dakota and South Dakota State, along with South Dakota Corn, have partnered with Feeding South Dakota to provide more than 330,000 meals since the series’ inception. To aid in the effort, a cash donation box will be available at all Aramark concession stands inside the DakotaDome. There are also collection boxes in all Vermillion and Brookings First Bank & Trust branches and online at www.bankeasy.com.
“The Showdown Series allows South Dakota and South Dakota State to place agriculture in the spotlight during head-to-head athletic competitions,” said USD athletic director David Herbster. “Sportsmanship, academic achievement and philanthropy are key components of the Showdown Series which we hope to instill in our student-athletes and fans.”
“South Dakota Corn is excited to be a partner in presenting the Showdown Series,” said Teddi Mueller, South Dakota Corn’s industry affairs director. “It’s amazing when you have South Dakota’s two largest universities teaming up with South Dakota’s largest economic driver, agriculture, to focus not only on sports but do what South Dakota does best and that’s feeding people.”
In its fourth season, the South Dakota Showdown Series tracks head-to-head competition and conference championship finishes between SDSU and USD. Each school can earn up to 24 points per school year for athletic and academic performances. South Dakota State currently leads South Dakota 7-3 in this year’s showdown. More information on the Showdown Series can be found at www.sdcornshowdown.com.
World Record Attempt
South Dakota cheerleader Carrie Wintle will make her third attempt at the Guinness Book of World Records for the most T-shirts put on in one minute during halftime of Saturday’s game. For every shirt Wintle is able to put on, South Dakota Corn will make a donation of $100 to Feeding South Dakota. If the world record of 31 T-shirts is broken, South Dakota Corn will make a donation of $10,000 plus $100 per completed shirt to Feeding South Dakota.