One quick note before we get down to business: Stu Whitney and I will be hosting a special roundtable on the 40th anniversary of Title IX starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at ArgusLeader.com. Guests include longtime former Yankton girls basketball coach Bob Winter, Hall of Fame softball coach Sandy Jerstad and recent former Augustana women’s basketball player Megan Doyle.
And, now, the news:
SDSU fifth-year senior middle blocker Kelli Fiegen today begins her second go with the USA Volleyball A2 Team Program, a feeder system for the national team. There are 48 players with remaining college eligibility (up from 36 last year) representing 34 schools. Fiegen is one of just six repeat selections and one of two picks from the Summit League, NDSU middle blocker Megan Lambertson being the other.
This year’s camp will be held in Columbus, Ohio. After four days of training, the 48 players will be split into four teams for a defacto A2 tournament that will coincide with the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships.
The 6-foot-3 Fiegen is a two-time all-conference pick.
Of the record 66 SDSU football players on campus for summer workouts, only two potentially key offensive contributors aren’t included: redshirt freshman running back Reggie Gandy and senior receiver Aaron Rollin.
Gandy is working out at home in the Twin Cities, while Rollin is spending time at Fischer Sports in Phoenix, Ariz., an attempt to get coaching beyond what’s allowed during the summer by the NCAA. He’s on the short list of upcoming seniors with some early NFL prospects.
"He saw the gains Dale (Moss) made, and that inspired him to say, ‘I want to do more than just have a good strength and conditioning coach,’" offensive coordinator Eric Eidsness said. "I told him to go do that and get back after (July 4) to make sure his timing and rhythm and schemes are good."
The SDSU women’s basketball team holds its annual elite camp today at Frost Arena. I’m short on details beyond that. Sorry.
Tickets for the SDSU at Kansas football game went on sale Monday through the Jacks ticket office. Manager Christi Williams said that SDSU has the ability to purchase up to 3,500 tickets from the Jayhawks.
Terry Vandrovec also posts regular updates on his Twitter page.