Happy belated Canada Day, America:
South Dakota State had four incoming recruits play in the Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game on Saturday in St. Cloud. Of note, Rocori quarterback Nate Meyer finished 7 of 11 for 96 yards with one touchdown.
Incoming freshman Jake Bittle has been called by SDSU men’s basketball coach Scott Nagy the successor to the point guard position. What has current starter Nate Wolters seen so far from the Oklahoman?
“He guards me every time we play pickup, so I try to go as hard as I can right at home,” Wolters said. “He does the same. He doesn’t back down, which is great for me, too. He’s strong and physical. He already weighs more than me and is taller than me.”
On Sunday, the latest batch of Summit League lineup changes - Oral Roberts and Southern Utah out, Nebraska-Omaha in - became official. Baseball will be impacted by that as much as any sport in the sense that the conference schedule will be revamped starting in 2012-13.
Everybody will be scheduled to play 30 conference games. That’s six against each, four at one site and two at the other. SDSU will host NDSU, IPFW, Oakland for four and UNO and Western Illinois for two, according to Jacks coach Dave Schrage.
Meanwhile, SDSU’s non-league schedule will included a home and home with Minnesota, trips to Creighton, St. Louis and Northern Colorado and a tournament on the Tampa Bay Rays’ spring training field in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Two former Jacks are playing for the Lethbridge Bulls in the (wood bat) Western Major Baseball League in Canada. Jesse Sawyer – the league MVP last year – leads the WMBL with eight homers, while Zach Rhodes has a .347 batting average.
Terry Vandrovec also posts regular updates on his Twitter page.