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Greenfield named to Steele All-America Team

VERMILLION, S.D. | University of South Dakota junior Darin Greenfield is one of 17 Missouri Valley Football Conference players named to the 2018 Phil Steele FCS Preseason All-America second team.

The defensive end from Sheldon, Iowa, has now garnered three preseason All-America honors this year, having previously been named to the Stats FCS and Hero Sports squads. Greenfield earned first-team All-MVFC honors in 2017 after recording 59 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks.

Greenfield was named an All-American by four publications following last season.

South Dakota opens the 2018 season at Kansas State on Sept. 1. The Coyotes’ home opener is Sept. 8 against Northern Colorado.

USD practice football field begins to take shape

VERMILLION, S.D. | The DakotaDome renovation has begun with the first phase of the practice football field breaking ground earlier this week.

The facility, being constructed north of the DakotaDome, is anticipated to be completed in November of this year. A side practice field allows for ample space among all position groups while two video towers provide state-of-the-art filming capabilities. The permanent structures will connect to video editing systems inside the DakotaDome, providing a streamlined process.

The 120-yard artificial turf playing surface gives the Coyote football team the ability to practice in the DakotaDome for games played indoors or in the elements for outdoor contests.

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