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Mitchell native and South Dakota State senior guard Macy Miller is moving on to play professionally for the Women’s National Basketball Association. On Wednesday evening, Miller was selected at No. 36 overall by the Seattle Storm – the final pick of the 2019 draft. Miller says she’s still trying to comprehend what just happened.

"I honestly was in shock when I saw my name. I hadn’t received a call or anything, but when I saw my name up there – oh it was a great feeling," said Miller. "I’m super excited to get down to Seattle in a couple of weeks just to get after it."

SDPB

In The Moment ... April 10, 2019 Show 553 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek discusses spring projections for migrant birds and how flooding and a random snow storm could affect them. 

Wek visits with Dr. David Swanson, Professor of Biology and Ornithology at the University of South Dakota.

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Adria Botella

In The Moment ... April 4, 2019 Show 549 Hour 1

South Dakota's self-described Sportsman in Chief is reaching out to state outdoor lovers, seeking support for a pheasant habitat initiative. But the details of Governor Kristi Noem's free trap giveaway is alienating many who find the initiative short-sighted and inefficient.

SDPB's Kevin Woster has been following the topic. You can read his latest blog post at sdpb.org/woster

SDPB

In The Moment ... April 3, 2019 Show 548 Hour 1

Mt. Marty College in Yankton has announced that football will become part of its sports family soon.

SDPB's Nate Wek looks at the work ahead and the tradition of football in the Yankton community.

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SDSU Athletic Department

South Daktoa State University has promoted assistant men’s basketball coach Eric Henderson to its head coaching position. The School announced Tuesday Jackrabbits head coach TJ Otzelberger would be leaving Brookings to take the lead job at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

SDSU Athletic Director Justin Sell said despite the list of coaches available on the open market, he knew right away that Eric Henderson was his primary candidate for the job.

In The Moment ... March 28, 2019 Show 545 Hour 1

The South Dakota State University women's basketball team has a senior class with deep roots in the state. They face the Oregon Ducks in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA basketball tournament Friday night in Portland.

KDLT Sports Director and co-host of Calling All Sports, Mark Ovendon, looks at how SDSU got to this point.

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Nate Wek: Sweet 16!

Mar 27, 2019
SDPB

In The Moment ... March 27, 2019 Show 544 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek visits about the South Dakota State Women's Basketball team and their appearance in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

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Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... March 26, 2019 Show 543 Hour 2

Adria Botella has had quite the journey. He came to the United States from Spain, played football for, and received higher education from the University of Sioux Falls. He's been with SDPB doing various things while he was here. He's moving on to play football in Germany. He and Lori Walsh had this conversation.

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In The Moment ... March 20, 2019 Show 539 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek looks back at the cheerleaders from Rapid City High School who are now known as "The Spirit of Six" and visits with those who knew them and the three others who died as the result of a plance accident on their way home from a 1968 state basketball tournament.

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In The Moment ... March 13, 2019 Show 534 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us today to talk about high school basketball as the boys and girls tournament continues this week.

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In The Moment ... March 12, 2019 Show 533 Hour 2

In just a couple of days, Steve Thum and JJ Hartigan will call the combined Class A South Dakota high school basketball tournament. These games can be seen on SDPB TV. Steve joins us now from our Vermillion studio with a preview.

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In The Moment ... March 11, 2019 Show 532 Hour 2

This Thursday March 14th, the South Dakota high school boys basketball tournament begins. These games are played on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen inside the Barnett Center. SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt gets the honors to call these games on SDPB TV. He joins us now for a preview.

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Jay Elsen

In The Moment ... March 7, 2019 Show 530 Hour 1

The Summit League Basketball Tournament begins Saturday at the Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls.

South Dakota State University's men and women are both seeded first. Meanwhile, the University of South Dakota women are the second seed and ranked 25th nationally.

Jay Elsen is calling games for Midco Sports Network. He joins In The Moment with a Summit League Tournament preview.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... March 6, 2019 Show 529 Hour 2

Craig Mattick and Mike Henriksen have been calling high school basketball games together on SDPB for nearly 20 years. They both join us today with a preview of this weeks girls Class B and next weeks boys & girls Class AA.

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In The Moment ... March 6, 2019 Show 529 Hour 1

5 days ago, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission unanimously approved a new deer license allocation proposal. That would allow a resident hunter to apply for 2 of the 6 deer seasons in the first draw. SDPB's Nate Wek is with us now to discuss this further.

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2018 Neuharth Award Winner Speaks In Vermillion

Feb 25, 2019
Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... February 25, 2019 Show 522 Hour 2

Lesley Visser is the first female sports journalist to be honored with the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Media.

Visser speaks to the public Monday as she accepts the award at the Freedom Forum conference room in Vermillion.

As an employee of CBS, Visser has enjoyed many firsts as a female sports journalist, including enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the first woman assigned to a Super Bowl Sideline and being voted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

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In The Moment ... February 7, 2019 Show 511 Hour 1

All wild game is not the same at the table! From the "ribeye of the sky" to "sky carp," SDPB blogger Kevin Woster takes us inside the world of eating what you kill.

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Deadwood, SD

On Wednesday, the Senate State Affairs committee passed Senate Joint Resolution 2, a call for the people of South Dakota to vote on a the legalization of sports betting in the Mt. Rushmore state. 

Nate Wek's Top 10

Feb 6, 2019
SDPB

In The Moment ... February 13, 2019 Show 510 Hour 1

SDPB Sports and Recreation reporter Nate Wek presents his Top 10 Things South Dakotans Enjoy Doing During the Winter list.

In The Moment ... January 30, 2019 Show 505 Hour 1

A new wrestling program at Viborg-Hurley is giving more  student athletes an opportunity to participate in a winter sport instead of waiting in the wings to play basketball.

SDPB's Nate Wek visited with people on the team who are relishing in their new-found "playing time."

SDPB

In The Moment ... January 23, 2019 Show 500 Hour 1

Senate Bill 49 declares void the transgender procedures that was adopted by the South Dakota High School Activities Association in 2015. SDPB's Nate Wek joins us today with more.

In The Moment ... January 16, 2019 Show 496 Hour 1

The executive staff of the high school activities association has recommended that their board of directors postpone six-man football in South Dakota for the next classification cycle which is 2021. SDPB's Nate Wek joins us with more.

DWU Introduces Esports

Jan 2, 2019
SDPB

In The Moment ... January 2, 2019 Show 486 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek brings listeners into the growing world of Esports at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell.

In The Moment ... December 21, 2018 Show 485 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek followed around Batman or Terry Mattke. Terry dresses as Batman and brings cheer to children in need.

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In The Moment ... December 12, 2018 Show 478 Hour 1

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits football team will once again face the Bison of North Dakota State. SDPB's Nate Wek speaks with head coach John Stiegelmeier.

Passion For Cricket At DSU

Dec 3, 2018
Dakota State University

In The Moment ... December 3, 2018 Show 471 Hour 2

There's a passion for cricket at Dakota State University that you can follow all the way up to the office of DSU President Jose-Marie Griffiths!

Several master's students from India make up the roster of DSU's Cricket Club which has played in tournaments in Omaha and Sioux Falls.

Club president Rajesh Godasu, vice president Ganga Basyal, and DSU International Programs Director Nicole Claussen talk about the new additon to South Dakota's sports scene.

www.dickbeardsley.com

In The Moment ... November 29, 2018 Show 469 Hour 1

When you hear Dick Beardsley's story, you might suspect he isn't quite mortal. That is, until you realize he is as painfully human as the rest of us. His is a story of hardship, hope, survival and redemption.

A Minnesota native, Beardsley is one of the top American distance runners of all time. 

The best-selling author and motivational speaker gives talks on Monday at Black Hills State University (10:00 a.m.) and Tuesday at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

SDPB

In The Moment ... November 28, 2018 Show 468 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us once again. This time college football and volleyball is the focus.

SDPB

In The Moment ... November 21, 2018 Show 465 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek is back with us. This time he recaps the recent South Dakota High School volleyball championships.

USS South Dakota

High school and college football teams around South Dakota are honoring the newly constructed USS South Dakota submarine.

This past weekend, all fourteen teams playing at the State High School Football Championships wore the official crest decal of the vessel on the back of their football helmets. And this coming weekend, South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota will do the same when they clash on the gridiron in Brookings.

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