South Dakota Coyotes

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The South Dakota Coyotes, also known as the USD Coyotes, are the athletic teams for the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Their team colors are vermilion and white. They have been members of Summit League of the NCAA's Division I since the 2011-12 school year. The football team plays in Division I's Football Championship Subdivision as a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The Coyotes were charter members of the Division II North Central Conference and were members until 2008 when it upgraded to Division I.


South Dakota Coyotes college football
First Season
Team History
South Dakota Coyotes (1889-present)
Missouri Valley Football Conference (2012-present)
Great West Football Conference (2008-11)
North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (1922-2007)
Independent (1889-1921)
DakotaDome (1979-present)
Darwin Inman Memorial Stadium (1926-78)
Key People
Players • Coaches

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1980s 1980
Missouri Valley Football Conference
Current Members Indiana State Sycamores • Illinois State Redbirds • Missouri State Bears • North Dakota Fighting Hawks • North Dakota State Bison • Northern Iowa Panthers • South Dakota Coyotes • South Dakota State Jackrabbits • Western Illinois Leathernecks • Youngstown State Penguins
Former Members Eastern Illinois Panthers • Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Venues Alerus Center
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: Big East Conference • West Coast Conference • Western Athletic Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference • Southwest Conference