Two South Dakota Rivalries Will Be Showcased on National Networks This Season
Two different rivalries on different sides of South Dakota have been selected to be broadcasted on national networks this upcoming season.
The "Black Hills Brawl" between South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Black Hills State will take place on September 12 in Rapid City. The longtime rivalry game, which began 130 years ago, has been very close with Mines holding a two game lead in the series. Over the last couple of years, the rivalry has caught the attention of the country and even had an article published by SBNation.
This year's contest will have a 7:00ct start and will be live on ESPN3.
On the east side of South Dakota one of the more unique rivalries in the country will also be featured as two teams separated by one block will face off. Augustana College and the University of Sioux Falls will meet in the "Key to the City" game on October 24. The "Key to the City" has remained in the hands of USF since they entered the NSIC in 2012. Augustana, however, has and an 18-3 (18-5 according to USF) series record against USF.
This year's game will be played at USF's Bob Young Field and will have a special 2:30ct start time on American Sports Network. The game was originally scheduled for 12:00ct.