BC-SD--South Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, SD
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AROUND THE STATE:
LAKOTA LANGUAGE GAME
SIOUX FALLS, _ A Native American student at Dakota State University has been awarded a $10,000 grant to design a computer game to teach the Lakota language. DSU junior Carl Petersen tells the Argus Leader that he wants to create a tool “that would allow people to hear conversational Lakota” and could be implemented in schools. Petersen is set to receive some grant funding this month from the national Dreamstarter program, which aims to help Native American youth launch community projects. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
RAPID CITY, S.D. _ An unprecedented number of Native American women are running for office in the Rapid City municipal election in June. Native Americans are represented in the five city elections and the mayor’s race. Many of the candidates say the city council ought to better reflect the people it represents. By Matthew Guerry, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 504 words.
EXCHANGE-SIOUX FALLS DEVELOPMENT
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ Sioux Falls officials say a new method for selling 10 acres of city-owned land will give the city and the private sector more flexibility when it comes to what gets built on the property _ and when. Mayor Paul TenHaken’s office recently announced it was scrapping the request for proposals and qualifications process traditionally used by City Hall when targeting purchasers and developers for public-private partnerships. Instead, it plans to use what’s called a “negotiated sale” process. By Joe Sneve, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 646 words.
PHILADELPHIA _ Nick Pivetta takes the mound for the Phillies and Jake Odorizzi goes for the Twins in the opener of a three-game interleague series. By Rob Maaddi.
The Miami Heat, in a tight race for the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, visit the Minnesota Timberwolves. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.
FINAL FOUR-INJURED STARS
MINNEAPOLIS _ Under different circumstances Joshua Langford might have had a throng of reporters around him as he sat in front of his locker at U.S. Bank Stadium, two days before Michigan State plays in the Final Four. By Ralph Russo. SENT: 925 words, photos.
FINAL FOUR-TEXAS TECH-MICHIGAN ST
MINNEAPOLIS _ Hunker down, hoops fans. This one might be ugly. The Final Four’s second semifinal features Texas Tech, the team with the best defense in a generation, against Michigan State, the nose-in-the-dirt team whose coach used to put helmets and shoulder pads on his players for practice. By National Writer Eddie Pells. 700 words. AP Photos.
FINAL FOUR-AUBURN-VIRGINIA PREVIEW
MINNEAPOLIS _ Top-seeded Virginia faces Auburn in the Final Four Saturday in classic matchup of slow versus fast. The Cavaliers play a methodical brand of basketball. The Tigers are frenetic. The winner will play for the NCAA tournament championship. By Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos, by 4 p.m.
FINAL FOUR-MICHIGAN STATE-HOIBERG
MINNEAPOLIS _ Jack Hoiberg passed up a Division I golf scholarship to join Michigan State’s storied program as a walk-on. Next season, his father, Fred Hoiberg, will be an opposing coach in the Big Ten with Nebraska. The Hoiberg family has quite the rich history in the sport. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos, by 5 p.m. EST.
FINAL FOUR-DEFENSES-HOW THEY WORK
MINNEAPOLIS _ Virginia’s Final Four run is built around a sound defensive scheme that frustrates even the best offenses. And Texas Tech earned its trip with a tough-minded edge that led to defensive efficiency not seen in years. Their presence in Minneapolis is the biggest reason that this is such a defensive-minded Final Four, even if their approaches vary in getting those low scores and shooting percentages. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 800 words and photos by 6 p.m. eastern.
FINAL FOUR-BIG TEN FOOTPRINT
MINNEAPOLIS _ It’s been nearly two decades since the Big Ten won a national championship. But even if Michigan State is unable to end that drought this weekend, the team that emerges will have a coach who has followed the Big Ten blueprint. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m. CT.
FINAL FOUR-DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS
MINNEAPOLIS _ A short year ago, it not only felt inevitable _ it was already happening. America’s favorite sports had turned into video games, where 3-pointers and Steph Curry wannabes ruled basketball, quick touchdowns and high-flying offenses ruled football and the days of slow, boring games like your grandfather watched were a thing of the past. Then, the Super Bowl happened. And March Madness. And now, America’s sports fans are faced with what seems again like a novel concept: Defense wins championships. By National Writer Eddie Pells. 700 words. AP Photos.
FINAL FOUR-DEFENSIVE MASTERMIND
MINNEAPOLIS _ Coaches are notorious for borrowing principles from other coaches. Texas Tech’s defensive philosophy comes from one unique mind: assistant coach Mark Adams. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m.
AP PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MINNEAPOLIS _ Duke freshman Zion Williamson is The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson made headlines with his highlight-reel dunks and athleticism. He was the runaway choice for the award, claiming 59 of 64 votes from AP Top 25 voters. By Aaron Beard. SENT. 800 words and photos. Will be updated.
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