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USD Challenges SDSU in Summit League Competition to Support Student Scholarships

Jack and Charlie From Feb. 15 to March 9, USD and SDSU bookstores will compete to sell the most items and fill Summit League Tournament seats on a virtual scoreboard.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota, in collaboration with South Dakota State University, has created the Summit League Challenge to support student scholarships.

From Feb. 15 to March 9, USD and SDSU bookstores will compete to sell the most items and fill Summit League Tournament seats on a virtual scoreboard. For every product sold by Charlie’s Bookstore & Fan Shop, a seat will be filled under Charlie. For every product sold by Jackrabbit Central, a seat will be filled under Jack.

“There is no doubt the Summit League Basketball Tournament is going to be different this year without fans, but that doesn’t need to slow our friendly rivalry with SDSU,” said Scott Pohlson, vice president of enrollment, marketing and university relations. “I encourage all Coyote fans to show their pride by purchasing as many items as they can during the competition at Charlie’s. Not only can we win the fan challenge, but we can also grow the student scholarship fund.”

All the latest Yote gear can be found at Charlie’s Downtown, on campus in the Muenster University Center or online at usdcharliestore.com. A percentage of every dollar spent at Charlie’s supports student scholarships.

“Charlie’s was excited to create this Summit League competition for our fans,” said Brittany Sage, manager of university retail operations. “It’s important to support our team no matter where we are watching and to continue supporting our student scholarships during this time.”

Competition results can be found at www.jackandcharlieschallenge.com.

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Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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