If you're a fan of watching soccer or actually playing on the field, this is your chance for some outstanding sports entertainment. Plus...this is a huge opportunity for women soccer players looking to get back in action.

The Women’s Premier Soccer League (otherwise known as W.P.S.L.) is proud to announce it’s coming to Sioux Falls with a new 2022 season expansion team. The name for this Sioux Falls soccer team is currently Sioux Falls City FC.

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The Women’s Premier Soccer League is surely bringing a higher level of soccer competition not only to the City of Sioux Falls, but also to female soccer athletes. In a recent press release, Melissa Nelson of the Sioux Falls City FC says:

“We are excited to bring an elite level of women’s soccer to Sioux Falls and look forward to fulfilling our mission of empowering women through soccer."

The purpose of the Sioux Falls City FC is to form "a community-focused amateur soccer club that strives to provide the highest level of developmental soccer opportunities for elite female soccer players in the Sioux Falls region." There is no word yet on where the venue for the team will be located, team logos or colors, or a final coaching staff. This is truly only the infancy stages of the new Women’s Premier Soccer League coming to Sioux Falls.

The Women’s Premier Soccer League is an amateur women's soccer league in the United States and Canada. There are more than 125 clubs in 35 states. Now, South Dakota can be included in this list!

This program will be amazing for encouraging girls and women to play soccer and sports in general! Girl power!


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Know Your South Dakota College and University Mascots

The college football experience is an ultimate high for football fans and it takes several other teams to make that happen week after week during the season.
Just think about what goes into gameday? First and foremost, the players and coaching staff who put in hours and hours of practice and training to play in front of their fans. Then there's field prep, game officials, live broadcasts, concessions, and on-the-field entertainment. Yep, entertainment.

Second to the game, who do you watch? The cheerleaders? The band at halftime? What about the mascot? That's a job not many people can do.
I asked Sioux Falls native and former Cagey mascot for the Sioux Falls Canaries and Little Red & Herbie for the Nebraska Huskers Nate Welch about being a mascot:

  • What does it take to be a mascot?
  • "Losing a bet or filling an opportunity!" Welch says, "An internal energized desire to love life. After meeting great performers who are introverts out of costume, they become the center of attention when they take the stage. And also feeding off the performance of others."
  • Why does the mascot never talk?
  • "Know your role and shut your mouth. You are there to entertain. Tell the story with your actions and not your voice."
  • Advice to someone putting on that costume for the first time?
  • "Remember you are now in a costume. Have fun. Otherwise, you're just a dork in tights. If the fur ain't flying you ain't trying."

Nate Welch has moved on from his days as a mascot to Executive Director of the Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Company in Vermillion, South Dakota.

So, can you name the mascots at our South Dakota Colleges and Universities? Check out the gallery below:

Minnesota Vikings In The Super Bowl? Yep, I Can Remember All Four

It's that time of year, the time when everyone is talking about the NFL's upcoming Super Bowl.

It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when the Minnesota Vikings went to the Super Bowl.

And then they went again. And then again. And then again. Hey, we were one of the greatest teams of all time!

Unfortunately, it was the same time the Vikings lost the Super Bowl. And then again. And then again. And then again. Well, at least we must have been one of the second-best teams of all time!

For a whole lot of Vikings fans...you know, the ones who walk around with younger bones...the Vikings have never been to the Super Bowl.

Then there's the ol' dog that is me. I remember the first time... and the second... and the third... and the fourth.

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