South Dakota State reclaimed the South Dakota State Showdown Series title with a 14-12 victory over in-state rival University of South Dakota during the recently completed 2022-23 athletics season.

The Showdown Series, which is administered by Learfield Sports through the respective Jackrabbit Sports Properties and Coyote Sports Properties, uses a scoring system in which each school earns points based on head-to-head competition and/or finishes in Summit League championship events in 16 men's and women's sports.

Academics play an essential role as well, and the university compiling the most points by the end of the school year receives the specially designed traveling trophy.

During the 2022-23 athletics season, SDSU recorded two points in both men's and women's basketball after sweeping the regular season two-game series. The Jackrabbits picked up another two points by winning the Oct. 8 football matchup before a sellout crowd at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium, while adding single points in men's and women's cross country, softball, and men's outdoor track and field.

With its most recent victory, SDSU grabbed a 6-5 edge in the overall series, which dates back to the start of the 2012-13 academic year.

A breakdown of the 2022-23 series scoring and season-by-season results follows below.

South Dakota State (14)
Men's Basketball – 2
Women's Basketball – 2
Men's Cross Country – 1
Women's Cross Country – 1
Football – 2
Men's Golf – .5
Women's Soccer – .5
Softball – 1
Men's Outdoor Track and Field ­– 1
Academics – 3

South Dakota (12)
Men's Golf – .5
Women's Golf – 1
Women's Soccer – .5
Men's Swimming and Diving – 1
Women's Swimming and Diving – 1
Men's Indoor Track and Field – 1
Women's Indoor Track and Field – 1
Women's Outdoor Track and Field – 1
Volleyball – 2
Academics – 3

2012-13: SDSU (14-13)
2013-14: SDSU (18-9)
2014-15: USD (14-13)
2015-16: SDSU (16-11)
2016-17: USD (14-13)
2017-18: USD (14-13)
2018-19: SDSU (14.5-11.5)
2019-20: USD (14.5-6.5)
2020-21: SDSU (13-10)
2021-22: USD (13-13, won by tiebreaker)
2022-23: SDSU (14-12)

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