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Pentagon to host pickleball event featuring SDSU basketball staff

07/16/2019, 3:00pm CDT
By Sanford media relations

Basketball is bringing pickleball to the Sanford Pentagon.

On Aug. 3, the South Dakota State men’s basketball coaching staff will play pickleball with anybody and everybody from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Sioux Empire Staters – the official Jackrabbits alumni group based in Sioux Falls – and the Sioux Falls Pickleball Club are organizing the event. It’s free, family friendly and open to the public. There will also be inflatables for kids, and food and drink will be available for purchase.

First-year head coach Eric Henderson, who had been an assistant the past three seasons, leads the SDSU staff. The Jacks have reached the NCAA Division I postseason eight seasons in a row.

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