- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota State University has edged out the University of South Dakota in an annual charity fundraiser that benefits Feeding South Dakota.

This is the third time the Jackrabbits have won the South Dakota Showdown Series presented by South Dakota Corn. The series tracks athletic and academic performance among student-athletes of both universities.

The series raised $66,000 during the 2015-16 athletic season for Feeding South Dakota, which provides temporary food assistance to 21,000 families and individuals each week.

The series is structured against a point system in which each school can earn 24 points per year based on head-to-head competition and conference championships between SDSU and USD, in 17 men’s and women’s sports. Points are also awarded for athletes’ GPAs and philanthropic efforts.

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