Saturday marks the start of the Tiger’s football season with a home game against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. But we weren’t satisfied with just knowing SDSU’s school mascot, so we dug a little deeper. Here’s some fun facts about South Dakota:
- South Dakota State is the largest university in South Dakota, according to the school’s website.
- Bob Barker, of TV gameshow The Price is Right grew up on a reservation in South Dakota until his mother remarried.
- The South Dakota state fossil is the triceratops.
- Former NBC news anchorman Tom Brokaw graduated from the University of South Dakota.
- It took sculptor Gutzon Borglum 14 years to carve the famous faces we see on Mount Rushmore today.