Brookings to Brazil
The South Dakota State men’s basketball team departed on a 10-day, four game trip to Brazil on Sunday, Aug, 3, and arrived in São Paulo, Brazil early on Monday morning.
The Jackrabbits wasted little time in getting started, playing the first of four exhibition games on Monday afternoon in the heart of São Paulo, against Pinheiros, a professional team from the top league in Brazil.
SDSU plays a U22 team on Tuesday called Club de Regatas Campineiro, then a team called Jacarei on Wednesday. Jacarei plays in the A2 League, or the second level pro league in Brazil.
Three off days follow, as the team makes its way to Rio de Janeiro, with plenty of sightseeing on the slate, followed by the final game of the trip on Sunday, Aug. 10, against Botafogo, another top level pro team.
Keep up-to-date with the happenings in Brazil by checking the “Brookings to Brazil” blog on GoJacks.com for updates and photos from the trip.
Brookings to Brazil Blog #1, by Cory Jacobsen
Brookings to Brazil Blog #2, by Reed Tellinghuisen
Brookings to Brazil Blog #3, by Mike Daum
CLICK HERE for a photo album of the trip.