Howling Pack Athletics

Football Fans in the Stands

The Howling Pack helps the athletic department provide nearly $4 million annually in student-athlete scholarships and program support. By becoming a member, you can help provide the resources necessary to prepare student-athletes for success in competition and the classroom. The growth of the Howling Pack is crucial to the continued success and sustainability of our athletic department.

Currently, our specific need is:  

  • Undergraduate scholarships to attract the best student-athletes.


2018-19 Giving Levels & Benefits

If you would like to support the Howling Pack with a gift under $100, please click here.

Howling Pack memberships are annual commitments.

*Please be advised that very recent changes to U.S. tax law will impact the deductibility of certain gifts made to or for the benefit of collegiate athletic programs, including University of South Dakota Athletics. In general, taxpayers receiving or expecting to receive substantial return benefits for payments to a charity cannot deduct such payments as charitable contributions. Prior to January 1, 2018, a special exception applied when donors made payments to collegiate athletic programs and received in exchange the right to purchase tickets or seating at athletic events. Specifically, a donor could treat 80 percent of his or her payment as a tax deductible charitable contribution. This type of deduction, sometimes referred to as the “80/20” rule, was explicitly repealed under the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017, passed late last year. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2018, contributions made by donors to the Howling Pack will no longer be subject to the favorable 80/20 deduction rule. Donors may, however, opt out of or abstain from the Howling Pack’s priority seating benefits to preserve the charitable nature of their contributions. NOTE: The University of South Dakota Foundation has historically determined that the estimated fair market value of priority seating at USD Athletic events is no greater than $3,000. The content contained herein is not intended as tax advice and is subject to change with or without notice, which may include subsequent written communications. You are strongly advised to consult your tax professional.

*Season ticket holders only
**Season ticket holders only & based on Coyote Points