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Doug Robinson: BYU's Walker might turn pro after NCAA championships

The Cougars' All-American 800-meter runner is vying for his first national championship at the NCAA meet, which gets underway today in Eugene, Oregon. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Morning links: West's Keisha White's dazzling catch; Damian Lillard to cash in from All-NBA honor

West High School freshman Keisha White takes away a home run; Damian Lillard is named to the All-NBA second team; SUU-bound Neema Namdar hits 3-pointers in running man challenge video. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Video: 100 days until college football kicks off in Utah

Can't wait for football? Neither can we. Here's a look back at last season and what's in store for 2016 with the new season 100 days away. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Detroit Lions safety Miles Killebrew, a Southern Utah product, was an aggressive athlete even as a kid

When Miles Killebrew was young, he tried playing soccer, and it became obvious rather quickly that it wasn't for him. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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The offseason status of NFL players with Utah ties, post-2016 NFL draft edition

Here's a look at the 74 players with Utah ties who are currently on NFL rosters and their current situations, as well as several more who are tryouts or free agents. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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NFL locals roundup: USU's Nick Vigil signs with Bengals; BYU's Uani 'Unga, SUU's Anthony Norris waived

Utah State linebacker Nick Vigil signed his rookie contract with Cincinnati on Tuesday. The news wasn't as good for a pair of former Utah college players, as the Giants waived injured BYU LB Uani... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Former Southern Utah cornerback LeShaun Sims signs with Tennessee Titans

LeShaun Sims, a fifth-round selection in last month's NFL draft, was one of six draft picks the Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with on Monday. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Morning links: Local prospects make headlines at Cincinnati Bengals rookie minicamp; Dante Exum hangs out with Ben Simmons

Nick Vigil, Travis Wilson, Gionni Paul stand out in Cincinnati for different reasons; Utah Jazz point guard spends time with countryman, top NBA Draft prospect; Miles Killebrew lives up to... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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NFL locals roundup: Miles Killebrew signs rookie contract; Bronson Kaufusi assigned Haloti Ngata's old number

Former Southern Utah safety Miles Killebrew was one of nine NFL draft picks who signed with the Detroit Lions on Friday, while former BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi's number with the Baltimore... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Morning links: Pac-12 still finding its footing in the Power 5; Chick-fil-A goes to SUU, makes hoops coach happy

Multiple columns are written from the Pac-12 meetings in Arizona; new SUU men's basketball coach tweets excitement over new restaurant being built at SUU; NBA front office insider Bobby Marks... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Trio of Utah quarterbacks aiming to earn a roster spot at NFL rookie mini-camps

Chuckie Keeton, Travis Wilson and Ammon Olsen each were invited for tryouts with NFL teams this weekend, where they will try and earn a free-agent contract. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Free agent roundup: Where local prospects are headed after the NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft is over, and while six local prospects were drafted, it leaves several more talented players looking for a team. Here's a look at where local prospects have signed rookie... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Southern Utah guard A.J. Hess transferring to South Dakota State

ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported Monday that the Thunderbird guard will be a graduate transfer and head to South Dakota State's program after being in the Southern Utah program since 2012. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Southern Utah's LeShaun Sims selected by Tennessee in fifth round

LeShaun Sims, the first Southern Utah cornerback to ever be drafted, was selected by the Titans with the 157th overall pick during the fifth round of the 2016 NFL draft on Saturday. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Southern Utah's Miles Killebrew selected by Detroit in fourth round

Southern Utah safety knows his pro destination, as he was selected by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft with the 111th overall pick on Saturday. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Booker, other locals could get NFL draft calls on Friday

BYU's Bronson Kaufusi, Utah State's Kyler Fackrell and Southern Utah's Miles Killebrew join Utah running back as players who may be taken on day two. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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How to watch the NFL Draft on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

With 14 players with local ties in the draft mix and with plenty of intrigue — two team have already made trades to move up or down — the 2016 edition of the NFL draft looks to be a fun... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Idaho dropping to FCS beginning with the 2018 season

Idaho will drop to the Football Championship Subdivision beginning in 2018 and intends to join the Big Sky Conference, school President Chuck Staben said Thursday. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: Several local prospects hoping to hear names called in NFL Draft

In this week's episode, DeseretNews.com writers Carter Williams and Brandon Judd discuss the NFL Draft, which opens Thursday night in Chicago. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Local players who might hear their names this weekend

There is a larger-than-usual number of players in the mix to be drafted (six Utah Utes, three SUU Thunderbirds, three Utah State Aggies and two BYU Cougars) and there is a large spread of where... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Dark skies: 'Half the park is after dark'

If you live in an urban area you may have never seen the Milky Way — really seen it, that is —in all its glory. Rural Utah, though, is blessed with exceptionally dark skies, and many... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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The unlikely powerhouse: How SUU came away with three NFL Draft prospects

SUU has just one NFL draft pick since the annual event began in 1937. That’s likely to change this week with Miles Killebrew, James Cowser and LeShaun Sims each projected to wind up somewhere... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Morning links: NFL Draft prospect news roundup for former BYU, USU, Utah and SUU players

A number of 2016 NFL Draft prospects who played collegiately at Beehive state schools have been noted over the past few days as the draft draws near Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Report: Higher starting wages part of the value of a Utah college education

The cost of attending college continues to go up in Utah and across the country. But the average starting wages for college graduates in the state is also on the rise, according to a recent... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Dixie State softball: Trailblazers fall in non-conference tilt at SUU

The Dixie State softball team fell, 13-9, in a non-conference matchup at Division I foe Southern Utah on Wednesday in Cedar City, Utah. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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NFL draft: Who will be picked first, Kaufusi, Booker, Fackrell or Killebrew?

There’s no sure-fire first-round NFL draft prospect from the state of Utah this year, but four colleges from around the state each have a player who could become the first instate player to... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Holladay woman named SUU valedictorian

Alex Nielson, 22, of Holladay, will represent Southern Utah University as valedictorian during commencement exercises on April 30 at the Centrum Arena. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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NCAA gymnastics notes: Super Six determined, Bridget Sloan wins all-around

The Super Six will feature four SEC teams in Florida, LSU, Georgia and Alabama. UCLA is the lone Pac-12 team to advance out of the four that competed. Oklahoma rounds out the group. Utah failed to... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Morning links: BYU's Kyle Collinsworth plays at Portsmouth Invitational; former Ute football DC John Pease busts some moves

Former BYU basketball star trying to prove he belongs as a professional; Morgan Scalley tweets video of former Utah assistant dancing; SUU NFL prospect Miles Killebrew featured in video. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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NCAA president makes a stop in Logan to discuss the state of college athletics

NCAA President Mark Emmert makes a stop in Logan to discuss the state of college athletics on Thursday afternoon. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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NCAA gymnastics championship opens Friday

Utah will be one of 12 teams battling Friday for a chance to advance to the Super Six NCAA gymnastics finals on Saturday. Southern Utah gymnast Danielle Ramirez will also compete Friday as an... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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SUU's Danielle Ramirez qualifies for Nationals as team's silver lining

Coming off a school-record high score, the Southern Utah Univeristy gymnastics team had high hopes entering Saturday night's NCAA Salt Lake Regional Championships at Huntsman Arena. The team... Read more »

April 2, 2016

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Five storylines to pay attention to at NCAA gymnastics Salt Lake City Regional

There are plenty of storylines fans heading to Saturday’s NCAA gymnastics Regionals — hosted by Utah — will be able to follow, whether that’s Utah eying a 41st trip to... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Utah, SUU, Utah State roll into NCAA Salt Lake gymnastics regional

Thirty six teams will compete at six NCAA regional sites with the top two teams at each site advancing to the NCAA championships. Utah, SUU and Utah State are in Salt Lake, while BYU is in... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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State of Hoops team: Breaking down Utah's best Division 1 college players in 2015-16

A look at the best players from the Utah Division 1 schools for the 2015-16 college basketball season, including player of the year. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Utah's Hughes and SUU's Ramirez lead gymnastics teams into NCAA regional

Utah's Breanna Hughes and SUU's Danielle Ramirez are enjoying breakout seasons, highlighted by conference all-around titles for each. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Utah college students could pay hundreds more in tuition and fees this fall

Utah's college students could be paying anywhere from $108 to $278 more in tuition next year, with additional increases in student fees at some institutions. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Morning links: A bevy of BYU news; Andre Miller enjoyed ties to San Antonio long before Spurs

Cougar odds and ends from around the Web; story from San Antonio highlights former Ute Andre Miller's longtime relationship with two business owners there; Craig Sager tweets Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Colorado hires former SUU head coach JR Payne as women's basketball coach

Colorado has hired JR Payne from Santa Clara as the replacement for women's basketball coach Linda Lappe. Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Former SUU and BYU QB Ammon Olsen, an NFL hopeful, recalls working with NFL MVP Kurt Warner

Former Southern Utah quarterback Ammon Olsen is preparing himself now for a hopeful pro career. The former Cougar joined BYU's Pro Day on Friday and recalled working with former NFL MVP Kurt Warner... Read more »

March 25, 2016

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SUU officially hires UNLV interim coach Todd Simon as head basketball coach

Southern Utah University has hired UNLV interim men's basketball coach Todd Simon as the Thunderbirds' basketball coach, the school officially announced Tuesday afternoon. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Late-bloomer Doug Berry became a stellar player, terrific coach

Through hard work, persistence and attention to details, Doug Berry became a small-college All-American, all of which would serve him well many years later as a coach. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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SUU fires men's basketball coach Nick Robinson

CEDAR CITY — SUU fired head coach Nick Robinson on Wednesday and named assistant coach Todd Okeson as his interim replacement, one day after the Thunderbirds lost in the opening round of the... Read more »

March 9, 2016

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Video analysis: Cyprus High alum Lori Parkinson shines for Santa Clara in loss to BYU

Lori Parkinson, a junior out of West Valley City, got off to a strong start in Santa Clara's West Coast Conference women's semifinal game against BYU and finished with 24 points, seven rebounds and... Read more »

March 7, 2016

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Men's basketball: Portland State holds off Southern Utah 88-86

Cameron Forte scored 25, Isaiah Pineiro 19, and each made a pair of free throws late that helped Portland State close the season with an 88-86 win over Southern Utah on Saturday night. Read more »

March 6, 2016

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Big Sky hopes to build its brand by bringing tournaments to Reno

In its quest to build a bigger brand, the Big Sky Conference will play its postseason tournaments at a neutral site this week — Reno. Top-seeded Weber State hopes its fans will come support... Read more »

March 5, 2016

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College basketball: Hornsby leads Sacramento St. over Southern Utah 69-63 in OT

Nick Hornsby stole the ball and drove for a layup and Cody Demps and Marcus Graves made four late free throws in overtime to secure Sacramento State's a 69-63 win over Southern Utah on Thursday night. Read more »

March 3, 2016

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Tournament countdown: BYU set, Utah and other local teams fight for seeds

A win or a loss could drastically change the road ahead for local teams. With the exception of BYU, whose regular season is over, local teams have one or two more games to improve their spot in the... Read more »

March 2, 2016

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Morning links: Could Detroit Lions add another BYU Cougar?; Deion Sanders praises SUU's Killebrew

Bronson Kaufusi meets with Lions in preparation for NFL Draft; former NFL star speaks highly of Thunderbird safety at NFL scouting combine; Marshawn Lynch raps while riding a camel in Egypt Read more »

March 1, 2016

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NFL Scouting Combine: USU's Vigil, SUU's Killebrew, BYU's Kaufusi among top locals at combine

Thirteen players with Utah ties were invited to this year's NFL Scouting Combine. Here's a look at how they performed. Read more »

March 1, 2016

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