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13 locals (including six Utes) invited to 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

Six Utes, three Aggies, three T'Birds and a Cougar were all invited to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, which will take...

SUU men's cross country headed to NCAA championships

The No. 24 Southern Utah menís cross-country team will compete Saturday morning at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships for the second straight year. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Counting blessings: SUU receiver Justin Brown's spiritual journey

SUU wide receiver Justin Brown's life changed when his coach, who is not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, suggested he consider serving an LDS mission. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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UVU basketball: Spooner-Knight scores 27, UVU defeats Southern Utah, 70-58

Behind a career-high 27 points from junior Rhaiah Spooner-Knight, the Utah Valley University women's basketball team defeated Southern Utah, 70-58, on Tuesday night in the UCCU Center. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Halfback pass helps Portland State beat Southern Utah 24-23

Kieran McDonagh threw a halfback pass for a touchdown for Portland State, Southern Utah couldn't connect on a go-ahead two-point conversion, and the Vikings beat the Big Sky Conference-leading... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2015

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Men's basketball: Utes open season with hard-fought win over Southern Utah (+video)

The University of Utah men's basketball team, ranked 16th in the nation, opened its 2015-16 regular season Friday night with a tougher-than-expected 82-71 win over Southern Utah. Jakob Poeltl,... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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#StateOfHoops: Live coverage of the UVU-BYU, USU-Weber State and SUU-Utah basketball games

The college basketball season tips off tonight, and for the first time since all the schools became Division I schools, the six Utah men's basketball programs will play against each other on... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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Morning links: Which Utah teams will make NCAA Tournament?

Early bracketology has Utah in, disagreements on BYU and Weber State; Jackson signs National Letter of Intent with Duke; Carroll sinks game-winner for Real Madrid. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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Utah basketball team ready to open season at home against Southern Utah

Opener ushers in a stretch of five games in nine nights for the 16th-ranked Runnin' Utes. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: State of Hoops Preview (including Larry Krystkowiak, Kyle Davis and Mark Pope)

DeseretNews.com writer Brandon Judd sits down with BYU forward Kyle Davis and UVU head coach Mark Pope, and also hear from Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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State of Hoops: A look at Utah's basketball teams as they prepare to open season against each other (+video)

The college basketball season opens Friday and the six Utah men's basketball programs will play against each other on the same night. To celebrate the occasion, we sat down with the players as they... Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015

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Southern Utah beats Montana State to improve to 6-0 in Big Sky Conference

Malik Brown and Levi Te'o each rushed for two touchdowns and Southern Utah beat Montana State 34-23 on Saturday to remain undefeated in Big Sky Conference play. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2015

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SUU's Houle named Big Sky men's cross-country coach of the year, Weber State's Pilkington earns women's honor

Two in-state coaches swept the Big Sky men's and women's cross-country coach of the year honors handed out Thursday. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2015

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Dick Harmon: Breaking down how voters see Utah, BYU in the College Football Playoff, AP polls

Utah is solidly fixed in the middle of national college football rankings while BYU is peeking in just on the outside. SUU, Snow College are making plenty of noise with win streaks. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2015

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Southern Utah scores 3 defensive TDs, beats Cal Poly 54-37

Mike Needham returned two fumbles for touchdowns Saturday, and James Cowser returned another to help Southern Utah beat Cal Poly 54-37. Read more »

Oct. 31, 2015

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BYU, Southern Utah football to face each other for first time in 2016

The two teams will have their first-ever meeting on Nov. 12, 2016, in Provo at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015

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Doug Robinson: Walterscheid takes charge after Crowton's strange departure from SUU

Only a few years ago, Walterscheid was in the home-loan business; now he's running the offense for Southern Utah's football team, which has outscored its last four opponents by a combined score of... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2015

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Olsen accounts for 3 TDs; Southern Utah beats UC Davis 34-6

Ammon Olsen threw two touchdown passes and ran for another to lead Southern Utah to a 34-6 victory over UC Davis on Saturday night. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2015

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Analysis: Why Utah college football teams are playing so well this season

October has been about as successful as one could hope for the five Utah Division I college football teams, as they have combined to go 12-1 this month. Even greater accomplishments could be ahead... Read more »

Oct. 23, 2015

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Dick Harmon: Gary Crowton leaves SUU for Oregon State, adding to his nomad coaching legacy

After moving to St. George and helping out Ed Lamb at Southern Utah University as offensive coordinator, much-traveled Gary Crowton just left for Corvallis to "consult" with the struggling Oregon... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2015

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College football: Ammon Olsen throws five touchdowns as Southern Utah beats Sacramento State 44-0

Ammon Olsen threw five touchdowns as Southern Utah remained undefeated in the Big Sky with a 44-0 win over Sacramento State on Saturday night. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2015

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: Reviewing the pack at the midseason point

In this week's edition, DeseretNews.com writers Carter Williams and Brandon Judd discuss the state's MVP at this point in the season, as well as top offensive player, top defensive player, top... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2015

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SUU vying for title of nation's 'most outdoorsy' college

With days remaining in a contest judging the nation's "most outdoorsy" college, Southern Utah University students are heading outside to log daily adventures. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2015

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Dick Harmon: Want drama? Storylines galore? Look at college QBs in state of Utah

Their careers are turning into a good plot line for a TV series or book. QBs at USU, BYU and Utah have been either a revolving door, a story of whose up next, or dramatic performances on a national... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2015

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SUU pushes forward after ‘difficult’ departure of Gary Crowton

Gary Crowton's midseason resignation from SUU left the team surprised, but head coach Ed Lamb said the team must go forward. Read more »

Oct. 7, 2015

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Trio of projected NFL draft picks help SUU Thunderbirds to 3-game winning streak

James Cowser, Miles Killebrew and LeShaun Sims projected to be drafted in the fourth through seventh rounds. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2015

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Gary Crowton resigns as SUU offensive coordinator

Gary Crowton, one-time BYU head coach and NFL assistant coach, stepped down from his current post as SUU offensive coordinator Monday afternoon, citing personal reasons. Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015

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Weber State throws five picks in blowout loss to in-state rival Southern Utah

After posting back-to-back victories and having an opportunity to open a three-game winning streak for the first time since 2010, the Wildcats took a giant step backwards with a blowout 44-0 loss... Read more »

Oct. 2, 2015

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Weber State football: Wildcats eye third straight win against SUU Friday

After posting back-to-back victories and opening Big Sky play with a win, the Wildcats are set to take on in-state rival Southern Utah Friday night at 6 pm as they look for their first three-game... Read more »

Oct. 1, 2015

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Ammon Olsen, ground game take over as Southern Utah tops Brevard

Ammon Olsen threw three touchdown passes, Malik Brown ran for two more and Southern Utah jumped out front and never looked back in a 55-7 win over Brevard College on Saturday night. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2015

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Morning links: President Thomas S. Monson is a Michigan fan; reaction to 'The Drive'; SUU's stadium featured

The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a faithful Wolverines follower; Pac-12 show featuring Utah gets praise; Thunderbirds' football stadium ranked one of the best. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015

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Changing positions can be difficult but can also launch careers, bolster teams

Changing positions often means altering life-long dreams for college football players, but it can also mean new opportunities for an individual and more success for a team. Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015

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Southern Utah overpowers Northern Colorado 30-3

Ammon Olsen passed for 250 yards and ran for two touchdowns to lead Southern Utah to a 30-3 win over Northern Colorado on Saturday night. Read more »

Sept. 20, 2015

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Doug Robinson: Ammon Olsen has no regrets about leaving Y.

Ammon Olsen was BYU's No. 2 QB behind Taysom Hill in 2013, but then transferred to SUU in search of playing time — little knowing that the BYU backup was going to get a lot of work in place... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2015

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Video: Former Fremont Silver Wolves reunited in USU-SUU game

Five former Fremont High School teammates stormed Maverik Stadium on Thursday night. The friendship and respect between the Plain City natives was clear as day. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2015

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Utah State football report card: Defense, special teams bail out poor offense

After a lackluster opener for the Aggies, let's break down the positions and see what they can do to improve for the future. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015

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Video: Andrew Rodriguez calls special teams 'a game-changer' in Utah State's narrow win over Southern Utah

The Aggies will take the win but look to make huge improvements before facing Utah next week. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015

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Thunderbirds' upset bid foiled by late Aggie punt return

Southern Utah's upset bid at Utah State was undone when Aggie Andrew Rodriguez took a Thunderbird punt 82 yards for a score and a 12-9 victory for Utah State. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2015

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Special teams makes big plays as Utah State avoids being upset by Southern Utah

It's not often a football team will win a game in which its special teams unit scores all of its points, but Utah State will take a victory any way it can get it after being pushed to the limit by... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2015

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Randy Hollis: Here's how 'Big Five' football teams will likely fare this season

Here's how "Big Five" football teams BYU, Utah, Utah State, Weber State and Southern Utah will likely fare this season -- and there's a lot of 9-3 and 5-6 records coming into view as we peer into... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2015

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Dick Harmon: College predictions: Utes to give Michigan, TV audience plenty of entertainment but who wins?

The first game for Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh's return to his alma mater will draw national attention. But count on Utah to steal the thunder and deliver a win. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2015

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Morning links: Taysom Hill, Chuckie Keeton, Travis Wilson ranked; 3 Jazzmen in NBA's Top 40; thoughts on Frank Jackson

All 128 FBS starting quarterbacks ranked by magazine; Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert bunched together in Sports Illustrated rankings; Lone Peak guard's commitment to Duke draws... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2015

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Deseret News Sports podcast: A look at the first weekend of college football in Utah

All eyes are on Utah vs. Michigan as the regular season begins Thursday for teams in the state of Utah. However, BYU opens at Nebraska and Utah State opens with an in-state battle. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2015

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Southern Utah football: Players to watch in the upcoming season

Here's a short list of Southern Utah University football players (offensive and defense) to watch in the upcoming 2015-16 season. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

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Southern Utah football: T-Birds committed to raising the bar this season

Following a disappointing 3-9 campaign last year, Southern Utah immediately went to work this offseason and has proved it is dedicated to improving. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

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Sorensen brothers have shared experiences in football, faith, family

Brad Sorensen and his little brother Daniel are pulling for each other to make NFL rosters this fall. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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USU enemy camp insider: 5 questions with a Southern Utah expert

The Deseret News caught up with Ryan Miller, the Southern Utah football beat writer for The St. George Spectrum, to discuss expectations for the Thunderbirds in 2015. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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SUU’s new athletic director enters with experience, confidence

Jason Butikofer’s journey to Cedar City started with a tip from a close friend. Now he’s confident his experience can lead Southern Utah University into a new era of growth. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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SUU names former Army senior associate AD as new athletic director

Southern Utah University named Army senior associate athletic director Jason Butikofer as its newest athletic director Saturday morning, ending a two-month national search. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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The evolution of college athletics: Re-examining the vastly changing field of college athletics in Utah

The field of college athletics in the state of Utah as the landscape across the country has vastly changed within the past year and with it, the debate continues on if enough has been done for... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Weber State, SUU football teams picked to fall to bottom half of Big Sky

Montana State and Eastern Washington stand tall atop the Big Sky Conference preseason football polls, while Southern Utah (picked 8th by both coaches and media) Weber State (10th and 11th) are both... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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