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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...

The evolution of college athletics: Is it time to start paying college student-athletes?

The pay-for-play topic seems to never end, but with court decisions regarding the topic finally wrapping up, is it time to start paying student-athletes? Read more »

July 16, 2015


The evolution of college athletics: Despite struggles, satisfaction levels remain high among student-athletes

Student-athletes agree that balancing athletics and school is difficult, but the surprising part is athlete satisfaction levels appear to remain high. Read more »

July 15, 2015


The evolution of college athletics: Utah schools scramble to adjust a changing financial landscape

Division I schools and institutions around the country have decided that at the very least there is a crack in the old traditional grant-in-aid athletic scholarship system. And as the landscape... Read more »

July 14, 2015


Former SUU baseball player refurbishing mitts for MLB players, Snoop Dogg

Braden Yardley, a former SUU pitcher, has made a name for himself by fixing gloves of MLB players. Read more »

July 12, 2015


BYU Cougars finish year with five ranked teams, SUU Thunderbirds have two

The BYU men's and women's volleyball teams, soccer teams and the men's track and field and cross country teams all finished in the Top 25. The SUU gymnastics and men's cross country teams finished... Read more »

July 2, 2015


Gary Andersen is now the man in black ... and orange

Former Utah assistant and head coach at Southern Utah, Utah State and Wisconsin preparing for his first season at the helm of Oregon State. Read more »

June 18, 2015


Ken Beazer proud of his accomplishments at SUU as he steps down as athletic director

Southern Utah athletic director Ken Beazer is stepping down from his position, the school announced Thursday afternoon. Read more »

May 28, 2015


Dick Harmon: NCAA's move to speed up basketball and modernize game is long overdue

Several rule changes are in store for college basketball and it is about time the game got some gears greased. Some college games are almost unbearable to watch because of slow play,... Read more »

May 24, 2015


SUU hires former BYU men's volleyball assistant to women's volleyball team

Mike Wilton, a former BYU men's volleyball assistant and head coach at Hawaii until 2009, has been hired as Southern Utah's assistant women's volleyball coach, the university announced Friday. Read more »

May 22, 2015


The offseason status of NFL players with Utah college and high school ties

A total of 69 players with Utah ties currently find themselves on rosters around the NFL. Here's a look at every one of them. Read more »

May 17, 2015


30-second shot clock, fewer timeouts? NCAA proposes several basketball rules changes

The NCAA men’s basketball rules committee has proposed Friday a slew of rule changes to speed up the pace of the game and lessen the amount of delays, as well as other changes to the game. Read more »

May 15, 2015


The state of Utah's all-time NFL undrafted team: A position-by-position look

Want to assemble a team of undrafted NFL players with ties to the state of Utah? Here's what it may look like. Read more »

May 5, 2015


Big Sky reaches agreement to move basketball tournaments to Reno, expanding field to all teams

Officials of the Big Sky Conference announced Friday that major changes are coming to the format of the league's basketball tournament, including a switch to a neutral site and expanding the field... Read more »

April 24, 2015


Deseret News Sports Podcast: Handing out our own 'State of Sports' awards

The State of Sports awards are Tuesday night to acknowledge it and with that DeseretNews.com writer Carter Williams and contributor Jay Yeomans break down the finalists for the awards and pick who... Read more »

April 21, 2015


NCAA gymnastics: Utah posts best score ever, is joined by former assistant in Super Six; 2 SUU seniors compete in evening meet

Former Utah assistant Jeff Graba led Auburn back to its first NCAA championships since 2003. Saturday, he will face his mentors Greg and Megan Marsden in the Super Six. Read more »

April 17, 2015


Red Rocks looking forward to NCAA championships session despite underdog status

"All the teams in that session are capable teams, and it really is going to be who has a good meet, who is peaking at the right time and who is on a roll," said Marsden. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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NCAA gymnastics championships open Friday

Utah senior Georgia Dabritz continued to be recognized for her outstanding season when she was awarded the AAI Wednesday. The award recognizes the country’s top senior gymnast. Read more »

April 16, 2015


Former BYU star Ena fitting in well at Utah following coaching stints at SUU, Weber State

The Utes' new linebackers coach was a roommate and teammate of former defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake. Read more »

April 15, 2015


SUU gymnasts Armijo and Jaworski prepping for NCAA championships

“Our team really had a great season, and we just missed moving on,” said SUU coach Scott Bauman. "And it is exciting to be sending two gymnasts to the NCAA championships because we have only sent one in our other... Read more »

April 13, 2015


10 potential impact individuals in Utah college basketball next season

Who will be some of the key figures in college basketball during the 2015-16 season in the state of Utah? Here’s a look at 10 of them. Read more »

April 1, 2015

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Utah softball: Utes Sweep Southern Utah in Tuesday Doubleheader

Dickman drives in three runs in game one; Castro collects 5 RBI in game two. Read more »

March 31, 2015


Utah gymnastics joined by BYU and USU at regional, SUU going to Oklahoma

Utah, Utah State and BYU will be headed to the NCAA gymnastics regional in Berkeley, California, on April 4, while Southern Utah will compete in the Norman, Oklahoma, regional. Read more »

March 23, 2015


Three in-state gymnastics teams vie for Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship Saturday

“We are expecting a dogfight,” said Southern Utah coach Scott Bauman. “All five of these teams are good and it should be a great battle.” Read more »

March 20, 2015


Mike Sorensen: NCAA committee overrates strength of schedule

The NCAA blew it again by putting in some mediocre teams from big conferences, rather than some deserving mid-major teams. Read more »

March 15, 2015


Conference tournament breakdown: When the local teams will be playing

Conference tournament seeding came into focus on Saturday as many teams finished the regular season. See when the local teams will be playing in tournament play next week. Read more »

March 8, 2015

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Portland State beats Southern Utah 86-73, eliminates T-birds from Big Sky Tournament

Tiegbe Bamba netted a double-double, scoring 21 points and grabbing 15 rebounds as Portland State beat Southern Utah 86-73 on Saturday night in the regular season finale for both teams. Read more »

March 7, 2015


Southern Utah edges past Sacramento State 69-65

Juwan Major hit the go-ahead basket with 1:31 left and Southern Utah edged past Sacramento State 69-65 on Thursday night. Read more »

March 5, 2015


Best of the West: Arizona back to top seed consideration, BYU, Boise State also cash in

In a day where three of the conference races could be decided, a day where bubble teams had one last shot at a signature win before the conference tournaments, much of the possible came to life. Read more »

March 2, 2015


Southern Utah tops North Dakota 71-65

Trey Kennedy scored 13 points and Southern Utah topped North Dakota 71-65 on Saturday. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015


Southern Utah beats Idaho 79-77 in OT

James McGee scored 17 on Saturday night and Trey Kennedy made a key pair of free throws with 12.8 seconds left in Southern Utah's 79-77 overtime win against Idaho. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015


Jois helps Eastern Washington defeat Southern Utah 78-75

SUU falls to Eastern Washington, 78-75. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015


Gymnastics: Utah State returns to the Spectrum for in-state battle against Southern Utah

Utah State gymnastics is set for its fourth home meet of the season when it takes on No. 22 Southern Utah in the Spectrum on Friday at 7 p.m. Friday night is "Pink Night" for USU gymnastics, and the first 100 fans will receive a free... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015


Best of the West: UCLA and others are living on the edge as season wanes

Utah and Arizona will be in the tournament. Everyone else in the conference is a question mark or out. The same can be said for Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference and San Diego State in the... Read more »

Feb. 16, 2015


Southern Utah edges Idaho State 71-67

POCATELLO — A.J. Hess scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Southern Utah to a 71-67 win over Idaho State on Saturday night. Race Parsons added 14 points for the Thunderbirds (7-16, 4-8 Big Sky Conference). Tyler... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015


Balanced Southern Utah tops Weber State 65-56

A.J. Hess led a balanced attack with 14 points as Southern Utah defeated Weber State 65-56 on Thursday, ending a five-game losing streak. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015


Kolob Terrace Road in Zion to undergo construction

Portions of the Kolob Terrace Road that run through Zion National Park are undergoing reconstruction to improve public safety and remedy structural problems. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2015


Best of the West: Down goes Arizona, and here comes Boise State?

It was another bad week for teams in the west to play on the road, in general, but a great week for teams that could capitalize on home court. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2015


College basketball: Northern Colorado outlasts Southern Utah 84-80

Tevin Svihovec scored 21 points, Cameron Michael added 20 and Northern Colorado outlasted Southern Utah 84-80 on Saturday. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2015


Video: Southern Utah's A.J. Hess hits buzzer-beater to force overtime, but North Dakota beats Thunderbirds 89-85

Jarron Nash and Carson Shanks both posted double-doubles and North Dakota beat Southern Utah 89-85 in overtime on Thursday night. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2015


Linemen highlight Southern Utah's big recruiting class

Of the 30 players who signed national letters of intent to play at SUU, 16 are linemen. Eighteen players were signed from the Beehive State. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2015


Signing day is a celebration for a lot of prep athletes — not just football recruits

Hundreds of Utah student-athletes signed national letters of intent in sports from swimming to soccer. They may not garner the attention football does, but the athletes are just as accomplished and... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2015


Best of the West: A tough week for some of the western's top teams

For the exception of Arizona, Gonzaga and maybe San Diego State, it was a harsh week for the top college hoops teams in the West. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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Best of the West: Shifting teams around after an interesting week of college hoops

It was business as usual this past week for the top college basketball teams in the West. For everyone else, it was a shot at proving their worth near the midpoint in conference action. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Best of the West: Arizona makes a big statement in rebound week

In blasting a Top 10 team like Utah and doing so in convincing fashion, Arizona reminded the nation it is not a team to be taken lightly. However, the Wildcats aren't alone in sending messages. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015


Rawson, Oliverson help Southern Utah shock Weber State 70-60

Tyler Rawson scored a career-high 16, and Casey Oliverson added 16 more to lead Southern Utah to a 70-60 upset of Weber State on Saturday night. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015


Southern Utah pushes past Idaho State 71-67

Casey Oliverson had 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds and Southern Utah defeated Idaho State 71-67 Thursday night to earn its first Big Sky Conference win of the season. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015


College gymnastics: Utah battles Southern Utah, Boise State and UC Davis Friday

Utah is favored to grab the Pac-12 title again, while Boise State is favored to win the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference. Fans will get to see reigning gymnasts of the year in Tory Wilson... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015


Morning links: Looking back at the college football season and ahead to next year

The college football season came to an end Monday with Ohio State winning the national championship. We look back at some of the top moments of the year and what could be in store for next year. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015


Best of the West: There's a new sheriff in town

Though the cream of the crop has already begun to show in the West, there were plenty of shakeups after just the second week of conference action. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015


Northern Arizona holds off Southern Utah 70-67

Aaseem Dixon hit four 3-pointers and finished with 22 points as Northern Arizona held on to defeat Southern Utah 70-67 on Saturday. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2015

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