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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.

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 »



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 »



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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