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Booker, other locals could get NFL draft calls on Friday

BYU's Kaufusi, Utah State's Fackrell and SUU's Killebrew join Utah running back as players who may be taken on day two.

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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BYU gymnastics: Cougars set season-high score in loss to SUU on Senior Day

BYU gymnastics meet against Southern Utah University on BYU's Senior Day. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2016

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Tournament countdown: Local college basketball conference races tighten as season nears end

The West Coast Conference ends its regular season this week, while Utah and Weber State have opportunities to make a big jump in their respective conference races and UVU can earn the chance to... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2016

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Southern Utah basketball: Telfair's big game helps Idaho State top T'Birds 89-71

Ethan Telfair scored 31 points with six rebounds and six assists to help Idaho State cruise over Southern Utah 89-71 on Saturday. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2016

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SUU gymnastics: No. 23 Thunderbirds upset No. 3 Michigan with season-high score

No. 23 Southern Utah University scored a 49.450 on floor to cap a season-high 196.300 and best No. 3 Michigan (195.750) and UC Davis (194.025) Friday night inside the Centrum Arena. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2016

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Joel Bolomboy leads Weber State over Southern Utah 87-83

Joel Bolomboy scored a career-high 34 points with 10 rebounds and Weber State held off Southern Utah 87-83 on Thursday night. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2016

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Drug charge dismissed against one of two SUU basketball players cited

An Iron County judge dismissed a possession of marijuana charge against one of two SUU basketball players who were cited for possession of marijuana last weekend. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2016

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Tournament countdown: A look at the local college basketball conference races as March approaches

Teams are positioning for a strong seed in conference basketball tournaments with the regular season winding down. Here's what the league tournament pictures look like currently for college... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2016

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Men's basketball: Balanced attack helps Montana State top Southern Utah 80-73

Tyler Hall scored 14 points, leading a balanced scoring attack as Montana State beat Southern Utah 80-73 on Saturday. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2016

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13 locals 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 place Feb. 23-29. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Utah's Booker, SUU's Killebrew lauded for pro potential by NFL draft expert Mike Mayock

NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock listed Utah running back Devontae Booker and Southern Utah safety Miles Killebrew among the top five prospects at their respective positions for this year's NFL draft. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Football is dead. Long live football: Key dates for the 2016 college football and NFL offseason

There's little down time in the football world, as the offseason is dotted with key dates, from spring ball and fall camp in college to the draft and training camp in the NFL. Here's a look at the... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Two SUU men's basketball players cited for marijuana use, disciplinary action pending

Two Southern Utah University basketball were cited on suspicion of marijuana possession early Sunday morning, hours after the team lost to Eastern Washington in a Big Sky Conference matchup. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Sports and music: How gymnasts pick the perfect floor routine song

From the original choreography to practice, countless hours of work go into a 90-second floor routine. However, for many gymnasts, the perfect floor routine starts with the right song. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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College football signing day central: Complete up-to-the-minute coverage

Today is the first day prospective college football players can sign National Letters of Intent. While many have already expressed their commitments to BYU, Utah, and Utah State, there are... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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UVU assistant basketball coach reflects on LDS missionary service in the Philippines

Caitlyn Sears was the fifth all-time leading scorer at Southern Utah University, recording 1,216 total points in her four-year college career. After graduating, Sears immediately joined the... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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