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10 local storylines to follow as NFL training camps kick off

For many of the 72 local players on NFL teams, training camp will be a proving ground.

10 local storylines to follow as NFL training camps kick off

For many of the 72 local players on NFL teams, training camp will be a proving ground. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Big Sky Conference football: SUU, WSU players picked to All-Big Sky preseason team

Defending league champion Southern Utah University had five players picked to the 2016 Big Sky Conference Preseason All-Conference Football Team, and four players from Weber State were also... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Big Sky polls: Weber State, SUU picked to finish 6th, 7th

Weber State (174 points) and defending league champion Southern Utah (162) finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the media voting. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Big Sky Conference football: T-Birds, Wildcats won't sneak up on anybody this season

After being picked in the lower tier of the Big Sky preseason polls a year ago, Southern Utah and Weber State went out and proved the "experts" wrong. SUU won the league title, while WSU tied for... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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New Utah Shakespeare Festival facilities improve theatergoers' experience while honoring the past

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new home at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts pays homage to the old while ushering in the new. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Well-cast ‘Cocoanuts’ at Utah Shakespeare Festival is sure to please Marx Brothers fans

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s comedy “The Cocoanuts” caters to a specific brand of comedy, but audiences are likely to find themselves laughing along no matter their sense of... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Humor, strong character development aid dreary ‘Henry V’ at Utah Shakespeare Festival

Deep character development is the greatest asset of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s “Henry V,” which has a running time just short of three hours but feels longer. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s fast-paced ‘Three Musketeers’ is a clever, comical adaptation

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of ‘The Three Musketeers’ takes a largely comical approach to the story and features elaborate sword fights aplenty. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s fresh, beautiful ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ features delightful performances

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing” is as fresh as if the words had just been penned. The show runs through Sept. 8. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s whimsical ‘Mary Poppins’ really is ‘practically perfect’

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Mary Poppins,” directed by Pioneer Theatre Company artistic director Karen Azenberg, has been infused with ample doses of whimsy and... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Former Cedar City mayor, SUU President Gerald Sherratt dies

Gerald R. Sherratt, former Cedar City mayor and Southern Utah University president, died at age 84 due to health complications Friday night. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts dedicated as new home for Utah Shakespeare Festival

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts on the Southern Utah University campus in Cedar City was dedicated Thursday morning. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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SUU gymnastics: Former Thunderbird named to Sports Illustrated's Fittest 50

Talayna Fortunato was ranked No. 25 on SI's Fittest 50 list for her accomplishments as a CrossFit athlete. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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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 7, 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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