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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


5 with Utah ties, all defenders, post solid performances in Senior Bowl

Five players with Utah ties wrapped up a week of trying to make strong impressions with NFL personnel by participating in the Senior Bowl on Saturday in Mobile, Alabama. Here’s a look at how... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016


Refocused, energized Wildcats 'have fun' at Thunderbirds' expense in blowout

After a couple of tough games, Weber State came out firing against Southern Utah and coasted to a 77-50 win. Ryan Richardson led the Wildcats with 17 points as teammate Joel Bolomboy recorded yet another double-double. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016


Hot-shooting Idaho State beats Southern Utah 87-68

Ethan Telfair scored 19 points and added nine assists to help Idaho State roll to an 87-68 victory over Southern Utah on Thursday night for its third-straight win. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016


USU gymnastics: Utah State returns home to face No. 24 Southern Utah

Utah State’s gymnastics team returns to the friendly confines of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for its third home meet of the season when the Aggies take on Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference rival Southern Utah on Friday, Jan.... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016


SUU's James Cowser, Utes' Gionni Paul lead Utah representatives at college all-star games

Several players with Utah ties participated in the East-West Shrine Game and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday, and Southern Utah and the University of Utah were well-represented during the action. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Southern Utah basketball: Hooker leads North Dakota in 88-72 win over Thunderbirds

Quinton Hooker scored 28 points, shooting 11-for-11 from the foul line, and North Dakota coasted to an 88-72 win over Southern Utah on Saturday. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016


14 Utah ties looking to make a strong impression at college football all-star games

The state of Utah will be well-represented at this weekend's East-West Shrine Game and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl as well as next week's Senior Bowl. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016


Northern Colorado comes on late to beat Southern Utah 90-80

Jordan Wilson scored 24 points and Jordan Davis 16 to help Northern Colorado to a 90-80 win over Southern Utah Thursday night, for its first road win in eight tries this season. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016


Utah gymnastics: Red Rocks defeat SUU in Cedar City

CEDAR CITY, Utah — The No. 7 Utah gymnastics team showed its mettle in a 196.725-195.600 win over Southern Utah before a near-capacity crowd of 4,873 in the Centrum Arena. The front row... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016


Utah and SUU gymnasts to square off for first time in Cedar City since 1997

“The Utah crowds have always been good to us in the Huntsman Center, and were the ones cheering for our two individual qualifiers at last year's NCAA’s,” said Scotty Bauman.... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016


McBroom, Jois lead E. Washington past Southern Utah 106-80

Austin McBroom hit 8 of 12 field goals, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and finished with 25 points, and Venky Jois scored 24 with 12 rebounds to help Eastern Washington cruise to a 106-80 win over Southern Utah on Thursday night. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016


From tipoff to temple: What joining the LDS Church has done for SUU basketball player John Marshall

Southern Utah basketball player John Marshall's conversion to the LDS Church has opened his eyes to new experiences, blessed his marriage and given him much for which to be grateful. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016


Best of the West: Another week of chaos in the West

Just when it was possible the Pac-12 might be giving signs of any form of predicability this season, more mayhem happened. Meanwhile, other conferences may slowly be developing their leaders this... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016


Southern Utah promotes Demario Warren to T-Birds' head football coaching position

Demario Warren replaces Ed Lamb as head coach of the Southern Utah football program after being a part of the coaching staff for eight seasons, including the past two as the team's defensive... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016


DeBerry with 18 points, Northern Arizona beats Southern Utah 73-63

Marcus DeBerry scored 18 points as Northern Arizona notched its first Big Sky win, beating Southern Utah 73-63 on Saturday night. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016


SUU football: James Cowser named FCS defensive player of the year

The former Davis High football star is FCS's all-time career leader in both sacks (43) and tackles for loss (80), surpassing the old records of 41.5 and 72.5. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2016


Best of the West: Trying to crack the western college basketball puzzle

Aside from a possibly one team, it may be impossible to piece together any of the western conferences this season. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016


Montana beats Southern Utah 83-66

Martin Breunig scored 24 points and Brandon Gfeller added 21 as Montana soundly beat Southern Utah 83-66 Saturday night. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016


Southern Utah basketball: T'Birds fend off stubborn Montana State 93-82

James McGee's career-high 26 points — with all five starters in double-figure scoring — helped Southern Utah hold off Montana State and its record-setting freshman Tyler Hall 93-82 in a Big Sky opener Thursday night. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015


Deseret News Sports Podcast: Recapping the year's top sports headlines and our favorite athletes of 2015

The DeseretNews.com sports staff breaks down the top headlines and the influential sports people of the 2015 year. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015


The legacy of Lamb: BYU’s new assistant’s success at SUU came on and off the field

SUU was in the midst of an 18-game losing streak when Ed Lamb took over. After taking a job on Kalani Sitake’s staff at BYU, Lamb leaves SUU at the top of the Big Sky Conference. He also... Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015


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