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Ed Lamb explains his decision to leave SUU and join Kalani Sitake's staff at BYU

Ed Lamb is a part of the Jim Harbaugh coaching tree, and it was something from his days serving under Harbaugh that helped Lamb realize he was ready for the challenge of joining Kalani Sitake's... Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015


Former Beehive State collegians extending careers overseas

Former Beehive State collegians extending careers overseas. Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015


Kalani Sitake adds Southern Utah's Ed Lamb to his coaching staff as assistant head coach

Ed Lamb was scheduled to be at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Nov. 12, 2016. Now, the only difference is he will be coaching for the home team instead of the road opponent as he was named an assistant... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015


Backup BYU quarterback McCoy Hill to transfer to SUU

Seldom-used sophomore set to continue career in Cedar City. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015


No. 9 Butler improves to 10-1 with 88-52 win over S. Utah

The five-day holiday break might be the only thing that can slow down No. 9 Butler. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015


Quick start carries IUPUI past Southern Utah 82-68

Darell Combs scored 19 points and Marcellus Barksdale added 15 and IUPUI got off to a quick start and defeated Southern Utah 82-68 on Saturday. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2015


Thompson scores 16 as Southern Utah blows out Bristol 79-41

Christian Thompson had 16 points and seven rebounds, Trey Kennedy added 14 points, and Southern Utah outscored Bristol 40-8 in the first half before coasting to a 79-41 victory on Saturday. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2015


McGee leads Southern Utah to 68-54 win over Utah Valley

James McGee scored 24 points, Casey Oliverson added 13, and Southern Utah made 19 of 20 free throws in the second half to beat Utah Valley 68-54 on Saturday night. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2015


Hollis: What this state needs is an annual college men's hoops tournament

Wanted: An annual instate college men's basketball tournament featuring BYU, Utah, Utah State and Weber State — maybe even Utah Valley and Southern Utah — and an end to so many podunk... Read more »

Dec. 5, 2015


Trey Kennedy scores 20, Southern Utah beats La Verne 105-85

Trey Kennedy had 20 points, Travon Langston added 15 points and 13 rebounds and Southern Utah won its first game of the season on Thursday night, 105-85 over Division III La Verne. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015


UVU basketball: Utah Valley to host Southern Utah on Saturday at the UCCU Center

The Utah Valley University men's basketball team looks to snap a three-game losing skid Saturday night against in-state rival Southern Utah at the UCCU Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. MST. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015


Randy Hollis: 2015 college football campaign in Utah offered best, worst of times

The 2015 college football season for Utah's "Big Five" schools was pretty solid all the way around. Yet, with a couple of breaks here and there, it could've been better. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Sam Houston State edges Southern Utah 42-39 in FCS playoffs

Jeremiah Briscoe threw for 211 yards, including the winning 55-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, to lift Sam Houston State to a 42-39 win over Southern Utah in the opening round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015


Eastern Kentucky keeps Southern Utah winless with 98-85 win

JaVontae Hawkins scored 20 points and Jarelle Reischel added 19 as Eastern Kentucky defeated Southern Utah 98-85 on Saturday. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015


SUU football: Thunderbirds embrace ‘underdog’ mentality heading into FCS playoffs

Even as Big Sky champions, Southern Utah's coaches and players knew they weren't big enough for a road playoff game. However, the team is looking to avenge a 2013 playoff loss on the road at Sam... Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: Is BYU-USU a rivalry? And, a look at SUU's playoff bid

In this week's episode, DeseretNews.com writers Carter Williams and Brandon Judd discuss BYU-USU rivalry. Also, hear from FCS coach of the year candidate Ed Lamb and potential NFL Draft pick Miles... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015


Coggins leads Cal State-Fullerton over Southern Utah 80-66

Tre Coggins scored 25 points, with five 3-pointers, and Cal State-Fullerton beat Southern Utah 80-66 on Tuesday. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015


Dick Harmon: Former BYU quarterbacks rise to stardom for FCS playoff-bound SUU, Portland State

BYU's quarterback factory is spinning them off. Ammon Olsen and Alex Kuresa were once in line to QB for the Cougars. But Olsen transferred to SUU and Kuresa found his niche at Snow and Portland State. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015


After long journey, SUU football heads to FCS playoffs for second time in three years

It took Southern Utah University awhile to make its first playoff bid in 2013, but an almost equally wild ride to make it back just two years later. The Thunderbirds also learned Sunday they will... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

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Southern Utah beats Northern Arizona, earns Big Sky title, playoff berth

Ammon Olson tied a career high with five touchdown passes on Saturday to lead Southern Utah past Northern Arizona 49-41, clinching the Big Sky Conference title and securing a berth in the FCS... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2015


SUU men's cross country headed to NCAA championships

The No. 24 Southern Utah menís cross-country team will compete Saturday morning at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships for the second straight year. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015


Counting blessings: SUU receiver Justin Brown's spiritual journey

SUU wide receiver Justin Brown's life changed when his coach, who is not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, suggested he consider serving an LDS mission. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015


UVU basketball: Spooner-Knight scores 27, UVU defeats Southern Utah, 70-58

Behind a career-high 27 points from junior Rhaiah Spooner-Knight, the Utah Valley University women's basketball team defeated Southern Utah, 70-58, on Tuesday night in the UCCU Center. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015


Halfback pass helps Portland State beat Southern Utah 24-23

Kieran McDonagh threw a halfback pass for a touchdown for Portland State, Southern Utah couldn't connect on a go-ahead two-point conversion, and the Vikings beat the Big Sky Conference-leading... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2015


Men's basketball: Utes open season with hard-fought win over Southern Utah (+video)

The University of Utah men's basketball team, ranked 16th in the nation, opened its 2015-16 regular season Friday night with a tougher-than-expected 82-71 win over Southern Utah. Jakob Poeltl,... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015


#StateOfHoops: Live coverage of the UVU-BYU, USU-Weber State and SUU-Utah basketball games

The college basketball season tips off tonight, and for the first time since all the schools became Division I schools, the six Utah men's basketball programs will play against each other on... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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Morning links: Which Utah teams will make NCAA Tournament?

Early bracketology has Utah in, disagreements on BYU and Weber State; Jackson signs National Letter of Intent with Duke; Carroll sinks game-winner for Real Madrid. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015


Utah basketball team ready to open season at home against Southern Utah

Opener ushers in a stretch of five games in nine nights for the 16th-ranked Runnin' Utes. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: State of Hoops Preview (including Larry Krystkowiak, Kyle Davis and Mark Pope)

DeseretNews.com writer Brandon Judd sits down with BYU forward Kyle Davis and UVU head coach Mark Pope, and also hear from Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015


State of Hoops: A look at Utah's basketball teams as they prepare to open season against each other (+video)

The college basketball season opens Friday and the six Utah men's basketball programs will play against each other on the same night. To celebrate the occasion, we sat down with the players as they... Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015


Southern Utah beats Montana State to improve to 6-0 in Big Sky Conference

Malik Brown and Levi Te'o each rushed for two touchdowns and Southern Utah beat Montana State 34-23 on Saturday to remain undefeated in Big Sky Conference play. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2015


SUU's Houle named Big Sky men's cross-country coach of the year, Weber State's Pilkington earns women's honor

Two in-state coaches swept the Big Sky men's and women's cross-country coach of the year honors handed out Thursday. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2015


Dick Harmon: Breaking down how voters see Utah, BYU in the College Football Playoff, AP polls

Utah is solidly fixed in the middle of national college football rankings while BYU is peeking in just on the outside. SUU, Snow College are making plenty of noise with win streaks. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2015


Southern Utah scores 3 defensive TDs, beats Cal Poly 54-37

Mike Needham returned two fumbles for touchdowns Saturday, and James Cowser returned another to help Southern Utah beat Cal Poly 54-37. Read more »

Oct. 31, 2015


BYU, Southern Utah football to face each other for first time in 2016

The two teams will have their first-ever meeting on Nov. 12, 2016, in Provo at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015


Doug Robinson: Walterscheid takes charge after Crowton's strange departure from SUU

Only a few years ago, Walterscheid was in the home-loan business; now he's running the offense for Southern Utah's football team, which has outscored its last four opponents by a combined score of... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2015

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Olsen accounts for 3 TDs; Southern Utah beats UC Davis 34-6

Ammon Olsen threw two touchdown passes and ran for another to lead Southern Utah to a 34-6 victory over UC Davis on Saturday night. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2015


Analysis: Why Utah college football teams are playing so well this season

October has been about as successful as one could hope for the five Utah Division I college football teams, as they have combined to go 12-1 this month. Even greater accomplishments could be ahead... Read more »

Oct. 23, 2015


Dick Harmon: Gary Crowton leaves SUU for Oregon State, adding to his nomad coaching legacy

After moving to St. George and helping out Ed Lamb at Southern Utah University as offensive coordinator, much-traveled Gary Crowton just left for Corvallis to "consult" with the struggling Oregon... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2015


College football: Ammon Olsen throws five touchdowns as Southern Utah beats Sacramento State 44-0

Ammon Olsen threw five touchdowns as Southern Utah remained undefeated in the Big Sky with a 44-0 win over Sacramento State on Saturday night. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2015

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: Reviewing the pack at the midseason point

In this week's edition, DeseretNews.com writers Carter Williams and Brandon Judd discuss the state's MVP at this point in the season, as well as top offensive player, top defensive player, top... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2015


SUU vying for title of nation's 'most outdoorsy' college

With days remaining in a contest judging the nation's "most outdoorsy" college, Southern Utah University students are heading outside to log daily adventures. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2015

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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 »

Oct. 7, 2015


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 »

Oct. 7, 2015


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


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