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D-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.

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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SUU names former Army senior associate AD as new athletic director

Southern Utah University named Army senior associate athletic director Jason Butikofer as its newest athletic director Saturday morning, ending a two-month national search. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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The evolution of college athletics: Re-examining the vastly changing field of college athletics in Utah

The field of college athletics in the state of Utah as the landscape across the country has vastly changed within the past year and with it, the debate continues on if enough has been done for... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Weber State, SUU football teams picked to fall to bottom half of Big Sky

Montana State and Eastern Washington stand tall atop the Big Sky Conference preseason football polls, while Southern Utah (picked 8th by both coaches and media) Weber State (10th and 11th) are both... Read more »

July 21, 2015


The evolution of college athletics: Is it time to start paying college student-athletes?

The pay-for-play topic seems to never end, but with court decisions regarding the topic finally wrapping up, is it time to start paying student-athletes? Read more »

July 16, 2015


The evolution of college athletics: Despite struggles, satisfaction levels remain high among student-athletes

Student-athletes agree that balancing athletics and school is difficult, but the surprising part is athlete satisfaction levels appear to remain high. Read more »

July 15, 2015


The evolution of college athletics: Utah schools scramble to adjust a changing financial landscape

Division I schools and institutions around the country have decided that at the very least there is a crack in the old traditional grant-in-aid athletic scholarship system. And as the landscape... Read more »

July 14, 2015


Former SUU baseball player refurbishing mitts for MLB players, Snoop Dogg

Braden Yardley, a former SUU pitcher, has made a name for himself by fixing gloves of MLB players. Read more »

July 12, 2015


BYU Cougars finish year with five ranked teams, SUU Thunderbirds have two

The BYU men's and women's volleyball teams, soccer teams and the men's track and field and cross country teams all finished in the Top 25. The SUU gymnastics and men's cross country teams finished... Read more »

July 2, 2015


Gary Andersen is now the man in black ... and orange

Former Utah assistant and head coach at Southern Utah, Utah State and Wisconsin preparing for his first season at the helm of Oregon State. Read more »

June 18, 2015


Ken Beazer proud of his accomplishments at SUU as he steps down as athletic director

Southern Utah athletic director Ken Beazer is stepping down from his position, the school announced Thursday afternoon. Read more »

May 28, 2015


Dick Harmon: NCAA's move to speed up basketball and modernize game is long overdue

Several rule changes are in store for college basketball and it is about time the game got some gears greased. Some college games are almost unbearable to watch because of slow play,... Read more »

May 24, 2015


SUU hires former BYU men's volleyball assistant to women's volleyball team

Mike Wilton, a former BYU men's volleyball assistant and head coach at Hawaii until 2009, has been hired as Southern Utah's assistant women's volleyball coach, the university announced Friday. Read more »

May 22, 2015


The offseason status of NFL players with Utah college and high school ties

A total of 69 players with Utah ties currently find themselves on rosters around the NFL. Here's a look at every one of them. Read more »

May 17, 2015


30-second shot clock, fewer timeouts? NCAA proposes several basketball rules changes

The NCAA men’s basketball rules committee has proposed Friday a slew of rule changes to speed up the pace of the game and lessen the amount of delays, as well as other changes to the game. Read more »

May 15, 2015


The state of Utah's all-time NFL undrafted team: A position-by-position look

Want to assemble a team of undrafted NFL players with ties to the state of Utah? Here's what it may look like. Read more »

May 5, 2015


Big Sky reaches agreement to move basketball tournaments to Reno, expanding field to all teams

Officials of the Big Sky Conference announced Friday that major changes are coming to the format of the league's basketball tournament, including a switch to a neutral site and expanding the field... Read more »

April 24, 2015


Deseret News Sports Podcast: Handing out our own 'State of Sports' awards

The State of Sports awards are Tuesday night to acknowledge it and with that DeseretNews.com writer Carter Williams and contributor Jay Yeomans break down the finalists for the awards and pick who... Read more »

April 21, 2015


NCAA gymnastics: Utah posts best score ever, is joined by former assistant in Super Six; 2 SUU seniors compete in evening meet

Former Utah assistant Jeff Graba led Auburn back to its first NCAA championships since 2003. Saturday, he will face his mentors Greg and Megan Marsden in the Super Six. Read more »

April 17, 2015


Red Rocks looking forward to NCAA championships session despite underdog status

"All the teams in that session are capable teams, and it really is going to be who has a good meet, who is peaking at the right time and who is on a roll," said Marsden. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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NCAA gymnastics championships open Friday

Utah senior Georgia Dabritz continued to be recognized for her outstanding season when she was awarded the AAI Wednesday. The award recognizes the country’s top senior gymnast. Read more »

April 16, 2015


Former BYU star Ena fitting in well at Utah following coaching stints at SUU, Weber State

The Utes' new linebackers coach was a roommate and teammate of former defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake. Read more »

April 15, 2015


SUU gymnasts Armijo and Jaworski prepping for NCAA championships

“Our team really had a great season, and we just missed moving on,” said SUU coach Scott Bauman. "And it is exciting to be sending two gymnasts to the NCAA championships because we have only sent one in our other... Read more »

April 13, 2015


10 potential impact individuals in Utah college basketball next season

Who will be some of the key figures in college basketball during the 2015-16 season in the state of Utah? Here’s a look at 10 of them. Read more »

April 1, 2015

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