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Changing positions can be difficult but can also launch careers, bolster teams

Changing positions often means altering life-long dreams for college football players, but it can also mean new opportunities for an individual and more success for a team. Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015

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Southern Utah overpowers Northern Colorado 30-3

Ammon Olsen passed for 250 yards and ran for two touchdowns to lead Southern Utah to a 30-3 win over Northern Colorado on Saturday night. Read more »

Sept. 20, 2015

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Doug Robinson: Ammon Olsen has no regrets about leaving Y.

Ammon Olsen was BYU's No. 2 QB behind Taysom Hill in 2013, but then transferred to SUU in search of playing time — little knowing that the BYU backup was going to get a lot of work in place... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2015

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Video: Former Fremont Silver Wolves reunited in USU-SUU game

Five former Fremont High School teammates stormed Maverik Stadium on Thursday night. The friendship and respect between the Plain City natives was clear as day. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2015

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Utah State football report card: Defense, special teams bail out poor offense

After a lackluster opener for the Aggies, let's break down the positions and see what they can do to improve for the future. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015

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Video: Andrew Rodriguez calls special teams 'a game-changer' in Utah State's narrow win over Southern Utah

The Aggies will take the win but look to make huge improvements before facing Utah next week. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015

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Thunderbirds' upset bid foiled by late Aggie punt return

Southern Utah's upset bid at Utah State was undone when Aggie Andrew Rodriguez took a Thunderbird punt 82 yards for a score and a 12-9 victory for Utah State. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2015

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Special teams makes big plays as Utah State avoids being upset by Southern Utah

It's not often a football team will win a game in which its special teams unit scores all of its points, but Utah State will take a victory any way it can get it after being pushed to the limit by... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2015

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Randy Hollis: Here's how 'Big Five' football teams will likely fare this season

Here's how "Big Five" football teams BYU, Utah, Utah State, Weber State and Southern Utah will likely fare this season -- and there's a lot of 9-3 and 5-6 records coming into view as we peer into... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2015

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Dick Harmon: College predictions: Utes to give Michigan, TV audience plenty of entertainment but who wins?

The first game for Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh's return to his alma mater will draw national attention. But count on Utah to steal the thunder and deliver a win. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2015

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Morning links: Taysom Hill, Chuckie Keeton, Travis Wilson ranked; 3 Jazzmen in NBA's Top 40; thoughts on Frank Jackson

All 128 FBS starting quarterbacks ranked by magazine; Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert bunched together in Sports Illustrated rankings; Lone Peak guard's commitment to Duke draws... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2015

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Deseret News Sports podcast: A look at the first weekend of college football in Utah

All eyes are on Utah vs. Michigan as the regular season begins Thursday for teams in the state of Utah. However, BYU opens at Nebraska and Utah State opens with an in-state battle. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2015

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Southern Utah football: Players to watch in the upcoming season

Here's a short list of Southern Utah University football players (offensive and defense) to watch in the upcoming 2015-16 season. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

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Southern Utah football: T-Birds committed to raising the bar this season

Following a disappointing 3-9 campaign last year, Southern Utah immediately went to work this offseason and has proved it is dedicated to improving. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

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Sorensen brothers have shared experiences in football, faith, family

Brad Sorensen and his little brother Daniel are pulling for each other to make NFL rosters this fall. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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