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Brad Rock: Yes, you lose sleep over it, says USU coach

A down year has cooled the atmosphere at the Spectrum, but a win this week halted a near-historic losing streak.

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

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Another view: Ratings plunge for bowls and semifinals shows college football must get its act together

football needs to get its scheduling act together now that it has overhauled and downgraded the bowl system. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Utah State aims to slow down the hottest team in the Mountain West

Boise State comes into the Spectrum with the Player of the Week honoree and a seven-game winning streak. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Week 17 NFL locals roundup & gallery: Ansah gets another sack, Clay strong on returns and Tukuafu scores

Former BYU Cougar Ziggy Ansah recorded yet another sack, along with three quarterback hits, to help lead the local effort during the final week of the NFL season. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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USU football: Utah State’s Jordan Nielsen invited to play in 2016 Tropic Bowl

Utah State’s Jordan Nielsen has accepted an invitation to play in the inaugural Tropic Bowl, which takes place Sunday, Jan. 17, at North Miami Athletic Stadium in North Miami Beach, Florida.... Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Rock On: Ute hoops are pageant-worthy

Also, Bronco channels Bronco with the Virginia media. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Meet the 16 players with Utah ties on this year's NFL playoff rosters

The NFL playoff field is set, and 16 players with Utah ties will be on this year's postseason rosters. Here's a look at each of them. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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Utah State basketball: Aztecs hang on to knock off Aggies at home

Utah State's late comeback attempt falls just short in home conference opener. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Randy Hollis: Here's the best and worst of what's to come in 2016

As much as we like to look back and dwell on the past, it's more fun (and much less frustrating) to look ahead to what the future might bring. So here are some things that could and, in some cases,... Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Locals and the NFL playoffs: Alex Smith, Chiefs fighting for higher playoff seed in AFC

Former Utah quarterback Alex Smith will be headed to the NFL postseason for the fourth time in his career, and his Kansas City Chiefs will be the No. 3, No. 5 or No. 6 seed in the AFC, depending on... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Utah men's basketball: Utes to open Pac-12 play at Stanford

No. 21 Utah (11-2) set to begin conference slate with three consecutive road games. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Utahns who made us love sports in 2015

After covering sports in the state of Utah in 2015, these 15 players and coaches stood out for the way they made us smile, laugh and cry — sometimes at the same time (we're looking at you,... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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USU basketball: Utah State posts 80-71 victory at San Jose State in Mountain West opener

Jalen Moore scored a season-high 21 points to help Utah State roll to an 80-71 victory over San Jose State in a Mountain West Conference opener for both schools on Wednesday night. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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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

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New coaches, rivalry renewed and programs rising: The top 10 local sports stories of 2015

A somewhat stunning changing of the guard at BYU, a wild rivalry-game renewal in Las Vegas and the impressive rise of the University of Utah football and men's basketball teams top our list of the... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Utah State basketball: Aggies ready to open conference play at San Jose State

USU head coach Tim Duryea expresses displeasure with recent Mountain West decisions as echoed by Wyoming head coach Larry Shyatt. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Week 16 NFL locals roundup & gallery: Alex Smith leads Chiefs to playoffs

Former Utah Ute Nate Orchard again filled up the stat sheet for the Cleveland Browns in their 17-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Doug Robinson: College football season's best and worst

The best and worst (and other dubious recognition) for the 2015 college football season. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Local flavor in the NBA (and beyond): Fredette shines, Lillard sits

A look at how the NBA and D-League players with local ties have performed on the floor over the last month. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Utah State's Seefeldt takes aim at return in 2016 after frightful car accident

Senior nose tackle working his way back from numerous injuries suffered last June. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Thankfully, preseason diet of cupcakes is almost over for Big Four men's hoops teams

As we turn the final page of the 2015 calendar, we'll not only be saying goodbye to another year but we'll also thankfully say good riddance to Big Four collegiate men's preseason basketball games... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015

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Former Beehive State collegians extending careers overseas

Former Beehive State collegians extending careers overseas. Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015

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USU basketball: Utah State beats North Dakota State to capture tournament title

Utah State closed out the non-conference portion of its men’s basketball schedule with a 76-62 victory against North Dakota State in the championship game of the Global Sports Hoops Showcase. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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Utah State tries to shake off disappointment of first losing season since 2010

USU coach Matt Wells looking for a new offensive coordinator again as the Chuckie Keeton era comes to an end. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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BYU football: Oregon State linebackers coach Ilaisa Tuiaki joining Kalani Sitake's staff

Tuiaki joins BYU's football coaching staff with a well of local, positional experience. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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Ansah, Wagner and a NFL-best 10 Panthers selected for NFL's Pro Bowl

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are two wins away from a perfect regular season. They are also a perfect 10 when it comes to the Pro Bowl. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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USU basketball: First half finish powers Utah State to 69-58 victory over Idaho State

Utah State’s men’s basketball closed out the first half of its game against Idaho State with a 10-2 run to take a 29-28 lead into the break and never looked back in a 69-58 victory over... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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Utah State report card: Akron ends Utah State's 3-game bowl game win streak

All in all it was just a bad game to watch for fans and for the players. This is the report card for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl for USU against Akron. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Brad Rock: Aggies had their bowl game in midseason

Second-half fade caused USU to finish the year 6-7, after an optimistic start and a historic victory. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Two-quarterback system was good for Aggies — but not good enough

Utah State falls to 1-3 all-time in bowl games played up the road in Boise. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Aggies fail to extend bowl winning streak to four with loss to Akron

By Jeff Hunter For the Deseret News BOISE — To the winners go the spoils. And in this case, it's the Akron Zips who will be hauling a giant glass bowl full of big Idaho potatoes... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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How did they do? Local players roundup for Week 15 of the NFL season

Utah State's Maurice Alexander and BYU's Daniel Sorensen responded well after receiving expanded roles on their respective teams. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Idaho Potato Bowl live coverage: Utah State Aggies vs. Akron Zips

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Utah State (6-6) vs. Akron (7-5) Albertsons Stadium, Boise Dec. 22, 1:30 p.m., ESPN BOISE — Utah State will try to win its fourth straight bowl game... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Report: Former Utah State basketball player David Collette commits to play at Utah

According to a report from CBS Sports, David Collette intends to join the University of Utah basketball team in 2015-16. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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USU basketball: Five Aggies score in double figures as men’s basketball posts 94-69 win

Utah State’s men’s basketball scored a season-high 94 points in a runaway 94-69 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley on Monday night in game two of the Global Sports Hoops Showcase. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Brad Rock: Successful season hinges on USU's bowl performance

With a 6-6 record, Aggies can't afford to finish with a losing record and still call things good. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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Bowl-experienced Aggies set to take on newcomer Zips

Utah State takes aim at extending its school-record bowl winning streak to five games. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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USU football: Utah State seniors looking to tie school record for most career wins

For 21 Utah State players, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game against Akron will mark their final appearance as Aggies. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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Brad Rock: Aggies should start Kent Myers in Potato Bowl

Bowl games are as much as the next year as the current one, and with Chuckie Keeton graduating, Myers would mean a vote of confidence for 2016. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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Durable 'God of Thunder' has anchored Utah State's D-line this season

Thor-like defensive end Jordan Nielsen has found success with his hometown team thanks to his mind and his body. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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Utah State plays host to final Gossner tourney

North Dakota State, Idaho State and UT Rio Grande Valley make up field for holiday classic. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2015

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USU football: senior WR Devonte Robinson emerges as big-play threat for Aggies

Utah State senior wide receiver Devonte Robinson has caught 20 passes, five of which were of the explosive variety (39, 51, 28, 44 and 44 yards), for 326 yards and two touchdowns this season. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Utah State offensive coordinator Josh Heupel headed to Missouri to fill same position with Tigers

New Missouri coach Barry Odom hired Josh Heupel as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Thursday. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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USU football: Utah State’s Travis Seefeldt granted sixth year of eligibility by Mountain West and NCAA

Utah State’s Travis Seefeldt has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, it was announced Thursday. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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USU football: Utah State’s Kyler Fackrell tabbed All-American by Phil Steele

Utah State senior linebacker Kyler Fackrell was named a fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele, it was announced Wednesday. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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USU football: eight players named to Phil Steele All-Mountain West Football Team

Phil Steele announced his annual all-conference team on Wednesday, and Utah State had eight players recognized across the three teams. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Sports stories of redemption, loss and triumph were the most-read of 2015

The most-read Sports stories of 2015 on DeseretNews.com included an account of redemption, a shocking coaching announcement out of BYU, a tale of an unlikely track star and a tragic loss for Utah's... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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USU football: Aggies add seven players to the program

Utah State head football coach Matt Wells announced Wednesday the signing of seven players to the program. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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USU football: Utah State safety Marwin Evans overcomes tragedy to excel on football field

Marwin Evans is having the kind of senior season most players only dream of. He's started in all 12 games this season for the Aggies, recording 68 tackles, including 9.5 tackles for loss and 2.0... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Utah State gearing up to face Akron in bowl game

Utah State will play Akron in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Dec. 22. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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