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Utah State benefiting from residual effects of Aggies' Seahawks duo

Bobby Wagner's and Robert Turbin's success is a benefit to their alma mater.

Dick Harmon: Let's face it, this College Football Playoff is a boatload of entertainment

The new four-team college football playoff was designed to create a champion on the field. So far it's lived up to the hype and expectations. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2015

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Utah State beats Boise State at buzzer, 62-61

David Collette buried a 3-pointer as time expired to help Utah State sneak past Boise State 62-61 on Saturday afternoon. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2015

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A general authority, a Music City Miracle and more: 15 tidbits about Utah ties to the NFL playoffs

Former BYU quarterback Gifford Nielsen made his first NFL playoff start in 1979 after going 1-0 as a starter. It's also been 15 years since Kevin Dyson played a pivotal role in the Music City Miracle. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2015

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Family, faith and a sense of duty fuels Robert Turbin's NFL career

The lives of loved ones in Robert Turbin's life came crashing down due to incurable illness, drug addiction and gang violence. The former Aggie, who now stars with the Seattle Seahawks, is a... Read more »

Jan. 1, 2015

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From darkness to daylight: How former USU Aggie Maurice Alexander went from jail to janitor to the NFL

Some people get a second chance. Few make the most of it. Since Maurice Alexander has come back to Utah State University after a run-in with the law, he hasn't wasted his second chance. The safety... Read more »

Jan. 1, 2015

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Utah State: Aggies had five new players in NFL this season

Five Utah State players made their NFL debuts in 2014. With the NFL postseason starting Saturday, six Aggies are expected to play. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2015

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Aggies wrap up the old year with win over San Jose State

Shorthanded Spartans are no match for USU's suddenly hot perimeter shooting. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2014

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Dick Harmon: Wishing 2015 proves more productive for QB trio of USU's Keeton, BYU's Hill, Utah's Wilson

The year past was not kind to the quarterbacks of Utah's major university football programs. Here's a wish that 2015 will deliver more big plays from these elite athletes. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2014

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Utah State ready to open conference play against short-handed Spartans

Utah State coach Stew Morrill looking for more enthusiasm following sluggish effort in win over Wayland Baptist. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2014

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Red, white and blue: The Deseret News' top 10 Utah sports stories of the year

Red, white and blue led the way in the Deseret News' top 10 Utah sports stories for 2014, as University of Utah and BYU teams staged strong showings along with a large Utah contingent that competed... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2014

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Never a prospect, former Aggie Bobby Wagner is now an NFL All-Pro

These days, Bobby Wagner quarterbacks the defense for the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Wagner's story, though, is one of the overlooked player who became made himself into a star... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2014

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USU football: Zach Vigil invited to play in 2015 East-West Shrine Game

Utah State's Zach Vigil has accepted an invitation to play in the 90th East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2014

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USU football: Kevin McGiven named quarterbacks coach at Oregon State

Oregon State University officials announced Sunday the hiring of Kevin McGiven as its new quarterbacks coach. McGiven has spent the past two seasons at Utah State as the team’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2014

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Meet the 21 Utah ties on the NFL playoff rosters

Here's a look at the 21 players on NFL playoff rosters who have called a Utah team their own during either their college or high school years. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2014

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Utah State beats Wayland Baptist in final non-conference game

Jalen Moore scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and David Collette added 14 points to lead Utah State past Wayland Baptist 75-63 Saturday night. Read more »

Dec. 27, 2014

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Hollis: What the world needs now is ... not one more bowl game

So many bowl games, so little interest. With college football teams squaring off in 30-something bowl games — I tried to count 'em all, but couldn't — it seems like everybody's going... Read more »

Dec. 27, 2014

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Red and Blue Recruits: An inside look at former BYU DB Dallin Leavitt's trip to Logan

Former BYU defensive back Dallin Leavitt talks about his trip to Logan, the differences between Utah State and BYU and why he chose to become an Aggie. Read more »

Dec. 26, 2014

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NFL playoff picture: 20 Utah ties currently in line to make the postseason

The NFL postseason picture is coming into clearer view with 10 of the 12 playoff spots already claimed. As the postseason picture currently stands, 20 players with Utah ties — nine in the AFC... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2014

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Video: Former USU running back Robert Turbin's gift leaves fan in tears

Former Utah State and current Seattle Seahawks running back Robert Turbin gave one Seahawks fan quite a surprise in the mail. Read more »

Dec. 26, 2014

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These 14 Utahns reminded us why we love sports in 2014

The year 2014 seemed to have more than its share of serious and sad stories, but there was plenty to celebrate and admire. The DeseretNews.com sports team selected 14 athletes that reminded us that... Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Rapid Fire: Hamson cements her legacy; Utah State basketball and football heading in different directions

Last week was a busy one in local sports: Jennifer Hamson and the BYU volleyball team played for a national championship; the Utes and Aggies dominated their bowl games; the Jazz won twice; and... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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