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Sports and music: How gymnasts pick the perfect floor routine song

From the original choreography to practice, countless hours of work go into a 90-second floor routine.

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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USU's Keeton looking forward to playing in only his second bowl game

Meanwhile, Aggie linebacker Nick Vigil has displayed great consistency this season. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015

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USU football: LT Filiaga defied offs to come back and play following injury

Utah State senior linebacker LT Filiaga has battled back from an Achilles tendon injury to shine for the Aggies in his senior season. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015

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Utah State basketball: 7-foot-6 center helps old Big West rival UC Irvine beat Aggies

Aggies' shooting woes continue with 10-point loss to UC Irvine. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2015

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USU gymnastics: Utah State gymnasts show off new routines during intrasquad meet

Utah State’s gymnastics program held its annual Blue and White Meet in front of an enthusiastic crowd Friday night at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. It was the first time this season the Aggies were able to show off their new... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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USU football: Former wide receiver Michael Okonkwo now making plays on the defensive side of the ball

Coming out of high school, Michael Okonkwo was a dangerous threat at wide receiver. But now he's making plays on the defensive side of the ball for the Aggies. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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Morning links: How Tom Hackett won the internet last night and how Bronco could win $1 million

Richmond Times-Dispatch gives details of former BYU coach's contract with Virginia; social media users react after Utah punter gives humorous interview on ESPN; Utah State bowl patch is scrumptious. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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USU gymnastics: Utah State set for annual Blue and White Meet

Utah State’s gymnastics program is hosting its annual Blue and White Meet on Friday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m., in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The event is open to the public, and admission is free. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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No 'bad blood' between Jalen Moore and former teammate Kyle Davis

Kyle Davis traded in his Aggie uniform for a Cougar jersey in 2014, but according to Jalen Moore, there's no 'bad blood.' Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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BYU basketball: Chase Fischer leads Cougars over Utah State 80-68

Chase Fischer led all scorers with 24 points in the win over the Aggies, in what was likely the Cougars' most complete game of the early season. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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USU basketball: Utah State continues road stretch at Utah Valley on Thursday

Utah State women’s basketball (3-4) continues in-state competition on Thursday, Dec. 10, at Utah Valley (6-4). Tipoff is set for 7 p.m., in the UVU Physical Education building, rather than the UCCU Center. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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USU football: senior offensive lineman Taani Fisilau has been part of something great at Utah State

Taani Fisilau, who is now in his senior season at Utah State, has played a big part – just like the rest of the team, especially this year’s senior class – in helping the Aggies... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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BYU basketball: Cougar Kyle Davis anxious to face off against his former Aggie teammates

The Cougars take on visiting Utah State Wednesday with former Aggie Kyle Davis excited about the opportunity to take on his former team for the first time since transferring. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Collette's appeal for release from scholarship denied by Utah State committee

Aggies once again refuse to release former forward from scholarship, hampering his ability to transfer to another school Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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How did local players fare? Local NFL roundup of stats & photos for Week 13

Former Utah Ute Derrick Shelby highlighted the local effort for week 13, intercepting a pass that he returned for a touchdown in Miami's 15-13 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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USU football: Utah State earns honorable mention Academic Achievement Award from AFCA

Utah State’s football team earned recognition from the American Football Coaches Association as it is one of 65 institutions to receive the Academic Achievement Award for graduating 75 percent or more of their student-athletes. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Morning links: A highly unofficial look at candidates for BYU football's head coaching position

Fan creates petition in favor of Steve Young; Kyle Whittingham calm during a fire alarm; Ken Niumatalolo videos. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Vegas Bowl, Aggies vs. Zips and the playoffs: Ranking this year's college bowl matchups

What are the bowl games you can’t miss? Which ones should you avoid? See how we’ve ranked this year’s bowl games, from best to worst. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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USU basketball: Utah State women's team returns to the road for game at Idaho State on Tuesday

Utah State women’s basketball (3-3) opens a season-long road swing this week, playing just across the border at Idaho State on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Kentucky State hires former Utah State, Weber State coach John L. Smith to coach Thorobreds

Kentucky State has hired former Louisville and Arkansas coach John L. Smith to rebuild the NCAA Division II Thorobreds. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Utah State heads back to Boise's Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to take on Akron

Aggies head back to Boise to play their third bowl game in the last five years. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

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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

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USU basketball: Utah State hustles past Haskell on Friday

Utah State women's basketball head coach Jerry Finkbeiner celebrated his 100th game with the Aggies on Friday night in a 90-63 victory over Haskell Indian Nations. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2015

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Streaking Aztecs face Air Force option in MWC title game

After stumbling to a 1-3 start, including big losses at Cal and Penn State, and a mystifying one to South Alabama, the San Diego State Aztecs found their comfort zone in winning eight straight games in Mountain West Conference play. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2015

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