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Utah State ends five-game losing streak with upset of New Mexico

New starting lineup pays off for USU coach Tim Duryea as the Aggies avenge their brutal loss in Albuquerque.

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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USU football: senior defensive end John Taylor takes life one day at a time

John Taylor looks at life much differently these days. Can you blame him? After all, just five months ago, Taylor survived a car accident that left him and three of his Utah State football... Read more »

Dec. 4, 2015

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USU football: Wysocki finds second home at Utah State

Ben Wysocki was nowhere near ready to hang up his cleats. So after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA, Wysocki sent out highlight tapes to each school in the... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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USU basketball: women's team hosting Haskell on Friday

Utah State women's basketball returns to the familiar floor of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Friday, Dec. 4, to host Haskell Indian Nations at 7 p.m. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Local players in the NFL: Roundup for Week 12

Former BYU Cougar Ezekiel Ansah had a monster day on Thanksgiving in the Detroit Lions' 45-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

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USU basketball: Shane Rector free throws lead to 69-68 Utah State victory at Missouri State

Utah State (5-1) junior guard Shane Rector knocked down a pair of free throws with three seconds left to lift the Aggies to a 69-68 victory at Missouri State (1-5) on Tuesday night. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Rock On: Impossible to hate BYU's Jonny Linehan

Cougar kicker wins over Aggie fan. Meanwhile, International Helmet Month is upon us. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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USU football: 12 players earn all-conference honors

Utah State had 12 football players earn various all-conference accolades, including linebackers Kyler Fackrell and Nick Vigil, who garnered first-team honors, as the league office announced its... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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USU basketball: Utah State rallies to beat Missouri State 69-68

Jalen Moore scored 20 points, Shane Rector hit the game-winning free throws with three seconds left, and Utah State rallied to beat Missouri State 69-68 on Tuesday night as part of the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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

A look at how the players with local ties have performed in the NBA and the D-League during the last few weeks. Read more »

Nov. 30, 2015

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USU football: linebacker Kyler Fackrell invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl

Utah State senior linebacker Kyler Fackrell has been invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game and Reese’s Senior Bowl. Fellow Aggie senior, wide receiver Hunter Sharp, was also invited to participate in the Shrine Game. Read more »

Nov. 30, 2015

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The 2015 Heisman Trophy tracker, Week 13: Can anyone catch Derrick Henry?

A look at how the most qualified players for the 2015 Heisman Trophy fared during the 13th weekend of the college football season. Read more »

Nov. 29, 2015

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USU football: Utah State now ranks 13th nationally in passing defense

Following its regular season finale against BYU on Saturday afternoon, Utah State’s defense currently ranks among the top 40 in the nation in eight categories, including ranking second in the... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2015

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Utah State basketball: Aggies put together 'extremely disappointing' performance at No. 6 Duke

The defending national champion Blue Devils bury Utah State 85-52 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Read more »

Nov. 29, 2015

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Sunday morning quarterback: Stars and stats from Utah State’s loss to in-state BYU

The Cougars' snapped the Aggies' 14-game home winning streak, Chuckie Keeton breaks passing touchdown record. Read more »

Nov. 29, 2015

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Utah State basketball: Aggies gear up to take on defending national champion Duke

Utah State faces Duke and Coach K Sunday morning at Cameron for the first time ever. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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BYU-USU video: 5 plays that turned the game in the Cougars' favor

BYU rallied from a 21-10 deficit just before halftime to defeat rival Utah State by 23 at Maverik Stadium. Here's a look at five plays that made the difference for the Cougars. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Utah State report card: Average Aggies fluster, fall to rivals

Utah State took on BYU in a game that some would say is the biggest of the season. BYU, however, outgunned the Aggies as the Cougars rolled to a 51-28 victory. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Little goes right for Aggies after Keeton's record-breaking touchdown

Utah State surrenders 28 unanswered points after taking 21-10 lead in the second quarter. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Once again, BYU receiver Mitch Mathews feasts on Utah State defense

BYU senior wide receiver Mitch Mathews loves playing Utah State, and it shows. In his last three games against the Aggies, Mathews has caught six touchdown passes, including two in the... Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Randy Hollis: 2015 college football campaign in Utah offered best, worst of times

The 2015 college football season for Utah's "Big Five" schools was pretty solid all the way around. Yet, with a couple of breaks here and there, it could've been better. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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BYU's big plays, big second half, spell difference in 51-28 victory over Utah State

n the end, the Cougars were able to pull away from the Aggies, 51-28, on a cold and snowy Saturday afternoon at Maverik Stadium. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Old Wagon Wheel live coverage: BYU at Utah State

BYU (8-3) at Utah State (6-5) SATURDAY, 1:30 p.m. MST Maverik Stadium AstroTurf TV: CBS Sports Network Radio: KSL 1160 AM, 102.7 FM Follow along with us as the Cougars are looking... Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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BYU-Utah State: How to watch, listen to or attend the game

The Cougars are looking for their ninth win of the season and avenge last year’s 35-20 loss to the Aggies in Provo. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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#DNSportsDebate: Is BYU-USU football game a legitimate rivalry?

USU journalism student Logan Dzatko and BYU guru Samuel Benson debate about whether Saturday's matchup between the Aggies and the Cougars is a real rivalry. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Cougars relish opportunity to play in-state rival Utah State in regular-season finale

Since becoming an independent in 2011, BYU has closed out its regular seasons against Hawaii, New Mexico State, Nevada and California. But there's a different feeling surrounding this year's... Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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Pre-Snap Read: Utah State should give BYU all it can handle

BYU's matchup against Utah State could end up a real fight to the finish. Take a look at the numbers and see why. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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USU football: special teams doordinator Dave Ungerer announced as Broyles Award nominee

Utah State special teams coordinator and running backs coach Dave Ungerer has been named a nominee for the 2015 Broyles Award, it was announced Wednesday by the Rotary Club of Little Rock. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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Utah State nose guard David Moala has helped anchor Aggies' defensive line

The new father wasn't slated to start this season but has made the most of his opportunity heading into his final home game. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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BYU-Utah State game features plenty of connections and familiarity

Former BYU offensive line coach Mark Weber is now the associate head coach at USU. The Aggies’ director of player personnel, Reed Hornung, played for the Cougars as did graduate assistant... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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Cougars set to face Aggie QB Keeton in his final home game

BYU coaches say Chuckie Keeton has been a catalyst in Utah State's success in recent years. “I think it would be fitting for him to have the start and have a great chance to play against... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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Utah State students plan a 'beard out' for USU-BYU football game

The football game between rivals Utah State and BYU is going to be a beard out. All the USU fans will be given beards or will wear their own that they grew. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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USU football: Dynamic wide receiver nearly gave up football for skateboarding

Utah State senior wide receiver Hunter Sharp nearly gave up the game of football when he was in high school. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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Twitter reacts to David Collette vs. Utah State

David Collette compares Utah State to a bitter ex-girlfriend, USU denies release, twitter erupts. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Dick Harmon: Aggies will give BYU best shot but come up short while Utes will end on high note

Superior play in the trenches and execution will prove key in the BYU-USU matchup, the regular season finale for two bowl-bound teams. Here are this week's prognostications. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Utah State denies David Collette's release, appeal to take place in December

Two weeks after David Collette's abrupt departure from the USU basketball team, he was denied his release. And it's getting ugly. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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BYU-Utah State is a rivalry again due to Aggies' success in recent years

For nearly 40 years, the BYU-Utah State series was lopsided to say the least. From 1975-2009, BYU played USU 29 times, with the Cougars posting a 26-3 record, including two separate 10-game winning... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Deseret 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. Also, hear from FCS coach of the year candidate Ed Lamb and potential NFL Draft pick Miles... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Utah State basketball: Aggies rough up Wolverines before turning focus toward Duke

Utah State improved to 11-0 all-time against in-state rival Utah Valley with an easy home win Tuesday night the Spectrum. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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BYU expecting a 'dogfight' in Logan against in-state rival Utah State (+photo gallery)

When it comes to in-state showdowns, BYU has lost four straight games to Utah and dropped two of the last five to Utah State. To put it another way, the Cougars are a combined 3-6 against the Utes... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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