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Former WSU guard Damian Lillard named finalist for U.S. Olympic team

Damian Lillard has joined the list of finalists for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

Football is dead. Long live football: Key dates for the 2016 college football and NFL offseason

There's little down time in the football world, as the offseason is dotted with key dates, from spring ball and fall camp in college to the draft and training camp in the NFL. Here's a look at the... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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WSU softball: Wildcats start 2016 season in California

The Weber State University softball team throws out the first pitch of the 2016 season this weekend in Fullerton, California, looking to build on last year's record-setting campaign. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Weber State basketball: Joel Bolomboy named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Finalist

Weber State men’s basketball senior Joel Bolomboy is one of the 10 finalists for the 2016 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. The 10 finalists were released Friday by the Naismith... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Weber State soccer: Wildcats sign 11 players to NLIs

The Weber State University women's soccer team signed 11 players, including 10 from the Beehive State, to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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College football signing day central: Complete up-to-the-minute coverage

Today is the first day prospective college football players can sign National Letters of Intent. While many have already expressed their commitments to BYU, Utah, and Utah State, there are... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Morning links: Which Utah school has most Super Bowl appearances?; BYU-to-Big 12 talk returns

CBS Sports looks at the schools with the most appearances in the big game; Big 12 Conference presidents to meet this week, discuss expansion; incoming Utah freshman Tyler Huntley "has got the juice." Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Best of the West: Oregon pulls off impressive win; SDSU beginning to pull away in MWC

Perhaps the biggest win of the Pac-12 Conference season came Thursday, signaling a changing of the guard in the league. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Refocused, energized Wildcats 'have fun' at Thunderbirds' expense in blowout

After a couple of tough games, Weber State came out firing against Southern Utah and coasted to a 77-50 win. Ryan Richardson led the Wildcats with 17 points as teammate Joel Bolomboy recorded yet another double-double. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Weber State softball: Weber State tops preseason Big Sky poll

Defending Big Sky Conference softball champion Weber State was selected to repeated as league champion in the preseason coaches straw poll, released by the league office Friday morning. Weber State... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Weber State cruises to 76-66 win over Northern Arizona

Joel Bolomboy scored 17 points and hauled in 15 rebounds to lead Weber State to a 76-66 win over Northern Arizona on Thursday night. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Former Jazzman Millsap among NBA All-Star reserves; Weber State alum Lillard snubbed

Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were picked Thursday for the Western Conference team, giving the NBA champion Golden State Warriors three All-Stars for the first time in 40 years. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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For Weber State's Bolomboy, who looks like an NBA prospect, rebounding is the name of the game

Weber State's Joel Bolomboy has been a double-double machine this season, producing double-digit points and rebounds in 17 of the Wildcats' 19 games. Last weekend, he became the all-time leading... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Best of the West: Utah pulls a Pac-12 first in another eventful weekend of chaos

In the weekend sweep of the Washington schools, Utah did something no other Pac-12 team has accomplished this season. Meanwhile, Saint Mary's gained the lead in the West Coast Conference. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Telfair beats buzzer, Idaho State beats Weber State 69-68 (+video)

Ethan Telfair scored 30 points — including the buzzer-beating game-winning jumper — and Idaho State dealt Weber State its first Big Sky Conference loss, 69-68 on Saturday. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Utah universities, colleges added 79 new programs in 2015

Last year, Utah System of Higher Education institutions added 79 new certificate and degree programs. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Best of the West: Sorting out the highs and lows of the conference season

This week we examine the highs and lows of college hoops in the conference season in the West yet again. And if there was any example of how bizarre the West has been this year, it might be through... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Video: Former Weber State standout Damian Lillard releases passionate first music video

Weber State graduate and two-time NBA all-star Damian Lillard released an emotional first music video under the musical alias of Dame D.O.L.L.A. Monday night for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Local flavor in the NBA (and beyond): Lillard catches fire; Carlino, Bachynski join the D-League

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

Jan. 14, 2016

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Weber State basketball: Joel Bolomboy named Big Sky Player of the Week

For the second time this season, Weber State’s Joel Bolomboy has been named Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. Bolomboy earned the honor Monday after leading the... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Best of the West: Another week of chaos in the West

Just when it was possible the Pac-12 might be giving signs of any form of predicability this season, more mayhem happened. Meanwhile, other conferences may slowly be developing their leaders this... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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WSU softball: Wildcats start 2016 practice Monday

Defending Big Sky Conference softball champion Weber State University gets its 2016 season underway Monday at 2 p.m., when the Wildcats hold their first official team practice at Weber State's... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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Weber State pulls away from Northern Colorado, 85-68

Joel Bolomboy posted his 15th double-double in 16 games, scoring 14 points and grabbing 17 rebounds to help power Weber State past Northern Colorado, 85-68, to win its third straight game to open... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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Senglin, Bolomboy lead Weber State past North Dakota, 74-62

Jeremy Senglin scored 26 points and Joel Bolomboy added 20 points and pulled down a career-high 23 rebounds as Weber State took an early lead and ran with it to take a 74-62 win over North Dakota Thursday night. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Morning links: Bill Walton, Gov. Herbert sound off on BYU-Utah cancellation; are the Jazz in the WNBA?; crazy trick shot from Weber State

Eclectic college basketball commentator and Utah leader react to news of Cougars and Utes calling off rivalry; mishap appears on stat sheet in San Antonio; Weber State hoopster hits trick shot. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Report: Oregon State to hire USU’s Kevin Clune as defensive coordinator, Weber State’s Cory Hall as position coach

Gina Mizell of The Oregonian reported Wednesday that Oregon State will replace its former defensive coordinator, new BYU head coach Kalani Sitake, with Utah State's Kevin Clune, will also hire... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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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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Bolomboy leads Weber State to 77-56 win over Idaho State

Joel Bolomboy posted a double-double, scoring 25 points with 13 rebounds, as Weber State notched its fourth-straight win, beating Idaho State 77-56 on Saturday night. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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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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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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Weber State hits school-record 19 3-pointers, blows past NAIA's Multnomah

Joel Bolomboy had a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds and Weber State hit a school-record 19 3-pointers as the Wildcats beat Multnomah 114-47 Monday night at the Dee Events Center. 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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Weber State's Joel Bolomboy named Big Sky Player of the Week

Weber State’s Joel Bolomboy has been named this week’s Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week after leading the Wildcats to a win over South Dakota State last... 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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Weber State basketball: WSU to retire the jersey of men's basketball standout Bruce Collins

Weber State Athletics will retire the jersey of former Wildcat men’s basketball standout Bruce Collins. His jersey number 22 will be retired during Weber State’s home game on Feb. 13,... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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UVU basketball: Wolverines drop a 61-56 decision at Weber State

The Utah Valley University women's basketball team dropped a 61-56 decision at Weber State on Saturday, despite a career-high tie of 21 points from Sam Loggins. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2015

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Men's basketball: Costly mistakes haunt Weber State in double-OT loss to Utah Valley

Not even Joel Bolomboy's performance of 28 points and 20 rebounds was enough to help WSU leave with a win as UVU erased an 8-point deficit in the final 2:20 and hung on down the stretch to claim... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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UVU basketball: Utah Valley hosts in-state foe Weber State on Wednesday night

The Utah Valley University men's basketball team wraps up a four-game home stand against in-state foe Weber State on Wednesday night at the UCCU Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. MT. 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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BYU basketball analysis: How the Cougars beat Weber State (+video)

A look at how the Cougars performed in their win over the Weber State Wildcats on Saturday afternoon. Read more »

Dec. 5, 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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Weber State basketball: Wildcats can't quite get past Cougars — again

Weber State's basketball squad squared off with BYU Saturday afternoon at Vivint Arena and for the 13th consecutive time the Cougars came away victorious — this time by a 73-68 margin, an... Read more »

Dec. 5, 2015

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Weber State coach Randy Rahe prepares team for up-tempo basketball clash with Cougars

Weber State men's basketball coach Randy Rahe's team is riding high with a five-game winning streak, but he knows he'll have his hands full when the Wildcats tangle with BYU's up-tempo style... Read more »

Dec. 4, 2015

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BYU basketball notebook: Emery to miss next game due to flagrant foul; issues apology

On one play, freshman Nick Emery took center stage of the BYU-Utah rivalry. The Cougar guard threw a punch at Ute guard Brandon Taylor with 1:44 remaining in Utah’s 83-75 victory at the... Read more »

Dec. 4, 2015

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Weber State basketball: Wildcats cruise to easy victory against overmatched NAIA foe

Joel Bolomboy had his seventh straight double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, Zach Braxton added 15 points and McKay Cannon and Kyndahl Hill scored 10 each as Weber State steamed past NAIA foe Pacific Union College 95-57... 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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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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Weber State basketball: Wildcats down Drake 74-58

Jeremy Senglin scored a career-high 34 points, including a career-best eight 3-pointers, and Weber State beat Drake 74-58 Tuesday night in the second round of the Gulf Coast Showcase. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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WSU football: 10 Wildcats earn All-Big Sky honors

Weber State football placed 10 players on the Big Sky All-Conference team, which was released Tuesday by the conference. One Wildcat earned first team honors, five were named to the second team and... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Weber State advances in Gulf Coast Showcase, 63-60 over CMU

Joel Bolomboy had 19 points and 15 rebounds and Weber State beat Central Michigan 63-60 in the first round of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Monday night. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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