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Finally, the state's 'Big Four' hoops programs will come together to play

For what seems like forever, people in Utah have been hoping to someday see teams play a "Big Four" tournament.

3-D printing gives 'cutting-edge' opportunities to WSU business students

Students at John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics at Weber State are learning firsthand how to use 3-D printing technology to bring their creative product ideas to life. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Weber State basketball: Joel Bolomboy named MVP at College All-Star Game

Weber State's Joel Bolomboy was named the MVP of the Reese’s College All-Star Game after posting a double-double to help lead the West All-Stars team to an 89-85 win over the East All-Stars at the game played at NRG Stadium in... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Weber State's Joel Bolomboy leads West to 89-85 win in Reese's All-Star game

Weber State's Joel Bolomboy had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the West to an 89-85 win over the East in the NCAA All-Star game Friday. Read more »

April 1, 2016

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State of Hoops team: Breaking down Utah's best Division 1 college players in 2015-16

A look at the best players from the Utah Division 1 schools for the 2015-16 college basketball season, including player of the year. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Utah college students could pay hundreds more in tuition and fees this fall

Utah's college students could be paying anywhere from $108 to $278 more in tuition next year, with additional increases in student fees at some institutions. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Weber State basketball: Joel Bolomboy selected for the College All-Star Game

Weber State’s Joel Bolomboy has been selected to play in the 2016 Reese’s College All-Star Game this weekend at the Final Four in Houston. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Jakob Poeltl named second-team AP All-American; Bolomboy, Collinsworth on honorable mention

Utah center Jakob Poeltl was named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday afternoon, adding to the list of post-season honors the sophomore has received. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Weber State women’s basketball advances to WBI final with win over USC Upstate

Deeshyra Thomas scored a team-high 20 points, leading the Weber State women’s basketball team past USC Upstate 79-53 in the Women’s Basketball Invitational semifinals on Wednesday at the Dee Events Center. Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Weber State football: Wildcats' spring football underway with strong group of returnees

Weber State's football team begins its second week of spring practice and Year 3 of head coach Jay Hill's reclamation project, with several strong returnees from last year, including 17 returning... Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Weber State basketball: 26 season accomplishments made by this year's team

This season Weber State won the Big Sky regular season title, the Big Sky Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. In honor of WSU's 26 wins this season, here are 26 season... Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Morning links: Actor Rob Lowe recalls distracting Karl Malone; will Utah football win the Pac-12 South?

Lowe recounts bothering former Jazz great during playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers; ESPN writer makes case for Utes' success in 2016; Damian Lillard appears in New York Times on Twitter's... Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Weber State basketball: After highly successful season, Wildcats aim to go dancing again

The Weber State men's basketball season ended with a 71-53 loss to Xavier in Friday's first round of the NCAA Tournament. And though they lose star big man Joel Bolomboy, the Wildcats have set... Read more »

March 19, 2016

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Weber State basketball: Wildcats drop decision to Xavier in NCAA tourney's opening round

A 13-0 first-half run gave Xavier a big lead and Weber State was forced to play catch-up the rest of the night, pulling within seven three times in the second half but the 'Cats didn't get closer... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Weber State notebook: '61-year-old rookie' Klauke gets to call his first NCAA D-I tourney game

Steve Klauke, the longtime play-by-play radio voice for the Salt Lake Bees, has been in the broadcasting business for a long time. But on Friday, he finally got to call the first NCAA Division I... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Weber State/NCAA notes: Highlights from interviews from Thursday's NCAA media sessions in St. Louis

For the first time in a long, long time, Weber State will be an underdog when it takes the court Friday night in its NCAA Tournament matchup with Xavier. WSU head coach Randy Rahe likes being in... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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March Madness: Weber State looking to play the role of David tonight agains Big East Goliath Xavier

Weber State will be a decided underdog when the Wildcats go up against second-seeded Xavier in Friday's first-round matchup of the NCAA Tournament at St. Louis. But WSU coach Randy Rahe says his... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Morning links: Jakob Poeltl, Joel Bolomboy among NCAA Tournament's 68 best players; Kalani Sitake dances

University of Utah, Weber State big men on Yahoo list; BYU football coach does The Robot at Cougars men's basketball game; former Ute Eric Weddle discusses his (lack of) beard at Ravens... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Brad Rock: NCAA tournament: It's all about the politics

Lobbying, ranting, bragging and finger-pointing all fold nicely into basketball and elections. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Weber State basketball: Wildcats set sights on shocking basketball world again

Weber State, which notched a pair of memorable NCAA first-round upsets over Michigan State and North Carolina in the late-1990s, will try to shock the world again when the Wildcats go up against... Read more »

March 15, 2016

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How to watch March Madness: Everything you need to know men's and women's tournaments

A look at the who, what, where, when and how of the college basketball postseason scene Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: A deeper look into Utah's matchup with Fresno State in NCAA tournament

In this week's episode, DeseretNews.com writer Carter Williams takes a deeper look at Utah and its analytical tournament odds, and also chats with Fresno State expert Matthew Kenerly. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Weber State basketball: Wildcats glad to finally put end to Grizzly curse

After losing to Montana five times in the previous six years of the Big Sky Tournament — three times in the finals — Weber State was glad to end the Grizzly curse in last Saturday's... Read more »

March 14, 2016

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Morning links: March Madness predictions and who leaked the bracket?

A look at some of the national conversation after the men's NCAA Tournament bracket was unveiled on Sunday. Read more »

March 14, 2016

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Weber State basketball: Wildcats will take the dance floor Friday vs. Xavier

the 15th-seeded 'Cats (26-8), fresh from winning the Big Sky Conference championship in Reno, know they'll be a huge underdog again after learning on Sunday that they'll face a... Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Bracket breakdown: A look at all 68 teams in the NCAA tournament field

NCAA Tournament capsules for the Big 12, MWC, WAC, WCC, Sun Belt, Ohio Valley and Ivy League. Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Xavier aiming to make more history during the NCAA tournament

Weber State will have its hands full in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Xavier. Sure, the Musketeers exited the Big East Conference tournament earlier than expected, but it's... Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Weber State earns NCAA berth with win over Montana in Big Sky championship game

Weber State maintained a slight lead virtually the whole way to claim the Big Sky title. Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Weber St. beats N. Dakota 83-78 in OT, advances to Big Sky tournament championship

Jeremy Senglin scored nine of his 31 points in overtime and Weber State beat North Dakota 83-78 Friday night in a Big Sky Conference Tournament semifinal. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Weber State basketball: Joel Bolomboy is one of five finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

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

March 11, 2016

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Utah's Jakob Poeltl, Weber State's Joel Bolomboy named finalists for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

The Beehive State duo are among five players still in running for honor given to the nation's best center. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Weber State basketball: Wildcats set to open Big Sky tourney title quest

Weber State has already proven itself as the best men's basketball team in the Big Sky Conference. But for the Wildcats to reach the NCAA tournament, they'll have to do it again when they open play... Read more »

March 10, 2016

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Top-seeded Weber State survives upset bid from Portland State

The Wildcats (24-8) will face the winner of fourth-seeded Idaho State and No. 5 seed North Dakota in a semifinal game on Friday. Read more »

March 10, 2016

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LDS missions and college basketball: A Harvard man, a Cougar and a Tar Heel reflect on their experiences

Harvard's Corbin Miller, BYU's Brooke Romney and North Carolina's Stilman White are among many returned LDS missionaries playing Division I college basketball this season. Read more »

March 9, 2016

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Brad Rock: Rahe keeps racking up wins

When it comes to walking the walk, Weber State basketball coach Randy Rahe is all over it. Read more »

March 8, 2016

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Weber State basketball: Joel Bolomboy named Big Sky MVP

Weber State's Joel Bolomboy has been named the Big Sky Conference MVP and Defensive Player of the Year. Jeremy Senglin was also named to All-Conference First Team, while Kyndahl Hill was named the... Read more »

March 7, 2016

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Big Sky hopes to build its brand by bringing tournaments to Reno

In its quest to build a bigger brand, the Big Sky Conference will play its postseason tournaments at a neutral site this week — Reno. Top-seeded Weber State hopes its fans will come support... Read more »

March 5, 2016

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College basketball: Idaho beats Big Sky leader Weber State, 62-58

Victor Sanders hit a 3-pointer and Perrion Callandret made two free throws in the final 39 seconds to give Idaho a 62-58 victory over Big Sky Conference leader Weber State on Thursday night. Read more »

March 3, 2016

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Bracketology update: Utah seen as a consensus No. 3 seed

On a six-game winning streak, Utah is seen as a No. 3 seed by bracketology experts less than two weeks from Selection Sunday. Also, with its win over Montana, Weber State has taken the inside track... Read more »

March 3, 2016

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Tournament countdown: BYU set, Utah and other local teams fight for seeds

A win or a loss could drastically change the road ahead for local teams. With the exception of BYU, whose regular season is over, local teams have one or two more games to improve their spot in the... Read more »

March 2, 2016

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Best of the West: Utah, California surging in final week of regular season

The Pac-12 Conference tournament picture isn't getting much clearer in the final week of regular-season action — well, other than Arizona dropping out of the regular-season title race. Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

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Scuffle breaks out after Dusty Baker comes up big as Weber State downs Montana

It was Senior Night for Weber State, but sophomore Dusty Baker came up big for the Wildcats as they beat Montana 60-54 on Saturday night. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2016

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Morning links: Jakob Poeltl should be considered for Wooden Award; BYU football coaches go to Jazz game

ESPN writer argues that Utah center should garner votes for Player of the Year; Kalani Sitake and company attend game at Vivint Arena; Weber State basketball teams to wear patches honoring late... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2016

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Weber State basketball: Wildcats tops Montana State 68-60 without Bolomboy

Jeremy Senglin scored 17 points and Kyndahl Hill had 14 of his 16 in the second half to lead Weber State to a 68-60 win over Montana State on Thursday night. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Tournament countdown: Local college basketball conference races tighten as season nears end

The West Coast Conference ends its regular season this week, while Utah and Weber State have opportunities to make a big jump in their respective conference races and UVU can earn the chance to... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2016

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Best of the West: As conference season winds down, 3 conferences remain in dead heat

While some of the conferences in the West appear to be settled, the race for the top seeds in the Pac-12, West Coast and Big Sky conferences remain down to the wire in the final weeks of the... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2016

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Weber State's Joel Bolomboy has bone bruise in left knee, timetable for return uncertain

The diagnosis for Weber State senior Joel Bolomboy's injury came out Monday when coach Randy Rahe announced his star forward has a bone bruise in his left knee. He was injured during the Wildcats'... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2016

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Weber State basketball: Bolomboy injured, Senglin leads Wildcats past Northern Arizona 77-74

Jeremy Senglin scored 22 points and Big Sky Conference leader Weber State, missing double-double machine Joel Bolomboy, edged Northern Arizona 77-74 on Saturday for its 20th victory. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2016

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Morning links: Ken Niumatalolo says 'things weren't meant to be' at BYU; Damian Lillard congratulates Joel Bolomboy

After declining BYU football head coaching job, Midshipmen coach expresses satisfaction about staying at Navy; Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach delivers powerful eulogy after his wife is... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2016

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Joel Bolomboy leads Weber State over Southern Utah 87-83

Joel Bolomboy scored a career-high 34 points with 10 rebounds and Weber State held off Southern Utah 87-83 on Thursday night. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2016

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