Mar 22, 2019 8:15 pm MDTRandy Hollis: Meltdown or beatdown? Moving forward, maybe it doesn't matter in the NCAA Tournament Auburn barely outlasted its first-round opponent in the NCAA Tournament, coming away with a tense, emotional one-point win, while Kansas won its tourney opener by a whopping 34 points. So who's got the advantage when these two teams tangle Saturday?
Randy Hollis is a member of the Deseret News Vis-Ed team, primarily working on copy editing and page layout/design for the sports department. He also writes a weekly sports column which typically runs each Sunday. He came to the Deseret News in August 2007 following a 34-year career as a sports writer/editor and columnist at the Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden, Utah, where he spent two-plus years as a member of their universal copy desk. Randy attended Weber State on an academic scholarship and graduated from Weber State in 1974 with a Bachelor's degree in Communications, with an emphasis in journalism. He received invaluable practical experience while working for Weber State's school newspaper, The Signpost, for four years while pursuing his college education. A California native, Randy has lived in Roy, Utah, for more than 50 years and is the proud father of four talented, beautiful daughters (fortunately, they look like their mom). He and his wife, Susan, are both graduates of Roy High School and Weber State. All four of his daughters also graduated from Roy High, and three of them graduated from Weber State as well. Before his knees went bad, he enjoyed playing slow pitch softball and church basketball for many years. Nowadays, his hobbies include Fantasy Football, Rotisserie League Baseball and playing golf -- very badly. He is also a licensed residential real estate appraiser and runs a small business, Hollis Industrial Supply, which was founded by his father in the 1960s.
Dec 22, 2018 4:59 pm MSTRandy Hollis: Ron Abegglen guided the Weber State Wildcats to their 2 greatest triumphs Former Weber State basketball coach Ron Abegglen, who passed away Wednesday at age 81, should always be remembered as the feisty little guy who guided the Wildcats to their two greatest NCAA Tournament victories in the program's history.
Aug 4, 2018 8:49 pm MDTRandy Hollis: Roy High's Ted Smith was something special as a coach, and even more so as a person Former Roy High basketball coach Ted Smith was truly something to behold on the sidelines — an intense, ferocious competitor who knew every nuance of the game. As a person, though, he was even more impressive — and simply someone very special.