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Forget basketball, SUU gymnastics team eying bracket upset in NCAA regionals

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:40am

It has been a record-breaking season for the SUU gymnastics team, which scored its first 197 team score and first individual 10 this season. Now the Thunderbirds are looking for more history at the NCAA regionals as a ranked team.

‘Maybe it’s destiny:’ SUU transfer Hess making most of lone NCAA tourney shot

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 7:43am

When the 16-seeded South Dakota State Jackrabbits hit the court against No. 1 Gonzaga Thursday, AJ Hess will face the team he began his college career playing against in the state he began his collegiate career. All because he took a gamble.

Onwuasor helps lead So. Utah to first win at Big Sky tourney

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 8th - 12:20am

Randy Onwuasor scored a career-best and tournament record 43 points and Southern Utah won its first-ever game in the Big Sky tourney, outlasting Montana State 109-105 in triple overtime.

State of college athletics: An in-depth look at the $154M cost of Utah's athletic programs

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 7th - 9:41am

The cost of college athletics is rising across the country and within public institutions at Utah, regardless of program size. With expenses on the rise comes the importance to spend wisely.

Where did Utah athletes sign on National Signing Day

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Feb 1st - 7:39pm

The state of Utah continues to grow its profile in the amount of athletes playing Division I football. The following is a list of where all the local high school athletes signed Wednesday for National Signing Day.

Bracketology: NCAA hoops committee to give tournament peek

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 24th - 7:10pm

The selection committee for the NCAA men's basketball tournament is getting into the bracketology business and borrowing an idea from the College Football Playoff, hoping it will get more fans thinking about March Madness in February.

How local players fared at Shrine Game, Collegiate Bowl

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 9:06pm

It was all-star weekend for a bevy of college football stars looking to impress NFL scouts at the East-West Shrine Game in Florida and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in California. Former local standouts were no different. Here’s how they did.

Utah has rich history of basketball as game celebrates 125 years

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Dec 25th - 7:01pm

Wednesday marked the 125th anniversary of the invention of basketball. While the game originated in Massachusetts, it has a rich history in the Beehive State.

IUPUI jumps out early, routs Southern Utah 101-81

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 17th - 6:21pm

Matt O'Leary scored 20 points and Darell Combs added 16 as IUPUI routed Southern Utah 101-81 on Saturday night.

Locals in the NFL: Week 14

Adam Cichoski  |  Posted   Dec 13th - 9:14am

Monday night may as well been named "The Utah Bowl" with Eric Weddle being the MVP. Paul Kruger reminds everyone he can still make plays.

Locals in the NFL: Week 13

Adam Cichoski  |  Posted   Dec 5th - 11:11pm

Defense rules this past week as locals' interceptions caused a stir in this week's action.

UNLV holds off Southern Utah 89-81

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 30th - 10:00pm

Dwayne Morgan scored 19 points and had a career-high 14 boards and Jovan Mooring chipped in 16 points to lead UNLV past Southern Utah 89-81 on Wednesday.

Locals in the NFL: Week 12

Adam Cichoski  |  Posted   Nov 29th - 9:11am

Alex Smith comes up clutch, Van Noy is finding his place with the Patriots, and two former Southern Utah players are seeing more playing time.

Tyler, Sharp shine as Southern Utah beats NAU 48-21

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 19th - 7:20pm

Patrick Tyler threw five touchdown passes, tying Southern Utah's single-game record, Mike Sharp became the school's career leader with 29 TD receptions and the Thunderbirds beat Northern Arizona 48-21 on Saturday in the season finale for both teams.

Utah locals in NFL Week 11

Stephen Lindsey  |  Posted   Nov 15th - 4:49pm

A pair of former Utes and current Baltimore Ravens headline this week's performance from Utah's locals in the NFL.

Cosmo, other mascots describe life inside the suit

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Nov 15th - 12:51pm

Ever wondered what it's like to be a mascot? Cosmo and mascot coordinators across the state give us an inside look at life inside the suit.

KJ Hall gives BYU fans glimpse of future with nod to past in win over SUU

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Nov 13th - 9:46pm

Freshman running back KJ Hall made the most of his time Saturday while giving the 59,302 fans at LaVell Edwards Stadium a glimpse of the future with a nod to the past.

BYU clinches Poinsettia Bowl bid with home win over Southern Utah

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Nov 12th - 4:15pm

Taysom Hill completed 22-of-29 passes for 320 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and also ran for 29 yards and a score to help the Cougars clinch their 12th-straight postseason bowl appearance with a 37-7 win over FCS foe Southern Utah.

BYU, Southern Utah prep for inaugural matchup: 5 questions with an SUU beat writer

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Nov 11th - 11:53am

We sat down with Ryan Miller, SUU beat writer for the Spectrum and Daily News in Cedar City, to talk about the Thunderbirds. Listen to the full podcast here.

Poll: Who is your favorite men’s college basketball star that played in Utah?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Nov 11th - 10:00am

Many great players have played college basketball in Utah. For this poll, we’re asking you to pick who is your favorite men's basketball player who played collegiately in Utah.