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Southern changes: staying on top with a new look

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:00am

The defending Big Sky champion Thunderbirds underwent many changes from last season, but the focus is on what SUU has this season.

Big Sky Media Day: WSU and SUU look to build upon stellar 2015 seasons

Mark Douglas,  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 10:32pm

Big Sky Football Media Day kicked off in Park City to herald the upcoming football season for the Weber State Wildcats and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds.

NFL Locals: former Aggies Fackrell, Vigil sign rookie contracts

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 12th - 5:43pm

Former Utah State linebacker Kyler Fackrell signed a rookie contract with the Green Bay Packers, the team announced Thursday, joining former teammate Nick Vigil, who signed with the Bengals on Tuesday.

Where local athletes ended up in the NFL

Josh Furlong and Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:34pm

The 2016 NFL Draft has come to a close and six local football players were drafted to various teams. However, several local athletes also signed a free agency deal following the draft. The following is a where local athletes ended up in the draft or in free agency.

NFL draft picks show joy in myriad ways after big weekend

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:37pm

More than 250 college athletes heard their names called during the three-day, seven-round NFL draft this past weekend. And each one had their own unique response.

2016 NFL Draft Board  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 5:15pm

The 2016 NFL Draft begins Thursday night as college athletes look to make a jump to the highest level of football. Follow along as the first round of the draft kicks off Thursday night.

SUU's Killebrew drafted by Detroit Lions; Sims goes to Titans

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:49pm

Southern Utah's Miles Killebrew was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday by the Detroit Lions. In the fifth round, teammate LeShaun Sims went to the Tennessee Titans.

Southern Utah trio set to make history at NFL Draft

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:46pm

LeShaun Sims is part of a trio of NFL draft prospects from Southern Utah that are likely to feature in this week’s NFL draft in Chicago, which starts Thursday at 6 p.m. MDT and runs through Saturday afternoon.

More than a head of hair, former Davis and SUU star Cowser out to make it in the NFL

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Apr 24th - 10:13pm

Former Southern Utah defensive end James Cowser is one of a dozen local college football players who expect to hear their names called during the NFL draft this week.

Ammon Olsen hopes to follow former BYU, SUU players into NFL

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Mar 30th - 8:34pm

The 6-foot-3, 219-pound Olsen’s Pro Day experience March 25 in Provo was the first of two in-state events he would undergo before April’s NFL Draft. Olsen was also 1 of 9 players from the Thunderbirds’ first Pro Day Wednesday.

Official: SUU hires ex-UNLV interim Simon as head coach

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Mar 22nd - 5:14pm

Southern Utah has hired former UNLV interim head coach Todd Simon as its next basketball coach, the school announced Tuesday afternoon.

Southern Utah fires head basketball coach Nick Robinson

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Mar 9th - 12:57pm

Southern Utah has fired head men's basketball coach Nick Robinson after the Thunderbirds' 85-80 loss to North Dakota in the opening round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament in Reno, Nevada.

North Dakota edges Southern Utah 85-80 in Big Sky 1st round

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Mar 8th - 6:10pm

Quinton Hooker scored 26 of his 30 points in the second half to help No. 5 seed North Dakota hold off 12th-seeded Southern Utah 85-80 on Tuesday in the first round of the Big Sky tournament.

Local players' NFL Draft Combine results for Monday

Dylan Cannon, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 29th - 9:45pm

The NFL Draft Combine ended Monday with defensive backs and safeties being the last groups evaluated. Three players from local schools performed in the evaluations today. Here are their results.

How local players fared at the 2016 NFL Combine

Dylan Cannon, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 28th - 9:56pm

Starting last Friday, football players from colleges across the nation have been performing at the NFL combine trying to boost their draft stock. Numerous players from local colleges have participated. Here's how they've done, so far.

Southern Utah gymnasts stun No. 3 Michigan in home finale

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 10:24pm

Virginia Brownsell totaled a school-record 9.95 on floor to help the No. 23 Southern Utah gymnastics stun No. 3 Michigan on Friday in the Thunderbirds' home finale.

Big Sky commissioner to retire after 20 years at helm

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 8:28pm

Big Sky Conference Commissioner Doug Fullerton will retire after 20 years at the head of the conference, the longtime executive announced Wednesday. Fullerton's retirement will take effect June 30.

Weber State roughs up Southern Utah 77-50

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 30th - 9:30pm

Ryan Richardson scored 17 points, Joel Bolomboy had 12 points and 16 rebounds, and Weber State roughed up Southern Utah 77-50 on Saturday night.

How the locals fared in 2016 Senior Bowl

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jan 30th - 7:09pm

Five former college players with Beehive State ties played in Saturday's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, one of the many postseason showcases for seniors eligible for April's NFL Draft. Here's how they fared.

SUU's Olsen leads Nationals to victory at NFLPA Collegiate Bowl  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:12pm

Former Southern Utah and BYU quarterback Ammon Olsen completed 7 of 13 passes for 71 yards to lead the National team to an 18-17 win over the American squad Saturday in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at StubHub Center in Carson, California.