Sean Walker

Salt Lake Bees push back season to early May in conjunction with Triple-A baseball

Salt Lake Bees push back season to early May in conjunction with Triple-A baseball

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 3rd - 11:09pm

Opening day for the Salt Lake Bees' first season following the the coronavirus pandemic will have to wait another month.
5A basketball quarterfinals: Lehi's Gonsalves unlocks Bonneville for semifinal berth

5A basketball quarterfinals: Lehi's Gonsalves unlocks Bonneville for semifinal berth

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 3rd - 9:47pm

The Dixie State-bound senior from Lehi scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, to help the third-seeded Pioneers top Bonneville, 56-35, and advance to the 5A state semifinals, where they will face Olympus at Salt Lake Community College.
In the unlikeliest of seasons, BYU basketball finished a 24-game schedule. And the Cougars aren't done yet

In the unlikeliest of seasons, BYU basketball finished a 24-game schedule. And the Cougars aren't done yet

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 3rd - 9:25pm

In a season unlike any other, BYU basketball is on the verge of doing something that has become remarkably similar: win 20 games, and put itself in a position for the NCAA Tournament.
Zach Wilson's predraft hype more than latest flash, thanks largely to these BYU teammates

Zach Wilson's predraft hype more than latest flash, thanks largely to these BYU teammates

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 3rd - 10:02am

Wilson wasn't the only star of 2020 — which is why BYU offensive tackle Brady Christensen and wide receiver Dax Milne, among others, are also departing BYU early for the NFL draft.
6A basketball quarterfinals: Ika's season high helps Lone Peak girls hold off Syracuse for semifinal berth

6A basketball quarterfinals: Ika's season high helps Lone Peak girls hold off Syracuse for semifinal berth

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 2nd - 9:32pm

Makeili "Kena" Ika poured in a season-high 19 points, and Lone Peak held off a late charge to down Syracuse 59-46 Tuesday night and advance to the semifinals of the Class 6A state basketball tournament.
Matt Haarms named Defensive POY as BYU basketball takes 4 West Coast Conference honors

Matt Haarms named Defensive POY as BYU basketball takes 4 West Coast Conference honors

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 2nd - 5:53pm

Matt Haarms left a mark on BYU basketball in his lone season in Provo. The Purdue transfer also left a mark on the West Coast Conference, when he was named Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday.
BYU's Gonzales, Coach Judkins take top honors in WCC's end-of-year awards

BYU's Gonzales, Coach Judkins take top honors in WCC's end-of-year awards

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 2nd - 2:00pm

BYU guard Shaylee Gonzales was named West Coast Conference co-player of the year, and head coach Jeff Judkins took coach of the year honors for the second time in his WCC career.
As BYU opens spring camp, here's why 'Super Seniors' like Uriah Leiataua returned for an extra season

As BYU opens spring camp, here's why 'Super Seniors' like Uriah Leiataua returned for an extra season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 2nd - 9:33am

When the NCAA granted a blanket waiver on behalf of the pandemic to all seniors to return for another free year of eligibility, it simply expedited Leiataua's plan to return for another 2021 season. Now he wants to make the most of it.
Weber State jumps to No. 2 in latest FCS top 25, highest ranking in program history

Weber State jumps to No. 2 in latest FCS top 25, highest ranking in program history

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 1st - 11:47am

Just one week into a one-of-a-kind spring football season, Weber State is already making history.
BYU nods to past with new navy, royal helmets; adds Ole Miss, Dixie State to future schedules

BYU nods to past with new navy, royal helmets; adds Ole Miss, Dixie State to future schedules

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 1st - 10:23am

BYU football is going new school with a nod to old school via a pair of new helmet designs for the 2021 season.
ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 1st - 7:00am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.
Another double-double from Justin Bean helps Utah State sweep Nevada

Another double-double from Justin Bean helps Utah State sweep Nevada

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 28th - 8:09pm

Nevada knew it could eventually score on Utah State as it entered the penultimate week of the regular season with a trip to Cache Valley.
Senior trio, Knell rally BYU basketball to end regular season with home win over Saint Mary's

Senior trio, Knell rally BYU basketball to end regular season with home win over Saint Mary's

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 27th - 11:20pm

The senior trio combined to shoot 4 of 5 to open the second half, and Trevin Knell had a team-high 15 points and four rebounds to help BYU pull away from West Coast Conference rival Saint Mary's 65-51 in the regular-season finale Saturday night in the Marriott Center.
'They came out ready to go': Dixie State stuns No. 22 Tarleton to open Division I FCS era

'They came out ready to go': Dixie State stuns No. 22 Tarleton to open Division I FCS era

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 27th - 7:16pm

Former BYU quarterback Kody Wilstead threw for 350 yards and a touchdown, and ran for another score as Dixie State opened their Division I account with an upset win over the Texans.
'He had such a large heart': Utah Valley honors late, beloved University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley coach Lew Hill

'He had such a large heart': Utah Valley honors late, beloved University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley coach Lew Hill

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 27th - 8:35am

Everybody has a Lew Hill story, including Mark Madsen, whose Utah Valley team held off a late comeback bid by UTRGV 78-74 Friday during an emotional evening in the UCCU Center.
Utah State holds off Nevada comeback for much-needed win

Utah State holds off Nevada comeback for much-needed win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 10:34pm

Justin Bean had 19 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals, and Neemias Queta added 16 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks as Utah State held on for win over the Wolf Pack, 75-72 Friday night to keep pace with the top three in the Mountain West Conference.
4 questions as Utah's 3 FCS schools open the spring football season Saturday

4 questions as Utah's 3 FCS schools open the spring football season Saturday

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:55pm

Weber State, Southern Utah and newly promoted Dixie State will all take part in the Football Championship Subdivision's spring season beginning this weekend, with the Big Sky (and FCS independent newcomers in St. George) joining other leagues in the truncated spring season.
BYU committee on race and diversity releases 26 recommendations to help 'root out racism'

BYU committee on race and diversity releases 26 recommendations to help 'root out racism'

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:32pm

The 26 recommendations are categorized under three headings related to improving the experience of Black, Indigenous and People of Color at BYU.
BYU freshman Caleb Lohner finding his stride when Cougars need him most

BYU freshman Caleb Lohner finding his stride when Cougars need him most

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 11:06am

Over the past six games, Lohner has been among the Cougars' best players, averaging 12.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game to help BYU round into form during the most important stretch of the college basketball season.
QB battle the headliner, but BYU football has plenty of holes to fill as spring camp opens Monday

QB battle the headliner, but BYU football has plenty of holes to fill as spring camp opens Monday

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 7:58am

The Cougars return the least amount of production nationally, according to metrics compiled by ESPN's Bill Connelly, and face plenty of position battles that will stretch from the spring to the fall.
'Alex is gnarly': Big dunk from Lohner, career night from Barcello lead BYU to 3rd straight win

'Alex is gnarly': Big dunk from Lohner, career night from Barcello lead BYU to 3rd straight win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 25th - 10:32pm

Come for Caleb Lohner's dunks. Stay for Alex Barcello's threes — and a three-game winning streak.
Entering final week at home, BYU's senior class of Barcello, Averette, Haarms hope season is far from over

Entering final week at home, BYU's senior class of Barcello, Averette, Haarms hope season is far from over

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 25th - 10:31am

In many ways, Alex Barcello, Brandon Averette and Matt Haarms have excelled at BYU. And they've played basketball well enough, too.
Here are the details of Utah State's recently formalized extension with Craig Smith through 2026

Here are the details of Utah State's recently formalized extension with Craig Smith through 2026

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 24th - 10:17pm

Utah State has its men's basketball coach through the 2025-26 season. Here's what you need to know about Craig Smith's new deal.
2A basketball: Layton Christian holds off Enterprise for 3rd state title in 5 years

2A basketball: Layton Christian holds off Enterprise for 3rd state title in 5 years

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 24th - 9:43pm

Jerheim Elder had 19 points, including three 3-pointers and the Eagles built up a 36-15 halftime lead before holding off Enterprise, 60-53 for their third Class 2A state title in five years at the Sevier ValleyCenter in Richfield.
BYU cross country sweeps WCC team titles for 3rd straight year

BYU cross country sweeps WCC team titles for 3rd straight year

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 24th - 7:27pm

For the sixth consecutive season, the BYU men's cross country team clinched a West Coast Conference title. For the third-straight year, the women's team is joining them.