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Dennis Pitta, Eric Weddle bright spots among locals in NFL Week 2

Stephen Lindsey  |  Posted  Sep 19th - 2:52pm

In an otherwise forgettable week for Cougar faithful, Ravens' tight end Dennis PItta proved vital in a Baltimore comeback on Sunday against Cleveland, while former Ute Steve Smith reached 10th all-time in career receiving yards.

Williams, defense leads Utah to 24-0 win over Southern Utah

Kareem Copeland, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:42pm

Troy Williams threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns as Utah opened the season with a 24-0 victory over Southern Utah on Thursday evening.

KSL Pick'em: College football week 1 staff selections

Robert Jackson  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:45am

This week, along with Utah vs. Southern Utah, Utah State vs. Weber State and BYU vs. Arizona, we'll be picking the Rocky Mountain Showdown between Colorado and Colorado State along with a top 15 ACC/SEC matchup between No. 4 Florida State and No. 11 Ole Miss.

Southern Utah eager for Goliath-sized matchup at Utah

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:36pm

It would be easy for Utah to look past Southern Utah in the home opener Thursday at Rice-Eccles Stadium, especially with the rivalry game against BYU just a week later. But that would be a mistake.

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. 2016 College Football Preview Magazine  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:00am

To preview the upcoming season, we've put together a College Football Preview Magazine, detailing some of the storylines coming into fall camp and the season. Click on the widget below to begin reading the magazine.

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.

List of NFL cuts — Utah players

Adam Cichoski  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 10:25pm

Hopefully your favorite player isn't on this list.