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FCS Roundup: Brown leads Montana past Dixie State; SUU falls to Sac St.

FCS Roundup: Brown leads Montana past Dixie State; SUU falls to Sac St.

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 10:07 p.m.

Freshman Kris Brown threw for one touchdown and ran for two in his first start and Montana defeat Dixie State 31-14 on Saturday.
FCS roundup: Weisser accounts for 4 TDs as Weber State beats Cal Poly

FCS roundup: Weisser accounts for 4 TDs as Weber State beats Cal Poly

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 10:20 p.m.

Kylan Weisser threw two touchdown passes and added a pair of TD runs to help Weber State beat Cal Poly 38-7 on Saturday night. That, plus updates from Southern Utah and Dixie State.
Southern Utah knocks off Tarleton State with late touchdown

Southern Utah knocks off Tarleton State with late touchdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 18 - 9:52 p.m.

Justin Miller threw four touchdown passes and Karris Davis scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:34 remaining as FCS-member Southern Utah defeated Tarleton State 40-35 on Saturday night.
Local colleges: Nixon's bike kick keeps UVU soccer unbeaten; SUU falls to Arizona St

Local colleges: Nixon's bike kick keeps UVU soccer unbeaten; SUU falls to Arizona St

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Sept. 3 - 12:18 a.m.

Aaron Nixon had two goals and two assists, including a fabulous bicycle kick in the first half, to help Utah Valley to a 5-1 win over Cal State Northridge in the Wolverines' home opener Thursday night at Clyde Field.
Southern Utah's loss to San Jose among 'Week Zero' of college football's return

Southern Utah's loss to San Jose among 'Week Zero' of college football's return

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Aug. 28 - 11:36 p.m.

Southern Utah was part of a limited number of "Week Zero" games that kicked off the 2021 season, complete with fans in the stands and surprising results.
Beehive hoops: SUU inks Todd Simon to extension; BYU-Utah date announced

Beehive hoops: SUU inks Todd Simon to extension; BYU-Utah date announced

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 11 - 12:26 p.m.

Todd Simon took Southern Utah men's basketball where it has never been before during the 2020-21 season.
WAC commissioner Jeff Hurd to step down in December

WAC commissioner Jeff Hurd to step down in December

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 7 - 11:51 a.m.

After 37 years with the conference, including the past decade as commissioner, Jeff Hurd will step down as commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference in December, the league announced Wednesday morning.
How Utah leaders in college athletics responded to the Supreme Court's ruling on NCAA amateurism

How Utah leaders in college athletics responded to the Supreme Court's ruling on NCAA amateurism

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 5:18 p.m.

You've read what the Supreme Court said about the NCAA and its ruling on amateurism. Here's what local college athletic directors and administrators said about Monday's notice.
Big Sky Conference announces streaming partnership with ESPN+

Big Sky Conference announces streaming partnership with ESPN+

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted June 9 - 10:32 a.m.

The Big Sky Conference is joining the "Worldwide Leader of Sports."
5 Utah players in NBA draft's early entry candidates include pair of 7-footers, nation's top rebounder

5 Utah players in NBA draft's early entry candidates include pair of 7-footers, nation's top rebounder

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 2 - 7:52 a.m.

According to the NBA, 353 players have met the early-entry deadline to declare for the draft, including 296 college players like Utah State's Neemias Queta and Justin Bean; BYU's Matt Haarms; Utah Valley's Fardaws Aimaq; and Southern Utah's John Knight III.
EWU QB Barriere, SUU's Kaho'ohanohano-Davis highlight AP FCS All-America team

EWU QB Barriere, SUU's Kaho'ohanohano-Davis highlight AP FCS All-America team

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Updated May 12 - 12:06 p.m.

Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere, Sacred Heart running back Julius Chestnut and VMI receiver Jakob Herres are among the Walter Payton Award finalists highlighting The Associated Press FCS All-America team released Wednesday.
Utes make first NCAA golf regional since 1992; Golfers from BYU, UVU, SUU join them

Utes make first NCAA golf regional since 1992; Golfers from BYU, UVU, SUU join them

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 5 - 1:45 p.m.

For the first time since 1992, the University of Utah men's golf team will represent in full at the NCAA regional meet.
McMillan shines as Weber State claims come back 19-16 win over Southern Utah

McMillan shines as Weber State claims come back 19-16 win over Southern Utah

Carra McManamon, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 3 - 9:07 p.m.

The Weber State football team knows they'll get every opponent's best shot when they play. It's what happens when your team is currently ranked No. 3 in the nation. Saturday was no different.
Big Sky heartbreak: Top-seeded Southern Utah falls in semifinals

Big Sky heartbreak: Top-seeded Southern Utah falls in semifinals

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted March 12 - 7:35 p.m.

It's been 20 years since Southern Utah last made an NCAA Tournament — it'll be at least 21.
Big Sky Tournament: Top-seeded SUU rolls into semis; Weber State rally comes up short

Big Sky Tournament: Top-seeded SUU rolls into semis; Weber State rally comes up short

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated March 11 - 11:29 p.m.

Southern Utah didn't score a field goal in the final 6:55 on Thursday. Seems bad, right? The Thunderbirds will take the end result.
Southern Utah men's basketball wins first conference title since 2001

Southern Utah men's basketball wins first conference title since 2001

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted March 6 - 4:16 p.m.

Nearly five years after taking over the program, Simon and his Thunderbirds won the Big Sky regular-season championship.
'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  |  Updated Feb. 27 - 7:16 p.m.

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.
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. 26 - 8:55 p.m.

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.
FCS Signing Day: Transfers from UNLV, Tennessee headline Weber State's 9-man new additions

FCS Signing Day: Transfers from UNLV, Tennessee headline Weber State's 9-man new additions

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 6:23 p.m.

Grimes and Allen joined the program as mid-year enrollees, but rather than preparing for spring practices, the duo are working out as the rest of the team prepares for the six-game, Big Sky season that kicks off Feb. 27 at Idaho State.
College football is back as Utah's 3 FCS schools — Weber State, Southern Utah, Dixie State — prepare for unique spring season

College football is back as Utah's 3 FCS schools — Weber State, Southern Utah, Dixie State — prepare for unique spring season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 29 - 8:32 p.m.

Twenty days after Alabama's win over Ohio State capped the traditional college football season played amid a pandemic, Utah's three FCS schools finally got back on the practice field in preparation for the Feb. 27 season opener.
After 'great weekend' in local college basketball, 3 teams closing in on NCAA Tournament bids

After 'great weekend' in local college basketball, 3 teams closing in on NCAA Tournament bids

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 5:03 p.m.

It started Thursday night with BYU's win over Saint Mary's, the Cougars' first road win over their West Coast Conference rivals since the Gaels' home arena was still called McKeon Pavilion back in 2014 and continued through Utah State's two-game sweep of San Diego State in Logan.
Even without BYU or Utah, WAC's roots in Beehive State run deep — as Dixie, UVU and now SUU will show

Even without BYU or Utah, WAC's roots in Beehive State run deep — as Dixie, UVU and now SUU will show

Sean Walker and Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 15 - 7:01 a.m.

The presence of the Beehive State was felt when the Western Athletic Conference was founded 58 years ago. Nearly six decades later those roots in the Beehive State run deeper than ever.
After 10-year hiatus, WAC football returning with SUU, Dixie leading the charge

After 10-year hiatus, WAC football returning with SUU, Dixie leading the charge

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 14 - 12:56 p.m.

WAC commissioner Jeff Hurd made the announcement at NRG Stadium in Houston, where he formally unveiled four Texas schools — Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin — as well as Southern Utah, which will join the conference on July 1, 2022.
SUU's state-best start isn't a flash in the pan — it's been years in the making

SUU's state-best start isn't a flash in the pan — it's been years in the making

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 13 - 3:54 p.m.

The first thing you may notice when you look at the Southern Utah basketball team are the shorts. Suffice it to say that John Knight III and Harrison Butler's style choices would make John Stockton proud. The second? The Thunderbirds are winning a lot of games.
Reports: SUU, Dixie State set to join revamped WAC football in 2022

Reports: SUU, Dixie State set to join revamped WAC football in 2022

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 6 - 12:59 p.m.

The Western Athletic Conference plans to announce the formation of a revitalized league that will play in the Football Championship Subdivision on Jan. 14 in Houston, as first reported by Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel.
COVID-19 puts SUU's men's and women's basketball programs on pause

COVID-19 puts SUU's men's and women's basketball programs on pause

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 30 - 1:20 p.m.

Southern Utah University's men's and women's basketball seasons are now on pause due to COVID-19 within their respective programs, the university announced this week.
Southern Utah goes up against American Indian College

Southern Utah goes up against American Indian College

Automated Insights, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 18 - 4:30 a.m.

American Indian College vs. Southern Utah (5-1)
Southern Utah rallies twice to hand Dixie State its first loss in D-I era, 85-78

Southern Utah rallies twice to hand Dixie State its first loss in D-I era, 85-78

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 17 - 10:09 p.m.

John Knight III had a game-high 22 points and five assists, and Aanen Moody added 15 points on five 3-pointers to help Southern Utah hand Dixie State its first loss of the season, 85-78 in front of a limited-capacity crowd at the America First Event Center in Cedar City.
Weber State's early signing class includes all-time prep receiver from Corner Canyon

Weber State's early signing class includes all-time prep receiver from Corner Canyon

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 16 - 5:33 p.m.

Corner Canyon wide receiver Noah Kjar, the state's career leader in receptions who ranks second all-time in receiving yards for a season and career, was one of three incoming freshman signed by seventh-year coach Jay Hill on Wednesday.
Jones' career-high 33 leads Southern Utah past Utah Valley 81-71

Jones' career-high 33 leads Southern Utah past Utah Valley 81-71

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Dec. 9 - 11:12 p.m.

Tevian Jones had a career-high 33 points as Southern Utah topped Utah Valley 81-71 on Wednesday night at the UCCU Center.
Southern Utah 'seriously considering' invitation to join the WAC, but other schools also targeted for football revival

Southern Utah 'seriously considering' invitation to join the WAC, but other schools also targeted for football revival

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 9 - 1:30 p.m.

Southern Utah University released a significant update Tuesday in its long-rumored courtship with the Western Athletic Conference, an update that could dramatically change the state of college athletics in Cedar City, as well as the Beehive State.
Spring football is coming: Big Sky announces 6-game spring schedule

Spring football is coming: Big Sky announces 6-game spring schedule

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 4 - 11:25 a.m.

Weber State will be the league favorite when things kick off in February.
Locals in the NFL: Utes' Zack Moss grabs first touchdown for Bills; Jaylon Johnson experiences highs, lows of Bears debut

Locals in the NFL: Utes' Zack Moss grabs first touchdown for Bills; Jaylon Johnson experiences highs, lows of Bears debut

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 9:31 p.m.

Moss ran for 11 yards on nine carries, but also caught three passes for 16 yards — including his first career touchdown — in the Bills' 27-17 win Sunday over the New York Jets in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season.
After 'fighting like hell,' Big Sky, WAC, WCC fall sports yield to COVID-19 pandemic

After 'fighting like hell,' Big Sky, WAC, WCC fall sports yield to COVID-19 pandemic

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 13 - 2:56 p.m.

In near-concurrent announcements Thursday morning, the Big Sky, Western Athletic and West Coast conferences suspended the fall sports calendar, pushing sports like women's soccer, volleyball and cross-country to the the 2021 calendar year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Weber State, SUU football put on hold as Big Sky postpones fall season to spring

Weber State, SUU football put on hold as Big Sky postpones fall season to spring

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 10:06 a.m.

There will be no football at Weber State or SUU this fall, as Big Sky Conference presidents voted to move the season to spring, conference officials announced Friday morning.
Southern Utah eliminates men's and women's tennis programs

Southern Utah eliminates men's and women's tennis programs

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 10:50 a.m.

The Thunderbirds announced the elimination of the men’s and women’s tennis programs Tuesday, effective immediately.
NCAA approves plan for 6-week runway to 2020 college football season

NCAA approves plan for 6-week runway to 2020 college football season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 17 - 9:13 p.m.

The NCAA’s Division I council announced Wednesday the approval of a model for a modified preseason that will allow teams a six-week runway to the 2020 season, which begins for most schools on Saturday, Sept. 5.
Where local athletes signed after the 2020 NFL Draft

Where local athletes signed after the 2020 NFL Draft

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated April 25 - 8:31 p.m.

All deals have been confirmed by KSL.com, unless otherwise noted. Check back regularly as we update the list of new locals in the NFL.
BYU, Utah Valley sign local hoopsters Hall, McCord on signing day (+Transfer Tracker)

BYU, Utah Valley sign local hoopsters Hall, McCord on signing day (+Transfer Tracker)

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 15 - 9:35 p.m.

For several local athletes, the day signaled a new beginning, the first day of the NCAA’s spring signing period that runs through Aug. 1.
Suspended or canceled? The status of every Utah Division I football program in spring

Suspended or canceled? The status of every Utah Division I football program in spring

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 22 - 2:18 p.m.

Here’s where spring football stands at each Division I university in Utah, including the Beehive State’s newest member of the ranks in St. George.
All in-season sports, from Pac-12 to Mountain West to WAC to BYU put on hold for spring season

All in-season sports, from Pac-12 to Mountain West to WAC to BYU put on hold for spring season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated March 12 - 3:52 p.m.

As sports leagues around the United States put themselves on hiatus over concerns surrounding COVID-19, the athletic departments of Utah’s universities are making their own accommodations to help combat the spread of the disease.
Oluyitan scores 24 to carry Southern Utah over Portland State 85-57

Oluyitan scores 24 to carry Southern Utah over Portland State 85-57

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 8 - 5:31 p.m.

Cameron Oluyitan hit 4 of 5 3-pointers and scored 24 points and Southern Utah routed Portland State 85-57 on Saturday.
2020 Recruiting Central

2020 Recruiting Central

KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 5 - 10:23 a.m.

Your go-to headquarters for all things recruiting news on the NCAA's early-signing day.
Harding leads Weber State past Southern Utah 75-65

Harding leads Weber State past Southern Utah 75-65

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 30 - 10:34 p.m.

Jerrick Harding scored 27 points and Cody John 22 on 7-of-9 shooting and Weber State beat Southern Utah 75-65 on Thursday.
Oluyitan leads balanced Southern Utah rout of Idaho, 73-45

Oluyitan leads balanced Southern Utah rout of Idaho, 73-45

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 10:06 p.m.

Cameron Oluyitan scored 15 points and led four players into double figure scoring as Southern Utah walloped Idaho, 73-45 in a Big Sky Conference battle Monday night.
Peatling propels Eastern Washington past Southern Utah in OT

Peatling propels Eastern Washington past Southern Utah in OT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 9:00 p.m.

Dwayne Morgan's layup 15 seconds in gave the Thunderbirds (11-7, 4-3) their only lead in overtime. Peatling followed with a pair of layups and the Eagles led the rest of the way.
Locals in the NFL Playoffs: Chiefs' first trip to Super Bowl in 50 years a tribute to Andy Reid

Locals in the NFL Playoffs: Chiefs' first trip to Super Bowl in 50 years a tribute to Andy Reid

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 19 - 8:33 p.m.

Patrick Mahomes threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns for the Chiefs. But Sunday's AFC title and Lamar Hunt Trophy is dedicated to Andy Reid, who shed a stigma and 50 years of community heartbreak with a Super Bowl bid.
Marin lifts Southern Utah past Sacramento State 74-49

Marin lifts Southern Utah past Sacramento State 74-49

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 5:10 p.m.

Cameron Oluyitan scored 19 points and Southern Utah romped past Sacramento State 74-49 on Saturday.
Locals in the NFL Playoffs: BYU's Daniel Sorensen, Fred Warner lead Chiefs, Niners to divisional-round wins

Locals in the NFL Playoffs: BYU's Daniel Sorensen, Fred Warner lead Chiefs, Niners to divisional-round wins

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 12 - 9:38 p.m.

Sorensen tied the game-high with eight tackles, including a pivotal fourth-down stop, and added another tackle and forced fumble on special teams to help the Chiefs rally from 24-0 down for a 51-31 win Sunday.
Oluyitan leads Southern Utah past Idaho State 71-55

Oluyitan leads Southern Utah past Idaho State 71-55

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 9 - 10:04 p.m.

Cameron Oluyitan scored 20 points and John Knight III scored 15 off the bench and Southern Utah beat Idaho State 71-55 on Thursday.
Fausett lifts Southern Utah past Montana State 59-53

Fausett lifts Southern Utah past Montana State 59-53

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 4 - 5:59 p.m.

Maizen Fausett had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead Southern Utah to a 59-53 win over Montana State on Saturday.
Locals in the NFL: Taysom Hill is going for everyone's job and Fred Warner scores first TD

Locals in the NFL: Taysom Hill is going for everyone's job and Fred Warner scores first TD

Ryan Miller and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 22 - 11:21 p.m.

Taysom Hill did everything on Sunday and Fred Warner scored his first career NFL touchdown.
Oluyitan hits 6 3s and Southern Utah tops Long Beach St. 84-63

Oluyitan hits 6 3s and Southern Utah tops Long Beach St. 84-63

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 20 - 2:04 a.m.

Cameron Oluyitan scored a career-high 27 points, shooting 6-for-8 from behind the 3-point arc and Southern Utah rolled past Long Beach State 84-63 on Thursday night.
Knight leads Southern Utah to 62-61 win over UC Santa Barbara

Knight leads Southern Utah to 62-61 win over UC Santa Barbara

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 14 - 4:38 p.m.

John Knight III completed a three-point play in the final minute to give Southern Utah enough cushion to hold off UC Santa Barbara 62-61 on Saturday afternoon.
Knight’s bucket lifts Southern Utah over Utah Valley 73-72

Knight’s bucket lifts Southern Utah over Utah Valley 73-72

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 4:26 p.m.

John Knight III made a layup with 8 seconds left in the game and Southern Utah rallied last in a 73-72 victory over Utah Valley on Saturday.
Dortch carries Loyola Marymount past S. Utah 61-51

Dortch carries Loyola Marymount past S. Utah 61-51

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 1 - 5:02 p.m.

Parker Dortch came off the bench to score 17 points, leading Loyola Marymount to a 61-51 victory over Southern Utah on Sunday.
Hoppo carries Southern Utah in career day over West Coast Baptist 126-40

Hoppo carries Southern Utah in career day over West Coast Baptist 126-40

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 4:48 p.m.

Jarryd Hoppo had 25 points as Southern Utah easily defeated West Coast Baptist 126-40 on Friday.
Southern Utah falls at East Tennessee State in 'Maui' finale 70-58

Southern Utah falls at East Tennessee State in 'Maui' finale 70-58

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 5:21 p.m.

Lucas N'Guessan had 18 points as East Tennessee State defeated Southern Utah 70-58 on Sunday.
North Dakota surges past Southern Utah, 36-18

North Dakota surges past Southern Utah, 36-18

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 5:25 p.m.

Nate Ketteringham threw for two touchdowns, Luke Skokna ran for two scores, and North Dakota defeated Southern Utah 36-18 on Saturday.