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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 Jun 2nd - 7:52am

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.
Aggies add former Utah commit Norbert Thelissen in Odom's first year

Aggies add former Utah commit Norbert Thelissen in Odom's first year

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 1st - 12:55pm

A member of the Dutch national team, Thelissen is the second player from the University of Utah to move north to Logan, joining former Ute point guard Rylan Jones.
Here's every Utah collegian that qualified for NCAA outdoor track and field championships

Here's every Utah collegian that qualified for NCAA outdoor track and field championships

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 30th - 5:44pm

BYU qualified 24 bids from 69 entries at the NCAA west regional, the most regional bids in the country, while athletes from Utah State and Weber State also made their mark in qualifying rounds.
Utes' Rylan Jones returns home, transfers to Utah State

Utes' Rylan Jones returns home, transfers to Utah State

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 28th - 1:01pm

Utah sophomore Rylan Jones has entered the transfer portal, as first reported by Verbal Commits, and is on his way to in-state rival Utah State, as first reported by 1280 The Zone's Jake Hatch and the Aggies' student newspaper Friday afternoon.
Basketball with a side of ranch: Just how former Aggie Jaycee Carroll likes it

Basketball with a side of ranch: Just how former Aggie Jaycee Carroll likes it

Tom Ripplinger, KSL.com Contributor  |  Updated May 4th - 7:01pm

Jaycee Carroll, the pure-scoring shooting guard that left his mark on the Utah State University basketball program, gives the same hard work and sweat-filled days to his ranch that he gave to the 10,270 raucous Aggie fans on winter nights at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Utah State's Jordan Love in headlines as drama around Aaron Rodgers, Packers plays out before NFL draft

Utah State's Jordan Love in headlines as drama around Aaron Rodgers, Packers plays out before NFL draft

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 29th - 9:27pm

This probably wasn't how former Utah State quarterback Jordan Love hoped to see his name trend on Twitter.
Marco Anthony becomes 2nd Utah State transfer to follow Craig Smith to Utah

Marco Anthony becomes 2nd Utah State transfer to follow Craig Smith to Utah

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 20th - 1:42pm

Anthony, whose collegiate career began at Virginia, joins former Aggie teammate Rollie Worster on the Hill.
Transfer Roundup: Utes' Jantunen opts for pro path; Aggies add UMBC freshman Eytle-Rock

Transfer Roundup: Utes' Jantunen opts for pro path; Aggies add UMBC freshman Eytle-Rock

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 19th - 5:23pm

Utah's Mikael Jantunen is turning pro, Utah State earned a commitment from UMBC guard R.J. Eytle-Rock, and former Mountain View star Tahlia White is moving up University Parkway to UVU.
Why former Utah State guard Rollie Worster wasted little time committing to Utah

Why former Utah State guard Rollie Worster wasted little time committing to Utah

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 15th - 2:18pm

Former Aggie point guard Rollie Worster is headed to the Utes. The most surprising thing about that decision is how long it took.
2 weeks after coach leaves for SLC, Utah State's Rollie Worster enters transfer portal

2 weeks after coach leaves for SLC, Utah State's Rollie Worster enters transfer portal

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 8th - 9:03pm

Rollie Worster's time at Utah State has apparently come to a close.
New Utah State coach Ryan Odom envisions Utah State as a top 25 program 'year in and year out'

New Utah State coach Ryan Odom envisions Utah State as a top 25 program 'year in and year out'

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 7th - 5:03pm

At first glance, new Utah State men's basketball coach Ryan Odom doesn't appear to have any connections to the state he now calls home. But you should look a bit closer.
Utah State names UMBC's Ryan Odom as new men's basketball coach

Utah State names UMBC's Ryan Odom as new men's basketball coach

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 5th - 2:46pm

Ryan Odom coached the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history. Utah State athletic director John Hartwell is hoping he can deliver similar magic with the Aggies.
Neemias Queta opts for NBA draft, foregoing senior season at Utah State

Neemias Queta opts for NBA draft, foregoing senior season at Utah State

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 29th - 4:47pm

What was largely expected has become official: Neemias Queta's time at Utah State has come to an end.
If Friday was Neemias Queta's final game at Utah State, he showed in what ways he's ready for the NBA

If Friday was Neemias Queta's final game at Utah State, he showed in what ways he's ready for the NBA

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:45pm

Neemias Queta has been a projected NBA draft pick since he burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2018-19, when he averaged 11.8 points and 8.9 rebounds en route to earning Mountain West freshman and defensive player of the year honors. And he's only gotten better.
Turnovers doom Utah State in NCAA Tournament loss to Texas Tech

Turnovers doom Utah State in NCAA Tournament loss to Texas Tech

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 19th - 3:34pm

Mac McClung had 16 points and three rebounds, and Texas Tech scored 22 points off 28 turnovers to help the Red Raiders ease past Utah State 65-53 Friday at Simon Skojdt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana.
Board games, bubbles and broken elevators: How BYU, Utah State navigate downtime at the NCAA Tournament

Board games, bubbles and broken elevators: How BYU, Utah State navigate downtime at the NCAA Tournament

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 18th - 10:59pm

This year's NCAA Tournament is unlike any other, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And then there's the basketball, too.
Craig Smith's great Aggie turnaround could lead to big opportunities soon, ex-boss says

Craig Smith's great Aggie turnaround could lead to big opportunities soon, ex-boss says

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 17th - 8:16pm

Smith could be a high-major coach anywhere — maybe even at nearby Utah or his birthplace of Minnesota — or he could stick around Logan and turn Utah State into a destination, his former boss Tim Miles told the Associated Press.
Tears shed, excitement heightened as Utah State earns NCAA Tournament bid for 3rd straight year

Tears shed, excitement heightened as Utah State earns NCAA Tournament bid for 3rd straight year

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 14th - 5:52pm

The Aggies are scheduled to open the tournament as a No. 11 seed against sixth-seeded Texas Tech.
Does Utah State's title game loss to No. 19 San Diego State make Mountain West a 1-bid league?

Does Utah State's title game loss to No. 19 San Diego State make Mountain West a 1-bid league?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 14th - 7:15am

Craig Smith shrugged at the question, saying he hadn't even thought of it all week, and could anyone blame him?
3rd time's not so charmed: Utah State falls to San Diego State in 3rd straight Mountain West Tournament final

3rd time's not so charmed: Utah State falls to San Diego State in 3rd straight Mountain West Tournament final

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 13th - 7:56pm

Mitchell had 14 points and four rebounds, and San Diego State held the Aggies to 40% shooting to win their third game in three days and upend the two-time defending Mountain West Tournament champions, 68-57 in Las Vegas.
Utah State, San Diego State take 'championship DNA' into Mountain West title game

Utah State, San Diego State take 'championship DNA' into Mountain West title game

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 13th - 9:37am

Top-seeded San Diego State awaits Utah State in the championship game of the Mountain West Tournament (4 p.m. MT, CBS), much like the Aztecs have waited — and been beaten — each of the past two seasons.
Queta on full display as Utah State beats Colorado State to pull into Mountain West final

Queta on full display as Utah State beats Colorado State to pull into Mountain West final

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 13th - 1:39am

Queta had 18 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocked shots, and Justin Bean added 13 points and 10 rebounds to help Utah State pull past Colorado State, 62-50 late Friday night and advance to their third consecutive Mountain West Tournament championship game at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Utah State switches hoops, finds shooting form to blow by UNLV in Mountain West Tourney opener

Utah State switches hoops, finds shooting form to blow by UNLV in Mountain West Tourney opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 11th - 10:42pm

Marco Anthony scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half, to go along with 13 total rebounds and five assists, as the second-seeded Aggies pulled away from the seventh-seeded Runnin' Rebels, 74-53 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center.
'Wide-open tournament,' empty arena awaits Utah State in Mountain West Tournament

'Wide-open tournament,' empty arena awaits Utah State in Mountain West Tournament

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 10th - 9:55pm

"I think it's a wide-open tournament. It's anybody's ball game," Utah State coach Craig Smith said, calling this year's field the deepest in his three years in the league.
Neemias Queta named Mountain West player of the year by media, Defensive POY by coaches

Neemias Queta named Mountain West player of the year by media, Defensive POY by coaches

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 9th - 12:37pm

As the conference tournament in Las Vegas gets underway, Utah State center Neemias Queta was named Mountain West player of the year Monday morning after a vote by league media.
Utah State earns 2nd seed in MWC tourney by beating Fresno State in regular-season finale

Utah State earns 2nd seed in MWC tourney by beating Fresno State in regular-season finale

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 6th - 11:53pm

On Saturday, in the Aggies' regular-season finale, they had two players who certainly looked to be auditioning to be USU's next March hero.
Utah State finishes off home slate with a victory over Wyoming

Utah State finishes off home slate with a victory over Wyoming

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 4th - 10:27pm

There are few things Utah State coach Craig Smith likes more than watching his team play in March. That tends to happen when you win a lot.
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  |  Updated 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.
Utah State holds off Nevada comeback for much-needed win

Utah State holds off Nevada comeback for much-needed win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated 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.
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  |  Updated 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.
Missed opportunities: Aggies swept on road as Boise State rallies for key win

Missed opportunities: Aggies swept on road as Boise State rallies for key win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 19th - 11:08pm

Derrick Alston had 23 points, Mladen Armus added 13 points, nine rebounds and three assists, and Boise State wrapped up the home sweep 81-77 at Extra Mile Arena in Boise, Idaho.
Queta's career high not enough as Aggies fall to Boise State in first game of Mountain West's top-tier tilt

Queta's career high not enough as Aggies fall to Boise State in first game of Mountain West's top-tier tilt

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 17th - 9:57pm

Derrick Alston had 26 points and three assists, and Marcus Shaver Jr. added 12 points, four rebounds and two assists as Boise State regained the top spot in the Mountain West standings iwth a 79-70 win over Utah State at Extra Mile Arena in Boise, Idaho.
In Boise State, Aggies will face a first-time opponent: a road crowd, with 900 newly allowed fans

In Boise State, Aggies will face a first-time opponent: a road crowd, with 900 newly allowed fans

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:29am

For the first time, when Mountain West leader Utah State plays at second-rated contender Boise State on Wednesday night (7 p.m. MT, CBS Sports Network), the Aggies will experience something they haven't all year: a true road environment, complete with fans.
As Aggies lead Mountain West (again), details emerge of Craig Smith's amended 6-year contract

As Aggies lead Mountain West (again), details emerge of Craig Smith's amended 6-year contract

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 16th - 4:32pm

Smith signed an agreement in late 2020 to stay with Utah State through the 2024 season, a six-year amendment confirmed by a new contract obtained Tuesday by KSL.com via a public-records request.
Patrick Kinahan: Hill joins 2 other Utah quarterbacks needing to prove NFL worth

Patrick Kinahan: Hill joins 2 other Utah quarterbacks needing to prove NFL worth

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 9th - 10:14am

Now that the NFL season is over and the annual coaching carousel seems to have settled, the quarterback situations for several teams take center stage.
Tom Brady can make history, but here's why most Utahns will (probably) be pro-Chiefs during Super Bowl LV

Tom Brady can make history, but here's why most Utahns will (probably) be pro-Chiefs during Super Bowl LV

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 7th - 11:46am

While much of the country will be rooting for Brady to win his seventh Super Bowl and third in a different decade, the Beehive State will likely be decidedly pro-Chiefs.
Utah State's game with Fresno State postponed indefinitely

Utah State's game with Fresno State postponed indefinitely

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 6th - 2:37pm

Utah State's series finale against Fresno State will have to wait.
Neemias Queta's second half helps Utah State pull away from Fresno State for road win

Neemias Queta's second half helps Utah State pull away from Fresno State for road win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 4th - 10:02pm

Queta scored all but 2 points to go along with five rebounds and five blocked shots as the Aggies won their 12th game in the last 14 contests Thursday night at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.
BYU, Utah State add 4 games to football series through 2026

BYU, Utah State add 4 games to football series through 2026

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 4th - 10:31am

The two schools have extended their long-running series through the 2026 season, according to a copy of an agreement between the programs obtained by KSL.com.
Utah State hits the transfer market hard to fill 2021 recruiting class

Utah State hits the transfer market hard to fill 2021 recruiting class

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 3rd - 4:08pm

The first step towards Blake Anderson's first Utah State signing class began before the head coach ever decided to leave Arkansas State for Cache Valley.
Worster's near triple-double helps Utah State pull away from UNLV to snap skid

Worster's near triple-double helps Utah State pull away from UNLV to snap skid

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 28th - 12:02am

Worster had a career-high 19 points to go along with nine rebounds, nine assists and three steals to lead five Aggies in double figures in an 83-74 win over UNLV Wednesday night in Las Vegas.
Aggies' near-miraculous comeback comes up short in loss to UNLV

Aggies' near-miraculous comeback comes up short in loss to UNLV

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 25th - 10:18pm

That clanking sound you heard might have been Utah State's at-large NCAA tournament hopes crashing to the ground. Or maybe it was just from one of the many bricks thrown up by the Aggies in the second half on Monday.
Magic runs out on Utah State's win streak with loss to Rams

Magic runs out on Utah State's win streak with loss to Rams

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 22nd - 12:26am

David Roddy had 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and Isaiah Stevens added 18 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and four steals to help the Rams hand Utah State its first loss since Dec. 5, 84-76 Thursday night inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Inside out and a defensive focus: How Utah State turned its 1-3 start to an 11-game win streak

Inside out and a defensive focus: How Utah State turned its 1-3 start to an 11-game win streak

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:35pm

Reports of the Aggies' demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Turned up to 11: Aggies halt Colorado State's momentum to keep win streak rolling

Turned up to 11: Aggies halt Colorado State's momentum to keep win streak rolling

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 19th - 10:05pm

Neemias Queta had 18 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and three blocked shots, and Brock Miller added 20 points on six 3-pointers to help the Aggies to their 11th consecutive victory, 83-64 over Colorado State in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan.
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 18th - 5:03pm

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.
A perfect 10: Utah State winning streak continues with close victory over SDSU

A perfect 10: Utah State winning streak continues with close victory over SDSU

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 16th - 3:57pm

Former Lone Peak guard Steven Ashworth had 17 points to lead USU to its 10th straight win with a 64-59 victory over San Diego State Saturday at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
USU president Noelle Cockett, AD John Hartwell absolved after investigation over alleged discrimination

USU president Noelle Cockett, AD John Hartwell absolved after investigation over alleged discrimination

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 15th - 2:44pm

A review has found that neither USU President Noelle E. Cockett nor athletic director John Hartwell stated that their 'primary concern' about Coach Maile was his religious background.
On Cloud 9: Utah State keeps on rolling with win over San Diego State

On Cloud 9: Utah State keeps on rolling with win over San Diego State

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 14th - 10:02pm

Brock Miller scored 16 points on four 3-pointers, and Neemias Queta had 14 points and 16 rebounds as Utah State won its ninth straight game with a 57-45 victory over San Diego State Thursday at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Former USU interim coach Frank Maile joins Boise State staff

Former USU interim coach Frank Maile joins Boise State staff

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 13th - 4:13pm

Former USU interim coach Frank Maile was beloved by players — many of whom lobbied for him to become the permanent head coach — but his tenure at USU ended in a cloud of controversy.
No. 4 Red Rocks open season as 'Best of Utah' in win over in-state schools

No. 4 Red Rocks open season as 'Best of Utah' in win over in-state schools

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 10th - 12:20am

From the onset, it was all Red Rocks as No. 4 Utah gymnastics repeat as the "Best of Utah" Saturday night in the team's first meet of the season.
Make it 8: Utah State keeps rolling with 2nd straight rout of New Mexico

Make it 8: Utah State keeps rolling with 2nd straight rout of New Mexico

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 8th - 10:43pm

Marco Anthony had 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists, and Neemias Queta added 11 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in a record-setting performance to lead Utah State to a 82-46 rout of New Mexico in Lubbock, Texas, for the Aggies' eighth consecutive victory.
Utah State rolls by New Mexico to capture 7th straight win

Utah State rolls by New Mexico to capture 7th straight win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 6th - 11:27pm

Neemias Queta had 18 points, five rebounds and three blocks, and Marco Anthony added 15 points and six rebounds to help Utah State roll to its seventh-straight win with a 77-45 rout of New Mexico in Lubbock, Texas.
New coaches, new players: Utah State continues to rework football staff and roster

New coaches, new players: Utah State continues to rework football staff and roster

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 4th - 2:02pm

The Utah State football coaching staff is continuing to take shape.
Block Party: Queta, Aggies start 4-0 in Mountain West play with sweep of Air Force

Block Party: Queta, Aggies start 4-0 in Mountain West play with sweep of Air Force

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Jan 2nd - 6:14pm

Queta had 15 points, 11 rebounds and a game-high six assists, and Miller added 13 points with three 3-pointers to help the Aggies improve to 4-0 in Mountain West play with a 72-53 win Saturday afternoon at Air Force.
Utah State continues dominant start to MWC play with 35-point win over Air Force

Utah State continues dominant start to MWC play with 35-point win over Air Force

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Dec 31st - 4:18pm

It stands to reason that there will be a Mountain West team that can keep a score within 30 points when playing Utah State. But it hasn't happened yet.
'Things are going to get back on track': Utah State leading receiver Deven Thompkins recommits to Aggies

'Things are going to get back on track': Utah State leading receiver Deven Thompkins recommits to Aggies

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec 31st - 12:40pm

In what can be seen as a ringing endorsement for new Utah State coach Blake Anderson, USU leading receiver Deven Thompkins has decided to return to Logan.
Sam Merrill helps Milwaukee Bucks set NBA record in rout of Heat

Sam Merrill helps Milwaukee Bucks set NBA record in rout of Heat

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 29th - 9:07pm

It took former Utah State standout Sam Merrill four games into his first NBA regular season to be part of a record-setting performance.
Worster, Miller carry Utah State to sweep of San Jose State

Worster, Miller carry Utah State to sweep of San Jose State

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Dec 23rd - 10:17pm

Rollie Worster had 15 points as Utah State easily defeated San Jose State 85-52 on Wednesday night. Brock Miller added 12 points for the Aggies, and Sean Bairstow chipped in 11 points.