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Mountain West announces plans for abbreviated fall football season

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 24th - 8:46pm

The conference announced a clear path to an abbreviated college football season this fall, with the aim of starting by Oct. 24.

Notre Dame-Wake Forest postponed; Mountain West eyes fall

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 22nd - 4:29pm

As the Atlantic Coast Conference worked Tuesday to reschedule another league game postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak within one of its teams, the Mountain West was zeroing in on a possible late October start to its football season.

Mountain West likely on verge of 2020 college football season

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:56pm

League officials will vote later this week to return their football programs to the field. The conference’s athletic directors met Monday and discussed the final steps in returning, as first reported by Yahoo Sports.

Locals in the NFL: Bingham grad Dalton Schultz's 1st career TD sparks Cowboys' comeback win

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:05pm

The former Bingham High standout caught nine passes for 88 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to help spark the Cowboys on a 16-0 run to beat the Falcons, 40-39.

What the Big Ten's return to fall football means for the Pac-12, Mountain West

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 16th - 9:15pm

The emergence of daily, rapid-response testing for COVID-19 proved vital in the Big Ten conference’s efforts to return to play — which is something the Pac-12 will have soon. So why is the "Conference of Champions" still the only Power 5 league without an outlined plan to play fall football?

College basketball to start Nov. 25 in 1st season since coronavirus shut down NCAA Tournament

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 16th - 5:33pm

With college football back in the most unusual of seasons, college basketball is looking for ways to start its own season during the coronavirus pandemic.

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

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 13th - 9:31pm

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.

Locals in the NFL: Taysom Hill named backup QB/KOR/Holder in New Orleans (+13 players signed to NFL practice squads)

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 8th - 7:42pm

The Saints released their first depth chart of the 2020 season Monday evening, and Hill sits just behind incumbent starter Drew Brees — and just ahead of third-string signal caller Jameis Winston.

Decision Day: A look at the locals who were cut by the NFL (and those who made a roster)

Josh Furlong,  |  Updated Sep 6th - 1:48pm

It’s decision day for the NFL as each team was required to pare its roster down to at least 53 players.

Former Utah State football standout Brian Suite dies after cancer battle

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 2nd - 5:16pm

The Aggies confirmed Wednesday that Suite had died after a battle with stage 4 sarcoma. He was 28.

6 former Utah college standouts impacted by CFL's 2020 season cancelation

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Aug 17th - 7:32pm

The Canadian Football League announced the total shutdown of the 2020 season Monday, ending the chase of the 109-year-old Grey Cup for the nine-team league.

Another 1918 comparison: How a war, pandemic thumped college football in Utah a century ago

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 14th - 11:32am

What's happening now to college sports isn’t quite unprecedented. A century ago, Utah sports fans endured a will-they-won't-they football season which ended in a fall without college football.

Mountain West Conference says it will punt football, fall sports seasons to spring

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Aug 10th - 6:14pm

The conference based in the Intermountain West, which includes Utah State, has voted to postpone the 2020 football season.

Mountain West announces 10-game fall football schedule, up to 2 nonconference games

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Aug 5th - 5:52pm

The Mountain West will play a schedule of up to 10 games during the 2020 fall football season, the conference announced after a round of meetings Wednesday.

NCAA to rule on fall championships by Aug. 21 as they release requirements for season

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Aug 5th - 10:57am

As conferences begin to release plans for the fall season of athletic activities, the NCAA Board of Governors released Wednesday “specific requirements” necessary before any sport can resume.

BYU, Utah, Utah State self-report 245 cases of COVID-19 from 'campus community'

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Aug 4th - 11:06pm

As colleges and universities across the country reopen their doors following the coronavirus pandemic shutdown, Utah’s institutions of higher education are taking multiple precautions and safeguards to prevent the spread of the virus on campus.

It's official: former Utah, BYU running back Devonta'e Henry-Cole is headed to Utah State

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jul 29th - 3:39pm

Henry-Cole will suit up for head coach Gary Andersen and Utah State for his final season of eligibility, the Aggies announced Wednesday. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound running back will have one season of immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer.

BYU's Yoeli Childs, Utah State's Sam Merrill invited to NBA Draft Combine

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 27th - 4:26pm

Former Utah State standout Sam Merrill and BYU star Yoeli Childs have both received an invitation to the 105-player combine held by the Association, according to a list of the pre-approved players released Monday.

NCAA pushes decision on college football, other fall sports to August

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 24th - 6:44pm

At the very least, a formal decision on the fate of fall sports including college football won’t be made until August — when training camps initially would’ve started around the country.