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.
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.
For the first time in school history, the Wildcats were selected as the Big Sky preseason favorites, earning the majority of votes from league coaches and media as announced Thursday during the conference’s virtual media day kickoff.
Utah State’s football program has suspended a player during an investigation into “inappropriate racial comments” he allegedly made, the program announced Sunday evening. The university did not identify the player in question.
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.
Across the Beehive State, Utah leaders decried violence caused by some protests — but unilaterally condemned racism, discrimination and the social injustices against which most protestors were fighting following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, among others.
When Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced that the state would move to the yellow, low-risk phase of COVID-19 response beginning Saturday, one of the first things he mentioned about the new phase was an increase in athletics.
The California State University system threw cold water on the idea of an "all-or-nothing" resumption of college sports in the fall with Tuesday’s announcement that the system, which operates 22 campuses including three in the Mountain West Conference, would not conduct in-person classes by September.