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NFL free agency tracker: SUU's LeShaun Sims trades Nashville for Cincinnati on 1-year deal

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Mar 25th - 12:22pm

The NFL's new league year has begun, and with it comes the start of free agency.

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

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:18pm

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.

March Sadness: Cougars, college basketball stunned by NCAA's decision to cancel Big Dance

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Mar 12th - 6:10pm

The cancellation includes all remaining winter and spring championships, from men's and women's basketball to wrestling and everything in between, for the time being.

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

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Mar 12th - 3:52pm

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.

'He makes everybody better': USU's Sam Merrill is putting up Jimmer-like numbers, and it's time the hype caught up

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 8th - 10:19am

Utah State's Sam Merrill doesn't like to talk about his own accomplishments. But they can't be ignored any longer after the Aggies' second straight Mountain West Tournament title and NCAA berth.

Sam Merrill's heroics lead Utah State to repeat Mountain West tournament title

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Mar 7th - 8:37pm

Merrill had 27 points and six rebounds, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left, to help the Aggies win their third game in as many days with a 59-56 win over San Diego State at the Thomas and Mack Center that wrapped up a second-straight Mountain West Tournament title and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Merrill, Queta help Aggies hold off upstart Wyoming for return to Mountain West title game

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Mar 7th - 12:47am

Sam Merrill scored 18 of his game-high 27 points in the second half to go along with seven assists, and Neemias Queta added 21 points, six rebounds and five blocks to help second-seeded Utah State end No. 11 Wyoming’s Cinderella postseason run, 89-82 in the semifinals of the Mountain West tournament Friday night in Las Vegas.

Can Utah State sneak into the big dance?

Brayden Ramsay,  |  Posted Mar 6th - 10:52am

The Utah State Aggies have hopes to once again make the NCAA Tournament this season.

Sam Merrill's calming presence has Utah State on the verge of return trip to NCAA Tournament

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 6th - 10:15am

Utah State was rattled a week ago in the Pit. The Aggies were clearly rattled Thursday night in Las Vegas. Sam Merrill refused to be, though.

Aggies survive Lobos, foul trouble for Mountain West quarterfinal win

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Mar 6th - 12:06am

Sam Merrill had 29 points while being limited with foul trouble, and Diogo Brito added 15 points to help the No. 2-seeded Aggies hold off No. 7 New Mexico in a Mountain West Tournament quarterfinal.

New Mexico's late rally drops Utah State in regular season-finale

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Feb 29th - 10:52pm

Sam Merrill had 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Aggies, and Neemias Queta added 18 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks for the Aggies, who six points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals from Justin Bean.

Sam Merrill will go down as an all-time Aggie, but he's far from done with his senior campaign

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Feb 27th - 10:17am

Sam Merrill's Spectrum career ended with a perfect night, not only for Merrill — who had 18 points and seven assists — but for the other seniors in Diogo Brito and Roche Grootfaam. But the Utah State seniors still have so much to play for.

Fast start leads Merrill, Aggies by San Jose State in senior-night rout

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Feb 26th - 12:06am

Senior night was one to remember for Utah State star Sam Merrill.

Merrill, Bean help Aggies pull away from Wyoming for 5th straight win

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Feb 19th - 10:01pm

Sam Merrill poured in 26 points, and Justin Bean added 20 points and 14 rebounds to help Utah State pull away from hapless Wyoming, 78-58, Wednesday night at the Dee Glenn Smith Spectrum.

Merrill scores 24 as Utah State beats Fresno State 71-59

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:47pm

Sam Merrill scored 24 points to lead Utah State to a 71-59 victory over Fresno State on Saturday night.

Merrill, Aggies hold off Rams for 2nd in Mountain West

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Feb 11th - 10:34pm

Merrill scorched the nets with 32 points to go along with five assists and four rebounds, and Neemias Queta added 14 points and 11 rebounds to help Utah State hold off Colorado State 75-72 at Mobey Arena in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Utah Food Bank gets 40K-pound pork donation after BYU, USU football seasons

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Feb 11th - 9:28am

Football season has come and gone, but Utah State and BYU players were still throwing around the pigskin last week.

Utah State closes on 8-0 run to beat Boise State 70-61

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 8th - 11:56pm

Neemias Queta scored 21 points and Utah State closed on a 8-0 run to beat Boise State 70-61 on Saturday night.

With Super Bowl 54 in the past, here are the former local stars in the XFL

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Feb 8th - 12:01pm

As the calendar flips to the 2020 offseason in the NFL, football fans’ eyes turn toward a new-old venture on the horizon: the XFL, the revived league spearheaded by WWE executive Vince McMahon set to kick off Saturday.