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Wildcats seek first victory over ranked opponent as No. 9 Montana State comes to town

Wildcats seek first victory over ranked opponent as No. 9 Montana State comes to town

Cole Bagley, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 1:53 p.m.

Preview of Weber State's upcoming home game against No. 9 Montana State.
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.
Wildcats looking to get back in the win column against Cal Poly

Wildcats looking to get back in the win column against Cal Poly

Cole Bagley, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 1:59 p.m.

Preview of the upcoming Weber State football (1-3) game against conference opponent Cal Poly (1-3).
Late 4th quarter drive haunts Wildcats in 17-14 loss against No. 10 UC Davis

Late 4th quarter drive haunts Wildcats in 17-14 loss against No. 10 UC Davis

Milee Enger, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 12:54 a.m.

Weber States' Big Sky home winning streak snapped in 17-14 loss against UC Davis.
Weber State seeks first home victory in conference matchup with No. 10 UC Davis

Weber State seeks first home victory in conference matchup with No. 10 UC Davis

Cole Bagley, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 1:26 p.m.

Preview of Weber States upcoming matchup against Big Sky Conference opponent and No. 10 UC Davis.
Wildcats remain team to beat in a loaded Big Sky Conference

Wildcats remain team to beat in a loaded Big Sky Conference

Milee Enger, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 12:57 p.m.

Nothing from the preseason derails the Wildcats from what they have their eyes set on: defending the Big Sky Title.
Early turnovers cost No. 8 Weber State in revenge game against No. 2 James Madison

Early turnovers cost No. 8 Weber State in revenge game against No. 2 James Madison

Milee Enger, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 1:45 a.m.

No. 8 Weber State couldn't overcome early turnovers and were knocked off by No. 2 James Madison 37-24
Weber State looks to upset No. 2 James Madison in top 10 FCS showdown

Weber State looks to upset No. 2 James Madison in top 10 FCS showdown

Cole Bagley, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 3:17 p.m.

Preview of Weber State's upcoming top 10 FCS matchup against No. 2 James Madison.
'I love the challenge': Weber State hosts No. 2 James Madison in first home game of season

'I love the challenge': Weber State hosts No. 2 James Madison in first home game of season

Milee Enger, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 1:39 p.m.

Only two times in program history has Weber State's paths crossed with James Madison; and both times James Madison ended the Wildcats' FCS playoff run and season.
Breaking the stigma around college athletes and mental health

Breaking the stigma around college athletes and mental health

Milee Enger, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 11:13 a.m.

Current Weber State volleyball player Rylin Adams and former Utah basketball player Beau Rydalch are seeking to break the stigma around athletes and mental illnesses.
Weber State runs over Dixie State in 41-3 win on the road

Weber State runs over Dixie State in 41-3 win on the road

Milee Enger, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 12 - 12:58 a.m.

Weber State ran for five touchdowns in the in-state FCS showdown over Dixie State
Weber State looks to bounce back in road tilt against Dixie State

Weber State looks to bounce back in road tilt against Dixie State

Cole Bagley, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 9 - 12:38 p.m.

After a disappointing 40-17 loss in their season opener against Utah, Weber State will be looking to bounce back as they travel down to St. George to face in-state foe Dixie State.
Veteran Weber State roster ready to challenge the No. 24 Utes

Veteran Weber State roster ready to challenge the No. 24 Utes

Milee Enger, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 31 - 7:34 p.m.

Utah may be the obvious favorites, but Weber State's veteran team will look to upset the No. 24 team in the nation.
Former Utah State coach Gary Andersen joins Weber State staff as volunteer advisor

Former Utah State coach Gary Andersen joins Weber State staff as volunteer advisor

Cole Bagley, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 27 - 1:34 p.m.

Gary Andersen joins the Weber State football program as a volunteer advisor.
The top 10 in-state matchups for the 2021 football season

The top 10 in-state matchups for the 2021 football season

Cole Bagley, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 26 - 12:38 p.m.

Analysis and ranking of the top 10 in-state matchups for the 2021 football season.
Damian Lillard scores 41, hosts 4th Weber State Alumni Classic

Damian Lillard scores 41, hosts 4th Weber State Alumni Classic

Milee Enger, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 20 - 11:53 p.m.

While NBA players return to their hometowns this offseason to play in local pro-am tournaments, Damian Lillard chose to return to his alma mater to host the Weber State Basketball Alumni Classic Friday night.
Lillard, McBride named as inductees to Weber State Hall of Fame, among others

Lillard, McBride named as inductees to Weber State Hall of Fame, among others

Milee Enger, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 18 - 6:41 p.m.

Weber State Athletics announced the 2021 Hall of Fame Class, highlighted by inductees Damian Lillard and Ron McBride
Golden, again: US beats France 87-82 for Tokyo title

Golden, again: US beats France 87-82 for Tokyo title

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 12:35 a.m.

Nothing about the summer was easy for the U.S. men's basketball team, and neither was the gold-medal game.
'Little sharper': Spring season a big boost to Weber State as it prepares for fall campaign

'Little sharper': Spring season a big boost to Weber State as it prepares for fall campaign

Cole Bagley, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 10:31 p.m.

After a three month offseason, Weber State football is back with fall camp officially underway.
After truncated spring season, Weber State picked to win Big Sky (again)

After truncated spring season, Weber State picked to win Big Sky (again)

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 26 - 11:50 a.m.

Weber State received seven first-place votes in the Big Sky coaches' preseason poll, the conference announced Monday, and 14 first-place votes by the league's media.
Where every track and field athlete from Utah finished at the US Olympic trials

Where every track and field athlete from Utah finished at the US Olympic trials

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 27 - 10:41 p.m.

Follow along as a variety of former high school and collegiate track and field standouts try to earn an Olympic berth for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in "Track Town USA" via the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon.
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."
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 30 - 5:44 p.m.

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.
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.
Weber State runs out of magic in upset 1st round playoff loss to Southern Illinois

Weber State runs out of magic in upset 1st round playoff loss to Southern Illinois

Carra McManamon, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 24 - 8:04 p.m.

All season long Weber State has been able to find some sort of magic to finish close games. But on Saturday, the Wildcats just couldn't find that magic again and fell to Southern Illinois 34-31.
'No one outworks him': From walk-on to DPOY, Mortensen leads confident Weber State into 5th straight postseason

'No one outworks him': From walk-on to DPOY, Mortensen leads confident Weber State into 5th straight postseason

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 23 - 4:07 p.m.

Weber State will look to defend its 11-game home winning streak when it opens the delayed 2020 playoffs Saturday afternoon against SIU.
Local colleges: Weber State's Jay Hill named Big Sky Coach of the Year; Manning resigns from Utah

Local colleges: Weber State's Jay Hill named Big Sky Coach of the Year; Manning resigns from Utah

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 22 - 5:05 p.m.

For the first time in his seven seasons leading the Wildcats, Hill was named Big Sky Coach of the Year, it was announced Thursday after a vote of the league's coaches.
Local colleges: Swim coach Brooks released by BYU; UVU's Estrada earns WAC medalist honors

Local colleges: Swim coach Brooks released by BYU; UVU's Estrada earns WAC medalist honors

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 21 - 7:19 p.m.

Brooks has led the program since 2012, a span that saw the Cougars capture four Mountain Pacific Sports Federation titles and advance to the NCAA championships twice.
Top-4 snub doesn't matter to Weber State, which opens 5th straight FCS Playoffs by hosting Southern Illinois

Top-4 snub doesn't matter to Weber State, which opens 5th straight FCS Playoffs by hosting Southern Illinois

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 18 - 11:04 a.m.

Weber State has made five of its nine playoff appearances in school history since Jay Hill took over the program in 2014.
Weber State volleyball's historic season ends in sweep by top-seeded Wisconsin

Weber State volleyball's historic season ends in sweep by top-seeded Wisconsin

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 15 - 8:25 p.m.

Reigning Big Sky MVP Rylin Adams had 13 kills and nine digs to lead Weber State (19-2), and Dani Nay added eight kills and eight digs.
Weber State wins first-ever NCAA Tournament match in first appearance since 1988

Weber State wins first-ever NCAA Tournament match in first appearance since 1988

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 14 - 8:57 p.m.

Dani Nay poured in a double-double with 18 kills, 14 digs and three blocks, and Rylin Adams added 14 kills, 11 digs and four blocks as Weber State won its first-ever NCAA Tournament match with a 25-18, 22-25, 25-22, 25-21 win over Bowling Green at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
5 things to know about the NCAA women's volleyball tournament, featuring 4 teams from Utah

5 things to know about the NCAA women's volleyball tournament, featuring 4 teams from Utah

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 13 - 8:34 p.m.

Championship season continues this week with the NCAA women's volleyball tournament, and for the first time in the modern era, the state of Utah will be represented by four teams in the same field.
BYU, Weber State cheer, dance teams return home with national championship hardware (again)

BYU, Weber State cheer, dance teams return home with national championship hardware (again)

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 11 - 4:49 p.m.

The BYU Cougarettes won their 20th national title, while Weber State's spirit squad took home Grand National honors with the top score of any division at the Daytona Beach, Florida competition.
No. 3 Weber State rallies by Idaho State to clinch first-ever outright Big Sky title

No. 3 Weber State rallies by Idaho State to clinch first-ever outright Big Sky title

Carra McManamon, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 10 - 8:20 p.m.

For the first time in school history, Weber State is the outright Big Sky champions.
Utah Valley top scorer J.J. Overton joining former Utah State standout at Weber State

Utah Valley top scorer J.J. Overton joining former Utah State standout at Weber State

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 9 - 1:56 p.m.

J.J. Overton will trade in Wolverine green for Wildcat purple for his final season of college basketball.
Here's where BYU, Utah, Utah Valley and Weber State are headed for the NCAA women's volleyball tournament

Here's where BYU, Utah, Utah Valley and Weber State are headed for the NCAA women's volleyball tournament

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 4 - 6:42 p.m.

BYU, Utah, Utah Valley and Weber State all heard their names called into the 48-team bracket for the 2020 tournament, which was announced Sunday on ESPNU.
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.
Weber State completes 50-yard Hail Mary to defeat Northern Arizona in dramatic fashion

Weber State completes 50-yard Hail Mary to defeat Northern Arizona in dramatic fashion

Carra McManamon, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 27 - 7:05 p.m.

Hail Mary magic. And Weber State executed it to perfection.
Strong second half leads Weber State past visiting UC Davis, 18-13

Strong second half leads Weber State past visiting UC Davis, 18-13

Carra McManamon, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 13 - 8:24 p.m.

After being held scoreless in the first half, the Wildcats scored 15 unanswered points in the second half against the visiting UC Davis Aggies to pull away for an 18-13 win at home.
Weber State jumps to No. 2 in latest FCS top 25, highest ranking in program history

Weber State jumps to No. 2 in latest FCS top 25, highest ranking in program history

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 1 - 11:47 a.m.

Just one week into a one-of-a-kind spring football season, Weber State is already making history.
Wildcats rout Bengals 49-21 in FCS season opener

Wildcats rout Bengals 49-21 in FCS season opener

Carra McManamon, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 27 - 10:13 p.m.

The Wildcats racked up 638 yards of total offense as they beat the Idaho State Bengals 49-21.
'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.
Weber State adds 2 years to Jay Hill's contract through 2025 season

Weber State adds 2 years to Jay Hill's contract through 2025 season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 18 - 3:55 p.m.

Hill is 47-30 in six seasons as head coach, including a 34-14 in Big Sky play.
Weber State sweeps Montana State for 4th-straight win, crowding top of Big Sky standings

Weber State sweeps Montana State for 4th-straight win, crowding top of Big Sky standings

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 4:55 p.m.

Seikou Sisoho Jawara scored a career-high 25 points, including five 3-pointers, as the Wildcats improved to 6-2 in Big Sky play.
Hot-shooting Weber State tops Montana State 96-88

Hot-shooting Weber State tops Montana State 96-88

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Feb. 4 - 10:11 p.m.

Seikou Sisoho Jawara, Dontay Bassett and Isiah Brown each scored 17 points and Zahir Porter added 16 as the Wildcats (10-4, 5-2 Big Sky Conference) shot at a 68% clip in the second half.
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.
Locals in the NFL: Chiefs, 'Big Red' Andy Reid carry each other to second straight Super Bowl

Locals in the NFL: Chiefs, 'Big Red' Andy Reid carry each other to second straight Super Bowl

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 9:58 p.m.

After five decades between Super Bowl appearances, the Kansas City Chiefs are bringing head coach and former BYU offensive lineman and head coach Andy Reid back to the game's biggest stage.
Locals in the NFL: With knack for big plays, former BYU safety Dan Sorensen again has Chiefs 1 win from Super Bowl

Locals in the NFL: With knack for big plays, former BYU safety Dan Sorensen again has Chiefs 1 win from Super Bowl

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 23 - 7:47 p.m.

There's no question star quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the face of the franchise. But whenever the Chiefs have needed a big play on defense during their magical two-year run, it seems like the 30-year-old safety from BYU is somewhere nearby.
Second-half rally helps Weber State beat upset-minded Tarleton

Second-half rally helps Weber State beat upset-minded Tarleton

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 9:55 p.m.

Zahir Porter scored 23 points and Isiah Brown scored 22 points, and Weber State thwarted Tarleton's upset bid with a 94-79 win in a non-conference matchup Sunday night.
Locals in the NFL: Taron Johnson's full-field pick-6 leads Bills to 1st AFC title game in 26 years

Locals in the NFL: Taron Johnson's full-field pick-6 leads Bills to 1st AFC title game in 26 years

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 10:13 p.m.

The former Weber State star made six tackles, one tackle for loss, and the second interception return for a touchdown of his career in a 17-3 win over Baltimore that advanced the Bills to their first AFC championship since 1994.
Efficient Wildcats pull away from Utah Valley in nonconference finale

Efficient Wildcats pull away from Utah Valley in nonconference finale

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 2 - 5:34 p.m.

Jaiwa had 14 points and three assists, Cody Carlson added 10 points and nine rebounds, and Weber State shot 52% from the field in the second half to pull away for a 70-62 win over in-state rival Utah Valley in a nonconference finale for both teams Saturday at the Dee Events Center.
BYU basketball holds off hot-shooting Weber State to move to 4-0 vs. D-I in-state schools

BYU basketball holds off hot-shooting Weber State to move to 4-0 vs. D-I in-state schools

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 23 - 9:15 p.m.

Alex Barcello scored 12 points with five assists and Brandon Averette added 13 points, five rebounds and career-high seven assists to help the Cougars hold off a hot-shooting night from Weber State 87-79 at Vivint Arena Wednesday night.
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.
Sitake, Grimes, Hill: 3 Utah candidates connected to Arizona coaching opening

Sitake, Grimes, Hill: 3 Utah candidates connected to Arizona coaching opening

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 13 - 9:26 p.m.

BYU's Kalani Sitake and Jeff Grimes, as well as Weber State's Jay Hill, have all been fingered as potential candidates to replace Sumlin in Tucson. Would either of them take it?
Boise State withstands 2nd-half spurt to hand Weber State loss in road opener

Boise State withstands 2nd-half spurt to hand Weber State loss in road opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 13 - 5:08 p.m.

Isiah Brown scored 18 points, and Michal Kozak added seven points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats (2-1), who were playing the former conference mate Broncos for the first time since 2005.
Weber State's weekend tip with Utah State canceled; Wildcats add Boise State

Weber State's weekend tip with Utah State canceled; Wildcats add Boise State

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 10 - 4:47 p.m.

The annual rivalry basketball game between northern Utah rivals Utah State and Weber State has been postponed.