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Steve Luhm and Lya Wodraska
Steve Luhm and Lya Wodraska cover Utah State athletics for The Salt Lake Tribune. Lya Wodraska is on twitter at @LyaWodraska, Steve Luhm is on twitter at @sluhm
Updated on Oct 1, 2014 11:52AM
Utah State linebacker LT Filiaga is in a unique situation this week as the Aggies prepare to face BYU on Friday.
The game will mark the third time he has faced BYU, and the second time in a diffe...

Updated on Sep 29, 2014 01:55PM

Well that was a fun morning. Rivalry week for the Aggies and Cougars started off with rumors coming out of BYU that USU quarterback Chuckie Keeton would apply for a medical redshirt.
The rumor...

Updated on Sep 28, 2014 07:26AM

The football team might be enjoying a bye week, but other USU teams are plenty busy this weekend and so far, the results have been good for the Aggies.

On Saturday, the volleyball team b...

Updated on Sep 24, 2014 08:47AM

Quarterback Kale Pearson made a surprise trip to Tulsa, Okla., this past weekend, surprising his seventh-grade brother at his football game on Saturday.

Updated on Sep 23, 2014 03:50PM
Congrats to quarterback Chuckie Keeton, who is a winner even when he isn't playing. Keeton was just one of 22 players named to the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which honors student-athletes who...

Updated on Sep 23, 2014 09:47AM
If statistics are any indication, prepare for a lot of penalties when Utah State and BYU play Oct. 3. Out of 125 schools, the Aggies are the fifth-most penalized team with 38 penalties for 367 yards. ...

Updated on Sep 22, 2014 01:39PM
Utah State coach Matt Wells didn't offer much of an update on the status of quarterback Chuckie Keeton during his time with the media on Monday, saying a decision won't be made until next week when th...

Updated on Sep 22, 2014 01:37PM
Tennis player Tomas Cosmai being named the student-athlete of the week after going 4-0 in singles and doubles at the Weber State Open. He went 3-0 in singles to win the title and won a three-set match...

Updated on Sep 21, 2014 08:16AM
How is that football hangover going Aggie fans? Saturday's loss was a hard one to take, no doubt about it. Time and time again the Aggies had chances to score and came up empty.
With USU going in...

Updated on Sep 20, 2014 08:17PM
Arkansas State tied the game thanks in part to a controversial pass interference call on Devin Centers.
The call came on 4th-and-9 at Utah State's 18-yard line. Arkansas State quarterback Fredi K...

Updated on Sep 20, 2014 06:55PM
Utah State leads Arkansas State 7-0 at halftime, but the storyline of the half was all the missed scoring opportunities.
The Aggies' defense recorded three turnovers with Frankie Sutera getting a...

Updated on Sep 20, 2014 06:22PM
Utah State's defense keeps giving the Aggies great field position, but so far the Aggies have failed to take advantage of it.
The defense has nabbed three turnovers with Frankie Sutera getting an...

Updated on Sep 20, 2014 06:00PM
Utah State's defense is off to a great start, having forced two turnovers to help the Aggies lead 7-0 after a quarter of play here at Arkansas State.
Frankie Sutera has an interception and Devin ...

Updated on Sep 20, 2014 03:59PM
Greetings from Arkansas State, where USU coach Matt Wells will be facing a long-time coaching friend in Arkansas State's Blake Anderson.
The two met working football camps earlier in their caree...

Updated on Sep 20, 2014 08:15AM
Today's game against Arkansas State has all kinds of story lines for the Aggies. Can Darell Garretson command the offense in Chuckie Keeton's absence? Can the Aggies' defense continue to shut down opp...

Updated on Sep 19, 2014 11:04AM
It's no secret Utah State's secondary is one of the most inexperienced areas on the defense, well, the group will get one of their first big tests of the year against Arkansas State on Saturday.

Updated on Sep 18, 2014 05:55AM
Darell Garretson might not be ready to show off on the dance floor, but the Utah State quarterback is rather proud of his footwork this season.
Garretson said following Wednesday's practice he sp...

Updated on Sep 18, 2014 05:53AM
The Aggies' volleyball team tried for a "Blue Out," against Utah, but in the end they were simply shutout with the Utes taking a 3-0 win (25-20, 25-23, 25-19) at the Wayne Estes Center.
The Utes ...

Updated on Sep 17, 2014 11:08AM
Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson downplayed any advantage he saw with Chuckie Keeton being sidelined for Saturday's game, noting the Aggies were still successful last year without him.

Updated on Sep 17, 2014 11:06AM

The Aggies are calling for a few 'Blue Outs,' this week with some key match ups against Utah on tap. The volleyball team hosts Utah at 7 p.m. at the Wayne Estes Center and the soccer team hosts Uta...

Updated on Sep 17, 2014 05:05AM

Time to see what USU's league opponents are up to this week with the weekly MWC notebook, compiled by league beatwriters.


The Falcons are on a b...

Updated on Sep 15, 2014 12:26PM
Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton won't play against Arkansas State Saturday, but his knee injury doesn't appear bad enough to sideline him for the season.
Utah State coach Matt Wells said Mo...

Updated on Sep 15, 2014 11:20AM

Couple of awards to announce for the Aggies today.
Zach Vigil was named the MWC Defensive Player of the Week for returning an interception 37 yards for a touchdown against Wake Forest in addit...

Updated on Sep 15, 2014 05:07AM

While we await news on Chuckie Keeton's status, another Aggie-related player went down with an injury Sunday as Nevin Lawson, now a rookie corner for Detroit, suffered a dislocated foot and had sur...

Updated on Sep 13, 2014 05:46PM
Chuckie Keeton promised the offense would be better this week, but so far the quarterback looks like he is pressing too much to make that happen.
Keeton has thrown one interception off a bad deci...

Updated on Sep 13, 2014 09:04PM

Logan • Just a few days ago Utah State coach Matt Wells was talking about how unpredictable football seasons can be, relating it to last year’s adversity when Joe Hill and quarterback Chuckie Keeto...

Updated on Sep 13, 2014 05:06PM
Talking to quarterback Chuckie Keeton earlier this week, he didn't think this game against Wake Forest could be a so-called trap game.
"They're all the same to me," he said.
Still, I wonder ...

Updated on Sep 10, 2014 08:05PM

Quarterback Chuckie Keeton knows the Aggies' offense has to play better, and that improvement starts with himself, he said following Wednesday's practice.
"The biggest thing is we have to exec...

Updated on Sep 10, 2014 02:17PM

Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson was extremely complimentary of the Aggies during the ACC conference call today, saying his team would face what he believes is one of the best defenses in the country...

Updated on Sep 10, 2014 11:07AM

This is a notebook compiled by MWC beat writers that is produced weekly. Enjoy!


In giving up just 51 rushing yards and holding Wyoming to 17 po...

Updated on Sep 9, 2014 11:06AM
Wake Forest has one less option at quarterback against the Aggies with Wake Forest announcing backup quarterback Kevin Sousa has been indefinitely suspended for a violation of team rules. The redshirt...

Updated on Sep 8, 2014 03:38PM
A couple of Aggies were recognized for their efforts Saturday with Jalen Davis being named the USU Student-Athlete of the Week after nabbing two interceptions against Idaho State. He returned one 44 y...

Updated on Sep 8, 2014 03:20PM

Utah State coach Matt Wells doesn't take losing lightly, but he doesn't take winning lightly either. The coach said during his Monday press conference he wants to make sure his team enjoys the win...

Updated on Sep 7, 2014 10:15PM
The Aggies are making sure they keep local talent in the Aggie family with Levani Damuni, a sophomore running back at Mountain Crest, committing to Utah State Sunday as part of the 2017 class.

Updated on Sep 7, 2014 10:20PM

The Aggies are making sure they keep local talent in the Aggie family with Levani Damuni, a sophomore running back at Mountain Crest, committing to Utah State Sunday as part of the 2017 class.
Updated on Sep 6, 2014 10:36PM
Utah State got the nice win it needed Saturday, beating Idaho State 40-20. The Aggies struggled for most of the first half, but solid defense, points off turnovers and a decent run game ultimately led...

Updated on Sep 6, 2014 09:26PM
Credit the Aggies' defense for coming up big in tonight's game as they close out the Bengals with Utah State leading 33-13 in the closing minutes.
Utah State's defense intercepted ISU quarterback...

Updated on Sep 6, 2014 08:26PM
The Aggies are benefiting from a passing attack, just not their own, to lead Idaho State 33-6.
Utah State's Brian Suite and Jalen Davis have interceptions in the second half that led to touchdown...

Updated on Sep 6, 2014 07:44PM
After a first quarter marred by mistakes, penalties and an offense that failed to put together any sustained drives, the Aggies turned to their running backs to break a 6-6 tie with the Bengals.

Updated on Sep 6, 2014 07:45PM
This game continues to be surprisingly close with Idaho State making a 49-yard field goal to tie things up at 6-6.
With Chuckie Keeton and his receivers failing to get much going, the Aggies went...

Updated on Sep 6, 2014 06:54PM

Another Idaho State turnover has led to another Utah State field goal, with Nick Diaz making a field goal from 24-yards out.
He made one from 31-yards earlier in the game as the Aggies lead Id...

Updated on Sep 6, 2014 06:33PM
The Aggies are on the board first with a 31-yard field goal by Nick Diaz, but the story thus far is missed chances with the Aggies failing to get a touchdown after Jalen Davis intercepted a pass and r...

Updated on Sep 6, 2014 08:23PM

You know that saying how you should never poke a hornet’s nest? Well, I think the Idaho State Bengals are going to find out what happens when you irritate something tha...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 07:43AM
Tickets can still be had for tonight's induction ceremony to honor the Aggies' 12th Hall of Fame Class.
The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan and will h...

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 02:33PM
Even though quarterback Chuckie Keeton was hobbling at times in the final minutes of the Utah State-Tennessee game, coach Matt Wells has insisted his quarterback was healthy, snapping back with a "100...

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 02:31PM

Utah State soccer player Taryn Rose has been nominated for the Senior CLASS Award, joining former Aggies Lindsey Smart (2009), Chandra Salmon-Christensen (2011) and Natalie Norris (2012) in being ...

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 08:22AM
Utah State linebacker Torrey Green doesn't like how he has landed in a starting role, like any good teammate he hates the fact that Kyler Fackrell suffered a season-ending knee injury against Tennesse...

Updated on Sep 3, 2014 04:10PM
Could Aggies be bound for the New Mexico Bowl? Jerry Palm believes so, check out the latest bowl projections. Would a matchup with Rice excite Aggie fans?


Updated on Sep 3, 2014 04:10PM
Here is this week's installment of the MWC notes on each team, courtesy of the beat writers. Enjoy!


Jacobi Owens ran for 233 yards in his Air Force de...

Updated on Sep 3, 2014 04:35AM

Utah State's golf team ended its drought by winning the Battle in the Tetons on Tuesday. The Aggies shot a final round 1-under 287 to finish with a 7-under 857 to claim its first title since Octob...

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