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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 19, 2014 05:25PM

Senior tennis player McKenzie Davis won the ITA Mountain Region Championships with a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 win over Utah's Tereza Beckerova Sunday to snag an individual title for herself and make a mark in...

Updated on Oct 19, 2014 05:13PM
Obviously losing Darell Garretson to an injury on Saturday puts a huge downer on the weekend for Aggie fans, but not all is doom and gloom.
With the way the defense is playing, I can still see th...

Updated on Oct 18, 2014 10:13PM
Can't say enough about the Aggies' defense for the way it played Saturday. USU has been impressive this year, but the way the Aggies got after CSU quarterback Garrett Grayson was a thing of beauty.
Updated on Oct 18, 2014 10:38AM
The Aggies might be underdogs in some estimation today against Colorado State, but I'm going on record in believing USU comes away with the win. CSU has improved from a year ago thanks to a more varie...

Updated on Oct 16, 2014 05:22AM

Taking the opportunity to catch up on a few fall sports as we head into the weekend. The tennis teams are at the ITA Mountain Region championships where Karan Salwan and Dennis Baumgartner have ad...

Updated on Oct 15, 2014 01:58PM
Want to know how Air Force is feeling after its loss to the Aggies or how CSU's confidence is going into Saturday's game? Time to catch up on the foes and see what is going on in the league in this we...

Updated on Oct 14, 2014 12:45PM
The Rams will be without tight end Nolan Peralta for at least a half against the Aggies as he has been suspended for targeting and initiating forcible contact against an opponent with the crown of the...

Updated on Oct 13, 2014 01:11PM
Utah State coach Matt Wells was in an exceptionally good mood on Monday during his weekly presser. And why wouldn't he be? Wells' team is playing extremely well right now, rolling past Air Force 34-16...

Updated on Oct 12, 2014 12:09AM
Utah State's win over Air Force was just what the Aggies needed to prove their victory at BYU wasn't a fluke. The Aggies easily handled a good Air Force team with a solid defensive effort and, most co...

Updated on Oct 11, 2014 05:40PM
Asked to give his assessment of the MWC earlier this week and USU coach Matt Wells gave a sly smile before stating he liked how things were.
"We control our own destiny," he said.
I believe ...

Updated on Oct 9, 2014 02:33PM
Darell Garretson served notice he was capable of leading the Aggies to big wins this year, just as he did last year, with USU's victory at BYU.
Consider the Air Force Falcons on point.
The F...

Updated on Oct 9, 2014 05:09AM
If you like Aggie sports, then this weekend is going to be great for you. The Aggies are hosting five events this weekend with several featuring crucial league match ups.
The fun kicks off with t...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 08:28PM
Spoke to Brian Suite after practice Tuesday and the senior said he has gotten his share of messages criticizing him for hurting BYU quarterback Taysom Hill.
Suite can kind of understand where som...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 02:16PM
Scocer player Ambryn McCallson was named the Mountain West Soccer Player of the Week by College Sports Madness following the weekend in which she scored two goals, leading the Aggies to wins over Wyom...

Updated on Oct 6, 2014 11:46AM
Sophomore quarterback Darell Garretson hauled in several honors Monday for his performance in the Aggies' 35-20 win over BYU. Garretson, who went 19-of-25 passing for 321 yards and three touchdowns, w...

Updated on Oct 4, 2014 03:53AM
Darell Garretson had a hard time putting Friday's victory into words and finally settled on something simple, "It's the greatest thing I have experienced."
No doubt there were plenty of other A...

Updated on Oct 3, 2014 02:45PM
With the strength of the BYU team, the home field advantage and the loss of Chuckie Keeton, things don't look very good for the Utah State Aggies as they head into tonight's game at BYU.
But then...

Updated on Oct 2, 2014 04:24PM
With the Aggies playing on a Friday, your Saturday can be occupied watching other top college games. Catch up on what to look for in MWC opponents with this week's installment of the MWC notebook, cou...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 09:25PM

The saga of Chuckie Keeton's knee injury took another turn Wednesday with the school announcing he is out likely out for the rest of the season due to the injury he sustained against Wake Forest.

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...

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