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Last Updated Dec 21, 2014 05:30PM

Logan • Like most others in college basketball programs around the country, Utah State’s player have scattered for a short break over Christmas. Forgetting Saturday night’s 68-65 overtime loss to South Dakota State, however, won’t be as easy as jumping …

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  • Utah State's Zach Vigil holds up the Defensive Player of The Game award during post-game ceremonies after the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Albuquerque, N.M. Utah State defeated UTEP 21-6. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) USU football: Win capped off years of success for USU seniors
    Asked to speak about his senior class shortly after the Aggies beat UTEP 21-6 in the New Mexico Bowl, coach Matt Wells teared up. For Wells, the 2014 ...
    Updated Dec 21 2014 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State's Sean Harris, right, makes a pass around South Dakota State's Zach Horstman to teammate David Collette during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/Herald Journal, John Zsiray) Utah State basketball: Jackrabbits end Aggies’ luck
    Logan • Utah State made history Saturday night. The wrong kind of history. Deondre Parks scored five of his 17 points in overtime, leading South Dakot...
    Updated Dec 20 2014 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State's Joe Hill, left, dives for the end zone for a touchdown as UTEP's Adrian James, right, is unable to make the tackle in time during the second half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Albuquerque, N.M. Utah State won 21-6. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) USU football: Aggies, UTEP produce weird first-half ending
    Albuquerque, N.M. • The New Mexico Bowl became known for wild finishes the previous two Decembers, with Arizona and Colorado State rallying for improb...
    Updated Dec 22 2014 11:03 am   |     |   Share
  • USU SPORTS
    Hard work pays off for Aggies in 2014
    For a few brief moments in the Aggies 21-6 win over UTEP Saturday it appeared the Aggies would have to win the game with receiver Ronald Butler at qua...
    Updated Dec 20 2014 05:51 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Utah State's Tyler Floyd, left, celebrates his interception against UTEP with teammate Bryant Hayes during the second half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Albuquerque, N.M. Utah State defeated UTEP 21-6. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) USU football: Aggie defense redeems itself in bowl win
    Albuquerque • How good is the Aggie defense? Well, senior linebacker Zach Vigil had an average game by his standards, but UTEP only managed 275 yards ...
    Updated Dec 20 2014 08:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State's Hunter Sharp (4) is unable to make a catch in the end zone as UTEP's Adrian James (1) defends during the first half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) USU football: Aggies have to shuffle lineups, again, due to illness and injuries
    Albuquerque • Thanks to some last minute illnesses and injuries, the Utah State Aggies had to shuffle their lineups for Saturday’s bowl game against U...
    Updated Dec 20 2014 07:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State's Kent Myers (2) looks to pass the ball as he is chased by UTEP's Nick Usher, left, and Alvin Jones (16) during the first half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kragthorpe: Utah State’s best traits surface in New Mexico Bowl win
    Albuquerque, N.M.• For anyone just tuning in Saturday, Utah State’s showing in the New Mexico Bowl served as a snapshot of this team and its season, l...
    Updated Dec 22 2014 11:02 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah State head coach Matt Wells, left, gets hit with water by Tyshon Mosley (72) and Kevin Whimpey, right, as the team begins to celebrate in the closing moments of the second half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game against UTEP, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Albuquerque, N.M.  Utah State won 21-6. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Utah State takes down UTEP 21-6 in the New Mexico Bowl
    Albuquerque • Utah State’s football team couldn’t earn a bowl victory for many years. Now, the Aggies (10-4) can’t seem to lose in the postseason affa...
    Updated Dec 20 2014 09:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Look for USU to beat UTEP
    The Aggies say they are determined to end the season on a good note and I see no reason why they shouldn’t today against UTEP in the New Mexico Bowl. ...
    Updated Dec 20 2014 11:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah State basketball: Aggies use defense to defeat Idaho State
    Logan • Utah State got defensive Friday night. Just in time. Clinging to a one-point lead early in the second half, the Aggies limited Idaho State to ...
    Updated Dec 22 2014 11:02 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah State running back Joe Hill (32) is tackled by Boise State linebacker Tanner Vallejo (20) and defensive tackle Armand Nance, left rear, during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Boise State won 50-19. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger) Analysis: Utah State-UTEP Position Preview
    After a season filled with adversity, injury and an embarrassing lost opportunity to Boise State, the Aggies have a chance at something special: 30 wi...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 06:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State's Jalen Davis leaps over Boise State's Jeremy McNichols on a kick return during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Kyle Green)  LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (KTVB 7); MANDATORY CREDIT Utah State football notes: New Mexico Bowl offers unique matchup
    Albuquerque • The UTEP-Utah State matchup is unique in that it is the only bowl game that features two head coaches who are coaching at their alma mat...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 02:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
BYU QB Taysom Hill was injured and left the game after this tackle by Utah State Aggies safety Brian Suite (21) late in the second quarter. Utah State led BYU 28-14 at the half in Provo, Friday, October 1, 2014. Utah State football: Aggies, Miners look at bowl as pivotal for programs
    Albuquerque • The New Mexico Bowl isn’t considered one of the top-tier bowls, with a payout of just $456,250 per team expected. But don’t tell UTEP or...
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  • Utah State head coach Matt Wells celebrates after his team defeated Brigham Young  35-20 during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Kragthorpe: Utah State seeks 30th win in three seasons
    Albuquerque, N.M. University Stadium, home of Saturday’s New Mexico Bowl, is 461 miles from University of Phoenix Stadium, the Fiesta Bowl venue. O...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 01:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • College men’s basketball: USU nets close win over CS Bakersfield
    Logan • Nothing comes easy for young Utah State this season. Consider the Aggies’ 57-56 victory over Cal State Bakersfield in their first game of the ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 11:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State head coach Matt Wells celebrates after his team defeated Brigham Young  35-20 during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah State football notes: Aggies look sharp in final bowl preparations
    Albuquerque • The Aggies wrapped up their on-field bowl preparations with a practice that left both coaches and players smiling on Thursday. "It was s...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State linebacker Zach Vigil (53) sacks San Jose State quarterback Mitch Ravizza (13) during an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/The Herald Journal, Eli Lucero) Utah State football: Vigil hopes to go out as a winner and a record holder
    Albuquerque • Unlike many coaches, Utah State’s Matt Wells doesn’t mind emphasizing personal goals with his athletes, believing any individual success...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 09:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Aggies add five players
    The Aggies finished the first day of the Midyear JC signing period by signing five players in Dallin Leavitt, Devante Mays, Jude Hockel, Christopher ‘...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 08:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State wide receiver JoJo Natson (9) carries the ball as New Mexico linebacker Tevin Newman (45) defends during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/The Herald Journal, Eli Lucero) Utah State football: Natson looking forward to special teams showdown
    As one of the best return specialists in the country, Utah State’s JoJo Natson is accustomed to stealing the spotlight by making big plays. But on Sat...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 09:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • USU SPORTS
    Aggies busy as signing period begins
    The Aggies are having a busy day so far on the first day of the Midyear JC signing period with Dallin Leavitt, Devante Mays and Preson Brooksby all si...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 11:45 am   |     |   Share
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West's Tyrell Corbin (2) is guarded by Fremont's Patrick Fishburn (21) during the 5A basketball tournament at the Dee Events Center Wednesday March 2, 2011.  Utah State basketball: Tyrell Corbin returns home for Aggies’ tournament
    Logan • Including host Utah State, Tyrell Corbin might own the most recognizable last name of any player in this weekend’s World Vision Classic at the...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 08:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State football: Aggies receive donation to help fund stadium renovations
    Utah State's renovation plans for Romney Stadium received a big boost Tuesday with the gift of a $1 million donation from Charlie and Trena Denson. Ch...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 06:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTEP's Aaron Jones (29) runs for a 24-yard touchdown against UTSA during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) USU football: UTEP running back eager to test Aggies
    UTEP running back Aaron Jones considers himself an extremely competitive guy. That is why he loves what he sees when he studies tape of the Utah State...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 10:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    The Utah State Aggies continued to load up on offensive linemen for their 2015 class with Patrick Mekari, a 6-foot-5, 293-pounder out of Thousand Lake...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 02:47 pm   |     |   Share