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Logan • The Utah State Aggies have talked in the preseason about consistency, reloading and avoiding a drop-off in talent or wins. In other words, the Aggies want to be like Boise State. “It doesn’t matter who leaves,” Utah State coach Matt Wells marveled several weeks ago. “They always have someone else stepping up.” Fresh off 12-2 season and a Fiesta Bowl win over Arizona, the Broncos are expected to be the Mountain West’s best. As much as he wants to counter that opinion — and no doubt believes his …

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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

USU head coach Matt Wells watches play during opening day of Utah State University football practice in Logan, Friday, August 7, 2015.  l Utah State football: Aggies believe their time has come
    Logan • It’s time. Enough about being close, overcoming injuries for decent seasons and being on the outside of the talk for the Mountain West title. ...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 06:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State basketball: Aggies’ national TV schedule includes 18 games
    Logan • The Utah State men's basketball team will make 18 appearances on national television, the Mountain West Conference announced Friday. The telev...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • USU Volleyball: Aggies have youthful, but optimistic, team
    Youth, and plenty of it, will do the serving for the Utah State volleyball team this year. The Aggies don’t have a senior on the 2015 roster, leaving ...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 04:02 pm   |     |   Share
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Rendering of Utah State's Maverik Stadium. Utah State football: Stadium renovation creates game-day challenges
    Logan • Since it was built in 1968, Utah State’s Maverik Stadium has provided fans with some of the best scenery in college football. Snuggled against...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 06:32 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah State football: Aggies’ offensive line playing up to expectations.
    Logan • With the season opener against Southern Utah only eight days away, Utah State’s offensive line continues to look like one of the Aggies’ stren...
    Updated Aug 25 2015 07:14 pm   |     |   Share
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USU's John Taylor. Kragthorpe: After accident, Utah State lineman values life and football more than ever
    Logan John Taylor stood on Utah State’s football practice field, about 10 miles away and two months removed from a life-changing moment. Not life-en...
    Updated Aug 24 2015 06:32 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) USU football: Myers waiting for his turn at quarterback, again
    Logan • Standing on the sidelines with his helmet in his hand, Utah State sophomore Kent Myers looks out of place as he shifts from one foot to the ot...
    Updated Aug 23 2015 08:09 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: Cornerback Jalen Davis steps into leadership role
    Logan • Utah State concluded its third and last scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday with an eye toward seeing which players could solidify positions an...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 12:59 am   |     |   Share
  • USU Football: Aggies set to host fan day
    The Utah State Aggies are gearing up for the 2015 football season on Saturday as they hold their annual Family Fun Day at Maverik Stadium. Activities ...
    Updated Aug 21 2015 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton throws downfield during opening day of football practice in Logan, Friday, August 7, 2015.  l Kragthorpe: Chuckie Keeton promises USU will overcome personnel setbacks
    Logan • Chuckie Keeton always has a story to tell. One of the pleasures of interviewing Utah State's senior quarterback involves how he takes the conv...
    Updated Aug 21 2015 09:57 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah State soccer: Aggies hope to contend in Mountain West
    Logan • Utah State has been middle-of-the-pack competitive in soccer during its first two years of Mountain West Conference. This season, the Aggies w...
    Updated Aug 20 2015 08:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • This 1970 handout provided by NFL Photos, shows Los Angeles Rams football player Merlin Olsen. Olsen, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and former television actor,  died Wednesday night, March 10, 2010, at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 69.  (AP Photo/NFL Photos) USU football: Merlin Olsen named to 75th Anniversary All-America Team
    Utah State’s best football player ever was recognized as one of the greatest in history on Thursday, as Merlin Olsen was selected to the Football Writ...
    Updated Aug 20 2015 11:45 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah WR Anthony Denham is tackled by USU LB Kyler Fackrell after Denham gained 35 yards to the USU 3 to set up a FG that gave Utah a 27-26 lead. Utah beat Utah State 30-26, Thursday, August 29, 2013. USU Football: Fackrell spent offseason maturing as a man, player
    Logan • After a recent practice, Utah State linebacker Kyler Fackrell faced a throng of reporters with his 1-year-old daughter, Delaney, in his arms. ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 04:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Devante Mays at the Utah State spring football game in Maverik Stadium, Logan, Saturday April 11, 2015. USU Football: Aggies add depth to roster in any way possible
    Logan • Asked to give a rundown of Utah State’s offensive line and coach Matt Wells talks about returning starters Austin Stephens and Jake Simonich, ...
    Updated Aug 15 2015 08:19 pm   |     |   Share
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Courtesy Pac-12 Pac-12 Networks trying to reach DirecTV deal by football season
    A light broke through long cloudy skies this summer for the Pac-12 when DirecTV was acquired by corporate partner AT&T, seemingly clearing the path fo...
    Updated Aug 13 2015 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State wide receiver Brandon Swindall (11) makes a reception just as he is about to be tackle by Tennessee defensive back Michael Williams (24) during the first quarter of the game against Utah State at Neyland Stadium, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 in Knoxville, Tenn.  

Utah State football: Swindall looking for sensational year
    Logan • Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton’s eyes light up when discusses receiver Brandon Swindall. “I’m glad he is back,” Keeton said. That might...
    Updated Aug 13 2015 07:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State Hall of Fame induction set for Sept. 4
    Logan • Utah State will hold its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner on Sept. 4 at the Riverwoods Conference Center. Cost of the event i...
    Updated Aug 13 2015 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State running back LaJuan Hunt (21) runs away from New Mexico defensive back Markel Byrd (22) as teammate wide receiver JoJo Natson (9) blocks defensive back David Guthrie (8) during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/The Herald Journal, Eli Lucero) Utah State football: LaJuan Hunt in the running for tailback
    Logan • If a strong candidate doesn’t emerge from fall camp to be the go-to guy at running back, Utah State coach Matt Wells said he has no problem us...
    Updated Aug 12 2015 09:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah State football player Chuckie Keeton, in Logan, Thursday August 6, 2015. Utah State football: Chuckie Keeton embraces underdog status, ready to prove himself
    Logan • One of the frequent comments made at the recent Mountain West media event in Las Vegas was that Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton had set ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 09:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State football: Aggies suspend 3 major contributors for games against SUU, Utah
    Utah State coach Matt Wells announced Saturday that offensive lineman Tyshon Mosley, wideout Hunter Sharp and cornerback Bryant Hayes have been suspen...
    Updated Aug 08 2015 09:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • USU Football: Aggies looking for next breakout star
    Logan • Among the things Utah State coach Matt Wells said he is looking for in fall camp is the next Jalen Davis, the Aggies’ sophomore cornerback who...
    Updated Aug 13 2015 06:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

USU wide receiver Braelon Roberst gets swallowed up by the Aggie defense during opening day of Utah State University football practice in Logan, Friday, August 7, 2015.  l Utah State football: Aggies open camp in spirited fashion
    Logan • The weather might have been a little gloomy, but for the Utah State Aggies, Friday was a near perfect day to get on the field and begin fall c...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah State football player Chuckie Keeton, in Logan, Thursday August 6, 2015. USU Football: Aggies ready to kick off camp
    Logan • A glance at Utah State’s roster shows the Aggies are taking several veteran, proven players into fall camp. But wise USU fans will quickly loo...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 09:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State Football: Season opener set for 7 p.m.
    Utah State's home opener against Southern Utah on Sept. 3 will kick off at 7 p.m., the school announced Wednesday. It will not be televised. The Thurs...
    Updated Aug 05 2015 06:36 pm   |     |   Share