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Credit a solid Tennessee defense too, but certainly this isn't the ki... Chuckie Keeton's second interception of the night led to another Tennessee touchdown as the Vols continued to dominate the Aggies, leading 38-7 with 10 minutes to go in the game. Keeton, under pressure much of the night, simply threw a bad pass that was picked off by A.J. Johnson, setting up the Vols' touchdown. The play symbolized much of the Aggies' issues tonight as they've hurt themselves with turnovers and dropped passes. Credit a solid Tennessee defense too, but certainly this isn't the ki... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58360000@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:26:19 MDT Aggies have work to do going forward http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58360863-55/aggies-keeton-job-offensive.html.csp USU offensive lineman Kevin Whimpey looked and sounded very much like a coach as he dissected the Aggies' 38-7 loss to Tennessee Sunday. He spoke of resiliency and the need to have a short memory. Here is hoping he sounded just as convincing when he spoke to his teammates as he did to media members, for the Aggies now face the tough challenge of putting the loss behind them and getting ready for Idaho State. "There will be some yelling and screaming," Whimpey said. "But our coaches don't tear pe... USU offensive lineman Kevin Whimpey looked and sounded very much like a coach as he dissected the Aggies' 38-7 loss to Tennessee Sunday. He spoke of resiliency and the need to have a short memory. Here is hoping he sounded just as convincing when he spoke to his teammates as he did to media members, for the Aggies now face the tough challenge of putting the loss behind them and getting ready for Idaho State. "There will be some yelling and screaming," Whimpey said. "But our coaches don't tear pe... 58360863@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:41:03 MDT Utah State reduces Tennessee lead 31-7 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58359609-55/aggies-twitter-vols-fjs.html.csp Mistakes continue to hurt the Aggies here at Neyland Stadium to help the Vols take a 17-0 lead into halftime. Early in the game the Aggies fumbled a kickoff return that was recovered by the Vols. They promptly scored on a 12-yard touchdown pass to make it a 14-0 lead. In the second quarter, Aggies’ quarterback Chuckie Keeton overthrew his receiver and the ball was snagged by Tennessee defender Cameron Sutton at Utah State’s 45-yard line. The Aggies held the Vols to a 36-yard field goal as th... Mistakes continue to hurt the Aggies here at Neyland Stadium to help the Vols take a 17-0 lead into halftime. Early in the game the Aggies fumbled a kickoff return that was recovered by the Vols. They promptly scored on a 12-yard touchdown pass to make it a 14-0 lead. In the second quarter, Aggies’ quarterback Chuckie Keeton overthrew his receiver and the ball was snagged by Tennessee defender Cameron Sutton at Utah State’s 45-yard line. The Aggies held the Vols to a 36-yard field goal as th... 58359609@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:02:11 MDT End of first: Tennessee jumps to early 14-0 lead over Utah State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58358749-55/tennessee-aggies-state-twitter.html.csp Aggies settle down, Tennessee misses a field goal After a couple of quick strike touchdowns, the Aggies have settled down. The teams traded four punts to end the first quarter, before Utah State went for a 4th-and-1 conversion. The Aggies came up short and turned the ball over on downs, with Tennessee moving the ball until shanking a field goal attempt wide right. A quick three-and-out, a fumble and suddenly, Utah State is on the ropes. In the team’s opener at Tennessee, the stadium is l... Aggies settle down, Tennessee misses a field goal After a couple of quick strike touchdowns, the Aggies have settled down. The teams traded four punts to end the first quarter, before Utah State went for a 4th-and-1 conversion. The Aggies came up short and turned the ball over on downs, with Tennessee moving the ball until shanking a field goal attempt wide right. A quick three-and-out, a fumble and suddenly, Utah State is on the ropes. In the team’s opener at Tennessee, the stadium is l... 58358749@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:23:30 MDT Where you can watch, listen to the Aggies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58351699-55/network-cache-valley-aggies.html.csp The Aggies might be traveling across the country for their opener, but USU fans have plenty of ways to follow their team. The game will be televised nationally on the SEC Network, which unlike the Pac-12's network has an agreement with DirecTV making it easier for fans who don't travel to see the game. It will be broadcast on DirecTV Ch. 611 and carried on Dish Network Ch. 408 and Comcast Ch. 286 in Cache Valley. For the radio folks, KVNU 610 AM in Cache Valley is the flagship station for footba... The Aggies might be traveling across the country for their opener, but USU fans have plenty of ways to follow their team. The game will be televised nationally on the SEC Network, which unlike the Pac-12's network has an agreement with DirecTV making it easier for fans who don't travel to see the game. It will be broadcast on DirecTV Ch. 611 and carried on Dish Network Ch. 408 and Comcast Ch. 286 in Cache Valley. For the radio folks, KVNU 610 AM in Cache Valley is the flagship station for footba... 58351699@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:03:51 MDT Aggies to face sold out crowd in Tennessee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58350999-55/sold-state-aggies-crowd.html.csp Utah State's football players and coaches said this week they don't think they will be affected by Tennessee's loud crowd. But that might be easier said than done. The Vols have sold out their opener for the first time since 2007. Neyland Stadium has a capacity of 102,455, making it the fourth largest college stadium behind Michigan (109,901), Penn State (106,572) and Ohio State (104,851). The Aggies' biggest concern is communication along the offensive line, but Kevin Whimpey believes the team ... Utah State's football players and coaches said this week they don't think they will be affected by Tennessee's loud crowd. But that might be easier said than done. The Vols have sold out their opener for the first time since 2007. Neyland Stadium has a capacity of 102,455, making it the fourth largest college stadium behind Michigan (109,901), Penn State (106,572) and Ohio State (104,851). The Aggies' biggest concern is communication along the offensive line, but Kevin Whimpey believes the team ... 58350999@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:47:14 MDT USU track athlete wins sportsmanship award http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58349140-55/hawkins-award-track-ncaa.html.csp Track standout Utah State track athlete Chari Hawkins was named a recipient of the NCAA Student-Athlete Sportsmanship Award on Thursday. Hawkins, who was recognized with the Hal Rothman Sportsmanship Award in July by the Mountain West, earned the award for her actions in the 800 meters segment of the women’s heptathlon during the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Hawkins saw Georgia’s Kendall Williams trip and fall during the race and Hawkins slowed then helped Williams off the track. ... Track standout Utah State track athlete Chari Hawkins was named a recipient of the NCAA Student-Athlete Sportsmanship Award on Thursday. Hawkins, who was recognized with the Hal Rothman Sportsmanship Award in July by the Mountain West, earned the award for her actions in the 800 meters segment of the women’s heptathlon during the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Hawkins saw Georgia’s Kendall Williams trip and fall during the race and Hawkins slowed then helped Williams off the track. ... 58349140@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:15:03 MDT Aggies a popular pick http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58347624-55/aggies-fans-picks-082814.html.csp Some of the picks are coming in for Sunday's opener between the Aggies and Tennessee Vols. Here is one from FOX Sports that Aggie fans will like. I have a hunch the presence of Chuckie Keeton, a seasoned, cool-headed dynamic quarterback will have others taking the Aggies. What do you think fans? Some of the picks are coming in for Sunday's opener between the Aggies and Tennessee Vols. Here is one from FOX Sports that Aggie fans will like. I have a hunch the presence of Chuckie Keeton, a seasoned, cool-headed dynamic quarterback will have others taking the Aggies. What do you think fans? 58347624@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:41:03 MDT Aggies give inside look to being a student-athlete http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58343959-55/video-aggies-athlete-slick.html.csp Want to know what it is like to be a student-athlete at Utah State? The school has released a slick video of a behind-the-scenes look at what the school offers. The 8-minute video features quarterback Chuckie Keeton and gymnast Bailey McIntire talking about their experiences as well as clips of game highlights and of the facilities. It is a very well done recruiting tool by the Aggies, who wants to play?! Want to know what it is like to be a student-athlete at Utah State? The school has released a slick video of a behind-the-scenes look at what the school offers. The 8-minute video features quarterback Chuckie Keeton and gymnast Bailey McIntire talking about their experiences as well as clips of game highlights and of the facilities. It is a very well done recruiting tool by the Aggies, who wants to play?! 58343959@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:14:02 MDT Time to catch up on other MWC teams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58343066-55/season-opener-coach-state.html.csp Each week the beat writers who cover Mountain West teams compile a notebook that is shared among the writers.Here is this week's installment for the fans out there who go by the philosophy of "know thy enemy."AIR FORCEAir Force will enter this week's opener with 10 returning starters who combined for 56 starts last season. And that's just among guys on the second team.The projected starting lineup for Saturday's game against Nicholls State includes another 15 players who have previously started.... Each week the beat writers who cover Mountain West teams compile a notebook that is shared among the writers.Here is this week's installment for the fans out there who go by the philosophy of "know thy enemy."AIR FORCEAir Force will enter this week's opener with 10 returning starters who combined for 56 starts last season. And that's just among guys on the second team.The projected starting lineup for Saturday's game against Nicholls State includes another 15 players who have previously started.... 58343066@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:14:40 MDT Tickets available for induction ceremony http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58343127-55/available-ceremony-induction-tickets.html.csp Quick reminder from USU that tickets are available for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner scheduled for Sept. 5. More details are available on the website. Quick reminder from USU that tickets are available for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner scheduled for Sept. 5. More details are available on the website. 58343127@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:37:02 MDT USU basketball coach Morrill visits with football team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58343090-55/basketball-coach-football-morrill.html.csp USU basketball coach Stew Morrill paid the football team a visit after practice to give the Aggies a little boost as they prepare for Tennessee. Check out the video of his talk here. USU basketball coach Stew Morrill paid the football team a visit after practice to give the Aggies a little boost as they prepare for Tennessee. Check out the video of his talk here. 58343090@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:25:02 MDT Aggies confident as they prep for Vols http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58335533-55/aggies-confident-tennessee-vigil.html.csp The Aggies sound like a team that is confident, but not too confident, heading into their season opener at Tennessee during Monday's press conference. Utah State coach Matt Wells spoke of the Tennessee checkerboard painted end zones, the playing of Rocky Top and the spectacle of being able to play in front of 102,455 fans in Neyland Stadium as all part of the great atmosphere at Tennessee. But neither Wells nor his players think they'll be intimidated or in awe of Sunday's opener. "We've been th... The Aggies sound like a team that is confident, but not too confident, heading into their season opener at Tennessee during Monday's press conference. Utah State coach Matt Wells spoke of the Tennessee checkerboard painted end zones, the playing of Rocky Top and the spectacle of being able to play in front of 102,455 fans in Neyland Stadium as all part of the great atmosphere at Tennessee. But neither Wells nor his players think they'll be intimidated or in awe of Sunday's opener. "We've been th... 58335533@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:38:51 MDT Aggies' cross country teams ranked, prepare for season opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58335540-55/team-aggies-cross-finished.html.csp Utah State's cross country teams are ranked 11th in the Mountain Regional Preseason team the U.S. Track & Field Coaches Association announced Monday. The USU women's team finished fifth and the men's team finished sixth last year in the conference. The Aggies begin their season with the Aggie Invitational on Saturday at the Innovation Campus Wellness Park. Utah State's cross country teams are ranked 11th in the Mountain Regional Preseason team the U.S. Track & Field Coaches Association announced Monday. The USU women's team finished fifth and the men's team finished sixth last year in the conference. The Aggies begin their season with the Aggie Invitational on Saturday at the Innovation Campus Wellness Park. 58335540@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:38:51 MDT