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The Aggies trade... Las Vegas • While Utah State officials said they are still deciding how to respond to San Diego State’s attempts to trademark the slogan “I believe that we will win,” a mantra made popular by the Aggies’ basketball fans, Utah State football coach Matt Wells said the issue is clear to him. “I was at Navy when they first started that chant, but it was Utah State that made it what it is,” he said. “We own it.” Who actually owns the rights may not be settled for several more months. The Aggies trade... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58216253@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:41:08 MDT USU notes: MWC commissioner worries schools will struggle because of legislation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58212596-77/schools-state-conferences-mwc.html.csp Las Vegas • Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson started off his media session pointing out all the great things about college football and noting the sport, in his opinion, is “healthier than it has ever been.” But then he got real. Thompson used much of his session here at MWC Media Days to warn of impending complications as conferences try to sort out and predict how new legislation will affect them. His biggest concern is how schools in the smaller conferences such as the Mountain West ... Las Vegas • Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson started off his media session pointing out all the great things about college football and noting the sport, in his opinion, is “healthier than it has ever been.” But then he got real. Thompson used much of his session here at MWC Media Days to warn of impending complications as conferences try to sort out and predict how new legislation will affect them. His biggest concern is how schools in the smaller conferences such as the Mountain West ... 58212596@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:28:01 MDT Utah State football: Chuckie’s back, and Mountain West notices http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58210665-77/keeton-state-quarterback-utah.html.csp Las Vegas • He was tabbed the Mountain West conference preseason offensive player of the year, his image and “Chuckie4 Heisman” is emblazoned on Utah State’s new notebooks and his spot at the MWC Media Day here in Las Vegas was one of the most crowded of all the coaches’ and players’. Through it all, Chuckie Keeton, Utah State’s highlight-making quarterback, smiled and basked in the attention and even maintained his sense of humor. “I’m going to pass out all those notebooks at camp and tell ever... Las Vegas • He was tabbed the Mountain West conference preseason offensive player of the year, his image and “Chuckie4 Heisman” is emblazoned on Utah State’s new notebooks and his spot at the MWC Media Day here in Las Vegas was one of the most crowded of all the coaches’ and players’. Through it all, Chuckie Keeton, Utah State’s highlight-making quarterback, smiled and basked in the attention and even maintained his sense of humor. “I’m going to pass out all those notebooks at camp and tell ever... 58210665@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:04:49 MDT Utah State football: Summer is over, work begins soon for Aggies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207446-77/wells-aggies-camp-keeton.html.csp Las Vegas • Utah State coach Matt Wells summed up his summer in one brief statement. “It was good, and now it’s over,” he said. So it begins. The Mountain West Conference’s annual media days, held Tuesday and Wednesday in Las Vegas, are the signal that preparations for the 2014 season are just a few days from beginning. The Aggies open preseason camp on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 2-4 p.m. All practices during fall camp are open to the public. Before then, Wells predicts he’ll be answering a lot of qu... Las Vegas • Utah State coach Matt Wells summed up his summer in one brief statement. “It was good, and now it’s over,” he said. So it begins. The Mountain West Conference’s annual media days, held Tuesday and Wednesday in Las Vegas, are the signal that preparations for the 2014 season are just a few days from beginning. The Aggies open preseason camp on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 2-4 p.m. All practices during fall camp are open to the public. Before then, Wells predicts he’ll be answering a lot of qu... 58207446@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:53:25 MDT Mountain West alters men’s basketball tournament format http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58198764-77/tournament-seed-format-mountain.html.csp Colorado Springs • The Mountain West Conference has announced a format change for its 2015 men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas. Because San Jose State has been ruled ineligible for the postseason due to poor APR scores, only 10 teams will participate in the tournament, scheduled March 11-14 at the Thomas & Mack Center. Under the updated format, the Nos. 1-6 seed will receive automatic bids into the quarterfinals. The opening round games will match the No. 7 seed against the No. 10 seed and ... Colorado Springs • The Mountain West Conference has announced a format change for its 2015 men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas. Because San Jose State has been ruled ineligible for the postseason due to poor APR scores, only 10 teams will participate in the tournament, scheduled March 11-14 at the Thomas & Mack Center. Under the updated format, the Nos. 1-6 seed will receive automatic bids into the quarterfinals. The opening round games will match the No. 7 seed against the No. 10 seed and ... 58198764@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:40:35 MDT Women’s basketball: Utah State will play Utah, BYU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58191161-77/utah-state-dec-nov.html.csp Logan -- The Utah State women’s basketball team will play 13 non-conference games this season, including four against in-state rivals Utah, BYU, Utah Valley and Westminster College. Coach Jerry Finkbeiner announced the schedule on Wednesday. Utah Valley visits Logan on Nov. 20 before the Aggies travel to Utah on Dec. 3. A home game against Westminster follows on Dec. 6 before Utah State concludes preparation for the Mountain West Conference season by playing host to BYU on Dec. 22. The Aggies op... Logan -- The Utah State women’s basketball team will play 13 non-conference games this season, including four against in-state rivals Utah, BYU, Utah Valley and Westminster College. Coach Jerry Finkbeiner announced the schedule on Wednesday. Utah Valley visits Logan on Nov. 20 before the Aggies travel to Utah on Dec. 3. A home game against Westminster follows on Dec. 6 before Utah State concludes preparation for the Mountain West Conference season by playing host to BYU on Dec. 22. The Aggies op... 58191161@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:44:01 MDT Utah State Aggies prepare to battle over ‘I believe’ slogan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58187593-77/state-trademark-believe-utah.html.csp The popular Utah State basketball chant “I believe that we will win,” might be moving from the Spectrum’s court to another during this offseason. USU school officials are mulling what steps to take after learning last week San Diego State filed for usage of the “I believe” slogan with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in October 2011 for its clothing shop, Aztec Shops Ltd. The rights would include usage of the slogan on any caps, hats, jackets, bottoms, shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts and other... The popular Utah State basketball chant “I believe that we will win,” might be moving from the Spectrum’s court to another during this offseason. USU school officials are mulling what steps to take after learning last week San Diego State filed for usage of the “I believe” slogan with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in October 2011 for its clothing shop, Aztec Shops Ltd. The rights would include usage of the slogan on any caps, hats, jackets, bottoms, shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts and other... 58187593@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:12:17 MDT Utah State football: Two players face charges in separate incidents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58190937-77/natson-butler-charges-court.html.csp Two players from the Utah State football team are facing separate legal troubles that landed them both in court early this week. Senior receiver Ronald Butler, 22, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He appeared in Logan City Justice Court for the first time Tuesday to answer to two misdemeanor charges. If convicted, Butler could face up to 9 months in jail. Junior receiver Bruce Natson, 19, known around the team as “Jojo,” was in court Monday for a Class ... Two players from the Utah State football team are facing separate legal troubles that landed them both in court early this week. Senior receiver Ronald Butler, 22, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He appeared in Logan City Justice Court for the first time Tuesday to answer to two misdemeanor charges. If convicted, Butler could face up to 9 months in jail. Junior receiver Bruce Natson, 19, known around the team as “Jojo,” was in court Monday for a Class ... 58190937@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:14:02 MDT USU’s Keeton, Fackrell named to award watchlists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58157139-77/season-keeton-state-award.html.csp The legend of Chuckie Keeton continues to build, even after the Utah State quarterback spent most of last season injured. Keeton was named to the Maxwell Award watchlist Monday, awarded to the best player in the college ranks each season. Keeton tore his ACL and MCL in the Aggies’ loss to BYU last season, missing the last eight games of the season. However, Keeton showed major flashes of talent in the first six games of the season, tossing 18 touchdowns and rushing for two more along with 1,38... The legend of Chuckie Keeton continues to build, even after the Utah State quarterback spent most of last season injured. Keeton was named to the Maxwell Award watchlist Monday, awarded to the best player in the college ranks each season. Keeton tore his ACL and MCL in the Aggies’ loss to BYU last season, missing the last eight games of the season. However, Keeton showed major flashes of talent in the first six games of the season, tossing 18 touchdowns and rushing for two more along with 1,38... 58157139@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:13:05 MDT Ex-Utah St. star Jarred Shaw to play in NBA summer league http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58144376-77/league-summer-shaw-games.html.csp Logan • Former Utah State center Jarred Shaw will play for the Charlotte Hornets in the upcoming Las Vegas Summer League. Shaw averaged 14.1 points and 8.3 rebounds last season while gaining honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference honors. He played in 27 games, all as a starter for coach Stew Morrill. The summer league will be held July 11-21 at UNLV. NBA-TV will air 67 games from the summer league, including 38 on a live basis. The Salt Lake Tribune Logan • Former Utah State center Jarred Shaw will play for the Charlotte Hornets in the upcoming Las Vegas Summer League. Shaw averaged 14.1 points and 8.3 rebounds last season while gaining honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference honors. He played in 27 games, all as a starter for coach Stew Morrill. The summer league will be held July 11-21 at UNLV. NBA-TV will air 67 games from the summer league, including 38 on a live basis. The Salt Lake Tribune 58144376@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:32:29 MDT