WSU Wildcats - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.tribpreps.com Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Basketball: Weber State’s Berry head to Portsmouth Invitational http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57819096-77/berry-portsmouth-state-weber.html.csp Ogden • Weber State’s Davion Berry has been invited to participate in this week’s Portsmouth Invitational, one of the NBA’s important pre-draft tournaments. Berry is the only player from Utah who will participate at Portsmouth. He will be joined by two others players from the Big Sky Conference, North Dakota’s Troy Huff and Montana’s Kareem Jamar. Berry, a 6-foot-4 guard from Oakland, Calif., averaged 19.2 points per game last season. He was the Big Sky’s regular season and postseason tournament... Ogden • Weber State’s Davion Berry has been invited to participate in this week’s Portsmouth Invitational, one of the NBA’s important pre-draft tournaments. Berry is the only player from Utah who will participate at Portsmouth. He will be joined by two others players from the Big Sky Conference, North Dakota’s Troy Huff and Montana’s Kareem Jamar. Berry, a 6-foot-4 guard from Oakland, Calif., averaged 19.2 points per game last season. He was the Big Sky’s regular season and postseason tournament... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57819096@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:56:02 MDT Kragthorpe: Jay Hill applies Ute football model to Weber State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57810717-77/hill-utah-coach-state.html.csp Ogden When a valued member of the University of Utah’s football staff landed an in-state head coaching position and headed north, The Tribune published a big photo of Jay Hill. That was five years ago, when the accompanying story was about Gary Andersen’s move to Utah State. Easy mistake, because of their resemblance. And it was prescient. Hill also was going places in the profession, becoming Weber State’s coach last December. So here he is in Ogden, applying the blueprint that Andersen took... Ogden When a valued member of the University of Utah’s football staff landed an in-state head coaching position and headed north, The Tribune published a big photo of Jay Hill. That was five years ago, when the accompanying story was about Gary Andersen’s move to Utah State. Easy mistake, because of their resemblance. And it was prescient. Hill also was going places in the profession, becoming Weber State’s coach last December. So here he is in Ogden, applying the blueprint that Andersen took... 57810717@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:26:35 MDT Weber State’s Berry picked for Reese’s All-Star Game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57758613-77/game-berry-weber-points.html.csp Ogden • Weber State’s Davion Berry has been selected to play in the Reese’s College All-Star Game on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game will be played as part of the festivities surrounding the Final Four. Berry is one of 21 seniors who have been selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to participate in the game. The West team will be coaches by Stanford’s Johnny Dawkins. The East will be coached by Maryland’s Mark Turgeon. Berry is only the second player fro... Ogden • Weber State’s Davion Berry has been selected to play in the Reese’s College All-Star Game on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game will be played as part of the festivities surrounding the Final Four. Berry is one of 21 seniors who have been selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to participate in the game. The West team will be coaches by Stanford’s Johnny Dawkins. The East will be coached by Maryland’s Mark Turgeon. Berry is only the second player fro... 57758613@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:07:28 MDT Final: Arizona defeats Weber State 68-59 at NCAAs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57712602-77/weber-arizona-state-wildcats.html.csp SanDiego • Nobody expected Weber State to upset Arizona in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon. Nobody except the 16th-seeded Wildcats. It didn’t happen, of course. It’s never happens. The No. 1 seed always wins its opener and Arizona did this time, too. Nick Johnson scored 18 points and Aaron Gordon added 16 to lead the Pac 12 regular-season champions to a 68-59 victory at Viejas Arena. Weber State came close, however. Despite making only six of their first 30 shots and ... SanDiego • Nobody expected Weber State to upset Arizona in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon. Nobody except the 16th-seeded Wildcats. It didn’t happen, of course. It’s never happens. The No. 1 seed always wins its opener and Arizona did this time, too. Nick Johnson scored 18 points and Aaron Gordon added 16 to lead the Pac 12 regular-season champions to a 68-59 victory at Viejas Arena. Weber State came close, however. Despite making only six of their first 30 shots and ... 57712602@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:40:46 MDT NCAA West Region: Arizona eyes long run after beating Weber State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57714578-77/weber-arizona-state-johnson.html.csp San Diego • If Arizona makes a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, coach Sean Miller says the Wildcats might have to thank Weber State. Arizona, the top-seed in the West Region, defeated No. 16 Weber on Friday at Viejas Arena, 68-59. After the Wildcats advanced to the Round of 32, Miller said, “Weber State was playing great basketball today. No question, it was a good game for us to play. It reminded us how hard it is to play in this tournament.” On paper, Arizona will have more difficult tasks tha... San Diego • If Arizona makes a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, coach Sean Miller says the Wildcats might have to thank Weber State. Arizona, the top-seed in the West Region, defeated No. 16 Weber on Friday at Viejas Arena, 68-59. After the Wildcats advanced to the Round of 32, Miller said, “Weber State was playing great basketball today. No question, it was a good game for us to play. It reminded us how hard it is to play in this tournament.” On paper, Arizona will have more difficult tasks tha... 57714578@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:28:00 MDT Weber State’s biggest problem? Arizona defense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57709522-77/weber-arizona-state-wildcats.html.csp San Diego • Before Weber State can think about upsetting powerful Arizona in the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats must figure out how to score. Arizona rode an unrelenting defense to a 30-4 record and the No. 1 seed in the West Region. Weber State, the No. 16 seed, led the Big Sky Conference in scoring and 3-point shooting. The Wildcats dropped 88 points in North Dakota in the championship game of the league tournament. Arizona, however, is a different animal. The Pac-12 regular-season champion ran... San Diego • Before Weber State can think about upsetting powerful Arizona in the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats must figure out how to score. Arizona rode an unrelenting defense to a 30-4 record and the No. 1 seed in the West Region. Weber State, the No. 16 seed, led the Big Sky Conference in scoring and 3-point shooting. The Wildcats dropped 88 points in North Dakota in the championship game of the league tournament. Arizona, however, is a different animal. The Pac-12 regular-season champion ran... 57709522@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:37:09 MDT Weber State’s Tresnak now wants to beat Arizona http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57708867-77/weber-tresnak-arizona-state.html.csp San Diego • As a kid from Scottsdale, Kyle Tresnak grew up cheering for Arizona and dreaming of playing for the Wildcats. He eventually became a ’Cat — just not the Arizona variety. Tresnak is a senior center at Weber State and, on Friday, he’ll play his former favorite team in the NCAA Tournament at Viejas Arena. Weber will make it’s first appearance in the Big Dance since 2007. “I definitely followed them,” Tresnak said. “Being from Arizona, everyone chooses U of A or ASU. So I followed them.”... San Diego • As a kid from Scottsdale, Kyle Tresnak grew up cheering for Arizona and dreaming of playing for the Wildcats. He eventually became a ’Cat — just not the Arizona variety. Tresnak is a senior center at Weber State and, on Friday, he’ll play his former favorite team in the NCAA Tournament at Viejas Arena. Weber will make it’s first appearance in the Big Dance since 2007. “I definitely followed them,” Tresnak said. “Being from Arizona, everyone chooses U of A or ASU. So I followed them.”... 57708867@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:32:12 MDT Weber State basketball: ‘Kitty’ Corps helps ‘Cats reach NCAAs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57702133-77/weber-state-bolomboy-rahe.html.csp San Diego • Weber State’s first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2007 is more than a reward for its seniors, exposure for the program and a chance to shock the basketball world. It’s a glimpse into the Wildcats’ future, which couldn’t be much brighter. Although Weber will start seniors Davion Berry, Kyle Tresnak and Jordan Richardson in Friday’s tournament opener against Arizona, coach Randy Rahe’s rotation also includes four youngsters who form his next foundation. Even if No. 16 seed We... San Diego • Weber State’s first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2007 is more than a reward for its seniors, exposure for the program and a chance to shock the basketball world. It’s a glimpse into the Wildcats’ future, which couldn’t be much brighter. Although Weber will start seniors Davion Berry, Kyle Tresnak and Jordan Richardson in Friday’s tournament opener against Arizona, coach Randy Rahe’s rotation also includes four youngsters who form his next foundation. Even if No. 16 seed We... 57702133@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:18:48 MDT Weber State basketball: Arizona’s Final 4 quest starts vs. Wildcats http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697686-77/arizona-state-weber-game.html.csp Arizona’s long history in the NCAA tournament includes one national championship. Weber State would like to keep it that way. Top-seeded Arizona plays No. 16 seed Weber on Friday in the opening round of the West Regional in San Diego. Many believe the Pac 12 Wildcats will use the game as a launching pad for a deep run in the tournament — perhaps one that leads to its first title since 1997. While he isn’t conceding, Weber State coach Randy Rahe understands the sentiment. “They’ve got a truly out... Arizona’s long history in the NCAA tournament includes one national championship. Weber State would like to keep it that way. Top-seeded Arizona plays No. 16 seed Weber on Friday in the opening round of the West Regional in San Diego. Many believe the Pac 12 Wildcats will use the game as a launching pad for a deep run in the tournament — perhaps one that leads to its first title since 1997. While he isn’t conceding, Weber State coach Randy Rahe understands the sentiment. “They’ve got a truly out... 57697686@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:15:15 MDT Weber State football: New coach Hill open spring practice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697748-77/hill-spring-state-coach.html.csp Ogden • New head coach Jay Hill opens his first spring practice at Weber State on Tuesday afternoon. The Wildcats will conduct 15 practices leading up to the annual spring game on April 19, which will be played at Stewart Stadium beginning at 1 p.m. Hill replaced coach Jody Sears after last season, when the Wildcats finished 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the Big Sky Conference. “I’m really excited to get spring ball started,” said Hill, who is a former assistant at the University of Utah. “We’ve had a... Ogden • New head coach Jay Hill opens his first spring practice at Weber State on Tuesday afternoon. The Wildcats will conduct 15 practices leading up to the annual spring game on April 19, which will be played at Stewart Stadium beginning at 1 p.m. Hill replaced coach Jody Sears after last season, when the Wildcats finished 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the Big Sky Conference. “I’m really excited to get spring ball started,” said Hill, who is a former assistant at the University of Utah. “We’ve had a... 57697748@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:02:02 MDT