WSU Wildcats - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/cat/WSUWildcats 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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) College football: Weber State opens Jay Hill era against No. 19 ASU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343354-77/state-hill-weber-arizona.html.csp Tempe, Ariz. • Weber State hopes its second game against a Pac-12 opponent goes better than the first. Last year, the Wildcats visited Utah and were mauled, 70-7. The loss seemed to put them on their heels for the rest of the season. They finished 2-10 and lacked competitiveness on the road, where they lost seven games by a combined 358-68. This year, Weber State hopes its opener at Arizona State provides a springboard to better things, even though beating the 19th-ranked Sun Devils would be a ... Tempe, Ariz. • Weber State hopes its second game against a Pac-12 opponent goes better than the first. Last year, the Wildcats visited Utah and were mauled, 70-7. The loss seemed to put them on their heels for the rest of the season. They finished 2-10 and lacked competitiveness on the road, where they lost seven games by a combined 358-68. This year, Weber State hopes its opener at Arizona State provides a springboard to better things, even though beating the 19th-ranked Sun Devils would be a ... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58343354@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:30:44 MDT Weber State football: Jay Hill energizes Wildcats in first year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58317176-77/state-hill-weber-smith.html.csp It has been a frustrating 28 months for Weber State football. As the 2014 season approaches, however, there is renewed hope that the Wildcats can rise from the rubble of the John L. Smith fiasco and re-emerge as competitive in the Big Sky Conference. Remember Smith? He’s the veteran Division I coach who was given a second chance in his profession by Weber State athletic director Jerry Bovee, only to quit four months into the job. Smith never coached a game at Weber State, but the wounds his abru... It has been a frustrating 28 months for Weber State football. As the 2014 season approaches, however, there is renewed hope that the Wildcats can rise from the rubble of the John L. Smith fiasco and re-emerge as competitive in the Big Sky Conference. Remember Smith? He’s the veteran Division I coach who was given a second chance in his profession by Weber State athletic director Jerry Bovee, only to quit four months into the job. Smith never coached a game at Weber State, but the wounds his abru... 58317176@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:42:10 MDT Wyoming junior college coach named Weber State assistant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58322517-77/coach-smiley-state-weber.html.csp Ogden • Steve Smiley has been named an assistant at Weber State, head coach Randy Rahe announced Thursday. Smiley has been the head coach and athletic director at Sheridan (Wyo.) College, for the last six years. He replaces Phil Beckner, who left after seven years with the Wildcats to become an assistant coach with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Developmental League. Smiley posted a record of 153-43 at Sheridan. He was a two-time North Region coach of the year. In all, 38 of his players moved on to ... Ogden • Steve Smiley has been named an assistant at Weber State, head coach Randy Rahe announced Thursday. Smiley has been the head coach and athletic director at Sheridan (Wyo.) College, for the last six years. He replaces Phil Beckner, who left after seven years with the Wildcats to become an assistant coach with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Developmental League. Smiley posted a record of 153-43 at Sheridan. He was a two-time North Region coach of the year. In all, 38 of his players moved on to ... 58322517@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:51:25 MDT Weber State basketball: Beckner leaves ‘Cats for D-League job http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58313246-77/beckner-state-weber-basketball.html.csp Ogden • Longtime Weber State assistant basketball coach Phil Beckner is leaving the program. Beckner has accepted a job as an assistant coach with the Tulsa 66ers, who are the NBA Development League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Beckner has spent the last seven years at Weber State, where he helped guide the Wildcats to three Big Sky regular-season championships. “Our whole program is excited and happy for Phil,” Weber State head coach Randy Rahe said. “No one has been more dedicated, ... Ogden • Longtime Weber State assistant basketball coach Phil Beckner is leaving the program. Beckner has accepted a job as an assistant coach with the Tulsa 66ers, who are the NBA Development League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Beckner has spent the last seven years at Weber State, where he helped guide the Wildcats to three Big Sky regular-season championships. “Our whole program is excited and happy for Phil,” Weber State head coach Randy Rahe said. “No one has been more dedicated, ... 58313246@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:07:01 MDT