WILDCATS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WILDCATS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) College football: Southern Utah rallies past Weber State, 31-28 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58463767-77/utah-weber-southern-green.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58463767-77/utah-weber-southern-green.html.csp">College football: Southern Utah rallies past Weber State, 31-28</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T23:36:12.502-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 11:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cedar City •For Southern Utah, it was victory at long last. For Weber State, the search for victory will last a little longer. Quarterback Ammon Olsen threw for second-half touchdowns and defensive back Josh Smith intercepted a pass at the goal line with five second remaining Saturday night to help Southern Utah defeat Weber State, 31-28. The Thunderbirds improved to 1-4 this season in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams. The Wildcats dropped to 0-5. “That was a game where one team was...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58463767@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 23:36:12 MDT Prep football: Woods Cross shuts out Bountiful http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58459862-190/cross-woods-bountiful-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58459862-190/cross-woods-bountiful-game.html.csp">Prep football: Woods Cross shuts out Bountiful</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T23:28:15.637-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Woods Cross • The students weren’t supposed to be there, but they didn’t care. Moments after the Woods Cross Wildcats defeated rival Bountiful 10-0, an exhausting matchup between two of the more physical teams in Class 4A, the Wildcat student body swarmed its football team. Quarterback Tanner Hammond was handed the school’s flag at the 50-yard line. The senior grabbed it, hoisted it high, waving it back and forth as Woods Cross sang the school’s fight song. It was the definition of a rivalry win...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58459862@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:28:15 MDT Prep football: South Summit 42, Summit Academy 24 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58435125-190/summit-jones-south-yards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58435125-190/summit-jones-south-yards.html.csp">Prep football: South Summit 42, Summit Academy 24</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jon Clifford</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T23:29:55.76-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bluffdale • Not so fast, our young friends. South Summit showed it isn’t yet ready to step down from its perch atop Class 2A, routing previously undefeated Summit Academy 42-24 Friday night. The defending champion Wildcats (3-1) pounded the host Bears (3-1) on the ground, with 292 rushing yards and four touchdowns — three by shifty senior quarterback Ty Jones. “It was huge,” said Jones, who also threw for 146 yards and two touchdowns. “It put us up into first place. We wanted it more than anythi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58435125@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:29:55 MDT Weber State football: ‘Cats hope to avoid mistakes vs. SFA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430599-77/state-weber-austin-stephen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430599-77/state-weber-austin-stephen.html.csp">Weber State football: ‘Cats hope to avoid mistakes vs. SFA</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T23:29:57.169-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nacogdoches, Texas • Weber State gets its final tuneup before the start of the Big Sky Conference season Saturday, when the Wildcats visit Stephen F. Austin. Weber is 0-3 under first-year coach Jay Hill, who watched his team self-destruct in last week’s 42-31 loss at Sacramento State. Because of the Big Sky’s unbalanced schedule, the game did not count in the league standings. “We were out-executed early in the game and made lots of mistakes ... that were really costly,” Hill said. “We have to g...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58430599@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:29:57 MDT Prep football: Hammond leads undefeated Woods Cross past East http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58408621-190/cross-woods-wildcats-east.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58408621-190/cross-woods-wildcats-east.html.csp">Prep football: Hammond leads undefeated Woods Cross past East</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T23:21:16.53-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Woods Cross • Many considered the Region 6 opener between Woods Cross and East to be the fourth-ranked Wildcats’ first major test of the season. They passed. Senior quarterback Tanner Hammond threw three touchdown passes and the Woods Cross defense forced six turnovers as the Wildcats stayed unbeaten with a 45-28 victory over the Leopards. Trailing most of the way, East pulled within 31-28 on Avery Hopkins’ 48-yard touchdown run with 10:14 remaining in the game. On the first play after the score...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58408621@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:21:16 MDT College football: North Dakota beats Weber State for 26th straight win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58382525-77/state-weber-dakota-green.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58382525-77/state-weber-dakota-green.html.csp">College football: North Dakota beats Weber State for 26th straight win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T00:11:58.127-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • Don’t ask new Weber State coach Jay Hill about moral victories. He doesn’t believe in them. If he did, however, Hill could not be blamed for feeling considerable satisfaction after North Dakota State managed a 24-7 win over the Wildcats on Saturday night. The Bison entered the game as the No. 1 ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision. They had opened the season with a 34-14 win at Iowa State. Still, North Dakota State didn’t secure its 26th straight victory until it stopped ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58382525@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:11:58 MDT Pac-12 football: Arizona holds off UT-San Antonio on the road http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58376505-77/yards-arizona-jones-antonio.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58376505-77/yards-arizona-jones-antonio.html.csp">Pac-12 football: Arizona holds off UT-San Antonio on the road</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T23:15:52.295-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Antonio • Nick Wilson ran for 172 yards on 29 carries and scored the go-ahead touchdown in Arizona’s 26-23 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Thursday night. Cayleb Jones had an 85-yard scoring reception for Arizona on the first play from scrimmage, and redshirt freshman Anu Solomon was 17 of 32 for 231 yards after throwing for 425 yards and four touchdowns last week in the Wildcats’ opening victory over UNLV. Wilson’s 2-yard touchdown run gave Arizona a 20-16 lead with 26 seconds left in the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58376505@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:15:52 MDT Pac-12: Arizona's trip to UTSA looks tougher now http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58373196-89/arizona-utsa-week-yards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58373196-89/arizona-utsa-week-yards.html.csp">Pac-12: Arizona's trip to UTSA looks tougher now</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T08:01:02.036-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 08:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Pac-12's worst nonconference schedule, belonging to Arizona, continues Thursday as the Wildcats visit Texas-San Antonio in a 6 p.m. MDT kickoff on Fox Sports 1.But this game got a little more interesting after last week, when UTSA subdued Houston's prolific offense in a 27-7 victory. The Roadrunners held UH to 208 total yards, while creating six takeaways.So maybe this will be more of a test than last September's 38-13 win for Arizona in Tucson. The Wildcats looked unstoppable last week agai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373196@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:01:02 MDT Prep football: Woods Cross 27, Judge 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352956-190/judge-cross-woods-wildcats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352956-190/judge-cross-woods-wildcats.html.csp">Prep football: Woods Cross 27, Judge 14</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eric Butler</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T00:03:23.824-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 12:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Woods Cross • Sometimes it’s not a big deal when a team plays a larger school one classification up. On Friday night, it was a big deal. Not because Class 3A Judge Memorial lost 27-14 to Class 4A Woods Cross, but because of how it happened. After getting out to a 14-0 lead, the Bulldogs ended up falling to the Wildcats thanks to resiliency on Woods Cross’ part and just plain ol’ attrition. “They’re a great football team. They are big, they are strong, and fast all over the field,” Woods Cross co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352956@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:03:23 MDT 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 <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343354-77/state-hill-weber-arizona.html.csp">College football: Weber State opens Jay Hill era against No. 19 ASU</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T23:28:57.838-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343354@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:28:57 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 <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58317176-77/state-hill-weber-smith.html.csp">Weber State football: Jay Hill energizes Wildcats in first year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T23:04:37.792-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317176@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:37 MDT Pac-12 football preview — Arizona hopes to claw way into conversation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58284813-89/arizona-pac-season-wildcats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58284813-89/arizona-pac-season-wildcats.html.csp">Pac-12 football preview — Arizona hopes to claw way into conversation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T17:49:18.728-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 05:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 2014 season could be a banner year for the Pac-12. The buzz all summer is about how the conference has an army of special players returning, and how much better so many teams seem to be. UCLA or Oregon are early nominees to make the college football playoff. And yet, amid the positivity, it seems Arizona is hardly mentioned as a candidate for improving on last season's 8-5 record and fourth-place finish in the South Division. Coach Rich Rodriguez has a few thoughts on that. Can the Wildcats ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284813@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:49:18 MDT