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Last Updated Apr 28, 2015 07:47AM

In the past few years, Utah State University has completed the $6.5 million ICON Sports Performance Center, the $9.7 million Wayne Estes basketball practice facility, landed a $2.4 million Nike apparel contract and announced a 21-year agreement with Maverik that …

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  • Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton (16) tries to get away from a Tennessee defender at Neyland Stadium, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 in Knoxville, Tenn.  (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)
Kragthorpe: Can Utah, BYU or USU football teams finish any better than 8-4?
    Utah’s newest co-offensive coordinators insisted they were keeping the old stuff, only doing it better. BYU’s most important player just kept practici...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 06:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Marcus Williams (20) pulls in game ending touchdown interception at the Utah Football Red & White game in Salt Lake City, Saturday April 25, 2015. Kragthorpe: Confidence in Ute football team’s offense is matter of faith (with video)
    The Utah football fans who stopped tailgating long enough to fill about one-fourth of Rice-Eccles Stadium’s seats for a couple of hours finally were r...
    Updated Apr 26 2015 05:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, Brigham Young quarterback Taysom Hill (4) passes the ball in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game against Utah State in Provo, Utah. Taysom Hill continues to recover from a season-ending injury as spring practices wrap up. The senior is anxious to return to 100 percent and belives the Cougar offense can be the best in school history in 2015.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) BYU football: For Cougars, football independence has a limited shelf life
    Provo • Back in the summer of 2010, after in-state rival Utah received an invitation to join the Pac-12, BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall proclaim...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 06:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes quarterback Travis Wilson (7) and his teammates during a practice Tuesday April 21, 2015. Utah football: Hope abounds as Utes head into summer
    The Utes had to win six games. They needed to go to a bowl game, and to do that, they needed, seemingly, magic. You could sooner pull a rabbit out of ...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 10:29 am   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Iraq War veteran Nate Harris is acknowledge at the Utah Football Red & White game in Salt Lake City, Saturday April 25, 2015, with five boys who raised money on his behalf. Utah football: Children lead drive for tickets, specialized van for Iraq war veteran
    Nate Harris thought his van was going to the shop to get the air conditioner fixed. It was fixed. And then there were a few other changes. Like the te...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 06:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Quarterback Conner Manning looks to pass at the Utah Football Red & White game in Salt Lake City, Saturday April 25, 2015. Utah Football: Defense reigns in spring game as White beats Red 12-0 (with video)
    With Travis Wilson, Kendal Thompson and Chase Hansen on the sidelines, another Utah quarterback stole the show Saturday. Alas, alumni-game starter Sco...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 05:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • State colleges: BYU men’s volleyball team falls to USC
    men’s volleyball • The University of Southern California defeated BYU 3-2 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation quarterfinal on Saturday night in Lo...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 10:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah athletics: Crimson Club HOF class includes Jamal Anderson, George Seifert, ‘98 Runnin Utes
    Utah announced its 2015 Crimson Club Hall of Fame class during the football team's spring game Saturday, and it's a particularly large one. That's bec...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 04:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Weber State football: Wildcats coach Hills says defense ‘looked great’ in spring game
    Ogden • Eric Wilkes ran for 37 yards and a touchdown Saturday, leading the White team to a 14-7 victory over the Purple team in Weber State’s annual s...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 06:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)               
Utah State athletics director Scott Barnes in the north end zone with the Laub Center in the background at Romney Stadium, Monday, October 10, 2011. Kragthorpe: Scott Barnes will leave a historic legacy at USU
    In seven years, Scott Barnes accomplished more than any athletic director in Utah State's history. Nobody else even comes close. As Barnes leaves Loga...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah quarterback Kendal Thompson (1) passes during the second quarter against Oregon State in an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen) Utah football: After remarkably fast recovery, Kendal Thompson is ready to compete in fall
    Kendal Thompson’s time had arrived, he told his father. He had earned the trust of Utah’s coaches. He knew everything Oregon’s defense would do. “In h...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 11:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • State colleges: Errors, walks doom Utes
    Utah dropped the first match of a three-game series, 10-3, to Washington State in Salt Lake City after the Cougars took advantage of Ute errors in the...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 10:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham during University of Utah Spring scrimmage at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Utah football notes: Players may work long hours, but Whittingham wonders what you could cut (with video)
    On Tuesday, CBS Sports obtained results from a Pac-12 study on the time demands of its teams. The results aren’t likely to shock you, but they’re a go...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 11:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah wide receiver Tyrone Smith (80) runs the ball during a practice Tuesday April 21, 2015. Utah football: Fresno teacher’s belief propelled WR Tyrone Smith to Division I
    Junior cornerback Dominique Hatfield had clung to Tyrone Smith like gum to Smith’s cleat, but when the 6-foot-4 freshman wideout raised one hand above...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 08:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Weber State's Joel Bolomboy, right, is double-teamed by Arizona's Kaleb Tarczewski, left, and Aaron Gordon during the second half in a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Big Sky basketball tournaments will be played in Reno
    Ogden • The Big Sky Conference announced Friday a three-year agreement to play the league’s basketball tournaments in Reno. Starting in 2016, the men’...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 10:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Weber State at Eastern Washington At Reese Court, Cheney, Wash. Tip-off • 3 p.m. MST TV • None Radio • 1430-AM Records • Weber State 5-6, 0-0; Easter...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Scott Barnes, left, answers questions during a news conference after he was introduced by University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, right, as the university's new athletic director, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) USU athletics: Barnes introduced as Pitt athletic director
    As one search ends, another begins. Scott Barnes, Utah State’s athletic director since 2008, was introduced as Pitt’s new athletic director on Friday,...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 06:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
BYU track star Shaquille Walker works out in Provo, Wednesday April 22, 2015. BYU track: Cougars’ Shaq is short, slender — and record-breaking
    Provo • Shaquille Walker is doing what no BYU middle-distance runner has ever done before on the track this season — both indoor and outdoor — but the...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 10:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Surging Cougars open MPSF playoffs at USC
    Provo • Undefeated in April (4-0) after going winless in March (0-6), BYU men’s volleyball team will try to keep its late-season momentum going on Sat...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 03:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • State colleges: BYU tennis falls in quarterfials to Pepperdine
    Men’s tennis • In San Diego, BYU fell 4-0 to Pepperdine in the quarterfinals of the West Coast Conference tournament Thursday to close out its season....
    Updated Apr 23 2015 11:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Quarterback Travis Wilson, right, looks for an opening as the University of Utah football team practices at Rice Eccles stadium on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Kragthorpe: BYU’s Taysom Hill, USU’s Chuckie Keeton, Utes’ Travis Wilson targeting big finishes
    They have played through knee injuries, a broken leg and a career-threatening brain condition. And now, BYU’s Taysom Hill, Utah State’s Chuckie Keeton...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 05:45 pm   |     |   Share