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Lynn Worthy

Reporter, Sports

801-257-8749, lworthy@sltrib.com


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  • USU SPORTS
    USU basketball: Barnaba leaving the program
    Utah State junior Ngor Barnaba will be leaving the men’s basketball program. The university confirmed on Monday that the 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward h...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 01:54 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Utah State quarterback Kent Myers (2) carries the ball as San Diego State safety Malik Smith (12) defends during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP) Utah State football notes: QB Kent Myers finding comfort zone in Aggies’ new offense
    Three weeks down and just two to go in the spring season for the Aggies. For returning players, the spring will serve to temper the shock of considera...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 08:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah State Aggies forward Jalen Moore (14) as Utah State hosts Air Force, NCAA basketball in Logan, Saturday February 25, 2017. USU basketball: Jalen Moore selected NABC all-district
    The National Association of Basketball Coaches named Aggies senior forward Jalen Moore a second-team all-district selection. The voting includes coach...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 03:57 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah State Aggies guard Sam Merrill (3) looks to pass as Utah State hosts Air Force, NCAA basketball in Logan, Saturday February 25, 2017. USU basketball showed flashes of potential in transition season
    Transition has defined the Utah State basketball program in recent years, and this season served as the starting point for another pivotal change. Fo...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 10:13 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah State Aggies linebacker Derek Larsen (49) walks off of the field after the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho Tuesday December 22, 2015.  Akron Zips defeated Utah State Aggies 23-21. USU’s Larsen boasts hometown pride
    Logan • The footsteps Derek Larsen followed that led him to play for his hometown college football team — those of his older brother B.J. — are the sa...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 07:34 am   |     |   Share
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  • USU SPORTS
    USU basketball: High-scoring guard DeAngelo Isby commits to Aggies
    The Aggies backcourt, which already figured to be the team’s strength going forward, will add an experienced scoring threat to a group that includes t...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 06:45 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    St. Mary’s Gaels center Jock Landale (34) shoots over Arizona Wildcats forward Lauri Markkanen (10) in the NCAA tournament in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 18, 2017. NCAA Tournament: Saint Mary’s couldn’t win against Arizona the way it had all season
    Saint Mary’s usual strengths — pounding the ball inside with junior center Jock Landale, knocking down 3-pointers and one of the toughest defenses in ...
    Updated Mar 18 2017 10:15 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   St. Mary’s Gaels guard Joe Rahon (25) takes questions during the team’s press conference at the NCAA Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Friday March 17, 2017. NCAA matchup: Arizona vs. Saint Mary’s
    Arizona: No. 2 seed, 31-4 record Saint Mary’s: No. 7 seed, 29-4 record 5:45 p.m. • Vivint Smart Home Arena • TV: Ch. 2 Four of the team’s combined eig...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 06:21 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier (35) gets past North Dakota Fighting Sioux guard Quinton Hooker (21) for a big dunk during the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 16, 2017. NCAA Tournament: Arizona holds off scrappy Big Sky champ North Dakota
    Too much and too big, that sums up what North Dakota faced in Pac-12 tournament champion Arizona. In the end, Arizona had too much size and too many s...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 07:57 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Virginia Commonwealth Rams forward Mo Alie-Cox (12) takes questions during the team’s press conference at the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. NCAA Tournament: VCU’s cardiac kids are confident
    The VCU program that captivated the nation with its underdog run to the final four in 2010-11 has seemingly traded in its “havoc” moniker in favor of ...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 08:06 pm   |     |   Share
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  • How they match up: Arizona vs. North Dakota
    The teams Arizona • No. 2 seed, 30-4 record North Dakota • No. 15 seed, 22-9 record When • 7:50 p.m. Where • Vivint Smart Home Arena TV • TBS Of Not...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 04:00 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)   Utah State Aggies quarterback Damion Hobbs,  runsagainst Colorado State in 2015, has decided to change positions and practiced with the receivers Tuesday. USU football: Offensive line a major focus this offseason
    Logan • While Utah State junior offensive lineman Quin Ficklin has earned time with the first-team offense at center, he’s not focused on position bat...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 12:00 am   |     |   Share
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  • USU SPORTS
    USU women’s basketball: Aggies to play in WBI
    The Utah State women’s basketball season is not over. The university announced on Monday night that it will accept a bid into the Women’s Basketball I...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 10:54 pm   |     |   Share
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  • FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) celebrates with teammates on the bench during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against TCU in Lawrence, Kan. Mason was selected as the All-Big 12 Player of the Year, Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, FIle) Midwest Region: Kansas grabs top seed; but path foward could be rugged
    Kansas’ loss to TCU in the Big 12 Conference tournament didn’t knock it out of a No. 1 seed, but its road through the Midwest Region is full of potent...
    Updated Mar 12 2017 07:18 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Utah Valley guard Ivory Young (13) dives on the ball over Utah Valley guard Hayden Schenck (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Western Athletic Conference tournament Friday, March 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow) Utah Valley basketball: Wolverines lose WAC semifinal in four overtimes to Cal-Bakersfield
    Las Vegas • It’s little comfort for the Utah Valley men’s basketball team, but they can certainly say nobody has ever come closer than they did to adv...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 11:40 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Utah State’s Jalen Moore, right, and Nevada’s Lindsey Drew go after a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference tournament Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) Utah State basketball: Jalen Moore wraps up Aggies career
    Las Vegas • Jalen Moore went down shooting. The local kid with the distinctive afro and deep Utah State roots finished his collegiate career with his ...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 10:54 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Utah State’s Koby McEwen, of Canada, left and Nevada’s Josh Hall watch a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference tournament Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) Utah State basketball: Aggies’ season ends with quarterfinal loss to Nevada
    Las Vegas • Nevada never stopped charging, at least not completely. The Aggies slowed the onslaught at times, but they could never fully stop the Moun...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 09:47 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Utah State’s Quinn Taylor, right, and UNLV’s Christian Jones vie for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Utah State basketball: Aggies happy to get Quinn Taylor back
    Las Vegas • Utah State redshirt sophomore forward Quinn Taylor had plenty of time to let random thoughts pop into his mind when he spent 90 minutes tr...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 05:22 pm   |     |   Share
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  • San Jose State’s Brandon Clark, left, and Ryan Welage right, fight for control of a loose ball with Utah State’s Norbert Janicek, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference tournament Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) Utah State basketball: Aggies storm past San Jose State with record-setting second half
    Las Vegas • Freshman point guard Koby McEwen provided the spark before halftime, and the rest of the Aggies’ Big Three — Jalen Moore and Sam Merrill —...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 06:45 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Utah State women’s basketball: UNLV knocks Aggies out of Mountain West tournament, 68-43
    Las Vegas • The Aggies will have more chances to make a run in the Mountain West Conference tournament. The core of their team will be back for at lea...
    Updated Mar 07 2017 11:33 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah State Aggies guard Koby McEwen (1) shoots as Utah State hosts Air Force, NCAA basketball in Logan, Saturday February 25, 2017. Utah State basketball: Aggies looking for Koby McEwen to steer ship in Mountain West Tournament
    Las Vegas • Placing the burden of the Utah State’s postseason hopes on the shoulders of freshman Koby McEwen wouldn’t be fair, but the Toronto native ...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 06:23 pm   |     |   Share
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  • USU SPORTS
    Utah State’s Koby McEwen (1) keeps the ball from Boise State players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger) USU basketball: Mountain West coaches honor Aggies McEwen and Moore
    The Mountain West Conference head coaches voted Utah State freshman point guard Koby McEwen the conference’s freshman of the year. The Mountain West a...
    Updated Mar 07 2017 02:56 pm   |     |   Share
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  • USU SPORTS
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Wyoming Cowboys forward Jordan Naughton (33) grabs a rebound from Utah State Aggies forward Quinn Taylor (22), in the Mountain West Conference playoff action, The Utah State Aggies vs. The Wyoming Cowboys, at the Thomas & Mack Center, in Las Vegas, Wednesday, March 8, 2016.   USU men’s basketball: Taylor headed for more tests
    The status of Utah State men’s basketball player Quinn Taylor remains uncertain headed into the Mountain West Conference Tournament. Taylor has been s...
    Updated Mar 06 2017 07:03 pm   |     |   Share
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  • USU SPORTS
    USU women’s basketball: Jerry Finkbeiner gets three-year extension
    Utah State Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell announced on Monday afternoon that the university and head women’s basketball coach ...
    Updated Mar 06 2017 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
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  • USU SPORTS
    Courtesy  |  Utah State Athletics  USU sophomore guard Rachel Brewster. USU women’s basketball: Three players honored by Mountain West
    Utah State freshman point guard Eliza West has been selected as women’s basketball freshman of the year in the Mountain West Conference. The conferenc...
    Updated Mar 06 2017 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Courtesy  |  Utah State Athletics  USU sophomore guard Rachel Brewster. USU women’s basketball: Aggies hoping to use Mountain West tournament as a springboard
    The Utah State women’s basketball team enters the Mountain West Conference tournament lacking experience, but with a growing confidence and a few ques...
    Updated Mar 05 2017 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
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  • USU SPORTS
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah State Aggies guard Koby McEwen (1) and Brigham Young Cougars forward Eric Mika (12) as BYU faces Utah State, NCAA basketball in Salt Lake City, Wednesday November 30, 2016. USU men’s basketball: McEwen, Moore honored by conference media
    Utah State freshman point guard Koby McEwen has been voted freshman of the year in the Mountain West Conference by members of the media covering the c...
    Updated Mar 05 2017 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
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  • USU SPORTS
    USU basketball: Taylor’s status unknown for Mountain West tournament
    Utah State forward Quinn Taylor’s availability for next week’s Mountain West Conference tournament is in question. Taylor, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound redsh...
    Updated Mar 04 2017 07:45 pm   |     |   Share
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  • USU SPORTS
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah State Aggies guard Rachel Brewster (25) blocks a shot by  Nevada Wolf Pack forward AJ Cephas (32), in Mountain West basketball action, Utah State Aggies vs. The Nevada Wolfpack, at the Thomas & Mack Center, in Las Vegas, Saturday, March 7, 2016.   USU women have an injury at point guard headed into MW Tournament
    Utah State freshman point guard Eliza West will be limited during the Mountain West Conference Tournament this coming week in Las Vegas. West, a 5-foo...
    Updated Mar 04 2017 02:18 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Utah guard Devon Daniels (3) brings the ball up court against Colorado in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 76-60. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah basketball: Daniels still sidelined for the Utes
    Utah freshman guard Devon Daniels sat out his second consecutive game Thursday night as part of a suspension announced by the school last week. Daniel...
    Updated Mar 02 2017 10:38 pm   |     |   Share
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