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Utah State forward Justin Bean (34) shoots as San Jose State guard Richard Washington (22) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)

Utah State teetering on the NCAA Tournament bubble after sweeping Nevada at home

By Alex Vejar | March 1, 2021, 10:48 p.m.

Utah State head coach Craig Smith yells toward the court against Saint Mary's during the second half of a NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Breaking down Craig Smith’s new contract with Utah State men’s basketball

By Alex Vejar | February 25, 2021, 8:20 p.m.

Utah State's Neemias Queta (23) competes for a rebound with UNLV's Cheikh Mbacke Diong, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Utah State men’s basketball gets two games added back to its schedule

By Alex Vejar | February 23, 2021, 9:35 p.m.

Utah State center Neemias Queta (23) dunks the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boise State Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 at ExtraMile Arena in Boise, Idaho. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Utah State defense trending downward in back-to-back losses to Boise State

By Alex Vejar | February 20, 2021, 7:21 a.m.

Boise State guard Marcus Shaver, Jr. and teammate Abu Kigab pressure Utah State guard Marco Anthony during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 at ExtraMile Arena in Boise, Idaho. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Injury to starting Utah State point guard reaches further than 79-70 loss to Boise State

By Alex Vejar | February 18, 2021, 1:52 p.m.

Utah State head coach Craig Smith, left, greets Utah State's Marco Anthony during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Utah State, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Utah State men’s basketball coach Craig Smith has a new contract, just in time for the two big games against Boise State

By Alex Vejar | February 17, 2021, 12:14 a.m.

Utah State guard Marco Anthony (44) dribbles the ball as San Diego State forward Keshad Johnson (0) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

Inside the defensive prowess of Utah State guard Marco Anthony

By Alex Vejar | February 9, 2021, 7:29 p.m.

Utah State guard Sean Bairstow (2) drives to the basket as San Diego State guard Trey Pulliam defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

Utah State men’s basketball series with Wyoming postponed

By Alex Vejar | February 9, 2021, 5:04 p.m.

Utah State's Neemias Queta drives into UNLV's Cheikh Mbacke Diong during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Utah State, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Neemias Queta scores 14 to lift Utah State over Fresno State, 69-53

By The Associated Press | February 5, 2021, 2:20 p.m.

Courtesy of Wade Denniston, Utah State University
Blake Anderson speaks at a ceremony in Logan on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020  officially introducing him as Utah State University's 29th head football coach.

Playing catchup, new Utah State football coach Blake Anderson brings in a load of transfers on signing day

By Alex Vejar | February 3, 2021, 10:24 p.m.

Utah State guard Marco Anthony (44) dribbles the ball as San Diego State forward Keshad Johnson (0) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

A look at Utah State men’s basketball’s chances to make the NCAA Tournament

By Alex Vejar | January 31, 2021, 9:01 p.m.

Utah State guard Rollie Worster drives to the basket as Colorado State guard Isaiah Stevens (4) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

Utah State makes beautiful basketball music on offense, led by two true freshman point guards

By Alex Vejar | January 28, 2021, 10:49 p.m.

Utah State's Neemias Queta drives into UNLV's Cheikh Mbacke Diong during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Utah State, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Rollie Worster’s near triple-double helps Utah State beat UNLV, halt losing skid

By The Associated Press | January 28, 2021, 2:17 p.m.

Utah State guard Marco Anthony (44) dribbles the ball as San Diego State forward Keshad Johnson (0) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

Utah State drops second straight, falls to UNLV 59-56

By The Associated Press | January 26, 2021, 1:55 p.m.

Courtesy of Wade Denniston, Utah State University
Blake Anderson speaks at a ceremony in Logan on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020  officially introducing him as Utah State University's 29th head football coach.

How new Utah State football coach Blake Anderson and his staff want to resurrect the Aggies

By Alex Vejar | January 22, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Utah State guard Rollie Worster drives to the basket as Colorado State guard Isaiah Stevens (4) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

Utah State’s 11-game winning streak ends in 84-76 loss to Colorado State

By The Associated Press | January 22, 2021, 3:33 p.m.

(Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, pool photo) Utah State guard Steven Ashworth, left, dribbles the ball as Colorado State guard Kendle Moore defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Logan, Utah.

Why Utah State men’s basketball keeps winning

By Alex Vejar | January 20, 2021, 7:58 a.m.

Utah State guard Sean Bairstow (2) drives to the basket as San Diego State guard Trey Pulliam defends during the first half of their game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Logan. Utah State won that game, then defeated the Aztecs 64-59 in Logan on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 for a sweep of the two MWC games. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

Steven Ashworth shines in Utah State men’s basketball’s 64-59 win over San Diego State

By Alex Vejar | January 16, 2021, 10:33 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Wade Denniston, Utah State University) Blake Anderson speaks at a ceremony in Logan on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, officially introducing him as Utah State University's 29th head football coach.

Utah State football names offensive and defensive coordinators

By Alex Vejar | January 15, 2021, 11:17 p.m.

Noelle Cockett, president of Utah State University

USU president Noelle Cockett, AD John Hartwell exonerated in probe of alleged discriminatory remarks

By Alex Vejar | January 15, 2021, 11:14 p.m.

Utah State guard Sean Bairstow (2) drives to the basket as San Diego State guard Trey Pulliam defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

Utah State basketball’s 57-45 win over San Diego State has implications for the near future

By Alex Vejar | January 15, 2021, 2:48 p.m.

Utah State interim head coach Frank Maile, center, speaks to his players during a time out in the first half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game against North Texas in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

Former Utah State interim coach Frank Maile headed to Boise State

By Alex Vejar | January 13, 2021, 9:42 p.m.

Utah State center Neemias Queta (23) looks to shoot as UNLV forward Nick Blair (20) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)

Utah State center Neemias Queta stayed in Logan during quarantine. Now the Aggies are reaping the benefits from his improved game.

By Alex Vejar | January 13, 2021, 11:42 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Noelle Cockett, president of Utah State University, speaks at a news conference in the state's Emergency Operations Center  on Thursday, March 12, 2020 addressing the current state of COVID-19 in Utah. Results from the Utah Board of Higher Education's independent investigation into discriminatory remarks allegedly made by Cockett about then-interim head coach Frank Maile are expected to be released Friday.

Report on USU president Noelle Cockett investigation expected to be released Friday

By Julie Jag | January 13, 2021, 10:59 p.m.

San Jose State guard Seneca Knight (13) has his shot blocked by Utah State center Trevin Dorius (32) as forward Justin Bean (34) helps defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

Justin Bean carries Utah State over New Mexico, 82-46, for season sweep of Lobos

By The Associated Press | January 9, 2021, 3:43 p.m.