Utah 4A Hoops: Boys Tournament Wraps Round One.
All the waiting, anticipation and eagerness for postseason basketball is now in the rearview as the tournament is officially underway. Replacing the anticipation is pure adrenaline as teams fight to stay alive, as they fight to go the distance. For the boy’s bracket, things got cooking with 8 games to...
Utah State Football Announces Addition Of Assistant Coaches
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah State head football coach Blake Anderson announced the addition of six coaches to his staff for the upcoming 2024 season. The Aggies shared the news of the hires on Thursday, February 22. “Staff changes are always difficult, but at the same time necessary in...
2024 Recruiting Breakdown: Utah State
Welcome to the eighth post in our twelve-part recruiting breakdown series. Today will look at the #8 team in our rankings, Utah State. Utah State continues to form its class in a variety of ways, through high school recruits, junior college players, and transfers. Also, they continue to be one of the best in the conference at recruiting in their home state. The focus was clearly on finding recruits who could see the field sooner rather than later. In fact, over two-thirds of this class already has some form of college experience, so it’s safe to say they achieved what they set out to do. To see what the Aggies put together, read below.
Prep girls basketball: Bobcats overcome slow start, top Mustangs and advance; Riverhawks and Wolves also win
SMITHFIELD – Having split during the regular season, the rubber game Thursday night had more than just pride on the line. In a second round game of the 4A Girls Basketball Championships, a trip to the quarterfinals was on the line between Region 11 foes Sky View and Mountain Crest. The Bobcats shook off some early turnovers and held off a Mustang rally late in the game to advance with a 44-37 win.
Utah State did not flinch in staying atop MW
It seems like every time the Utah State men’s basketball team is on the verge of slipping out of first place in the Mountain West Conference, they turn in a performance like Tuesday night. Tied atop the league standings with No. 19 San Diego State entering the latest game,...
Aggies' Andy Hill making the most of his time back coaching in Beehive State
LOGAN — Andy Hill is no stranger to Utah. After coaching at the University of Utah for 10 years, he found a love for the state, the people, and the outdoor activities. He coached several NCAA Tournament teams, including one who made a run to the Sweet 16, and coached three future first-round NBA draft picks.
Women’s basketball destroys competition
The Utah State University Eastern Eagles took on Central Wyoming Community College in a 70-41 victorious win. The Eagles started the game off hot, taking the lead in the first quarter 23-9, as they went on to win the second and third quarter as well. Sophomore Janel Blazzard scored 11 points in 17 minutes. Kianna Lighthall added onto the win with eight points. Summer Christensen led the Eagles’ starting lineup with five points, four rebounds, and four assists. Ellie Esplin finished the game with six points and three assists. Hadley Humphreys scored six and had a team high of 10 rebounds to help out the Eagles. The Lady Eagles were hot from inside the paint as they scored 36 of their 70 points. USU Eastern’s defensive side was exceptional as they forced 18 turnovers, 14 of those being steals. Ellie Esplin and McKenzie Allen both had four takeaways.
USU men's basketball: Living a dream; Falslev making most of being an Aggie
There are times during Aggie basketball games when Mason Falslev has the widest smile in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. In fact, even when he may not be smiling on the outside, he definitely is on the inside. The redshirt freshman is living a dream playing for the Utah State men’s basketball team.
LIVESTREAM: #5 Ridgeline Riverhawks vs #12 Pine View Panthers in 4A boys basketball playoffs | Feb. 23, 2024
The Ridgeline Riverhawks vs Pine View Panthers broadcast is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:50 p.m. Friday’s broadcast is brought to you with LIVE commentary from Dave Simmons and “The Patriot” Nick Zollinger. Listen to this broadcast on the radio at 104.5 The Ranch and streamed online here.
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Danny Sprinkle Earning Coach Of The Year Buzz While Leading Utah State. Despite all the turnover from the past season, coaching and player personnel, Utah State men’s hoops is thriving and in pole position to win the MWC regular season title. Should head coach Danny Sprinkle be up for national coach of the year?
Utah State Gymnastics Finishes Second in Home Quad Meet
LOGAN, Utah — Utah State's gymnastics team posted a season-high-tying 196.275 to place second as they hosted Boise State, Iowa State and Texas Woman's in a quad meet at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Friday. Utah State began the meet with a 48.825 on vault, followed by a 49.000 on...
Musical Chairs continue as Aztecs lose on the road to Utah State, 68-63, drop out of conference lead.
San Diego State succumbs to the road woes losing to Utah State 68-63. Aztecs now in third place behind the Aggies and Boise State. On a Tuesday evening in Logan, Utah, the number 19 ranked Aztecs were faced with an unenviable task of taking on conference foe Utah State at home. The Aztecs had recently beaten the Aggies 81-67 back in San Diego on February 3, but as this conference is noted for, there is a distinct advantage for the home team. This evening, the Aggies showed their superiority by defeating the Aztecs by five in front of 9,233 fans at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum/Stew Morrill Court and a national television audience. This was the 5th out of 6 road games that the Aztecs have lost. Besides Air Force, the last time the Aztecs won on the road was back in December at Gonzaga. Utah State (22-5, 10-4 MWC) found a new fighter in guard Darius Brown II who scored a season-high 25 points including five from outside the arc. Great Osobor, a strong contender for Player of the Year in the conference added 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. The Aggies were coming off of a 20 point road loss at Colorado State and were needing to find their mo-jo. Aggie starters contributed 62 of their 68 points. Not much bench production, but there are those games where the starters are clicking. Looking at the team stats, one would think that the Aggies could have lost. The Aztecs (20-7, 9-5 MWC) outrebounded them and had more steals, more points off turnovers, and more fast break points, but the Aztecs struggled to convert shots and finish plays. San Diego State shot only 42.9% from the field and was an anemic 3-19 from three-point range. This effectively allowed Utah State to take a five-point lead at halftime and maintain that throughout the rest of the game. First-year Utah State coach Danny Sprinkle was exuberant in his post-game presser. “I told the guys before the game, you’ve got to go show how great you are today. You are on national TV playing a national runner-up. Go show who you are, and they did.” It is not known what sprinkles the coach chose for his post-game ice cream.
Utah State Athletics Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Gymnastics Locker Room
– Utah State's Athletics Department held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday for its newly completed gymnastics locker room, which is located next to its practice facility on the USU campus in the HPER Building. The locker room includes 22 lockers, a lounge and study area with flat-screen televisions, and the...
Column: Aggies have overachieved by most standards but their own
It’s been well documented that the Utah State men’s basketball team was picked to finish ninth in the Mountain West Conference in a preseason poll. While I’m not one known for making great predictions, I did have the Aggies slightly higher than ninth. That’s right, I tabbed them to finish in sixth on my ballot.
Prep boys basketball: Stangs rally, earn rubber match against Grizz
HYRUM — Playing from behind was something the Mustangs were hoping to avoid in their playoff opener. Unfortunately for the hosts, that did not happen, but, to their credit, they were able to finish strong.
Williams’ 40 Point Game Lifts Eastern Over CSI In Front Of Packed Crowd
Calvin Jensen, Sports Information Director, Utah State Eastern. In front of a packed crowd on Fan Appreciation Night, USU Eastern men’s basketball took down a tough College of Southern Idaho team with a final score of 89-80. The home crowd was treated to an electrifying contest filled with standout performances by multiple Eagle players.
BYU’s Mark Pope, USU’s Danny Sprinkle Land On Coach Of Year Watch List
SALT LAKE CITY – BYU men’s basketball head coach Mark Pope and Danny Sprinkle of Utah State landed on the late season watch list for the 2024 Naismith College Coach of the Year award. The late season watch list was unveiled on Friday, February 23. Pope and Sprinkle...
LIVESTREAM: #17 Sky View Bobcats at #16 Timpanogos Timberwolves in 4A boys basketball playoffs
The Sky View Bobcats at Timpanogos Timberwolves broadcast is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:50 p.m. Wednesday’s broadcast is brought to you with LIVE commentary from “Hurricane” John Newbold on 106.9 FM / 1390 AM The FAN and streamed online here. To see which future games will...
LIVESTREAM: #Bear River Bears vs #22 Hurricane Tigers in 4A boys basketball playoffs
The Bear River Bears vs Hurricane Tigers broadcast is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:50 p.m. Wednesday’s broadcast is brought to you with LIVE commentary from Trent Carter and Josh Theurer. Listen to this broadcast on the radio at 104.9 FM The Ranch in Box Elder County and streamed online here.