UTAH STATE AGGIES NEWS

Utah State University hosts wild horse summit, but excludes key advocates and the public

Critics of a national conference on wild horses, opening this week in Salt Lake City, claim its state organizers have closed the event to the public and excluded key figures in the horse-advocacy community. Utah State University is hosting the three-day event starting Tuesday in an effort to provide participants “with the best available science, to help them make informed decisions...
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21 hours ago

Commentary: Utah students and teachers need real middle school health, PE and art

During an interview on KSL radio August 8, Utah State Board of Education member Linda Hansen stated, “instead of having a separate class for PE, they may integrate health / PE type issues into other classes that they have.” Is Hansen implying that overworked classroom teachers will happily take on more work and teach a subject they did not study in college, are not qualified...
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1 day ago

Utah State football preview: Aggies lean on experience as they try to rebound

Kent Myers’ role with the Utah State football team hasn’t changed much since he was a freshman in 2014. Myers was thrust into the role of starting quarterback when injuries claimed starter Chuckie Keaton and others on the depth chart. But those were carefree days, compared with now. The Aggies finished 10-4, won a bowl game and the only worry boosters had about second-year coach...
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2 days ago

Monson: The most important factor for BYU, Utah, Utah State success rhymes with smuarterback

One thing has become as clear as any other in modern college football — the game is quarterback-centric. Not exactly a newsflash. It’s always seemed to be that way, but that supposition has spiraled into fact over the past few decades, especially over the past few years. And that fact has been substantiated by both great quarterback play and the lack thereof. It’s certainly...
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2 days ago

Joe Tukuafu's inability to transfer from Utah State shines light on a growing issue

He watches his future teammates from the sidelines, lifts weights by himself and waits until practice is over and the coaches are gone before he begins running ladders. Joe Tukuafu suffers alone. But he isn’t suffering silently. “I want to make it known that this rule isn’t fair at all,” the 21-year-old says. “I want to stand up for what I believe is right. I’m standing...
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4 days ago

Utah Beer Festival expands to a 2-day event with 200 beers and ciders

Sample new beers or try old favorites during the eighth annual Utah Beer Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Utah State Fairpark. The two-day event features 200 beers and ciders from local, regional and international brewers. There will be live music, a karaoke stage, food and games. The event also is a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Utah. Hosted by City Weekly, the event...
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5 days ago

Letter: Defend rule of law, Hatch and Lee

Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, I am an attorney and member of the Utah State Bar, whose members’ careers are all dedicated to upholding the rule of law. You both had distinguished careers as Utah lawyers before joining the Senate. Hatch is a long-standing member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Lee has written extensively on our Constitution. Clearly, both of you believe...
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7 days ago

New Aggies showing USU coaches what they can do

The Utah State football team is now more than a week into its fall camp, including one scrimmage on Saturday, and some new players are starting to make an impact with the coaching staff. Co-defensive coordinator Kendrick Shaver said the Aggies, after a 3-9 campaign last year, placed an emphasis on recruiting linebackers to create depth at that unit. Two linebackers new to the program...
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7 days ago

Search underway for missing Deer Creek Reservoir kayaker

A search and rescue team was looking for a kayaker who was reported missing at Deer Creek Reservoir on Saturday. The 32-year-old man was on the water with a woman about 3:30 p.m., when the kayak flipped, Sgt. Drew Patterson of Utah State Parks told KUTV. The man was not wearing a life jacket. His female companion was wearing one and was able to get to shore and call for help, Patterson...
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9 days ago

Utah State looks for Ian Togiai to lead defensive line<br>

He once had a killer nickname, one that’s still used by some for him. And the second of four athletic boys from a West Valley City family, he’s also known as the quiet one. “He takes quiet to another degree sometimes,” Utah State football coach Matt Wells said. But Ian Togiai actually does have something to say as his senior year begins as a defensive end for the Aggies....
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9 days ago

Tribune Editorial: Middle schoolers need health, art and PE

The Utah State Board of Education just gave Utah middle schools permission to make health, physical education and art classes optional. No school should take the board up on that. To the extent this change was about giving districts the freedom to tailor their own health and arts education, then it’s on the schools to find a way to do exactly that. But if any of them decide that...
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10 days ago

Commentary: Changes in curriculum are harmful to Utah's children

I am saddened and disappointed to hear the Utah State Board of Education has eliminated physical education, health, the arts and college and career readiness as core requirements in Utah middle schools. I am especially alarmed that they would remove health. As an educator, I can tell you, children need a safe, objective environment in which they can learn about nutrition, healthy...
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11 days ago

Military appreciation events, free admission set for Saturday at state parks in Utah

Saturday is military appreciation day at all Utah state parks. All active military, veterans and their family members in the same vehicle will be allowed free day-use access to all state parks. Many of these parks will also host celebrations. The events include pancake breakfasts, 5K races, flag ceremonies, canoe rentals and disc golf tournaments. “We have set this day aside to...
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11 days ago

Utes, Cougs, Aggies well represented on Polynesian player of the year watch list

Utah and BYU placed five players each and Utah State placed two on the 2017 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year watch list, which was released Thursday morning. A total of 48 players are on the list, including 14 from the Pac-12, 15 from the Mountain West and six from independents, such as BYU. The winner of the award, which is presented annually to the “most outstanding...
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11 days ago

Autopsy identifies river body as that of missing St. George woman

An autopsy has identified a badly decomposed body found in a wash near southern Utah’s Santa Clara River last weekend as that of a missing St. George woman. St. George police confirmed Thursday that the Utah State Medical examiners Office had identified the deceased, found Saturday morning by a hiker, as 32-year-old Amy Crawford. The cause of her death, as well as how long she...
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11 days ago

How radio DJs reading ads is leading a law firm to sue the Utah State Bar

You’ve probably seen their ads on television or the radio. They tote themselves as more than just attorneys — they’re “The Advocates.” The TV spots often feature a guy hiking or camping or spending time with his family. Then a phone call comes in, and he drops everything to help an injured client. On the radio, a disc jockey might tell listeners about how the Utah personal...
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13 days ago

Ann Cannon: Loving the place where you've always been

I’m going to start off here with two tiny stories. First tiny story: When our second son was attending Utah State University, one of his professors stopped in the middle of a lecture and said, “I can tell you guys are all from Utah because when you step outside you don’t fall down and DIE WHENEVER YOU LOOK AT THESE AMAZING MOUNTAINS.” He was from New York City, where amazing...
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13 days ago

Sports radio host Scott Garrard takes over for longtime ‘voice of the Aggies’ Al Lewis after Utah State shakeup

When he was fresh out of high school and looking for a gig to help put himself through college, Scott Garrard picked up a telephone and started calling radio stations all around the Cache Valley. He dialed a station that played country music and left a message. To his surprise, someone called back with a job offer. He would work nights, play Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks and Alan...
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16 days ago

Aggies get started on football field

Logan • The Utah State football team held its first day of practice on Friday as team members went through drills without pads and in shorts. In addition to the regulars from 2016, as well as the incoming freshmen and transfers, Aggies coach Matt Wells was particularly happy about the return to action of Dax Raymond, Mason Tobeck and Jarom Ioane. “Those are three guys who really...
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17 days ago

Photos: Utah State Fair closes for 2014

Sunday was the final day for this year's Utah State Fair. The livestock, food, rides and music had an 11-day run.
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18 days ago

Utah State football: Aggies take lessons from 2016 collapse, vow to apply them this season

Logan • After enduring a career-worst 3-9 finish last year, one might think Utah State coach Matt Wells would prefer talking about something other than 2016 and instead focus on the upcoming season. In fact, Wells has been thinking about last season for the last eight months. He has digested it thoroughly, and found it doesn’t taste any better now than it did then. Now, he...
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18 days ago

Native American ceremony for man killed by deputies doubles as a call for justice

As members of several Western tribes gathered in the Utah State Capitol to honor a Paiute dancer killed by a Millard County sheriff's deputy, jaws dropped and glares were raised toward the rotunda, where murals depict the state's history. Amid the fur traders and Mormon pioneers, a couple of American Indians lurk behind trees in the backgrounds. Only one panel, euphemistically titled...
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18 days ago

2 inmates stabbed at Utah State Prison

The Uinta Facility at the Utah State Prison was put on lockdown Saturday after two inmate assaults. As of 4:30 p.m., the lockdown had lifted. Visitations will resume on Sunday. None of the injuries in the two assaults were life-threatening, according to prison spokeswoman Brooke Adams. In the first attack, an inmate stabbed another inmate at about 6:30 a.m. during recreation time...
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18 days ago

Utah professor defends signing anti-gay marriage court brief

A Utah State University professor is the most recent educator to defend himself after signing an amicus brief that argues against gay marriage. The Herald Journal reports that USU professor of philosophy Richard Sherlock says polyandry and polygamy would surely follow if the Supreme Court decision expected in June gives gay couples the right to marry nationwide. The friends-of-the...
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18 days ago

Prison meetings won't take public comment, designed to sell Utah prison move

If Erica Groneman could script upcoming public meetings about moving the Utah State Prison, she would include a scene where the government's relocation team, confronted by community activists, would have an epiphany and reverse course. They would agree that building a lockup in fast-growing Utah County would depress property values and scare away potential businesses and, in the...
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18 days ago
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