Letter: Should I sit, kneel or stand?

As basketball season at Weber State approaches, I wonder what I’ll do when the national anthem is played: stand, sit or kneel. I consider myself a patriot – served in the Army as a flight surgeon, vote, get a lump in my throat when the Star Spangled Banner is played and get tears in my eyes when I hear Taps. However, I support those who are protesting racial and minority inequality...
Via Jazz Notes
2 days ago

Utah Jazz release former Weber State star Joel Bolomboy

The Jazz have cut ties with former Weber State star and 2016 NBA Draft pick Joel Bolomboy, making him the last roster cut officially on Monday morning. Bolomboy, a 6-foot-9 forward who was the Big Sky Player of the Year in 2016, played in 12 games for the Jazz last season, averaging 2.3 ppg and 1.4 rpg in 4.4 minutes. He played much of the year with the Jazz G-League affiliate Salt...
Via Jazz Notes
3 days ago

Southern Utah gets some revenge on Weber State, 32-16

Ogden • For Demario Warren and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, defeat shaped the doctrine. Last October, Warren’s team entered the fourth quarter of the “Beehive Bowl” with in-state rival Weber State holding a 22-point lead. The Thunderbirds left the field shaking their heads in disbelief after the Wildcats had rallied to win by a single point. Now Warren’s players wear shirts with...
Via Jazz Notes
4 days ago

Kragthorpe: Jay Hill's climb has Weber State football approaching the top of the Big Sky

Ogden Jay Hill remembers the moment when Weber State’s football players initially showed some belief in his program. In the second game of his first season, the Wildcats competed favorably in a loss to quarterback Carson Wentz and national power North Dakota State. And then they just kept losing … and losing … and losing. “We regressed,” Hill said. “We just had a big hole to dig...
Via Jazz Notes
10 days ago

Weber State downs Montana State 25-17

Bozeman, Mont. • Trey Tuttle connected on all four of his field goal attempts to push Weber State to a 25-17 win over Montana State. While Tuttle was perfect, Montana State kicker Gabe Peppenger missed two of three attempts and the Bobcats couldn’t overcome the Wildcats. Montana State (1-3, 1-1 Big Sky) drove deep into Weber State territory on its first three possessions, but managed...
Via Jazz Notes
18 days ago

Jeremy Senglin, shooter: A video analysis

Nicholas LeTourneau continues his look at players Sean Marks has invited to Nets training camp. Today, it’s shooting guard Milton Doyle of Chicago Loyola. Jeremy Senglin was officially signed to a partially-guaranteed deal by the Brooklyn Nets back on August 4 after a good run with their Las Vegas Summer League team. The Nets had gone after the NCAA’s top three point shooter — with...
Via Nets Daily
21 days ago

Weber State football: Wildcats remain No. 18 in FCS coach's poll, move up to 20th in STATS rankings

After a dominating 41-3 win over UC Davis in its Big Sky football opener Saturday, Weber State continued to climb in the national polls. The Wildcats remained ranked 18th in the nation in the FCS Coaches poll and jumped three spots to 20th in the STATS FCS media poll. This is the highest ranking for Weber State under head coach Jay Hill and is the highest the Wildcats have been ranked...
Via Jazz Notes
23 days ago

Pac-12 football: Cal’s improved defense will be tested by USC

Weber State could have, maybe even should have, beaten a University of California football team that’s unbeaten and is the only Pac-12 school with two nonconference wins over Power Five opponents this season. Cal’s close call against the Wildcats, who posted 571 total yards and were threatening to tie the game in the late stages of a 33-20 loss, is part of the Bears’ mystery. They...
Via Jazz Notes
29 days ago

Winning/successful teams that came out of the blue

Every new season brings hope for teams and fans, no matter the expectations around the league, and one of the great joys in sports is a team that comes out of nowhere to exceed expectations. Sometimes these teams go all the way to win titles in their respective sports, while others simply capture the hearts and minds of just about everyone by defying the odds.The following 25 teams...
September 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Weber State can’t hold off California in 33-20 loss<br>

Berkeley, Calif. • Patrick Laird ran for 191 yards and three touchdowns to help California rally to beat lower-level Weber State 33-20 on Saturday. Coach Justin Wilcox’s home debut for the Golden Bears (2-0) almost turned into a disaster as Cal trailed Weber State (1-1) of the FCS by three points heading into the fourth quarter. But after Matt Anderson tied the game with a 40-yard...
Via Jazz Notes
September 10, 2017

Kragthorpe: After BYU’s latest misfire, Kalani Sitake’s message to his offense is ‘Let’s fix it’<br>

Provo The Sitake cousins’ football teams produced an impressive total of 76 points Saturday, the only problem being the distribution. The Weber State offense coordinated by Fesi Sitake scored all 76 of them in a school-record showing against Montana Western in Ogden, while BYU’s Kalani Sitake was in New Orleans, absorbing the first shutout of his 15-game head coaching career against...
Via Jazz Notes
September 04, 2017

Weber State scores 76 points in opener<br>

Ogden • Stefan Cantwell threw two touchdowns, Kevin Smith ran for two scores and Weber State defeated NAIA-member Montana Western 76-0 Saturday night in the season opener for the Wildcats. The 76 points is a new single-game scoring mark. Weber State scored on its opening drive when Treshawn Garrett ran for a 3-yard touchdown. Then, on Montana Western’s first play, Jordan Preator...
Via Jazz Notes
September 03, 2017

Racist posters removed as classes start at Weber State

Ogden, Utah • A school official in Utah says about a dozen white nationalist posters were removed a day before classes started at Weber State University because their placement violated school policy.
Via Jazz Notes
August 29, 2017

Damian Lillard’s Number Retired By Weber State

The Blazers’ star signed autographs and attended a ceremony to honor his years playing in Utah. Damian Lillard received the ultimate honor Saturday night when the Weber State Wildcats retired his No. 1 jersey. The ceremony was held in front of thousands at the Dee Events Center in Ogden, UT. The former NBA All-Star attended Weber State after receiving little-to-no recruiting interest...
Via Blazer's Edge
August 27, 2017

Weber State football preview: Wildcats eager to build on last year's playoff run

Weber State’s Taron Johnson finally achieved his biggest goal after two seasons of rebuilding. And the experience, frankly, left him feeling a little let down. “Going into the game, maybe we were content just getting into the playoffs,” the Wildcats standout defensive back said. “I feel like this year, when we get to the playoffs, it will be a whole different mindset.” Mindsets and...
Via Jazz Notes
August 19, 2017

Weber State football: 'Cats ranked No. 22 in FCS preseason poll

Weber State will enter the 2017 football season nationally ranked. The Wildcats are No. 22 in the country in the FCS Coaches preseason poll that was released Tuesday. WSU totaled 102 points in the poll to finish 22nd. Defending national champion James Madison was ranked first, with Big Sky schools Eastern Washington fourth and North Dakota 10th ahead of Weber State. Cal Poly came...
Via Jazz Notes
August 08, 2017

Nets sign Milton Doyle, Jeremy Senglin to camp deals

The Nets have signed guards Milton Doyle and Jeremy Senglin. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released but the two contracts appear to be training camp deals. Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders tweets the two deals are one-year, with partial guarantees. There’s no indication either will get a two-way contract from the Nets. NBA teams can sign two players to deals...
Via Nets Daily
August 04, 2017

Past champion Kelsey Chugg eliminates defending champ Kendra Dalton at Utah Women's State Amateur

Fruit Heights • A three-time former champion who played college golf at Weber State kept the 111th Utah Women’s State Amateur golf tournament from turning into the BYU Invitational on Thursday afternoon at Davis Park Golf Club. With three BYU golfers having already advanced to the semifinals, Utah Golf Association employee Kelsey Chugg knocked off defending champion Kendra Dalton...
Via Jazz Notes
August 03, 2017

Weber State to retire Damian Lillard's number

Ogden • Weber State will retire the jersey of Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard as part of the Weber State Men’s Basketball Alumni Classic on Aug. 26. Lillard, a two-time NBA All-Star with the Portland Trail Blazers, will participate with many other Wildcat greats at the Alumni Classic at the Dee Events Center. He will play in the shooting stars and 3-point contests, and...
Via Jazz Notes
August 03, 2017

Weber State Retires Damian Lillard’s Jersey

The number 1 will mount the rafters in Ogden. The Weber State Wildcats are retiring Damian Lillard’s jersey on August 26th, according to the school’s athletic department and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers posted an article on today with the details: Lillard, a two-time NBA All-Star with the Portland Trail Blazers, will participate with many other Wildcat greats...
Via Blazer's Edge
August 03, 2017

Kragthorpe: Weber State’s Jay Hill borrows best of Urban Meyer, other Ute influences

Park City Stacked on a shelf behind Jay Hill's desk in Weber State's Stewart Stadium, a couple of dozen yellow legal pads document an insider's view of more than a decade of University of Utah football. The material would make a good book someday, with a mixture of football strategy and coaching philosophy. Hill's immediate concern is a chapter yet to be written, entering his second...
Via Jazz Notes
August 03, 2017

Golf: USGA’s Kelsey Chugg tops BYU’s Brooklyn Hocker for Women’s Am title

Sandy • Kelsey Chugg is two years removed from her Weber State golf career and spends most of her time worrying about other Utah Golf Association members, but her own game is better than ever. Chugg earned her third Women's State Amateur title in four years, dominating two BYU golfers Thursday at Hidden Valley Country Club. She defeated Brooklyn Hocker 5 and 4 in the final match...
Via Jazz Notes
August 03, 2017

Weber State basketball: Rahe ties Big Sky coaching mark as Wildcats beat Sacramento State

Ogden • Always humble, Weber State's Joel Bolomboy credited his teammates for boxing out their opponents and enabling him to match his career high of 23 rebounds Thursday. He also could have thanked Sacramento State — and some of the Wildcats — for missing a lot of shots. Weber State's defense and Bolomboy's boarding powered the Wildcats to a 63-50 victory at the Dee Events Center...
Via Jazz Notes
August 03, 2017

Utah Jazz: Weber State’s Joel Bolomboy learns on the job in D-League with Stars

Los Angeles • Learn and apply is the mantra for Utah Jazz rookie Joel Bolomboy this season: Learn in one place. Apply in the other. When the Jazz relocated their D-League franchise to Salt Lake City from Boise, Utah General Manager Dennis Lindsey said proximity was the opportunity to have a player shuttle between the Jazz and Stars with little trouble as one of the main advantages...
Via Jazz Notes
August 03, 2017

Sixers Draft: Jeremy Senglin Is Obscure But Talented

Jeremy Senglin — the Weber State guard who missed out on the Philadelphia 76ers’ first pre-draft workout — has the talent to warrant a look in undrafted free agency, if not as a late draft pick. The second round of the NBA Draft — even in years with a deep talent pool a la 2017 — […] Sixers Draft: Jeremy Senglin Is Obscure But Talented - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia...
Via The Sixer Sense
June 07, 2017
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