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Weber State makes Sears interim coach

Weber State has selected Jody Sears as its interim football coach to replace John L. Smith. Smith left Monday to take the Arkansas job following that school's firing of Bobby Petrino. The 44-year-old Sears joined the Wildcats staff this spring and has been working as the team's defensive coordinator. He will continue in that role as well. Sears spent the previous three...
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Weber State makes Sears interim football coach

Weber State has selected Jody Sears as its interim football coach to replace John L. Smith. Smith left Monday to take the Arkansas job following that school's firing of Bobby Petrino. The 44-year-old Sears joined the Wildcats staff this spring and has been working as the team's defensive coordinator. He will continue in that role as well. Sears spent the previous three...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Weber St. moving on after Smith bolts

Weber State hired John L. Smith as its football coach after last season and was looking forward to seeing what he could do with his alma mater. The Wildcats won't get the chance: Smith is returning to Arkansas to lead the Razorbacks as the head coach for at least next season. Arkansas announced the move Monday, saying Smith had agreed to a 10-month contract worth $850,000. He...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: John L. Smith to coach Arkansas in 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- A person familiar with the decision says Arkansas is bringing back John L. Smith on an interim basis in 2012 to replace Bobby Petrino. Smith, who left the Razorbacks after last season to become the coach at Weber State, is returning on a one-year appointment, according to the person who spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because the school had not made...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

John L. Smith Will Replace Bobby Petrino On An Interim Basis

The University of Arkansas announced earlier this afternoon that John L. Smith has been hired as the interim head coach, replacing Bobby Petrino who was fired earlier this month. Smith, who left the Razorbacks after last season to become the coach at Weber State, is returning for what is believed to be only a one-year contract. John L. told Weber State the one thing he was looking...
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Why Arkansas hiring John L. Smith is a smart decision

Jeff Long makes a bold move with interim coaching decision John L. Smith has potential to be a solid hire for one year at Arkansas. Image source: Weber State Athletics. Arkansas is taking a gamble by hiring John L. Smith as an interim head coach for the 2012 season, rather than elevating an assistant already on the staff to take over the job. Smith, who was previously the special...
Via No 2 Minute Warning
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Weber State's Damian Lillard to go pro

Weber State guard Damian Lillard will bypass his final year of eligibility and declare for the NBA draft after one of the best individual seasons in school history. The 21-year-old Lillard made his announcement Tuesday. The native of Oakland, Calif., finished second in the country in scoring, averaging 24.5 points, five rebounds and four assists en route to his second Big Sky MVP...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Montana fans shake the basket during Weber State’s free throw (Video)

There’s good, clean home court advantage , and then there’s shaking the opponent’s basket when they’re shooting free throws. We have very rarely — if ever — seen the latter, but conference tournaments bring out the worst (best?) in everyone. As you can see from the video above that The Dagger shared with us, Montana fans decided to shake the hoop during the second of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Weber St. 69, Portland St. 63

Damian Lillard had 22 points and Weber State outscored Portland State 11-1 in the last 4:59 for a 69-63 victory on Tuesday night in a Big Sky tournament semifinal. Gelaun Wheelwright scored 15 points and Kyle Tresnak 10 for the No. 2-seeded Wildcats (24-5), who play top-seeded Montana or No. 4 seed Eastern Washington in the championship game on Wednesday. Charles Odum had 24 points...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Weber St. 67, N. Arizona 49

Damian Lillard scored 18 points and Kyle Bullinger added a season-high 16 as Weber State beat Northern Arizona 67-49 on Thursday night. Byron Fulton contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Wildcats (19-4 overall, 11-1 Big Sky), who beat the Lumberjacks for the eighth straight time. Durrell Norman scored 11 points for Northern Arizona (5-20, 1-12), which has...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

OSG Buzzer Beater: Idaho State Shoots Down Big Sky Leader Weber State

The Weber State Wildcats are the Big Sky Conference front runners. Saturday the Wildcats faced Idaho State and left Pocatello, Idaho with the tails between their legs.Kenny McGowen nailed a three point shot at the buzzer to give the Bengals a 64-62 win over the Wildcats.Here's the highlights. (Thanks KPVI Pocatello, ID)“I felt it. As soon as I let it go and I heard the buzzer...
Via Online Sports Guys
January 29, 2012  |  Discuss

NAU's skid hits 6 with loss to Weber State

OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Kyle Tresnak had 16 of his career-high 22 points at halftime and Weber State stretched its winning streak to nine with an 81-67 victory over Northern Arizona Thursday. Damian Lillard, who entered the game as the top scorer in Division I, added 18 points, six rebounds and six assists for Weber State (15-3, 7-0 Big Sky). Tresnak hit 10 of 14 from the field, Frank...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Weber St. 74, Sacramento St. 63

Damian Lillard led the way with 22 points as Weber State won its fourth consecutive game and ninth in a row over Sacramento State 74-63 on Saturday. Scott Bamforth added 19 points and Kyle Tresnak had 18 points for the Wildcats (10-3, 2-0 Big Sky), who outscored the Hornets 32-14 in the paint despite being outrebounded 37-29. John Dickson scored 20 points, Joe Eberhard had 15 points...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Fredette Played As Damian Lillard On Scout Team During BYU Practice

BYU held Weber State's Damian Lillard, the nation's leading scorer at 28.2 points per game, to a season low 15 points on Wednesday.
Via RealGM
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Weber State football: Wildcats banking their future on John L. Smith

OGDEN ? Smack in the slipstream of three bowl-bound college football teams, Weber State didn't think twice about hiring John L. Smith as its coach on Tuesday. OK, so the man once slapped himself in a press conference. Another time he ranted to a sideline reporter that "the kids are playing their tails off and the coaches keep screwing it up!" In the 1990s, when he...
Via Fox Sports
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss
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