WEBER STATE RUMORS & GOSSIP
Arizona opened the NCAA tournament with a victory, exactly what a No. 1 seed is supposed to do.
The way it happened, with that jittery start and ease-off-the-gas-pedal finish, the Wildcats will likely hear those upset picks even more now.
Anxious early and a bit too comfortable late, top-seeded Arizona pulled out a 69-59 win over Weber State in the West Regional on Friday, a victory...
It was not pretty by any means, but Arizona defeated Weber State to advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Read on for a complete recap of 68-59 the win.
The West Region is certainly geographically accurate, and the 1-16 game is no exception. Top seed Arizona faces off against Ogden, Utah’s Weber State University. The winner will advance on to face the winner of Gonzaga and Oklahoma State.
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Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Nothing was sugar-coated for Davion Berry when he was considering transferring to Weber State three years ago.
Then Weber standout Damian Lillard, a former AAU teammate of Berry’s back in Oakland, informed him that head coach Randy Rahe ran a tight ship with a lot of discipline and structure. Rahe himself told Berry he’d be held accountable for his actions unlike anything he...
Weber State’s first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2007 is more than a reward for its seniors, exposure for the program and a chance to shock the basketball world. It’s a glimpse into the Wildcats’ future, which couldn’t be much brighter.
Although Weber will start seniors Davion Berry, Kyle Tresnak and Jordan Richardson in Friday’s tournament opener against Arizona...
This is Tucson's Mt. Rushmore, where two heads are better than four.
An enlarged head shot of former Arizona coach Lute Olson was waved by a fan during Pac-12 Conference tournament games in Las Vegas last week. The guy next to him held aloft a similar-sized mug of current Wildcats Coach Sean Miller.
A picture says 1,000 words? These two said job security.
Miller came to Tucson...
Arizona's loss to UCLA in the Pac-12 tournament final turned out to be all but meaningless. The Wildcats were selected as the top seed in the West Regional -- second overall behind top overall seed Florida -- when the NCAA tournament field was announced Sunday.
Arizona will play 16th-seeded Weber State in the first round on Friday. The West Regional also includes second-seeded...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The NAU women's basketball team (9-18, 6-12 Big Sky) led by as much as 13 with 5:02 left in the game, but Weber State spoiled Senior Day for the Lumberjacks stealing a 74-73 decision Saturday night. The Wildcats' Kalie Matthews hit a free throw with 0.2 seconds to send NAU to a loss in its home finale.
"When it comes down to the end, you never know...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Northern Arizona women's basketball team hung around into the final minutes but ultimately came up short in a 72-65 loss to Idaho State on Thursday night in the Skydome in a pivotal Big Sky matchup for both teams.
The Lumberjacks fell to 9-17 overall and 6-11 in league play and will need to win out to keep their postseason hopes alive.
OGDEN, Utah -- A season-best six players scored in double figures, led by 21 points each from senior Amanda Frost and freshman Brittani Lusain, as the Northern Arizona women's basketball team utilized a total team effort to defeat Weber State 96-87 on Thursday night.
The Lumberjacks' 96 points marked a new season high.
"I'm struggling with our defense still, but...
Weber State has chosen Utah assistant Jay Hill as its new head football coach.
Hill was introduced Thursday in Ogden as the 11th coach in the school's history. He replaces Jody Sears, who was fired after going just 4-19 in his two seasons.
Hill has been at Utah for the past 13 years. He spent the first four years as a graduate and administrative assistant under Urban Meyer...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013
Weber State has fired its football coach after just two seasons.
Jody Sears went 4-19 in his two seasons as head coach of the Wildcats, who play in the Big Sky Conference. The northern Utah school announced Sears' dismissal Tuesday afternoon.
Athletic director Jerry Bovee says Sears came into a difficult situation, but said that he didn't see the progress he wanted.
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November 26, 2013
Josh Booker rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns and Bo Bolen added 106 yards and another score as Weber State defeated Idaho State 32-7 on Saturday in a season finale for both teams.
The game was played in strong winds that included gusts of up to 50 miles an hour causing the goal posts and press box to sway.
The Wildcats (2-10, 1-7) attempted only 11 passes, completing four...
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November 23, 2013
Dalton Turay's three second-quarter touchdowns is all UC Davis needed to gain momentum in a 37-13 victory Saturday over Weber State.
Turay's eight carries for 32 yards wasn't spectacular but the Aggies defense was, holding Weber State to 6 of 15 third-down conversions while forcing three interceptions, two of which came from Byron Gruendl, and two fumbles.
It was the...
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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...