Tags: Darren Carrington/Jordan Howard/Kylie Fitts/Troy Williams/Utah Utes Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (Utahutes.com)-Thursday, all 32 NFL teams were in attendance to see 12 former University of Utah football players showcase their skills during Pro Day at the Eccles Football Center on the U of U campus.12 former Utes participated in the event, including WR Darren Carrington II, DE Kylie Fitts, TE Harrison Handley, CB Boobie Hobbs, RB Jordan Howard, DT Lowell Lotulelei, LB Kavika Luafatasaga, RB Troy McCormick Jr., DL Filipo Mokofisi, OL Salesi Uhatafe, QB Troy Williams and CB Kenric Young.Several of the Utes had strong showings, including Howard, who had a vertical jump of 36″ and a broad jump of 9’8.”Williams was also excellent when given the opportunity, running a blazing 4.48-40 yard dash. Williams told utahutes.com he felt “like he did great.” Williams wanted to get a couple of more throws in, but one of the scouts told him he’d seen everything he needed to from him concerning velocity, arm strength and accuracy.Fitts told utahutes.com he used his previous experiences at the NFL Scouting Combine in February and the Senior Bowl in January to prepare for this moment. Fitts also said he likes working under pressure and felt Thursday, under the watchful eye of scouts, gave him ample opportunities to do this. March 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Football Puts on A Successful Pro Day
November 14, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Lands 12 All-RMAC Football Honors Tags: Abraham Reinhardt/Anthony Yarbrough/Dejuan Dantzler/Dixie State Football/Isaiah Wooden/Josh Carlson/Michael Sanders/Nathan Aceves/Remington Kelly/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Sebastian Demartini/Shiloh Pritchard/Tevita Tolutau/Trayvon Watson Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Wednesday, Dixie State football netted 12 all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football honors from various players who excelled throughout the season.Defensive lineman Anthony Yarbrough headlined the awards as he was named the RMAC defensive freshman of the year.The native of San Diego posted 7.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for a loss to lead a defensive unit that led the RMAC in sacks.Five Trailblazers were named as first-team All-RMAC team members, including offensive lineman Tevita Tolutau, a senior out of Provo’s Timpview High School, redshirt junior linebacker Abraham Reinhardt out of Wailuku, Hawaii, defensive lineman Remington Kelly, a senior out of Bountiful High School, punter Josh Carlson, a freshman out of Gilbert, Ariz. and wide receiver/kick returner Isaiah Wooden, a freshman out of San Diego.The five first-team honorees are the most for Dixie State, when they also netted five in 2010.Carlson became the top punter in NCAA Division II and set the new school record by averaging 45.7 yards per punt.Those on the All-RMAC second team from Dixie State included receiver Dejuan Dantzler, safety Trayvon Watson and linebacker Shiloh Pritchard.Receiving All-RMAC honorable mention on the roster were quarterback Michael Sanders, offensive lineman Nathan Aceves and defensive lineman Sebastian Demartini. Brad James
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Thursday, Southern Utah men’s basketball gets back to action by hosting San Diego Christian at the America First Event Center.While the Thunderbirds are off to a stellar 3-1 start, the 76-71 loss at UNLV November 23 left a bitter taste in their mouths.Head Coach Todd Simon confirmed “we left a lot of opportunities hanging in the game,” when speaking of the loss at Las Vegas.Thus far on the season, the Thunderbirds are led by guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan with 14 points per game and forward Andre Adams is the leader on the glass for SUU, averaging 6.3 rebounds per game.The Hawks represent the Council For Christian Colleges and Universities and average 83.5 points per game while giving up 83.7 points per contest.They come into Cedar City with a record of 1-2 on the season.Derek Novsek comes into this game leading the Hawks with 27.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest. Tags: Andre Adams/Cameron Oluyitan/Derek Novsek/Southern Utah Men’s Basketball/Todd Simon/UNLV November 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Hosts San Diego Christian Thursday Written by Brad James
The Aggies are second in giving up only 31 percent shooting for opponents from behind the arc. Written by Tags: Braxton Huggins/Colorado State/Deshon Taylor/Fresno State/Mountain West Conference/Sam Merrill/San Jose State/Spectrum/Utah State Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday night, Utah State men’s basketball hosts Fresno State as the 11-4 Aggies ensue in their homestand at the Spectrum. Wednesday’s meeting is the 60th between the schools in history with Utah State leading the all-time series 35-24. Merrill is the only player in the nation to shoot above 50 percent from the field and better than 90 percent at the foul line. The Aggies and Bulldogs are also the most selfless Mountain West teams as Utah State posts 16.3 assists per game and Fresno State is second at 16 assists per contest. The Bulldogs are the top team in the conference in 3-point percentage defense as they only allow opponents to shoot 29.3 percent from range. The Aggies are 1-1 in conference play, having dropped a 72-49 game at Nevada Wednesday and prevailing 79-62 over Air Force Saturday. As the Aggies and Bulldogs tussle, the two top defenses in the Mountain West Conference will be on display. The 11-3 Bulldogs are 2-0 in Mountain West play and have won nine of their last 10 contests. Utah State junior guard Sam Merrill posts 19.3 points per game and has made 23 consecutive free throws. He is currently shooting 93.4 percent (71 of 76) at the foul line and is shooting 50.3 percent from the field. Their conference wins have come against San Jose State (73-53) and Colorado State (78-67). January 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Hosts Fresno State Wednesday Night The Aggies lead the conference in surrendering 65.1 points per game (they also score 79.1 points per contest) and Fresno State is second in giving up 65.6 points per game (the Bulldogs score 79.4 points per game). Utah State is currently 7-0 at home on the season and has won their last eight games at the Spectrum. Fresno State continues to be led by complementary guards in redshirt senior Braxton Huggins (17.8 points per game) and senior guard Deshon Taylor (17.4 points per game). Brad James
February 3, 2019 /Sports News – National Texas authorities searching for MMA fighter charged with murder after jail van escape Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMontgomery County Sheriff’s Office(CONROE, Texas) — Texas authorities are searching for a professional fighter charged with murder after he escaped a jail transport van on Sunday.MMA fighter Cedric Joseph Marks fled from a private prisoner transport in Conroe, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. It is unclear where Marks was being transferred to and from when he escaped.Marks has three pending murder charges against him, authorities said, adding that he is considered to be “extremely dangerous.” The circumstances surrounding the murder charges against Marks were not immediately clear.Marks, who fights under the nickname “Spiderman,” according to mixed martial arts website Sherdog, is 44 years old, stands 5 foot 11-inches tall, and weighs 185 pounds.Marks may not be wearing a shirt, the sheriff’s office said, adding that deputies found his shirt after he fled.Additional details were not immediately available. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by
Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER-This weekend, Dixie State baseball (23-11, 13-7 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play) visits conference-leading Metro State (23-9, 16-4 in RMAC play). The Trailblazers and Roadrunners will play a single game on both Friday and Sunday with a Saturday doubleheader. The Trailblazers’ pitching staff has been blessed by the excellence of senior right-hander Jayden Murray (7-2) and sophomore left-handed pitcher Jack Gonzales (5-1). April 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Baseball Visits RMAC Leading Metro State This Weekend Tags: Austin Stone/Dixie State Baseball/Jack Gonzales/Jake Engel/Jayden Murray/John Badgett/Logan Soole/Matt Malkin/Metro State Roadrunners/Tyson Fisher Metro State has a 3.63 ERA, led by pitching staff stars, junior left-handed pitcher/outfielder Logan Soole and sophomore right-hander Austin Stone (5-2 apiece) and redshirt junior right-hander John Badgett (3-0). Written by This is a historic weekend as the Trailblazers and Roadrunners are meeting for the first time on the diamond in this series. The Roadrunners are led by senior catcher/infielder Matt Malkin (a .421 batting average, 19 home runs, 52 RBI). Dixie State is paced by freshman infielder Tyson Fisher (a .419 batting average, 6 home runs, 32 RBI) and junior infielder Jake Engel (a .414 batting average, a team-leading 12 home runs and 40 RBI).
Robert Lovell Tags: Arizona State Sun Devils/Pac 12/Utah Utes Baseball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah baseball came up short 11-6 in extra innings against No. 12 Arizona State on Thursday, April 18 at Smith’s Ballpark.Utah scored one run in the eighth and two runs in the ninth to tie the score up at four and force extras.The Utes had a golden opportunity in the bottom of the 11th to walk off with the win, but the Sun Devils right fielder came up with a diving catch on a deep drive by Rykker Tom to keep the score tied.In the next inning, Arizona State put up seven runs on the board and the deficit proved to be too much for Utah.Riley Pierce got the start on the mound and went 6.0 innings only giving up two runs on seven hits to keep Utah in the game.The Utes bats were quiet most of the night coming up with only six hits, but they stayed patient at the plate forcing nine walks.Utah had two home runs in the game as Oliver Dunn hit one in the sixth for Utah’s first run of the game and Briley Knight hit his first career home run in the 12th inning. Dunn and Knight both also scored two runs each.In all, five players had an RBI for Utah against the Sun Devils and Knight led the team with two RBI.Zac McCleve ended up taking the loss as he pitched 3.1 innings on the night. Utah and Arizona State will be right back at Smith’s Ballpark for another 6 p.m. matchup on Friday, April 19. Written by April 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Edged in Extras by No. 12 Arizona State
Tags: Anna Camp/Austin Carter/Beaver High/BYU Track and Field/Millard High FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES-Saturday, as select members of BYU’s men’s and women’s track and field squads competed at the Oxy Invitational at Occidental College, a pair of former Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network school star athletes excelled. Brad James Written by Meanwhile, former Millard High star Anna Camp finished seventh in the women’s 800-meter run, setting a personal-record time of 2:04.20. Camp is on the cusp of qualifying for the West regional track meet May 23-25 at Sacramento, Calif. Former Beaver High star Austin Carter, placed second in the men’s shot put with a toss of 52-02.50. May 13, 2019 /Sports News – Local Former Beaver High Star Austin Carter, Former Millard Star Anna Camp, Excel At Oxy Invitational
September 4, 2019 /Sports News – National Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott agree on six-year contract extension FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Ezekiel Elliott will remain in a Dallas Cowboys uniform through 2026, the team announced Wednesday.The Cowboys have reached an agreement with the 24-year-old running back to extend his contract by six years.The $90 million extension has $50 million guaranteed and when coupled with the amount Elliott was already expected to make in 2019 and 2020 through his previous contract, the 2016 draft pick stands to make more than $100 million through 2026, ESPN reports.Elliot, who missed all of training camp and preseason while negotiations were underway, may resume practice with the team as early as Wednesday.Dallas kicks off its regular season Sunday against the New York Giants.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund
Beau Lund Written by September 26, 2019 /Sports News – National NCAA issues probation, one-year postseason ban against Georgia Tech men’s basketball program FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailjetcityimage/iStock(ATLANTA) — The NCAA committee on infractions has placed the Georgia Tech men’s basketball program on four years’ probation and banned the team from postseason play this year due to multiple rules violations.The basketball program will also lose one scholarship per year for the four years, as well as other restrictions on recruiting. The punishments come after reporting that recruits and players at Georgia Tech had received impermissible benefits from members of the program. In March, ESPN reported that assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie had been charged with a violation related to a 2016 strip club visit that included Georgia Tech alumnus and NBA player Jarrett Jack and then-recruit and current Chicago Bulls player Wendell Carter.The NCAA has ordered the school to disassociate from Jack for three years, the same length of time that the program self-imposed disassociation with LaBarrie.Jack reportedly provided Carter and an unidentified then-Georgia Tech basketball player with $300 for the strip club visit.“Adult entertainment has no place in the NCAA Collegiate Model,” the committee said in making its ruling. “It is particular abhorrent in the recruiting process where coaches and others in a position of trust are responsible for the well-being of high school students visiting their campus.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.