Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Monday, Southern Utah University head football coach Demario Warren was named to the 2019 American Football Coaches Association 35 Under 35 Leadership Institute following his third season at the helm of the program.In 2017, Warren earned AFCA Region 5 Coach of the Year and Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year honors as he led the Thunderbirds to their second Big Sky title and first trip to the FCS postseason second round in program history.The Thunderbirds did suffer a 1-10 season in 2018, dropping Warren’s overall record at Cedar City to 16-18 (.470) but Warren has high hopes he can turn things around at SUU once again in 2019.This institute is a prestigious program that seeks to identify and develop premier, future leaders in the coaching profession. December 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Demario Warren Selected To 2019 AFCA 35 Under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute Tags: American Football Coaches Association/Big Sky/Demario Warren/FCS Playoffs/SUU Football
NameYr.Pos.SchoolJames BatemonSr.GLMUYoeli ChildsJr.FBYUBrandon ClarkeJr.FGonzagaFrankie FerrariSr.GSan FranciscoJordan FordJr.GSaint Mary’sRui HachimuraJr.FGonzagaZach Norvell Jr.So.GGonzagaJosh PerkinsSr.GGonzagaIsaiah PineiroSr.FSan DiegoColbey RossSo.GPepperdine 2018-19 All-WCC Men’s Basketball First Team Tags: All-West Coast Conference/BYU Cougars Basketball/Gavin Baxter/TJ Haws/WCC/Yoeli Childs In league play, Childs (South Jordan, Utah) led the WCC in scoring at 20.7 points per game and was second in rebounding at 9.5 per contest. He was also top 15 in field goal percentage, steals, blocks, offensive rebounds and minutes played. Defensive Player of the Year: Brandon Clarke, Gonzaga March 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local Childs, Haws and Baxter earn All-WCC honors FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference announced its 2018-19 awards today and Yoeli Childs, TJ Haws and Gavin Baxter earned honors. The All-WCC teams and award winners are voted on by the league’s 10 head coaches and are based on league games only. Childs scored in double figures in all but one league game, eclipsed 20 points nine times and had nine double-doubles, second in the WCC. He was a first-team honoree last season and was named to the All-WCC Freshman Team in 2016-17. Coach of the Year: Mark Few, Gonzaga Robert Lovell Written by The freshman forward started seven-straight games before missing the regular season finale due to illness. He was second in the WCC in field goal percentage and fourth in blocks. Newcomer of the Year: Brandon Clarke, Gonzaga Haws (Alpine, Utah) averaged 18.8 points, 5.3 assists and 1.3 steals during the 16-game league schedule. He was fifth in the WCC in scoring, fourth in assists, second in free-throw percentage, third in assist/turnover ratio and 12th in steals and 3-point field goals made per game. Kameron Edwards, Pepperdine; Roberto Gallinat, Pacific; Mattias Markusson, LMU; Marcus Shaver, Portland; Jalil Tripp, Pacific; Josip Vrankic, Santa Clara; Isaiah Wright, San Diego A first-team All-WCC section as a freshman and honorable mention recipient as a sophomore, Haws scored in double figures in 13 WCC games, had 20-plus points seven times and dished out seven-plus assists eight times. NamePos.SchoolGavin BaxterFBYUDameane DouglasG/FLMUKessler EdwardsFPepperdineFilip PetrusevFGonzagaTrey WertzGSanta Clara Baxter (Provo, Utah) was BYU’s third leading scorer in league play at 7.3 points per game while adding 4.3 rebounds and a team-best 1.6 blocks per game. He also shot 68.1 percent from the field, first on the team. NameYr.Pos.SchoolTahj EaddySo.GSanta ClaraMalik FittsSo.FSaint Mary’sTJ HawsJr.GBYUCharles MinlendSo.GSan FranciscoOlin Carter IIISr.GSan Diego 2018-19 All-WCC Men’s Basketball Freshman Team Player of the Year: Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga Childs was named to the All-WCC First Team for the second-straight season while Haws earned a spot on the All-WCC Second Team – his third-straight season earning All-WCC recognition. Baxter was named to the All-WCC Freshman Team. 2018-19 WCC Men’s Basketball Honorable Mention Selections 2018-19 All-WCC Men’s Basketball Second Team 2018-19 All-WCC Men’s Basketball Major Individual Honors See the complete All-WCC announcement on WCCsports.com.
April 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Hosts California This Weekend The Golden Bears are led by junior infielder/right-handed pitcher Andrew Vaughn (a team-best .384 average) who is tied for the team lead with 11 home runs. He also has 37 RBI. Junior left-hander Arman Sabouri has a 2.35 ERA and a team-best 49 strikeouts for the Golden Bears as well. Tags: Andrew Vaughn/Arman Sabouri/California Golden Bears/Erick Migueles/Jared Horn/Joshua Tedeschi/Oliver Dunn/Sam Stoutenborough/Smith’s Ballpark/Utah Baseball Senior left-handed pitcher Joshua Tedeschi (5-4) remains the Utes’ leader in wins on the staff and has a team-best 38 strikeouts as well on the mound. Right-handed pitcher Jared Horn has a team-best 1.71 ERA for California and is also 4-1 for the Golden Bears. Written by Junior catcher Korey Lee also has 11 home runs for the Golden Bears as well as a team-best 44 RBI. Senior outfielder Erick Migueles leads the Utes in both home runs (6) and RBI (34). The Utes continue to be led by junior infielder Oliver Dunn (a team-best .354 batting average as well as three home runs and 21 RBI). Freshman right-handed pitcher Sam Stoutenborough has a team-best five wins for California, against three losses. Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Friday through Sunday, Utah baseball (12-25, 4-17 in Pac-12 play) hosts the California Golden Bears (24-15, 10-8 in Pac-12 play) as Pac-12 play continues for these squads at Smith’s Ballpark.
Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(ASHBURN, Va.) — The Washington Redskins have fired their head coach Jay Gruden, the team announced on Monday.The move comes after the team lost 33-7 to the New England Patriots on Sunday, falling to 0-5 for the season.The Redskins said Gruden, who was in his sixth season with the team, was told he was relieved of his duties early Monday morning by owner Daniel Snyder and President Bruce Allen. “Through the first five games of the 2019 season, the team has clearly not performed up to expectations, and we all share in that responsibility,” the team said in a statement. “Moving forward we are committed to doing all that we can collectively as an organization to turn things around and give our Redskins fans and alumni a team they can be proud of in 2019 and beyond.”A source tells ESPN Bill Callahan, the assistant head coach and offensive line coach for Washington, will step in as the team’s interim head coach.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. October 7, 2019 /Sports News – National Redskins fire head coach Jay Gruden following 0-5 start
December 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Visits San Jose State Wednesday Tags: San Jose State basketball/Utah State basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN JOSE, Calif.-Wednesday, No. 25 Utah State (7-1) returns to action as they commence the Mountain West Conference season by visiting the San Jose State Spartans (3-5).The Aggies are coming off an 81-73 loss to Saint Mary’s November 29 at Moraga, Calif., their first loss of the season.Utah State is 63-19 (.768) all-time when ranked by The Associated Press.Aggies head coach Craig Smith (35-8, .814 at Utah State; 114-63, .644 as a collegiate head coach) has the best record of any coach in his first two seasons in program history.Utah State scores 81.4 points per game, tying them for 32nd nationally with St. John’s.While not posting last season’s numbers, senior guard Sam Merrill (17.4 points, 4.9 rebounds per game) is excellent again for the Aggies.Sophomore forward Justin Bean (14.8 points, a team-best 11.4 rebounds per game) continues to excel in the absence of star Portuguese national, sophomore center Neemias Queta, who is out indefinitely.Junior forward Alphonso Anderson (13.3 points, 5.8 rebounds per game) and Portuguese national, senior guard Diogo Brito (11.1 points per game, a team-best 19 steals), also score in double figures on average for the productive Aggies.Junior guard Abel Porter (a team-best 35 assists) has also been a solid glue guy for Utah State as he has traditionally been throughout his collegiate career.Junior center, Polish national Kuba Karwowski has a team-best 12 blocked shots to pace the Aggies’ defense.Utah State surrenders 60.6 points per game, ranking them 40th nationally in scoring defense.The Aggies rank 11th nationally in rebounding margin (+10) per game, out-rebounding opponents 41.9-31.1. The Aggies’ 42 rebounds per game ties them for 22nd nationally with Maryland.San Jose State is coached by Jean Prioleau who is 11-58 (.159) in his third season at the helm of the Spartans’ program.San Jose State scores 66.4 points per game, ranking them 284th nationally in scoring offense.Sophomore guard Seneca Knight (11.8 points, 5 rebounds per game) and junior guard Richard Washington (10.1 points, 5.4 rebounds per game) each score in double figures on average for the Spartans.Sophomore forward Christian Anigwe (a team-best 6.6 rebounds per game and 10 blocked shots), and senior guard Brae Ivey (a team-best 22 assists and 9 steals) also contribute to the Spartans’ cause.San Jose State surrenders 79.1 points per game, ranking them 329th nationally in scoring defense.The Aggies lead the Spartans 62-22 all-time, including a 21-14 advantage in the series at San Jose, Calif. Brad James
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN BRUNO, Calif.-Monday, the West Coast Conference named BYU senior guard TJ Haws as its men’s basketball player of the week per a press release.Haws led the Cougars to a 3-1 record November 25-30 and a third-place finish at the Maui Jim Invitational at Lahaina, Hawaii by averaging 16.5 points and 4.8 assists and shooting 54.8 percent from the field.Additionally, he shot 54.2 percent behind the arc and 77.8 percent at the foul line.Haws and his BYU teammates, which include senior forward Yoeli Childs who can return to the lineup after his 9-game suspension, are again in action Wednesday at Utah. Brad James Tags: BYU Basketball/TJ Haws/West Coast Conference player of the week December 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Basketball’s TJ Haws Named As WCC Player of the Week
Written by Tags: Kate Sorensen January 21, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State’s Kate Sorensen Makes School’s All-Decade Track & Field Team FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-This week, Weber State’s athletic department has been releasing its all-decade track & field teams and the women’s roster features some Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network flavor.Junior star hurdler Kate Sorensen, a former Gunnison Valley High School standout, made the cut for the all-decade women’s hurdles squad for the Wildcats.Sorensen finished 33rd in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA West prelims in 2018 and qualified for the NCAA Championship meet in 2019, placing 21st overall in the 400-meter hurdles.Sorensen won the 2017 2-A state titles in the 100 and 300-meter hurdles at BYU while starring for the Bulldogs. Brad James
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — T.J. Haws scored 28 points and had nine assists to help No. 23 BYU hold off Santa Clara 85-75.Yoeli Childs scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Jake Toolson added 20 points and 10 boards. The Cougars won their seventh straight.Josip Vrankic scored 28 points and collected 11 rebounds to lead the Broncos. Tahij Eaddy added 11 points, all in the second half. February 20, 2020 /Sports News – Local No. 23 BYU edges Santa Clara 85-75 Written by Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/WCC Associated Press
Written by July 31, 2020 /Sports News – National Cardinals v. Brewers game postponed due to coronavirus cases FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPete Van Vleet/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(MILWAUKEE) — The St. Louis Cardinals have postponed their game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday after two positive coronavirus tests were reported within the Cardinals organization.The league said the game has been rescheduled as part of a traditional doubleheader on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 1:10 p.m. (CT).The two teams were expected to play Friday in Milwaukee at 2:10 p.m. local time.Six of the Major League Baseball’s 30 teams will not be playing Friday because of coronavirus cases. That is 20% of the league.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
January 22, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/21/21 Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONLA Lakers 113 Milwaukee 106Utah 129, New Orleans 118New York 119, Golden State 104NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENY Islanders 4, New Jersey 1Winnipeg 4, Ottawa 1Tampa Bay 3, Columbus 2 (OT)Boston 5, Philadelphia 4 (SO)Montreal 7, Vancouver 3Los Angeles 4, Colorado 2Florida at Carolina (Postponed)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLIndiana 81, Iowa 69UCLA 61, California 57Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by