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If Hill delivers at Weber State, Purple Pride will flourish

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 13 2013 - 12:37am

Just hours after reeling him in, Weber State athletic director Jerry Bovee introduced new football coach Jay Hill to a portion of the Purple People Thursday morning.Hill, 38, looked great with a big, warm grin and the requisite purple tie as he spoke to a gathering of hopeful folks on the third floor of Stewart Stadium. The former University of...

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VIDEO: Weber State names Jay Hill football coach

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 12 2013 - 9:54am

OGDEN -- In looking for someone to put its football program back on the map, Weber State University's search committee members went looking for a coach who would draw a big purple circle around the state of Utah on his own recruiting chart.They found University of Utah assistant coach Jay Hill.Hill, 38, was announced Thursday as Weber State's 11th...

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Weber State to name Jay Hill new football coach

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 12 2013 - 8:40am

OGDEN -- Longtime University of Utah assistant Jay Hill is expected to be named Weber State's new football coach, the Standard-Examiner has learned.WSU is expected to hold a press conference Thursday to make the announcement.Hill is the Utes' tight ends coach and special teams coordinator, having joined Kyle Whittingham's staff in 2005.

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Rust catches up to 'Cats

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 12 2013 - 1:04am

OREM -- Weber State overcame double-digit deficits in both halves but couldn't shake off enough rust to finish it off as Utah Valley held on for a 62-59 victory Tuesday at the UCCU Center.Woods Cross High product Holton Hunsaker led UVU with 14 points and Hayes Garrity added 13, including two free throws with six seconds left to provide the...

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Wildcats itching to play more games; First up is Utah Valley

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 11 2013 - 2:08am

OREM -- The Wildcats want to play basketball and they don't care who it's against."We will play anyone right now. We'll play the Spurs, the Lakers, it don't matter -- we just need some games," Weber State coach Randy Rahe said.WSU's actual opponent tonight, Utah Valley (3-6), will be playing its 10th game of the season, while the Wildcats (1-3)...

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Women's hoops: Wildcats let Cougars slip away from upset

Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 11 2013 - 1:56am

OGDEN -- The Weber State women's basketball team fell just shy of upsetting in-state foe BYU, with the Cougars coming back for a 90-85 win on Tuesday night at the Dee Events Center.The Wildcats were ahead by as many as 20 points in the second half before BYU made a late run. A Xojian Harry 3-pointer with under 10 seconds left broke an 85-85 tie...

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Lillard appreciates learning from Watson, other Jazzmen

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 11 2013 - 1:50am

For some reason the moment seemed awkward. At least it did to me, and to Earl Watson, too, I noticed.But not to Damian Lillard, no way."I don't care," the former Weber State star said Monday night before his Portland Trail Blazers beat the Jazz 105-94 at EnergySolutions Arena.Lillard's matter-of-fact response was to an observation I'd just made....

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Wildcats needed a good test

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 8 2013 - 11:46pm

If the previous Weber State-UT Arlington basketball game was any indication, last Saturday's cancellation might have cost us a wildly entertaining contest.Saturday's scheduled game in Arlington, Texas, was wiped out by a Lone Star ice storm that led to several sports cancellations in Texas, including the Dallas Marathon.When Weber State and UT...

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VIDEO: The tarp incident: Weber State center spent summer with Raptors

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 19 2014 - 7:56am

James Hajek wants to go pro.He just hasn't decided what sport yet.

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VIDEO: WSU women fall a bit short in battle with North Dakota

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Jan 11 2014 - 6:14pm

OGDEN -- The Weber State women's basketball team (4-9, 0-4) fought back from a big first half deficit but fell short to the Big Sky's first-place team, North Dakota, 83-72.

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VIDEO: Weber State names Jay Hill football coach

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 12 2013 - 9:54am

OGDEN -- In looking for someone to put its football program back on the map, Weber State University's search committee members went looking for a coach who would draw a big purple circle around the state of Utah on his own recruiting chart.They found University of Utah assistant coach Jay Hill.Hill, 38, was announced Thursday as Weber State's 11th...

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VIDEO: Hockey, football and soccer benefit from new Weber County Sports Complex

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 22 2013 - 7:28pm

OGDEN -- County and Weber State University officials on Tuesday night threw open the doors of the new Weber County Sports Complex, welcoming area athletes and the general public to an open house for the new space.Free ice skating and sports demonstrations were on the schedule, along with an official ribbon cutting and a thanks to the many project...

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WSU's Lillard embarks on a new journey

(ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner) Weber State basketball player Damian Lillard (right) and coach Randy Rahe talk to the media after Lillard announced his intention to enter the NBA Draft at the Dee Events Center in Ogden on Tuesday.

Roy Burton
Apr 3 2012 - 11:14pm

OGDEN -- As a kid, long before he was recruited to Weber State, before he really even knew where the school was or became a two-time Big Sky MVP there, Damian Lillard would choose the Wildcats as his team on a college basketball video game.Lillard's next real game will be in the NBA; team to be determined.The 6-foot-3 point guard from Oakland,...

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Lillard makes it official; Weber State star headed to NBA

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2012 - 2:56pm

OGDEN - Damian Lillard's Weber State teammates lifted him up last year after he broke his foot and missed most of what was supposed to be his junior season.

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A return home for WSU coach John L. Smith

(ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner) John L. Smith, Weber State University’s new football coach, addresses an audience during a news conference at Stewart Stadium in Ogden on Tuesday.

Roy Burton
Dec 6 2011 - 3:30pm

OGDEN -- John L. Smith was restless the night before being named the head football coach at his alma mater, so he got up early and drove to the Weber State campus.What used to be the practice field off of Harrison Boulevard when he played linebacker and quarterback at WSU from 1968-71 is now a mini-lake."A few short years ago, a small-town boy...

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Cheerful McBride: 'It's been a great ride'

(KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner) Ron McBride talks about his decision to retire at Weber State University in Ogden on Tuesday.

Roy Burton
Nov 8 2011 - 10:21pm

OGDEN -- Coach Mac remembers details of decades-old football games, funny anecdotes about his coaching career and long-forgotten rivalries far better than he can imagine the day less than two weeks from now when he walks off the field for the last time as a college football coach."I never really saw myself retiring. I saw myself dying on the field...

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GALLERY: Weber State Women Fall to Northern Colorado

Benjamin Zack
Jan 9 2014 - 6:14pm

Weber State University fell to Northern Colorado 68-49 in Ogden on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_BenjaminZack

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GALLERY: Weber State Wildcats -vs- San Jose Spartans

Sophomore Joel Bolomboy sinks the ball during the first period of the game on November 30, 2013. By the second period the Weber State Wildcats were winning against the San Jose Spartans 30 to 22. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Nov 30 2013 - 10:57pm

Weber State Wildcats vs.San Jose State Spartans, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Ogden, Utah. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

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GALLERY: Big Sky Football: Southern Utah vs Weber State, November 9, 2013

Dennis Montgomery, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Nov 9 2013 - 11:10pm

Southern Utah University defeated Weber State University 27-21 in a Big Sky Conference football game played at Stewart Stadium in Ogden, Utah, on November 9, 2013.

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VIDEO: The tarp incident: Weber State center spent summer with Raptors

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 19 2014 - 7:56am

James Hajek wants to go pro.He just hasn't decided what sport yet.

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VIDEO: WSU women fall a bit short in battle with North Dakota

Contributed
Jan 11 2014 - 6:14pm

OGDEN -- The Weber State women's basketball team (4-9, 0-4) fought back from a big first half deficit but fell short to the Big Sky's first-place team, North Dakota, 83-72.

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GALLERY: Weber State Women Fall to Northern Colorado

Benjamin Zack
Jan 9 2014 - 6:14pm

Weber State University fell to Northern Colorado 68-49 in Ogden on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_BenjaminZack

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VIDEO: Weber State names Jay Hill football coach

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 12 2013 - 9:54am

OGDEN -- In looking for someone to put its football program back on the map, Weber State University's search committee members went looking for a coach who would draw a big purple circle around the state of Utah on his own recruiting chart.They found University of Utah assistant coach Jay Hill.Hill, 38, was announced Thursday as Weber State's 11th...

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GALLERY: Weber State Wildcats -vs- San Jose Spartans

Sophomore Joel Bolomboy sinks the ball during the first period of the game on November 30, 2013. By the second period the Weber State Wildcats were winning against the San Jose Spartans 30 to 22. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Nov 30 2013 - 10:57pm

Weber State Wildcats vs.San Jose State Spartans, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Ogden, Utah. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

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GALLERY: Big Sky Football: Southern Utah vs Weber State, November 9, 2013

Dennis Montgomery, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Nov 9 2013 - 11:10pm

Southern Utah University defeated Weber State University 27-21 in a Big Sky Conference football game played at Stewart Stadium in Ogden, Utah, on November 9, 2013.

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VIDEO: Hockey, football and soccer benefit from new Weber County Sports Complex

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 22 2013 - 7:28pm

OGDEN -- County and Weber State University officials on Tuesday night threw open the doors of the new Weber County Sports Complex, welcoming area athletes and the general public to an open house for the new space.Free ice skating and sports demonstrations were on the schedule, along with an official ribbon cutting and a thanks to the many project...

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GALLERY: College soccer: WSU vs. Southern Utah, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

Stephen Smith
Sep 30 2012 - 7:38pm

Weber State beat Southern Utah 1-0 for a Big Sky Conference win in Ogden on Sunday afternoon.

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