Weber State’s cross country and men’s basketball teams have solidified the dates on which they will resume competition after delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
One month after opening fall ball ahead of the spring 2021 football season, Weber State is just now reaching its midway point and head coach Jay Hill could only characterize the camp one way.
When the NCAA moved championship events for all fall 2020 sports to spring 2021, which includes its control of FCS football, it approved football teams to play up to eight games prior to a 16-team (instead of 24-team) playoff.
The former professional soccer player who came to Weber State as an immigrant with a budding marketing career is now — at a “spritely 65” years old, he says — coming full circle to the sport and the university that are key to his life.
A day after teams opened preseason camp, the Big Sky Conference released its league basketball schedules Thursday, confirming a reported increase in games and a change in travel format as the conference tries to put on a full 2020-21 slate during the coronavirus pandemic and save travel cost…
With some precedence on her side, Emily Morgan-King wants to be a winter Olympian.
Effects from the coronavirus pandemic have spilled over from spring’s sports cancellations into schedule delays, format changes and more for fall and winter sports.
BYU and Boise State will play football this year after all, as the MWC announced its 2020 football schedule delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Weber State volleyball players gathered in the backyard of Jeremiah Larsen’s home on an August morning for a team activity — something Larsen, the sixth-year head coach, has done even more of as the coronavirus pandemic threw fall sports into uncertainty.
The last few months have been a series of phone calls and check-ins between Weber State men’s basketball coaches and the teams they’re contracted to play in the 2020 nonconference season, trying to make scheduling plans, then having to adjust as more decisions impact what the upcoming season…
OGDEN — It had been more than six months since Weber State’s football team lined up 11-on-11 on a football field, and the Wildcats were happy to see that streak end Monday.
While the last several months have brought increased training and conditioning opportunities, for many college teams in conferences not participating in fall sports — and for anxious basketball coaches and fans — the period has still been an exercise in waiting.
Though Weber State alum Jonah Williams nearly saw his NFL dreams come true last week, he did get the next best thing.
In a heartfelt Facebook post last week, Weber State defensive line coach Kite Afeaki announced he was done coaching at the school.
STATS, the organization that compiles ballots and gives awards for FCS football, has released its FCS preseason Top 25 and All-America teams.
OGDEN — Weber State athletics announced Monday that the school has reached an agreement with 103.1 FM The Wave to broadcast football and men’s basketball games as the new radio home for the Wildcats.
OGDEN — At the same time former Idaho State shooting guard Balint Mocsan considered the coronavirus pandemic and was determining to stay home in Hungary and go pro instead of playing his final college season at Weber State, Concordia-St. Paul forward Cody Carlson was considering the health c…
The NCAA has granted a transfer waiver for another incoming Weber State men’s basketball player.
Weber State athletics on Monday hosted the first of several live-stream conversations planned for this week with a conversation between athletic director Tim Crompton, communications director Paul Grua and radio voice Steve Klauke that the department posted to Facebook.
A pair of former Weber State men’s basketball players have signed new professional contracts.
The Big Sky Conference announced Thursday morning it will postpone 2020 fall sports to spring 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While college conferences around the country debate the merits of staging a football season, the coronavirus pandemic has made its first impact on basketball locally.
The ascending trajectory of Weber State football led to 2020, when the three-time defending Big Sky champions were set to return oodles of starters and brought in an FBS transfer quarterback to help lead them to the promised land.
When Weber State University President Brad Mortensen joined Thursday’s meeting of the Big Sky presidents council, he knew the group would need to do what nobody wanted.
With several FCS conferences having already canceled their fall football seasons, reports from all over the country swirled Thursday as presidents from Big Sky Conference schools met to discuss the status of football and other fall sports in 2020 amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
Few FBS schools will have a tougher time putting on a football season in 2020 than BYU. The Cougars’ independence has meant seeing teams fall off the schedule as some conferences, like the Pac-12 and SEC, decide not to play nonconference games in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the…
The top scorer in Weber State men’s basketball history has finalized the next step of his career.
As we’ve dutifully reported at the Standard-Examiner over the last five months, Weber State men’s basketball undertook the largest offseason of roster change since 2006 following a 2019-20 season that saw a tepid offense, a slew of injuries and a 12-20 record.
The Big Sky Conference announced its preseason all-conference football team, as voted on by various members of the media covering the conference, and released the team Friday during the second day of virtual media day proceedings.
The Big Sky Conference announced Friday evening it will be delaying the start of all non-football fall sports as schools and conferences grapple with how to hold seasons amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Joining fellow head coaches Dan Hawkins, Ed McCaffrey and Troy Taylor for a session of the Big Sky Conference’s discussion with coaches as part of virtual media day, Weber State head coach Jay Hill described how his team has navigated 2020 after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killi…
The Big Sky Conference opened 2020 football media day Thursday by releasing the preseason coaches and media polls and, for the first time in program history, Weber State was voted to the No. 1 spot in both polls.
The Big Sky Conference has released preseason polls for three sports over the last few days and Weber State is expected to fare well in volleyball and men’s cross country, according to coaches in those sports.
OGDEN — For the last several months, many college basketball coaches have dealt with at least some anxiety regarding their international players.
OGDEN — Of the nine players Weber State men’s basketball signed this offseason, eight are transfers.
OGDEN — With coronavirus cases surging nationally, the NCAA released a testing plan Thursday to lay out how to resume games — “if we can achieve an environment where COVID-19 rates are manageable,” NCAA president Mark Emmert said.
With the largest recruiting class in 15 years secured, Weber State men’s basketball coaches have been busy working on future classes in recent weeks.
Weber State football has continued its recent trend of scheduling Pac-12 opponents, according to a Monday report.
He doesn’t know how it happened. He can’t remember.
OGDEN — Like many schools around the country, Weber State is preparing to open early football camp Monday thanks to the NCAA’s adjustments to practice schedules.
A day after Jerrick Harding finished his college basketball career with a 33-point performance in Boise, Idaho, the coronavirus pandemic shut down the sport and, very soon after, all sports.
Isiah Brown felt deeply that Randy Rahe and Weber State had the right plan for him. He connected with the push on player development. Coaches analyzed film and advanced analytics so they could spell out exactly what they saw ahead for each player: here's what the numbers say you're really good at, here's where we can help you get better.
The Big Sky Conference announced its 2019-20 Scholar-Athletes of the Year on Tuesday, including two Weber State athletes in the recognition.
It seems that, even after 30 years, Damian Lillard’s star is still rising.
As proposed by athletes, the Big Sky Conference announced Wednesday it will institute a day off from required athletic activity on this year’s Election Day, Nov. 3, as programs and conferences around the country move to help students be more civically involved.
While sitting out of a second college basketball season in 2019, a discussion with his brother helped Logan Strom decide to recommit to football and finish his college career playing tight end.
Reedley College head football coach Eric Marty knew Weber State coaches Jay Hill and Matt Hammer from a coaching clinic in Utah, and also had connected with them when WSU signed Reedley defensive end Okiki Olorunfunmi in the 2020 signing class.
Josh Sanders left on his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hoping to keep playing basketball when he returned. He had interest from junior colleges when he left but had no set plans for where to play.
Weber State University athletic director Tim Crompton spoke in more detail about processes the school is using to allow athletes to resume workouts at school facilities, which began Monday.
OGDEN — Athletes returned to Weber State on Monday nearly three months after facilities were locked down in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Weber State finalized its men’s basketball roster for the 2020-21 season with its ninth commitment of the 2020 class and the signing of its sixth Division I transfer.