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  • Curtis My journey through NBA free agency

    Livin' the dream

    Back in December, I posted the following status to Facebook: “I’ve made a decision. As much as I hate the NBA, I am now officially on the market for an NBA team. This decision won’t be made prematurely. All options will be weighed. Whatever team picks me won’t be getting just another one-and-done guy.

  • NCAA State your case: Which program had a more dominant decade? UCLA MBB or UConn WBB?

    UCLA MBB We’re comparing apples to oranges here. But despite that, when you win nine national titles in 10 seasons — including seven consecutive — you can’t really argue against a “decade of dominance.” Include the 88-game winning streak and four undefeated seasons and it is case closed.

  • Jeff The best basketball game you won't watch, but should

    The Cardinal Rule

    76 wins, no losses. That is the combined record of the two teams playing in Tuesday’s NCAA women’s basketball national championship game. Connecticut has gone unblemished through 39 games and Notre Dame through 37. It’s a championship of titans — and it will have less viewership than your average second-round matchup in the men’s NCAA Tournament.

  • Dogs top 'Cats

    It’s a dog eat cat world in Texas. Capping off an improbable NCAA tournament run, the University of Connecticut Huskies defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 Monday in Arlington, Texas. “I said it in the beginning, 18 months ago. The last will be first,” said UConn head coach Kevin Ollie.

  • Marcel Davis to leave basketball team

    Marcel Davis’ father, Rodney Davis, announced last week that his son will leave the Utah State men’s basketball team after this semester. He initially made the announcement on and later confirmed it to the Salt Lake Tribune. “Marcel just felt because he will be graduating a year early he wanted to start medical school as soon as possible and unfortunately USU wasn't an option,” Rodney Davis wrote on the website.

  • stew Men's basketball: Looking back at the Aggies

    A rundown of Utah State's tournament history

    Utah State and basketball have been synonymous since the first men’s basketball club was formed in 1904. Since then, the Aggies have made 20 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, college basketball’s biggest stage. Of the 20 times USU has been invited to the tournament, the Aggies have totaled six wins and 22 losses, with their deepest run being to the Elite Eight two times — the first in 1939 and second in 1970.

  • COLUMN: Billion-dollar B.S.

    An aerial view

    Throughout all the land, Sir Warren Buffett sought for the bracket that would survive 67 heated matches to perfection. Was there such a bracket to be found? Turmoil and upset during this battle, the Madness of March, left many dead and wounded along the wayside — brackets, that is — and alas, all hope was lost after merely 25 games.

  • basketball Men's basketball: Another one

    Kyle Davis becomes the latest Aggie basketball player to transfer

    Kyle Davis is leaving the Utah State men’s basketball team. The announcement came on Tuesday from head coach Stew Morrill after rumors involving Davis leaving surfaced last Thursday. “Kyle did a good job in his year at Utah State," Morrill said. "We will work hard to fill the opening created by his departure.

  • curtis COLUMN: March Madness is beautiful

    Livin' the Dream

    There were 52 games which resulted in 16 teams remaining in the hunt for a national title and 52 others left mourning what could have been. More than 20 million total brackets were entered in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge, CBS Sports Tournament and the Yahoo Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge.

  • jeff COLUMN: The sky is not falling

    The Cardinal Rule

    Rumor has it that Kyle Davis is leaving the men’s basketball program. If he does, he will be the eighth player from the 2013-14 season who will not be on the roster come next winter. The program announced last week that Jordan Stone and Danny Berger have left, and coupled with the departure of five seniors — Jarred Shaw, Spencer Butterfield, Preston Medlin, Tenale Roland and Sean Harris — the Aggies will have a very different look next season.

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    Stone looking to be rock-solid on and off the court

        When you look out on the court during the 2011-12 men's basketball season, you might notice a few differences from the past season. That tends to happen when a program graduates six seniors. One big difference will be the 6-foot-11, 250-pound frame of Sky View High School product Jordan Stone.

  • stucoach.04082011

    Morrill honored as Jim Phelan national Coach of the Year

        In a season where, despite history-making efforts, Utah State men's basketball once again failed to advance in NCAA Tournament, anyone but head coach Stew Morrill could have received the 2011 Jim Phelan Coach of the Year award. However, Morrill was awarded the prestigious honor during the Final Four in Houston, Texas, the Jim Phelan Coach of the Year award is given each year by CollegeInsider.

  • Jardine.04082011

    Men’s basketball has holes to fill, players to fill them

        Prior to last season, the returning players on the USU men's basketball team had started a combined 292 games, a mark of continuity unprecedented during head coach Stew Morrill's tenure at Utah State.     The combined number of career starts for next season's returners? Forty-one. 1 comment

  • COLUMN: Butler’s run gives hope

    The View from Section F

        Another season in the books, another 345 dreams that didn't come true, and another year that the little guys came up short.     I know it probably seems brutally redundant at this point for me to still be talking about the hopes and dreams of the mid-majors, but it is important to know that all of the emotion poured into hoping to see the other mid-majors of the world like Butler succeed is based around the hope that Utah State will be the team in that position.

  • jazzlose.04042011

    Jazz eliminated from playoff contention with 96-85 loss to Lakers

        After starting the season 27-13, the Jazz seemed well on their way to another successful season and another chance to make some noise in the playoffs. The departure of long-time head coach Jerry Sloan seemed to be a surmountable challenge.