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Danny Ainge says Jazz ‘desperately’ wanted Snyder to stay – Cache Valley Daily

FILE – Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder looks on in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, against the Dallas Mavericks, April 23, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Snyder resigned Sunday, June 5, 2022, as coach of the Jazz, ending an eight-year run where the team won nearly 60% of its games but never got past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz face an unexpected search for a new coach. Utah was prepared to enter next season with Quin Snyder at the helm until the head coach unexpectedly stepped down after eight seasons. The two sides had recently discussed an extension with Snyder, who still had two years left on his contract. They did not reach an agreement before Snyder decided to step away. “We have spent the last few weeks talking, Quin and I, a lot about a lot of different things. And I think it’s pretty clear, we desperately wanted him to stay,” team CEO Danny Ainge said during a news conference Monday, a day after Snyder announced he is leaving. “And at the same time, I’ve walked away

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Quin Snyder ends his tenure as Jazz coach after 8 seasons – Cache Valley Daily

FILE – Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder shouts to the team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic on Feb. 11, 2022, in Salt Lake City. On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Snyder resigned as coach of the Utah Jazz, ending an eight-year run where the team won nearly 60% of its games but never got past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Quin Snyder guided the Utah Jazz to six consecutive playoff appearances, was an NBA coach of the year finalist just last season and won nearly 60% of his games with the franchise. And he’s decided that was enough. Snyder resigned Sunday as coach of the Jazz, ending an eight-year run of regular-season success but with the team never getting past the second round of the playoffs in his tenure. Snyder released a statement through the team, part of it simply saying “it is time.” “At the core, and what drives me every day is our players and their passion for the game, their desire to constantly work to improve and their dedication to the team and the Jazz,” Snyder said. “I strongly feel they need a new voice

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Utah State football has 12 players named to Athlon Sports preseason All-Mountain West teams – Cache Valley Daily

Utah State running back Calvin Tyler Jr. (4) runs to the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of the LA Bowl NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Inglewood, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) LOGAN, Utah – Defending Mountain West and Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Champions Utah State had 12 football players named to The Athlon Sports preseason all-Mountain West team, it was announced by the publication on Thursday. Utah State’s 12 all-conference selections ranked as the third-most in the league behind Boise State (15) and San Diego State (13), and ahead of Air Force (11), Fresno State (10), San José State (10) and Wyoming (10). Utah State had two players named to the first team in graduate senior offensive lineman Alfred Edwards III and junior punter Stephen Kotsanlee. Two more offensive players were named to the second team in graduate senior quarterback Logan Bonner and graduate senior running back Calvin Tyler Jr. Three Aggies garnered preseason third-team accolades in graduate senior offensive lineman Chandler Dolphin, senior wide receiver Justin McGriff and junior defensive end Byron Vaughns. And, four more players were named to the preseason fourth team in graduate senior wide receiver Brian

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Utah State football has nine more games selected for national broadcast this fall – Cache Valley Daily

Blake Anderson leads the Utah State Aggie football team onto Merlin Olsen Field on Sept. 25, 2021. Photo by Clint Allen LOGAN, Utah – Utah State football will have nine more games nationally televised this fall as the Mountain West announced the remainder of its national television package Thursday. Utah State will have four games televised by Fox Sports, including three at home on Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium, three games televised by CBS Sports Network, including two at home, and one road game each on the SEC Network and ESPN. During the non-conference portion of its schedule, Utah State will open its season on Fox Sports 1 as it hosts Connecticut on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. USU will then appear on the SEC Network the following weekend as it plays at Alabama on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 5:30 p.m. (MT), while its in-state game at BYU will be televised on ESPN on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. Seven of Utah State’s eighth MW games will be televised on either CBS Sports Network or one of the Fox Sports Networks. In all, Utah State will have three games broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network, including its conference

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Aggie Club Baseball headed to National Club Baseball World Series – Cache Valley Daily

LOGAN – Utah State University’s Club baseball team has earned a trip to the National Club World Series starting this week at Dolny Stadium in Greenwood, South Carolina. The Aggies clinched the Northern Pacific Regional Title last week with a 5-3 victory over the Oregon Ducks to qualify for the national tournament. By virtue of their 23-3 record and the regional championship, the Aggies are the #3 seed and will play in the tournament’s opening game Friday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Time against the sixth seeded Michigan Wolverines. Head Coach Jake Anderson, a first baseman on USU’s 2014 team that played in the nationals, thinks the Aggies might be the tournament’s best overall team with a 10 runs a game average, outstanding pitching and solid defensive play. The upcoming series will mark the final week of baseball for the team’s four seniors, Kesler Nelson, Jacob Pullen, Baden Rawlin and Wyatt Sorenson. Because USU baseball is a club sport and is not a school-sanctioned team, players have to fund everything from uniforms to game travel, including the trip to South Carolina this week, they are currently fundraising for the trip. Those wishing to contribute can do so via Aggie Funded. Games will be live streamed

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Utah State’s football game at Boise State will be nationally televised on CBS – Cache Valley Daily

Utah State faces Boise State on Merlin Olsen Field on Sept. 25, 2021. Photo by Clint Allen LOGAN, Utah – For the second-straight season, Utah State’s football game versus Boise State will be nationally televised on CBS as the Mountain West announced a portion of its national television package Wednesday. Utah State’s MW and regular season finale at Boise State will be televised on CBS on Friday, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m. The matchup will mark the second-straight season the two teams have played one another on CBS in a mid-morning kickoff. Utah State, the defending MW Champions, opens the season with three straight non-conference games as it hosts Connecticut on Saturday, Aug. 27, plays at 2021 national runner-up Alabama on Saturday, Sept. 3, and hosts Weber State on Saturday, Sept. 10. After utilizing its first bye of the season, Utah State starts conference play at home as it hosts UNLV on Saturday, Sept. 24. Following its league opener, USU will conclude the non-conference portion of its schedule with a road game at BYU on Thursday, Sept. 29. Utah State then returns to MW play as it hosts Air Force on Saturday, Oct. 8, in its only home game of the

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Mountain West announces elimination of football divisions in 2023 – Cache Valley Daily

Utah State quarterback Logan Bonner (1) drops back to pass as Utah State linebacker Tyson Chisholm (43) rushes in the first half during an NCAA college football game for the Mountain West Conference Championship, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/John McCoy) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West announced Friday that beginning with the 2023 season, the league will eliminate its two-division format. The two teams with the highest Conference winning percentage will compete in the championship game. The enhanced structure will ensure the top two teams meet in the championship game and put the Mountain West in the best position for a place in the College Football Playoff. A scheduling model and tiebreaking procedures for future seasons are being finalized and will be announced in the coming weeks. “Our membership has been working on concepts since last summer, as part of our strategic planning for the future of the Mountain West,” said MW Commissioner Craig Thompson. “A single-division approach provides maximum flexibility to adapt the Conference schedule as the landscape continues to evolve, while also allowing member institutions to play each other more frequently.” The MW will continue with its existing Mountain and West Divisions in

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PHOTO GALLERY: Sky View 14, Ridgeline 13 in 4A girls lacrosse playoffs

Photos by Robert K. Scott / Additional information about Robert’s work (or inquiries about purchasing his photos) can be found at rscott.smugmug.com. Photo Gallery sponsored by The Logo Shop, your source for teams, businesses and booster clubs.  http://welogostuff.mypromohq.com/ Click on photo to enlarge it, then use your left-right arrow keys to cycle through the gallery Source link

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PHOTO GALLERY: Ridgeline 17, Mountain Crest 7 in 4A boys lacrosse playoffs

Photos by Robert K. Scott / Additional information about Robert’s work (or inquiries about purchasing his photos) can be found at rscott.smugmug.com. Photo Gallery sponsored by The Logo Shop, your source for teams, businesses and booster clubs.  http://welogostuff.mypromohq.com/ Click on photo to enlarge it, then use your left-right arrow keys to cycle through the gallery Source link

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