Monthly Archives: January 2012

Signing Day on the way for Smith’s first recruiting class

New Weber State coach John L. Smith with ink his first recruiting class Wednesday on National Signing Day. For more on the class, read my story in the Standard-Examiner. Here is a list of players the Wildcats have verbal commitments from, … Read More

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Weber State, UT-Arlington snag ESPN3 slot for Bracketbusters matchup

Weber State scored one of the coveted national TV matchups for the 2012 ESPN Bracketbusters series announced Monday afternoon — sort of. The Wildcats will face future WAC member UT-Arlington on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. MT, in a game … Read More

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Weber State’s Frank Otis possibly out for the season

Weber State junior forward Frank “Mook” Otis could potentially be out for the remainder of the season after injuring his MCL in practice this week — the opposite knee from the one he dislocated earlier this season. Otis already missed … Read More

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Big Sky announces new TV deal with DirecTV/Root Sports

Just got off a conference call where Big Sky Commissioner Doug Fullerton and DirecTV president Patrick Crumb announced their new deal. In football, Root Sports’ three regional networks will have first choice of rights to up to 18 games a … Read More

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Big showdown for first place in the Big Sky

Damian Lillard has been holding a grudge going into tonight’s showdown between Weber State and Montana for first place in the Big Sky. From the Missoulian: The last time Damian Lillard faced Montana, freshman Will Cherry tied up the Weber … Read More

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Public safety officials, families get in free to Weber State games this week

From Weber State’s athletics department: Weber State Athletics has partnered with Swire Coca-Cola of Ogden to offer complimentary tickets to all public safety officials and their families to this week’s Weber State men’s basketball home games. All public safety officials … Read More

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Weber State’s Otis worried he’d never play again after injury

Weber State junior forward Frank “Mook” Otis was so disheartened by his knee injury Dec. 7 at BYU he wondered if he’d ever play again, but he could see action as soon as tonight’s Weber State game against Montana State. … Read More

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What’s up in the Sky?

Glad you asked … More national hype for Dynamite Damian: You know about Weber State point guard Damian Lillard being named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award given annually to the top point guard in college basketball. You know … Read More

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Another national honor for Lillard: player of the week

Yesterday I joked on Twitter that the Big Sky Conference might be thinking about renaming its player of the week award for Damian Lillard, who has won it four of the last six weeks. All he did last week was … Read More

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Two more Weber State football assistants to be named

New Weber State coach John L. Smith’s staff is nearly in place. Smith added quarterbacks coach Justin Rascati, who played for him at Louisville before transferring to James Madison, where he won an FCS championship in 2004. Most relevant to Weber … Read More

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