(Cedar City, UT) -- While Weber state football is in the search for a new coach, Southern Utah signed it’s head man to an extension. Iconic coach Bum Phillips who died in October at age 90 once observed that there are only two kinds of football coaches: “thems that fired, and thems that gonna get fired.” In this day and age there is a third kind: “thems thats just signed a contract extension.” Southern Utah’s Ed Lamb is fortunate to count himself in that third category as Monday it was announced that Lamb has been retained at SUU through the year 2020. Exact terms of the contract were not disclosed. SUU matched its best win total since becoming an NCAA division one institution, and appeared in the post season for the first time since becoming a four-year institution in 1963.
(Kansas City, KS) -- Real Salt Lake came up short in the MLS Cup final on Saturday at Sporting Park. RSL lost to Sporting Kansas City on penalty kicks, as Lovel Palmer's try glanced off the top of the goal and fell away. KC made seven kicks, RSL six in a dramatic shootout. Real Salt Lake had a 1-0 lead in the second half after a goal from Alvaro Saborio but couldn't hang on.
(Portland, OR) -- The Jazz take on one of the Western Conference's top teams, the Portland Trail Blazers, tonight at home. Utah has lost three-in-a-row including a 130-98 loss to Portland on the road on Friday. The Jazz are 4-and-18 on the season.
(Provo, UT) -- BYU will take on Washington on December 27 in the Fight Hunger Bowl. The game will be played at AT&T Park in San Francisco on December 27. This is the first meeting in a bowl game between the two schools and the all-time series is tied at four wins each.
(Logan, UT) -- Utah State has accepted an invitation to play in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego on December 26. The Aggies lost to Fresno State 24-17 pm Saturday in the Mountain West Conference championship football game on Saturday. The Aggies are 8-and-5 on the season.