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February 13, 1994 | Associated Press
Cal State Northridge lost to Southern Utah, 81-71, Saturday night in a nonconference basketball game. The Matadors (5-16) led, 39-31, at halftime and were within 62-60 late in the game, but Southern Utah's Andy Ward made nine of 10 free throws during the final four minutes to put the game away. Ward finished with 18 points for the Thunderbirds (13-9). Northridge was led by Brent Lofton's season-high 19 points. Peter Micelli added 15. Southern Utah outrebounded the Matadors, 36-24.
June 26, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
In December 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher impulsively - and successfully - bid on 12 parcels of land in southern Utah whose oil and drilling rights were being auctioned off by the Bureau of Land Management under outgoing President George W. Bush. That might have been OK had DeChristopher planned to pay for and exploit the properties. But the 27-year-old preservationist was actually at the sale as part of a peaceful protest against the fossil fuel industry when he was randomly handed a bidder's paddle: No. 70. DeChristopher's staunch and inspiring journey after that fateful auction (which was later invalidated by incoming Interior Secretary Ken Salazar)
February 26, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN
Sean Allen scored 22 points, 14 in the second half, to lead a surge that helped Southern Utah overcome a 17-point deficit and defeat Cal State Northridge, 75-72, to clinch at least a share of the American West Conference championship before 699 at Northridge. Southern Utah is 13-10, 4-0 in conference. Northridge (7-17, 4-2) was without Peter Micelli, its senior captain, who didn't show up for the game after attending his sister's afternoon wedding.
February 7, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
It was the simple beauty of the sagebrush hills and the first-rate fishing that drew Vince Salvato here 15 years ago. "All I wanted was a quiet, pristine place with clean air," he said, sipping sarsaparilla inside Bronco Bobbi's curio shop in this tiny town in southern Utah. "That's why I came here. " But the tranquillity has been broken by the day-and-night rumble of trucks ferrying coal from a strip mine near Bryce Canyon National Park to a power plant three hours to the north.
March 10, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN
The four-team American West Conference will begin its basketball tournament at Southern Utah today with nowhere to go but home when it ends. The American West is among four conferences that do not receive automatic invitations to the Division I NCAA tournament. Champion Southern Utah, in fact, may not even get a NIT spot due to a mediocre overall record. In first-round games today, Cal State Northridge (7-19, 4-2) meets Cal State Sacramento (6-20, 2-4) at 2 p.m.
It may be by three points, it may be by 10 points, it may be by as many as 22 points, but one thing is for certain with the San Diego State Aztecs. They will lose. The Aztecs, in full free fall, stayed the course again Saturday night, losing to Southern Utah State, 87-78. SDSU (2-11) continued its worst start since 1986-87 and has lost six in a row. The Aztecs haven't won since Dec. 20 and soon will need to find more creative ways to lose.
April 10, 1997
Wes Bunn Jr. of Cypress, a Times all-county choice, has orally committed to play basketball at Southern Utah, he said Wednesday. Bunn, a 6-foot 1-inch guard, averaged 16.2 points and 6.9 assists last season for the Centurions, helping them win the Empire League title. * Woodbridge's Natalie Exon, a first-team Times all-county girls' tennis selection last year, will sign a letter of intent with UC Irvine, according to her mother, Marjie.
May 10, 1986
Michelle McCaslin scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning Friday to give Cal Lutheran a 2-1 victory over Southern Utah State in the second game of the National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics bi-district softball playoffs in Cedar City, Utah. Southern Utah won the first game of the doubleheader, 4-1. The teams will play again today in the deciding game of the best-of-three series to determine who will go to the 16-team national tournament, May 15-17 in San Antonio, Texas.
December 22, 2009
MEN at Loyola Marymount 85, Long Beach State 80 (OT): Vernon Teel scored with 1 minute 12 seconds left in overtime and the Lions (6-7) made five of six free throws in the last 30 seconds to secure the victory. Drew Viney led the Lions with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Teel finished with 15 points and a game-high eight assists. T.J. Robinson had 22 points and 18 rebounds for the 49ers (6-5). The score was tied 10 times and there were 14 lead changes, including three in overtime.
June 18, 2009 | Nicholas Riccardi
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) on Wednesday grilled Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on why more than 100 federal agents were needed to round up two dozen suspects accused of stealing Native American artifacts from public land. The day after last week's raids, one of the suspects, Dr. James Redd of Blanding in southern Utah, killed himself. Residents and officials in Blanding, where 16 suspects live, complained that authorities used unnecessary force to arrest nonviolent offenders.
December 6, 2008
WOMEN Utah Valley 66, USC 64: Robyn Fairbanks scored 26 points in 26 minutes to lead the Wolverines (3-4) over the Trojans (4-2) in the Hukilau Invitational at Laie, Hawaii. Nadia Parker led USC with 11 points and Brynn Cameron had 10 for the Trojans, who trailed 35-30 at halftime. USC, which was limited to 34.8% shooting from the field, held a 45-35 edge in rebounding. SCHEDULE MEN Central Michigan at Cal State Fullerton...6 p.m. Long Beach State at San Francisco..
August 31, 2008 | From the Associated Press
at No. 16 Brigham Young 41, Northern Iowa 17: The Cougars fumbled four times in the second half and let a 24-point lead slip to 10 before finally putting away the Panthers. Max Hall threw for 486 yards and two touchdowns and Dennis Pitta had a career-best 213 receiving yards for the Cougars as they extended the longest winning streak in the nation to 11. Hall scored BYU's first points of the second half on a 1-yard keeper with 9:02 left to play, then BYU recovered a fumble less than a minute later that led to another touchdown.
December 29, 2007 | Peter Yoon
MEN NONCONFERENCE Southern Utah (2-10) at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (5-6), 7 -- It's a rematch of Cal Poly's 73-66 victory on Nov. 20. The Mustangs have lost four of six games since then and have averaged only 57.5 points in those games. Southern Utah, on a three-game losing streak, is led by Geoff Payne, who averages 21.3 points and 7.3 rebounds.
April 22, 2007 | Julie Cart, Times Staff Writer
It's a small gesture of defiance -- a narrow metal bridge that allows off-road vehicles illegal access to this archeologically rich canyon. But the modest structure, built by San Juan County officials on U.S. government land, is a symbol of the widespread local resistance to federal authority across much of southern Utah's magnificent countryside.
June 25, 2006 | Ken Van Vechten, Special to The Times
ZION. Bryce. Capitol Reef. The North Rim. What about St. George? Just a spot to refuel the kids and the car on the way to those magical kingdoms of chasm and red rock. But after decades of passing through, I made the high-desert town in southern Utah my destination in April. As it turns out, I should have done it long ago. St. George is ringed by black lava flows, crimson sandstone bluffs and faraway pine-clad mountains.
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