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Ousseynou Karbala Gueye [KG] is a 6-foot 11-inch center from Senegal, West Africa, and is a member of the Utah State University Eastern men’s basketball team. He speaks WOLOF, his native language; French; English, in which he learned in six months; and can also understand Spanish and a bit of Filipino. Gueye joined the Eagles this semester as a late transfer. Although he will not be eligible to play this year, he will practice with the Eagles and will be eligible to play next semester.
Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:05pm
Following a three-week break, the Eagles opened up conferences play Jan. 5 in front of their home fans in Price, Utah. The fans got their money’s worth as the team would take the nationally ranked defending champion Salt Lake Community College to the final play of the game. It almost seemed as if the game was being replayed from last year’s fan appreciation night. The team fought hard all game and came up short, losing in the last seconds of the game, 72-73.
Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:02pm
After having an impressive preseason, the USU Eastern’s women’s basketball team stumbled out of the gate to begin conference play. The Eagles went 9-5 in their exhibition season and looked poised to carry their success into the regular season. However, the team fell flat over the first-five-conference games, going 1-4. They began their campaign hosting the Salt Lake Community College Bruins Jan. 5 at the BDAC. This game marked the end of a 2-1 road trip that finished up the preseason.
Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:47pm
Entering her second season as assistant coach at USU Eastern, Morgan Warburton-Nelson finds herself as a regular fixture on the coaching staff. Working alongside her sister, head coach Chelsey Warburton, Morgan helped shape the Eagles’ women’s basketball team into a powerful squad. An example that illustrates this change is the team having finished their exhibition games with nine victories, equaling the total wins through all of last season.
Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:10pm
The basketball story behind sophomore Yarima Leticia Gutierrez journey from Copper Hills High School to USU Eastern is not the usual. She came to college in 2014 as a student, not student athlete. After one year of college and an LDS mission, she decided basketball still had a role to play in her life. Gutierrez attended school in Price in 2014 before she was called to serve an LDS mission in Guatemala. She came back in 2016 spring semester, and that is where her basketball story at USU Eastern begins.
Posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 3:20pm
Edmond James Sanders Jr. Staff writer
Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 - 5:58pm
You know what happens when you’re rooting for a creaky but, lovable football team that everyone has already counted out? You relish the victories. All of them. Every single one. You know the season could collapse at any time. You know you’re hanging onto hope by a thread. It’s a little liberating. Your expectations are low because you shouldn’t expect anything at all.
Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 - 5:46pm
Over the holiday break, the Lady Eagles played in the SLCC Thanksgiving Tournament in Taylorsville. The team returned to Utah after having spent time in Phoenix, the week prior. The women’s squad left the “Valley of the Sun” with two wins out of the three games. In both victories, the team handily disposed of their opponents, winning by a margin of 20 or more points each game. With those two wins, the Eagles improved their record to an impressive 5-2 start to the season . Those five victories are only four shy of the total nine that the Eagles accumulated all of last season.
Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 - 5:40pm
The Eagles men’s basketball team continues to struggle as they lost five of six games over the last three weekends. The Eagles would lose two of the fives games by a combined score of three points and were competitive in every game, but still would come out on bottom. Starting the string of games, the Eagles played the 23rd ranked team, Arizona Western, on Nov. 18 for their season home opener. They would headed into the locker room at half down by two points, 33-31, but Arizona Western eventually pulled away late in the second half, outscoring the Eagles 48-34.
Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6:18pm
The afternoons and long weekends of soccer settled down as the Eagles remain in their nest until spring. Now, there is time for the players and coaches to gather thoughts of this past season. Like any other sports team, the women had different strengths and weaknesses that was either an advantage or disadvantage to them. The biggest strength for the women was the way the team came together and allowed each other to grow close and unified from the first week on campus. “We really were like a family,” assistant coach Cole Davis said.
Posted Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:29pm