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It’s been over two decades since a rodeo program was part of this college. If fact, the two coaches: Leon McElprang and Monte Jensen plus his wife Jill, were part of the final rodeo program in 1994 at the College of Eastern Utah. Fast forward to 2016 and the three former collegiate rodeo participants, were ecstatic to host USU Eastern’s rodeo featuring 11 colleges from Utah, Colorado and Idaho with 300 participants.
Posted Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 1:45pm
The past two weekends have been a river of hope and rain for the Eagles. The team was scheduled to play four games, one of which was canceled due to weather conditions. Despite the impending weather, USUE managed to pull out two important wins, while dropping one. On Friday, Sept. 23, the Eagles were forced to play Sheridan College on Carbon High School’s field instead of their own. According to assistant coach Cole Davis, the CHS’s pitch looked “more like a swimming pool” than an actual soccer field.
Posted Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 1:39pm
Blood was pumping and hearts were racing during two-intense weekends of back-to-back home games for the Lady Eagles. As the women’s soccer team fought their way through four conference games, positivity is still simmering on the surface. The first weekend (Sept. 23-24) was played against Sheridan Community College and Colorado Northwest Community College. The Eagles defeated SCC 2-1 and shut out CNCC 3-0.
Posted Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 1:32pm
A two-sport student-athlete her freshman year, Kila Mateah Alizabeth Tuckett, became a three-sport athlete this academic year. With the addition of softball to the Utah State University Eastern family, Teah contrives to exploit her abilities in the spring ensuing a phenomenal sophomore year of volleyball, basketball and softball. However, we all know what Tuckett does but who is she?
Posted Monday, October 10, 2016 - 6:33pm
Richard Worsham’s Journey to Utah State Eastern isn’t a familiar journey for most but one that he is most proud of. The 6’8” Forward/Center from Riverton, Utah and is a Freshman on this year’s Men’s Basketball team. After Worsham graduated from High school he had no plans of playing basketball at the college level. He planned to serve a mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and then to return home to focused solely on his education.
Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:03pm
The Eagles left their nest the last two weekends, playing in Henderson, Nev., on the 8-9, and Salt Lake City on the 16-17. The team has now played four games in conference play, and results have “not quite been what [they have] wanted,” according to head coach Ammon Bennett. On Sept. 8, USUE battled against College of Southern Nevada on the Coyote’s home field. One of the Eagles’ captains, Kenneth Marse, said that the heat was intense and definitely played a factor in their inability to “really show up” during the match.
Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 9:51pm
As the air gets cooler and the sun sets sooner, the Lady Eagles are still feeling the heat. After two successful and competitive packed weekends, the women’s soccer team returned to campus with heads held high. The first weekend tournament (Sept. 8-9) was played in Henderson, Nev., against College of Southern Nevada and Grand Canyon University club team. The Eagles defeated CSN 5-2 and shut out GCU 3-0.
Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 9:48pm
With the new basketball season on the horizon, the Eagle’s men’s and women’s teams reloaded instead of rebuilding their rosters. Former Eagles moved on to other universities to continue their dream of one day playing professionally. With all the adversity that the men’s program went through last season, the Eagles still managed to put players in basketball programs from as far as New York to South Dakota and many places in between.
Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 9:41pm
Twenty minutes after BYU lost to Utah, I texted my friend, who is also a BYU fan to make sure he was still alive. And that’s not even a joke. I wanted to make sure my friend was still alive. I said to myself, “I hope he is still alive because there’s a five percent chance BYU just killed him.”
Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 9:28pm
Concluding their preseason strong, the Eagles traveled to play in Twin Falls, Idaho, on Sept. 9-10 and in Las Vegas, Nev. on Sept. 16-17. The Eagles did not have a strong start in Idaho. After putting up a fight against Hutchinson Community College, they lost 3-2. Coming off that hard fought lost, they had to immediately play Miami Dade College, a nationally ranked team. They came up short, losing 3-0 to Miami.
Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 9:23pm