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Thunderbird Athletics Kicks Off Week Of Giving

By Southern Utah University on December 12, 2017

in Athletics

The Southern Utah University Athletic Department has started a Week of Giving, following up on the Day of Giving the department had last year.

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New Interim Athletic Director

By Southern Utah University on June 20, 2017

in Athletics

Southern Utah University appointed Deborah Corum as interim athletic director following the departure of Jason Butikofer who will join Purdue University as the deputy athletic director on July 18. 

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Intercollegiate Pickleball Tournament Makes History

This spring, Southern Utah University hosted the first recorded intercollegiate pickleball tournament in the United States. Students from SUU competed against a Dixie State team in 60 intense pickleball matches. SUU came out victorious and is the first winner of the Western Collegiate Team Pickleball Tournament (WCTP).

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SUU to Oakland Raider

By Southern Utah University on May 24, 2017

in Athletics, Alumni

Growing up in northern Utah, James Cowser has always had a love for sports, especially football.

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SUU to Professional Ultra Running

By Southern Utah University on April 24, 2017

in Athletics, Alumni

Hayden Hawks came to Southern Utah University with a passion for running and the great outdoors. Hayden credits Eric Houle, SUU cross country head coach, for his increased speed, endurance and mental stamina. Through the encouragement from caring coaches and teammates, Hayden developed confidence and a desire to always push himself.

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Balancing Gymnastics and Nursing, a Delicate Endeavor

Madyson Howard balances her schedule like she balances in competition - with accuracy, strength and determination. A senior nursing major and Southern Utah University Gymnastics Flippin’ Bird, Howard pursues both of her dreams simultaneously with the support of family, faculty and coaches.

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Naked Athletes, 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Ancient Olympics

By Abigail Wyatt on August 12, 2016

in Athletics, History, Summer

Millions of people will be enthralled with the drive, talent and athleticism of the nearly 12,000 athletes competing in 306 events in 28 different sports in this year’s Olympic Games starting on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro. But many have no idea of its ancient origins.

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Will the Olympic Women's Basketball Team Suffer for Replacing Candace Parker?

By David Berri on August 05, 2016

in Athletics

The U.S. Men's Olympic basketball committee had a difficult time constructing a team in 2016.  A collection of NBA stars – including LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, and Chris Paul -- all decided to not spend part of their summer in Rio.  As a result, only two players – Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant – are returning from the 2012 team that won the gold medal in London.

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SUU Welcomes the Tour of Utah

Southern Utah University and Cedar City welcomes Stage 1 of the 2016 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on Monday, August 1. The Tour of Utah, deemed “America’s Toughest Stage Race," is a weeklong, professional race for the best cycling teams in the world, and SUU is excited to partner with the tour and bring international racers and spectators to campus.

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Introducing SUU Men's Basketball Coach Todd Simon

Destined to coach since day one, Todd Simon remembers playing basketball with his GI Joes and watching Magic Johnson on TV- someone who grew up just 30 minutes from Simon’s hometown. Now, as Simon and his family make their way to Cedar City, he finds himself making his dreams a reality as he steps up as the new Southern Utah University Head Coach of Men’s Basketball.

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