Jazz vs Rockets Playoff Preview

by Daniel Olsen Last year the Jazz upset the Oklahoma City Thunder, but things headed south when they flew south to Houston. This year the Jazz survived a brutal first half of the season better than the previous year but didn't quite hit the same fever pitch as their 29-6 finish last year. That's ok … Continue reading Jazz vs Rockets Playoff Preview

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Wells and Bronco hope to match basketball success

by Daniel Olsen Image via Zimbio, 2014 | Texas Tech and Virginia faced off in the NCAA Basketball National Championship game, which brought two familiar faces from the state of Utah into the spotlight. Former Utah State football coach Matt Wells was sporting Red Raiders gear with his family, and legendary Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Bronco … Continue reading Wells and Bronco hope to match basketball success

Aggie Coach Craig Smith Injured while crowd surfing

Image via The Salt Lake Tribune Coach Smith couldn't get enough basketball even after his Utah State Aggies team was bounced out of the first round of the NCAA tournament. Unfortunately, it resulted in more harm than good. Craig decided to go to Kansas City to the Midwest Regionals. When asked about why he made … Continue reading Aggie Coach Craig Smith Injured while crowd surfing

March Gladness: An Aggie Cinderella Story

Once upon a time there was a basketball team from an agricultural campus in Northern Utah (the Aggies).  They wanted so badly to get into the NCAA tournament dance every year but they were in a poor region called the Western Athletic Conference who usually had only one army selected from that land.  Stew Morrill's … Continue reading March Gladness: An Aggie Cinderella Story

Same Old, Same Old Jazz

For the third straight year, it looks like Utah will again be in the middle of the Western Conference pack.  That isn't necessarily a bad thing.  The Utah Jazz have given their fans something to cheer about in recent years.  After 4 seasons without a playoff berth and 6 without a playoff win, the #5 … Continue reading Same Old, Same Old Jazz

The Luck-O-Meter

They don't call it March Madness for nothing: taxes, a top seed getting upset in college basketball, and the latest and greatest amateur football league trying to draw fans.  Sometimes a lot of skill is needed to have success in these seemingly impossible to win moments.  The superstitious ones of the world will tell you … Continue reading The Luck-O-Meter

Valentines from every Jazz player

The Jazz have a tight knit group. From painting a Sistine Chapel of many Rudys or watching cat videos in commercials they show a lot of camaraderie. This is why they would make the perfect Valentines this season. Feel free to use these when writing to your special someone. Ricky Rubio: Love one Another Donovan … Continue reading Valentines from every Jazz player

Utah’s Journey back to the tourney

The state of Utah has a history of great basketball. The Utes have traditionally been a basketball school as they were the runner up in 1998 and won a championship in the World War II era. BYU has Jimmer Mania and once won the NIT back when it was the main tournament. The Aggies have … Continue reading Utah’s Journey back to the tourney

Can the Jazz become the Comeback Kids?

By: Daniel Olsen January 14, 2019 (Featured photo courtesy of KUTV) Before this week the Jazz didn't have any double digit halftime comeback wins. They now have two in the last 10 days. What does this mean? Are the Jazz the new Comeback Kids or does this mean nothing? The answer is yes. Analytics support … Continue reading Can the Jazz become the Comeback Kids?

New Year New Team

We have all heard the phrase New Year New Me.  It seems to be overused at this time of year when people take on low fat diets and gym memberships that last a month.  However, these same people are willing to point out when others are inconsistent.  In sports people are especially willing to call … Continue reading New Year New Team