Overall, Thompson is fourth all-time at Utah State for a single season with his 16 total touchdowns and is tied for sixth with his 14 rushing touchdowns. Furthermore, he is also fifth all-time in rushing average at 6.8 yards per carry and is tied for ninth in scoring with 96 points. And finally, his career rushing average is tied for the fourth-best in school history. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State running back Darwin Thompson was selected in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft with the 214th overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs. Overall, Utah State has now had 122 players selected in the NFL Draft, including 13 players in the last nine years, including five running backs. On the season, Thompson ranked first in the Mountain West and 13th in the nation in rushing yards per carry (6.8), second in the MW and 20th in the nation with 14 rushing touchdowns (1.1 per game), third in the MW and 14th in the nation in total touchdowns with 16 (1.2 per game), fifth in the MW and 51st in the nation in scoring (7.4 points per game), fifth in the MW and 56th in the nation in rushing (80.3. yards per game), and fifth in the MW and 65th in the nation in all-purpose yards (107.3 yards per game). Thompson also had a team-best 11 rushes of 20-plus yards last year, including four of at least 55 yards, to go along with three receptions of at least 20 yards, including two over 55 yards. Thompson had five 100-yard rushing games as a junior, which are the most by an Aggie since 2013, and was the first player since 2012 to have 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game as he carried the ball 15 times for 140 yards with a touchdown and caught four passes for 115 yards and a career-high two touchdowns against San Jose State. In fact, Thompson had an 88-yard touchdown catch against SJSU to rank as the sixth-longest pass play in USU history. During his one season at Utah State, Thompson earned second-team all-Mountain West honors as he carried the ball 153 times for 1,044 yards (6.8 yards per carry/80.3 yards per game) and 14 touchdowns to lead the team in all three categories, while adding 23 receptions for 351 yards (15.3 yards per reception) and two touchdowns. Tags: Darwin Thompson/Kansas City Chiefs/NFL/NFL Draft/Utah State Aggies Football Thompson is just the third Aggie ever to be drafted by the Chiefs organization joining wide receiver Kevin Robinson, who was selected in the sixth round (182th overall pick) in the 2008 NFL Draft and quarterback Bob Gagliano, who was selected in the 12th round (319th overall pick) in the 1981 NFL Draft. April 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State’s Darwin Thompson Drafted by Kansas City in Sixth Round of 2019 NFL Draft On the season, Thompson had at least one rushing touchdown in nine games and multiple rushing touchdowns in four games, including a career-high three at Hawai’i, as he was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, as he carried the ball 13 times for a career-high 141 yards and added two receptions for 37 yards. Thompson will join 14 other former Aggies who are currently on NFL rosters, including safety Maurice Alexander (Buffalo Bills), cornerback Jalen Davis (Miami Dolphins), safety Marwin Evans (Seattle Seahawks), linebacker Kyler Fackrell (Green Bay Packers), offensive guard Tyler Larsen (Carolina Panthers), defensive back Nevin Lawson (Oakland Raiders), safety Dallin Leavitt (Oakland Raiders), running back Devante Mays (Cleveland Browns), long snapper Patrick Scales (Chicago Bears), wide receiver Hunter Sharp (Cincinnati Bengals), running back Robert Turbin (Oakland Raiders), linebacker Nick Vigil (Cincinnati Bengals), linebacker Bobby Wagner (Seattle Seahawks) and running back Kerwynn Williams (Detroit Lions). With his 1,044 rushing yards in 2018, Thompson became the first Aggie in five years and the 18th in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season. Overall, his 1,044 rushing yards last year are tied for the 16th-most in school history and he is just the 32nd USU player to rush for 1,000 yards in a career. Written by Robert Lovell
Tags: Andrew Strauch/Pac 12/Utah Utes Football Robert Lovell Written by In his career with the Bruins, Strauch is 9-for-9 on extra points and 1-of-2 on field goals. Kicker Andrew Strauch is joining the program as a graduate transfer from UCLA. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Utah Utes are adding some competition at the kicker position. May 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Adds Kicker From UCLA
November 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local Kody Wilstead Named RMAC Football Offensive Player of the Week Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Monday, Dixie State football quarterback Kody Wilstead was named as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week per a release.The sophomore signal-caller who starred at nearby Pine View High School completed 18 of 29 passes for 341 yards and a school-single game record five touchdown passes in a 35-10 win over Adams State Saturday at Trailblazers Stadium.This award is Dixie State football’s first offensive weekly honor of the year and their third overall such honor.After being bypassed for an NCAA Division II playoff berth or bowl game invitation, the Trailblazers conclude their last season as a Division II school with an 8-3 record.The next time Dixie State plays a football game it will be as a Division I independent September 5, 2020 at Eccles Coliseum in Cedar City against regional rival Southern Utah. Tags: Adams State/Dixie State Football/Kody Wilstead/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Southern Utah
Tags: UVU Men’s Basketball Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Saturday, the Utah Valley men’s and women’s basketball teams confirmed their games slated for March 7 have been canceled because of travel concerns related to COVID-19 or coronavirus.The Wolverines’ men’s squad would have hosted Chicago State Saturday at the UCCU Center but the Cougars, citing concerns with coronavirus, canceled a trip that would have taken them to Seattle U. Thursday and UVU Saturday.Therefore, UVU will now celebrate Senior Day Thursday evening as the Wolverines host Kansas City.Tickets for the Saturday game against Chicago State will be honored at the gate Thursday.Furthermore, the UVU women’s basketball game slated for Saturday at Chicago State will also not be played.These canceled games are officially no-contests, per NCAA guidelines, but the WAC has awarded wins to both the Wolverines’ men’s and women’s squads for conference tournament seeding purposes. March 4, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Valley Basketball’s Regular Season Finale Against Chicago State Canceled
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailjetcityimage/iStockBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The NCAA has good news for college football and basketball players who have been sidelined like so many due to the coronavirus pandemic.Division I student-athletes for both sports have been given the green light to participate in on-campus voluntary athletics activities starting June 1 as long as local, state and federal regulations are followed, the organization decided in a virtual meeting on Wednesday. The Division I Council also extended its blanket waiver that allows teams to require eight hours per week of virtual nonphysical activities through the end of June for students who aren’t able to return to campus just yet.“We encourage each school to use its discretion to make the best decisions possible for football and basketball student-athletes within the appropriate resocialization framework,” Council chair M. Grace Calhoun said in a press release. “Allowing for voluntary athletics activity acknowledges that reopening our campuses will be an individual decision but should be based on advice from medical experts.”Coaches are not allowed to be present unless a sport-specific safety exception allows it, and activity cannot be directed by a coach or reported back to a coach. A decision for other sports and activities is expected to be made soon. The Council also recognized that each student-athletes’ circumstance varies and “remains committed to providing appropriate flexibility to support students, schools and conferences during these challenging times.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund May 21, 2020 /Sports News – National NCAA approves voluntary training activities for football, basketball starting June 1 Written by
Written by Tags: Justin Bibbins June 23, 2020 /Sports News – Local Former Utah Men’s Basketball Player Justin Bibbins To Play Professionally In Poland FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Per news released Tuesday, former University of Utah men’s basketball guard Justin Bibbins is returning to Poland where his professional basketball career began.Bibbins, who starred for the Utes from 2017-2018 after transferring from Long Beach State of the Big West Conference, has agreed to a deal with Legia Warsaw of the Polish EBL (or Polish Basketball League as it is known in English) per information from worldwide basketball news site Sportando.Bibbins spent last season playing in Serbia and Hungary for Mladost Zemun and Zalakeramia respectively.During his rookie campaign in 2018-19, Bibbins played for Polpharma Starogard Gdanski of Starogard Gdanski, Poland. While there, the 5-8 native of Carson, Calif. averaged 17.7 points and 5.9 assists per game.Bibbins averaged 14.8 points, 4.7 assists and 3 rebounds per game for the Utes in 2017-18, helping to lead the squad to a 23-12 record and an NIT championship game appearance against eventual champion Penn State.Prior to that, Bibbins netted 8.8 points, 3.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds in two seasons with the 49ers. Brad James
Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mikael Jantunen and Alfonso Plummer each scored 15 points, Timmy Allen had 13 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, and Utah cruised past Arizona State 98-59.Utah held Arizona State to just one field goal in the opening six minutes of the second half as they built a 28-point lead. The Utes went on a 19-4 run over that stretch with seven points from Branden Carlson and six by Allen. Ian Martinez added 12 points and Carlson had 11 points and eight rebounds for Utah.Alonzo Verge Jr. and Holland Woods each scored 13 points for Arizona State. March 6, 2021 /Sports News – Local Jantunen, Plummer each score 15, Utah cruises by Arizona St Tags: Alfonso Plummer/Mikael Jantunen/Pac-12/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Written by
March 30, 2021 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Forward Wyatt Lowell Enters NCAA Transfer Portal Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Tuesday, BYU men’s basketball sophomore power forward Wyatt Lowell confirmed he is entering the NCAA transfer portal.The 6-10 Lowell is the third Cougar to enter the transfer portal in a week, joining junior small forward Connor Harding and junior point guard Jesse Wade.The Gilbert, Ariz. native transferred to BYU from Utah Valley following the 2018-19 season.In seven games for the Cougars this season, Lowell posted 2 points and 1.1 rebounds before injuring his Achilles at Gonzaga January 7.Lowell will have three years of eligibility for the school he next commits to play for.BYU head coach Mark Pope has previously said Lowell has “All-American potential” in his game.
The new facility is planned to have a production capacity of 750,000 metric tonnes per year of propylene Image: Borealis invests approximately €1bn (£890m) for the project. Photo: Courtesy of Borealis AG. Austria-based Borealis has broken ground on its new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant, at its existing production site in Kallo, Belgium.The new facility is planned to have a production capacity of 750,000 metric tonnes per year of propylene, and marks one of the largest plants in the world.In addition, the investment of approximately €1bn (£890m) for the project marks the largest ever made by Borealis in Europe.Borealis CEO Alfred Stern said: “The Borealis investment in the new Kallo plant is not only the largest investment we have ever made in Europe – it is also the most significant investment in Europe by a petrochemicals industry player in the last 20 years.“Investing in our European assets is a clear signal of our commitment to enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of our operations, but also to bolstering the region as an essential industrial hub.”New PDH plant would employ Honeywell UOP’s Oleflex technologyThe new PDH plant would employ Honeywell UOP’s Oleflex technology for on-purpose propylene production. Oleflex technology is also expected to result in consumption of less energy in production.Borealis said that it has decided to invest in the Kallo location, based on the well-established transportation and logistics infrastructure at Port of Antwerp in Flanders. With location of new facility adjacent to its existing production unit on site, the company is expected to exploit additional synergistic effects.With the new PDH plant, Borealis is expected to create approximately 100 new full-time positions, and increase its suppliers and contractors two to three folds in the area.During the construction phase, the company would employ approximately 1,000 workers on site, and is expected to increase the number to more than 2,000 during crucial building phases. Following the start of operations, the plant will also require additional labour for regular turnarounds.The start-up of the new Kallo plant is scheduled for the middle of 2022.
New relationship to optimize oil and gas operations using advanced analytics New relationship to optimize oil and gas operations using advanced analytics. (Credit: Pete Linforth from Pixabay) Hibernia Resources, an acquisition and development company focused on the exploration, growth and production of oil and natural gas assets, and NarrativeWave, a software-as-a-service Internet of Things company, announced a two-year agreement for Hibernia to use NarrativeWave’s software in their oil and gas operations. Hibernia will use NarrativeWave’s software to optimize production and detect anomalies in the operation of their oil and gas wells.“We chose NarrativeWave for its ability to pull in real time data and enable us to use their builders to customize equations and analytics for our operational needs,” said Miles Walker, VP of Production for Hibernia. “We also see the platform being used for other applications in our business beyond the optimizing of our gas lift wells.”“We are excited and committed to the client relationship with Hibernia Resources,” said Benjamin Decio, CEO of NarrativeWave. “With today’s market conditions, the role of analytics and decision automation becomes even more critical as NarrativeWave helps our clients like Hibernia to maximize the value of their existing assets and promote more efficient operations. NarrativeWave rapidly enables Hibernia to leverage its own data to optimize performance and cost savings during this crucial time in the Oil & Gas industry.” Source: Company Press Release