About Trent Toone

Trent Toone is a journalist for the Deseret News, where he writes for the Mormon Times and a variety of feature sections. He is also the author of "No Excuses, No Regrets: The Eric Weddle Story," set to come out in April 2013.

Austin Collie’s redemption and other Mormons in the NFL

Austin Collie has had a rough year. After concussions shortened his time in Indianapolis, Collie tried to make San Francisco’s roster but was released¬†at the end of training camp. He was picked up by the New England Patriots Oct. 3 … Continue reading»

The return of Will Hopoate and a round up of Mormons in rugby

Will Hopoate has returned home from his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was greeted by his family and loved ones, as shown in this news.com.au video report. His professional rugby club, the Parramatta Eels, … Continue reading»

Three future missionaries and a Florida A&M Rattler

A season-ending injury has drastically changed the long-term plans for University of New Mexico women’s basketball player Whitney Johnson. After missing all but two games of her freshman season for an ACL tear, the redshirt sophomore from Highland, Utah, suffered … Continue reading»

Athletic sister missionaries and the return of Will Hopoate

A few weeks ago I wrote an article for the Deseret News about Jessica Chatman’s decision to delay her college basketball career and serve an 18-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The article also examined … Continue reading»

Saint Xavier University is a four-year school located in Chicago. The school’s football team, the Cougars, plays in the NAIA’s Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. That’s where you will find Spencer Nolen. Nolen is the Cougars’ senior kicker/punter. He’s also a … Continue reading»

Many college basketball fans will recognize the name of Steve Cleveland. Cleveland coached at BYU from 1997-2005 and Fresno State from 2005-10. He compiled a record of 216-189¬†and guided the Cougars to three NCAA tournament berths. He resigned from Fresno … Continue reading»

One is a 6-foot-4, 280-pound defensive lineman for Arizona State. The other is a 6-foot, right-handed pitcher for the Missoula Osprey, the rookie league affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Perhaps the only thing Gannon Conway and Adam Miller have in … Continue reading»