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Mike Sorensen
Mike Sorensen has covered sports at the Deseret News since 1979. He has covered golf his entire career and nearly every sport you can think of, but for the past 15 years his main beats have been college football and college basketball. He also writes a weekly column that appears on Mondays. Mike has won numerous writing awards both locally and nationally, more than 20 in the past decade alone. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Connie, and they are the parents of four terrific children and have one remarkable grandchild. His father, Parry, was a beloved professor at the University of Utah for more than 40 years.

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Utah running back Devontae Booker used to play in front of a few hundred fans in junior college, but will be performing in front of 109,901 fans Saturday in Michigan.
Gionni Paul, the highly touted transfer from the University of Miami, is expected to start this week after sitting out since the spring with a broken foot
Utah receiver Kenneth Scott was devastated when he suffered a broken ankle and had to sit out last season, but he made the best of it by learning from Ute offensive coaches.
Defending prep golf champions Lone Peak, Timpview and Park City are all strong again this year and could repeat as champions.
The Utah defense held Fresno State to zero first downs and just 4 total yards in the first quarter of a 59-27 victory Saturday.
Kenneth Scott used to follow the Fresno State football program, where his stepfather once played, and he had an outstanding game against the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon.
The Utah soccer team stayed undefeated by defeating BYU 1-0 on a late penalty kick by Katie Taylor.
Although BYU has won five of the last six meetings, Utah may be the favored team when the two rivals meet at Ute Field Friday afternoon.
Utah linebacker Jared Norris grew up close to Fresno State but is happy to be playing for Utah against the Bulldogs this Saturday.
Junior Salt, the oldest player on the Utah football team at age 26, brings experience and leadership to the team as a team captain and offensive guard.