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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The Utah basketball team followed up on the football team's victory earlier Saturday with a victory over UNLV in the evening.
Utah quarterback Travis WIlson earned MVP honors Saturday after accounting for four Ute touchdowns in a 45-10 Las Vegas Bowl victory.
Utah has played Colorado State 79 times, more than all but three other schools, with the 1994 game in Fort Collins being the most memorable.
Utah running backs coach Dennis Erickson has the experience of 12 bowl games as a head coach.
Utah freshman center Jakob Poeltl, who will play in his first Utah-BYU game Wednesday night, has skyrocketed up NBA draft boards this year with his strong inside play.
Utah's Kyle Whittingham and BYU's Bronco Mendenhall have been mentioned as possible candidates for other college football jobs, but they should be around a few more years.
Toronto came in as just an average-shooting NBA team, but shot a season-high 57 percent from the field and buried the Jazz 123-104.
Second-year center Rudy Gobert played a season-high 24 minutes and helped key Utah's defense in a second-half comeback that came up just short.
The Utah Jazz head into December on a five-game losing streak but hope to turn things around with five of the next six games at home.
Blake Griffin dropped in 28 points on 13-of-18 shooting to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 112-96 victory that extended the Jazz losing streak to five games.