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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Since Utah's last game against Utah State in early September, a new field has been installed at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
The Utah basketball team, which has nine of its top 11 scorers back from last year, officially opened up the 2015-16 season Friday afternoon with a spirited two-and-a-half hour practice at its new basketball fa...
The Utah football team has three new coaches on its staff this year and each are making a positive impact for the team, which is off to a 4-0 start.
The new Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility was officially opened Thursday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by numerous University of Utah officials and boosters.
After winning the Ray Guy Award last year as the college football's top punter, Utah's Tom Hackett got off to a bit of a slow start this year before coming on strong with a terrific game against Oregon that inc...
Alec Burks sat out for two-thirds of last season after undergoing shoulder surgery, but he's back with a new shooting stroke and ready for the upcoming season.
Both Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors became fathers during the summer and said it's changed their lives for the better.
Zac Blair has played on the PGA Tour all year, but he came home to win the Sand Hollow Open on Saturday in front of a couple of fellow Utah professionals.
Utah's Daniel Summerhays came up one stroke short of making it to next week's Tour Championship as he finished in 31st place in the FedEx standings.
The Utah football team has scheduled lower-division opponents for the next few years, but the Utes proved they can survive just fine without any playing any FCS schools.