Brad Rock
Brad Rock, a.k.a. "Rockmonster," has been a sports columnist at the Deseret News since 1994. Prior to that he worked as a beat writer, covering the Utah Jazz (1990-94). He has covered the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, NBA Finals, world title fights and the Olympics. Rock's career began at the Gallup (NM) Independent. He has won dozens of local and national writing awards and has authored three books. His experience includes writing articles for numerous national publications, as well as syndicated radio advertising copy. He has also taught sports writing for five years on the major university level.

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A poll last week revealed that Utah football and the Jazz are tied for the most popular sports among fans in the state. Next on the list was BYU football, followed by Real Salt Lake, then Utah basketball.


Sunday at the Huntsman Center, the Utes crushed yet another opponent in a 77-56 win over Washington.
Individual progress is clear, but wins still aren't coming faster than they did last season.
It handled the situation, but should have given a few specifics before Memphis took the stage.
The acquisition of Jordan Loveridge and Brekkott Chapman has given Utah a presence in local recruiting and a team with a chance to do damage in the postseason.
Also, Andrei Kirilenko pulls a Rony Seikaly (remember him?).
In spite of their lofty ranking, the Utah Utes were out of their range in loss to longtime power Arizona.
Details show both Kyle Whittingham and Chris Hill got something that should help the Ute football program in the long term.
Injury problems plague ex-Ute center Andrew Bogut again, but against the Jazz he's his serviceable self.
Also, what USU's Stew Morrill had to say about Jaycee Carroll's defense out of high school.