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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Utes say schedule has readied them for big tests — including Friday's showdown with the Blue Devils.
BYU athletics director Tom Holmoe is getting the swing of things during his first year serving on the NCAA's selection committee.
Backup center is owning the moment as Utes ready for Duke.
Austrian center calls March Madness impressive. So — as a matter of fact — is he.
Star players improved on Saturday, but everyone is getting in on the act, right when they need to.
Injury kept him benched against Stephen F. Austin, but his physical play was a big key in win over Georgetown.
Eastern Washington drama is triggered by coach who called a win -- then lost. Utah steers clear of that sort of bravado.
Delon Wright and Brandon Taylor have poor shooting nights but others pick up the slack.
Krystkowiak's lucky number comes in Utah win over Stephen F. Austin
Small Texas school pulled an upset last year. And it's thinking it can do a repeat against a bigger, deeper Utah.