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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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With presidents readying to meet, some are saying a decision is forthcoming. On the other hand, the conference has a history of tabling talks. You got it — they want more information.
Also, Utes go with a familiar name on the recruiting trail. Why go for the and-1?
Ex-Ute and NFL player Brandon Burton says the rivalry should continue and there's "nothing like it."
Also, sources say Cougars establish a minimum age for football recruits.
Multi-year deal gives Snyder time to finish what he began, with a team on the verge of the playoffs.
Andrea Williams has been in big leagues and small ones. She now takes on a conference that has known and thrived on its role for half a century.
Alpine resident and former MVP is in favor of heavy penalties and even bans, but says punishing players who have already paid a high price isn't his ideal.
Also, could it have been mistaken identity that kept Utah's Tom Hackett from being drafted?
Now comes the longest road stretch in club history. Real Salt Lake will be in great shape if it does well. If not, there will be major pressure each night they play on new surface.
Four-year starters can discourage recruits, but if the team is good enough, the program sells itself.