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 football team announced Monday that Travis Wilson will be the starting quarterback for Saturday night's game against USC.
There's a lot to talk about in the world of college football, especially among the three local teams.
Real Salt Lake will be trying to hang on to third place in the Western Conference, while Portland will be trying to get into the playoffs when the two teams meet Friday night in Portland.
Utah Jazz coaches and players feel that the team chemistry is strong this year with a young core group under new head coach Quin Snyder.
After shooting just 14 3-pointers in each of their first two preseason games, the Jazz shot 30 Monday night and made 14 in a 102-89 victory over the L.A. Clippers.
Utah center Derrick Favors has worked on extending his shooting range during the offseason, but 3-pointers may be a couple of years away.
Real Salt Lake is in the MLS playoffs for the seventh-straight year and now the club wants to make sure it hangs on to third place in the Western Conference standings.
Utah natives Tony Finau and Zac Blair both got off to solid starts in their debuts on the PGA Tour as they tied for 12th place and each earned $117,600.

SANDY — It took a couple of weeks, but Real Salt Lake was finally able to grab that elusive playoff berth Saturday night with a 2-0 victory over San Jose.

Since defeating Colorado 5-1 three weeks earli

The Utah Jazz have had a couple of days off already this month, but coach Quin Snyder says no team in the NBA has worked harder than his team so far this year.