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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Senior wide receiver is the younger brother of Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson. He's hoping to make an impact this fall.
Fans may not know who many players are on the Utah defensive line, but Ute coaches are confident the line will be as effective as in past years.
Utah native and former BYU golfer Zac Blair continued to move up the Web.com money list with another strong finish in Tennessee.
Kirk Siddens had a hole-in-one on his way to a course-record 60 at the Rose Park Course on Saturday at the Salt Lake CIty Senior Amateur.
The Utah Jazz signed Dee Bost, a former college teammate of first-round pick Rodney Hood, to a free agent contract Friday.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz will open the 2014-15 season at home against the Houston Rockets Oct. 29 and end the season six months later against the Rockets in Houston on April 15.

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Coach Kyle Whittingham, who also coaches Utah's special teams, says he just tries to "stay out of the way" of outstanding kickers Andy Phillips and Tom Hackett.
Jake Gibb predicted he'd make the finals with Casey Patterson, and the duo won the Salt Lake City beach volleyball event Sunday with a three-set victory.
Westlee Tonga has been plagued by injuries in his Utah football career but is looking for big things in his senior season.
Former State Amateur champion Dan Horner won the Salt Lake City Open Sunday by one shot over Matt Baird.