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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Things will get tougher for the Utah Jazz, who play the Clippers in Los Angeles Monday night, after struggling to beat Philadelphia Saturday.
The Jazz shot a season-low 35.7 percent from the field and 17.4 percent from 3-point range, but were able to hang on against the 76ers, who proved why they have an NBA-worst 4-25 record.
Trevor Booker scored three of Utah's five field goals in a tough third quarter and helped spark the Jazz to their 88-71 victory Saturday night.
Until he got traded two weeks ago, former BYU star Brandon Davies could have started for Philadelphia against the Utah Jazz Saturday night. Former Jazzman Andrei Kirilenko, who was involved in the trade, won't ...
The Utah Jazz play Saturday against a Philadelphia team that ranks 11th in the league in defensive efficiency, despite having the worst record in the NBA.
The Utah Jazz have played the second-toughest schedule in the NBA so far this season, but they'll get to play the two teams with the worst records in the league in the next week.
The Utah basketball team followed up on the football team's victory earlier Saturday with a victory over UNLV in the evening.
Utah quarterback Travis WIlson earned MVP honors Saturday after accounting for four Ute touchdowns in a 45-10 Las Vegas Bowl victory.
Utah has played Colorado State 79 times, more than all but three other schools, with the 1994 game in Fort Collins being the most memorable.
Utah running backs coach Dennis Erickson has the experience of 12 bowl games as a head coach.