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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With the offense floundering much of the day, the Utah defense stepped up with several big plays in the Utes' 20-14 victory Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore forward Kyle Kuzma bounced back from a tough tournament in Puerto Rico to lead Utah to a 102-72 victory over Idaho State Friday night with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
The Utah basketball team came home from Puerto Rico and five games in 10 days with a 4-1 record and will play Idaho State Friday night at the Huntsman Center.
Utah center Jakob Poeltl scored a career-high 32 points to lead Utah to a 74-68 victory over Temple Sunday night in the third-place game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament.
Sometimes a big loss can serve as a wake-up call, which is about the only good thing that may come out of Utah's big 90-66 loss to Miami Friday night.
The Utah basketball team dug itself a big hole in the first half and trailed throughout the night, finally losing to Miami 90-66 in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament.
After a so-so first half when they got outrebounded by seven, the Utah basketball team turned it around in the second half en route to a 73-63 victory.
The Utah basketball program has never won an early-season basketball tournament in 20 tries, something the Utes will try to do this week at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament.
The Utah basketball team is playing in a tournament in Puerto Rico for the third time since 2000 and the Utes hope to fare better than the first two trips when they won just three of six games.
The Utah Jazz didn't use a point guard for the final 10 minutes of Sunday night's game at Atlanta, and the three-wing lineup of Alec Burks, Rodney Hood and Gordon Hayward paid off in a 97-96 victory.