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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Ogden's Zac Blair finished in a tie for seventh place in his first Web.com event at the Nova Scotia Open with a 6-under-par 278 total.
The 2004 State Amateur was decided on Saturday afternoon rather than Sunday afternoon after Todd Miller refused to play the finals on Sunday. Miller says now he would "definitely" handle the situation different...
The annual Men's State Amateur begins Monday with play at Ogden Country Club and Valley View Golf Course in Layton.
Utah's Tony Finau had the lead with four holes left, but three bogeys dropped him to a tie for fourth place at the Web.com Tour event in Indiana.
Utah golfer Tony Finau shot an even-par 72 Saturday and stands in second place heading into the final round of the United Leasing Championship in Indiana.
Utah's Tony Finau took the second-round lead at the Web.com event in Indiana with a course-record 64, which included a hole in one.
Utah's second first-round draft pick Rodney Hood made his first appearance in front of the Utah media Friday afternoon.

SALT LAKE CITY — For most of the past year, Jazz fans have been hoping that a certain 6-foot-8 forward from Duke would be drafted by Utah in the first round of the NBA draft.

Well, the Jazz got their 6

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Utah professionals Dustin Volk and Steve Schneiter qualified for the PGA Championship in August by finishing in the top 20 at the PGA Professionals National Tournament Wednesday.
Deseret News sportswriter Mike Sorensen projects the first round of the 2014 NBA draft. He says the Jazz will draft Australian point guard Dante Exum with the fifth pick.