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13 locals (including six Utes) invited to 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

Six Utes, three Aggies, three T'Birds and a Cougar were all invited to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, which will take...

A Ute reunion: 3 former University of Utah players headed to Super Bowl 50

Three players who once suited up at the University of Utah will be making their Super Bowl debuts in two weeks, after Denver beat New England and Carolina blitzed Arizona on the NFL's Championship... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Manning, Broncos scramble to Super Bowl in 20-18 win over New England (+photos)

Peyton Manning is off and running. ... All the way to the Super Bowl. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Peyton Manning's Broncos to face Cam Newton's Panthers in Super Bowl

NFL is all about the quarterbacks, so perhaps it's fitting that the 50th Super Bowl features a matchup between Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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SUU's James Cowser, Utes' Gionni Paul lead Utah representatives at college all-star games

Several players with Utah ties participated in the East-West Shrine Game and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday, and Southern Utah and the University of Utah were well-represented during the action. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Heisman Trophy winners Newton, Palmer meet in NFC title game

Cam Newton and Carson Palmer have a few things in common. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Despite injuries, issues, Broncos, Patriots stay in the hunt

One team went without the services of its Hall of Fame-bound quarterback for more than a third of the season, and when he was available, he was a shell of his former self. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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NFL's first female scout applauds Bills' coach hiring

Armed with notepads, pens and a keen eye for talent, Connie Carberg is still scouting football players. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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14 Utah ties looking to make a strong impression at college football all-star games

The state of Utah will be well-represented at this weekend's East-West Shrine Game and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl as well as next week's Senior Bowl. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Sports gambling gets a moral pass from most Americans

With NFL conference championship games set for Sunday (Jan. 24) and millions of Americans poised to bet money on their fantasy rosters, a new survey finds most have no moral issue with sports... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Former BYU star Ziggy Ansah donates 94,000 bottles of water to aid in Flint, Michigan, crisis

Ex-Cougar and current Detroit Lions Pro Bowler is helping ease the water problems in Michigan. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Brady-Manning among the best rivalries in sports

Fans will always debate which quarterback is better. But there's no arguing it's one of the greatest rivalries in sports history. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Want the Lombardi Trophy? Pay attention to your lessons

Every team in the second round of the NFL playoffs learned some lessons about themselves. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Manning leads Broncos past gritty Steelers 23-16

Defense came up big, Denver got just enough offense to advance. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Panthers build 31-0 lead, hold on to beat Seahawks 31-24

Four games into his playoff career, Cam Newton recognizes the key element to success. He calls it "Big Mo," and there couldn't have been a better example than Carolina's 31-24 victory over Seattle... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Cardinals' "Hail Larry" trumps Rodgers' Hail Mary

Larry Fitzgerald set up and scored the winning touchdown on the third play of overtime Saturday night, taking a 5-yard pass from Carson Palmer that lifted Arizona past Green Bay 26-20 after Aaron... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Patriots to 5th straight AFC title game, beat Chiefs 27-20

Tom Brady took off for the end zone and dived for the pylon, taking a helmet in the back as his body sailed over the goal line. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Titans decide to keep interim Mike Mularkey as head coach

The Tennessee Titans are keeping Mike Mularkey as their coach. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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NFL ties, divisional playoffs: Smith has opportunity to prove himself among elite competition

Alex Smith is one of four quarterbacks who were picked No. 1 overall in the draft who will start for their respective teams during this weekend’s postseason action. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Former BYU cornerback Robertson Daniel promoted to Green Bay Packers active roster

Robertson Daniel has spent the 2015 season on the Packers' practice squad but has been promoted to the team's active roster just one day before Green Bay's NFC divisional playoff game at Arizona. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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San Francisco 49ers hire Chip Kelly as new coach

The San Francisco 49ers hired Chip Kelly as their coach Thursday, finding a focused, football-first leader CEO Jed York is counting on to turn the once-proud franchise back into a contender. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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AP source: Giants hire Ben McAdoo to replace Coughlin

The New York Giants didn't have to look far to find a replacement for Tom Coughlin. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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For once, Peyton Manning is the healthiest QB

It looks like Peyton Manning will be the healthiest quarterback in Denver this weekend. His counterpart is nursing a sprained right shoulder and his backup a sprained right knee. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Ex-NFL running back Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison

California prison officials say former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in his prison cell, and they suspect suicide. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Browns hire Hue Jackson as coach, team's 8th since 1999

The Browns have hired former Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as their new coach, the team's eighth since 1999. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Morning links: Ziggy Ansah named Lions' defensive MVP by teammates; Daniel Sorensen a Chiefs captain during playoffs

Former BYU players honored by their NFL teams; RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando happy to have Rams back in his native California. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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NFL approves Rams to LA, Chargers option to join

The Rams are moving back to Los Angeles, maybe with company. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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After slow start, Rodgers, Packers overwhelm Redskins 35-18

Aaron Rodgers recovered from a poor start to throw for two touchdowns, Eddie Lacy and James Starks each ran for a score, and the Green Bay Packers came back to beat the Washington Redskins 35-18... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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Seahawks escape with 10-9 win over Vikings after Walsh miss

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks needed more than three quarters to warm up at Minnesota. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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Steelers pull out improbable 18-16 win over Bengals

Ben Roethlisberger couldn't throw. Antonio Brown couldn't stand without help. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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Chiefs beat Texans 30-0 for first playoff win since 1994

Knile Davis had a 106-yard kickoff return and the Kansas City defense forced five turnovers to cruise to their first playoff win since 1994, a 30-0 wild-card victory over the Houston Texans on... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2016

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NFL ties, wild-card playoffs: Timpview’s Xavier Su’a-Filo set for first postseason experience

Of the 16 local ties in this year’s NFL playoffs, one is a Utah high school product who will make his postseason debut during the wild-card weekend. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Out with the new, in with the old for Andy Reid and Alex Smith

Playoff-bound Andy Reid and Alex Smith have revived their careers together with the Kansas City Chiefs after being dumped by their old teams; meanwhile, the men who replaced them are looking for work. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Broncos name Peyton Manning their starter for playoffs

Peyton Manning will start for the Denver Broncos in the playoffs. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Lions WR Johnson plans to make decision about future soon

Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson says he plans to make a decision about his future soon. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Morning links: Twitter reacts to Holliday leaving BYU for Utah; Steve Smith explains decision to return to Baltimore

Fans of Cougars and Utes chime in on social media after news breaks that Guy Holliday will switch schools; former Utah receiver discusses putting off retirement; how ex-Ute Alex Smith and the... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Steve Sarkisian interested in NFL coaching job, per report

Steve Sarkisian is reportedly ready to get back into coaching, but this time on a different stage. ESPN's Adam Schefter said on Twitter that Sarkisian is looking for a job with an NFL team. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Another view: Ratings plunge for bowls and semifinals shows college football must get its act together

football needs to get its scheduling act together now that it has overhauled and downgraded the bowl system. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Chargers, Raiders, Rams file for relocation to Los Angeles

The San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams filed for relocation to the Los Angeles area on Monday night, trying not to be left out in the race to return the NFL to the nation's... Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Week 17 NFL locals roundup & gallery: Ansah gets another sack, Clay strong on returns and Tukuafu scores

Former BYU Cougar Ziggy Ansah recorded yet another sack, along with three quarterback hits, to help lead the local effort during the final week of the NFL season. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Two-time Super Bowl winner Coughlin resigns as Giants coach

Tom Coughlin, who returned the Giants to NFL prominence by winning two Super Bowls, resigned Monday after missing the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Former Ute quarterback Mike McCoy to return as Chargers head coach despite 4-12 finish

Mike McCoy says he will return as coach of the Chargers despite a 4-12 record. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Morning links: Remembering Stuart Scott; BYU, Utah commits play at Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

Twitter reflects on one-year anniversary of sportscaster's death; future Cougars, Utes go on national stage; GoFundMe created for former Ute Eric Weddle. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Carolina and Denver wrap up No. 1 seeds for playoffs

a closed out its remarkable season by wrapping up home-field advantage in the NFC. Denver turned to Peyton Manning to take advantage of New England's slip-up in the AFC. And Rex Ryan made certain... Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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Meet the 16 players with Utah ties on this year's NFL playoff rosters

The NFL playoff field is set, and 16 players with Utah ties will be on this year's postseason rosters. Here's a look at each of them. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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Amy Donaldson: 'Concussion' delivers familiar message with an emotional punch

Football is not mindless violence. The collisions are purposeful acts of sacrifice and love, and it is that act that makes it such a valuable, transformative and unique teacher of young athletes.... Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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Steelers sneak into AFC playoffs with 28-12 win over Browns

Ben Roethlisberger looked up in the fourth quarter and noticed Pittsburgh fans twirling their Terrible Towels with delight. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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Locals and the NFL playoffs: Alex Smith, Chiefs fighting for higher playoff seed in AFC

Former Utah quarterback Alex Smith will be headed to the NFL postseason for the fourth time in his career, and his Kansas City Chiefs will be the No. 3, No. 5 or No. 6 seed in the AFC, depending on... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Cal quarterback Jared Goff leaving early for NFL draft

California quarterback Jared Goff is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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