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Morning links: Calipari's jab at SLC; Lillard's rap career; St. Louis Raiders?

Damian Lillard could have a promising rap career; and could the Raiders end up in St. Louis?

Utah ties have their part in Tom Brady's record-setting number of Super Bowl appearances

Jordan Devey blocks for him. Bobby Wagner will be trying to chase him down. And Chad Lewis was there the last time he won a Super Bowl. What do these Utah ties have to say about veteran quarterback... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Utah State benefiting from residual effects of Aggies' Seahawks duo

Bobby Wagner and Robert Turbin are headed back to the Super Bowl with Seattle when the Seahawks face New England in Super Bowl XLIX. The fact it's their second straight appearance in the title game... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Marshawn Lynch's next scripted answer: 'You know why I'm here'

Marshawn Lynch found a new way to say nothing. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Pennsylvania man has attended all 49 Super Bowl games

A few weeks ago, Tom Henschel of Winfield sat in the same seat in the Los Angeles Coliseum where he watched Green Bay and Kansas City take the field for the first Super Bowl 49 years ago. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Video: Utah State alum Bobby Wagner surprises boy by granting wish with Super Bowl tickets

Former Utah State standout and current Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner had quite the surprise for one 14-year-old boy in Olympia, Washington. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Doug Robinson: NFL's nightmare season will mercifully end with the Super Bowl

The 2014 season has delivered more dirt than a day with the Kardashians, beginning with Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson and ending with "Deflategate," which has inspired more talk than Sunday's Super... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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1st time advertisers gamble on Super Bowl ads

More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to get a touchdown this Sunday. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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The unique spirituality of Tom Brady

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a unique stance on faith, despite the fact that he was raised in a heavily Catholic home. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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'Next man up' mantra opened door for East High's Will Tukuafu to reach 2nd Super Bowl

East High's Will Tukuafu and Tony Moeaki both joined Seattle midseason when injuries to other players caused the Seahawks to sign them. Both have played a role in adding depth and experience on a... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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A Super Bowl 1st-timer, Utah native Sealver Siliga hasn't forgotten where he came from

Siliga is set to become the first Copper Hills High graduate to play in a Super Bowl when his New England Patriots take on the defending champion Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX at... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: Talking about 'the big game' with Brandon Judd at Super Bowl media day

In this week's edition, DeseretNews.com writer Brandon Judd joins the crew from Super Bowl media day in Phoenix to talk about how the five players with Utah ties are handling the week leading up to... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Marshawn Lynch at Media Day: 'I'm here so I don't get fined'

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch constantly repeated "I'm here so I don't get fined" for five minutes before leaving the podium at Media Day. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Kraft takes the offensive, defends team, seeks NFL apology

The New England Patriots came out swinging upon their arrival at the Super Bowl. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Bobby Wagner says 'chip on our shoulder' helped fuel Seattle's chance for second straight title

Seattle middle linebacker and former Utah State star Bobby Wagner said there's no secret to what made Seattle's defense rate at the top of the NFL for a second straight season. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Former BYU tight end Chad Lewis says family 'will always be my Super Bowl'

Much like a coach has his bag of tricks to help him come gameday, Chad Lewis has his treasure trove of life lessons football has taught him that aid the former tight end in everyday life. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Rock On: Drama at Utah is spectator sport

A poll last week revealed that Utah football and the Jazz are tied for the most popular sports among fans in the state. Next on the list was BYU football, followed by Real Salt Lake, then Utah... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Sideline Chatter: Scott Mitchell doesn't mind taking a big loss

Here’s one ex-quarterback who gladly took a big loss. Former Lions QB Scott Mitchell got eliminated from TV’s “The Biggest Loser” — but not before he’d... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Pro Bowl a testing range for quirky rules

The odd rules that the NFL tried in the Pro Bowl made for a strange sideshow. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Morning links: ESPN's Chad Ford draft rankings retroactively updated; scientists vs. Belichick; Weddle's beard speaks

ESPN NBA draft guru Chad Ford's draft rankings have been retroactively updated, Bill Nye takes a shot at Bill Belichick and Eric Weddle's beard gives an interview. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Dick Harmon: 'Deflategate' adds circus aura to Super Bowl showdown between Seahawks and Patriots

Did Tom Brady play with illegally deflated footballs in the AFC championship game and did it matter? The Patriots star has put his honor on the line by denying he's a cheater. Can he back it up in... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick on deflated footballs: 'We try to do everything right'

Saying his team "followed the rules to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick explained how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Utah high schoolers who've reached the Super Bowl

Based on information from Pro Football Reference and the official Super Bowl website, 25 players who attended Utah high schools have advanced to the Super Bowl, with two more to join the fold this... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Morning links: Emery returns to the Marriott Center; Ansah sings; Orchard impresses at Senior Bowl practice

Nick Emery returned to the Marriott Center floor, Ezekiel Ansah appears in a YouTube video and Utah defensive end Nate Orchard is turning heads at Senior Bowl practices. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Seahawks fans pull out their wallets for Super Bowl tickets

After watching their team win with a series of improbable moves in the NFC championship game, Seahawks fans are hoping a similar kind of luck will get them Super Bowl tickets. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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