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Sports and music: How gymnasts pick the perfect floor routine song

From the original choreography to practice, countless hours of work go into a 90-second floor routine.

Former Ute Luther Elliss is making an impact as Broncos' team chaplain

Former University of Utah All-American and NFL star Luther Elliss is serving as the team chaplain for the Denver Broncos, who will play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Carolina Panthers. Read more »

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Morning links: Ray Lewis and Steve Smith have an amazing day; Chris Hill sends flowers to ESPN reporter

Baltimore Ravens fixtures see children sign with colleges on National Signing Day; Utah athletic director gives well-wishes to alum Holly Rowe after surgery to remove tumor; local high school... Read more »

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Utes drop heartbreaker at Oregon State, 71-69

Utah falls despite leading just before the final buzzer sounded. The Beavers hit three free throws to win the thriller and snap the Utes' five-game winning streak. Read more »

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Utah notebook: Gill Coliseum provides a 'hostile environment' for visitors

Utes come up short for the third time in four games at Oregon State since joining the Pac-12 in 2011-12. Read more »

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Powerful in pink, Utah women snap five-game skid with win over Colorado

The Utes beat the Buffaloes on Breast Cancer Awareness night in front of a crowd that included Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Read more »

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: Recapping National Signing Day in Utah

In this week's episode of the Deseret News Sports Podcast, DeseretNews.com writers Carter Williams and Ryan McDonald discuss National Signing Day and what it meant for Utah's FBS colleges as well... Read more »

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Morning links: Grading the BYU, Utah and USU recruiting classes; Bronco 'amazed' by increased recruiting pool

Various recruiting websites examine how BYU, Utah and Utah State fared on National Signing Day; former Cougar coach discusses differences between recruiting at Virginia and BYU; Jazz center Rudy... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Utah basketball: Utes take on Colorado in Power of Pink game that Biskupski will attend

Salt Lake Mayor Jackie Biskupski will attend Thursday's game at the Huntsman Center in hopes of raising awareness about breast cancer. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Runnin' Utes, riding five-game winning streak, hit the road to face Oregon State

Utah has won three straight Pac-12 games away from the Huntsman Center and are now 6-3 in conference play. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Ex-Utes Brenner, Blechen happy to be on sidelines for Sunday's Super Bowl game

Former Utah players Sam Brenner and Brian Blechen will be on the sidelines for Sunday's Super Bowl game — Brenner as a reserve offensive lineman for Denver and Blechen as a practice team... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Whittingham says Utah made 'headway' with this year's recruiting class

Coach added that the Utes did best 'ever' in regards to competing against stiff competition. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Brad Rock: Recruiting day puts Utes in the dance

Utah's "best day ever" apparently came without resorting to tricks that others are using to woo top high school talent. Thank heaven. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Cottonwood's Fua Pututau decides to go with Utah the night before signing day

After narrowing his final three choices to Utah, BYU and Colorado, Pututau decided on the Utes due to the program's ability to put defensive linemen into the NFL, among other factors. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Video: Johnny Maea (Utah) and Loa Kaufusi (Stanford) highlight East High football signings

A portion of East High football's senior class inked their letter of intents Wednesday morning, highlighted by offensive lineman Johnny Maea and linebacker Loa Kaufusi. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Utah football: 2016 recruiting class (+live updates, video)

A live look at Utah's 2016 recruiting class as Letter of Intents come in on National Signing Day. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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College football signing day central: Complete up-to-the-minute coverage

Today is the first day prospective college football players can sign National Letters of Intent. While many have already expressed their commitments to BYU, Utah, and Utah State, there are... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Lotulelei has come a long way to become a star on the defensive line for Super Bowl Panthers

Former Bingham High and University of Utah standout Star Lotulelei will be right in the middle of the action at Sunday's Super Bowl as a starter on the Carolina Panthers' defensive line. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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High school football: Handful of athletes still undecided heading into Signing Day

Corner Canyon's Keaton Bills, Cottonwood's Fua Pututau and Kearns' Sione Finau are among the few who are still undecided heading into Wednesday's National Letter of Intent Day. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Utah continuing to make progress recruiting in the Pac-12

Utes already has six newcomers enrolled in school, including two quarterbacks. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Signing Day unknowns: What to watch for on Wednesday

Here's a look at the prospects outside the Beehive State who are still considering BYU, Utah or both in advance of National Signing Day on Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Bountiful's Kaden Simmonds to join Utah football program as preferred walk-on

After a strong senior season, the Brave will be a part of Kyle Whittingham's program. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Star-struck: Re-grading the recruits for BYU, Utah and Utah State football players over the years

College football National Letter of Intent signing day is just around the corner. Most of the excitement comes because of the star ranking attached to the signees. While those star rankings are... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Utah Utes football: Regrading the recruits

A look at how some of the most prominent players for the Utes performed compared to their original star ranking. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Morning links: Which Utah school has most Super Bowl appearances?; BYU-to-Big 12 talk returns

CBS Sports looks at the schools with the most appearances in the big game; Big 12 Conference presidents to meet this week, discuss expansion; incoming Utah freshman Tyler Huntley "has got the juice." Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Former Utah hoops star Andre Miller visits the Utes

NBA veteran attended a practice at his alma mater before the Minnesota Timberwolves faced the Utah Jazz downtown. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Red Rocks roll on floor to post season-best score in win over Arizona

Each member of Utah’s floor lineup records a career-best to help lead the Red Rocks to a big win over Arizona. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Best of the West: Oregon pulls off impressive win; SDSU beginning to pull away in MWC

Perhaps the biggest win of the Pac-12 Conference season came Thursday, signaling a changing of the guard in the league. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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The Utah Stand? Minor-league football may be coming to the Beehive State

Minor League Football is a newly forming league that drafted more than a dozen local high school and college players in its draft this week. Salt Lake City is rumored to be one of the cities with a... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Morning links: Ty Detmer plays ping pong with LDS missionary; will Utes make a bowl in 2016?

New BYU offensive coordinator seen competing against missionary; ESPN debates whether or not Utah will make postseason; Steve Smith is the Ravens' best trash talker. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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After slow start, Runnin' Utes sprint to midway point of Pac-12 play

Utah has won five straight and climbed back into contention. The Utes travel to Oregon State and Oregon this week. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Utah women let game against No. 15 UCLA slip away in fourth quarter

Utah fell to 15th-ranked UCLA at home Sunday 69-63 after leading for most of the game. Emily Potter led the team with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Nirra Fields led UCLA with 24 points. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Utes receive commitment from Florida LB Donavan Thompson

The 5-foot-10, 220-pounder flips his commitment to Utah from Florida International University. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Utah gymnasts host No. 20 (and rising) Arizona in rare Monday night meet

Utah will host its first Monday meet in a decade when it welcomes No. 20 Arizona at 6 p.m. The meet will feature new faces in the lineups as Utah looks to replace all-arounder Kari Lee who suffered... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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5 with Utah ties, all defenders, post solid performances in Senior Bowl

Five players with Utah ties wrapped up a week of trying to make strong impressions with NFL personnel by participating in the Senior Bowl on Saturday in Mobile, Alabama. Here’s a look at how... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Utah continues to produce top football talent and Utes, Cougars and Aggies keep chasing it down

College recruiters outside of Utah began poaching instate recruits back when Highland's Haloti Ngata went to Oregon and the invasion has continued. Local recruiters know it and zero in on the cream... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Utes overpower Stanford offensively, defensively to earn 'sweet revenge'

Utah won easily, 96-74, Saturday afternoon at the Huntsman Center while improving to 6-3 in Pac-12 play. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Utah basketball notes: Poeltl, Kuzma have developed into an effective tandem

Center Jakob Poeltl and forward Kyle Kuzma have developed enough chemistry that it's starting to make a difference on the court. Poeltl finished with 23 points and Kuzma added 16 points as the Utes... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Local FBS football programs look to sign promising classes come Wednesday

Utah, BYU and Utah State have all but put the finishing touches on their respective signing classes for 2016. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Utah football's 2016 recruiting class

Players who signed National Letters of Intent with the Utes on Wednesday. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Brad Rock: U. chose high prices long before Whittingham's latest deal

Football coach has shown that, relative to his peers, he deserves the latest raise. Don't blame him. Blame the system. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Foul-plagued Utah women lose free-throw battle, fall to USC in 'frustrating' loss

Utah's leading scorer Emily Potter played only 18 minutes before fouling out with just over six minutes to play. USC beat Utah 70-59. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Surging Runnin' Utes to take on Stanford

Utah enters Saturday's game with four straight wins, with great defense and rebounding being pivotal in the successful run. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Utah signs Whittingham to two-year contract extension through 2020 season

Coach has won 95 games in 11 years as head coach of the Utes and the program is coming off its best Pac-12 season to date. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Morning links: Jim McMahon advocates for medical marijuana; Utah-BYU rivalry already starting for future freshmen

Former BYU quarterback says controversial treatment is a "godsend;" on night Utah receives a new commitment, Cougar Troy Warner fans the rivalry flames; Bill Simmons proposes Jazz trades. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Utes get defensive in win over Cal

Utah has now won four straight games, matching its longest streak of the season. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Utah football gets commitment from California athlete Terrell Burgess

San Marcos High School player becomes the Utes' 22nd commitment for the 2016 class. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Utah women's basketball notebook: Utah is looking forward to getting back to fearless play against USC and UCLA

Friday's game is the Ute Proud game as the Utes take on USC. The first 250 fans in attendance will get a Ute Proud flag. Friday's game is also Youth Night. There will be activities for kids on the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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BYU and Utah set to make final pitches to recruits this weekend

The two programs are still battling for several of the same recruits, setting up some potential drama leading up to National Letter of Intent Day. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Utah gymnasts look to regroup after losing All-American Kari Lee

“We have had some great surprises this season, and now we are going to find out who else is going to take the ball and run,” said Utah co-head coach Megan Marsden. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Utes defeat California in late-night tilt on the hill

Those who stayed up saw Utah extend its winning streak to four games with a 73-64 victory over California. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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