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Utah softball falls to No. 8 Florida State, 6-2, in Super Regional opener

Utah's softball team dropped the opening game of its NCAA Super Regional showdown with No. 8 Florida State, 6-2.

Morning links: Jabari Parker plays hoops at BYU; Kyler Fackrell's faith, family featured by ESPN

LDS NBA player visits Provo; former Utah State linebacker the subject of a story; future Ute gymnast, Olympic hopeful MyKayla Skinner featured by NBC. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Utah deputy AD Kyle Brennan turns down Montana State job, will stay at Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Citing a variety of reasons, including a family decision, Utah deputy athletics director Kyle Brennan has decided to stay with the Utes and not take the athletics director... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Morning links: Kaufusi, Booker rookies to watch; Ute freshman trains with 'Ochocinco'; Blair gets a new putter

Former Beehive State collegiate football players on list of 32 rookies expected to make an immediate impact in NFL; ex-NFL WR posts video on Twitter of himself with Tyler Huntley at a gym; Utah... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Runnin' Utes will be a blend of experience and new faces next season

Chapman receives scholarship release as Utah's roster undergoes more alterations. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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NFL locals roundup: Tevin Carter waived by Redskins; Jordan Devey claimed off waivers by Chiefs

Former Utah safety Tevin Carter was waived by the Washington Redskins on Monday following their rookie mini-camp, while American Fork native Jordan Devey found a new NFL home with the Kansas City... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Utes' Britain Covey, currently serving a mission, says riding a bike in Chile tougher than blocking Michigan star safety

A pair of photos of Utah football player Britain Covey were shared on Twitter Sunday, showing the wide receiver/return specialist on his LDS Church mission in the Chile Rancagua mission. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Local flavor in the NBA all-time team: Have the Utes or Cougars produced the best players?

Here's the best team from all of the NBA players who played their college basketball in Utah. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Morning links: Local prospects make headlines at Cincinnati Bengals rookie minicamp; Dante Exum hangs out with Ben Simmons

Nick Vigil, Travis Wilson, Gionni Paul stand out in Cincinnati for different reasons; Utah Jazz point guard spends time with countryman, top NBA Draft prospect; Miles Killebrew lives up to... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Utah gymnastics: Bad ending doesn't trump successful season for Red Rocks

Utah's gymnastics team won its NCAA regional after finishing in a tie for second at the Pac-12 championships. It strung together a solid season in 2016 despite a roster compiled of two-thirds... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Former Utah linebacker Gionni Paul signs free-agent contract with Cincinnati Bengals

Gionni Paul tried out with the Cincinnati Bengals over the weekend and was rewarded with a contract Sunday. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Former Ute Tom Hackett battling fellow Aussie Lachlan Edwards for Jets' punting job

Lachlan Edwards and Tom Hackett are two laid-back guys from Down Under trying to get a leg up in the New York Jets' punting competition. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Runnin' Utes sophomore forward Brekkott Chapman to transfer from Utah

Sophomore forward Brekkott Chapman has been given his release, Larry Krystkowiak told ESPN 700 on Friday. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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NFL locals roundup: Miles Killebrew signs rookie contract; Bronson Kaufusi assigned Haloti Ngata's old number

Former Southern Utah safety Miles Killebrew was one of nine NFL draft picks who signed with the Detroit Lions on Friday, while former BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi's number with the Baltimore... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Utah basketball: Utes announce addition of JC guard; former Ute Wright reportedly transferring to San Diego

The University of Utah announced that junior-college transfer Tim Coleman has signed a Letter of Intent with Larry Krystkowiak's team. Also, CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein reported that former Ute... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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U. biology professor receives 2016 Rosenblatt award

James Ehleringer, distinguished professor of biology at the University of Utah, was honored with the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, the U.’s most prestigious faculty award. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Morning links: Pac-12 still finding its footing in the Power 5; Chick-fil-A goes to SUU, makes hoops coach happy

Multiple columns are written from the Pac-12 meetings in Arizona; new SUU men's basketball coach tweets excitement over new restaurant being built at SUU; NBA front office insider Bobby Marks... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Utah football tragedy featured in excerpt of documentary about Polynesian culture

Part of a documentary tells the story of a community coming together after an auto accident claimed three lives and injured others. The full documentary, which has not yet been completed, will also... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Family a commencement focus for graduating class at University of Utah

The University of Utah graduated some 8,300 students Thursday, awarding more than 8,700 degrees. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Trio of Utah quarterbacks aiming to earn a roster spot at NFL rookie mini-camps

Chuckie Keeton, Travis Wilson and Ammon Olsen each were invited for tryouts with NFL teams this weekend, where they will try and earn a free-agent contract. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Morning links: Kalani Sitake tweets marriage anniversary photo, Utah coaches reply; RSL featured by ESPN

BYU head football coach shares photo of he and his wife, Morgan Scalley and Guy Holliday comment on it; Nick Rimando, Jeff Cassar keeping Real Salt Lake on the right track; sports figures as 'Star... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Utah baseball team surprisingly leads the Pac-12 after four straight years in the cellar

The Utah baseball team has been to exactly one NCAA tournament since 1960, but the Utes have a chance this year as they lead the Pac-12 Conference two-thirds of the way through the season. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Free agent roundup: Where local prospects are headed after the NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft is over, and while six local prospects were drafted, it leaves several more talented players looking for a team. Here's a look at where local prospects have signed rookie... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Morning links: Former Ute Kenneth Scott expresses gratitude for NFL tryout; Lexi Eaton Rydalch working to make it in WNBA

Wide receiver shares heartfelt thoughts on Twitter; former BYU Cougar trying to earn a spot with the Seattle Storm; former Ute Delon Wright playing against brother Dorell in NBA playoffs Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Utah's Jordan Loveridge to work out for Utah Jazz

This workout will include six guards and forwards who are hoping to impress the Jazz. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Utah golf hires alum Garrett Clegg as new head coach

Clegg, who was a two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection as a player, most recently spent five seasons as head coach at Washington State. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Morning links: Taysom Hill a Top 25 QB?; Gordon Hayward converses with The Rock; U. LB poised for breakout

Sporting News identifies BYU senior as one of the country's top signal callers; Utah Jazz forward wishes celebrity a happy birthday; Ute linebacker Sunia Tauteoli primed for a breakout season? Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Dick Harmon: SUU, Kaufusi big winners in NFL draft

Pre-draft projections for BYU's Bronson Kaufusi and Southern Utah's LeShaun Sims and Miles Killebrew held through last week's NFL draft. Southern Utah deserves much credit for putting two players... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Report: Utah's Poeltl, Weber State's Bolomboy invited to NBA draft combine

ESPN's Jeff Goodman compiled a list of players who have reportedly been invited to next week's NBA draft combine, and it includes a pair of players from Utah colleges. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Utah's deputy A.D. is the new boss at Montana State

Kyle Brennan, who has been at the U. since 2008, is now the athletic director in Bozeman. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Report: Utah deputy athletics director Kyle Brennan to become AD at Montana State

The Bozeman Chronicle reports that Brennan will leave Utah. He had been with the Utes' athletic department since 2008. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Morning links: Bronson Kaufusi could be on 'Game of Thrones'; BYU's Alexa Gray to play pro volleyball in Korea

Fun stories surround local NFL draftees; former star, fiancee of Cougars quarterback Tanner Mangum to play volleyball abroad; Andrew Bogut, Damian Lillard discuss upbringings Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Arizona State's Rahm, Stanford come out on top at Pac-12 golf tournament

Arizona State's Jon Rahm, the No. 1-ranked amateur in the world, came from six shots behind to capture the individual title at the Pac-12 golf championships, while Stanford won the team title by 29... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Cal's Limbhasut takes big lead at Pac-12 golf, Stanford still leads team race

Cal sophomore K.K. Limbhasut shot his third straight 66 Saturday to take a six-stroke lead at the Pac-12 golf championships, while Stanford extended its lead in the team race to 12 shots. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Bronco-bound Booker is Utah's only NFL draftee

Running back tabbed by defending Super Bowl champion Denver in the fourth round. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Why the Utah Utes softball has improved each of the last 4 years

The Utah softball team was in second place in the Pac-12 heading into Friday's game at Washington. The players and coaches said the team has improved each year, with this year's expectations being... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Morning links: Which local prospects could get taken in NFL draft on Friday? Enes Kanter loving OKC

Will Kyler Fackrell and Bronson Kaufusi be the only Beehive State players selected on the second day of the NFL draft? Former Jazzman is enjoying his time with the Thunder; NFL launches Newborn Fan... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Ranking the 38 Utah ties selected in the NFL draft's 3rd round

Since the first NFL draft in 1936, 38 players with Utah ties have been taken in the third round. Here's how they stack up against each other. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Booker, other locals could get NFL draft calls on Friday

BYU's Bronson Kaufusi, Utah State's Kyler Fackrell and Southern Utah's Miles Killebrew join Utah running back as players who may be taken on day two. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Having freshman QBs is a mixed bag for Utah

Four-year starters can discourage recruits, but if the team is good enough, the program sells itself. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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How to watch the NFL Draft on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

With 14 players with local ties in the draft mix and with plenty of intrigue — two team have already made trades to move up or down — the 2016 edition of the NFL draft looks to be a fun... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Morning links: 4 Utahns on ESPN 300 football recruiting list; presidential candidates talk hoops

Quartet is among best 300 high school football recruits in the country for the 2017 class; Lowell Lotulelei, Luke Falk among Pac-12's 10 best prospects for next year's draft; presidential... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Video: Former Ute Steve Smith takes teen with autism to prom

Video shows Baltimore Ravens wide receiver at school dance with 18-year-old Aubrey Bridges. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Top collegiate golfers are in town for Pac-12 golf tournament

The Pac-12 men's golf championships will be played this weekend at the Salt Lake Country Club with all 12 schools competing in the 72-hole tournament. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: Several local prospects hoping to hear names called in NFL Draft

In this week's episode, DeseretNews.com writers Carter Williams and Brandon Judd discuss the NFL Draft, which opens Thursday night in Chicago. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Local players who might hear their names this weekend

There is a larger-than-usual number of players in the mix to be drafted (six Utah Utes, three SUU Thunderbirds, three Utah State Aggies and two BYU Cougars) and there is a large spread of where... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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The Utah Utes football team is home for quarterback Brandon Cox

Head coach Kyle Whittingham always talks about being the "next man up" and Brandon Cox is taking advantage of the opportunity. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Morning links: BYU's Eric Mika returns from mission, reunites with Nick Emery, TJ Haws; Star Lotulelei's team option exercised

Cougars big man appears in photo with teammates; former Ute to remain with Carolina Panthers through the 2017 season; ex-Ute Eric Rowe featured by Vice Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Utah has several NFL draft prospects this year

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham noted that many players could get an opportunity — via draft or free agency. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Booker's path to the NFL approaches completion

Running back had a stellar career at Utah — leaving with two 1,000-yard seasons and a degree in sociology. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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