Junior Salt, the oldest player on the Utah football team at age 26, brings experience and leadership to the team.
Football is a 24-7 proposition for the sports-oriented family of former Ute player Sharrieff Shah Sr. Read more »
Coaches reunite on the same side for the first time since they worked for the Bengals together in 1991. Read more »
Utahns in baseball: BYU alum Jake Hannemann, ex-Ute Tyler Wagner named to Arizona Fall League rosters
Former BYU outfielder Jake Hannemann and former Utah pitcher Tyler Wagner were each named to Arizona Fall League rosters Tuesday, joining a slew of baseball's top prospects. Read more »
Plenty of questions surround the state's"Big Five" college fooball teams entering the 2014 season. How they answer those questions will determine their fate this year. Let's peer into our crystal... Read more »
Idaho State head football coach Mike Kramer has been around the game long enough to know that, while upsets often occur, it's pretty doubtful one will take place Thursday when the Bengals —... Read more »
Steve Smith has played 13 NFL seasons, loves to talk about football and craves winning. Read more »
The Deseret News Web sports staff and college football fans predicted how the 2014 season will go for BYU, Utah and Utah State as well as how the national scene will unfold. Check out the results. Read more »
Projecting how the Utah Utes will fare during the 2014 football season, including the best-case, worst-case and most likely scenario. Read more »
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson wasn't named a captain this year, but he's happy for fellow offensive players Dres Anderson and Junior Salt, who are two of the Utes' five captains. Read more »
College basketball statistical expert John Pudner says Utah guard Delon Wright is the No. 1 player in the nation this upcoming season, according to Reid Forgrave of FOX Sports. Read more »
Also, how excited is Utah coach Kyle Whittingham to get going? It's something to see. Read more »
Utah has had lopsided success against the Big Sky Conference in recent years. Will Idaho State be next? Read more »
Former Utah wide receiver Steve Smith had a breakout game for the Baltimore Ravens, one of the highlights for Utah ties in the NFL during the third week of preseason play. Read more »
Like most years, the fates of BYU's, Utah's and Utah State's football teams lie in hands of their quarterbacks in 2014. We break down the quarterback position for the Cougars, Utes and Aggies,... Read more »
Vic So'oto was released by the Steelers Tuesday morning as teams around the league are making cuts to reduce their rosters to a maximum of 75 players by today's 2 p.m. MDT deadline. Later in the... Read more »
Utah coach insists he just takes things "one day at a time" as Utah prepares for Thursday's opener against Idaho State. Read more »
Despite toughest schedule ever, added depth, experience and skill position players make Morgan Scalley think the Utes' bowl drought is about to end. Read more »
Former four-star recruit from California saw limited action in one season with the Bruins. Read more »
Utah's Travis Wilson leads the way as the starter. Kendal Thompson is right there as the No. 2 guy. Read more »
The Utes have a brutal stretch of games from Oct. 25 to Nov. 15 with games against teams ranked in the top 19 in the country in preseason polls. Read more »
Ute players choose Anderson, Blechen, Orchard, Phillips and Salt as representatives for the 2014 season. Read more »
It took three weeks, but it appears head coach Kyle Whittingham has whittled down his final roster. And now that Utah's fall camp is officially over, all the focus in the upcoming week will be on... Read more »
Roderick acknowledges that establishing a pecking order for six scholarship signal callers in camp was hard. Read more »
Starters from 2012 return after missing last season with injuries — providing experience at safety and receiver, respectively. Read more »
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RETURN ENGAGEMENT Score one for honesty. While most coaches go directly to the respect-everyone, fear-no-one rhetoric, Idaho State’s Mike Kramer plows forward unrestrained.... Read more »
Junior Salt, the oldest player on the Utah football team at age 26, brings experience and leadership to the team as a team captain and offensive guard. Read more »
Former Utah assistant Dave Schramm is Fresno State's offensive coordinator. Read more »
New Ute honored for returning a punt and a kickoff back for touchdowns in season-opening win over Idaho State. Read more »
Eighteen players with Utah ties were released during the final cuts this weekend as NFL teams trimmed down their rosters to 53 players. Brothers Daniel and Brad Sorensen experienced different... Read more »
Utes moving forward following lopsided win over Idaho State in last week's season opener. Read more »
Deseret News beat writer discusses roster changes of Kaelin Clay and Dominique Hatfield, as well as how the Utes will prepare for Fresno State on Saturday. Read more »
It's a backhanded compliment for a quarterback to be called a "game manager," the label that has attached itself to former Ute Alex Smith, but he wins games and the Chiefs rewarded him with a big... Read more »
Alex Smith didn't have much choice when he was traded from San Francisco to Kansas City last year. Read more »
Utah (1-0) Date Opponent Result/Time (TV) Aug. 28 — IDAHO STATE Won, 56-14 Sept. 6 — FRESNO STATE 1 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks) Sept. 13 — bye Sept. 20 — at... Read more »
NFL rosters are filled with players with local connections — many of whom are primed to make big impacts for their respective teams this coming year. Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — After opening his postgame press conference by noting there were a lot of positives in Thursday’s 56-14 season-opening win over Idaho State at Rice-Eccles Stadium,... Read more »
After dominating the Florida State League together, former Utah pitcher Tyler Wagner and former BYU pitcher Taylor Cole finally faced off in an FSL matchup this season — however, neither won. Read more »
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham says the Utes' 42-point win didn't answer all the questions. That happens when playing Big Sky teams. Read more »
The U.S. held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of its title with a 114-54 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup. Read more »
The first game is in the books and while it was a little nerve-wracking for the Utes after the first quarter, Utah breezed to a 56-14 win over the Idaho State Bengals Thursday night. Read more »
Christiana Pignanelli just started her first semester at the University of Utah, but she's been on campus for years. Read more »
Defensive linemen with Utah ties stole the spotlight among local athletes during Thursday's final day of the NFL preseason. Read more »
Junior has a strong showing in his first game since missing the final three outings of 2013. Read more »
Former Ute basketball standout Hanno Mottola helped lead Finland to its first-ever FIBA World Cup appearance. On Saturday, the world championships get underway. Finland takes on the U.S and former... Read more »
Special teams and offense get high grades, while defense has room for improvement. Read more »
Former Utes Steve Fifita and Spencer Toone now coach at Idaho State. They are hoping to use the lessons they learned while at Utah to help the Bengals find consistent success on the football field. Read more »
Plenty of storylines as Utah opens the season Thursday at Rice-Eccles Stadium against Idaho State. Read more »
For the first time in 71 years, Utah plays neither BYU or Utah State. However, that doesn't mean the schedule won't be interesting. Read more »
Senior returner makes quite a splash in his debut with the Utes. He feels like he can do it again. Read more »
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