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Utah basketball: Utes return home (finally) to face Washington

Utah has already spent 18 nights in hotels during Pac-12 play and will take on Washington Wednesday night.

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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Utah basketball notebook: Utah's defense dominates opening half; Poeltl makes another top NBA prospects list

Cal's defense may be ranked No. 1 in the conference, but it was Utah’s defense that opened Wednesday’s game with a stellar effort. Poeltl was listed as a top 2016 NBA prospect on Chad... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Utes' Lowell Lotulelei excited to see his older brother Star play in Super Bowl

Utah defensive tackle Lowell Lotulelei will be going to California next week with his family to watch older brother Star play in the Super Bowl at Levi's Stadium on Feb. 7. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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How are those standings? Utah, Cal can break Pac-12 logjam Wednesday

The Runnin' Utes, Bears are among six squads tied one game behind conference-leading Oregon and Washington. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Utah gymnastics: All-arounder Kari Lee tears Achilles tendon, out for season

Utah gymnastics took a major blow to its lineup on Tuesday with the loss of all-around gymnast Kari Lee. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Brad Rock: Ex-Ute coach Marsden is making a house a home

His wife Megan continues to lead undefeated Utah gymnastics team. Meanwhile, the founder of Utah's legendary program is cooking up a storm. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Utes football team receives commitment from Texas CB Nygel King

Having recently decommited from Houston, King becomes the Utes' 23rd commitment for the 2016 class. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Poeltl comes up big in Utah's victory at Washington

Utah's sophomore center earns Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for the third time this season after scoring 29 points and pulling down 10 rebounds against the conference-leading Huskies. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Best of the West: Utah pulls a Pac-12 first in another eventful weekend of chaos

In the weekend sweep of the Washington schools, Utah did something no other Pac-12 team has accomplished this season. Meanwhile, Saint Mary's gained the lead in the West Coast Conference. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Morning links: Fans react to Star Lotulelei making the Super Bowl; UFC star sends message to Travis Wilson

Former BYU staff renders service after winter storm slams East Coast; Twitter reacts after Utah native earns championship bid with the Carolina Panthers; UFC's Conor McGregor praises ex-Ute... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Utah notebook: Sikma praises his friend and former teammate Krystkowiak

Duo played together for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks back in the day and have remained friends over the years. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Runnin' Utes accomplish something new with overtime win at Washington

SEATTLE — Perhaps it was fitting that the Utah Utes achieved another Pac-12 milestone at Alaska Airlines Arena. After all, Washington’s home court is where they earned their first road... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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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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Disappointment reigns as Utah loses to Oregon, but Roberts said bad weekend changes nothing for team

Utah loses to Oregon 77-65 after flat starts gives Ducks an 18-8 lead in the first quarter. Oregon was led by Jillian Alleyne, who scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Utah was led by... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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20 years ago: Utes rout Lobos at The Pit, again

20 years ago: A year after handing New Mexico its worst loss at The Pit, the 10th-ranked Utes dealt out a case of deja vu with an 82-64 victory. 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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Utah gymnasts grab Pac-12 opener over Oregon State (+video)

“They (the gymnasts) started the meet really good and confident,” said Utah co-head coach Tom Farden. “As the meet continued, they started to press a little bit. They were trying... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Utah notes: Utes gearing up for conference front-runner Huskies

Utah and Washington meet Sunday night at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Pac-12 men's basketball: Teams tightly bunched at the 1/3 mark

Utah is in a 3-3 logjam entering Sunday's game at conference-leading Washington. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Utah women's basketball team takes many positives from loss to No. 8 Oregon State

Utah lost 62-53 to the No. 8 Oregon State Beavers, but the fight they showed at the end of the game gives them confidence they can compete with any team. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Runnin' Utes view Thursday's road win at Washington State as a 'revival'

Utah put together a complete game in its 92-71 victory. The Utes play at Washington on Sunday. Read more »

Jan. 22, 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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Utah gymnasts open Pac-12 season by hosting Oregon State

“We are really excited to open the Pac-12 season,” said senior Kassandra Lopez. “We have worked hard and have had a good start to the season.” Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Morning links: 'Houk Hug' remembered on National Hug Day; Gordon Hayward featured by GQ Magazine

On "National Hug Day," Sporting News recalls BYU receiver's embrace of referee; Gordon Hayward featured by GQ Magazine; video from Pac-12 Networks shows good and bad from Utah basketball. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Runnin' Utes look the part, race past Washington State 92-71

Utah gets off to a fast start and doesn't look back in improving to 3-3 in Pac-12 play. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Utah notebook: Utes get lengthy road trip off to a successful start

Thursday night's rout at Washington State is followed by a Sunday date with Washington in Seattle. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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The U.'s only local women's hoops player, Malia Nawahine, excited about her future with Utes

Former Springville star Malia Nawahine chose Utah over BYU and remains the team's only local player. She said she wanted to play in the Pac-12, and her teammates helped her persevere, even when the... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Links: Top LB prospect Mique Juarez visiting BYU; Big 12 expansion talk; Utah only NCAA tournament team from the state?

Users of social media respond after reports surface that nation's top linebacker prospect will visit BYU; Fox Sports' Stewart Mandel delves into a number of questions facing the Cougars; Utah the... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Snow College receiver Jonah Trinnaman says he's still committed to Cougars (+video highlights)

Despite the coaching carousel that BYU has faced, Snow College receiver Jonah Trinnaman is sticking with his commitment to the Cougars. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: Utah women's hoops coach Lynne Roberts and the 'science' of success

DeseretNews.com writer Carter Williams chats with first-year Utah women's basketball head coach Lynne Roberts about the Utes' turnaround from a 9-22 (3-15 in conference) team last season to a 12-5... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Twitter reacts to Utes wide receiver Britain Covey receiving mission call to Chile

Utah freshman wide receiver Britain Covey, a Timpview High alum, announced Wednesday night that he will serve in the Chile Rancagua Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Utah women take on fourth ranked opponent in three weeks of Pac-12 play

When Utah hosts Oregon State Friday, the Utes will play their fourth ranked opponent in three weeks. Fans who show up to the game in black will get into the game (Friday, 8 p.m.) for free. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Utah gymnast Breanna Hughes determined to make senior season her best

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah gymnast Breanna Hughes has had quite the ride during her time as a Red Rock. She earned second-team All-America honors as a freshman on beam, going 26-26 in her routines... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Guest commentary: How to fix the BYU-Utah rivalry in men's basketball

Here are a few suggestions that both BYU and Utah administrations, coaches, players, etc. could consider. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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BYU swim: Cougar swimmers and divers take on rival Utah in Provo

BYU swim and dive faces rival Utah in a Deseret First Duel matchup Saturday at 11 a.m. MDT, in the Richards Building Pool. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Runnin' Utes, Taylor on the road to face Washington State

Utah senior Brandon Taylor got his college career jumpstarted with success during this trip as a freshman. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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