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Because of Alex Smith's play, Chiefs in Super Bowl conversation

The statistical numbers are trending toward a very special season for quarterback Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Power 5 conferences' plan calls for college athletes to get more time off

The Pac-12 joins other conferences in proposing new legislation to the NCAA. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Utah's Kenneth Ogbe reportedly transferring from Utah basketball program

Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported Thursday that Kenneth Ogbe will transfer from the Utah basketball program, the fifth Ute transfer this offseason. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Assembling the Utes' greatest: The Utah football all-time team

Building the best possible football team from all the players who played at the University of Utah. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Utah Jazz: Bryant loving his opportunity to learn, grow as Utah Summer League head coach

Former University of Utah star Johnnie Bryant gets a chance to return to the Huntsman Center Thursday — this time as head coach of the Utah Jazz Summer League squad. It's an opportunity that... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Links: Ty Detmer highlighted in USA Today; 2 Utes named as defensive player of the year candidates

USA Today highlighted Ty Detmer as both BYU's past and future. Kylie Fitts and Lowell Lotulelei are on the watch list for defensive player of the year for the Utes. Finally, a Texas newspaper... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Morning Links: Could BYU's Bronson Kaufusi start for Baltimore; was letting Trevor Booker go a mistake for the Jazz?

Baltimore Beatdown broke down Bronson Kaufusi's chances to start as a rookie for the Ravens. Purple and Blues thinks that letting Trevor Booker go was a mistake. Finally, Tulsa World commends... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Blackjack! Angels beat Red Sox 21-2 behind C.J. Cron's 6 hits

C.J. Cron went 6 for 6 with two homers and five RBIs, Carlos Perez had five hits and drove in six and the Los Angeles Angels walloped the Boston Red Sox 21-2 on Saturday night to end a four-game... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Here's how Utah’s teams have fared since joining the Pac-12

Utah and Colorado just passed the five-year mark as members of the Pac-12. It marked the first time the conference expanded since 1978 when Arizona and Arizona State were added to the mix. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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5 years in the Pac-12: Utah athletics focused on building on programs' success

The Utes consider their milestone more of a benchmark in the "Conference of Champions." Read more »

July 2, 2016

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H. David Burton appointed chairman of University of Utah board of trustees

The University of Utah board of trustees on Friday appointed H. David Burton to lead the board. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Morning links: SB Nation underestimates the Utes; Jazz have money to spend and no huge needs

Bill Connelly of SB Nation underestimates the Utes in his 2016 football preview. The Jazz have money to spend with no huge needs, giving them a lot of flexibility this summer. RSL's Yura Movsisyan... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Fredette, Taylor and Bolomboy among the locals on NBA summer league rosters

Here are the players with Utah ties who have been named or reported to be on rosters. More will be added as more information becomes available. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Morning links: Former Jazz All-Star Mark Eaton shares mailgram; Mike Leach visits BYU

Former Jazz All-Star Mark Eaton shared his 1982 NBA Draft mailgram on Twitter. Washington State head coach Mike Leach visted BYU's Cannon Center. Finally, ESPN ranks a Utah football defensive trio... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Utah football: Williams, McCormick headline new-look running back corps

Joe Williams, Troy McCormick headline the cast as Utah moves on without Devontae Booker. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Utah gymnastics: Utes sign Maryland transfer Macey Roberts

Macey Roberts is eligible to compete immediately and will have three years of eligibility at Utah. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Quiz: Who said it?: Utah coaches edition

Was it Whittingham or Sitake? Take this quiz to test your knowledge! Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Morning Links: Former Ute Booker is a perfect fit in Denver; Michigan State gets to know BYU; George Hill isn't Batman

Devontae Booker may have found a perfect fit in Denver's offense if he can stay healthy. ESPN breaks down BYU for Michigan State. Finally, is new Jazz point guard George Hill Batman? Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Utes have a lot of depth on the defensive line

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham notes that it is Utah's deepest position heading into the 2016 season. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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U. stadium gets bigger scoreboard, better sound system

Anyone driving on 500 South by Rice-Eccles Stadium has probably seen it: a new giant video scoreboard. But it’s not just a big video screen. It’s also a brand new sound system that... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Morning links: ESPN analysts critical of Poeltl pick; SLC's rank among most depressing sports cities

Poeltl pick questioned in ESPN video; Salt Lake City is a depressing sports city; Damian Lillard congratulates Joel Bolomboy Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Deseret News NBA draft rewind: Crazy draft ends with a flurry of Utah Jazz picks

As the 2016 NBA draft unfolded, Deseret News sports writers and contributors debated and commented. The following is a quick rewind of the the draft from a email chain and Twitter conversation. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Looking back at the top 10 NBA draft picks from Utah schools

A look at the careers of all the players from Utah schools who were drafted in the top 10 in the NBA draft. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Utah basketball: Poeltl taken by Toronto with the No. 9 pick, reunited with former Utah teammate Wright

Utah center to join former Runnin' Ute teammate Delon Wright with the Raptors. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Morning links: Jakob Poeltl in 'Braveheart'?; ESPN's defensive 'triplets'; Jazz trade graded

Ziggy Ansah heads up eighth-ranked defensive group; Jakob Poeltl acts out Braveheart scene; NBA minds like Utah's acquisition of George Hill. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah athletics holds groundbreaking ceremony for Spence Eccles Ski Team Building

The 5,800-square-foot multi-level structure will serve the men’s and women’s alpine and Nordic teams, housing locker rooms, ski tuning rooms, a video and film room and a large... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Former University of Utah forward Brekkott Chapman transfers to Weber State

Former Roy High School star will move closer to home to finish out his collegiate career. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Morning links: Athlon ranks Utah FBS coaches; conflicting reports on Jazz's Gordon Hayward

Kyle Whittingham, Kalani Sitake and Matt Wells ranked among FBS coaches; Gordon Hayward's name pops up in trade rumors prior to NBA draft; BYU seen as obstacle for UCLA and Michigan State. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Deseret News podcast: 2016 NBA draft preview

With the NBA draft just two days away, DeseretNews.com writer Ryan McDonald and DeseretNews.com contributor Kincade Upstill talk about what options the Utah Jazz have with the No. 12 pick, how... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Will ex-Ute Poeltl hit the jackpot as a lottery pick in the NBA draft?

The center from Austria hoped his game as a sophomore would make his pro basketball dreams about thriving and not just surviving. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Rock On: Just wondering, is Ayesha's cooking rigged?

Also, Frank Layden gets an honor that's long past due. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Utah football to host Weber State in 2021

The University of Utah's athletic website says the two schools will play on Sept. 2, 2021, in Salt Lake City, in addition to a previously scheduled game in 2018. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Kyle Whittingham says Utah Utes quarterbacks on 'equal footing'

Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham says competition will pick up where it left off with Brandon Cox, Tyler Huntley and Troy Williams battling for the starting job. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Jakob Poeltl to the Utah Jazz? It's looking more realistic

Widely seen as a Top 10 pick throughout the spring, Jakob Poeltl's name appears later in some mock drafts with the Jazz being a team he's been linked to. Would Utah select him with the 12th overall... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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All Poly Camp keeps on going strong

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh was among a variety of coaches, including all Beehive State college programs, at the respected event. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Utah football receives commitment from Highland High defensive lineman Hunter Lotulelei

Lotulelei commits to the Utes as part of the 2018 class. Four players have committed to Utah since Thursday evening. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Morning links: Whittingham among best at developing NFL talent; Kanter moment remembered

Whittingham gets high marks for talent development; Steph Curry's mouthpiece toss brings brings back memory of Enes Kanter; A meeting Down Under between Salt Lake City basketball players Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Utah football receives commitment from juco RB Armand Shyne

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June 17, 2016

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Utahns in baseball: Jaycob Brugman PCL player of the week; six locals selected in the 2016 draft

As of Friday, three players who played high school or college baseball in Utah are in the major leagues. Six are in Triple-A, eight are in Double-A and three are in Single-A. Six Utahns were taken... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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University of Utah defensive tackle Stevie Tu'ikolovatu to transfer to USC

East High School alum will be immediately eligible for the Trojans as a graduate transfer after also considering Alabama and Nebraska. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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BYU, Utah football programs both receive commitments from pairs of twins, plus Cougars get another

Cameron and Nathan Latu of Olympus High School, plus Brandon Kaho of Reno, Nevada, commit to BYU, while Tristin and Zyon McCollum of Galveston, Texas, commit to the Utes. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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NFL roundup: Former Ute linebacker Gionni Paul waived by Cincinnati Bengals

Rookie Gionni Paul was waived by Cincinnati on Thursday, ending his time with the Bengals before the team started training camp next month. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Andrew Bogut says playing for Australia in Rio 'very unlikely'

Andrew Bogut all but ruled himself out of the Rio Olympics on Thursday, saying the bone bruises around his left knee almost certainly will not be healed in time for him to play for Australia this... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Morning links: Steve Smith explains NFL return in Bees hat; Dante Exum rehabs with former BYU stars

Steve Smith wears Bees gear and talks about the decision to keep playing; Dante Exum hoops it up with Tyler Haws and Brandon Davies; Jabari Parker is over the O.J. Simpson case. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Andrew Bogut out for remainder of NBA Finals with left knee injury

Golden State center Andrew Bogut will need six to eight weeks to recover from a left knee injury, ruling him out for the remainder of the NBA Finals. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Morning links: BYU coaches sing 'Utah Man'; Andrew Bogut sustains ugly injury in NBA Finals Game 5

Charity golf event results in BYU coaches singing Utah fight song; knee injury could mark Andrew Bogut's last play in the 2016 NBA Finals; Jerry Sloan's influence on Jeff Hornacek examined. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Dick Harmon: True to form, Whittingham, Sitake take Kidney Foundation charity on with gusto

The vent was damaged and dragging. Then came Kyle Whittingham and Kalani Sitake who used the rivalry event to show why they will make things different personally between BYU and Utah in the annual... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Rock On: Jazz take a page from 'Dumb and Dumber'

Also, bad blood in Utah-BYU basketball rivalry is done. Seriously. Kind of. Maybe not. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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20 years ago: Leaving U. in good shape, Fern Gardner ready to retire

Editor's note: Every Sunday, the Deseret News takes a quick look back into our archives. After more than four decades in athletics, as a competitor, coach and administrator, senior associate... Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Prospects from BYU, Utah, UVU and SLCC selected in the final rounds of the MLB draft

BYU's Brennon Lund and Michael Rucker led off Saturday's draft in being selected in the 11th round during the final day of selections. Read more »

June 11, 2016

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MLB draft: Former Utes and Taylorsville High star Dalton Carroll selected in the 21st round by Braves

Dalton Carroll went 5-7 for the Utes as a senior this season with a 5.04 ERA. He finished second on the team with 49 strikeouts. Read more »

June 11, 2016

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