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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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Red and blue recruits: Eight prospects who are considering both BYU, Utah

A look at the group of players who are still deciding between signing with the Utes and Cougars with two weeks left before National Signing Day. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Utah basketball notes: Morrill on hand to watch coaches Krystkowiak, Tinkle

Retired USU coach worked with both guys during their playing careers at Montana. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Vern Gardner set to be inducted to Pac-12 men's basketball hall of honor

Former Utah basketball standout Vern Gardner is one of 11 other former student-athletes headed to the Pac-12 men's basketball Hall of Honor in March, the conference announced Tuesday. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Think Utah is BYU's 'big brother'? Think again

Yes, BYU has lost three straight to Utah, but the Cougars have won 11 of the last 15 games with the Utes and one of their losses was in overtime. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Best of the West: Sorting out the highs and lows of the conference season

This week we examine the highs and lows of college hoops in the conference season in the West yet again. And if there was any example of how bizarre the West has been this year, it might be through... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Rock On: Ute game turns out a real trip

Also, what other crazy kid things should Michigan's Jim Harbaugh try? Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Utes salvage a split at home with late burst against Oregon State

Utah prevails 59-53 after holding the Beavers to just one point over the final 5:24 Sunday night in the Huntsman Center. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Oregon State suspends Reid for at least four games after tripping incident at Utah

Jarmal Reid issues an apology. Oregon State Wayne Tinkle and Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott release statements on the matter. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Utah basketball notebook: Intentional trip of official shifts lead, momentum in Utah's favor

In Utah's 59-53 win over Oregon State, the ejection of OSU's Jarmal Reid will likely be a popular topic of conversation. He was called for a flagrant 2 and ejected after intentionally tripping an... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Runnin' Utes beat Beavers after nearly getting tripped up by sluggish first half

SALT LAKE CITY — Just when it looked like another sluggish start would lead to another Pac-12 loss in the Huntsman Center, the Utah Utes rallied for a 59-53 victory over Oregon State. They... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Runnin' Utes prepare to face Gary Payton II-led Oregon State

Utah takes on the Beavers and star Gary Payton II on Sunday night in the Huntsman Center. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Brad Rock: Football 2016: What are we waiting for?

Utah has a new QB, BYU has Ty Detmer, and Utah State has something to prove. Next season will not be boring. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Utah takes 'another step forward' with its best Pac-12 football season

Utes go 10-3 overall and 6-3 in conference play in program's fifth year in the league. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Roberts' unique personality brings fun, confidence and competitive drive to Utah women's basketball

While most people are surprised at the Utah women's basketball team's 4-1 conference start, those who know head coach Lynne Roberts best said her personality, drive and knowledge make her recent... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Utah gymnastics: Red Rocks defeat SUU in Cedar City

CEDAR CITY, Utah — The No. 7 Utah gymnastics team showed its mettle in a 196.725-195.600 win over Southern Utah before a near-capacity crowd of 4,873 in the Centrum Arena. The front row... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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NFL ties, divisional playoffs: Smith has opportunity to prove himself among elite competition

Alex Smith is one of four quarterbacks who were picked No. 1 overall in the draft who will start for their respective teams during this weekend’s postseason action. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Runnin' Utes never led in ugly loss to Ducks

Thursday's 77-59 setback in the Huntsman Center was Utah's first at home this season. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Morning links: BYU, Utah coaches battling for recruits; Trevor Reilly returns to Utah

In final push before National Signing Day, multiple prospects are considering both BYU and Utah; former Ute star attends basketball game at Huntsman Center; Utah safety Tevin Carter named to Sports... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Former Utah goalkeeper Lindsey Luke picked in the NWSL draft by Seattle

Former Utes goalie was selected in the fourth round of the National Women's Soccer League draft. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Utah and SUU gymnasts to square off for first time in Cedar City since 1997

“The Utah crowds have always been good to us in the Huntsman Center, and were the ones cheering for our two individual qualifiers at last year's NCAA’s,” said Scotty Bauman.... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Brad Rock: Krystkowiak's weird week gets weirder

Dealing with off-court issues can't be fun, but losing to Oregon had to be worse, as the buffeting continues. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Utah basketball notebook: Bad week of practice leads to tough loss against Oregon

Jakob Poeltl suffered an ankle sprain and it was just one of the reasons Utah had tough practices leading up to its 77-59 loss against the Ducks. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Home not so sweet as Utes fall to Oregon 77-59

Utah's first game in the Huntsman Center since Dec. 28 ends with a lopsided Pac-12 setback. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Red and blue recruits: Eight storylines to watch leading up to National Signing Day

With National Signing Day on Feb. 3, here are things to track concerning both instate schools and some of the top Beehive State prospects. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Local flavor in the NBA (and beyond): Lillard catches fire; Carlino, Bachynski join the D-League

A look at how the players with local ties have performed recently in the NBA and in the D-League. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Morning links: BYU, Utah fans react to NCAA vote on conference title games; Ute RB Joe Williams featured by ESPN

Cougar faithful express sadness while Ute fans make jokes about decision that will likely end BYU's chances of joining Big 12; Devontae Booker's heir apparent took interesting road to Utah; Vine of... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Runnin' Utes finally return to Huntsman Center to face Oregon

Utah began its Pac-12 slate with road games at Stanford, California and Colorado. Now comes Huntsman Center visits by Oregon (Thursday) and Oregon State (Sunday). Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Utah basketball: Players agree on NCAA changes to early NBA entry rules

The Division I Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee voted Wednesday in favor of extending the deadline for players to remove their name from the NBA draft to 10 days after the NBA Combine,... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Utah basketball: Utes add Utah State transfer David Collette

Former Utah State forward David Collette has been added to the Utah men's basketball roster, Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak announced Wednesday evening. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Utah basketball notebook: Poeltl finding ways to contribute even as challenges get tougher

Jakob Poeltl struggled against Colorado, but still found ways to help Utah win down the stretch. Ute head coach Larry Krystkowiak also sees a silver lining to starting with three road games in... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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BYU broadcaster Mark Durrant writes open letter to Larry Krystkowiak

Former BYU basketball player and current radio broadcaster Mark Durrant became the lastest BYU personality to chide Utah basketball head coach Larry Krystkowiak, and he did so through a four-page... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Morning links: Morgan Scalley is a genius, #Pac-12refs, Cottonwood High celebrates and more from the Alabama-Clemson game

Local storylines play out on Twitter during college football's championship game between Alabama and Clemson on Monday night. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Final Associated Press Top 25: Utah finishes year ranked No. 17, Alabama wins 10th AP national title

Alabama has won its 10th Associated Press national championship following its 45-40 victory over Clemson in the title game on Monday night. Utah, meanwhile, climbed three spots to No. 17 in the... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Krystkowiak defends and explains his decision to cancel next year's Utah-BYU basketball game

SALT LAKE CITY — Larry Krystkowiak feels so strongly about canceling next year’s Utah-BYU basketball game, he’s willing to personally pay the $80,000 penalty required by the... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Rock On: BYU, Utah coming to terms (or not)

Both schools want to continue the heated basketball rivalry, but how often they play seems open to interpretation. Also, proof positive that college football in Utah has reached a crazy new level. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Best of the West: Another week of chaos in the West

Just when it was possible the Pac-12 might be giving signs of any form of predicability this season, more mayhem happened. Meanwhile, other conferences may slowly be developing their leaders this... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: A look at why the BYU-Utah hoops rivalry got put on hold

Listen to Larry Krystkowiak as he explains his decision to halt the series, as well as reaction from BYU head coach Dave Rose and Utah athletic director Dr. Chris Hill. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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U. of U. president says school will form committee to identify changes to ensure a healthier environment at athletic contests

In light of the recent news that the BYU-Utah basketball game was canceled for next season, University of Utah President David W. Pershing said Monday his school will work toward ensuring... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Utah women's basketball: Utes rally from 19 down, upset No. 21 Cal 84-79

Emily Potter scored a pair of baskets late and Utah overcame a 19-point third-quarter deficit to take an 84-79 victory over No. 21 California on Sunday. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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Utah basketball: Lorenzo Bonam's aggressiveness pays off in Ute win at Colorado

Lorenzo Bonam took heed to his coach's pregame comments and led Utah to a 56-54 victory over Colorado Friday night. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2016

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Doug Robinson: BYU-Utah cancellation is about more than a punch

Only two things have stopped the BYU-Utah rivalry since 1909: World War II and Chris Hill. Ute A.D. is being disingenuous when he conveniently blames Emery's actions for canceling next year's... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2016

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Utes come from behind to edge Colorado on Bonam's shot with 1.1 seconds left

Utah got a much-needed victory over Colorado Friday night when Lorenzo Bonam made a driving layup with 1.1 seconds left. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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With no BYU game on horizon, is Colorado now Utah's biggest rival?

Coach Larry Krystkowiak didn't want to address the issue of the suspension of the series with BYU, but he said Colorado is certainly a top rival of the Utes. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Utah gymnasts grab 196.175-193.85 win over BYU

Utah topped BYU Friday night in the Huntsman Center before a crowd of 15,023. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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NFL ties, wild-card playoffs: Timpview’s Xavier Su’a-Filo set for first postseason experience

Of the 16 local ties in this year’s NFL playoffs, one is a Utah high school product who will make his postseason debut during the wild-card weekend. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Brad Rock: Legislature, governor: Stay out of BYU-Utah politics

Forcing teams to play games is not a good plan. Allowing them to work it out -- or not -- the only sensible approach. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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