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Utah Utes want to take away more takeaways at the Big House

Coaches Kyle Whittingham and Brady Hoke both note the importance of the turnover margin in Saturday's game.

Utes want touchdowns as fast as they can get them

The Utes' faster-paced offense produced four quick strikes in their season-opening win over Idaho State. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Brad Rock: Utes of today should take a page from 1964

Liberty Bowl champions had phenomenal defensive stats; they also had a Miss America vibe about them. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Doug Robinson: Alex Smith, "The Game Manager" earned his big contract

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 »

Sept. 2, 2014

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BYU, Utah fans react to Max Hall's arrest through social media

Max Hall's arrest stunned many BYU fans and even trended on Twitter worldwide after breaking out on Tuesday. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Utah Utes video: Dirk Facer tells us what to look for as Utes take on Fresno State

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 »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Utah football notes: Clay is Pac-12 special teams player of the week

New Ute honored for returning a punt and a kickoff back for touchdowns in season-opening win over Idaho State. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2014

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Junior Salt brings experience, leadership to Ute football team

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 »

Sept. 1, 2014

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Armed with new deal, Chiefs' Alex Smith looks forward

Alex Smith didn't have much choice when he was traded from San Francisco to Kansas City last year. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2014

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Utahns in baseball: Former Ute Tyler Wagner, former Cougar Taylor Cole finally face off in Florida

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 »

Sept. 1, 2014

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Utah football: Utes to take on a familiar face Saturday

Former Utah assistant Dave Schramm is Fresno State's offensive coordinator. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

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Utah Utes take stock of the offense while looking ahead to Fresno State

Utes moving forward following lopsided win over Idaho State in last week's season opener. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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U.S. dominates Finland, Mottola in basketball worlds

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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Players with local ties set to make big impacts in the NFL this season

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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Daniel Sorensen makes Chiefs 53-man roster, brother Brad Sorensen among 18 locals cut this weekend

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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Wilson 'dives' right back into things in Utah's season-opening win

Junior has a strong showing in his first game since missing the final three outings of 2013. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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NFL locals photo gallery: Ansah grabs the sack and Da Beard returns to Heinz Field

Defensive linemen with Utah ties stole the spotlight among local athletes during Thursday's final day of the NFL preseason. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Friday morning QB: 3 stars, 5 stats and a look ahead to Fresno State

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 »

Aug. 29, 2014

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First steps: Utes open season with 56-14 win over Idaho State

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, Utah... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Preseason viewer’s guide: Locals make final case for a roster spot in Week 4 of preseason

The final week of the preseason is here, which means it's time to give those players fighting for a spot on the 53-man active roster one final audition. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Former Ute Hanno Mottola leads Finland to first-ever World Cup appearance

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 »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Utes basketball: College basketball stats analyst rates Delon Wright as the No. 1 player in 2014-15

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 »

Aug. 25, 2014

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NFL locals photo gallery: Steve Smith scores a touchdown and Dennis Pitta loses his helmet

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 »

Aug. 25, 2014

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