Utah Utes

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

The first game is in the books and Utah breezed to a 56-14 win over the Idaho State Bengals Thursday night.

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 »

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U. tailgating carries tradition of family and friendship

Christiana Pignanelli just started her first semester at the University of Utah, but she's been on campus for years. Read more »

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Senior Kaelin Clay returns a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns in spectacular Utah debut

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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Utah report card: Special teams shines in win

Special teams and offense get high grades, while defense has room for improvement. Read more »

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Brad Rock: What the Utes now know: very little

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 »

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Former Ute players hoping to build something special at Idaho State

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 »

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Utah vs. Idaho State: First half by the numbers

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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 »

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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 »

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Utah vs. Idaho State game day: A quick primer

Utes take on the Bengals Thursday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Read more »

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It's go time for the Utes: Utah kicks off 2014 season against Idaho State Thursday night

Plenty of storylines as Utah opens the season Thursday at Rice-Eccles Stadium against Idaho State. Read more »

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Brad Rock: One thing already missing in Utah's season — siblings

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 »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Enemy camp: What Idaho State head coach Mike Kramer thinks of the Utes

Idaho State head coach Mike Kramer hasn't been shy heaping praise on the Utes and letting everyone know what his team's chances are. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Utah Utes video: Dirk Facer tells us what to look for as Utes open season

Deseret News University of Utah beat writer Dirk Facer shares his insight as the Utes open the season Thursday against Idaho State. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Brad Rock: Shop talk isn't a problem for Ute assistant coach Sharrieff Shah Sr. and family

Football is a 24-7 proposition for the sports-oriented family of former Ute player Sharrieff Shah Sr. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Friendship between Utah's Whittingham and Christensen began during time together at Idaho State

Coaches reunite on the same side for the first time since they worked for the Bengals together in 1991. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 26, 2014

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NFL cuts tracker: Former Cougars So'oto, Fangupo among locals to be released (updated)

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 »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Hollis column: How well will 'Big Five' football teams fare this season?

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 »

Aug. 26, 2014

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College football: Idaho State coach not expecting to shock the world and beat Utes

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 »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Steve Smith brings leadership and talent to Ravens

Steve Smith has played 13 NFL seasons, loves to talk about football and craves winning. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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College football predictions: How will 2014 unfold for BYU, Utah and Utah State?

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 »

Aug. 26, 2014

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The good, the bad and the most likely: Projecting the 2014 football season for Utah

Projecting how the Utah Utes will fare during the 2014 football season, including the best-case, worst-case and most likely scenario. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Utah quarterback Travis Wilson says he's OK with not being a captain this year

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 »

Aug. 25, 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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