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Utes claims a share of the Pac-12 title, but need one win for NCAA bid

Utes can win the championship outright and earn an NCAA regional bid with a win over Washington Sunday at Smith's...

Morning links: BYU's Eric Mika returns from mission, reunites with Nick Emery, TJ Haws; Star Lotulelei's team option exercised

Cougars big man appears in photo with teammates; former Ute to remain with Carolina Panthers through the 2017 season; ex-Ute Eric Rowe featured by Vice Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Utah has several NFL draft prospects this year

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham noted that many players could get an opportunity — via draft or free agency. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Booker's path to the NFL approaches completion

Running back had a stellar career at Utah — leaving with two 1,000-yard seasons and a degree in sociology. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Morning links: Former Ute Jason Washburn wins Finals MVP in Europe; ex-Cougar Brandon Davies meets Y. soccer team in Italy

Big man takes home honor after leading team to Balkan International Basketball League championship; former BYU star poses for photo with Greg Wrubell; Trey Lyles is good at mini golf Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Morning links: NFL Draft prospect news roundup for former BYU, USU, Utah and SUU players

A number of 2016 NFL Draft prospects who played collegiately at Beehive state schools have been noted over the past few days as the draft draws near Read more »

April 25, 2016

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U. students, doctor develop device to make intubation easier on patients

University of Utah students are helping to develop a new medical device that would make intubation procedures safer for patients. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham takes stock of a 'much more productive' spring

Earlier this week, Whittingham noted the quarterbacks, wide receivers and linebackers were among the areas making the biggest improvements. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Brad Rock: Faces change, results don't with Whittingham, Scalley-led Ute defense

First-year defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley comes from a long line of successful predecessors — not to mention the Kyle Whittingham coaching tree. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Huntley shows poise, growth in leading White team to Spring Game victory (+video)

SALT LAKE CITY – While some may see the Red and White game as meaningless entertainment, freshman Tyler Huntley decided to treat it like a regular football game. The result was an... Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Utah quarterback Brandon Cox eager to show his stuff at Utes' Red and White game

Quarterbacks Brandon Cox and Tyler Huntley are slated to see extensive action in the camp finale at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Cal announces 10-year apparel deal with Under Armour

California announced a 10-year apparel contract with Under Armour. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Report: Higher starting wages part of the value of a Utah college education

The cost of attending college continues to go up in Utah and across the country. But the average starting wages for college graduates in the state is also on the rise, according to a recent... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Morning links: Andy Phillips tries out for Utah QB, meets Tony Finau; Prince was a sports fan

Utah Utes kicker shares items on social media; music legend who passed away Thursday played basketball, attended French Open; Tiger Woods profiled by Wright Thompson. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Utah football: Jason Thompson looks forward to senior year he didn't expect, Whittingham talks about bowl games

Senior safety Jason Thompson looks forward to senior year he didn't expect, coach Kyle Whittingham talks about NCAA bowl game changes. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Ranking the 26 Utah ties selected in the NFL Draft's first round

There have been 26 players with Utah ties selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since it began in 1936. How do they stack up against each other? Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Utah football: 6 storylines to watch for at Utes' Red-White spring game

For the football fan looking to get his or her gridiron fix, Utah's annual spring game is set for Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Here are some of the storylines to watch for. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Utah football: Chase Hansen will open fall camp on defense

Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham says quarterback-turned-safety Chase Hansen, who is coming back from an injury, is slated to pick up where he left off. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Krystkowiak says Runnin' Utes are 'chopping wood'

Utah is determined to keep on grinding despite disappointing end to an otherwise strong season. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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NBA mock draft roundup: Who will the Jazz select? Where will Jakob Poeltl land?

A look at what NBA draft analysts are saying about who the Utah Jazz might draft and where University of Utah big man Jakob Poeltl could end up. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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UVU baseball: Wolverines outlast Utes to sweep season series

Utah Valley University outlasted the University of Utah, 12-11, in 10 innings on Tuesday night at Smith's Ballpark to sweep the season series between the in-state rivals. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Utah football: Utes open final week of spring camp

Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham is pleased with the progress after 13 practices. Only two sessions remain. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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NFL locals roundup: Daniel Sorensen re-signs with Chiefs, Kaelin Clay with Ravens

Exclusive-rights free agents Daniel Sorensen (BYU) and Kaelin Clay (Utah) signed tenders Monday with their respective teams. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Utes hoping to build $7.5 million on-campus baseball stadium

Conceptual plans call for a 2,000-seat facility on Guardsman Way. If money is raised and approvals granted, the Utes may have a new home in 2018. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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NFL draft: Who will be picked first, Kaufusi, Booker, Fackrell or Killebrew?

There’s no sure-fire first-round NFL draft prospect from the state of Utah this year, but four colleges from around the state each have a player who could become the first instate player to... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Dean of U. law school runs 100 miles to raise money for scholarships, raise awareness about issues

Bob Adler, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, ran the Zion 100 ultra marathon to raise scholarship money for U. law school students, as well as raising awareness about the issues that keep... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Morning links: BYU with 3 of top 25 nonconference football games (Utah being one); can RSL win the MLS Cup?

Orlando Sentinel writer breaks down the best out-of-conference contests in 2016; RSL's hot start debated; former Utah State Aggie Zach Vigil loves horses Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Utah football: Flores impressed with his visit

The headline speaker at the Utes' coaching clinic checks things out while in town. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Report: Former Utah forward Chris Reyes transferring to Pepperdine

According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, former Utah forward Chris Reyes is headed back to his home state to play his final college basketball season for Pepperdine. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Morning links: Division I financial database published; Big 12 expansion dead?; Kobe air for sale

Report details revenue and spending for public universities' athletic programs; West Virginia president Gordon Gee feels Big 12 is stable; bags of air from Kobe Bryant's last game were available on... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Five takeaways from Utah's Saturday scrimmage

Coach Kyle Whittingham calls this the most important scrimmage. From a QB update to the high intensity of the defense, here are five things you need to know about that scrimmage. Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Paying dues paid off for the Utes' Morgan Scalley

Only 11 years after he played for the Utes, Morgan Scalley was named defensive coordinator for the Utes by Kyle Whittingham, himself a former D coordinator. Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Utah football: Utes' defensive line key late in scrimmage, looking to regain aggressiveness

Utah's defense struggled out of the gate during Saturday's scrimmage but showed the potential it has to dominate the gridiron during the final stretch of the practice. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Offense comes out strong in Utah's 'most important scrimmage'

Quarterback Brandon Cox headlines the effort with four touchdown passes and a run for a score. The defense, though, dominates two-minute situations. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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NCAA gymnastics notes: Super Six determined, Bridget Sloan wins all-around

The Super Six will feature four SEC teams in Florida, LSU, Georgia and Alabama. UCLA is the lone Pac-12 team to advance out of the four that competed. Oklahoma rounds out the group. Utah failed to... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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NCAA gymnastics: Utah finishes last in its session, misses Super Six

“We had a really good energy going in, practice day went great and we had been training really good,” said Breanna Hughes. “Sometimes in the sport of gymnastics, things happen,... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Photo gallery: Friday night at the Utah football coaches clinic

Utes honored retired defensive coordinator John Pease and welcomed Tom Flores, who coached the Raiders to a pair of Super Bowl titles, to the program's annual event in Salt Lake City. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Utes set for 'most important' scrimmage of spring camp

The public is invited to watch Saturday's situational gathering at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Popular All Poly Camp seeks exemption from satellite camp ban, but also plans to move forward without it

The NCAA's Football Oversight Committee banned satellite football camps last week, which means Division I (FBS) college coaches can't work camps that are not on their campuses. The 16-year-old... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Morning links: BYU's Kyle Collinsworth plays at Portsmouth Invitational; former Ute football DC John Pease busts some moves

Former BYU basketball star trying to prove he belongs as a professional; Morgan Scalley tweets video of former Utah assistant dancing; SUU NFL prospect Miles Killebrew featured in video. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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NCAA president makes a stop in Logan to discuss the state of college athletics

NCAA President Mark Emmert makes a stop in Logan to discuss the state of college athletics on Thursday afternoon. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Utah gymnasts ready for NCAA championships

“In the past, it was that if you hit, you would advance,” said Marsden. “Now, I don’t know if just hitting is enough because the competition gets tougher each year.” Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Steve Smith has proven to be a finisher in the NFL, as a father and community leader

Former Utah wide receiver and current Baltimore Raven Steve Smith Sr. has a simple but direct goal for the 2016 NFL season. “Finish," he said. "Finish the season." Read more »

April 14, 2016

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NCAA gymnastics championship opens Friday

Utah will be one of 12 teams battling Friday for a chance to advance to the Super Six NCAA gymnastics finals on Saturday. Southern Utah gymnast Danielle Ramirez will also compete Friday as an... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Annual Utah football coaches clinic set for Friday, Saturday

Tom Flores, who coached the Raiders to a pair of Super Bowl titles, will be the featured speaker. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Dick Harmon: When NCAA banned satellite camps, it rang the hypocrisy bell once again

Maybe the NCAA and college football should divorce from one another because some of the rules seem opposite of what the NCAA stands for. The recent decision to ban football camps a distance from... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Utah's Jakob Poeltl is turning pro after 2 seasons with the Utes

The sophomore center is entering the NBA draft following a stellar campaign that includes All-America honors and Pac-12 Player of the Year recognition. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: Utah center Jakob Poeltl opts for the NBA Draft

In this edition of the Deseret News Sports Podcast, listen to audio from Utah center Jakob Poeltl's press conference Wednesday morning, where he announces his decision to declare for the NBA Draft... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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SLCC center Tyler Rawson signs with Utah

Tyler Rawson signed to play basketball at Utah on the right day. The same day Jakob Poeltl announced his decision to enter the NBA draft, Rawson, a center from Salt Lake Community College, signed a... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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The impact football can have as a teaching tool for life emphasized at awards banquet

The role that football plays in developing life skills was a major emphasis during the 22nd annual banquet for the Utah Chapter of the National Football Foundation on Tuesday night at UVU’s... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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