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Michigan to debut the Harbaugh era in season opener in Salt Lake City vs. Utes

Coach returns to his alma mater after successful stints at the collegiate level and in the NFL.

Doug Robinson: The death of rivalries brought on by realignment, big business

The reshuffling of conference affiliations around the country has cost the game many of its oldest and most cherished rivalries, including BYU-Utah and probably, eventually, Utah State-Utah. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Local NFL notes: Broncos claim former Ute Jake Murphy off waivers, Cowboys waive Reggie Dunn

The constant stream of NFL transactions during the preseason included two former University of Utah players on Thursday, as Denver claimed tight end Jake Murphy off waivers and Dallas waived Reggie... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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It's a family affair for Utah Utes guard Isaac Asiata in more ways than one

Ute starting left guard Isaac Asiata, who is the cousin of former Ute running backs Matt Asiata and Shawn Asiata, said family atmosphere is what attracted him to Utah. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Utah enemy camp insider: 5 questions with a Colorado expert

The Deseret News caught up with Kyle Ringo, who covers Colorado football for the Boulder Daily Camera, to discuss what the Buffs' experienced offense will look like and if they can improve on a... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Westminster basketball: Utah native Norm Parrish chosen to lead men’s basketball program

Westminster College director of athletics announced Thursday that Norm Parrish has been hired to lead the Griffin men’s basketball program. Parrish will come to Westminster after a stint as... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Morning links: Taysom Hill's Heisman odds improve; former Utes Smith, Rowe battle; RSL valued at $108M

BYU quarterback is given 33/1 odds of winning award; Ravens, Panthers practice pits ex-Utes together; MLS franchise. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Utah football: Whittingham proclaims Ute offense has caught up with the defense

Coach said that quarterbacks Travis Wilson, Kendal Thompson and Chase Hansen are playing well as execution improves. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Former Utah tight end Jake Murphy waived by Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals cut former University of Utah tight end Jake Murphy on Wednesday, then signed wide receiver Michael Bennett in a corresponding move. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Dealing with injury made Ute senior Gionni Paul more grateful, determined

Gionni Paul said dealing with a foot injury off and on for the last year has made him more grateful for the game and more determined to prove what he is capable of as a leader and linebacker. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Morning links: USA Today writer sounds off on Utah-BYU debate; Snyder visits Seahawks

Dan Wolken gives thoughts about recent debate; Utah Jazz head coach watches hometown team's practice; Skinner makes U.S. Senior National Team Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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BYU, Utah finalizing deal to extend football series

Agreement for future games calls for meetings in 2019 and 2020. Tentative dates have also been discussed for 2021 and 2022. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Brad Rock: Chris Hill and media: Live with it

Relationship has seldom if ever been smooth between sports figures and the media. Utah AD calling the media self-serving is just a blip on the radar. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Utah football: Utes eager to be on 'The Drive'

Utes, Oregon State featured on this season's version of the popular Pac-12 Network show. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Erickson, Pease are 'great' sounding boards for Whittingham, staff

Veteran coaches play important roles as Utah prepares for its fifth season in the Pac-12. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Morning links: Ex-Cougar Lasike still turning heads in Arizona; Gary Andersen, OSU featured; former Ute Plouffe wins gold

Running back, rugby star is making noise in Cardinals' camp; Beavers expected to struggle in 2015; ex-Utah forward helps carry Canada to Olympic berth. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Guest commentary: Who has the psychological advantage in football — BYU or Utah?

BYU and Utah have always been connected, but over the last decade their relationship has changed dramatically. This is an analysis of where they are headed and what psychological reasons are... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Utah football: Slot receiver battle going down to wire in final week of fall camp

The battle for the starting slot receiver position appears to have whittled down to a senior and a true freshman, and each had different routes to get where he is. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Rowe, Vigil or Beck & Collie: Who had the best weekend performance in pro football action?

Former Ute Eric Rowe and ex-Aggie Zach Vigil each played well in their first NFL action in the first full week of preseason action, while John Beck threw a touchdown to former BYU teammate Austin... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Ute kicking stars Phillips, Hackett owe much of their success to . . . golf?

The Utes have two of the finest kickers in the nation in placekicker Andy Phillips and punter Tom Hackett, who say playing golf helps them be successful in the kicking game. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Ute football fans use social media to rally community, including Keith Van Horn, to raise money for Neilsen Fieldhouse project

Two Utah football fans collaborated to carry out a vision of painting a large 'UTAH' logo on top of the fieldhouse on campus. With help they reached by social media, they raised over $10,000 to see... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Lee Benson: Hill's a fixture on The Hill

At 28 years and counting, the University of Utah's Chris Hill is the dean of America's athletics directors. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Utah notebook: Ute receiver K-Scott no longer in 'The Pit'

Senior wideout is back on the practice field after being held out for precautionary reasons early in camp. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Utah enemy camp insider: 5 questions with an Arizona State expert

The Deseret News caught up with Chris Karpman, who covers Arizona State football for SunDevilSource.com, to evaluate the quarterback situation and discuss what the Sun Devils' expectations are for... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Utahns in baseball: Christian Colon relishes return to Utah; Kintzler optioned to Triple-A

Royals farmhand and 2014 MLB playoff hero Christian Colon’s tie to Utah was a brief but memorable stint with Taylorsville High, and he's happy to return. Meanwhile, Dixie State product... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Quiet Brian Allen embracing role as leader of Ute cornerbacks

Brian Allen answered his coach's request to fill the void left by the dismissal of projected starter Dominique Hatfield. Allen considers Hatfield a mentor, although the two have very different... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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