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Gameday primer: Utah hosts Michigan in season opener

Utes and Wolverines kick off the season Thursday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Morning links: Cougars examined by USA Today; Utes analyzed by ESPN; Kirilenko receives AK-47

BYU's 2015 football season looked at compared with other independents; "BCS busters" Utah and TCU showing they belong; former Jazzman gets gift in hometown Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Utahns in baseball: ESPN revisits ex-Ute Wagner's historic road trip; Cron earning trust from MLB coaches

ESPN revisited Double-A Biloxi's wild 54-game road trip, including Tyler Wagner's call-up in a long form feature. C.J. Cron hit a go-ahead homer in the Angels' 2-1 win on Monday. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Ute offensive linemen didn't aspire to the role, but they've accepted their important fate

Not many little league football players' first choice is to play on the offensive line. But consistent quality play from that unit is critical to a team's success — and the Utes are no... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Utah Utes football position preview: The offensive line

The Utes broke fall camp with an offensive line filled with experience and depth, which could be a key factor for the offense this season. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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AP preseason top 25 poll: Utah, BYU receive votes while Ohio State is No. 1

The defending national champion Buckeyes received all 61 first-place votes from the media panel in the rankings released Sunday. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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As Utes conclude camp, now it's all about Michigan

School begins Monday as Utes gear up for Sept. 3 season opener against Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Utah football: Newly elected Ute captains eager to lead the way

Devontae Booker, Jared Norris, Gionni Paul, Andy Phillips and Kenneth Scott were chosen by their teammates. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Morning links: Jimmer running out of chances? Kyle Whittingham appears on 'Jim Rome Show’; former BYU, USU players honored

Former BYU star's NBA struggles discussed; Utah coach hits national airwaves; Merlin Olsen, Gordon Hudson named to Football Writers Association of America anniversary squad. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Utah enemy camp insider: 5 questions with a USC expert

The Deseret News caught up with Dan Weber, who covers USC football for USCFootball.com, to discuss how the Trojans aim to meet the high aspirations of the program, as well as how two Utah natives... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Utah football: Whittingham says Utes may have had their best practice of camp

Thursday's session at Rice-Eccles Stadium went well offensively and defensively. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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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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