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Former Utah closer Tyler Wagner headed to the majors

The righty will make his MLB debut with Milwaukee against Arizona on Sunday.

U. quarterback Travis Wilson among those partaking in commencement

Utah graduates a large group of student-athletes, including 24 with ties to the football program. Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Former Ute Nate Orchard signs rookie contract with Cleveland Browns

Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reported that former Utah pass rusher Nate Orchard has agreed to a rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns that is worth $4.466 million. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Morning links: BYU's Taysom Hill mentioned as Heisman sleeper; ESPN's Chad Ford gives his 'Grade: A' mock draft

Even after missing his team's last eight games in 2014, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill is being pegged as a potential Heisman contender. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Former Utah DB Eric Rowe agrees to terms on 4-year contract with Philadelphia Eagles

Eric Rowe was one of three Philadelphia draft picks from last week's NFL draft to agree to terms on deals Wednesday. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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ESPN experts break down former Ute Delon Wright's draft stock

ESPN NBA experts Chad Ford, Fran Fraschilla and Kevin Pelton break down the NBA draft prospects for the University of Utah guard. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Utah gymnastics: Red Rocks shined in 2015, closed out Greg Marsden era

Senior Georgia Dabritz concluded her career at Utah in stellar fashion. Dabritz was the Pac-12 all-around champion, and Gymnast and Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She won every event at the Red... Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Utah center Jeremy Olsen retires; Utes sign juco All-American

The senior center will be placed on a medical scholarship. Larry Krystkowiak announces a commitment from a junior college star guard. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Morning links: Snow College 4-star OL decommits from BYU; Frank Jackson better prepared because of mission

Four-star offensive lineman Garett Bolles of Snow College, who hold offers from Alabama, Auburn, Oregon and others, has decommitted from BYU. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Utah softball moves up to No. 22 in latest poll

The University of Utah softball team has moved up in the latest ESPN/USA softball rankings. The Utes now sit in the No. 22 position, up two spots from last week. Read more »

May 5, 2015

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The state of Utah's all-time NFL undrafted team: A position-by-position look

Want to assemble a team of undrafted NFL players with ties to the state of Utah? Here's what it may look like. Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Morning links: Utah's Devontae Booker a possible first round pick; BYU's Hamson looking to make Team USA

Utah running back Devontae Booker is being pegged by some as a first round pick in 2016, while former BYU basketball and volleyball star Jennifer Hamson is training with Team USA. Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Utes softball team cracks top 25 rankings, proves it belongs in Pac-12

After going 17-55 in its first three years in the Pac-12, Utah has cracked the national rankings for the first time since 2001 and is looking to go to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since... Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Utah State in the Fiesta Bowl? ESPN's McMurphy makes a bold prediction

Could the Aggies grab the Group of 5 automatic bid into a New Year's Six bowl this year? College football insider Brett McMurphy predicted as such in ESPN's 2015 bowl projections released Monday. Read more »

May 4, 2015

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UVU baseball: Wolverines host Utes on Tuesday in final home game

Utah Valley University hosts Utah in the final home game of the 2015 season on Tuesday at 6 p.m. MT, at Brent Brown Ballpark. The Wolverines are 9-9 at home this season. Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Local flavor in the NBA: Bogut, Wilcox advance; Lillard and Fredette sent packing

A look at how the players with local ties performed in the first round of the playoffs. Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Morning links: Nebraska coach praises BYU football; how Utah players affected draft grades

Nebraska coach Mike Riley had some kind words to say about BYU, and looking at how NFL draft experts viewed the selections of the Utah players. Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Utahns in baseball: Ex-Utah pitcher Tyler Wagner shows off his power, as does BYU alum Jacob Hannemann in Double-A debut

Utah alum Tyler Wagner homers after a fluke misplay by the opposing outfielder, BYU alum Adam Miller dominates in first week as a closer, and Jacob Hannemann makes a solid first impression in... Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Other sports deserve mention besides overhyped Big Fight and NFL draft

The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight and NFL draft got all the hype, but a lot of less-heralded sports deserve some mention. Read more »

May 3, 2015

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Doug Robinson: The era (and myth) of the one-sport prep athlete

The multi-sport high school athlete is gone, a thing of the past, like black and white TV. It’s the era of specialization, of kids “focusing” on one sport. But is this such a good... Read more »

May 3, 2015

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Free agent roundup: Where locals signed after the draft

With the 2015 NFL draft over, undrafted prospects are free to sign with NFL teams of their choosing and many prospects out of Utah schools have already signed undrafted free agent deals. Read more »

May 2, 2015

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Tampa Bay selects Utah receiver and return specialist Kaelin Clay in sixth round of NFL Draft

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Utah receiver and return specialist Kaelin Clay with the 184th overall pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. Read more »

May 2, 2015

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Utes have three players taken on the second day of NFL draft

Eric Rowe and Nate Orchard go in the second round to the Eagles and Browns, respectively. Jeremiah Poutasi tabbed by the Titans in the third. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Tennessee Titans nab Utah offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi in third round of NFL Draft

Offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi is the latest Ute to be headed to the NFL. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Cleveland Browns take Utah defensive end Nate Orchard in second round of NFL draft

The Cleveland Browns selected Utah defensive end Nate Orchard with the No. 51 overall pick of the second round of the NFL draft. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Philadelphia trades up, selects Utah cornerback Eric Rowe in second round of NFL draft

The Philadelphia Eagles have selected Utah defensive back Eric Rowe in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday night and No. 47 overall. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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