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Why the Utah Utes softball has improved each of the last 4 years

The players and coaches said the team has improved each year, with this year's expectations being higher than ever.

Morning links: A bevy of BYU news; Andre Miller enjoyed ties to San Antonio long before Spurs

Cougar odds and ends from around the Web; story from San Antonio highlights former Ute Andre Miller's longtime relationship with two business owners there; Craig Sager tweets Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Utah football notes: Second week of spring camp kicks off

Whittingham says the Utes 'have a chance to be good' after Tuesday's practice. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Jakob Poeltl named second-team AP All-American; Bolomboy, Collinsworth on honorable mention

Utah center Jakob Poeltl was named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday afternoon, adding to the list of post-season honors the sophomore has received. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Morning links: Utah Jazz create tribute video for Kobe Bryant; Devontae Booker would play football even 'if money wasn't involved'

Video was shown at Vivint Arena before Bryant's final game in Salt Lake City; former Utah running back featured in a video made by the NFL; Ted Cruz did ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in a J.J. Watt jersey Read more »

March 29, 2016

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American Fork native, SLCC forward Tyler Rawson commits to Utah basketball program

Tyler Rawson, who played for Salt Lake Community College last season, announced he has committed to play for Larry Krystkowiak's University of Utah basketball team. Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Colorado hires former SUU head coach JR Payne as women's basketball coach

Colorado has hired JR Payne from Santa Clara as the replacement for women's basketball coach Linda Lappe. Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Utah QB Troy Williams embraces return to the Pac-12

Troy Williams was once a top-rated QB prospect but coaching changes at Washington left him wondering if he'd ever get his chance to excel at the college level. Read more »

March 27, 2016

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Utes have depth, talent on both sides of the line of scrimmage

Offensive and defensive lines may be the strength of this year's squad. Read more »

March 26, 2016

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QB Brandon Cox hoping to earn starting spot after years of fighting through injury, depth chart

Redshirt junior Brandon Cox has been healthy for a year and hopes this is the season he proves himself worthy of the starting quarterback job. He suffered through repeated foot injuries and two... Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Morning links: Former Utah Jazz scout would've drafted Darko Milicic over LeBron James; young boy 'scouts' Utah's Pro Day

"Freezing Cold Takes" Twitter account highlights comments made in 2003 by former Jazz scout; boy seen with NFL scouts on Thursday; Chris Christie's gym shorts are up for auction Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Utah football notebook: Erickson's advice, running back needs and defensive dominance

On the second day of Utah's spring football camp, the defense dominated, Whittingham discussed running back needs and assistant head coach Dennis Erickson reluctantly celebrated his birthday. Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Utah football video: Thompson dazzles at WR in pro day, Hackett says he 'runs like a penguin' and more

Kendal Thompson showed off his dynamic athletic ability during Utah's Pro Day Thursday morning, while Tom Hackett skipped running because he wanted to avoid an injury and "runs like a penguin." Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Utah football: Utes put on a show for scouts during 'Pro Day'

Scouts from 28 NFL and two CFL teams were on hand on the hill to get a closer look at Utah's prospects. Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Utah falls short at Oregon in WNIT third round

Emily Potter registered her 17th double-double of the season with 21 points and 13 rebounds to go with five blocks, but the University of Utah women’s basketball team came up short in a 73-63... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Love him or hate him, Bill Walton's World always entertains on air

ctacular, magnificent world of Bill Walton spins a tie-dyed swirl of knowledge, calculated hyperbole, educational tangents, eccentricity, props and name drops, loyalty, intellectual curiosity, the... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Morning links: Kalani Sitake keeps on dancin'; Utes' Williams, Aggies' Mays are RBs 'on the rise'

BYU football coach busts moves at Cougars men's basketball game again; Utah, Utah State running backs on list of 30 at their position who will look to make a bigger impact in 2016; 'Burgerizza' to... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Utah football notebook: Chase Hansen is team's 'insurance policy' quarterback

As Utah transitions from winter training to spring camp, coaches look to build on last year’s 10-win season. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Utah football: Utes hoping to play a little more under center in 2016

Utah fans will have to get used to a new quarterback under center this fall, but might have to become acclimated to that quarterback actually taking snaps under center, also. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Brad Rock: Utes expect a lift from Hackett 2.0

Another Australian must prove himself, but he is bigger and faster than the All-America who just finished out at the U. Hint to Pac-12: Watch the fake punt. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Utah opens cold spring camp with a hot competition at quarterback

In the battle to find the replacements for last year's starter Travis Wilson and backup Kendal Thompson, who graduated, Brandon Cox, Tyler Huntley and Troy Williams took the QB reps on the first... Read more »

March 22, 2016

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49ers sign former Hillcrest High, Utes guard Zane Beadles to three-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers have landed an experienced left guard who could fit right in and replace departed Alex Boone. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Morning links: Actor Rob Lowe recalls distracting Karl Malone; will Utah football win the Pac-12 South?

Lowe recounts bothering former Jazz great during playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers; ESPN writer makes case for Utes' success in 2016; Damian Lillard appears in New York Times on Twitter's... Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Family concerns, trusted sources helped former Utah safety Eric Weddle find a new NFL home in Baltimore

When Eric Weddle became a free agent earlier this month after nine NFL seasons with the San Diego Chargers, there were several suitors for the former University of Utah safety. Input from those... Read more »

March 22, 2016

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High-scoring Utes advance to WNIT third round after crushing Gonzaga

Junior wing Paige Crozon poured in a game-high 22 points after making five of seven shots from the floor to go with five rebounds. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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College gymnastics: Utah, SUU and USU in Salt Lake Regional, BYU in Minneapolis

The Salt Lake NCAA gymnastics regional will feature Utah, SUU and Utah State on April 2. BYU will compete in the Minneapolis regional. The top two teams from each regional advance to the NCAA... Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Utah opens spring camp with a solid foundation, a lot of changes

Utah opens spring football camp at 3 p.m. with some new coaches and a lot of new players. With 15 returning starters (six offensive, eight defensive and one kicker), the team has 99 playesr on its... Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Morning links: Recapping crazy start to NCAA Tournament; did Gonzaga managers troll Utah with 'safety first' tweet?

National writers reflect on the opening days of the Big Dance; after Bulldogs beat Utah in NCAA Tournament, team managers write interesting caption for photo of game ball; highlight video produced... Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Utah made a tearful exit from the NCAA tournament with loss to Gonzaga

Saturday's 82-59 setback in Denver wasn't how the Utes thought a 27-win season would end. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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St. Joe’s almost pulls upset, but No. 1 Oregon moves on to Sweet 16

Maybe the St. Joseph’s Hawks were just meant for late night. Over three nights inside Spokane Arena, the Hawks played two basketball games that could go down as something close to March... Read more »

March 20, 2016

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Utah gymnastics ties for second at Pac-12 championships

Utah did all it could to try and overcome a bad start at the Pac-12 gymnastics championships Saturday. But as good as it was in its final three events, the Utes finished tied for second with Oregon... Read more »

March 20, 2016

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Utah basketball: Utes thrashed by Zags, knocked out of NCAA tourney

Gonzaga guard Eric McClellan scored 22 points to lead all scorers and Domantas Sabonis picked up a double-double, as the No. 11 Bulldogs whipped No. 3 Utah 82-59 to advance to the Sweet 16. Read more »

March 19, 2016

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Utah notebook: Poeltl to decide future in the next couple of weeks, days

Jakob Poeltl didn't give a definitive answer about his future following Utah's 82-59 loss to Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Read more »

March 19, 2016

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Brad Rock: Ute stars go dark, Gonzaga shoots out the lights

Season was far from a failure, but it ended in a way none of Utah players expected. Read more »

March 19, 2016

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Utah basketball: Battle of front-court highlights matchup between Utes and Gonzaga

When No. 3 Utah matches up with No. 11 Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday evening, all eyes will be on the front-court battle, but it goes further than just that. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Utah women's basketball rolls past Montana State in WNIT opening round

“I think it was a good win for us,” said Utah coach Lynne Roberts. “I’m obviously proud of the fact everybody scored – we got to play our whole roster and we had 27... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Worlds almost collide for John Stockton and his daughters

Stockton made a bittersweet return to Salt Lake City, as an assistant coach of his daughter Lindsay and the Montana State Bobcats. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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College gymnastics: Utah's 4 teams open postseason Saturday

The fifth-ranked Utah gymnastics team will vie for a third-straight Pac-12 title Saturday, while BYU, Southern Utah and Utah State battle for the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Brad Rock: Former Ute assistant says BYU fans will be cheering for Gonzaga

Donny Daniels, now a Gonzaga assistant, says old rivalries outweigh new ones when it comes to fan emotions. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Respectful Utes, 'similar' Gonzaga ready to battle for berth in the Sweet 16

NCAA tournament showdown, with No.3-seeded 'underdog' Utes against 'elite' No. 11-seeded Gonzaga, set for Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Utah notes: Pac-12 not faring well in tourney

Five of the Utes' Pac-12 conference foes were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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New coach saw big potential for senior point guard long before the season began

The Utah women will host Big Sky regular season champion Montana State Friday at 7 p.m. at the Huntsman Center in the first round of WNIT action. Utah is 16-14 and has, by any measure, exceeded... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Morning links: Utah's football, basketball success noted; Bronco Mendenhall hasn't let Virginia players choose numbers

Utes praised for being one of only 16 teams to go to a bowl game and the NCAA Tournament this year; former BYU football coach makes interesting move in effort to help change culture with the... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Utah basketball: The difference in the Utes' win came from a timeout not called

When Fresno State took its first — and ultimately only lead — with 10:32 left in regulation, Larry Krystkowiak stood sternly from bench, but let his team play on. That decision paid off... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Runnin' Utes complete NCAA Tournament history

Here's a quick look at the history of Utah's NCAA Tournament runs, starting with the Utes' national title campaign in 1944. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Utah notes: Poeltl single-handedly outrebounds Fresno State

Sophomore grabs 18 rebounds — three more than the Bulldogs —in NCAA Tournament victory. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Advancing to next round is old tournament news for Utes

Though Utah hasn't been going to the Big Dance every year, when it happens, odds are good the Utes will stay more than one game. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Utes rebound to win NCAA tourney opener over Fresno State

Utah uses a balanced attack and a big advantage on the boards to bounce the Bulldogs, 80-69 Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Report: Former Ute offensive lineman Zane Beadles agrees to deal with 49ers

Zane Beadles has agreed to a three-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers after being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on March 3, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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2016 NBA draft tracker: A look at the potential first-round picks in the NCAA Tournament

A look at the potential first-round NBA draft picks participating in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Morning links: Jakob Poeltl, Joel Bolomboy among NCAA Tournament's 68 best players; Kalani Sitake dances

University of Utah, Weber State big men on Yahoo list; BYU football coach does The Robot at Cougars men's basketball game; former Ute Eric Weddle discusses his (lack of) beard at Ravens... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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