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Utah gymnastics: Breanna Hughes wins all-around to pilot Utes past Huskies

“Watching an athlete achieve their absolute best is one of the reasons why we coach.”

Krystkowiak defends and explains his decision to cancel next year's Utah-BYU basketball game

SALT LAKE CITY — Larry Krystkowiak feels so strongly about canceling next year’s Utah-BYU basketball game, he’s willing to personally pay the $80,000 penalty required by the... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Rock On: BYU, Utah coming to terms (or not)

Both schools want to continue the heated basketball rivalry, but how often they play seems open to interpretation. Also, proof positive that college football in Utah has reached a crazy new level. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Best of the West: Another week of chaos in the West

Just when it was possible the Pac-12 might be giving signs of any form of predicability this season, more mayhem happened. Meanwhile, other conferences may slowly be developing their leaders this... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: A look at why the BYU-Utah hoops rivalry got put on hold

Listen to Larry Krystkowiak as he explains his decision to halt the series, as well as reaction from BYU head coach Dave Rose and Utah athletic director Dr. Chris Hill. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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U. of U. president says school will form committee to identify changes to ensure a healthier environment at athletic contests

In light of the recent news that the BYU-Utah basketball game was canceled for next season, University of Utah President David W. Pershing said Monday his school will work toward ensuring... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Utah women's basketball: Utes rally from 19 down, upset No. 21 Cal 84-79

Emily Potter scored a pair of baskets late and Utah overcame a 19-point third-quarter deficit to take an 84-79 victory over No. 21 California on Sunday. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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Utah basketball: Lorenzo Bonam's aggressiveness pays off in Ute win at Colorado

Lorenzo Bonam took heed to his coach's pregame comments and led Utah to a 56-54 victory over Colorado Friday night. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2016

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Doug Robinson: BYU-Utah cancellation is about more than a punch

Only two things have stopped the BYU-Utah rivalry since 1909: World War II and Chris Hill. Ute A.D. is being disingenuous when he conveniently blames Emery's actions for canceling next year's... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2016

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Utes come from behind to edge Colorado on Bonam's shot with 1.1 seconds left

Utah got a much-needed victory over Colorado Friday night when Lorenzo Bonam made a driving layup with 1.1 seconds left. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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With no BYU game on horizon, is Colorado now Utah's biggest rival?

Coach Larry Krystkowiak didn't want to address the issue of the suspension of the series with BYU, but he said Colorado is certainly a top rival of the Utes. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Utah gymnasts grab 196.175-193.85 win over BYU

Utah topped BYU Friday night in the Huntsman Center before a crowd of 15,023. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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NFL ties, wild-card playoffs: Timpview’s Xavier Su’a-Filo set for first postseason experience

Of the 16 local ties in this year’s NFL playoffs, one is a Utah high school product who will make his postseason debut during the wild-card weekend. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Brad Rock: Legislature, governor: Stay out of BYU-Utah politics

Forcing teams to play games is not a good plan. Allowing them to work it out -- or not -- the only sensible approach. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Utah gymnastics video: Red Rocks eager to open season against BYU Friday

The No. 4 Utah gymnastics team opens its 2016 campaign Friday against BYU and after months of practicing, the team is ready to finally get the season underway. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Out with the new, in with the old for Andy Reid and Alex Smith

Playoff-bound Andy Reid and Alex Smith have revived their careers together with the Kansas City Chiefs after being dumped by their old teams; meanwhile, the men who replaced them are looking for work. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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BYU gymnasts battle Utah Friday under new coaching staff

For the first time in 28 years, Utah and BYU gymnastics will face off without husbands and wives leading their squads, as 40-year veteran Greg Marsden retired from Utah and Brad and Dawn Cattermole... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Utes face sizeable challenge Friday night at Colorado

Ute coach Larry Krystkowiak, Jakob Poeltl insist team isn't fearful of opening Pac-12 play with an 0-3 mark. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Utah football: Utes name Shah, Ena as co-special team coordinators

Shah and Ena will replace Morgan Scalley, who was named defensive coordinator on Monday, at team news release said. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Decision 2016: Will Utah center Jayce Johnson play this season?

Will freshman center Jayce Johnson, who joined the team mid-December after enrolling early, play this year? That's a difficult decision that's still being weighed. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Morning links: Bill Walton, Gov. Herbert sound off on BYU-Utah cancellation; are the Jazz in the WNBA?; crazy trick shot from Weber State

Eclectic college basketball commentator and Utah leader react to news of Cougars and Utes calling off rivalry; mishap appears on stat sheet in San Antonio; Weber State hoopster hits trick shot. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Peavler: Canceling the BYU-Utah game next season is a loss for everyone

BYU and Utah will not play basketball for the first time since World War II next season after the Utes decided to cancel next year's game in Provo. This is one of those rare instances in sports... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Brad Rock: Utah's breakup with BYU only makes things worse

Canceling games over emotions and rough play is a bad precedent in college basketball. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Utah, BYU fans react to men's basketball rivalry cancellation

Supporters of both schools respond on Twitter after BYU announces that Utah won't play in annual game this year. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Krystkowiak requests interruption of rivalry series with BYU, Rose not happy about it

BYU announced Wednesday that the rival schools will not meet on the hardwood next season, indicating that Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak informed Dave Rose the game will not happen. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Utah gymnast MaKenna Merrell ready to roll against her childhood team: BYU

“They’re ‘Utah gymnastics fans’ is about as far as I can get my family to go,” laughed Merrell. “But even though they are BYU fans, they are all rooting for... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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BYU wide receivers coach Guy Holliday takes same position at Utah; Utes shuffle two on staff

Utah athletics department confirms Sports Illustrated report that Holliday will move north; Fred Whittingham Jr. will be tight ends coach, and Lewis Powell will be defensive line coach. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Morning links: Twitter reacts to Holliday leaving BYU for Utah; Steve Smith explains decision to return to Baltimore

Fans of Cougars and Utes chime in on social media after news breaks that Guy Holliday will switch schools; former Utah receiver discusses putting off retirement; how ex-Ute Alex Smith and the... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Utah basketball: Krystkowiak positive about the state of the program

After opening Pac-12 play with losses at Stanford and Cal, Utes gearing up for a Friday night game at Colorado. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Morning links: Morgan Scalley 'grateful' to be Utes' new defensive coordinator; Westchester Knicks GM talks Jimmer

Scalley tweets after being named Utah's defensive coordinator on Monday; ex-NBA player discusses Jimmer Fredette; Simi Fehoko talks about Stanford decision. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Best of the West: Trying to crack the western college basketball puzzle

Aside from a possibly one team, it may be impossible to piece together any of the western conferences this season. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Utes continue Pac-12 opening road swing Friday at Colorado

Utah knocked from the national rankings after falling to win at Stanford and California, Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Week 17 NFL locals roundup & gallery: Ansah gets another sack, Clay strong on returns and Tukuafu scores

Former BYU Cougar Ziggy Ansah recorded yet another sack, along with three quarterback hits, to help lead the local effort during the final week of the NFL season. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Rock On: Ute hoops are pageant-worthy

Also, Bronco channels Bronco with the Virginia media. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Utah football: Pease retires as Utes defensive coordinator, Scalley tabbed as replacement

Utah football defensive coordinator John Pease has retired and special teams coordinator Morgan Scalley has been named his replacement at the position, Utah athletics officials announced Monday... Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Top 25 men's basketball: Utah drops out while Kansas moves to No. 1 and will face No. 2 Oklahoma tonight

and Oklahoma moved to the top two spots in The Associated Press' college basketball poll and the Big 12 schools will meet Monday night. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Five-star Snow College offensive lineman Garett Bolles commits to Utah

Beehive State native, former BYU commit chooses Utah over some of the most storied programs in the country. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Morning links: Remembering Stuart Scott; BYU, Utah commits play at Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

Twitter reflects on one-year anniversary of sportscaster's death; future Cougars, Utes go on national stage; GoFundMe created for former Ute Eric Weddle. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Meet the 16 players with Utah ties on this year's NFL playoff rosters

The NFL playoff field is set, and 16 players with Utah ties will be on this year's postseason rosters. Here's a look at each of them. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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Utah notes: Chapman starts, Kuzma comes off the bench

Utes shake things up with the starting line-up in Sunday's 71-58 loss at California. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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Utah basketball: Utes drop a 71-58 decision at California, start conference play 0-2

For the first time since their second season in the conference (2012-13), the Utah Utes are 0-2 in Pac-12 play. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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20 years ago: A classic Utah-BYU thriller

Editor's note: Every Sunday, the Deseret News takes a quick look back into our archives. Just because 15th-ranked Utah had beaten six previous opponents at the Huntsman Center by an average of... Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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Utes made things even more tough on the road

Free-throw woes proved costly in Friday's 70-68 overtime loss at Stanford. Utah visits California on Sunday. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Utah football: Timpview's Samson Nacua commits to sign with the Utes

Timpview's Samson Nacua is excited to perhaps follow in the footsteps of former T-Bird great and current Utah Ute Britain Covey. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Randy Hollis: Here's the best and worst of what's to come in 2016

As much as we like to look back and dwell on the past, it's more fun (and much less frustrating) to look ahead to what the future might bring. So here are some things that could and, in some cases,... Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Andrews scores 35, Washington beats No. 25 UCLA 96-93 in 2OT

SEATTLE — Andrew Andrews matched his career-high with 35 points, including five straight points midway through the second overtime, and Washington held on to beat No. 25 UCLA 96-93 in double... Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Utah notes: Kyle Kuzma continuing to produce in second year with Utes

Sophomore forward finished with 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds in a 70-68 loss to Stanford on Friday night. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2016

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Down on The Farm: Utes let Pac-12 opener slip away at Stanford

No. 21 Utah drops a heartbreaking 70-68 overtime decision in a game it led for nearly 34 minutes. Cardinal sins — missed free throws and turnovers — cost the Utes dearly down the... Read more »

Jan. 1, 2016

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McCaffrey leads Stanford's 45-16 Rose Bowl romp over Iowa

Stanford barely missed out on the College Football Playoff, and Christian McCaffrey almost won the Heisman Trophy. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2016

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How to watch Utah football stars, local commits in high school All-America games

Several football players from the state of Utah, as well as athletes committed to local schools, will play in high school All-American games over the next two weekends. Here's a look at who will be... Read more »

Jan. 1, 2016

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Utah basketball: New addition Jayce Johnson making immediate impact in practice

Early enrollee, a 7-foot freshman center who graduated high school early, has brought a new level of physicality to the Utes in practice. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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