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Montana State names Utah associate AD Kyle Brennan as new athletic director

Utah associate athletic director Kyle Brennan has been named the new athletic director at Montana State University.

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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Utes face Fresno State in NCAA tourney opener, eager for Sweet 16 encore

Utah focused on being 'clutch' as the Big Dance gets started at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Best of the West: Ranking the 12 teams from the West in this year's dance

This year's field features 12 teams from the "Best of the West" conference field, with six champions and six at-large bids for the second straight year — though with a twist. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Brad Rock: Being big shot or dreaming big is the same to Krystkowiak

Either way, Ute coach never fully answers which is better way to enter the NCAA tournament. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Utah notes: Poeltl trying to enjoy every second of perhaps his final run with Utes

Utah's sophomore center says he isn't thinking about this possibly being his final NCAA tourney. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Morning links: Could BYU make a run to the CFB playoff?; former Ute walk-on remembers Rick Majerus

Sports Illustrated argues the Cougars' playoff case; Sid Krommenhoek reflects on time with Runnin' Utes in Medium; Trey Lyles' scuffle with Channing Frye discussed on ESPN. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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50 years later, Texas Western's victory resonates in civil rights, basketball history

The opposing team's locker room is a place Pat Riley has generally considered off-limits for almost all his basketball life: Do not enter except under extreme circumstances. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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BYU softball: BYU beats Utah, 5-4, in Deseret First Duel

A two-run homer from Libby Sugg in the seventh inning sealed BYU softball’s 5-4 win over Utah in the Deseret First Duel on Tuesday at Dumke Softball Stadium. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Brad Rock: NCAA tournament: It's all about the politics

Lobbying, ranting, bragging and finger-pointing all fold nicely into basketball and elections. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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BYU baseball: Cougars use eight pitchers in a 6-0 shutout over Utah

Some quality pitching from the bullpen, along with a big fifth inning, propelled BYU past visiting Utah under wintry conditions Tuesday. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Utah women will host opening round of WNIT Tournament; Utes offer free admission

For the first time since the 2012-13 season, the team will be competing in the postseason. The Utes (16-14) will host Montana State (21-9) this Friday at the Huntsman Center in the first round of... Read more »

March 15, 2016

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How to watch March Madness: Everything you need to know men's and women's tournaments

A look at the who, what, where, when and how of the college basketball postseason scene Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Dancing again: Utes back in the NCAA tournament

Utah is making back-to-back appearances in the Big Dance for the first time since 2004-05. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Significant involvement from Utah in successes at international rugby 7s tournament

The state with the greatest rugby talent in the country proved its worth by having multiple teams compete in the nation's biggest rugby event in Las Vegas. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: A deeper look into Utah's matchup with Fresno State in NCAA tournament

In this week's episode, DeseretNews.com writer Carter Williams takes a deeper look at Utah and its analytical tournament odds, and also chats with Fresno State expert Matthew Kenerly. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Morning links: A 'chilling' lesson for the West Coast Conference; 68-team NCAA football bracket

Gonzaga men's hoops coach Mark Few discusses strength of the WCC after just one team from the conference made NCAA Tournament; ESPN models what expanded football playoff might look like; BYU guard... Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Utah focused on 'big challenge' in NCAA tourney opener against Fresno State

Mountain West tournament champion Bulldogs enter Thursday's game in Denver with nine straight victories. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Utes in the NFL: Sealver Siliga signs with Seahawks, Paul Soliai agrees to deal with Panthers

Sealver Siliga has played the past two and a half seasons for the New England Patriots, earning a championship ring in Super Bowl XLIX, while Paul Soliai joins Carolina after two seasons in Atlanta. Read more »

March 14, 2016

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BYU softball: Cougars and Utes face off Tuesday in Salt Lake City

BYU softball faces off against Utah in the Deseret First Duel on Tuesday in Salt Lake City. Read more »

March 14, 2016

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Former Ute Eric Weddle to sign with Baltimore Ravens

Three-time Pro Bowl selection joins Ravens after nine-year stint with the San Diego Chargers ended on a sour note. Read more »

March 14, 2016

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Morning links: March Madness predictions and who leaked the bracket?

A look at some of the national conversation after the men's NCAA Tournament bracket was unveiled on Sunday. Read more »

March 14, 2016

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Utes stop shy of making it a celebration

Coach Larry Krystkowiak doesn't believe prior visits necessarily mean success in NCAA Tournament. Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Video: Utes prepare for Fresno State in opening round of NCAA tourney

While the loss lingered throughout the morning, a sense of renewal returned to the team when it saw it was the No. 3 seed playing No. 14 Fresno State Thursday in the Denver. Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Bracket breakdown: A look at all 68 teams in the NCAA tournament field

NCAA Tournament capsules for the Big 12, MWC, WAC, WCC, Sun Belt, Ohio Valley and Ivy League. Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Quack, quack: Ducks get surprising No. 1 on Selection Sunday

received a surprising No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament, joining Kansas, North Carolina and Virginia with top billing. Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Utah earns No. 3 seed in NCAA Tournament, will play No. 14 Fresno State in first round

The Utes are joined in the field by Pac-12 foes Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State and USC. Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Too many turnovers prove costly for Utes in big loss to Oregon

The Utah basketball team committed a season-high 20 turnovers, including 13 in a decisive first half in an 88-57 loss to Oregon Saturday night in the Pac-12 championship game. Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Oregon overpowers Utah in the Pac-12 championship game, 88-57

Loss snaps a nine-game winning streak by the 12th-ranked Utes on the eve of Selection Sunday. Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Utah gymnasts hit season best score to beat rival Georgia

Senior Breanna Hughes closed out senior night with a 10.0 on floor, and Utah claimed its sixth all-women's sport attendance title in Saturday's win over Georgia. Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Brad Rock: How Rick Majerus made Utes a tournament regular

Big Dance will be incomplete without mention of the fanatical man who took Utah to the Final Four. Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Who are the Fresno State Bulldogs? Taking a look at Utah's first-round NCAA tournament opponent

After losing to the MWC's last-place team, San Jose State, on Feb. 4, the Bulldogs won 11 of 12 to finish the year, including a pair of wins over San Diego State (No. 32 in RPI). Fresno State is... Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Utes advance to Pac-12 finals after a thrilling overtime win over Cal

Utah to take on Oregon in Saturday night's championship game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Pac-12 Tournament will move to larger Las Vegas arena in 2017

After four years at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the Pac-12 basketball tournament is moving to the brand-new 18,500-seat T-Mobile Arena in 2017. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Pac-12 tournament: No. 8 Oregon holds on for 95-89 OT win over No. 15 Arizona

Elgin Cook scored 22 points and No. 8 Oregon survived a wild closing sequence in regulation to beat No. 15 Arizona 95-89 in overtime Friday night in the Pac-12 semifinals. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: Talking college hoops conference tournaments and Selection Sunday bubble teams with analytics expert Ken Pomeroy

Selection Sunday is just days away and in this week's episode, national college basketball analytics expert Ken Pomeroy joins DeseretNews.com writer Carter Williams in Las Vegas to answer questions... Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Utah gymnastics: Red Rocks close out regular season Saturday vs. longtime rival Georgia

“This is always a fun meet,” said co-head coach Megan Marsden. “Our fans know this rivalry and are educated about gymnastics. And these two teams seem to bring out the best... Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Runnin' Utes' Kyle Kuzma gets good karma after talk with Larry Kystkowiak

Ute sophomore forward Kyle Kuzma came up with perhaps his best game of the season, tying his career-high with 23 points on 11-of-12 shooting and leading Utah to an 80-72 win over USC. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Brad Rock: Momentum is good for Utes — but how good?

History shows a long run-up of success isn't mandatory to winning NCAA championship. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Utah's Jakob Poeltl, Weber State's Joel Bolomboy named finalists for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

The Beehive State duo are among five players still in running for honor given to the nation's best center. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Former SLCC guard Gary Payton II, Oregon State now plays waiting game after quarterfinal loss

Gary Payton II scored 20 points and pulled down 17 rebounds, but the Beavers fell to California in the Pac-12 quarterfinals. He and the rest of the Oregon State team now have to await their NCAA... Read more »

March 11, 2016

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