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U. stadium gets bigger scoreboard, better sound system

Anyone driving on 500 South by Rice-Eccles Stadium has probably seen it: a new giant video scoreboard.

Morning links: Taysom Hill a Top 25 QB?; Gordon Hayward converses with The Rock; U. LB poised for breakout

Sporting News identifies BYU senior as one of the country's top signal callers; Utah Jazz forward wishes celebrity a happy birthday; Ute linebacker Sunia Tauteoli primed for a breakout season? Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Dick Harmon: SUU, Kaufusi big winners in NFL draft

Pre-draft projections for BYU's Bronson Kaufusi and Southern Utah's LeShaun Sims and Miles Killebrew held through last week's NFL draft. Southern Utah deserves much credit for putting two players... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Report: Utah's Poeltl, Weber State's Bolomboy invited to NBA draft combine

ESPN's Jeff Goodman compiled a list of players who have reportedly been invited to next week's NBA draft combine, and it includes a pair of players from Utah colleges. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Utah's deputy A.D. is the new boss at Montana State

Kyle Brennan, who has been at the U. since 2008, is now the athletic director in Bozeman. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Report: Utah deputy athletics director Kyle Brennan to become AD at Montana State

The Bozeman Chronicle reports that Brennan will leave Utah. He had been with the Utes' athletic department since 2008. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Morning links: Bronson Kaufusi could be on 'Game of Thrones'; BYU's Alexa Gray to play pro volleyball in Korea

Fun stories surround local NFL draftees; former star, fiancee of Cougars quarterback Tanner Mangum to play volleyball abroad; Andrew Bogut, Damian Lillard discuss upbringings Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Arizona State's Rahm, Stanford come out on top at Pac-12 golf tournament

Arizona State's Jon Rahm, the No. 1-ranked amateur in the world, came from six shots behind to capture the individual title at the Pac-12 golf championships, while Stanford won the team title by 29... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Cal's Limbhasut takes big lead at Pac-12 golf, Stanford still leads team race

Cal sophomore K.K. Limbhasut shot his third straight 66 Saturday to take a six-stroke lead at the Pac-12 golf championships, while Stanford extended its lead in the team race to 12 shots. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Bronco-bound Booker is Utah's only NFL draftee

Running back tabbed by defending Super Bowl champion Denver in the fourth round. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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

The Utah softball team was in second place in the Pac-12 heading into Friday's game at Washington. The players and coaches said the team has improved each year, with this year's expectations being... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Morning links: Which local prospects could get taken in NFL draft on Friday? Enes Kanter loving OKC

Will Kyler Fackrell and Bronson Kaufusi be the only Beehive State players selected on the second day of the NFL draft? Former Jazzman is enjoying his time with the Thunder; NFL launches Newborn Fan... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Ranking the 38 Utah ties selected in the NFL draft's 3rd round

Since the first NFL draft in 1936, 38 players with Utah ties have been taken in the third round. Here's how they stack up against each other. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Booker, other locals could get NFL draft calls on Friday

BYU's Bronson Kaufusi, Utah State's Kyler Fackrell and Southern Utah's Miles Killebrew join Utah running back as players who may be taken on day two. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Having freshman QBs is a mixed bag for Utah

Four-year starters can discourage recruits, but if the team is good enough, the program sells itself. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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How to watch the NFL Draft on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

With 14 players with local ties in the draft mix and with plenty of intrigue — two team have already made trades to move up or down — the 2016 edition of the NFL draft looks to be a fun... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Morning links: 4 Utahns on ESPN 300 football recruiting list; presidential candidates talk hoops

Quartet is among best 300 high school football recruits in the country for the 2017 class; Lowell Lotulelei, Luke Falk among Pac-12's 10 best prospects for next year's draft; presidential... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Video: Former Ute Steve Smith takes teen with autism to prom

Video shows Baltimore Ravens wide receiver at school dance with 18-year-old Aubrey Bridges. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Top collegiate golfers are in town for Pac-12 golf tournament

The Pac-12 men's golf championships will be played this weekend at the Salt Lake Country Club with all 12 schools competing in the 72-hole tournament. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: Several local prospects hoping to hear names called in NFL Draft

In this week's episode, DeseretNews.com writers Carter Williams and Brandon Judd discuss the NFL Draft, which opens Thursday night in Chicago. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Local players who might hear their names this weekend

There is a larger-than-usual number of players in the mix to be drafted (six Utah Utes, three SUU Thunderbirds, three Utah State Aggies and two BYU Cougars) and there is a large spread of where... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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The Utah Utes football team is home for quarterback Brandon Cox

Head coach Kyle Whittingham always talks about being the "next man up" and Brandon Cox is taking advantage of the opportunity. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Morning links: BYU's Eric Mika returns from mission, reunites with Nick Emery, TJ Haws; Star Lotulelei's team option exercised

Cougars big man appears in photo with teammates; former Ute to remain with Carolina Panthers through the 2017 season; ex-Ute Eric Rowe featured by Vice Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Utah has several NFL draft prospects this year

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham noted that many players could get an opportunity — via draft or free agency. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Booker's path to the NFL approaches completion

Running back had a stellar career at Utah — leaving with two 1,000-yard seasons and a degree in sociology. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Morning links: Former Ute Jason Washburn wins Finals MVP in Europe; ex-Cougar Brandon Davies meets Y. soccer team in Italy

Big man takes home honor after leading team to Balkan International Basketball League championship; former BYU star poses for photo with Greg Wrubell; Trey Lyles is good at mini golf Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Morning links: NFL Draft prospect news roundup for former BYU, USU, Utah and SUU players

A number of 2016 NFL Draft prospects who played collegiately at Beehive state schools have been noted over the past few days as the draft draws near Read more »

April 25, 2016

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U. students, doctor develop device to make intubation easier on patients

University of Utah students are helping to develop a new medical device that would make intubation procedures safer for patients. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham takes stock of a 'much more productive' spring

Earlier this week, Whittingham noted the quarterbacks, wide receivers and linebackers were among the areas making the biggest improvements. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Brad Rock: Faces change, results don't with Whittingham, Scalley-led Ute defense

First-year defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley comes from a long line of successful predecessors — not to mention the Kyle Whittingham coaching tree. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Huntley shows poise, growth in leading White team to Spring Game victory (+video)

SALT LAKE CITY – While some may see the Red and White game as meaningless entertainment, freshman Tyler Huntley decided to treat it like a regular football game. The result was an... Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Utah quarterback Brandon Cox eager to show his stuff at Utes' Red and White game

Quarterbacks Brandon Cox and Tyler Huntley are slated to see extensive action in the camp finale at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Cal announces 10-year apparel deal with Under Armour

California announced a 10-year apparel contract with Under Armour. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Report: Higher starting wages part of the value of a Utah college education

The cost of attending college continues to go up in Utah and across the country. But the average starting wages for college graduates in the state is also on the rise, according to a recent... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Morning links: Andy Phillips tries out for Utah QB, meets Tony Finau; Prince was a sports fan

Utah Utes kicker shares items on social media; music legend who passed away Thursday played basketball, attended French Open; Tiger Woods profiled by Wright Thompson. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Utah football: Jason Thompson looks forward to senior year he didn't expect, Whittingham talks about bowl games

Senior safety Jason Thompson looks forward to senior year he didn't expect, coach Kyle Whittingham talks about NCAA bowl game changes. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Ranking the 26 Utah ties selected in the NFL Draft's first round

There have been 26 players with Utah ties selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since it began in 1936. How do they stack up against each other? Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Utah football: 6 storylines to watch for at Utes' Red-White spring game

For the football fan looking to get his or her gridiron fix, Utah's annual spring game is set for Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Here are some of the storylines to watch for. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Utah football: Chase Hansen will open fall camp on defense

Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham says quarterback-turned-safety Chase Hansen, who is coming back from an injury, is slated to pick up where he left off. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Krystkowiak says Runnin' Utes are 'chopping wood'

Utah is determined to keep on grinding despite disappointing end to an otherwise strong season. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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NBA mock draft roundup: Who will the Jazz select? Where will Jakob Poeltl land?

A look at what NBA draft analysts are saying about who the Utah Jazz might draft and where University of Utah big man Jakob Poeltl could end up. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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UVU baseball: Wolverines outlast Utes to sweep season series

Utah Valley University outlasted the University of Utah, 12-11, in 10 innings on Tuesday night at Smith's Ballpark to sweep the season series between the in-state rivals. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Utah football: Utes open final week of spring camp

Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham is pleased with the progress after 13 practices. Only two sessions remain. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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NFL locals roundup: Daniel Sorensen re-signs with Chiefs, Kaelin Clay with Ravens

Exclusive-rights free agents Daniel Sorensen (BYU) and Kaelin Clay (Utah) signed tenders Monday with their respective teams. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Utes hoping to build $7.5 million on-campus baseball stadium

Conceptual plans call for a 2,000-seat facility on Guardsman Way. If money is raised and approvals granted, the Utes may have a new home in 2018. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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NFL draft: Who will be picked first, Kaufusi, Booker, Fackrell or Killebrew?

There’s no sure-fire first-round NFL draft prospect from the state of Utah this year, but four colleges from around the state each have a player who could become the first instate player to... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Dean of U. law school runs 100 miles to raise money for scholarships, raise awareness about issues

Bob Adler, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, ran the Zion 100 ultra marathon to raise scholarship money for U. law school students, as well as raising awareness about the issues that keep... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Morning links: BYU with 3 of top 25 nonconference football games (Utah being one); can RSL win the MLS Cup?

Orlando Sentinel writer breaks down the best out-of-conference contests in 2016; RSL's hot start debated; former Utah State Aggie Zach Vigil loves horses Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Utah football: Flores impressed with his visit

The headline speaker at the Utes' coaching clinic checks things out while in town. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Report: Former Utah forward Chris Reyes transferring to Pepperdine

According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, former Utah forward Chris Reyes is headed back to his home state to play his final college basketball season for Pepperdine. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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