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For Star Lotulelei, Super Bowl loss leaves him at a loss for words

Star Lotulelei didn't have a lot to say after his Carolina Panthers lost to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

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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Locals and the NFL playoffs: Alex Smith, Chiefs fighting for higher playoff seed in AFC

Former Utah quarterback Alex Smith will be headed to the NFL postseason for the fourth time in his career, and his Kansas City Chiefs will be the No. 3, No. 5 or No. 6 seed in the AFC, depending on... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Utah men's basketball: Utes to open Pac-12 play at Stanford

No. 21 Utah (11-2) set to begin conference slate with three consecutive road games. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Cal quarterback Jared Goff leaving early for NFL draft

California quarterback Jared Goff is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Utahns who made us love sports in 2015

After covering sports in the state of Utah in 2015, these 15 players and coaches stood out for the way they made us smile, laugh and cry — sometimes at the same time (we're looking at you,... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Gaglianone's 29-yard field goal lifts Badgers over USC

Rafael Gaglianone kicked a 29-yard field goal with 2:27 left to lift No. 23 Wisconsin to a 23-21 victory against Southern California in the Holiday Bowl on Wednesday night. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Former Utah quarterback Conner Manning says he's transferring to Georgia State

Conner Manning is heading to Georgia State, the former Utah quarterback announced via social media Wednesday night. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Former Ute, Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith returning for 2016 NFL season

Steve Smith will play a 16th NFL season in 2016 after announcing Wednesday that he will be back. Smith torn his Achilles in November, ending his 2015 season, which he had previously said would be... Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Links: Ziggy Ansah mic'd up; Eric Weddle's punishment a 'joke'; Troy Warner talks BYU decision

Former BYU standout wears microphone during Detroit Lions game; ex-NFL player Booger McFarland blasts San Diego Chargers on ESPN; four-star football recruit discusses why he chose to play for BYU. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: Recapping the year's top sports headlines and our favorite athletes of 2015

The DeseretNews.com sports staff breaks down the top headlines and the influential sports people of the 2015 year. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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New coaches, rivalry renewed and programs rising: The top 10 local sports stories of 2015

A somewhat stunning changing of the guard at BYU, a wild rivalry-game renewal in Las Vegas and the impressive rise of the University of Utah football and men's basketball teams top our list of the... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Week 16 NFL locals roundup & gallery: Alex Smith leads Chiefs to playoffs

Former Utah Ute Nate Orchard again filled up the stat sheet for the Cleveland Browns in their 17-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Doug Robinson: College football season's best and worst

The best and worst (and other dubious recognition) for the 2015 college football season. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Utah basketball: Slow start doesn't stop Utes from rolling past College of Idaho

Utah enters league play with a four-game win streak, including back-to-back outings of 100 points or more as it defeated Delaware State 105-58 prior to the win over Idaho. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Local flavor in the NBA (and beyond): Fredette shines, Lillard sits

A look at how the NBA and D-League players with local ties have performed on the floor over the last month. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Former Ute, Chargers safety Eric Weddle just got fined $10,000 for ... being a dad?

San Diego Chargers levy fine on star player Eric Weddle after he watched his daughter perform a halftime show. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Rock On: BYU's hires, beautiful people and Detmer-Favre exchange

Also, a response Ty Detmer should use when his credentials are called into question. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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High-tech smart helmet could protect football players from brain damage

A team of University of Utah researchers is working on a "smart helmet" that would greatly reduce the risk of concussions by releasing air from bladders embedded throughout the inside of the helmet. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Q&A on drug testing with NCAA medical chief

The NCAA has been randomly testing athletes at its championship events and football bowl games for performance enhancing and recreational drugs since 1986. In 2014, the penalty for testing positive... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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AP Exclusive: Utah among schools easing athlete penalties for marijuana

At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs,... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Morning links: BYU-Big 12 talk heats back up; Tom Hackett featured in Australian news

Sports Illustrated takes a deep look at the future of the Big 12 Conference, and whether or not it could include the Cougars; former Utah Utes punter highlighted in native country's news; Jazz's... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Thankfully, preseason diet of cupcakes is almost over for Big Four men's hoops teams

As we turn the final page of the 2015 calendar, we'll not only be saying goodbye to another year but we'll also thankfully say good riddance to Big Four collegiate men's preseason basketball games... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015

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Former Beehive State collegians extending careers overseas

Former Beehive State collegians extending careers overseas. Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015

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Ex-Ute Elliss, now Broncos chaplain, offers both spiritual, financial help

When Gary Kubiak was hired to coach the Denver Broncos, he wanted a full-time chaplain. That led him to Luther Elliss. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015

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In Focus: Top Utah sports photos of 2015 gallery

This is a small sampling of the great body of sports photography by the Deseret News photographers in 2015. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015

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Former Ute, Chiefs' Alex Smith showing Browns' Johnny Manziel path to success

He was supposed to be the savior of a downtrodden franchise, a mobile quarterback with plenty of arm strength to keep defenses honest, and enough moxie to lead his team to respectability. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2015

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Utah wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield will not return to team

Kyle Whittingham announces that Stubblefield's time with the Utes has ended after two seasons. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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