Former Utahn Chris Maathuis, who is now the sports director of the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, says goodbye to Utah and good riddance to BYU as both schools officially leave the Mountain West Conference at midnight.

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— Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News asks, "How do you assess Utah?"

— With Pac-12 day approaching,'s Ted Miller compiled an all-time Pac-10 football squad.

— is reporting that the Lakers could announce the hiring of former Utah coach Jim Boylen as an assistant as early as Friday.

— And last, but not least . . . the Utes are ranked No. 23 in the nation by writers in the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

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