Tom Smart, Deseret News
Utah Utes linebacker Brian Blechen (4) and Utah Utes defensive back Eric Rowe (18) tackle UCLA Bruins quarterback Kevin Prince (4) Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bud Withers of the Seattle Times takes a close look at the Pac-12 bowl situation and predicts Utah will end up in the Sun Bowl.

However, a Sun Bowl official brought up the possibility that the Utes could be picked to play in the Alamo Bowl instead.

— Jon Wilner notes that future Pac-12 rivalry games could be played in October.

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday is up for the challenges ahead.

— The Idaho Statesman profiled Utah basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak earlier this week.

— ESPN 700 has Utah football and basketball interviews online.