Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham holds the trophy with Utah quarterback Brian Johnson (3) after beating Alabama winning the 2009 Allstate Sugar Bowl, at the Superdome, in New Orleans, LA. Friday Jan. 2, 2009. Photo by Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News and ESPN The Magazine are seeking fan votes on the best sports moments in each state's history. Utah's "Great State Debate" ballot includes several options for U. followers — Utah's 1944 NCAA basketball title; Utah's win over North Carolina in the 1998 Final Four; and Utah's Fiesta Bowl championship team in 2004-05.

— Andy Katz of ESPN looks at coaches optimism that Pac-12 basketball can bounce back next season.

Former Ute receiver Brian Hernandez has signed with the Washington Redskins.

— wraps up the Pac-12's spring meetings.

— A couple of free offerings on Utah basketball recruits Jarred DuBois and Dakarai Tucker from