Mike Sorensen has covered sports at the Deseret News since 1979. He has covered golf his entire career and nearly every sport you can think of, but for the past 15 years his main beats have been college football and college basketball. He also writes a weekly column that appears on Mondays. Mike has won numerous writing awards both locally and nationally, more than 20 in the past decade alone. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Connie, and they are the parents of four terrific children and have one remarkable grandchild. His father, Parry, was a beloved professor at the University of Utah for more than 40 years.
Mar 21, 2019 10:28 pm MDTGonzaga gets another blowout victory with 38-point romp over Fairleigh Dickinson The Gonzaga basketball team has made a habit of winning games in blowout fashion all season and the Bulldogs did it again Thursday night with an 87-49 victory over an outmanned Fairleigh Dickinson squad.
Mar 20, 2019 5:42 pm MDTKillian Tillie, who almost became a Ute, could be key player in Gonzaga's NCAA run Killian TIllie nearly followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Kim, who played for four years for the University of Utah, but decided to go to Gonzaga, where he's been a key player when he's been healthy.
Mar 16, 2019 9:11 pm MDTUSU's Sam Merrill nets MVP honors and has big aspirations for NCAAs Sam Merrill led the Utah State basketball team to the Mountain West Conference basketball title by scoring 24 points and netting MVP honors Saturday afternoon. Now he hopes to lead the Aggies to their first NCAA victory in 18 years later this week.
Mar 16, 2019 6:15 pm MDTUtah State leaves no doubt, wins MWC Tournament with 64-57 victory over San Diego State The Utah State basketball team had probably already wrapped up an NCAA berth, but it left no doubt by winning the Mountain West Conference basketball tournament Saturday afternoon with a 64-57 victory over San Diego State.