Jul 13, 2019 7:31 pm MDTPixie dust and basketball: Mark Madsen and his improbable journey from the NBA to Utah Valley Mark Madsen had a charmed career as a player at every level of the game; now he's the head coach at UVU, after having spent the past few years coaching the likes of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
Doug Robinson is a general columnist, sports columnist and feature writer for the Deseret News, where he has worked since 1978. He began his career as a sports writer. "Everything I am today I blame on Lee Benson," he says. Robinson grew up in an Air Force family, living in Europe and various regions of the U.S. He attended Utah State on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a degree in journalism. He has written lengthy profiles on many of Utah's most famous residents, including Hot Rod Hundley, Roma Downey, Kurt Bestor, Larry Miller, LaVell Edwards, Kyle Whittingham, Orrin Hatch, Jake Garn, Al Rounds, Jerry Sloan, SheDaisy, Ron Yengich, Rulon Gardener, Sheri Dew, President Gordon B. and Marjorie P. Hinckley. Robinson has won more than 100 local, regional and national writing awards. He is the author of "DRIVEN," the "autobiography" of Larry H. Miller. Robinson and his wife Lori have three children — Preston, Collin, Carly — and a black lab named Zoee. On the side, Robinson has coached high school athletic teams since 1990.
Jul 12, 2019 2:56 pm MDTDoug Robinson: Why NBA player movement is systemically flawed The NBA avoided creation of another Super (Duper) Team and finally achieved a more even distribution of talent in the recent free agent free-for-all, but only because none of the stars wanted to play with LeBron James
Jul 3, 2019 5:27 pm MDTDoug Robinson: After free agency, Utah Jazz, league will be much different next season Finally, free agency appears to have put eight to 10 teams in contention for the championship next season — including the Jazz — all of which is a rarity in the era of the Super Team. But if Leonard chooses the Lakers, all that will change.
Jun 19, 2019 3:14 pm MDTDoug Robinson: Why the Jazz passing on the crapshoot known as the NBA draft makes sense The odds are against teams finding real contributors in the draft, especially when picking where the Jazz are this year; they chose instead to trade this year's first-round pick and next year's first-round pick — and last year's first-round pick.
Jun 4, 2019 12:35 pm MDTBYU sending its strongest team in years to NCAA track and field championships BYU men's team, led by a herd of strong distance runners, ranks fourth in the nation behind Texas Tech, Florida and LSU, while the women rank 15th. The Cougars qualified 23 athletes for the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Texas.