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.
Apr 16, 2019 1:04 pm MDTDoug Robinson: Mark Pope was the easy choice at BYU, but he faces difficult task Eleven years after he dropped out of med school, Mark Pope becomes BYU's men's basketball coach. He'll need to buck the college trend and keep teams together for four years — and recruit nationally and internationally if he wants to succeed.
Apr 7, 2019 5:00 pm MDTDoug Robinson: Hooray, NFL just added another video review In a typical overreaction to the infamous Saints-Rams no-call, the NFL decides to review called and UNCALLED pass interference penalties, thus subjecting fans to even more down time and making pass coverage even more difficult.
Apr 3, 2019 1:27 pm MDTDoug Robinson: Why a new basketball-only conference would be a boon to BYU, Utah State Why not choose the best 12 teams from the West, not counting Pac-12 teams, and put them in a newly created league (call it the West 12 Conference), starting with Gonzaga, BYU and Utah State.
Mar 21, 2019 1:23 pm MDTDoug Robinson: It's been a long time coming, but the Utah State Aggies are back at last Utah State has been trying to recover since it was frozen out of the WAC in 1962 and now, finally, the football and basketball programs are making waves again, just as they were doing in the 1960s.
Mar 8, 2019 1:51 pm MST'Everything she's done is for those kids:' Meet the real hero behind BYU's Yoeli Childs Following a divorce, Kara Childs worked three jobs to support her sons, Yoeli (the BYU basketball player) and Masay, juggling her schedule so she could be a full-time mom. “We were the three musketeers, grinding and getting things done,” she says
Mar 3, 2019 7:15 pm MSTFull circle ... Former Utah Utes OC Andy Ludwig back in familiar territory Andy Ludwig, who coached Utah's offense during the unbeaten 2008 season, returns as OC after making 14 moves in 32 years as a coach. He hopes to settle down at Utah. "I was Kyle's first OC," he says. "My intention is to be his last OC."
Feb 4, 2019 1:02 pm MSTBYU basketball's Gavin Baxter following the family's athletic tradition His mother was a record-setting sprinter at BYU, his father a basketball player at BYU, his sister a sprinter at BYU. Now the baton has been passed to Gavin Baxter, the youngest of the family and a promising freshman on the BYU basketball team.