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Kurt Kragthorpe and Kyle Goon
Kurt Kragthorpe and Kyle Goon cover University of Utah sports teams for The Salt Lake Tribune.
Updated on Apr 15, 2014 02:46PM
Arizona's basketball program took a big hit Tuesday when freshman forward Aaron Gordon and junior guard Nick Johnson entered the NBA draft. But this offseason's developments may turn into a win for th...

Updated on Apr 8, 2014 10:55AM
College basketball's offseason has just begun, and Arizona is the team to beat in 2015.
The Wildcats received the No. 1 ranking in Sporting News' early look at next season, just ahead of Kentucky....

Updated on Mar 31, 2014 01:42PM
The retirement of California basketball coach Mike Montgomery will resonate throughout Utah. As Montana's former coach, Montgomery has been a mentor to Utah State coach Stew Morrill and Utah coach Lar...

Updated on Mar 31, 2014 01:09PM
In 2008, when UCLA concluded its three-year run of Final Four appearances, it certainly seemed unlikely that no school from the conference now known as the Pac-12 would reach that stage of the NCAA me...

Updated on Mar 27, 2014 06:13PM
Thursday is a big night for the Pac-12, with three conference schools involved in the four games being staged in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Stanford and UCLA both play in Memphis, Tenn...

Updated on Mar 21, 2014 08:20AM
I would defy anyone to come up with a catch-all label for the Pac-12's performance Thursday in the NCAA Tournament's round of 64.
The conference was all over the map, while winning decisively (Or...

Updated on Mar 16, 2014 06:27PM
Selection Sunday went pretty much as expected for the Pac-12, with six teams receiving NCAA Tournament bids and little surprise in their seeding.
The conference drew No. 1 (Arizona), No. 4 (UCLA),...

Updated on Mar 14, 2014 12:26PM
Billy "The Hill" McGill, who averaged 38.8 points as a Utah senior in 1962, will be inducted into the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor today in a ceremony preceding the conference tournament semi...

Updated on Mar 13, 2014 10:08AM
The Utah Utes have competed favorably against the Pac-12's flagship program over three seasons, but haven't actually beaten Arizona.
Could it happen today in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tourna...

Updated on Mar 12, 2014 08:23AM
Arizona is better than even-money favorite to win the Pac-12 basketball tournament, and the oddsmakers also like No. 8 seed Utah's chances of winning four games this week a lot more than No. 9 seed Wa...

Updated on Mar 7, 2014 07:03AM
The only resolution stemming from Washington's loss to UCLA on Thursday night is the Huskies are out of contention for a possible tie for third place in the Pac-12 men's basketball standings.

Updated on Mar 3, 2014 11:43AM

The Pac-12 men's basketball standings are more jumbled than ever, going into the final week of the regular season.
One game separates six teams, from Nos. 4 through 9.
The fun part is t...

Updated on Feb 24, 2014 02:41PM
Two weeks remain in the Pac-12's regular-season basketball schedule, and the battle for top-four seeds is every bit as competitive as when I last checked, prior to spending most of February at the Oly...

Updated on Feb 4, 2014 12:24AM
As the second half of the Pac-12 men's basketball schedule begins Wednesday, the standings reflect the potential for a crazy week in Las Vegas next month.
Utah's status as the No. 10 seed, if the...

Updated on Jan 17, 2014 01:53PM
For the second offseason in a row, Stanford football coach David Shaw has lost one of his coordinators.
Derek Mason, a former Utah assistant who was Shaw's defensive coordinator for the Cardinal'...

Updated on Jan 16, 2014 09:32AM
Steve Sarkisian's new job as USC's football coach has become more difficult because of defections.
In the Pac-12, the biggest impact of the early-entry list for the NFL draft came with the Trojan...

Updated on Jan 15, 2014 04:19PM
As closely as I follow the football coaching profession, particularly the comings and goings of assistants who have worked at Utah schools, I was stumped recently in recalling Utah's offensive line co...

Updated on Jan 8, 2014 11:42PM

Utah will face Arizona State and Stanford, last year’s Pac-12 division winners, and Oregon in a three-week November stretch that likely will define the Utes’ third seas...

Updated on Jan 7, 2014 12:05PM
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham introduced former Wyoming coach Dave Christensen as his offensive coordinator Tuesday, while making a point not to "bash" the current staff members who formerly held that t...

Updated on Jan 6, 2014 11:57AM
The trend of college football players leaving school early to enter the NFL draft has reached a point where it is big news whenever a star athlete chooses to stay for another year.
That's certain...

Updated on Jan 1, 2014 12:31PM
The Pac-12 can complete a successful bowl season in the Rose Bowl.
Resounding wins by Arizona and UCLA on New Year's Eve helped the conference collectively redeem itself after Arizona State's los...

Updated on Dec 31, 2013 08:53AM

Thanks to Arizona State's 37-23 loss to Texas Tech in the Holiday Bowl, Washington State is off the hook and the narrative of the Pac-12's bowl domination has changed.
It also means that I hav...

Updated on Dec 30, 2013 07:27AM
Not surprisingly, considering the matchups, the Pac-12 is making a postseason surge in football. USC, Oregon State and Washington have won bowl games by at least 15 points - which only serves to remin...

Updated on Dec 27, 2013 08:10AM
Even with the variable of an interim coach, Washington will further define its season in Friday's Fight Hunger Bowl vs. BYU at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
The Huskies would like to think of themse...

Updated on Dec 24, 2013 07:28AM
Washington State already ruined the Pac-12's opportunity to go unbeaten in the bowl season, but now Oregon State will try to break its own losing streak.
The Beavers (6-6), lost their last five g...

Updated on Dec 20, 2013 07:58AM

Because the Pac-12 sent only team to a BCS game, the conference's bowl lineup is stacked in its favor. Basically, every bowl-eligible team moved up in the selection order or - in the cases of Arizo...

Updated on Dec 18, 2013 01:04PM
UCLA offensive guard Xavier Su'a Filo, from Timpview High School in Provo, and Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton each earned a Morris Trophy in recognition of the Pac-12's best linemen.

Updated on Dec 11, 2013 11:29AM

In my first trip to the Pac-12’s Football Media Day in Los Angeles, I was struck by the collection of quarterbacking talent milling around the courtyard on that July day in 20...

Updated on Dec 6, 2013 08:03AM
Chris Petersen's move from Boise State to Washington will make Pac-12 football competition more challenging for Utah, but the side effect is that Utah State and BYU may have an easier time dealing wit...

Updated on Dec 3, 2013 04:10PM
There was one possible way by which Utah and other football programs in the Pac-12 South could have benefited from USC's hiring of Steve Sarkisian, but that's been eliminated.
If Washington had h...

Updated on Dec 3, 2013 09:33AM
USC's hiring of Steve Sarkisian as the Trojans' football coach affects Washington, Utah and potentially BYU.
Sarkisian's return to USC, where he spent seven years as an assistant coach, is a rare...

Updated on Nov 28, 2013 10:49AM
After nearly three months of predictability, Pac-12 football became wildly unpredictable last week. Who would have imagined Washington's scoring 69 points at Oregon State or Arizona's holding Oregon t...

Updated on Nov 24, 2013 01:06PM
Saturday was a humbling day for a lot of people involved in Pac-12 football, including those of us who try to forecast what will happen in those games.
The Pac-12 has been a fairly predictable con...

Updated on Nov 21, 2013 03:36PM
This is one of the Pac-12's few six-game Saturdays of the 2013 season, and it's a good schedule. Whether teams are playing for the South division title, the Axe, bowl eligibility or simply positive mo...

Updated on Nov 21, 2013 07:28AM
Correction: UCLA defeated Arizona State 45-43 last season in Tempe, Ariz. My recent column previewing Saturday's meeting at the Rose Bowl transposed that result. The loss was one of four consecutive d...

Updated on Nov 14, 2013 07:10PM
This week's Pac-12 schedule falls between last week's North showdown between Stanford and Oregon and next week's South battle between UCLA and Arizona State. But all six games are compelling in their ...

Updated on Nov 7, 2013 08:46AM
Ever since the Pac-12's 2013 football schedule was announced, this is the game everyone has anticipated: Oregon at Stanford. The Cardinal's loss at Utah last month short-circuited the potential meetin...

Updated on Nov 5, 2013 09:25AM
The Pac-12's presidents and commissioner Larry Scott have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him on the job through the 2017-18 school year, the conference announced Monday.
Since he to...

Updated on Nov 5, 2013 09:25AM

This is a weird week in the Pac-12, with only four games scheduled and four teams off. What’s more, two of the games are booked for Thursday and Friday. That’s the natu...

Updated on Oct 24, 2013 09:30AM
It's a big Saturday in the Willamette Valley, with Oregon hosting UCLA and Stanford visiting Oregon State in seven consecutive hours of ESPN programming in the evening. And it all starts early in the ...

Updated on Oct 17, 2013 10:48AM

Stanford's loss to Utah last week somewhat diminished the Pac-12's best matchup of Saturday's schedule, but it's still intriguing. And thanks to Colorado's rescheduling efforts, all 12 teams are in...

Updated on Oct 10, 2013 08:43AM
The Pac-12's first six-game schedule of conference play is launched Thursday night, with a very mysterious game. Meanwhile, Washington takes a shot at further validation and Stanford and UCLA try to s...

Updated on Oct 3, 2013 11:24AM
Last week, the narrowest margin of victory was 18 points in the five Pac-12 games. There should be some much closer contests this week, beginning Thursday night.
UCLA at Utah, 8 p.m. MDT Thursday...

Updated on Sep 29, 2013 07:46AM
I'll go ahead and declare myself as one person who did not see this coming: USC's in-season firing of coach Lane Kiffin.
The irony of the school's move early Sunday is that Kiffin's offense final...

Updated on Sep 27, 2013 07:49AM
Utah is off until Thursday, so Ute fans can watch five Pac-12 games Saturday involving seven future opponents - and try to guess which time slot the Oct. 12 Utah-Stanford game will get. On to the pick...

Updated on Sep 23, 2013 02:21PM
BYU and Utah State played roles in the Pac-12 Player of the Week selections, although there was not much the Aggies could do to prevent USC punter Kris Albarado's award-winning performance.
Utah q...

Updated on Sep 19, 2013 01:35PM
This is a weird weekend in the Pac-12. Saturday's schedule pits two the Washington schools against two Idaho teams, while USC and UCLA host opponents named the Aggies. Four schools are off, and there'...

Updated on Sep 13, 2013 04:42PM
Saturday's football game between Colorado and Fresno State is off, because of flooding in Boulder, Colo., officials announced.
While the decision is being labeled a "postponement," it appears unli...

Updated on Sep 13, 2013 03:37PM
For the first time this season, every Pac-12 team is in action on the same day. Saturday's schedule serves up 14 continuous hours of Pac-12 play, including one intra-conference matchup.
Stanford a...

Links from around the Pac-12
Arizona (Tucson Citizen)
» Greg Hansen's Video Notebook
» Arizona Wildcats Video Extra...Arizona football makes the most out of Spring practice
» Video collection: NBA decision day at McKale
» Greg Hansen's Video Notebook...why Rondae Hollis-Jefferson could be a top 10 draft pick next year

Arizona St. (Arizona Republic)
» ASU hockey tops Robert Morris to claim ACHA crown
» ASU baseball drops series against Tennessee
» Cancer fails to pin ASU's Eskam or derail his big plans for life
» Late errors doom ASU baseball in tough loss to Tennessee

California (East Bay Tribune)
» Cal football: Espitia hopes he's found home at linebacker
» Local digest: Longtime Stanford diving coach Rick Schavone is retiring
» Local digest: Saint Mary's men's golf leads at WCC tournament
» Cal names Tennessee's Cuonzo Martin as new basketball coach

Colorado (Denver Post)
» Colorado Classics: Darian Hagan, former CU Buffs quarterback
» CU Buffs backup QB Jordan Gehrke impresses during spring drills
» Fleet freshman receivers shine in CU Buffs' spring game
» Spring games are important, Colorado's Mike MacIntyre says

Oregon (The Oregonian)
» Canzano: Oregon Ducks coach Mark Helfrich says there is no user's manual to being a head coach
» See the equipment Oregon football uses, Trail Blazers will send No. 24 pick to Charlotte: The Oregonian sports top 5 (links)
» Oregon's Trevor Dunbar finishes second in a fast 5,000 at Mt. SAC
» Jeff Gold wins again as Oregon grabs hold of third place with 6-3 victory over Washington State

Oregon State (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
» OSU men's basketball: De Carolis statement on men's basketball
» Oregon State's tournament success caps a remarkably quick turnaround
» OSU gymnastics: Beavers headed to Penn State for NCAA regionals
» OSU wins seventh straight racquetball national title

Stanford (San Jose Mercury-News)
» Stanford's Olympic diving coach Rick Schavone retires
» Local digest: Longtime Stanford diving coach Rick Schavone is retiring
» Local digest: Saint Mary's men's golf leads at WCC tournament
» Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike is WNBA's top overall draft pick

UCLA (Los Angeles Daily News)
» UCLA Football Notebook: Running back Malcolm Jones loses appeal for extra season
» College Football: Position coach Adrian Klemm says UCLA offensive line a work in progress
» COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Improving UCLA has questions to answer during preseason football camp
» COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UCLA's prized recruit Eddie Vanderdoes cleared to play by NCAA after leaving Notre Dame

USC (Los Angeles Daily News)
» USC Football Notebook: Marqise Lee's injury not too serious
» USC Football Notebook: QBs Max Wittek, Cody Kessler present dilemma for Trojans coach Lane Kiffin
» USC FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel thinks Trojans might not miss QB Matt Barkley
» USC FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Dion Bailey says it's 'now or never'

Washington (Seattle Times)
» Five to watch at UW's spring game today
» No. 6 UW baseball clinches series win against California
» Young UW QBs look to spring forward
» Huskies split twin bill with Arizona State

Washington State (Spokane Spokesman-Review)
» There are some shining lights out there
» Saturday morning Pac-12 links
» WSU picks up a cornerback recruit
» WSU AD Bill Moos on Gonzaga series and more

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