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Former University of Utah football standout and current tackle for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, Star Lotulelei watches his brother during Utes practice Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Utah football notes: Star Lotulelei says brother Lowell is better than he was (with video)
    This guy at Utah’s practice said he thinks sophomore defensive tackle Lowell Lotulelei is better than he was at the same age. Ordinarily, that wouldn’...
    Updated Mar 28 2015 03:55 pm   |     |   Share
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Duke Blue Devils forward Justise Winslow (12) throws a Duke shirt to the fans following Duke's practice on the NRG Stadium court prior to their 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Regional Semifinal game against Utah in Houston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The Houston native is playing before a hometown crowd. NCAA Tournament game guide: Runnin' Utes, Duke in Sweet 16 slugfest
    Houston • Blink once. Twice. Yes, Utah fans, you're still here. It's still the Sweet 16. It's still Duke. It's still happening Friday night. The Utes ...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 07:46 pm   |     |   Share
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The University of Utah's Delon Wright signs autographs after practice at the NRG Stadium court prior to the Utes' 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Regional Semifinal game against Duke in Houston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Utah basketball: Dorell Wright keeping an eye on Delon, Runnin' Utes
    The strategy has worked so far, so Dorell Wright is going to stick to it: He's going to stay the heck away from his little brother.  In the games he's...
    Updated Mar 26 2015 06:24 pm   |     |   Share
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The offensive line runs charted plays as the University of Utah football team held their first spring practice, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Utah football notes: Whittingham spotlights battles at five positions
    Given that Utah returns seven offensive starters and nine defensive starters, Kyle Whittingham’s Day One list of position battles is surprisingly long...
    Updated Mar 24 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Duke's Jahlil Okafor (15) and San Diego State's Skylar Spencer (0) chase the ball during the second half of an NCAA tournament college basketball game in the Round of 32 in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond) Utah basketball notes: Early impressions on Duke, extra quotes from Utes' Sweet weekend
    Portland, Ore • There's only so far reporters can go. But this March, the Utes have cameras on their heels every step of the way. NCAA Confidential, w...
    Updated Mar 23 2015 05:18 am   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes forward Jordan Loveridge arrives at the Utah interview session, Friday, March 20, 2015. 
NCAA Tournament game guide: 'Underdog' Utes upset-minded vs. Georgetown Hoyas
    Portland, Ore. • Passing through the locker room on Friday afternoon, one could get the sense that the Utes wouldn't have minded being seeded a 15 and...
    Updated Mar 21 2015 11:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Georgetown coach John Thompson III calls out from the bench during the first half of an NCAA college basketball second round game against Eastern Washington in Portland, Ore., Thursday, March 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Utah basketball: Utes' next opponent 4-seed Georgetown playing angry
    Portland, Ore. • The answer seemed to roll around John Thompson III's tongue for a few seconds before he delivered it. He hadn't been asked about The ...
    Updated Mar 20 2015 09:58 am   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes guard Brandon Taylor (11), takes a pass during Utah's practice session at the Moda Center in Portland, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The Utes will play Stephen F. Austin Thursday. Utah game guide: Utes open NCAA tourney vs. Stephen F. Austin
    Portland, Ore. • Have you heard about the 5-12 upset? Have you heard about the 5-12 upset? Have you heard about the 5-12 upset? Well, have you? There'...
    Updated Mar 19 2015 12:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sam Houston State's Paul Baxter, center, loses the ball as Stephen F. Austin's Trey Pinkney (10) and Bobby King, left, defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Southland Conference tournament Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Katy, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Utah basketball: Scouting Stephen F. Austin with beat writer Kevin Gore
    Ahead of Thursday's game, we've written about Stephen F. Austin, and we'll continue to write about Stephen F. Austin. But we also talked to the man wh...
    Updated Mar 18 2015 02:18 am   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes forward Jakob Poeltl (42) blocks a shot by Oregon Ducks forward Elgin Cook (23), in Pac-12 Basketball Championship action Utah vs. Oregon, at the MGM Arena, in Las Vegas, Friday, March 13, 2015. Utah basketball notes: Utes use Oregon experience to scout Stephen F. Austin
    You want Utah's game footage? It's easy enough to find. The Runnin' Utes have appeared on ESPN, Fox Sports 1 and Pac-12 Networks all year long. But St...
    Updated Mar 17 2015 03:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Stephen F. Austin players celebrate after an NCAA college basketball game against Sam Houston State in the championship of the Southland Conference tournament Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Katy, Texas. Stephen F. Austin won 83-70. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Utah basketball: Early impressions on Selection Sunday, Stephen F. Austin match-up
    It was taken for granted some time ago that the Utes would be in the NCAA Tournament — after wins over Wichita State and BYU and a close loss to Kansa...
    Updated Mar 16 2015 10:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Oregon's Joseph Young dives for the ball against Colorado in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 conference tournament Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Pac-12 tournament game guide: Utah, Oregon have plenty to spar over in semifinal match-up
    Las Vegas • Very few schools would've been bold enough to host Senior Day honors after facing the No. 9 team in the country. Oregon was the school. An...
    Updated Mar 13 2015 04:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    College baseball: Utes open conference play at Arizona
    Utah’s baseball team opens Pac-12 play against 15-4 Arizona in Tucson with a three-game series this weekend. Expected starters for the Utes are junior...
    Updated Mar 13 2015 02:03 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak reacts as the Utes expend their lead to 18 points with 7 minutes left in the game, in Pac-12 Basketball Championship action Utah vs. Stanford, at the MGM Arena, in Las Vegas, Thursday, March 12, 2015. Utah basketball notes: Utes have 'second chance' to knock off red-hot Oregon Ducks
    Las Vegas • The path to redemption starts on Friday night. For the rest of Utah's Pac-12 tournament, however long they play, they'll face teams that b...
    Updated Mar 13 2015 02:06 am   |     |   Share
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Stanford's Anthony Brown chases down a ball with Utah's Dakarai Tucker in game action on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at the Huntsman Center at the University of Utah. Pac-12 Tournament game guide: No. 17 Runnin' Utes need toughness to overcome Stanford
    Las Vegas • For the first time in the Pac-12 tournament, the Utes got to the quarterfinals without lifting a finger. They've been to this round before...
    Updated Mar 12 2015 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    Stanford's Chasson Randle celebrates after sinking a game winning basket to defeat Washington in an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 conference tournament Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. Stanford won 71-69. (AP Photo/John Locher) Utah basketball: On late game-winner, Stanford advances to quarterfinal date with Runnin' Utes
    Las Vegas • Whatever happens on Thursday night, Utah must remember this: Grab the defensive rebound. Because if the Utes can't corral up a board at th...
    Updated Mar 12 2015 12:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah basketball: Krystkowiak impressed by practice intensity ahead of Pac-12 tourney opener (with video)
    Las Vegas • Here's a couple quick hitters from Utah's practice at Findlay Prep on Wednesday afternoon: • After last Saturday's loss to Washington, Lar...
    Updated Mar 11 2015 06:03 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah quarterback Travis Wilson hands off the ball to Marcus Sanders-Williams during a practice at Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center Thursday March 20, 2014. Utah football notes: Spring roster brings news of transfers, early graduations
    Utah released a new roster Tuesday, two weeks before the start of spring ball, and Kyle Whittingham was kind enough Wednesday to talk about a few of t...
    Updated Mar 11 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Ute football notes: Salary pool for assistants increases slightly for ‘15
    Two weeks after Kyle Whittingham agreed to an $11 million deal that takes him through 2018, Utah announced two new hires and four promotions that will...
    Updated Feb 20 2015 12:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    Oregon State guard Gary Payton II (1) drives on Arizona guard T.J. McConnell  during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)                    Utah basketball game guide: No. 9 Utes aim to tarnish Oregon State’s perfect home record
    Asked Tuesday if he’d had any advice for Wayne Tinkle upon Tinkle’s hiring by Oregon State, and if he now regrets giving it, Larry Krystkowiak didn’t ...
    Updated Feb 19 2015 12:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Oregon's Marcus Mariota walks off the field after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Ohio State Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) NFL Combine: No. 1 pick candidate Mariota was trained, in part, by a Ute
    Marcus Mariota might soon become the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Hordes of team staffers will gather to gawk at him during this week’s combin...
    Updated Feb 17 2015 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    California's David Kravish, left, keeps the ball away from Colorado's Josh Scott during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) Utah basketball game guide: Runnin' Utes seek to halt visiting Cal's winning streak
    Let's just say it: The Runnin' Utes may be fine taking games one at a time, but the rest of us are waiting for Feb. 28. That's when Utah hosts Arizona...
    Updated Feb 14 2015 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes wide receiver Kaelin Clay (8) runs for the end zone on a long pass play, but dropped the ball before he reached the end zone, resulting in an a 99-yard Oregon touchdown, in PAC-12 action, Utah vs. Oregon game, at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, November 8, 2014 Utah football: Clay makes light of dropped TD with V-Day meme
    Valentine’s Day is emblematic of love, understanding and warm feelings, concepts Kaelin Clay received little of on the night of November 8, 2014. In a...
    Updated Feb 14 2015 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah quarterbacks Travis Wilson and Jason Thompson throw the ball during a practice at Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center Thursday March 20, 2014. Utah football notes: Whittingham tells KFAN that Ahmad Christian is injured, Jason Thompson will move to safety
    Utah received a jolt last season from so-called one-to-play-one wideout and return specialist Kaelin Clay, who seized his opportunity during fall camp...
    Updated Feb 13 2015 12:40 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes C Dallin Bachynski (31) slices to the hoop for a dunk during second half play. Utah beat Washington 77-56 at the Hunstman Center, Sunday, January 25, 2015. Utah basketball game guide: Stanford will challenge No. 11 Utes' perfect home record
    They've taken down five Pac-12 opponents at home by 20 or more points. Brandon Taylor doesn't consider that “luck.” “I think we just do our work early...
    Updated Feb 12 2015 11:00 am   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes G Delon Wright (55) splits the defense of Washington Huskies G Nigel Williams-Goss (5) and Washington Huskies F Shawn Kemp Jr. (40) during second half play. Utah beat Washington 77-56 at the Hunstman Center, Sunday, January 25, 2015. Utah basketball: Delon Wright makes another cut for Wooden Award
    Utah's Thursday game features two Wooden Award late season finalists. In our game preview, I wrote a little bit about one of them. But Utah's Delon Wr...
    Updated Feb 11 2015 04:51 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah fans try to distract the Trojans on a third-down play in Pac-12 action, Utah vs. USC, at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, October 25, 2014 Utah’s football season ticket prices are up — here’s how much, where and why
    Some Utah fans reported being rudely surprised this week to find that the cost of their football season tickets had risen, in their estimation, consid...
    Updated Feb 11 2015 02:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Colorado forward Xavier Johnson, center, drives the lane for a shot between Utah guard Delon Wright, left, and forward Chris Reyes in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015., in Boulder, Colo. Utah won 79-51. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Utah basketball notes: Delon Wright dealing with sore knee, expects to start vs. Stanford
    It was a heart-stopper for Utah fans at the time. Keep in mind, Delon Wright didn't know if he was going to be OK either. He went up for a rebound in ...
    Updated Feb 11 2015 09:15 am   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes forward Jordan Loveridge (21) grabs a rebound away from Colorado Buffaloes guard/forward Dustin Thomas (13) during first half action in the Utah versus Colorado men's basketball game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Utah basketball game guide: Colorado presents another road test for No. 13 Utes
    Utah’s 17-4 record has an ugly side: road games. Utah is only 4-4 away from the Huntsman Center, a problem for any team with high March aspirations....
    Updated Feb 07 2015 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Snow College LB Kurtis Taufa commits to Utah football’s 2016 class
    Commiting a full year before Signing Day 2016 might just show Kurtis Taufa is finally maturing. There was a time, he said, when he first came to Sno...
    Updated Feb 05 2015 06:57 pm   |     |   Share