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Matt Piper and Kyle Goon
Matt Piper and Kyle Goon cover University of Utah sports teams for The Salt Lake Tribune. Matt Piper is on twitter at @matthew_piper, Kyle Goon is on twitter at @kylegoon
Updated on Jul 22, 2014 04:38PM

Paul Kruger is taking a leadership role in two youth movements: One in Cleveland, and the other back home in Utah.

Kruger went from the Super Bowl...

Updated on Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM

While his teammates have been preparing for this coming fall with offseason restrictions, Kenneth Ogbe has gotten to enjoy some actual competition.

The 6-foot-6 guard has been playing in Gre...

Updated on Jul 18, 2014 08:07PM

Last week saw Utah fail to make the top five of one top 2015 target, Brighton outside linebacker Osa Masina.

Friday, Utah lost out on another prio...

Updated on Jul 18, 2014 03:29PM

The Utah women’s basketball team has released its 2014-15 non-conference schedule, including four games against teams who played in the postseason last year.

Updated on Jul 18, 2014 07:35PM


On Wednesday, UCLA and Adidas collaborated to roll out alternate gray uniforms they dubbed “L.A. Steel.”

Updated on Jul 18, 2014 09:47AM

His senior year highlight tape shows him pushing around defensive backs to open space for ball-toting teammates, but Jameson Field says Ute fans can expect more from him than ...

Updated on Jul 16, 2014 07:51PM

Former South Carolina cornerback Ahmad Christian will transfer to Utah this fall and be eligible to play in 2015, he told The Tribune by phone Wednesday night.

Updated on Jul 16, 2014 06:24PM

Shaky Smithson put in a good word for Tyler Cooperwood. Now the rest is up to him.

Cooperwood will walk on with the Utes this fall after plying hi...

Updated on Jul 18, 2014 11:53AM

Already one of 76 players thought by Maxwell Award organizers to potentially be college football’s best, Utah senior Dres Anderson became one of 55 on the watch list for the r...

Updated on Jul 15, 2014 05:06PM

Just when he offseason was starting to feel so sleepy, something shakes up.

The Utes were counting on former Bingham star Harvey Langi to come back into the fold after his LDS mission to hel...

Updated on Jul 14, 2014 04:48PM

University of Utah football and men’s basketball teams will both sport new uniforms this season, according to Assistant Athletics Director Liz Abel.

Updated on Jul 13, 2014 05:30PM


Orange County wide receiver/free safety George Wilson announced Sunday that he has verbally committed to Utah.

Updated on Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM

Preseason watch lists may not carry a ton of meaning, but Utah is putting its best feet forward with voters.

Punter Tom Hackett and placekicker An...

Updated on Jul 8, 2014 05:26PM

The Tribune has confirmed that linebacker Harvey Langi has considered the possibility of transferring to BYU when he returns from his mission in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday.


Updated on Jul 9, 2014 05:59PM

Although Larry Krystkowiak's incoming class is considered one of the better talent pools in the Pac-12, the biggest coup for the Runnin' Utes

Updated on Jul 9, 2014 05:59PM

It was Toby Foreman's first game on the job, and the situation was grim for his team.

Beaumont Central was down to Port Arthur Memorial, a tough Texas program in its own right. In his first ...

Updated on Jul 2, 2014 05:09PM


Utah appeared to receive some good news Wednesday afternoon, with junior college transfer Kaelin Clay tweeting the following:


Updated on Jul 1, 2014 01:37PM

The U. announced Tuesday that fourth-year assistant Tommy Connor has been named associate head coach of the Utes.

Connor was a four-year starter a...

Updated on Jun 30, 2014 12:43PM

For months there has been a footnote in any thoughtful analysis of Utah’s 2014 bowl hopes:

* Provided junior quarterback Travis Wilson is able to ...

Updated on Jun 27, 2014 11:33PM

Kyle Whittingham’s seat is getting hot, according to the ESPN Pac-12 blog.

Offseason job speculation is a national pastime in colle...

Updated on Jun 25, 2014 06:42PM

Another walk-on will join the Runnin' Utes back court for the next year, and if the name sounds a little familiar, don't sweat it.

Eris Winder, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Las Vegas, is the ...

Updated on Jun 25, 2014 06:42PM
As reports leaked a week and a half ago that Langi Tuifua had committed to Utah football, he tried to rein it in.

I'm not committed yet, he said. I'm still deciding.

Turns out the Ut...

Updated on Jun 25, 2014 11:20PM

He was wearing a basketball jersey on Friday as most of his high school teammates donned football gear. But Tuli Wily-Matagi was busy all the same.

Updated on Jun 25, 2014 11:20PM

It's been a busy week for Cody Barton, but Friday morning at All-Poly Camp, he looked no worse for the wear.

The big safety — who could be a linebacker for th...

Updated on Jun 25, 2014 11:20PM
After a strong afternoon at Utah Elite Prospects camp, Cody Barton was restless.

The Utes coaching staff had told him that a good camp performance would likely result in his first scholarship...

Updated on Jun 25, 2014 11:20PM

The Utes' special teams continue to get some preseason nods as a number of football guides start publishing their all-conference lists.

For some of Utah's other star players, they're apparen...

Updated on Jun 25, 2014 11:20PM

It's not just about seeing the Great Wall or the Forbidden City.

For Shelby Dalton, visiting China will be as much about what she's wearing as what she's seeing.

"I've grown up watchi...

Updated on Jun 12, 2014 03:45PM

As Utah embarks on a season where few things seem certain, they are at least in one sense sure-footed.

Punter Tom Hackett and kicker Andy Phillips...

Updated on Jun 11, 2014 10:02AM

After moving from quarterback to wide receiver this spring, Micah Thomas will transfer.

The move, hinted at in Thomas’ tweets earlier this week, w...

Updated on Jun 9, 2014 11:31AM

All eyes will be on an Oakland courthouse Monday, where the future of college sports may hang in the balance.

In case you haven’t delved into the ...

Updated on Jun 7, 2014 11:11AM

Brian Johnson says life is treating him well.

He was pleased with the progress of Mississippi State’s quarterbacks during spring ball.

Updated on Jun 6, 2014 09:18PM

Mitch Watrous, the Pac-12 ace, gives the following scouting report on Mitch Watrous, the Riverton High senior:

Mid-80s fastball — tops.

Updated on Jun 2, 2014 09:31PM

Lucky Radley says his transfer to San Diego State was “probably the hardest decision I’ve had to make in my life.”

“I love Utah dearly,” the senio...

Updated on Jun 1, 2014 06:49PM

Utah Athletic Director Chris Hill preferred not to talk about compliance this week, given the timing of BYU’s investigation into director of football operations Duane Busby.

Updated on May 31, 2014 06:26PM

When wide receiver Dominick Ela walks on to the Utes this fall, it will mark a reversal of roles between he and junior quarterback Travis Wilson.


Updated on Jun 1, 2014 05:37PM

The San Diego-Union Tribune reported Thursday that Utah senior running back Lucky Radley will join San Diego State as a graduate transfer for the 2014 season.

Updated on May 30, 2014 09:17PM


The Oakland Raiders announced Friday evening that they signed former Utah cornerback Keith McGill, a fourth-round pick with the 1...

Updated on May 30, 2014 04:22PM

Utah confirmed Friday that Florida running back Dacorius (D.J.) Law will go to a junior college and will not attend the U. this fall.

The team did...

Updated on May 29, 2014 04:45PM

The Pac-12 released its early TV schedule on Thursday, giving Utah fans most of the advance notice they’re likely to get for a while:

• Utah will ...

Updated on May 28, 2014 08:00PM

The U. on Wednesday announced plans to build a 2,400-square-foot facility for the school’s ski team, a project athletic director Chris Hill called “long overdue.”

Updated on May 28, 2014 07:56PM

In just one year at the U., second baseman Hannah Flippen already has collected a mantleful of hardware.

On Wednesday, Flippen added second-team A...

Updated on May 27, 2014 07:58PM


Fans of the 1990s Runnin’ Utes must be starting to feel old.

First, it was announced that the son of...

Updated on May 27, 2014 04:14PM


The University of Utah has received a commitment from 2015 wideout Justice Murphy, out of Vancouver, Wash.

Updated on Jun 3, 2014 10:38AM

Head coach Kyle Whittingham told The Tribune on Tuesday that the Utes will be without defensive back Hipolito Corporan and running back Jarrell Oliver this fall.

Updated on May 26, 2014 03:35PM

The Tribune spoke to Radley Monday — click here to read more.

Utah senior running back Lucky Radley hadn’t seen Elliot Rodger since middle school,...

Updated on May 26, 2014 08:48AM

As the sands shift in college athletics, the Pac-12 — and by extension, Utah — is trying to maintain firm footing. This week, U. President David Pershing was among the Pac-12 ...

Updated on May 22, 2014 06:21PM

L.T. Tuipulotu received just one call after the NFL draft, from Green Bay.

He attended their rookie mini-camp and received positive reviews, but h...

Updated on May 21, 2014 04:08PM


Keith McGill is the rare 25-year-old NFL player who can shrug off the label “raw.”

He has a legitima...

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