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  • UTAH SPORTS
    Utah football: Florida DB Ohaji Hawkins chooses Utes
    Once he heard a little bit about Utah’s cornerbacks who made the NFL, it wasn’t hard for Ohaji Hawkins to connect the dots. Sean Smith is 6-foot-3. Ke...
    Updated Aug 30 2015 01:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Ute head coach Kyle Whittingham gives some parting words to players at the end of practice Monday August 17. 

Popular Mechanics sends the Utes cupcakes to make up for ‘cupcake’ comment
    Popular Mechanics’ foray into sports prognostication wasn’t exactly a piece of cake earlier this week after the magazine dedicated to “how the world w...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 02:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah goalkeeper Lindsey Luke kept BYU off the scoresheet as Katie Taylor scored on a second half penalty kick, and Utah women's soccer defeated BYU 1-0 in Salt Lake City, Friday, September 5, 2014. Utah soccer: Lindsey Luke earns Pac-12 goalkeeper of the week
    The Utah soccer season got out to a bright start during the weekend, and as has been the case for the last several years, Lindsey Luke was a big facto...
    Updated Aug 25 2015 05:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    Utah football: Utes receive commitment from Spokane OT Scott Peck
    Utah picked up the second offensive line commit in its 2016 class after signing five in February, with Spokane offensive lineman Scott Peck pledging h...
    Updated Aug 19 2015 09:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    Utah unveils ‘satin’ red helmets for Sept. 3 game against Michigan
    Utah’s Sept. 3 opener against Jim Harbaugh’s Wolverines has been billed as an important game for both teams, but obviously there are many things in li...
    Updated Aug 19 2015 06:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    Former Ute says Utah target 2016 PF Lauri Markkanen one of Europe's best prospects
    As a starter for the 1998 Runnin' Utes, a former Atlanta Hawks rotation player and a longtime European Pro, Hanno Möttölä has earned some credibility ...
    Updated Aug 14 2015 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    Utah's Bailey Bateman (3) and Adora Anae (14) go for a block for against Kansas State  during the third set of the NCAA college volleyball championships sub-regional match in Lincoln Neb., Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The World-Herald, Mark Davis) MAGAZINES OUT; ALL NEBRASKA LOCAL BROADCAST TELEVISION OUT Utah volleyball: Pac-12 coaches pick Utes to finish 10th in conference
    It may seem a little harsh that Pac-12 coaches voted Utah to finish 10th out of 12 teams, given that the Utes had won eight of their final nine matche...
    Updated Aug 11 2015 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah goalkeeper Lindsey Luke kept BYU off the scoresheet as Katie Taylor scored on a second half penalty kick, and Utah women's soccer defeated BYU 1-0 in Salt Lake City, Friday, September 5, 2014. Utah soccer picked to finish 10th in Pac-12
    After an 11th-place finish last season, Utah women's soccer is expected to have an uphill climb to get back into Pac-12 contention and the postseason....
    Updated Aug 11 2015 09:45 am   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    2016 DT Lorenzo Neal, son of the longtime NFL FB, commits to Utah
    Lorenzo Neal might have been one of the best blockers in NFL history, but it likely requires a larger man to block Lorenzo Neal Jr. The 6-foot-2, 315-...
    Updated Aug 10 2015 07:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    Utah receives commitment from 2016 JUCO wideout Alec Dana
    Due to lose senior wideouts Kenneth Scott and Tim Patrick, Utah received a pledge Saturday from one of the more sought-after downfield threats in the ...
    Updated Aug 08 2015 08:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

University of Utah defenders Hunter Dimick, Viliseni Fauonuku and Pita Taumoepenu stretch out after first day of fall football camp at the University of Utah baseball field in Salt Lake City, Thursday, August 6, 2015.  l Utah football: Tevin Carter's NCAA waiver, OL depth and more notes from fall camp
    With football finally arriving, there's so much we can't fit into our stories and notes about the first day of Utah camp. We've collected some stray o...
    Updated Aug 06 2015 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    The Utes have unveiled a new throwback jersey that features an interlocking U helmet, stripes on the pants, and a classic jersey font.

Courtesy  |  University of Utah Athletics Utah football unveils throwback uniform for Oct. 10 Cal game
    With several schools changing uniforms week to week, sometimes the hottest trend is to mine the jerseys of the past.  The Utes have unveiled a new uni...
    Updated Aug 06 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    |  Courtesy Mark Sargent

A rendering of a fan-led project to get Fan raises $15K for ‘UTAH’ on roof of Fieldhouse
    Plenty of people post on message boards, and contrary to the popular notion about message board posters, some of them have acknowledged somebody else’...
    Updated Aug 05 2015 09:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah DE Jason Fanaika laughs during stretching after Utah football practice with pads on the baseball field, Thursday, August 7, 2014. Utah football: Which Ute can squat 830 pounds? The U.’s strongest, fastest and springiest
    It’s hardly news that Utah senior defensive end Jason Fanaika is strong. He’s built like a Street Fighter character. But it’s news if any college stud...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 09:14 am   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    Utah camp notes: First roster shows Cory Butler at WR, Caleb Repp at TE
    The first press release of Utah’s fall camp — which opens Thursday — has a few tidbits worth sharing: • L.A. Harbor transfer Cory Butler will begin f...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 11:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    Former Cal DE Sione Sina transfers to Utah for final season
    Capping off an eventful Sunday was a report that former Cal defensive end Sione Sina will transfer to play for Utah. We can confirm that. Sina graduat...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 12:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    2016 Florida QB Tyler Huntley, WR Demari Simpkins pledge commitment to Utah
    Dennis Erickson’s background as a national champion at Miami continues to pay dividends for Utah, as the Utes received commitments from two of the mos...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 12:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • PAC 12
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utes defensive back Chandler Johnson (5) hits UCLA Bruins wide receiver Mossi Johnson (14) for the tackle, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Saturday, October 4, 2014 Pac-12 media days preview: Heavyweights UCLA, Arizona State return much experience in South Division
    We talked about the Pac-12 North on Tuesday, and today we preview the South, commonly seen as one of the most difficult divisions in college football....
    Updated Jul 29 2015 11:05 am   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    2016 Snow DT Handsome Tanielu commits to Utah
    Utah received a commitment from Snow College’s Handsome Tanielu on Tuesday, potentially adding one of the nation’s most coveted 2016 junior college de...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 02:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Quarterback Donovan Isom looks to pass at the Utah Football Red & White game in Salt Lake City, Saturday April 25, 2015. Utah football: QB Donovan Isom transfers to Southeastern Louisiana
    Over the weekend, Utah quarterback Donovan Isom has elected to transfer from the program to FCS program Southeastern Louisiana. The redshirt freshman ...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 11:36 am   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    Runnin' Utes in running for 2016 PF Mitch Lightfoot
    It was clear after a few meetings: Mitch Lightfoot realized the Runnin' Utes coaching staff had done its homework on him. So he decided to do some hom...
    Updated Jul 21 2015 10:35 am   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Layton's Julian Blackmon (1) is guarded by Brighton's Brock Miller (3) during the 5A championship game at the Dee Events Center Saturday February 28, 2015.  Brighton is winning the game 27-20 at halftime. Layton CB/WR Julian Blackmon commits to childhood favorite Utah
    After two vaunted in-state prospects committed to out-of-state programs in the past week alone, Utah secured a commitment Monday from a hometown boy w...
    Updated Jul 20 2015 08:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah senior running back Devontae Booker, who passed on a trip to the NFL to return to Utah for another year, tries to slip past Justin Thomas during during Thursday, April 2, 2015 practice. Walter Camp is third watch list to add Utah RB Devontae Booker
    Billed as a Heisman candidate, Devontae Booker made his second player of the year watch list Friday, one of 50 selected by the folks at the Walter Cam...
    Updated Jul 17 2015 09:42 am   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah senior running back Devontae Booker, who passed on a trip to the NFL to return to Utah for another year, tries to slip past Justin Thomas during during Thursday, April 2, 2015 practice. Utah RB Devontae Booker adds Doak Walker Award to preseason candidacies
    Last offseason, few outside Salt Lake City and Sacramento were talking about Devontae Booker. He was a 2014 spring standout, sure, but likely to split...
    Updated Jul 16 2015 11:20 am   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Kendal Thompson, far left, participates in throwing drills with Utah quarterbacks during Utah's first spring practice on March 24, 2015. Thompson was limited this spring while he recovered from an injury to his ACL, but he may again challenge Travis Wilson (No. 7) for the starting job come fall camp. Wilson as No. 1 QB, Allen as No. 1 CB and few surprises on Utah’s pre-fall depth chart
    The end of July brings Utah’s 2015 football media guide, and with it, a new depth chart to dissect and draw wrongheaded conclusions from. Only there’s...
    Updated Jul 15 2015 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes wide receiver Kenneth Scott (2) poses for a portrait after a practice at Rice-Eccles Stadium Tuesday September 2, 2014. Wuerffel watch list recognizes well-roundedness of Utah WR Kenneth Scott
    It’s not the most buzzed-about award, but maybe it should be. Utah senior wideout Kenneth Scott was named Wednesday to the 80-man preseason watch list...
    Updated Jul 15 2015 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Utes forward Jakob Poeltl (42) has the ball knocked away, in Pac-12 Basketball Championship action Utah vs. Oregon, at the MGM Arena, in Las Vegas, Friday, March 13, 2015. Runnin' Utes to face Texas Tech in first round of Puerto Rico Tip-Off
    The Runnin' Utes have known since last year that they'd be heading to Puerto Rico in November.  On Tuesday afternoon, they learned their first opponen...
    Updated Jul 14 2015 05:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes quarterback Travis Wilson (7) passes the ball past Utah Utes linebacker Jared Norris (41) during a practice at Rice-Eccles Stadium Friday April 3, 2015.  Jared Norris, Jason Whittingham and Hunter Dimick bring Utah more watch list love
    If a watched pot never boils, then Jared Norris may want to look into an electric kettle. Or something. The senior linebacker leads all Utes with thre...
    Updated Jul 14 2015 11:33 am   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    Florida RB Devonta’e Henry-Cole plans to follow former teammates Hart, Cisrow at Utah
    Utah has received a third commitment in two classes from Fort Lauderdale powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas, with running back Devonta’e Henry-Cole announc...
    Updated Jul 11 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah linebacker Jared Norris (41) and the Utes, celebrate their 30-28 upset over UCLA, in Pac 12 action, at the Rose Bowl, Saturday, October 4, 2014 Jared Norris gets Nagurski nod; No Utes on Outland watch list
    There are 82 interior linemen better than Utah’s interior linemen, according to the Outland Trophy watch list revealed Friday. Thirteen hail from the ...
    Updated Jul 10 2015 10:40 am   |     |   Share