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    Recruiting update: JUCO DE Kendall Huey — and maybe a teammate — plan to be Utes
    Stopping through with an eye toward Pima freshman free safety Markell Simmons, Utah’s coaches asked if Pima had anything in the way of a potential Div...
    Updated Jan 28 2015 11:47 am   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Timpview QB Britain Covey runs 18 yards for a TD to give Timpview a 38-0 lead. Timpview beat Sky View of Smithfield, 45-8 in a 4A state quarterfinal playoff game Friday, November 7, 2014 in Provo. Timpview’s Britain Covey pledges commitment to Utah
    For the past two years, it has been one of the most frequent topics of discussion among observers of Utah high school football: What will this Britain...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 04:19 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah DB Eric Rowe turns his eyes to the end zone after he grabbed this interception to give Utah a very quick 7-0 lead. Utah took a 21-0 lead over Washington State in the first quarter, Saturday, September 27, 2014. Eric Rowe draws interest as corner/safety prospect at Senior Bowl
    Eric Rowe met with all but two NFL teams, by his estimation, in the buildup to last Saturday’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Almost all of them asked th...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
    American Fork OL James Empey commits to Utah
    While some have wondered about Utah’s in-state recruiting efforts with the exodus of some of the state’s top players in recent years, the Utes snagged...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 09:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Utes lose commitments of Florida CB/WR Chris Barr, Texas athlete Michael Jacquet
    Utah picked up five commitments last week, and they’ve also lost their share in the volatile buildup to signing day on Feb. 4. The latest to decommit ...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 09:07 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
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: Runnin' Utes rise to No. 11 in AP poll
    One week after falling out of the top 10, Utah crept up a spot in both polls — reaching the top 10 in one. Utah is ranked No. 11 in the AP poll this w...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 03:32 pm   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes forward Brekkott Chapman (0) defends a three-point shot by Washington State Cougars guard DaVonte Lacy (25), as the University of Utah Utes host the Washington State Cougars, college basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Wednesday January 21, 2015. Utah basketball game guide: Runnin' Utes, Washington Huskies collide in clash of elite defenses
    There are college basketball games that feature finesse and grace. Then there's Utah-Washington. This game projects to be gritty, low-scoring, and all...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 11:09 am   |     |   Share
    Utah basketball: 2016 Nevada big man Zach Collins has Utes on his list
    Scour the country and you're unlikely to find many top-60 basketball prospects who are coming off the bench for their high school team. Zach Collins i...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
    Local prospect Noah Togiai choosing between dual-sport offers from Utah, Oregon State
    Don't make me choose, Noah Togiai used to think. Between football and basketball, it was hard to pick which sport to follow into the college ranks and...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 03:33 pm   |     |   Share
    Calif. OT Johnny Capra becomes Utah’s fifth commitment in five days
    Utah’s recent flurry of commitments continued Wednesday night, with 6-foot-5 Auburn, Calif., offensive tackle Johnny Capra making the call. Rated thre...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 06:54 pm   |     |   Share
    Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson goes for a layup during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon State, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Pullman, Wash. Oregon State won 62-47. ( AP Photo/Gary Breedlove) Utah basketball game guide: Heavily favored Utes can’t afford to sleep on fast-paced Cougars
    Just how damaged, if at all, was the psyche of the No. 12 Runnin’ Utes in their 69-51 loss to No. 7 Arizona in Tucson last Saturday? We may learn some...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
    Utes get pledge from Cali OL Keven Dixon; RB Taylor Thomas switches commitment to Oregon State
    As signing day creeps closer and each team tries to offer its 25 initial scholarships to the best possible players, Utah picked up a pledge from one r...
    Updated Jan 19 2015 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
    Arizona forward Stanley Johnson (5) shoots over Utah forward Jordan Loveridge (21) and Chris Reyes (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Utah basketball notes: Utes front court seeks improvement for Washington State
    There's plenty of problematic statistics for Utah from Saturday's 69-51 loss to Arizona, but how about these numbers: 14 points and 8 rebounds. If you...
    Updated Jan 19 2015 02:42 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah nabs commitments from Florida HS teammates Tyson Cisrow and Chris Hart
    St. Thomas Aquinas outside linebacker Chris Hart and safety Tyson Cisrow both pledged and then tweeted their commitment to Utah on Sunday night. Both ...
    Updated Jan 18 2015 06:36 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah gets commitment from JUCO wideout Deniko Carter
    Utah picked up a commitment from 6-foot-4 junior college wideout Deniko Carter on Saturday, helping to restock Utah’s receiving corps after the losses...
    Updated Jan 17 2015 09:27 pm   |     |   Share
    The Utah bench cheers during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona State, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Utah basketball game guide: Top-10 tangle in Tucson between Runnin' Utes and Arizona Wildcats
    There doesn't seem to be much point to a lengthy introduction here. You know it's a big one. It's the No. 8 Utes vs. the No. 10 Wildcats, and winner i...
    Updated Jan 17 2015 11:29 am   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes forward Jeremy Olsen (41) and USC Trojans forward Darion Clark (0) battle for a rebound during first half play. Utah held a 39-22 lead over the USC Trojans at the half, Friday, January 2, 2015. Utah basketball: A one-time Arizona recruit, freshman Jakob Poeltl key to Utes' game plan
    Tucson, Ariz. • There are lost of times when Larry Krystkowiak is thankful he has Jakob Poeltl in Utah red. Thursday night's game provided plenty of t...
    Updated Jan 16 2015 10:46 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah's Delon Wright (55) drives past Arizona State's Eric Jacobsen, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Utah basketball notes: Larry Krystkowiak, Sean Miller spar for right to be 'underdog'
    Tempe, Ariz. • Time, finally, to look ahead. Arizona slides up to the top order of business, and the next two days should be rich. It started less tha...
    Updated Jan 16 2015 02:00 am   |     |   Share
    Utah basketball notes: Utes stay conservative with lineups, plus more (with video)
    Las Vegas • The week began with talks of “tinkering” with lineups. The big result: Dakarai Tucker got his first start this season in place of Kenneth ...
    Updated Dec 21 2014 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
    The Utah bench celebrates a teammate's basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas won 63-60.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Utah basketball game guide: No. 14 Utes will be Runnin' with Rebels at MGM Grand
    So it may have second billing to a football game, but Saturday night's hoops contest should be fun in its own right, too. Actually, define “fun.” A hi...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 11:36 am   |     |   Share
    Colorado State mascot Cam the Ram, left, celebrates with running back Dee Hart after Hart scored six touchdowns against New Mexico in Colorado State's 58-20 victory in an NCAA college football game in Fort Collins, Colo., on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Game guide: Utes hope to regain bowl momentum, but beating the 10-2 Rams is no cinch
    Las Vegas • For a decade, Utah won bowl games like no other. The school’s nine-game win streak from 1999 to 2009 was the second-longest in NCAA histor...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 11:03 am   |     |   Share
    Courtesy  |  R. Marsh Starks, Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl cheerleaders pose with the championship trophy. Utah football: National media picks favor Utes in Las Vegas Bowl
    It's just under two days away from the Las Vegas Bowl and the end of Utah's football season. If you haven't been following Matthew Piper's coverage fr...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 01:54 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah's Nate Orchard, second from left, practices with his team Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Las Vegas. Utah is scheduled to play Colorado State in the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday. (AP Photo/John Locher) Utah football bowl notes: For tight end Westlee Tonga, a free Vegas honeymoon
    Las Vegas • Many Utes traveled down the I-15 by bus, stopping in St. George at a Chick-fil-A before arriving at the gold-leaf Mandalay Bay late Tuesda...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 11:03 am   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Ute Kaelin Clay poses for a portrait after a practice at Rice-Eccles Stadium Tuesday September 2, 2014. Utah football: More All America honors for Hackett, Orchard, Clay
    Tom Hackett, Nate Orchard and Kaelin Clay continue to make the cut for All America lists following the Utes' 8-4 season. Hackett and Orchard were name...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah fans stand up and cheer as the Utes take an 11-point lead over the Wichita State Shockers, college basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Wednesday December 3, 2014. Utah basketball: Finals-focused week for Runnin' Utes
    Before he takes the court on Saturday against UNLV, Delon Wright will have one of the season's biggest accomplishments under his belt. He'll be done h...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah DE Nate Orchard could not get past the Washington State offensive line on this play that went for an 81 yard completion for a TD to give Wash. State the lead at 28-27. Utah lost 28-27 to Washington State, Saturday, September 27, 2014. Utes around the web: Nate Orchard wins Morris Trophy, Delon Wright gets praise, plus more
    The Internet is vast, dark and deep. How is one supposed to mine the stories on the Utah Utes from all that information? By reading this list, that's ...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 12:42 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah's Tom Hackett stands with his trophy after being awarded the Ray Guy Award as the college punter of the year at the College Football Awards, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) Utah football: Tom Hackett, Nate Orchard earn AP All-America honors
    The Utah football team went 8-4 this season on the strength of special teams and defense, and on Tuesday morning, leaders from each of those units wer...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 11:45 am   |     |   Share
    Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas, left, hauls in a pass under pressure from San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) Utes in the NFL: Kruger gets 10th sack, Siliga earns plaudits for attitude, Weddle Claus
    Wrapping up how Utah’s players on active NFL rosters performed in Week Fifteen: Minnesota running back Matt Asiata • Starting for the third straight g...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 08:46 pm   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes guard Delon Wright (55) faces a group of BYU defenders as BYU hosts Utah, college basketball at the Marriott Center in Provo, Wednesday December 10, 2014. Utah basketball: Delon Wright is Pac-12 player of the week
    The Runnin' Utes split a big-name bill last week, winning in Provo but falling in Kansas City. But in both games, Delon Wright's stellar play was a co...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 06:06 pm   |     |   Share
    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

University of Utah women's basketball head coach Anthony Levrets holds his head in is hands in disbelief after a call went against the Utes during the Utah versus Idaho State women's basketball game at the Huntsman Center on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Utewrap: Utah standouts attract national attention, accolades
    Wrapping up the past week in Utah sports, from Dec. 8 to Dec. 14. MEN’S BASKETBALL (No. 14) • With two games remaining on Utah’s brutal non conferen...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 01:48 pm   |     |   Share