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University of Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak talks with the national media broadcast anchors as his team practices on the NRG Stadium court prior to their 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Regional Semifinal game against Duke in Houston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Utah basketball: Larry Krystkowiak in-depth on rule change proposals, Norm Parrish's departure
    In today's paper, we have a story on how local college basketball coaches are reacting to the proposed rule changes for next season. In interviews wit...
    Updated May 20 2015 12:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah basketball: Director of operations Norm Parrish leaves Utes for Hawaii
    The Utah men's basketball program has experienced the highs of rebuilding success without much attrition — until now. The Runnin' Utes will be looking...
    Updated May 17 2015 12:42 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham speaks with reporters during national signing day Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Whittingham knew his team was short-handed at several key positions after the 2014 season and set out to address them with the 2015 recruiting class. The Utes signed 20 new players to letters of intent during Wednesday's Signing Day and 14 of those will suit up on the offensive line, at receiver and in the defensive secondary. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah football: Kyle Whittingham on satellite camps, graduate transfers, freshman ineligibility and stunt driving
    The Tribune caught up with Kyle Whittingham on Monday, following Pac-12 coaches meetings in Phoenix last week that he called “pretty uneventful.” Whit...
    Updated May 11 2015 02:25 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes forward Taryn Wicijowski (11) dives for a loose ball during second-half play. Oregon State defeated Utah 52-42, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Utah women’s basketball: Taryn Wicijowski signs with Italian team
    When an all-expenses-paid life in Mediterranean Europe comes calling, the MCAT can wait. That was a no-brainer for Utah’s Taryn Wicijowski, who Wednes...
    Updated May 06 2015 07:51 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes wide receiver Dres Anderson (6) during a practice at Rice-Eccles Stadium Tuesday August 19, 2014.  Utah football: Undrafted Dres Anderson eager for shot with San Francisco 49ers
    The most difficult aspect of the NFL draft might just be the suspense. Years of ambition, months of preparation — they all lead up to a single weekend...
    Updated May 06 2015 07:15 pm   |     |   Share
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Lone Peak's Frank Jackson, knight, guards Amercian Fork's Brayden Harris during game between American Fork and Lone Peak at UVU UCCU Arena in Provo, Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Utah basketball: Runnin' Utes going hard after 2016 Lone Peak guard Frank Jackson
    With a relationship with Frank Jackson that goes back two years, Larry Krystkowiak has had time to parse the Lone Peak guard's game. When Al Jackson w...
    Updated May 04 2015 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
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University of Utah receiver Dres Anderson catches passes thrown from a machine following football practice on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Friday, August 22, 2014. Utah football: Dres Anderson headed to San Francisco, plus more Utes undrafted free agent destinations
    The Utes had four NFL Draft picks, the most since 2010. But a hopeful fifth — receiver Dres Anderson — had to wait a little longer than expected. Utah...
    Updated May 03 2015 10:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota takes a phone call from the Tennessee Titans letting him know he's about to be drafted with the second pick in the first round on NFL Draft Day Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Honolulu. Mariota along with his family and friends gathered at the Saint Louis Alumni Clubhouse to celebrate his selection in the NFL Draft. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP, Pool) Pac-12 football: Conference produces record nine picks in NFL draft first round
    While USC's Leonard Williams was telling the New York press he hoped his first sack came against New England's Tom Brady, Danny Shelton was busy getti...
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    Utah defensive lineman Nate Orchard runs a drill at Utah's NFL football pro day Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah football: On the eve of the draft, tidbits on Rowe, Orchard, Poutasi, Anderson and Clay
    Many more than 32 NFL hopefuls will huddle around the TV with their friends and families Thursday, checking and re-checking their phones to make sure ...
    Updated Apr 29 2015 08:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Tribune file photo)  . Utah athletic director Chris Hill Utah AD Chris Hill talks stadium renovations, Pac-12 Network, BYU scheduling and more
    Wrapping up his 28th year as Utah's athletic director, even Chris Hill is willing to acknowledge the job can get to him. Most notably this winter, whe...
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    Baylor offensive guard LaQuan McGowan (80) catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Bryce Petty (14) during the second half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game against Michigan State Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  Utah football: Utes to play home and home with Baylor in 2023-24
    Baylor announced Wednesday afternoon that Utah and Baylor have signed a two-year deal to play a home and home in 2023 and 2024, with the front end set...
    Updated Apr 29 2015 09:40 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah's Shelbi Everett (center) celebrates the team's two runs from Kristen Stewart and Maddy Woodard in the bottom of the 7th inning. The University of Utah softball team was defeated during their home debut, Saturday, by Oregon, 4-2, March 21, 2015 . Utah’s softball team ranked for the first time since January 2001
    Utah’s softball team became the school’s eighth to be among the nation’s top 25 at some point this season when the 33-16 Utes were ranked No. 24 in th...
    Updated Apr 28 2015 11:16 am   |     |   Share
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University of Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak screams in disbelief after Utah Utes guard Delon Wright (55) picks up his second foul during first half action in the University of Utah versus Duke University Sweet 16 game in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Regional Semifinal game at NRG Stadium in Houston, Friday, March 27, 2015. Utah basketball: Vacation allowance, smartphone and $25M: The details of Larry Krystkowiak's 8-year contract extension
    Utah athletic director Chris Hill said in his most recent State of the Utes video: “Whether people want to accept it costs a lot of money to have grea...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 06:30 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah DB Eric Rowe glides into the end zone with an 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. Utah football: NFL draft expert Mayock discusses Rowe, Orchard and Poutasi
    NFL Draft expert and analyst Mike Mayock held a press conference call Thursday afternoon to discuss prospects in next week’s draft. Here are his thoug...
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Utah Utes quarterback Travis Wilson (7) and his teammates during a practice Tuesday April 21, 2015. Utah football notes: Offense has a rare off-day with ball control
    After the team huddle broke at last Tuesday’s practice, co-offensive coordinators Aaron Roderick and Jim Harding held the offense behind a few minutes...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 07:21 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: In radio interview, Larry Krystkowiak reveals his pitch to keep Jakob Poeltl
    It's the Runnin' Utes' version of “The Decision.” And Larry Krystkowiak wants to know the answer just as much as you do. The Utah men's basketball tea...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 12:45 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes running back Bubba Poole (8) runs for a touchdown during a practice at Rice-Eccles Stadium Friday April 3, 2015.  Utah football notes: Receivers looking for consistency, plus Fauonuku back in action
    When Kyle Whittingham uses the term “throw game,” he doesn't usually have a smile on his lips. In the seemingly unending battle to get the program's t...
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    A screen shot from the Ute Fast/Ute Furious video posted by Utah Football on vimeo. Utah football: Coaches spoof ‘Furious’ ahead of in-state recruiting drive (Video)
    The narrator, strength coach Greg Argust, asks “When people steal from your state, what do you do?” Kyle Whittingham answers, “You steal them back, i...
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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...
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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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The Utah football team runs onto the field before the game against Idaho State Bengals at Rice-Eccles stadium Thursday August 28, 2014. Utah is winning the game 35-7. U. trustees approve $3.3M in men’s restroom additions to Rice-Eccles Stadium
    The U. Board of Trustees signed off Tuesday on a $3.3 million upgrade to Rice-Eccles Stadium that will come as a big relief to those hoping to relieve...
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    CORRECTS SCORE TO 77-68, NOT 77-66 - Utah's Delon Wright, center, is pressured by Washington's Nigel Williams-Goss in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Seattle. Washington won 77-68. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) Utah basketball notes: Delon Wright doesn't sweat Pac-12 player of the year 'snub'
    While a host of Utah fans spent Monday morning on Twitter discussing how Delon Wright was robbed for Pac-12 player of the year, the senior guard himse...
    Updated Mar 09 2015 07:45 pm   |     |   Share