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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 Sep 29, 2014 10:15PM

Wrapping up how Utah’s players on active NFL rosters performed in Week Four:

Minnesota running back Matt Asiata • The Vikings third game without...

Updated on Sep 28, 2014 08:09PM

Enough has probably been written about the football team’s demoralizing loss to Washington State on Saturday.

See below, if you don’t believe us.<...

Updated on Sep 26, 2014 05:29PM

There’s a feeling that there’s something different about this year’s Utes. Head coach Kyle Whittingham has said it’s his most talented team since Utah joined the Pac-12 Confer...

Updated on Sep 27, 2014 05:02PM

Through four games, we've seen a lot of variety from Washington State this season.

Here's a team that lost a shootout with Rutgers, couldn't score much on Nevada, and then pushed the No. 2 t...

Updated on Sep 24, 2014 09:30PM

Wrap up. Use your feet to drive from the ground. Hit with the shoulder, not the head.

Now that's how you tackle.

Brian Blechen's hit on Devin Funchess, called "textbook colli...

Updated on Sep 23, 2014 04:04PM

Travis Wilson, the right side of his face red with leftover turf burn, shifted uncomfortably in his seat as Kyle Whittingham addressed the media in the front of the room.

He knew what was co...

Updated on Sep 23, 2014 04:04PM

The Utes are undefeated through their first three games, setting a higher standard for the football program.

But when it comes to Pac-12 player of the week honors, only two out of three is a...

Updated on Sep 21, 2014 10:50PM

Wrapping up how Utah’s players on active NFL rosters performed in Week Three:

Minnesota running back Matt Asiata • Getting his second consecutiv...

Updated on Sep 21, 2014 10:44PM

The Pac-12 is coming.

Utah’s football team is 3-0, its women’s soccer team is 7-0-2, and its volleyball team is 10-1.

Updated on Sep 21, 2014 01:00PM

Utah received the 31st-most points in the AP Top 25 Poll and the 38th-most in the Amway Coaches Poll, despite a convincing 26-10 win in Ann Arbor on ABC.

Updated on Sep 20, 2014 07:24PM
A major mistake led to Arkansas State's first score as punter Jaron Bentrude dropped the ball and Arkansas State recovered on the Aggies' 12-yard line.
J.D. McKissic took the pitch and swept down...

Updated on Sep 20, 2014 11:43AM


Utah received a commitment Saturday morning from 6-foot-7, 315-pound Corner Canyon tackle Branden Bowen, one of the state’s most ...

Updated on Sep 19, 2014 05:42PM

OK, we said it before the season opener. We said it before Fresno State. We’ve probably said it too many times, but here we say it once more: Here’s the real test.

Updated on Sep 23, 2014 04:08PM

So far this week, we've read plenty on Michigan's outsized stadium with the tradition to match. But what exactly are the Wolverines today?

At 2-1, Michiga...

Updated on Sep 23, 2014 04:08PM

During pregame walkthroughs and warmups on Saturday, Nate Orchard may just bring his camera with him.

He'll step out across the sidelines at the Big House, and he'll be looking for Bryan Mon...

Updated on Sep 23, 2014 04:08PM

After its schedule the last two years, Utah football could be forgiven for wanting just a little bit of relief.

The 2015 slate, released Tuesday evening by the Pac-12, isn't easy, but it doe...

Updated on Sep 15, 2014 08:54PM

The Runnin’ Utes return most of their starters from last year’s 21-12 team, and add to that bunch their most highly touted recruiting class in recent years.

Updated on Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM

Those who hunt for so-called "X-factors" in football games needn't look any further than the turnover margin when the Utes take on Michigan on Saturday.

Both coaches agree: That's where the ...

Updated on Sep 15, 2014 10:56AM

It’s no great secret how this works: A Football Bowl Subdivision school irons out its wrinkles in the process of (usually) steamrolling an overmatched Football Championship Su...

Updated on Sep 14, 2014 07:39PM


Wrapping up how Utah’s players on active NFL rosters performed in Week Two:

Minnesota running back...

Updated on Sep 14, 2014 07:33PM

If Utah’s fall sports teams can end the season as they began it, a few new banners will be in order.

The football, soccer and volleyball teams hav...

Updated on Sep 11, 2014 10:26PM

It’s hasn’t been easy for Sunia Tauteoli to see Utah State play this fall.

“I would have been playing right now,” he said. “I watch the TV and I’m...

Updated on Sep 11, 2014 09:48AM

The key to recruiting is winning, and the key to winning is recruiting.

That cycle worked in Utah’s favor for years in the Mountain West, but afte...

Updated on Sep 10, 2014 10:33PM

<freeform> Not to be outdone by their gridiron counterparts, Utah men's basketball will be sporting new uniforms this upcoming season.

The Utes revealed three new-look get-ups fro...

Updated on Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM

It's a new look for Utah football. And it's been met with early rave reviews.

It's white. White helmets, to be exact.

The new dome-toppers feature a red stripe down the middle and the...

Updated on Sep 8, 2014 02:08PM

There were just two tweaks to Utah’s depth chart heading into the bye week: 1. Devontae Booker is now listed as a co-starter with Bubba Poole after totaling 145 yards and two ...

Updated on Sep 8, 2014 02:06PM


Utah’s football team doesn’t play BYU’s football team this year, leaving fans to compare Saturday’s blowout victories in a colo...

Updated on Sep 9, 2014 12:50PM

Wrapping up how Utah’s players on active NFL rosters performed in Week One:

Minnesota running back Matt Asiata • Asiata rushed twice for 10 yard...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 11:22PM

Hey everybody. We’re cranking up to Saturday’s big game as the Utes take on Fresno State. Here’s what you need to know with the Bulldogs in town:

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 11:15PM

As the Utes prepare to face Fresno State, don't you think you should brush up, too?

Unlike last week, fans aren't flying in blind. Some of you may have tu...

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 11:15PM

Former New York Knick and Senator Bill Bradley is one. USC AD Pat Haden is one. Bill Clinton is one of the most famous ones.


Updated on Sep 1, 2014 09:46AM

Fall is in the air, and so are footballs, soccer balls and volleyballs. Intermittently, at least.

It is unfortunately the way of things that Utah’...

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 11:15PM

When you're waiting on a phone call - a call that tells you about the future of your career - you want to be surrounded by friends and family.

You don't, however, want to be cooped up in a S...

Updated on Aug 29, 2014 10:52AM

We tried to hit all the angles (see below) after last night’s seventh-straight season-opening win for the Utes, but here are a few notes that slipped through the cracks.


Updated on Aug 28, 2014 09:35AM

Hey folks, it’s football time, and here’s all you need to know when the Utes take on Idaho State:

Time, Place and [...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 01:27PM

Utah Athletic Director Chris Hill told The Tribune on Tuesday that the U. plans to install a new south end zone scoreboard at Rice-Eccles Stadium by the start of the 2015 foot...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 05:40PM

There was some confusion about the eligibility of UCLA transfer defensive end Kylie Fitts, so we asked Utah Director of Player Personnel Fred Whittingham for a clarification.<...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 11:57AM

Idaho State head coach Mike Kramer doesn’t want Utah kicker Andy Phillips getting oxygen because he’s kicking so many PATs.

How’s that for honesty...

Updated on Aug 29, 2014 10:21AM

Day one of the Dave Christensen offense wasn't the smoothest transition.

Getting up to speed was a challenge, to say the least.

"The tempo, to tell you the truth, when Coach Christens...

Updated on Aug 29, 2014 10:18AM

It took a little longer than the Utes would've liked, but they've gotten Kylie Fitts.

The Tribune has learned that

Updated on Aug 23, 2014 04:40PM

We wrote yesterday that it was a virtual certainty that Travis Wilson, after being named team captain as a sophomore and all that he’s been through since, would be named team ...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 10:15PM

It's a familiar story: Athlete lingers down the depth chart. Athlete works all summer. Athlete rises up depth chart. Work pays off.

No one's denying that quarterback Brandon Cox did his fair...

Updated on Aug 21, 2014 11:07AM

Per an agreement with the Ute Indian Tribe, the University of Utah launched a campaign Thursday to better educate students and fans about the meaning of the Ute name.

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 05:57PM


Florida, the domain of Utah recruiters Kalani Sitake and Dennis Erickson, is picking up some Ute fans.

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 11:01PM

Brian Blechen admits it now: He wasn't sure what to make of Tevin Carter even three weeks ago.

"In the summertime he was rehabbing a lot, getting his ankl...

Updated on Aug 19, 2014 12:52PM
Utah's gymnastics team not only is one of the best in the country, but the smartest too. The Utes boasted a GPA of 3.78827, the highest GPA of any collegiate gymnastics team in the country it was anno...

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