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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Quarterbacks Donovan Isom, left, and Adam Schulz, right, wait on the sidelines as Travis Wilson and Kendal Thompson take reps at Utah football practice with pads on the baseball field, Thursday, August 7, 2014.
Utah football: Fire destroys Louisiana home of QB Donovan Isom
    Donations are requested after a fire broke out early Monday at the Louisiana home of Utah redshirt freshman quarterback Donovan Isom. The Tribune spok...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 09:39 pm   |     |   Share
    Commitment from Texas WR/CB Jay Griffin puts cherry on top of Utah’s camp season
    Utah’s staff ran a dozen camps this month, including six of the so-called satellite camps that are all the rage, and held their final staff meeting of...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
    Utes pick up commitment from 6’2, 325-pound JUCO DT David Fangupo
    You’re about as likely to have watched his high school highlight tape as that of any recruit in the nation. That’s because David Fangupo was a sensati...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 07:41 pm   |     |   Share
    Updated: WR/LB Davir Hamilton tweets commitment, RB Daevon Vigilant keeping options open after Utah camp
    Welp. Late Friday night, we told you that Utah had received commitments from two coveted targets at Friday’s satellite camp in Rancho Cucamonga: 2016 ...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah football notes: JUCO WR Deniko Carter unlikely to qualify, Whittingham says
    Regarded as an instant-impact player at what may be Utah’s greatest position of need, Gavilan JC wideout Deniko Carter “looks like he’s not going to m...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 04:48 pm   |     |   Share
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Brighton's Dani Barton (12) runs past Fremont's Maryah Tipping (25) and Fremont's Rylee Thompson (24) during the 5A State Championship game at Salt Lake Community College Lifetime Activities Center Saturday February 21, 2015.  Brighton won the game 49-40. Two-sport Brighton star Dani Barton is fifth in her household to commit to Utes
    When us media types talk about recruiting pipelines, we’re usually referring to cities, or states. Occasionally, there’s a high school that produces a...
    Updated Jun 24 2015 09:06 pm   |     |   Share
    Former Utah leading rusher Monk Bailey dies at 77
    A two-time leading rusher for the Utes and later a defensive back for the St. Louis Cardinals, Claron Everett “Monk” Bailey died at his Queen Creek, A...
    Updated Jun 22 2015 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah football: Utes add 2016 JuCo RB Thomas McDonald
    The Utes have added a new commitment to the 2016 class, with an eye ahead on their running back situation.  The Tribune confirmed earlier reports that...
    Updated Jun 10 2015 09:44 pm   |     |   Share
    Utes pitcher Bret Helton's patience paid off in MLB Draft
    Bret Helton might've been more prepared to wait than most in his position. He felt confident he would be selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, ...
    Updated Jun 10 2015 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes guard Brandon Taylor (11) foulsArizona Wildcats guard Gabe York (1) after the Utes failed to score in the final minutes of the game, in Pac-12 basketball action in the  Huntsman Center, Saturday, February 28, 2015. Utah basketball: 2015-16 Pac-12 pairings released
    With four returning starters, the Runnin' Utes may have as good a shot as ever at knocking off the Arizona Wildcats — the team that has bested them in...
    Updated Jun 09 2015 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
    2015 JUCO safety Jordan Fogal commits to Utes
    Utah added a late commitment to its incoming 2015 class Saturday, receiving a pledge from San Mateo junior college safety Jordan Fogal. The 6-foot Cal...
    Updated Jun 06 2015 05:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • University of Utah running back Devontae Booker (23) scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Oregon State University during an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Oct.. 16, 2014. The University of Utah beat Oregon State 29-23. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen) Utah fooball: Four Utes named as best in nation with their jersey number
    College athletes pick numbers for different reasons, be it superstition, a nod to a pee wee or high school jersey or to honor their favorite professio...
    Updated Jun 04 2015 03:56 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: Brekkott Chapman attending Team USA U-19 camp
    Utah will at least briefly have to share forward Brekkott Chapman's talents with another program: Team USA. The 6-foot-8 forward will attend the U-19 ...
    Updated Jun 02 2015 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah basketball: Runnin' Utes add walk-on Austin Montgomery to roster
    The Utes have quietly added a new name to the roster: Austin Montgomery. The 6-foot-9 power forward will be a walk-on on academic scholarship, but he ...
    Updated Jun 02 2015 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah football: Utes will play Michigan at 6:30 p.m. on FOX Sports 1
    The Jim Harbaugh Era begins at 6:30 p.m. MT Thursday, Sept. 3, on FOX Sports 1, or at Rice-Eccles Stadium for 46,000 or so fans. The Pac-12 Conference...
    Updated Jun 01 2015 02:36 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah women’s hoops adds Clemson transfer Daneesha Provo
    Daneesha Provo will become the 14th Canadian basketball player to suit up for Utah’s women’s basketball team since 1997 — the first to come care of Cl...
    Updated Jun 01 2015 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
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Utes starter Jayson Rose pitches during a game at Smith's Ballpark. The freshman hurler leads Utah in ERA (4.00) and strikeouts (32) this season, as the Utes have gone 3-6 to start Pac-12 play. Utah baseball: Freshman pitcher Jayson Rose earns Pac-12 honorable mention
    In another down season for Utah baseball, there's a ray of hope: The Utes have young talent, and one of their most promising hurlers earned all-confer...
    Updated May 27 2015 11:57 am   |     |   Share
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Utah Athletic Director, Dr. Chris Hill speaks on his phone as the Utes practice at the Moda Center in Portland, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. 
USA Today database shows 20 percent increase in U. athletics revenue
    Utah Athletics’ total revenue jumped more than 20 percent to $56.5 million in a single year, according to a 2013-14 update to the ever-handy USA Today...
    Updated May 26 2015 06:36 pm   |     |   Share
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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
    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
    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
    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...
    Updated Apr 30 2015 11:00 pm   |     |   Share
    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
    (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...
    Updated Apr 29 2015 06:15 pm   |     |   Share
    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