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    Arizona guard T.J. McConnell, center, and Utah guard Delon Wright (55) battle for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Utah basketball game guide: Utes aim for Senior Day upset against No. 7 Arizona
    If you need the sportswriter to tell you this game has high stakes, you're probably beyond help. It's No. 7 vs. No. 13, with a conference championship...
    Updated Feb 28 2015 04:19 am   |     |   Share
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    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

James Gabour, front, and Brad Kiernan, back paint signs for the Utah vs. Arizona basketball game while camping out for good seats at the Huntsman Center, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Utah basketball: Outside Huntsman Center, students set up camp for Saturday seats
    Looking at the weekend forecast with freezing temperatures and snow, skiers rejoiced. But Zack Sharpe — he was crestfallen. “I was not too excited,” h...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes guard Delon Wright (55) and Arizona State Sun Devils guard Shaquielle McKissic (40) go for a rebound during the game at the Huntsman Center Thursday February 26, 2015.  Utah is winning 41-9 at halftime. Utah basketball notes: Krystkowiak defends offensive efficiency, plus Delon Wright's big night
    It seems Larry Krystkowiak has reached his limit on questions about “scoring droughts.” He fielded one on Thursday — about how the Utes managed to avo...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 01:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah's Brandon Taylor, seated left, and Arizona State's Kodi Justice (44) battle for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Utah basketball game guide: No. 13 Utes look to smother Arizona State's hot streak
    There's been an effort to keep the term “trap game” out of Utah's vocabulary this week. Larry Krystkowiak said he doesn't think his players are “wired...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 11:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah football notes: Combine catch-up, new recruiting territories, cats vs. dogs
    After the Senior Bowl, Utah’s Eric Rowe told The Tribune how strange it was to be telling NFL teams that he’s the hard-edged defensive back they’re lo...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak talks with players Dakarai Tucker, left, and Jordan Loveridge during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Tucker led Utah with 11 points in the team's 47-37 win. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) Utah basketball: Where are the Utes seeded in bracket projections?
    Utah fans watching the Oregon student section rush the court in Eugene must've felt some pain, but also a bit of disbelief. It's a sign of how differe...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Oregon forward Jordan Bell dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Southern California, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Utah basketball game guide: Win over No. 9 Utes would spice up Ducks’ resume
    Six Pac-12 teams received NCAA tournament bids in 2014, but such is the falloff this season after No. 7 Arizona and No. 9 Utah that the conference’s t...
    Updated Feb 22 2015 10:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Ute football notes: Salary pool for assistants increases slightly for ‘15
    Two weeks after Kyle Whittingham agreed to an $11 million deal that takes him through 2018, Utah announced two new hires and four promotions that will...
    Updated Feb 20 2015 12:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    Oregon State guard Gary Payton II (1) drives on Arizona guard T.J. McConnell  during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)                    Utah basketball game guide: No. 9 Utes aim to tarnish Oregon State’s perfect home record
    Asked Tuesday if he’d had any advice for Wayne Tinkle upon Tinkle’s hiring by Oregon State, and if he now regrets giving it, Larry Krystkowiak didn’t ...
    Updated Feb 19 2015 12:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Oregon's Marcus Mariota walks off the field after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Ohio State Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) NFL Combine: No. 1 pick candidate Mariota was trained, in part, by a Ute
    Marcus Mariota might soon become the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Hordes of team staffers will gather to gawk at him during this week’s combin...
    Updated Feb 17 2015 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    California's David Kravish, left, keeps the ball away from Colorado's Josh Scott during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) Utah basketball game guide: Runnin' Utes seek to halt visiting Cal's winning streak
    Let's just say it: The Runnin' Utes may be fine taking games one at a time, but the rest of us are waiting for Feb. 28. That's when Utah hosts Arizona...
    Updated Feb 14 2015 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Utes wide receiver Kaelin Clay (8) runs for the end zone on a long pass play, but dropped the ball before he reached the end zone, resulting in an a 99-yard Oregon touchdown, in PAC-12 action, Utah vs. Oregon game, at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, November 8, 2014 Utah football: Clay makes light of dropped TD with V-Day meme
    Valentine’s Day is emblematic of love, understanding and warm feelings, concepts Kaelin Clay received little of on the night of November 8, 2014. In a...
    Updated Feb 14 2015 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah quarterbacks Travis Wilson and Jason Thompson throw the ball during a practice at Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center Thursday March 20, 2014. Utah football notes: Whittingham tells KFAN that Ahmad Christian is injured, Jason Thompson will move to safety
    Utah received a jolt last season from so-called one-to-play-one wideout and return specialist Kaelin Clay, who seized his opportunity during fall camp...
    Updated Feb 13 2015 12:40 pm   |     |   Share
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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 game guide: Stanford will challenge No. 11 Utes' perfect home record
    They've taken down five Pac-12 opponents at home by 20 or more points. Brandon Taylor doesn't consider that “luck.” “I think we just do our work early...
    Updated Feb 12 2015 11:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes G Delon Wright (55) splits the defense of Washington Huskies G Nigel Williams-Goss (5) and Washington Huskies F Shawn Kemp Jr. (40) during second half play. Utah beat Washington 77-56 at the Hunstman Center, Sunday, January 25, 2015. Utah basketball: Delon Wright makes another cut for Wooden Award
    Utah's Thursday game features two Wooden Award late season finalists. In our game preview, I wrote a little bit about one of them. But Utah's Delon Wr...
    Updated Feb 11 2015 04:51 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah fans try to distract the Trojans on a third-down play in Pac-12 action, Utah vs. USC, at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, October 25, 2014 Utah’s football season ticket prices are up — here’s how much, where and why
    Some Utah fans reported being rudely surprised this week to find that the cost of their football season tickets had risen, in their estimation, consid...
    Updated Feb 11 2015 02:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Colorado forward Xavier Johnson, center, drives the lane for a shot between Utah guard Delon Wright, left, and forward Chris Reyes in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015., in Boulder, Colo. Utah won 79-51. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Utah basketball notes: Delon Wright dealing with sore knee, expects to start vs. Stanford
    It was a heart-stopper for Utah fans at the time. Keep in mind, Delon Wright didn't know if he was going to be OK either. He went up for a rebound in ...
    Updated Feb 11 2015 09:15 am   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes forward Jordan Loveridge (21) grabs a rebound away from Colorado Buffaloes guard/forward Dustin Thomas (13) during first half action in the Utah versus Colorado men's basketball game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Utah basketball game guide: Colorado presents another road test for No. 13 Utes
    Utah’s 17-4 record has an ugly side: road games. Utah is only 4-4 away from the Huntsman Center, a problem for any team with high March aspirations....
    Updated Feb 07 2015 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
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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 06:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    (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
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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
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    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
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    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
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    (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
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    (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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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