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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...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 07:15 pm   |     |   Share
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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...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 10:04 am   |     |   Share
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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...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 03:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah's Delon Wright dunks as Duke's Justise Winslow looks on during the first half of a college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Delon Wright celebrates Cousy Award, prepares for NBA
    Squeezing himself into a suit and tie is about as rare as a triple-double for Delon Wright. Before last Friday night, he could only remember wearing o...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 01:27 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes guard Brandon Taylor (11) grimaces as the game slips out of reach during second half action in the University of Utah versus Duke University Sweet 16 game in the 2015 NCAA Menís Basketball Championship Regional Semifinal game at NRG Stadium in Houston, Friday, March 27, 2015. Utah basketball: Utes pop up in way-too-early rankings
    As I wrote over the weekend, the “natural course” is to start looking ahead. In Indianapolis, the confetti probably isn't completely swept up yet afte...
    Updated Apr 07 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes running back Troy McCormick (21) runs past Colorado State Rams safety Trent Matthews (16) and Colorado State Rams defensive back Tyree Simmons (5) during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday December 20, 2014. Utah is winning the game 24-10 at halftime. Utah football notes: Troy McCormick sustains apparent ‘severe’ knee injury
    Just last Saturday, Kyle Whittingham said sophomore running back Troy McCormick was going to touch the ball “far, far more often” this year, and he’d ...
    Updated Apr 03 2015 08:28 pm   |     |   Share
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Kendal Thompson (right, helmetless) signals the play with Utah's other quarterbacks during an April 2, 2015 practice. Thompson has been credited by teammates for his attention to detail even as he is sidelined while recovering from an ACL injury. Utah football notes: Right tackle spot up for grabs, plus Chase Hansen moves up (with video)
    Last spring, Jeremiah Poutasi recounted his painstaking diet restrictions that helped him cut down his weight about 20 pounds. One of the men who woul...
    Updated Apr 02 2015 07:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah lands commitment from 2016 OL Tucker Scott, son of former Ute Lance
    Utah received a commitment Monday from 2016 offensive lineman Tucker Scott, whose ties to Utah’s program are likely as strong as any Southern Californ...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 11:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah State at Utah football game switched from Saturday to Friday night
    If you just couldn’t wait until Saturday, Sept. 12, for the 112th installment of the Battle of the Brothers, you’re in luck. They’ll play Friday, Sept...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 11:52 am   |     |   Share
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Former University of Utah football standout and current tackle for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, Star Lotulelei watches his brother during Utes practice Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Utah football notes: Star Lotulelei says brother Lowell is better than he was (with video)
    This guy at Utah’s practice said he thinks sophomore defensive tackle Lowell Lotulelei is better than he was at the same age. Ordinarily, that wouldn’...
    Updated Mar 28 2015 03:55 pm   |     |   Share
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Duke Blue Devils forward Justise Winslow (12) throws a Duke shirt to the fans following Duke's practice on the NRG Stadium court prior to their 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Regional Semifinal game against Utah in Houston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The Houston native is playing before a hometown crowd. NCAA Tournament game guide: Runnin' Utes, Duke in Sweet 16 slugfest
    Houston • Blink once. Twice. Yes, Utah fans, you're still here. It's still the Sweet 16. It's still Duke. It's still happening Friday night. The Utes ...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 07:46 pm   |     |   Share
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The University of Utah's Delon Wright signs autographs after practice at the NRG Stadium court prior to the Utes' 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Regional Semifinal game against Duke in Houston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Utah basketball: Dorell Wright keeping an eye on Delon, Runnin' Utes
    The strategy has worked so far, so Dorell Wright is going to stick to it: He's going to stay the heck away from his little brother.  In the games he's...
    Updated Mar 26 2015 06:24 pm   |     |   Share
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The offensive line runs charted plays as the University of Utah football team held their first spring practice, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Utah football notes: Whittingham spotlights battles at five positions
    Given that Utah returns seven offensive starters and nine defensive starters, Kyle Whittingham’s Day One list of position battles is surprisingly long...
    Updated Mar 24 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Duke's Jahlil Okafor (15) and San Diego State's Skylar Spencer (0) chase the ball during the second half of an NCAA tournament college basketball game in the Round of 32 in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond) Utah basketball notes: Early impressions on Duke, extra quotes from Utes' Sweet weekend
    Portland, Ore • There's only so far reporters can go. But this March, the Utes have cameras on their heels every step of the way. NCAA Confidential, w...
    Updated Mar 23 2015 05:18 am   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes forward Jordan Loveridge arrives at the Utah interview session, Friday, March 20, 2015. 
NCAA Tournament game guide: 'Underdog' Utes upset-minded vs. Georgetown Hoyas
    Portland, Ore. • Passing through the locker room on Friday afternoon, one could get the sense that the Utes wouldn't have minded being seeded a 15 and...
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    Utah basketball game guide: Runnin' Utes want to clean up mistakes at Washington
    With the short turnaround, we're going to do a slightly longer lead-in to today's game guide with some updates from Utah practice Friday afternoon … T...
    Updated Mar 06 2015 06:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    UCLA guard Norman Powell, left, blocks a shot by Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Utah basketball game guide: Cougars may serve as conference tourney tune-up
    Looking ahead hasn’t been much of a problem for the No. 13-ranked Utes this season, so it would be a surprise to see issues crop up this weekend. Th...
    Updated Mar 05 2015 12:02 pm   |     |   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: Swiping Wright has never been easier on Delon's Tinder page
    You may have seen the video. If you're lucky, you may have a T-shirt. And if you're looking for a date on Friday night, you may have just seen the Tin...
    Updated Mar 04 2015 04:14 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah’s No. 20 men’s swimming team looks for an upset or two at Pac-12 championships
    It says something about the competitiveness of Olympic sports in the Pac-12 that Utah’s men’s swimming team enters this week’s conference championship...
    Updated Mar 04 2015 10:39 am   |     |   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: Wicijowski, Boclair earn All-Pac-12 honorable mentions
    Utah senior forward Taryn Wicijowski and freshman wing Tanaeya Boclair made the most of a trying season by turning hard times into individual hardware...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 02:42 pm   |     |   Share
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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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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