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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 Oct 20, 2014 07:21PM

Entering the season with the promise of running off plays quickly, so far, the Utes offense has fulfilled only the promise of running the ball.

Kyle Whittingham acknowledged Monday that the ...

Updated on Oct 19, 2014 10:36PM

ESPN puts the football Utes No. 2 in its Pac-12 power rankings. The Runnin’ Utes have been picked as high as No. 2 in preseason Pac-12 polls. Utah’s nonrevenue team sports are...

Updated on Oct 19, 2014 09:19PM

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

Minnesota running back Matt Asiata • Asiata again played second fi...

Updated on Oct 18, 2014 02:13PM

Nothing excites a football team like winning in double overtime in a hostile road environment.

Except, perhaps, new helmets.

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Updated on Oct 17, 2014 02:34PM

It’s a classy upgrade for a classic venue, said Utah volleyball coach Beth Launiere.

Launiere’s team will christen the new court at ...

Updated on Oct 18, 2014 09:21PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. • Mike Riley knew it wasn’t going to be easy to defeat the nation’s No. 20 team.

“Every facet of our game had to be at a top level...

Updated on Oct 17, 2014 04:00PM

Corvallis, Ore. • At the start of second overtime, the referee asked Nate Orchard what he wanted. He didn't hesitate.

"Defense."

The senior captain and defensive...

Updated on Oct 17, 2014 04:00PM

Junior safety Tevin Carter, whose status for tonight’s game against Oregon State was “up in the air,” according to coach Kyle Whittingham, will not play.

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Updated on Oct 15, 2014 11:14PM

After a plucky victory in the Rose Bowl, it doesn’t matter that the Utes haven’t beaten Oregon State in Corvallis since joining the Pac-12, or that they’ve only once won conse...

Updated on Oct 17, 2014 04:01PM

No one truly loves to see their punter come out on the field, but Tom Hackett may offer the nation's best consolation prize for a stalled drive.

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Updated on Oct 14, 2014 04:08PM

There's no guess work involved here: Mike Riley will be prepared for the Utes' starting quarterback on Thursday night.

That's because Oregon State is preparin...

Updated on Oct 14, 2014 04:08PM

Sean Mannion is no mystery. The Utes remember his arm plenty well, with a certain amount of wincing.

Oregon State, on the other hand, has some questions ...

Updated on Oct 14, 2014 04:07PM

Utah's home game against USC has a time and a theme: When darkness falls.

The Utes will kick off against the Trojans at 8 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Utah's first home game in ne...

Updated on Oct 13, 2014 01:14AM

What’s with the increasing prevalence of breakfast potatoes over shredded hash browns?

Does anybody prefer breakfast potatoes? Are they easier to ...

Updated on Oct 12, 2014 10:34PM

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

Minnesota running back Matt Asiata • Asiata was supplanted by Jerick...

Updated on Oct 12, 2014 01:55AM

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The Runnin’ Utes received a commitment Saturday from Gabe Bealer, a sophomore wing at City College of San Francisco, where Utah f...

Updated on Oct 11, 2014 10:37PM

After reading our story on Utah’s special teams excellence, ESPN Stats & Analysis Division Manager Mike Wilson has been kind enough to provide a little more context.

Updated on Oct 17, 2014 04:01PM

"Just tell us some stories, why dontcha?"

The Tribune is running a Sunday story on Utah's history of strong defensive lines, and while there's plenty of i...

Updated on Oct 10, 2014 08:40PM

We’re fairly late to the party, but The Tribune was able to connect with the father of T.J. Kautai on Friday to confirm reports that Kautai committed to the U. last week.

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Updated on Oct 9, 2014 04:38PM

The Utes released a new depth chart on Thursday, and we have our answer at quarterback.

The starting quarterback against Oregon State will be Kend...

Updated on Oct 8, 2014 07:50PM

Kyle Fulks once ran a 10.21 100 meters, but that was back in high school.

“I think I’m a lot faster now.”

Fulks, a 20...

Updated on Oct 9, 2014 11:39PM

Two scores in two weeks.

That's not great numbers for an offense, but for a defense? Any points are gravy.

Utah football has benefitted greatly from its defense's recent penchant for ...

Updated on Oct 8, 2014 12:04PM

Jacoby Hale tore his ACL and Gionni Paul broke his foot in spring. A wrist injury has sidelined Jason Whittingham.

And now you can add sophomore U...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 04:18PM

For those waiting for Wednesday to hear who will start at quarterback — well, get ready to wait a little longer.

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said on a Tue...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 10:30AM

Pac-12 Networks’ weekly “The Drive” documentary bills itself as “an unprecedented, all-access look at UCLA’s quest for the Pac-12 Championship.”

A...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 04:17PM

Before folks start loading up the comments section, let’s acknowledge something: Kahi Neves knows there are people out there who might be a little skeptical of his comm...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 04:17PM

Though the Utah men's basketball team began practice on Friday, the media got its first big shot at the Runnin' Utes on Monday morning in an hour-long session wi...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 04:18PM

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said at Monday’s press conference that the starting quarterback remains to be determined.

Coaches were still eval...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 04:17PM

You want upsets? Utah football gave one to remember this week against No. 8 UCLA.

And yet, it wasn't the only upset this week from a Utah team. Volleyball found a way against Arizona State a...

Updated on Oct 6, 2014 07:27AM

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

Minnesota running back Matt Asiata • Asiata rushed for 70-plus yard...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 04:20PM

Even if Utah wins this weekend, it'll be the second-most talked-about upset in the Pac-12. Maybe that takes some of the pressure o...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 04:20PM

UCLA has been on national TV as much as any college football power this year, but if you've caught all those games, you might be confused.

Are the Bruins the team that had trouble putting UV...

Updated on Oct 2, 2014 11:14AM

Since starting as a true freshman in 2011, Eric Rowe has proven fast, strong, smart, tough, you name it.

The only thing he hasn’t proven is consis...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 12:26PM

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When it rains, the commitments pour in, apparently.

Utah lost 28-27 to Washingt...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM

What was an ugly weekend for Utah has blossomed into a much more upbeat week thanks to some big recruiting news.

The Utes got a commitment fr...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM

In a Tuesday afternoon conference call, UCLA coach Jim Mora said perhaps the most brazen thing any opposing coach will say about the Utes.

He plans on kicking to Kaelin Clay.

Maybe.

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM

A scholarship offer tends to come with a defined vision. Teams want the next great linebacker, the next great tight end, the next great quarterback.

Apparently Utah football's coaching sta...

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 Oct 1, 2014 04:33PM

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 Oct 1, 2014 04:33PM

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.

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