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As he addressed New Orleans media for the first time by phone, the words seemed to get tangled in Marcus Williams’ mouth. “I can’t even explain it right now,” he said. “It’s really amazing. I’m excited to get out there …

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  • Utah’s Garett Bolles, left, holds his son, Kingston, after being selected by the Denver Broncos during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) NFL Draft: Utah’s Garett Bolles goes to Denver at No. 20
    As he walked down the steps to the NFL Draft stage in Philadelphia, Garett Bolles took someone with him: his four-month old son, Kingston. He hugged N...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 11:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy of Utah Athletics   Gentry Hicks plays the course at the Provo Invitational on April 11. A team captain, Hicks has been one of the leaders for a Utah golf team that is trying to move out of the bottom of the Pac-12. Utah golf: Utes have grown confidence under first-year coach
    Garrett Clegg peered down the roster shortly after he was hired last year and wondered: How exactly would Gentry Hicks work out? Hicks just had gotten...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 09:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    Fans arrive ahead of the 2017 NFL football draft in Philadelphia, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Utah football: 2017 NFL Draft primer for Utes prospects
    Don’t ask Kyle Whittingham for NFL Draft predictions. He’s in the dark as much as anyone else. “I gave up on speculating who is going to get drafted,”...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sarah Shebek  |  Utah Athletics  The exterior of the Spence Eccles Ski Building during the grand opening on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Utah skiing: Utes open $2.8 million ski team facility
    It’s the call athletic directors dread. Chris Hill got word last Thursday from one of his biggest boosters that something about his passion project wa...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 08:50 pm   |     |   Share



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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Lone Peak’s Christian Popoola (51) battles for the ball with Viewmont’s Braedon Alldredge (11) during quarterfinals of the boy’s 5A basketball state tournament game at the Dee Event Center in Ogden, Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Utah basketball: Christian PoPoola Jr. wants to bring 'winning mentality' to Runnin' Utes
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Lone Peak’s Christian Popoola (51) battles for the ball with Viewmont’s Braedon Alldredge (11) during quarterfinals of the boy’s 5A basketball state tournament game at the Dee Event Center in Ogden, Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Utah basketball: 2017 Las Vegas guard Christian PoPoola Jr. signs with Utes
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  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  The Utah Utes and Texas Longhorns men’s lacrosse teams line up during the playing of the national anthem before their game at Ute Soccer Field in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Utah lacrosse builds toward Division I dream
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The University of Utah Utes were back in action  during the 16th-annual Red-White football game on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at  Rice-Eccles Stadium. Utah football: 2018 California RB/DB Malone Mataele commits to Utes
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The sideline reacts to a hit by Julian Blackmon. The University of Utah Utes were back in action  during the 16th-annual Red-White football game on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at  Rice-Eccles Stadium. Utah football: Utes sought to re-establish toughness in spring
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  • Utah’s Missy Reinstadtler competes in the floor exercise during the NCAA college women’s gymnastics championships, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Utah gymnastics: Utes to host regionals in 2018, 2021
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    Long Beach State’s Justin Bibbins, center, is defended by UC Irvine’s Tommy Rutherford, right, and Jonathan Galloway during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Big West men’s tournament Friday, March 10, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Utah basketball: LBSU guard Justin Bibbins to join Utes as a grad transfer
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    Updated Apr 18 2017 08:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah’s DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. hits a fly ball during game against BYU at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City Tuesday March 28, 2017. Utah baseball: DaShawn Keirsey Jr.’s speed gives Utes ‘wow’ factor
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  • Utah’s Tiffani Lewis competes on the floor exercise during the NCAA college women’s gymnastics championships, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Utah gymnastics: Utes fifth at NCAA Championships as Oklahoma wins again
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The sideline reacts to a hit by Julian Blackmon. The University of Utah Utes were back in action  during the 16th-annual Red-White football game on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at  Rice-Eccles Stadium. Utah football notes: Both Troy Taylor and Morgan Scalley to coach from field level
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