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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 the ESPN/USA Softball Top 25 on Tuesday. It’s the first ranking for …

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Utah Utes quarterback Travis Wilson (7) and his teammates during a practice Tuesday April 21, 2015. Utah football: Hope abounds as Utes head into summer
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