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It was one thing for the members of the 2014-15 Utah basketball team to say they lost to eventual national champion Duke in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16. Utah's 2016 baseball players may be able to ...

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    Jakob Poeltl answers questions during an interview after being selected ninth overall by the Toronto Raptors during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Utah basketball: Jakob Poeltl introduces himself to Toronto Raptors (with video)
    Jakob Poeltl’s basketball career crossed another border on Friday as the former Ute travelled to his new home in Toronto.  Meeting with the hometown m...
    Updated Jun 24 2016 06:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The new video scoreboard at Rice-Eccles Stadium, is one of the largest video boards in the country, Friday, June 24, 2016. With major projects down, Utah athletics looks deeper down facilities wish list
    Another podium, another speech, another shovel. Spence Eccles, a former All-American skier-turned-Utah superbooster, has been to many of these ground...
    Updated Jun 24 2016 07:50 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham greets fans on his way into Rice-Eccles Stadium during the ’Ute Walk’ prior to the Utah - Arizona State game, Saturday, October 17, 2015. Utah football: Kyle Whittingham thinks college football is 'oversaturated' with satellite camps
    Just two months ago, Kyle Whittingham was a staunch defender of satellite camps. When the NCAA looked like it would ban camps, he spoke out against it...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 03:33 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Utah forward Jakob Poeltl (42) goes to the basket for a dunk during the second half in an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State in Salt Lake City. Poeltl is leaving school to enter the NBA draft.  He made his plans known Wednesday, April 13, 2016, during a news conference at the Utah basketball practice facility.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File( Utah basketball: Last-minute look at where Jakob Poeltl is headed in NBA draft
    Tonight in New York, former Ute Jakob Poeltl will be a first-round NBA Draft pick.  Question is: Where will he go?  The hours before the NBA Draft are...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 01:02 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Photos are taken at the groundbreaking for the University of Utah’s new ski team building, Wednesday June 22, 2016. The lead donor of the project is Eccles, who was a ski team standout himself back in the 1960s. Left to right, Chris Hill, Kevin Sweeney, Spence Eccles, James Gaddis, David Pershing, Lisa Eccles, Spencer Eccles. Utah skiing: Utes break ground on $2.3 million ski team building (with video)
    For the past eight years, the sport that won the last NCAA championship at University of Utah has been housed in a shed near the football practice fie...
    Updated Jun 24 2016 06:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak seemed proud of his sophomore center as Jakob Poeltl announced that he’s decided to enter the NBA Draft, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. NBA draft: Runnin’ Ute Jakob Poeltl is ready to live his NBA dream
    New York City • When a young Jakob Poeltl got his first taste of the NBA in this city, he was overwhelmed just watching from the stands at Madison Squ...
    Updated Jun 25 2016 04:51 pm   |     |   Share
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Kicker Andy Phillips make an extra point kick during practice at Ute football camp Wednesday August 13. Utah sports notes: Phil Steele picks eight Utes to preseason All Pac-12 teams
    While picking all-conference teams in mid-June lands somewhere between inexact science and dumb luck, preseason football magazines are out on the stan...
    Updated Jun 20 2016 04:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Olympics: Ute divers Casillas, Crayne ready for U.S. Olympic Trials in Indianapolis
    Amanda Casillas and Jacob Crayne will step onto the platform Monday and officially throw their names into the hat for spots at this summer's 2016 Olym...
    Updated Jun 19 2016 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah football: Highland 2018 DT Hunter Lotulelei follows cousins' footsteps, commits to Utah
    His last name, in football circles, both lends him instant credibility and issues him a personal challenge. Being the first cousin of both a first-rou...
    Updated Jun 18 2016 01:00 am   |     |   Share
    Utah football: Utes pick up commitment from JuCo running back Armand Shyne
    Does two running backs from the same junior college within three years constitute a pipeline? Even if it doesn’t, previous results suggest the Utes sh...
    Updated Jun 17 2016 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah defensive back Tevin Carter, left, celebrates defensive tackle Stevie Tu’ikolovatu’s touchdown against Fresno State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian) Utah football: Transfer Stevie Tu'ikolovatu says he's headed to USC Trojans
    The Utes will see grad transfer Stevie Tu’ikolovatu again — probably a little sooner than they thought.  The 320-pound defensive tackle has declared h...
    Updated Jun 17 2016 11:48 am   |     |   Share
    Utah football: Texas twin DBs commit to Utes' 2017 class
    Within a five-minute span Thursday night, twin brothers committed to the same football program with similar notes on Twitter. They thanked the schools...
    Updated Jun 16 2016 11:41 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah’s Harrison Handley and J.J. Dielman celebrate a touchdown against Fresno State during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian) Utah sports notes: Who is the best returning player for Utes football?
    Who is the best Ute returning to the football field this fall? You might be surprised what Pro Football Focus has to say on the matter.  The analytics...
    Updated Jun 15 2016 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Joshua McCoy  |  Ole Miss Athletics  Dalton Carroll pitches during the Boston College vs Utah game in the 2016 NCAA Ole Miss Regional at Swayze Field in Oxford, MS. Utah baseball: Dalton Carroll ready to continue career with Atlanta Braves
    The Saturday starters of college baseball, bookended by the Friday aces and the Sunday closers, can sometimes be underappreciated. But as Dalton Carro...
    Updated Jun 14 2016 03:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • PAC 12
    Pac-12: Arizona advances to College World Series
    Arizona finished only in a three-way tie for third place in the Pac-12 baseball standings, but the Wildcats are headed to the College World Series for...
    Updated Jun 13 2016 06:54 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak answers a question during the post-practice press conference in Denver, Thursday, March 17, 2016. Utah basketball’s recruiting blueprint evolving after wave of transfers
    Within the Pac-12, there’s going to be some stellar incoming men’s basketball talent. Both Arizona and UCLA have top-five classes according to several...
    Updated Jun 11 2016 04:07 pm   |     |   Share
    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    University of Utah kicker Andy Phillips at the Utah football practice field on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Utes sports notes: ESPN tabs kicker Andy Phillips as potential All American
    Even without its two-time Ray Guy Award winner, some pundits still suggest Utah might have the best specialist in the country. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach t...
    Updated Jun 09 2016 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Co-Offensive Coordinator Dennis Erickson watches the team warm up before the game as the University of Utah hosts Oregon State, college football at Rice Eccles Stadium Saturday, September 14, 2013 in Salt Lake City. Utah football: Erickson says 62-20 drubbing of Oregon last season ‘was easy’
    Utah running backs and assistant head coach Dennis Erickson had a nice day at the office last September when No. 18 Utah surprised and obliterated No....
    Updated Jun 09 2016 02:31 pm   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah’s Samantha Partyka performs her floor routine as the University of Utah hosts Arizona, NCAA gymnastics at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Monday February 1, 2016. Utah gymnastics: Samantha Partyka explains decision to retire
    When Samantha Partyka says she’s never known a life without gymnastics, take her seriously: She started training when she was 2 years old.   Now 19, t...
    Updated Jun 08 2016 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah football: Weber State linebacker Karsen Liljenquist intends to join Utes
    This year, in this state in particular, there have been plenty of Big Sky-to-NFL success stories. But instead of grinding out a career at Weber State,...
    Updated Jun 08 2016 08:43 pm   |     |   Share
    (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah centerfielder DeShawn Keirsey makes a spectacular over the shoulder catch on a long fly ball saving multiple runs from scoring during first game of a series against Washington for the Pac-12 title and an NCAA berth at Smith’s Ballpark  in Salt Lake City Friday May 27, 2016. Washington defeated Utah 5-4. Utah baseball: DaShawn Keirsey named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
    Utah freshman outfielder DaShawn Keirsey has been named a Louisville slugger freshman All-American after a standout rookie season with the Utes. The l...
    Updated Jun 08 2016 02:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Oregon State head coach Wayne Tinkle shouts to his team in the first half of a first-round men’s college basketball game against Virginia Commonwealth in the NCAA Tournament, Friday, March 18, 2016, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Pac-12 digest: New contracts for Cal, Oregon State basketball coaches
    This week has been lucrative for several of the conference’s college basketball coaches.  Both Cal’s Cuonzo Martin and Oregon State’s Wayne Tinkle hav...
    Updated Jun 07 2016 05:46 pm   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes wide receiver Kenric Young (24) reacts to the loss as the University of Utah falls to UCLA 17-9, NCAA football at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Saturday November 21, 2015. Utah football: Utes receiver Kenric Young cited in pool party fight
    Utah junior receiver Kenric Young was cited over the weekend by North Salt Lake Police after a fight broke out at a pool party.  First reported by KSL...
    Updated Jun 07 2016 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Joshua McCoy  |  Ole Miss Athletics  The Utah dugout celebrates during the Boston College vs Utah game in the 2016 NCAA Ole Miss Regional at Swayze Field in Oxford, MS. Utah baseball: Utes gained relevance with Pac-12 title, NCAA berth
    Oxford, Miss. • In February, when winter snows kept Utah baseball harbored indoors, senior second baseman Kody Davis talked to reporters about what wa...
    Updated Jun 06 2016 10:08 pm   |     |   Share