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Last Updated Apr 18, 2015 03:41PM

It would seem disconcerting for Utah that after a knee injury to sophomore running back Troy McCormick, a walk-on is taking snaps with the No. 1 offense this spring. Except that: 1. All-Pac-12 rusher ...

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  • Utah football: Whittingham sees ‘dead heat’ between offense, defense in second scrimmage (with video)
    It’s fourth down, 7 seconds to go. Travis Wilson takes the snap. He rolls right. He heaves it deep … through the back of the end zone. But Utah wins. ...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah gymnastics: Rotation order could favor Utes in Super Six
    Fort Worth, Texas • Utah’s gymnastics team, which advanced to the Super Six for the first time in two years on Friday, will start its competition on a...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 09:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah's Kari Lee celebrates with teammates after performing on the balance beam during the NCAA college women's gymnastics championship, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Utah gymnastics: Lee has a breakout meet for the Utes
    Forth Worth, Texas • Utah’s gymnastics team has thought all season that freshman Kari Lee could be a star in the making. Now the rest of the collegiat...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 04:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah's Georgia Dabritz spins through the air on her vault-attempt during the NCAA college women's gymnastics championship, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Utah gymnastics: Georgia Dabritz battles back after early mistake
    Fort Worth, Texas • A rare mistake by a near-perfect gymnast cost Utah’s Georgia Dabritz a chance to claim a little piece of history. But even in disa...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:54 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah football: Former USU signee Sunia Tauteoli continues his relentless pursuit at the U.
    Their father, Lihai, worked decades of graveyard shifts at Sara Lee. Their mother, Petisili, cared for nine children while sewing blankets to sell on ...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 03:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah's Kailah Delaney celebrates with teammates after performing on the balance beam during the NCAA women's Gymnastics Championships Friday, April 17, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Utah gymnastics: Utes earn spot in Super Six for first time since 2012
    Fort Worth, Texas • High winds and a fast-moving storm here have led to numerous tornado watches over the past few days, but the weather gods aren’t t...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Trev Mozingo  |  Utah Athletics

Kody Davis makes a throw from second base in a game against Cal this season. The junior has been on of the mainstays of this year's Utah baseball team (12-20), leading the team in on-base percentage. Utah baseball: Kody Davis not afraid to take a hit for the Utes
    The part of the brain that screams “flight,” that tells you to protect yourself, to avoid the threat — Kody Davis claims he’s learned to shut it off. ...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 08:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Kicker Jon Halliday puts his leg into it as the University of Utah football team practices at Rice Eccles stadium on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Utah football: After feeling too ‘old,’ walk-on Ho Ching is in the mix at DT
    Earlier this week, we learned that former Utah defensive line coach and walk-on recruiter Ilaisa Tuiaki found running back James Gray at Japan’s Wasad...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 10:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Former USA Softball pitcher and Utah’s pitching coach, Cody Thomson throws the ball during batting practice at the University of Utah, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Utah softball: In ‘Coach T,’ the Utes have a secret weapon during BP
    Each stands beside a bucket of roughly 75 balls at Utah’s batting cages. Cody Thomson is Arizona’s Michelle Floyd. Amy Hogue is Arizona’s Trish Parks....
    Updated Apr 16 2015 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Georgia Dabritz competes on the floor for the Utes, in the Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships at the Huntsman Center, Saturday, March 21, 2015. Utah gymnastics: Utes look to regain spot in Super Six
    Fort Worth, Texas • Suffice it to say, Utah’s gymnastics team is a different team than the one that celebrated its second Pac-12 title a few weeks ago...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 07:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Georgia Dabritz competes on the floor for the Utes, in the Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships at the Huntsman Center, Saturday, March 21, 2015. Utah gymnastics notes: Dabritz’s award-winning ways continue
    Fort Worth, Texas • The NCAA Gymnastics Championships haven't even started yet, but already Utah's Georgia Dabritz is hauling in the awards. She has b...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 12:59 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

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
  • Brooke Frederickson  |  Utah athletics

Freshman running back James Gray runs the ball in a Utah practice. The freshman walk-on back grew up in Japan and was a standout for Waseda University High in Tokyo. He joined the Utes in January. Utah football: Utah walk-on running back is huge in Japan
    When No. 30 steps in at tailback, a host of eyes scan the roster. James Gray, freshman walk-on running back, is no household name. But here’s the tell...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 07:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah gymnastics: Utes sign one gymnast, while another defers
    Utah’s gymnastics team earned one and lost one, in a way, for its 2016 recruiting class. Sabrina Schwab, an elite gymnast out of Lucas, Texas, signed ...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 01:27 pm   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
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
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah WR Dres Anderson (6) celebrates with fans on the field after Utah upset #5 Stanford 27-21, Saturday, October 12, 2013. Utah football: Dres Anderson shows NFL teams his progress at personal pro day
    Dres Anderson felt just dandy when he dashed down the sidelines to celebrate Utah’s game-winning drive against USC, while thousands in attendance rush...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 09:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Members of the Utah gymnastics team cheer as Utah's Maddy Stover competes on the beam during the gymnastics meet at the Marriott Center at Brigham Young University Friday January 9, 2015.  Utah gymnastics: Utes embracing ‘beam first’ mentality
    For it to advance to the NCAA Super Six, Utah’s gymnastics team knows it has to do a better job on the balance beam in its NCAA preliminary competitio...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 09:59 pm   |     |   Share
    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
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Offensive lineman Lo Falemaka works the line as the University of Utah football team held their first spring practice, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Utah football notes: DT Fauonuku likely out for spring with ankle injury
    There’s rarely much cause to sweat defensive line depth on the hill. And there still probably isn’t. But Utah’s weekly Monday spring camp release said...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 11:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah's Georgia Dabritz competes on the floor during the gymnastics meet against Michigan at the Jon M. Huntsman Center Friday March 6, 2015. Utah defeated Michigan 198.250 to 197.675. Dabritz scored a 9.950. Utah gymnastics: Utes taking a better mental approach into NCAAs
    Time heals all wounds, apparently even a short amount of time. Utah’s gymnastics team, which was so down and out after its performance at the NCAA Reg...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 11:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2014, file photo, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen watches during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Minnesota in Madison, Wis. Andersen leaving Wisconsin to take head coaching job at Oregon State. (AP Photo/Andy Manis) Oregon State’s Andersen signed his new contract — see it here (plus Sitake, Tuiaki deals)
    It’s not news, but it’s formal now: Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen signed his six-year deal last week, and The Tribune has received a copy to s...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 02:47 pm   |     |   Share
    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
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Brothers Phil and Tom McCarthey, from left, great grandsons of Jenny Judge Kearns and Thomas Kearns pictured on the wall of the McCarthey Mansion in Salt Lake, will be hosting a journalism event with Bob Costas. Kragthorpe: McCarthey family enjoys success of Gonzaga, Utah
    Between games of the South Region semifinals in Houston, the McCarthey brothers changed into red shirts and moved to another section of the stadium. ...
    Updated Apr 12 2015 08:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah RB Monte Seabrook runs with the ball during University of Utah Spring scrimmage at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Utah football notes: Bubba Poole growing into slot role (with video)
    In an offense that has some absences, some injuries and some proven starters who are safer on the sidelines, playmakers have been harder to come by. T...
    Updated Apr 11 2015 04:27 pm   |     |   Share