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There was only one moment last weekend when Breonna Castenada knew she was in over her head. It was right after Utah won three straight games to begin the NCAA Tournament, when the team did its postseason ritual of leaping …

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes forward David Collette (13) runs past California Golden Bears guard Don Coleman (14) during the game at the Huntsman Center Thursday March 2, 2017. Utah basketball: David Collette hopes NBA feedback helps prepare for senior year with Utes
    The most telling detail about David Collette’s immediate basketball future was when he arrived for his Utah Jazz workout Tuesday morning — after he ha...
    Updated May 23 2017 05:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah starting pitcher Miranda Viramontes (20) as Utah faces BYU in the final of the Salt Lake City Regional, NCAA softball at Dumke Family Softball Stadium, Saturday May 20, 2017. Softball: Utah will visit Washington in Super Regionals
    The University of Utah softball team, in the NCAA Super Regionals for the second year in a row, will face Pac-12 rival Washington in a best-of-three s...
    Updated May 22 2017 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • State colleges: UCLA completes sweep of Utah baseball team
    The UCLA baseball team defeated Utah 8-3 on Sunday in Los Angeles to complete a sweep of their three-game Pac-12 series. UCLA (28-23, 17-10) had an RB...
    Updated May 21 2017 08:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah players celebrate the win as Utah faces BYU in the final of the Salt Lake City Regional, NCAA softball at Dumke Family Softball Stadium, Saturday May 20, 2017. Kragthorpe: Utes enjoy beating BYU, but advancing to Super Regionals is bigger
    Hailey Hilburn produced another walk-off moment in a Utah-BYU softball game Saturday, only this ending was considerably less dramatic. The Ute relief...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:55 pm   |     |   Share



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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah third baseman Kelly Martinez (22) leaps home as Utah faces BYU in the final of the Salt Lake City Regional, NCAA softball at Dumke Family Softball Stadium, Saturday May 20, 2017. College softball: Utah advances to Super Regionals with rout of BYU
    The Utes put a resounding exclamation point on their NCAA softball regional performance on Saturday, trouncing rival BYU to advance to the Super Regio...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      Utah players mob Hailey Hilburn after she hit a walk-off single to defeat BYU in the NCAA softball regional at Dumke Family Field at the U. of U. in Salt Lake City Friday May 19, 2017. Utah softball: Utes rally to stun BYU in NCAA regional, advance to title game
    The Utes now have two chances to get one more huge win. One victory on its home field will push the Utah softball team through to the NCAA Super Regio...
    Updated May 19 2017 10:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah infielder Heather Bowen (37) celebrates hitting a two-run homerun during the NCAA softball regional game at Dumke Family Softball Stadium Thursday, May 18, 2017. Utah softball: Utes hammer Fordham to open regional
    The Utes took to the role of playing host to the NCAA regional quite well Thursday despite never before doing it. The Utah softball team (34-14) looke...
    Updated May 24 2017 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah’s Anissa Urtez (17) hit a home run in the first inning as Utah defeats UK 3-0 in game 3 of the 2016 NCAA Softball Lexington Regional played at John Cropp Stadium on  Saturday May 21, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Utah softball: Ute seniors helped raise program to among nation’s best
    Before she could swing away in the batting cages, before she could hear the roar of a crowd at her back, before she could experience the anxiety of wa...
    Updated May 17 2017 11:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    |  Courtesy Utah Athletics  Utah football’s new uniforms, released by the Utes and Under Armour on May 16, 2017, feature the ’Utah stripe’ design. Courtesy of Utah Football. Utah football: Utes reveal 'Utah stripe' inspired design for new uniforms
    It’s the same Utah football you’ve known (and maybe loved), but with brand new packaging.  The Utes revealed three new sets of uniforms on Tuesday aft...
    Updated May 16 2017 02:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah softball coach Amy Hogue watches during the game against Washington Thursday, May 11, 2017. First Jobs: Amy Hogue nurtured SLCC softball before rejoining Utes
    Salt Lake Community College’s softball players recognized their coach’s commitment to them when Brennan Hogue accompanied his mother to their first te...
    Updated May 16 2017 10:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy University of Utah athletics   Grayson Murphy runs at cross country nationals last November. The junior runner and West High graduate has become one of Utah’s best distance runners since transferring from Santa Clara (Calif.). Murphy finished 53rd overall, just outside of All-America status. Utah track: Grayson Murphy keeps pushing past her limits
    It started with a push. Within an instant, Grayson Murphy, at a leaned-limbed 5 foot 4, had fallen on the rail of the track. She felt feet pushing of...
    Updated May 16 2017 07:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pac-12 baseball: Surging Utah beats USC 6-5 on walk-off home run
    Foul. Foul. Foul. Wade Gulden only needed to swing a pitch 45 degrees to his left and he would be in business. It was on the 11th pitch of his final a...
    Updated May 15 2017 10:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Hannah Flippen during a practice at the Dumke Family Softball Stadium at the University of Utah Tuesday April 5, 2016. Utah softball: Hannah Flippen earns second straight Pac-12 player of the year honor
    How about two? Utah senior second baseman Hannah Flippen has earned her second consecutive Pac-12 player of the year honor after another solid season ...
    Updated May 15 2017 10:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Steve C. Wilson  |  Utah athletics  Hannah Flippen takes off from home during a game earlier this year for Utah softball. The senior is the defending Pac-12 player of the year and leading the league in batting average. Utah softball: Utes earn 11 seed, will host NCAA regional field that includes BYU
    The Utes are going to the postseason, but they don’t have to travel any farther than their own backyard. For the first time ever, Utah softball (33-14...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Hannah Flippen poses for a portrait during a practice at the Dumke Family Softball Stadium at the University of Utah Tuesday April 5, 2016. Utah softball: Near end of stellar career, Hannah Flippen still strives for more
    Hannah Flippen isn’t looking at this weekend’s Pac-12 series against Washington as the end. She may be honored with the six other seniors who have see...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • College baseball: Utah beats BYU 7-6 on sacrifice fly in 13th inning
    Josh Rose hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the 13th inning to lift the Utah baseball team to a 7-6 victory over BYU on Tuesday night in Provo. Utah’...
    Updated May 09 2017 11:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     University of Utah athletic director Chris Hill poses in a math classroom, Thursday, February 9, 2017, with an equation like the ones he taught during his time there as a teacher. Early in his career, Hill spent four years at Granger High as a math teacher and basketball coach. Utah athletics: At conference meetings, Pac-12 prepares for future
    There are two kinds of conference meetings: The kind where things get done, where votes are cast and legislation is hammered out. And then there is th...
    Updated May 09 2017 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Sports agent Greg Phillips, who represents University of Utah long snapper Chase Dominguez, negotiates his NFL contract, Saturday, April 29, 2017 as an undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints. NFL Draft: Undrafted free agency can be a wild ride for NFL hopefuls
    On the final day of the NFL draft in late April, one of the loudest cheers in Greg Phillips’ office came when a kicker was drafted. No, it was not his...
    Updated May 06 2017 09:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Kyle Kuzma has taken the leap in each of his seasons. Now he’s making his next big decision: To go to the NBA? Or not to go? Utah basketball: Kyle Kuzma will hire agent, remain in NBA draft
    Utah basketball’s top player from last season is taking the leap to the NBA. Kyle Kuzma announced Wednesday afternoon that he has decided to hire an a...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (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: Utes schedule home-and-home with Wyoming for 2020, 2025
    Utah football’s non-conference schedule is getting a brush of regional flavor starting in 2020.  The Utes have agreed to a series with Wyoming, one of...
    Updated May 03 2017 03:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham during a scrimmage at Rice-Eccles Stadium Friday March 31, 2017.  Utah football notes: Kyle Whittingham takes big NFL Draft weekend in stride
    Thinking back on his first-ever visit to the NFL draft last week, Kyle Whittingham had only one complaint. It was about Garett Bolles: “He probably sh...
    Updated May 03 2017 09:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah pitcher Jayson Rose (15) throws against Mississippi during an NCAA college regional baseball tournament game in Oxford, Miss., on Friday, June 3, 2016. (Bruce Newman, Oxford Eagle via AP NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT Utah baseball: Utes’ ace Jayson Rose makes ‘em miss
    It took Jayson Rose 11 starts before Bill Kinneberg realized he had been doing things all wrong. The freshman from California had played 11 games in t...
    Updated May 02 2017 11:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • The Denver Broncos’ first-round selection int he NFL draft, offensive tackle Garett Bolles, talks during a news conference at the team’s headquarters Friday, April 28, 2017, in Englewood, Colo.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Gallery: Former Utes offensive lineman Garett Bolles
    Images of former University of Utah offensive lineman Garett Bolles, who was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the NFL draft....
    Updated May 01 2017 03:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   MyKayla Skinner is Utah’s star freshman gymnast, preparing for big postseason meets. Utah gymnastics: Utes have optimistic outlook on 2018
    Utah freshman MyKayla Skinner can’t remember the last time she had a real summer break; for the 2016 Olympic alternate, it has been full go for gymnas...
    Updated Apr 30 2017 09:39 pm   |     |   Share