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After all his University of Utah baseball players accomplished this season, coach Bill Kinneberg was left wishing for a re-enactment. The celebration on the mound that followed the Utes’ 21-7 victory over Washington for the outright Pac-12 championship occurred too …

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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah celebrates winning it’s first Pac-12 baseball championship by defeating Washington 21-7, Sunday, May 29, 2016. Utah baseball: Utes hammer Washington 21-7 to clinch Pac-12 title, NCAA bid (with video)
    Storm clouds gathered over Smith’s Ballpark on Sunday afternoon, as if the sky itself was threatening to fall. After all, the Utes were only a few out...
    Updated May 29 2016 10:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah outfielder Dashawn Keirsey, Jr. (21) is safe at home on a two-run home run in the fourth inning as the University Utah plays Washington, NCAA baseball, in a series for the Pac-12 title at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Saturday May 28, 2016. Kragthorpe: U. baseball goes from worst to first in Pac-12, with more to do
    Thanks to a seven-run seventh inning Saturday, the University of Utah baseball team produced the biggest achievement in the school’s five years of Pac...
    Updated May 28 2016 10:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah players celebrate their 12-8 win over Washington, NCAA baseball, in a series for the Pac-12 title at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Saturday May 28, 2016. From left, Hunter Simmons (9), Dallas Carroll (23), Kyle Hoffman (2), Kody Davis (3). Utah baseball: Utes rally past Washington to earn share of Pac-12 title
    The season was three innings from being over, and the Utes needed a trickle of hope. What they got in the bottom of the seventh inning was a waterfall...
    Updated May 28 2016 10:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • College softball: Florida State sweeps Utah out of Super Regionals
    Tallahassee, Fla. • Utah’s shot at its first softball College World Series berth in over two decades could not weather the sweltering Florida sun. As ...
    Updated May 28 2016 08:09 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Larry Novey  |  Utah Athletics  Katie Donovan throws a pitch during the first game of the Utes NCAA Super Regional series against Florida State in Tallahassee on Friday May 27, 2016. Utah softball: Utes lose Super Regional opener to Florida State 6-2
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    Updated May 27 2016 09:02 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: Late RBI triple sinks Utes in 5-4 loss to Huskies
    In the top of the ninth inning, Utah dealt its best card: Dylan Drachler. Twenty-one innings and only one earned run against the Pac-12. On the play t...
    Updated May 27 2016 08:58 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah baseball players warm up during a practice Wednesday May 11, 2016. Utah baseball: Utes have defied conventional wisdom in run to top of Pac-12
    A standoff ended this week. Baseball America’s latest projected NCAA Tournament field this week has a new name included: Utah. While the Utes have led...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Butler head coach Chris Holtmann shouts instructions during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Providence,  Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Utah men’s basketball: Utes, Butler to play home-and-home series
    Utah and Butler have agreed to a home-and-home basketball series for the upcoming season and the 2017-18 season, the two schools announced Thursday. T...
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  • FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2015, file photo, UCLA players run onto the field for an NCAA college football game against Virginia at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. UCLA and Under Armour have agreed to an athletic shoe and apparel deal that will pay the school a record $280 million over 15 years, in a deal that was announced Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Monson: Should UCLA — and Utah — and other schools share even more money with athletes?
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    Five years after Gary Andersen sent freshman Chuckie Keeton onto the field as Utah State's starting quarterback in the season opener at Auburn, they a...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah softball coach Amy Hogue, joined by players Kayce Nieto, Shelby Pacheco and Kristen Stewart, from left, will be heading out of town to battle Florida State this weekend in the final 16. The team had a season-long goal to make it to Super Regionals. Now they’re here for the first time since 1994. Utah softball: Utes staying loose, having fun on way to Super Regionals
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Ute fans storm the field to celebrate Utah’s 24-21 victory over the USC Trojans at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, October 25, 2014. Kragthorpe: Pac-12’s keeping fans off field is healthy for everybody
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  • Courtesy  |  University of Utah Athletics  Utah’s Kay Kay Fronda (11) scored as Utah won 5-3 over UK in the final game of the 2016 NCAA Softball Lexington Regional played at John Cropp Stadium on  Sunday May 22, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Utah softball: Utes beat Kentucky 5-3 for trip to Super Regionals
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  • 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. College softball: Utah shuts out Kentucky in NCAA tournament
    Lexington, Ky. • Junior shortstop Anissa Urtez of Utah put Kentucky on its heels with a two-run home run in the first inning, and junior pitcher Katie...
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