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Last Updated Oct 29, 2014 11:36PM

The night began with smoke, fire and cheers for new coach Quin Snyder during the introductions, and that ending was even better. When the Jazz’s Trey Burke and Trevor Booker teamed for the last 10 points and Houston’s Kostas Papanikolaou …

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  • Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie throws during the first inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Kragthorpe: Ex-BYU pitcher Jeremy Guthrie gets call in World Series Game 7
    Jeremy Guthrie pitched for Stanford during his last two seasons of college baseball, but BYU followers claim him as an ex-Cougar. That will become eve …
    Updated Oct 29 2014 10:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown (85) make a touchdown catch next to California cornerback Caleb Coleman (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Kragthorpe: Oregon not in playoff top four, but still in good shape
    Oregon deserved better treatment Tuesday, but the Ducks are well positioned to eventually move into the College Football Playoff's top four and stay t …
    Updated Oct 28 2014 11:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah quarterback Travis Wilson (7) looks down field as Southern California safety Su'a Cravens (21) closes in for a tackle in the third quarter during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 24-21. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  Kragthorpe: October alters outlook for Utah football program
    Hundreds of Utah fans lingered on the Rice-Eccles Stadium field late Saturday night, savoring the moment. Then again, those people might be back there …
    Updated Oct 27 2014 11:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah quarterback Travis Wilson (7) celebrates with Utah fans at the end of their NCAA college football game against Southern California Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 24-21. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Kragthorpe: October alters football outlook for Utah, BYU
    Hundreds of Utah fans lingered on the Rice-Eccles Stadium field late Saturday night, savoring the moment. Then again, those people might be back there …
    Updated Oct 27 2014 02:29 pm   |     |   Share


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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: Wilson delivers Utes’ biggest Pac-12 win (with video)
    One yard. One monumental victory. Naturally, after everything that has unfolded during Utah’s football season and everything that happened in this gam...

    Updated Oct 26 2014 02:44 am   |     |   Share
  • Kragthorpe: Jazz will deliver more wins, and a lot more fun
    The Jazz will start better than 1-14 and they'll finish stronger than 4-21. The 20-22 stretch in the middle might be difficult to duplicate. In the e …
    Updated Oct 26 2014 12:18 am   |     |   Share
  • University of Utah running back Devontae Booker (23) breaks away from Oregon State defender Larry Scott (15) during an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Oct.. 16, 2014. The University of Utah beat Oregon State 29-23 in overtime. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen) Kragthorpe: BYU will lose; Utah, USU will win
    Going into the BYU-Utah State football game on the first Friday of October, it seemed possible that one of those teams would be reeling at some point …
    Updated Oct 26 2014 12:23 am   |     |   Share
  • Kragthorpe: RSL’s season a success, with more work to be done
    Sandy • After more than seven months, Real Salt Lake's successful regular season ended Wednesday night, with this conclusion: That sure seemed like a …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 10:58 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes quarterback Travis Wilson (7) runs past USC Trojans defensive end Leonard Williams (94) USC Trojans defensive end J.R. Tavai (58) and USC Trojans linebacker Devon Kennard (42) during the first half game at the The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Saturday October 26, 2013. USC is winning the game 16-3. Kragthorpe: Utes moving past novelty phase in Pac-12
    Once the University of Utah joined the Pac-12, this became the question the Utes hoped would never be answered: When will the novelty wear off? That’ …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 09:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

UCLA Bruins linebacker Eric Kendricks (6) goes after Utah Utes quarterback Kendal Thompson (1) fakes a throw, as he runs for a first down, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Saturday, October 4, 2014 Kragthorpe: Utes succeeding in Pac-12, despite QB changes
    Dave Christensen arrived on the University of Utah campus, and the Utes’ quarterbacking carousel started. It has not stopped. The series of switches …
    Updated Oct 21 2014 08:48 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

UCLA Bruins linebacker Eric Kendricks (6) goes after Utah Utes quarterback Kendal Thompson (1) fakes a throw, as he runs for a first down, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Saturday, October 4, 2014 Kragthorpe: Utes succeeding in Pac-12, despite QB changes
    Dave Christensen arrived on the University of Utah campus, and the Utes’ quarterbacking carousel started. It has not stopped. The series of switches b …
    Updated Oct 21 2014 05:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kragthorpe Utah State’s defense lets down in the end
    Fort Collins, Colo. The start was discouraging. The ending was dreadful. In between, Utah State’s defense almost delivered a performance worthy of a …
    Updated Oct 20 2014 09:48 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham pleads with the officials, after they rule that a roughing the kicker penalty will give UCLA a second chance to win the game, with no time remaining, in Pac 12 action Utah vs UCLA, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Saturday, October 4, 2014 Kragthorpe: Seven’s now the number for Utes, Whittingham
    There’s a 99.8 percent chance of Utah losing one or more games during what’s left of this season, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. The likel …
    Updated Oct 17 2014 09:54 am   |     |   Share
  • (UTAH at NEW MEXICO
Utah defenders Koa Misi (left) and Stevenson Sylvester crush a Lobo.
Scott Sommerdorf / The Salt Lake Tribune)  Kragthorpe: ‘Mayhem’ will shape Pac-12 South race
    Glory, Colorado. The Buffaloes’ fight song captures the only bit of consolation for anyone trying to sort out the Pac-12 South football competition, …
    Updated Oct 16 2014 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

UCLA Bruins linebacker Eric Kendricks (6) goes after Utah Utes quarterback Kendal Thompson (1) fakes a throw, as he runs for a first down, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Saturday, October 4, 2014 Kragthorpe: Utes succeeding in Pac-12, despite QB changes
    Dave Christensen arrived on the University of Utah campus, and the Utes’ quarterbacking carousel started. It has not stopped. The series of switches b …
    Updated Oct 21 2014 05:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kragthorpe Utah State’s defense lets down in the end
    Fort Collins, Colo. The start was discouraging. The ending was dreadful. In between, Utah State’s defense almost delivered a performance worthy of a …
    Updated Oct 20 2014 09:48 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham pleads with the officials, after they rule that a roughing the kicker penalty will give UCLA a second chance to win the game, with no time remaining, in Pac 12 action Utah vs UCLA, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Saturday, October 4, 2014 Kragthorpe: Seven’s now the number for Utes, Whittingham
    There’s a 99.8 percent chance of Utah losing one or more games during what’s left of this season, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. The likel …
    Updated Oct 17 2014 09:54 am   |     |   Share
  • (UTAH at NEW MEXICO
Utah defenders Koa Misi (left) and Stevenson Sylvester crush a Lobo.
Scott Sommerdorf / The Salt Lake Tribune)  Kragthorpe: ‘Mayhem’ will shape Pac-12 South race
    Glory, Colorado. The Buffaloes’ fight song captures the only bit of consolation for anyone trying to sort out the Pac-12 South football competition, …
    Updated Oct 16 2014 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  


Former BYU golfer Zac Blair watches the flight of the ball during second round play in the Web.Com golf tour event at Willow Creek Country Club  in Sandy, Utah Friday, July 11, 2014. Kragthorpe: Ex-BYU teammates enjoy Zac Blair’s PGA Tour start
    Zac Blair birdied the 18th hole, then playfully punched his caddie as he stood on the green, having completed his first tournament as a PGA Tour membe …
    Updated Oct 16 2014 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kragthorpe: Utah State shows it can handle success, beating Air Force
    Logan • The Utah State Aggies needed only 14 seconds to answer a week’s worth of questions. For those who worried about how USU would respond after a...

    Updated Oct 16 2014 02:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Brigham Young running back Paul Lasike (33) is brought down by Central Florida defensive back Clayton Geathers (26) after a reception in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux) Kragthorpe: QB Stewart’s first start falls just short
    Orlando, Fla. • The last pass of Christian Stewart’s first start fell incomplete, and BYU’s quarterback trudged off the field, helmet in hand. After ...

    Updated Oct 16 2014 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  


Derrick Favors, Trey Burke and Gordon Hayward are photographed during Jazz Media Day at the Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City, Monday, September 29, 2014. Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz await players’ rise from good to great
    During coach Quin Snyder’s first training camp with the Jazz, all this stuff about unselfishness, defensive identity, accountability and building some …
    Updated Oct 15 2014 11:06 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
BYU QB Taysom Hill throws during pre game warmups before BYU plays Utah State in Provo, Friday, October 1, 2014. BYU football: QBs the big story in Utah State’s win over Cougars (Video)
    Provo Utah State’s Darell Garretson thrived. BYU’s unbeaten record and Taysom Hill’s left leg did not survive. Quarterbacks are always the story la...

    Updated Oct 27 2014 07:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  


Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder, right, with rookie Rodney Hood stand for photographs during Jazz Media Day at the Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City, Monday, September 29, 2014. Kragthorpe: Jazz want to make themselves worth watching again
    So the Jazz have gathered for coach Quin Snyder’s first training camp, and everyone recognizes that this new arrangement is going to require some unse …
    Updated Oct 24 2014 10:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Kragthorpe: Utes outcoached, but punt was right call
    Utah’s second-half collapse in Saturday’s 28-27 loss to Washington State was not exactly a strong endorsement for a coaching staff that has a lot to p …
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah DE Nate Orchard could not get past the Washington State offensive line on this play that went for an 81 yard completion for a TD to give Wash. State the lead at 28-27. Utah lost 28-27 to Washington State, Saturday, September 27, 2014. Kragthorpe: Utes’ collapse erases season’s promising start (Video)
    Utah receiver Dres Anderson broke free, and the Utes seemingly were about to salvage their Pac-12 opener Saturday night. And then he dropped the ball …
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:38 pm   |     |   Share