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Last Updated Jan 28, 2015 04:04PM

Phoenix The story of Jonas Gray’s football season includes material that’s labeled as stuff that could only happen to a New England Patriot, for the right and wrong reasons. Soon after Gray suddenly found himself on the cover of Sports …

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  • Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll talks to reporters, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, after NFL football practice in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks are to face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Kragthorpe: Seahawks seeking rare repeat title
    Phoenix Robert Turbin can recite all the reasons why no championship team returned to the Super Bowl for nearly 10 years, until his Seattle Seahawks...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 09:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • New England Patriots football head coach Bill Belichick speaks during an NFL football news conference at Gillette Stadium, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass., where he defended the way his team preps its game balls. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Patriots, Seahawks not very lovable
    Phoenix Somebody will lose Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX. This can be viewed only as a positive development, considering the extensive efforts of the New...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 10:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes G Delon Wright (55) slices to the basket but loses control of the ball after Washington Huskies C Robert Upshaw (24) gets a piece of it. Utah beat Washington 77-56 at the Hunstman Center, Sunday, January 25, 2015. Kragthorpe: Caring, sharing help Utes beat Huskies
    Midway through the second half Sunday night, Utah guard Delon Wright hooked a clothesline pass to Brekkott Chapman, whose layup attempt bounced off th...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Derrick Favors posts up on Brooklyn's Jerome Jordan in the first half as the Utah Jazz faced the Brooklyn Nets at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Kragthorpe: Jazz do more to validate trade with Nets (with video)
    In the 299th game they have played since trading Deron Williams, the Jazz beat the Brooklyn Nets 28.5-0. In their official 108-73 victory Saturday ni...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 11:21 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Kragthorpe: Josh Heupel finally makes it to Utah State
    Josh Heupel’s arrival in Logan comes far too late to save his original college coach’s job, but he certainly adds a major dimension to Utah State’s fo...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 10:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes guard Isaiah Wright (1) drives on Washington State Cougars guard DaVonte Lacy (25) as the University of Utah Utes host the Washington State Cougars, college basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Wednesday January 21, 2015. Kragthorpe: Taylor’s shooting helps Utes pound Cougars
    Whenever the Utah Utes win, which is most of the time lately, coach Larry Krystkowiak tends to linger in the Huntsman Center’s postgame interview room...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 07:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU's Latanoa Pikula (79) intercedes in a brawl after Memphis defeated BYU Young 55-48 in two overtimes in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Kragthorpe: Memphis gets it right in BYU brawl fallout
    University of Memphis administrators have responded in the proper way to last month’s postgame brawl in the Miami Beach Bowl vs. BYU. I’m not saying B...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 12:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder gets serous with his players as they get off to a slow start in the first half, in NBA action, Utah vs. The Chicago Bulls, Monday, November 24, 2014 Kragthorpe: Quin Snyder has Jazz on right track
    The aura surrounding the Jazz is considerably better than last season, when some percentage of their fans celebrated every loss. The franchise really...
    Updated Jan 19 2015 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Seattle Seahawks' Chris Matthews recovers an on side kick during the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Kragthorpe: Packers do their part in Seahawks’ comeback
    The play-by-play account includes a simple phrase that should haunt the Green Bay Packers: “Went down on his own.” That’s the description of Morgan Bu...
    Updated Jan 19 2015 10:44 am   |     |   Share
  • Arizona forward Stanley Johnson (5) shoots over Utah forward Jordan Loveridge (21) and Chris Reyes (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Kragthorpe: Utes’ loss to Arizona restores Pac-12’s order
    Tucson, Ariz. Utah guard Delon Wright drove into the lane and delivered a pass that sailed into the front row. At the other end, three Arizona playe...
    Updated Jan 19 2015 08:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Arizona State's Shaquielle McKissic (40) collides with Utah's Delon Wright during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Kragthorpe: Utes take program-defining shot at Arizona
    Tucson, Ariz. So maybe this is not quite like Keith Van Horn and Tim Duncan dueling in the Huntsman Center, but it is close enough. When the Univers...
    Updated Jan 16 2015 07:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Arizona State's Shaquielle McKissic (40) collides with Utah's Delon Wright during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Kragthorpe: Utes maintain focus in another Pac-12 rout
    Tempe, Ariz. The Utah Utes could have have been forgiven Thursday night if their minds were somewhere down I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson. That’s e...
    Updated Jan 15 2015 10:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak questions a call during first half play. Utah held a 39-22 lead over the USC Trojans at the half, Friday, January 2, 2015. Kragthorpe: Utah’s Larry Krystkowiak proved himself during tough times
    Athletic director Chris Hill can pinpoint the moment when he knew Utah’s basketball program would thrive under coach Larry Krystkowiak. The evidence ...
    Updated Jan 14 2015 06:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and Cardale Jones celebrate after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Oregon Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Kragthorpe: Urban Meyer completes fifth phenomenal season in 13 years as a head coach
    Just like Utah, only more powerful. Urban Meyer won a third national championship with a second school Monday night, 10 years after coaching the Unive...
    Updated Jan 12 2015 11:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • Arizona State's Shaquielle McKissic (40) collides with Utah's Delon Wright during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Kragthorpe: Utes take program-defining shot at Arizona
    Tucson, Ariz. So maybe this is not quite like Keith Van Horn and Tim Duncan dueling in the Huntsman Center, but it is close enough. When the Univers...
    Updated Jan 16 2015 07:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Arizona State's Shaquielle McKissic (40) collides with Utah's Delon Wright during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Kragthorpe: Utes maintain focus in another Pac-12 rout
    Tempe, Ariz. The Utah Utes could have have been forgiven Thursday night if their minds were somewhere down I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson. That’s e...
    Updated Jan 15 2015 10:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak questions a call during first half play. Utah held a 39-22 lead over the USC Trojans at the half, Friday, January 2, 2015. Kragthorpe: Utah’s Larry Krystkowiak proved himself during tough times
    Athletic director Chris Hill can pinpoint the moment when he knew Utah’s basketball program would thrive under coach Larry Krystkowiak. The evidence ...
    Updated Jan 14 2015 06:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and Cardale Jones celebrate after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Oregon Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Kragthorpe: Urban Meyer completes fifth phenomenal season in 13 years as a head coach
    Just like Utah, only more powerful. Urban Meyer won a third national championship with a second school Monday night, 10 years after coaching the Unive...
    Updated Jan 12 2015 11:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer indicates a Ohio State touchdown by wide receiver Michael Thomas in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal game against Alabama, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber) Kragthorpe: Urban Meyer can become best ever, with another title
    Urban Meyer walked to the middle of the Rice-Eccles Stadium field, looked into the camera and delivered a promise. “They brought us here to shake thi...
    Updated Jan 13 2015 05:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Aggie coach Stew Morrill tries to motivate  his team, in basketball action, Utah vs Utah State at the Huntsman Center Wednesday night.    Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune)     12/05/2007 Kragthorpe: Stew Morrill will leave USU as Cache Valley icon
    Five football coaches, four athletic directors, three presidents and one Stew Morrill. That covers Utah State's staffing of high-profile jobs in the ...
    Updated Jan 09 2015 09:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • 8.16.07. University of Utah Athletic Director Chris Hill photographed at the Huntsman Center. Photo: Grayson West Kragthorpe: Boos not merited for Ute AD Chris Hill
    Nobody cheers for the corporation. That would explain why athletic director Chris Hill received boos during a University of Utah basketball game last...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 04:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  


Utah Utes forward Jordan Loveridge (21) grabs a rebound away from Colorado Buffaloes guard/forward Dustin Thomas (13) during first half action in the Utah versus Colorado men's basketball game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Kragthorpe: Utes making life miserable for Pac-12 visitors
    Utah guard Brandon Taylor dribbled into the lane and flipped the ball into the air as the Huntsman Center crowd buzzed in anticipation, only to have D...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 08:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kyle Whittingham is second row, far right. Kurt Kragthorpe is first row, third from left. Kragthorpe: Kyle Whittingham is inclined to feel disrespected
    In a dugout in Orem, Kyle Whittingham peeled off his uniform and quit our baseball team. What does something that happened 36 years ago have to do wi...
    Updated Jan 05 2015 11:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kragthorpe: Utes show support for coach’s ailing father
    One by one, Utah’s basketball players greeted Rick Hill in the locker room Sunday afternoon, prior to taking the Huntsman Center court against UCLA. ...
    Updated Jan 04 2015 11:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak yells at his team during first half play. Utah led North Dakota 37-26 at the half of the Utah Thanksgiving Tournament, Friday November 28, 2014 Kragthorpe: Utes get defensive in basketball program’s rise
    Ray Giacoletti continually talked about defense. Jim Boylen often assumed a defensive stance on the sideline, waving his arms. Larry Krystkowiak’s pl...
    Updated Jan 03 2015 10:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) and Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll (5) during the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday January 2, 2015.  Atlanta won the game 98-92. Kragthorpe: Jazz lose to the ones who got away (with video)
    The Greatest (Ex-) Jazz Team Ever Assembled appeared Friday night at EnergySolutions Arena, playing at a level the current Jazz can only hope to reach...
    Updated Jan 19 2015 07:44 pm   |     |   Share