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The University of Utah tweeted adieu to the structure Thursday evening: &lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”&gt;&lt;p&gt;Bidding farewell to... &lt;freeform&gt; Motorists passing Rice-Eccles Stadium on 500 South may have been alarmed to see part of Utah’s Olympic legacy being disassembled Thursday. Their eyes weren’t deceiving them: The Hoberman Arch is being moved, again. But indications are that the 36-feet-high, 72-feet-wide web of bent aluminium will be back in public eye eventually. The University of Utah tweeted adieu to the structure Thursday evening: &lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”&gt;&lt;p&gt;Bidding farewell to... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58248350@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:23:32 MDT Pac-12 football: Oregon State concerned about protecting QB Mannion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58248349-89/oregon-season-state-beavers.html.csp Last season at this time, Oregon State coach Mike Riley was focusing on choosing a starting quarterback. That’s the least of his concerns as he heads into fall camp this year. Sean Mannion won the starter’s job over Cody Vaz last fall and went on to throw for a Pac-12 single-season record 4,662 yards and a school-record 37 touchdown passes. The Beavers finished 7-6, capping off the year with a 38-23 victory over Boise State in the Hawaii Bowl. Mannion decided to return for his senior season, sol... Last season at this time, Oregon State coach Mike Riley was focusing on choosing a starting quarterback. That’s the least of his concerns as he heads into fall camp this year. Sean Mannion won the starter’s job over Cody Vaz last fall and went on to throw for a Pac-12 single-season record 4,662 yards and a school-record 37 touchdown passes. The Beavers finished 7-6, capping off the year with a 38-23 victory over Boise State in the Hawaii Bowl. Mannion decided to return for his senior season, sol... 58248349@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:16:02 MDT Utah State basketball: Aggies unveil 2014-15 schedule http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58246467-77/state-dec-jan-feb.html.csp Logan • Utah State announced the Aggies’ 2014-15 nonconference and Mountain West men’s basketball schedule on Thursday — including 16 home games at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum as part of a 30-game slate. USU plays nine teams that played in the postseason during the 2013-14 season. Four of those played in the NCAA Tournament: Weber State, BYU, New Mexico and San Diego State. Illinois State, South Dakota State, Wyoming and Fresno State played in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI), while Uta... Logan • Utah State announced the Aggies’ 2014-15 nonconference and Mountain West men’s basketball schedule on Thursday — including 16 home games at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum as part of a 30-game slate. USU plays nine teams that played in the postseason during the 2013-14 season. Four of those played in the NCAA Tournament: Weber State, BYU, New Mexico and San Diego State. Illinois State, South Dakota State, Wyoming and Fresno State played in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI), while Uta... 58246467@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:39:38 MDT BYU football: Cougs want to hit ground running — and improve passing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58246451-88/byu-camp-cougars-ground.html.csp Provo • BYU plays at Connecticut in its 2014 football season opener four weeks from Friday, but as the Cougars begin training camp in coach Bronco Mendenhall’s 10th season at the helm, another East Coast program dominates their mindset. That would be Virginia. The Cavaliers don’t visit Provo until Sept. 20, but BYU’s rallying cry in camp could very well be “Remember Virginia” as the Cougars vow to start better in 2014 than they did in 2013 when they traveled to Charlottesville for an opener and... Provo • BYU plays at Connecticut in its 2014 football season opener four weeks from Friday, but as the Cougars begin training camp in coach Bronco Mendenhall’s 10th season at the helm, another East Coast program dominates their mindset. That would be Virginia. The Cavaliers don’t visit Provo until Sept. 20, but BYU’s rallying cry in camp could very well be “Remember Virginia” as the Cougars vow to start better in 2014 than they did in 2013 when they traveled to Charlottesville for an opener and... 58246451@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:40:23 MDT BYU basketball: Collinsworth ‘ahead of schedule’ with ACL recovery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58237476-88/collinsworth-byu-tournament-cougars.html.csp Provo • The devastating knee injury that Kyle Collinsworth suffered in the West Coast Conference basketball championship game last March robbed him of the opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament, ruined many of his summer plans and has meant countless hours of rehabilitation for BYU’s best playmaker in 2013-14. Yet the rising junior has a surprising description of the ordeal four and a half months into what he hopes is a six-month recovery process. “It has been a blessing in disguise,” Collin... Provo • The devastating knee injury that Kyle Collinsworth suffered in the West Coast Conference basketball championship game last March robbed him of the opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament, ruined many of his summer plans and has meant countless hours of rehabilitation for BYU’s best playmaker in 2013-14. Yet the rising junior has a surprising description of the ordeal four and a half months into what he hopes is a six-month recovery process. “It has been a blessing in disguise,” Collin... 58237476@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:52:07 MDT UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58242576-77/pauley-wooden-ucla-basketball.html.csp Los Angeles • The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out Wednesday after its court was deluged by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst near the campus in Westwood. The 49-year-old building containing precious artifacts from the Wooden era was renovated for $136 million less than two years ago. It has hosted some of college basketball’s grea... Los Angeles • The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out Wednesday after its court was deluged by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst near the campus in Westwood. The 49-year-old building containing precious artifacts from the Wooden era was renovated for $136 million less than two years ago. It has hosted some of college basketball’s grea... 58242576@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:44:58 MDT BYU football: Cougars to play No. Illinois in 2018, 2020 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58241697-88/byu-football-illinois-state.html.csp Provo • BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe made a football scheduling announcement on Wednesday, but it was not the one many Cougar fans were hoping for. Holmoe said BYU has agreed to a future football series with Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Conference. The Huskies will travel to Provo on Oct. 27, 2018 and BYU will travel o DeKalb Ill., on Oct. 24, 2020. The 2018 matchup will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Northern Illinois played Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl las... Provo • BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe made a football scheduling announcement on Wednesday, but it was not the one many Cougar fans were hoping for. Holmoe said BYU has agreed to a future football series with Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Conference. The Huskies will travel to Provo on Oct. 27, 2018 and BYU will travel o DeKalb Ill., on Oct. 24, 2020. The 2018 matchup will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Northern Illinois played Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl las... 58241697@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:55:02 MDT Utes basketball: Krystkowiak, three Utes prepare for China trip http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58238213-89/krystkowiak-aug-pac-team.html.csp Just over a week away from flying across an ocean, Utes center Jeremy Olsen has at least an idea of what to expect when he travels through China to compete with a special selection of Pac-12 men’s basketball players. He’s been getting scouting reports from his wife, Utah volleyball player Chelsey Schofield, after she visited the Far East earlier this summer with a Pac-12 squad as well. “She had a really good experience, got to know the girls around the Pac-12 a little better and said the Great W... Just over a week away from flying across an ocean, Utes center Jeremy Olsen has at least an idea of what to expect when he travels through China to compete with a special selection of Pac-12 men’s basketball players. He’s been getting scouting reports from his wife, Utah volleyball player Chelsey Schofield, after she visited the Far East earlier this summer with a Pac-12 squad as well. “She had a really good experience, got to know the girls around the Pac-12 a little better and said the Great W... 58238213@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:33:09 MDT BYU Football: Ranking the top-10 players of all-time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58225009-88/yards-byu-touchdowns-iframe.html.csp “Quarterback U” is the most common nickname for BYU, a factory that seems to perenially churn out guys like Ty Detmer, Jim McMahon, Robbie Boscoe, John Beck and Steve Young. However, BYU has also produced its share of great defensive players, skill position players and more, standing as an underrated school in terms of producing college and NFL talent. With that in mind, here’s our ranking of the 10 best BYU players of all-time, based on longevity and impact at the collegiate level, not necessar... “Quarterback U” is the most common nickname for BYU, a factory that seems to perenially churn out guys like Ty Detmer, Jim McMahon, Robbie Boscoe, John Beck and Steve Young. However, BYU has also produced its share of great defensive players, skill position players and more, standing as an underrated school in terms of producing college and NFL talent. With that in mind, here’s our ranking of the 10 best BYU players of all-time, based on longevity and impact at the collegiate level, not necessar... 58225009@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:57:25 MDT TribSports Radio podcast: Is Travis Wilson the starting QB for the Utah? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58234122-89/podcast-wilson-com-download.html.csp Travis Wilson had a brush with the law last week, and a transfer from the University of Oklahoma has receive a lot of hype. And don’t forget about Connor Manning. So how strong is Wilson’s hold on the University of Utah’s starting quarterback job? The team of Kyle Goon, Matt Piper, Ben Raskin and Kevin Winters Morriss try to answer that question and more about the Utes in the latest podcast. Download the podcast here. The TribSports Radio podcast is recorded each Monday and available on iTunes f... Travis Wilson had a brush with the law last week, and a transfer from the University of Oklahoma has receive a lot of hype. And don’t forget about Connor Manning. So how strong is Wilson’s hold on the University of Utah’s starting quarterback job? The team of Kyle Goon, Matt Piper, Ben Raskin and Kevin Winters Morriss try to answer that question and more about the Utes in the latest podcast. Download the podcast here. The TribSports Radio podcast is recorded each Monday and available on iTunes f... 58234122@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:11:00 MDT NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58236805-77/ncaa-athletes-football-chicago.html.csp Chicago • The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. College sports’ governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows, according to a Tuesday filing in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Crit... Chicago • The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. College sports’ governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows, according to a Tuesday filing in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Crit... 58236805@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:17:02 MDT Northwestern coach: Union push unified team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234720-77/fitzgerald-football-conference-northwestern.html.csp Chicago • No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats. For that, he credits the push for them to unionize. Fitzgerald said he’s “proud of the maturity” his players displayed the past few months. As the Big Ten opened its annual two-day media event on Monday, some big story lines hung over the college landscape. A four-team playoff system to determine a national champion is being implemented and the conference would... Chicago • No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats. For that, he credits the push for them to unionize. Fitzgerald said he’s “proud of the maturity” his players displayed the past few months. As the Big Ten opened its annual two-day media event on Monday, some big story lines hung over the college landscape. A four-team playoff system to determine a national champion is being implemented and the conference would... 58234720@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:25:02 MDT Kragthorpe: Could QB Travis Wilson’s citation affect Ute captaincy? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58232412-89/wilson-utah-august-citation.html.csp Travis Wilson’s citation for underage drinking will have no effect on the University of Utah’s quarterbacking competition this month. That’s both a prediction and a recommendation — and a commentary on the frequency of off-field issues involving college football players locally and nationally in the offseason. But where Wilson’s case will get interesting is in the voting for Ute co-captains in mid-August. While there’s no dismissing any violation of the law, Wilson’s offense does not rise to th... Travis Wilson’s citation for underage drinking will have no effect on the University of Utah’s quarterbacking competition this month. That’s both a prediction and a recommendation — and a commentary on the frequency of off-field issues involving college football players locally and nationally in the offseason. But where Wilson’s case will get interesting is in the voting for Ute co-captains in mid-August. While there’s no dismissing any violation of the law, Wilson’s offense does not rise to th... 58232412@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:10:35 MDT Weber State basketball: Davion Berry is Italy-bound http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58233093-77/career-season-berry-sky.html.csp Former Weber State men’s basketball star and Big Sky MVP Davion Berry has signed a contract to play professional basketball in Italy. Berry has signed with PMS Torino in the A2 Gold Basket Series League, a professional league in Italy. He competed in the NBA Summer League with the Portland Trail Blazers. Berry, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Oakland, Calif, led Weber State to the Big Sky title, a Big Sky Tournament title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament during the past season. He was named honorable... Former Weber State men’s basketball star and Big Sky MVP Davion Berry has signed a contract to play professional basketball in Italy. Berry has signed with PMS Torino in the A2 Gold Basket Series League, a professional league in Italy. He competed in the NBA Summer League with the Portland Trail Blazers. Berry, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Oakland, Calif, led Weber State to the Big Sky title, a Big Sky Tournament title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament during the past season. He was named honorable... 58233093@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:10:35 MDT Utah Football: Ranking the top-10 Utes players of all-time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58198766-89/yards-season-iframe-utah.html.csp &lt;freeform&gt; Utah, especially in the last three decades, has produced a bevy of NFL draft picks and talented college players. Current Utah alumni in the NFL have led their teams to the playoffs (Alex Smith), looked like future defensive stalwarts (Star Lotuleilei, Paul Kruger) and anchor defensive secondaries (Eric Weddle, Sean Smith). With that in mind, here’s our ranking of the 10 best Utes of all-time, based on longevity and impact at the collegiate level, not necessarily play in the NFL:... &lt;freeform&gt; Utah, especially in the last three decades, has produced a bevy of NFL draft picks and talented college players. Current Utah alumni in the NFL have led their teams to the playoffs (Alex Smith), looked like future defensive stalwarts (Star Lotuleilei, Paul Kruger) and anchor defensive secondaries (Eric Weddle, Sean Smith). With that in mind, here’s our ranking of the 10 best Utes of all-time, based on longevity and impact at the collegiate level, not necessarily play in the NFL:... 58198766@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:36:53 MDT Utah football: Zane Beadles donates $750,000 to Ute program http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58233072-89/beadles-football-utah-former.html.csp As a Utah lineman, Zane Beadles left behind a collection of memorable seasons, bowl trophies and individual accolades. As a five-year veteran of the NFL, Beadles has given the Utes the largest-ever donation from a former football player that he hopes will have just as lasting an impact. The U. announced Monday morning that Beadles, a guard with the Jacksonville Jaguars, is donating $750,000 to a sports medicine center, as well as an offensive lineman schoolarship. Both the center and the scholar... As a Utah lineman, Zane Beadles left behind a collection of memorable seasons, bowl trophies and individual accolades. As a five-year veteran of the NFL, Beadles has given the Utes the largest-ever donation from a former football player that he hopes will have just as lasting an impact. The U. announced Monday morning that Beadles, a guard with the Jacksonville Jaguars, is donating $750,000 to a sports medicine center, as well as an offensive lineman schoolarship. Both the center and the scholar... 58233072@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:36:53 MDT Stanford not slighted by 2nd-place Pac-12 pick http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58228211-77/pac-stanford-oregon-doesn.html.csp Los Angeles • Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place. The Cardinal’s reward for all that consistency this week? They were picked to finish second behind Oregon in the Pac-12 North Division yet again. Yet Stanford coach David Shaw doesn’t perceive any slight in the preseason conference media poll. He believes it’s a testament to the overall power of the Pac-12, which appears to be stacked with d... Los Angeles • Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place. The Cardinal’s reward for all that consistency this week? They were picked to finish second behind Oregon in the Pac-12 North Division yet again. Yet Stanford coach David Shaw doesn’t perceive any slight in the preseason conference media poll. He believes it’s a testament to the overall power of the Pac-12, which appears to be stacked with d... 58228211@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Utah quarterback Travis Wilson cited for alcohol at concert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58227137-89/twitter-com-wilson-team.html.csp &lt;freeform&gt; The leading candidate to start at quarterback for Utah’s football team this fall, Travis Wilson was cited for possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor while at a Tim McGraw concert at USANA Amphitheatre on Friday night. A statement from the Department of Public Safety/Utah Highway Patrol said that Wilson was cited into West Valley Justice Court and released at the scene. The 20-year-old junior last threw for 1,827 yards 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in a season cu... &lt;freeform&gt; The leading candidate to start at quarterback for Utah’s football team this fall, Travis Wilson was cited for possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor while at a Tim McGraw concert at USANA Amphitheatre on Friday night. A statement from the Department of Public Safety/Utah Highway Patrol said that Wilson was cited into West Valley Justice Court and released at the scene. The 20-year-old junior last threw for 1,827 yards 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in a season cu... 58227137@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:17:10 MDT Utah football analysis: Utes have earned respect, but not much interest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58224329-77/utah-pac-utes-state.html.csp Seven of 11 Pac-12 opponents would tell you, from experience, that Utah shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you deigned to ask, that is. Only USC, Oregon, Arizona State and Washington have not lost to the Utes since their inaugural Pac-12 season, when they won four of their final five conference games and were a three-point Colorado upset away from competing for the Pac-12 championship against BCS runner-up Oregon. All they needed was a stronger grip on those slippery leads. All they needed was some ... Seven of 11 Pac-12 opponents would tell you, from experience, that Utah shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you deigned to ask, that is. Only USC, Oregon, Arizona State and Washington have not lost to the Utes since their inaugural Pac-12 season, when they won four of their final five conference games and were a three-point Colorado upset away from competing for the Pac-12 championship against BCS runner-up Oregon. All they needed was a stronger grip on those slippery leads. All they needed was some ... 58224329@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:59:40 MDT College football: Weber State hires director of operations from University of Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225335-77/football-duff-weber-state.html.csp Ogden • Grant Duff has been named the new director of football operations at Weber State, first-year head coach Jay Hill announced Friday. Duff has spent the last five years serving in various capacities with the football program at the University of Utah, where he worked with Hill. In his new role at Weber, Duff will be involved in all areas of the football program, including travel, budget, scheduling and organization. “We are really excited to have Grant join our staff,” Hill said. “I know ho... Ogden • Grant Duff has been named the new director of football operations at Weber State, first-year head coach Jay Hill announced Friday. Duff has spent the last five years serving in various capacities with the football program at the University of Utah, where he worked with Hill. In his new role at Weber, Duff will be involved in all areas of the football program, including travel, budget, scheduling and organization. “We are really excited to have Grant join our staff,” Hill said. “I know ho... 58225335@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:36:27 MDT