ATHLETES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ATHLETES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Bump Catholic schools to 4A athletics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233065-82/schools-catholic-athletes-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233065-82/schools-catholic-athletes-football.html.csp">Letter: Bump Catholic schools to 4A athletics</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T16:33:02.443-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As high school football is about to begin, can the UHSAA make some better rules when it comes to recruitment? As Juan Diego Catholic and Judge Memorial Catholic can open and close the doors to any prep athlete, the UHSAA can make it fairer to the schools they compete against by bumping them up completely to class 4A. (Judge Memorial plays 3A in football and 4A in basketball and baseball.) That should be a consequence for being able to recruit junior high school athletes entering high school and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233065@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:33:02 MDT Utah football: Pac-12 commish happy with NCAA power shift http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58217260-89/ncaa-schools-scott-student.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58217260-89/ncaa-schools-scott-student.html.csp">Utah football: Pac-12 commish happy with NCAA power shift</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T17:41:25.425-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 05:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • There’s an understanding in the NCAA that change is inevitable, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said. And if it’s coming down the pipe, the so-called Power Five conferences would like to have some control over it. The man who has guided the conference’s growth in terms of both influence and profit talked candidly about some of the big happenings in college sports. His morning address at Wednesday’s Pac-12 football media session was full of silver linings — he used the word “innova...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58217260@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:41:25 MDT Big 12 commissioner gives dire warning about pending changes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207944-77/bowlsby-conti-official-commissioner.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207944-77/bowlsby-conti-official-commissioner.html.csp">Big 12 commissioner gives dire warning about pending changes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN HAWKINS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:25.658-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. “You’re going to hate it going forward,” Bowlsby said. “There’s a lot of change coming.” During his opening address at Big 12 football media days, Bowlsby talked about growing financial constraints athletic programs face going forward and the “strange environment” that exists with class-action lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools. Bowlsby said he’s doesn’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582079442014-07-22T17:36:25.658-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T17:36:25.658-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207944@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:25 MDT Piper: Don’t blast preps for breaking so-called commitments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58200417-89/utah-coaches-breaking-commitment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58200417-89/utah-coaches-breaking-commitment.html.csp">Piper: Don’t blast preps for breaking so-called commitments</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T23:56:16.259-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Let’s first address the semantics, because when a debate hinges on the meaning of an arrangement of letters, we become that little bit older without getting any wiser. Please accept the following: When high school athletes first use the term “commitment” and then “switch their commitment,” that does not demonstrate poor vocabulary. “Commitment,” in this usage, is jargon. com·mit·ment 1. When a high school athlete informs representatives of a university that he or she currently plans to pledge...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58200417@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:56:16 MDT Utewrap: The week in Utah sports, July 7-13 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58183902-59/langi-utes-team-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58183902-59/langi-utes-team-utah.html.csp">Utewrap: The week in Utah sports, July 7-13</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T17:06:31.743-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 05:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Just when he offseason was starting to feel so sleepy, something shakes up. The Utes were counting on former Bingham star Harvey Langi to come back into the fold after his LDS mission to help bolster defensive depth. But that's now up in the air as Langi weighs a decision to transfer to BYU, where he would be good to play as soon as this fall. Langi is meeting with Whittingham on Tuesday to hear the Utes' pitch. There may be no Holy War this fall, but Utah and BYU's rivalry flame continues to bu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58183902@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:06:31 MDT Keeton getting plenty of preseason attention http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58168811-55/watch-award-list-women.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58168811-55/watch-award-list-women.html.csp">Keeton getting plenty of preseason attention</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T05:30:01.808-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 05:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The football preseason award watch lists are rolling out and as expected Chuckie Keeton is getting his share of attention as the quarterback has been named to the College Football Performance Awards Quarterback of the Year watch list in addition to the Heismanpundit/CBSSports.com Heisman watch list and the Maxwell Award watch list. He is also a first-team preseason all-conference selection by both Athlon Sports and Phil Steele. Also, sophomore tight end Wyatt Houston has been named to the 2014 J...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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Now, the CFPA has placed a current Cougar, linebacker Alani Fua, on its 2014 Linebacker Trophy Watch List. Fua is one of 40 linebackers from across the country who made the list. Fua made the Phil ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146426@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:45:01 MDT NCAA: O’Bannon case a possible bellwether for big changes in college sports http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58139246-77/ncaa-bannon-case-antitrust.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58139246-77/ncaa-bannon-case-antitrust.html.csp">NCAA: O’Bannon case a possible bellwether for big changes in college sports</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T17:19:05.375-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are briefs to be filed, but the arguments in one of the most significant court cases affecting college sports are over. O’Bannon v. NCAA is in the hands of U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken, who is expected to issue a relatively speedy — in legal terms — decision by early August. It’s anyone’s guess what could happen: The complicated and somewhat imprecise nature of antitrust law means that the NCAA could dodge a bullet or be forced to make some major concessions depending on how Wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58139246@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:19:05 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Television keeps athletes honest — except for Luis Suarez http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58132838-77/suarez-video-suh-television.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58132838-77/suarez-video-suh-television.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Television keeps athletes honest — except for Luis Suarez</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T17:19:05.927-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s 2014, and you’d think that word would have gotten out to pro athletes that their games are televised. You’d think that Uruguayan soccer player Luis Suarez would have realized that when he bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in World Cup play, it would be caught by the cameras. You’d think that, with clear video evidence of his wrongdoing, no one would try to defend his actions. You’d be wrong about that. Suarez continues to enjoy the support of not just his coach and his teammates, but seemingly...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132838@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:19:05 MDT Pro sports or mission? Jabari Parker latest Mormon star to choose the former http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58115194-77/church-mission-parker-serve.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58115194-77/church-mission-parker-serve.html.csp">Pro sports or mission? Jabari Parker latest Mormon star to choose the former</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEX THOMPSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T23:20:10.418-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 11:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Thursday night, an NBA team will select Jabari Parker, a 19-year-old basketball prodigy, with one of the top picks in the 2014 draft. While he poses for the cameras with his new team’s jersey, tens of thousands of young Mormon men will be preparing uniforms of their own, the white shirt and black name tag of missionaries, as they begin knocking on doors in countries around the world. It was through this missionary service that Mormons traveled to the small island nation of Tonga and converte...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58115194@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:20:10 MDT Utah kids, NFL players participate in Play 60 event http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58095606-77/nfl-kids-players-former.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58095606-77/nfl-kids-players-former.html.csp">Utah kids, NFL players participate in Play 60 event</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tierra Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-21T21:37:51.538-06:00">Updated Jun 21, 2014 09:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Layton • Wrestling with excitement, hundreds of kids enjoyed a healthy afternoon of exercising and skill building in Layton with NFL Play 60 on Friday. Current and former NFL players were pumped as they motivated and trained the young athletes. “NFL Play 60 is a great time to interact with the kids and teach them everything I do,” said former Utes and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Shaky Smithson. NFL Play 60 is a program designed to promote healthier lifestyles and active activity for at le...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58095606@www.sltrib.com Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:37:51 MDT Video game athletes battling it out in California http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58098630-68/game-anaheim-athletes-california.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58098630-68/game-anaheim-athletes-california.html.csp">Video game athletes battling it out in California</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-21T18:50:14.503-06:00">Updated Jun 21, 2014 06:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anaheim, Calif. • The nation’s video game athletes have gathered in Southern California to battle aliens and bad guys for cash and glory. More than 1,000 eSports players are taking part in the Major League Gaming Championships in Anaheim, which began Friday and run through Sunday, the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1nUF0qa ) reported. The contestants don special headphones and face off in soundproof booths in games such as “StarCraft II,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and “Super Smash Bros. Mele...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580986302014-06-21T18:50:14.503-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-21T18:50:14.503-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58098630@www.sltrib.com Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:50:14 MDT Utah reports 99 NCAA violations since 2010 — most of them minor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58060537-89/student-athlete-coach-2013.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58060537-89/student-athlete-coach-2013.html.csp">Utah reports 99 NCAA violations since 2010 — most of them minor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T23:24:37.562-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 11:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Play along at home. Which of the following is an NCAA violation? 1. Staff place an impermissible sticker on an envelope sent to recruits. 2. After several NCAA-kosher calls are dropped, a recruit texts a coach to say he’ll call later. The coach texts back an acknowledgement. 3. A student-athlete uses her host’s allowance to buy a $9.99 keychain for a recruit. In the eyes of the U.’s compliance office, all of them. Utah Athletics self-reported 99 violations between January 2010 and June 2014, a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58060537@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:24:37 MDT Letter: U. athletes disrespect professors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58055524-82/athletes-academic-athletic-class.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58055524-82/athletes-academic-athletic-class.html.csp">Letter: U. athletes disrespect professors</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T17:03:42.252-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 05:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Family violence is a subject many of us do not discuss and even fewer understand. It’s a subject to which Dr. Sonia Salari, a nationally recognized research professor at the University of Utah, has devoted herself. Unlike many researchers, Salari can be found at the lectern educating those fortunate enough to have her class, which attracts a diverse and eclectic group of students. Many this term are attending on athletic scholarships. I am disgusted by the sense of entitlement some star athle...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58055524@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:03:42 MDT O’Bannon takes stand in landmark NCAA lawsuit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58048386-77/bannon-ncaa-basketball-athletes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58048386-77/bannon-ncaa-basketball-athletes.html.csp">O’Bannon takes stand in landmark NCAA lawsuit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TIM DAHLBERG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T21:47:28.151-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oakland, Calif. • The battle to give top football and basketball players a cut of the billions of dollars flowing into college athletics began in earnest with former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon taking the stand in federal court to describe how he spent long hours working on his game and as few as possible on his grades. The lead plaintiff in a landmark antitrust suit against the NCAA said his goal at UCLA wasn’t to get a degree, but to get two years of college experience before being draft...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580483862014-06-09T21:47:28.151-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-09T21:47:28.151-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58048386@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:47:28 MDT NCAA will pay $20 million in video game lawsuit settlement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58046730-77/ncaa-settlement-case-athletes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58046730-77/ncaa-settlement-case-athletes.html.csp">NCAA will pay $20 million in video game lawsuit settlement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T21:48:18.47-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The NCAA will shell out $20 million to potentially tens of thousands of current and former Division I football and basketball athletes after settling in a class-action lawsuit on Monday. College sports’ governing body agreed to the settlement after a drawn-out legal battle over how it used and profited from player likenesses in EA Sports football and basketball video games. It follows EA Sports’ $40 million settlement last week in a related case, ensuring that for the first time, athletes will ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58046730@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:48:18 MDT O’Bannon v. NCAA has the potential to change sports as we know them http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58036279-77/ncaa-wilken-bannon-athletes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58036279-77/ncaa-wilken-bannon-athletes.html.csp">O’Bannon v. NCAA has the potential to change sports as we know them</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-07T21:31:12.531-06:00">Updated Jun 7, 2014 09:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The NCAA athletics model is on the verge of change. That much is certain. Unclear is to what extent one federal judge, Claudia Wilken, will drive that change, and whether she’ll shift it into high gear in the next few weeks when she rules in O’Bannon v. NCAA. It’s been billed by some as the most significant lawsuit in college sports history, while others have said it’s not even the most important legal action against the NCAA at the moment. Both statements might be true. The Cliff’s Notes versio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58036279@www.sltrib.com Sat, 07 Jun 2014 21:31:12 MDT College football: Early signing date could be implemented for football http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57989473-77/early-signing-date-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57989473-77/early-signing-date-football.html.csp">College football: Early signing date could be implemented for football</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-31T17:02:29.465-06:00">Updated May 31, 2014 05:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The challenge of recruiting college football players has become as much about holding onto athletes who have committed to a program early in the recruiting period as it is about swaying those who remain undecided late in the process. But now, if some college football coaches have their way, the game of holding onto recruits while possibly poaching others could have less time to play out. The NCAA is considering implementing an early signing period for football. The early signing period wouldn’t ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57989473@www.sltrib.com Sat, 31 May 2014 17:02:29 MDT