AUSTIN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AUSTIN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Good draft still leaves Jazz with ways to go http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58126736-77/jazz-team-draft-hood.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58126736-77/jazz-team-draft-hood.html.csp">Good draft still leaves Jazz with ways to go</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T23:29:19.007-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Judging by the favorable reviews of the Jazz’s draft efforts, the franchise just might defy the odds and return to the winning level of the old days. Then again, becoming as good as they were in 2007-08 is asking a lot of the Jazz. Here’s the sobering statistic of the day: A team that won 25 or fewer games has only a 10.6 percent chance of reaching the 54-win mark in the next five years, according to research by David Berri, a Southern Utah University economics professor and author of analytica...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58126736@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:29:19 MDT NBA Draft notes: Pleasant Grove native C.J. Wilcox goes to Clippers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58121008-77/austin-nba-draft-wilcox.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58121008-77/austin-nba-draft-wilcox.html.csp">NBA Draft notes: Pleasant Grove native C.J. Wilcox goes to Clippers</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated PRess</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T23:22:51.687-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Los Angeles Clippers selected Washington guard and Pleasant Grove native C.J. Wilcox with the 28th overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night. Wilcox, 23, averaged 18.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.5 assists last season as a senior with the Huskies. The 6-foot-5, 201-pound shooting guard was named Second-Team All-Pac-12 last season and is the school record-holder for most career 3-pointers. He made a school-record 90 3-pointers last year and shot 39.2 percent from 3-point range, second i...</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> 58121008@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:22:51 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU needs to make statement vs. Texas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58104398-88/byu-texas-football-mendenhall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58104398-88/byu-texas-football-mendenhall.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU needs to make statement vs. Texas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T22:40:05.589-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo Coach Bronco Mendenhall already succeeded in creating one headline about BYU football that resonated beyond Austin, Texas. Here’s another newsmaking suggestion: The Cougars really should consider beating Texas in September. If anything crystallized Monday during BYU’s annual Football Media Day, it is how much that Sept. 6 game in Austin means to the Cougars. It’s not as if Texas and other Big 12 schools would be so impressed that they immediately would vote to expand the conference, but...</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> 58104398@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:40:05 MDT Heart issue derails Baylor ex’s unlikely NBA bid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58100973-77/heart-austin-baylor-nba.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58100973-77/heart-austin-baylor-nba.html.csp">Heart issue derails Baylor ex’s unlikely NBA bid</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-22T22:47:07.91-06:00">Updated Jun 22, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Waco, Texas • Isaiah Austin’s attempt to play in the NBA despite his partial blindness has ended because of a rare genetic disorder that affects his heart. The former Baylor center, who left school early to enter this week’s NBA draft, has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which affects the body’s connective tissue. Baylor made the announcement Sunday. The condition was discovered during a physical for the draft, which is Thursday. According to the Mayo Clinic, complications from Marfan syndr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581009732014-06-22T22:47:07.91-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-22T22:47:07.91-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58100973@www.sltrib.com Sun, 22 Jun 2014 22:47:07 MDT Genetic disorder ends career of Baylor’s Austin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58100012-77/austin-baylor-disorder-career.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58100012-77/austin-baylor-disorder-career.html.csp">Genetic disorder ends career of Baylor’s Austin</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T16:37:12.09-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Waco, Texas • Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been forced to end his basketball career after being diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. Austin was found to have Marfan syndrome, a disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. Baylor coach Scott Drew said Sunday in a news release that the discovery means Austin will not be able to play in the NBA. The 7-foot-1 Austin averaged 12.1 points and 6.9 rebounds this season and announced in April that he would leave Baylor after his sophomore se...</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> 58100012@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:37:12 MDT Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz counting on Quin Snyder to make players better http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58039935-87/snyder-lindsey-coach-jazz.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58039935-87/snyder-lindsey-coach-jazz.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz counting on Quin Snyder to make players better</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-07T17:17:30.945-06:00">Updated Jun 7, 2014 05:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey enjoys an aura of mystery, offering clues but never quite delivering the answer. During the news conference introducing Quin Snyder as the team’s coach Saturday, Lindsey started another story that he wouldn’t finish. He spoke of a conversation with Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer, referencing an unnamed coach who is the best they know of when it comes to developing players. Snyder is “in that realm” with the mythical figure, by Lindsey’s account. He’d better f...</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> 58039935@www.sltrib.com Sat, 07 Jun 2014 17:17:30 MDT BYU football coach says Cougars would love to join Big 12 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58035851-65/mendenhall-byu-football-join.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58035851-65/mendenhall-byu-football-join.html.csp">BYU football coach says Cougars would love to join Big 12</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="2014-06-06T07:57:02.565-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 07:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Well, now we know — without a shadow of a doubt — where BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall stands in relation to the football program’s future. Mendenhall wants the Cougars to join the Big 12. Whether that is a possibility — and it sure looks doubtful — remains to be seen. Mendenhall pleaded, if that’s not too strong of a word, for BYU to receive an invitation to join that Power Five conference on Thursday, telling a reporter from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper that “We would love to ...</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> 58035851@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:57:02 MDT One dead in I-84 rollover near Morgan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58022209-78/morgan-rollover-accident-dead.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58022209-78/morgan-rollover-accident-dead.html.csp">One dead in I-84 rollover near Morgan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T22:13:08.531-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 10:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 17-year-old Farmington boy died Tuesday morning when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel while driving east on Interstate 84 in Morgan County. Austin L. Larsen, the only occupant of the Ford Ranger pickup, was pronounced dead at the scene of the rollover accident, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. UHP Sgt. Todd Royce said the single-car accident occurred just before 7 a.m., about 2 miles west of the town of Morgan. Fatigue was believed a factor in the crash. The victim, who was not wea...</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> 58022209@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:13:08 MDT ‘World’s ugliest woman’ pursues anti-bullying film http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57981374-223/velasquez-lizzie-syndrome-austin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57981374-223/velasquez-lizzie-syndrome-austin.html.csp">‘World’s ugliest woman’ pursues anti-bullying film</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T11:32:55.999-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 11:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">AUSTIN, Texas • In December 2013, she inspired millions with her TED Talk. Now Lizzie Velasquez, once called “the world’s ugliest woman,” hopes to reach an even-wider audience through an anti-bullying documentary about her story. “I know what it is to be bullied and what is to be bullied online, and I want to be the protector of those who think it won’t get better,” said Velasquez, 25, who has a rare disease that makes it impossible for her to gain weight. She has never weighed more than 64 poun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-579813742014-05-27T11:32:55.999-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-27T11:32:55.999-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57981374@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 11:32:55 MDT