CHRISTENSEN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHRISTENSEN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Prep baseball: American Forks rolls to win over Lone Peak http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57799288-190/american-inning-lone-peak.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57799288-190/american-inning-lone-peak.html.csp">Prep baseball: American Forks rolls to win over Lone Peak</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Neil K. Warner</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T16:59:26.413-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 04:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It was a little unconventional but it worked. American Fork pitcher Craig Brailsford found himself in a bit of a pickle during the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game against Lone Peak. The Knights had cut the Cavemen’s lead to 4-1, and had runners on second and third with no outs, when Brailsford got himself out of the inning in a most unusual way. His pitch trickled off the glove of catcher Andrew Bartholomew but the ball only rolled halfway to the backstop. Lone Peak’s Hunter Christensen took of...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57799288@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:59:26 MDT Utah football: Dennis Erickson has no hard feelings about coaching switch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57749365-89/erickson-coach-says-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57749365-89/erickson-coach-says-utah.html.csp">Utah football: Dennis Erickson has no hard feelings about coaching switch</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="2014-03-31T08:33:15.2-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 08:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dennis Erickson says he doesn’t feel like he was demoted. Nor does he seem to care if that’s how others see it. This is a man who led Miami to two national championships, coached twice in the NFL and popularized the one-back offense that is the basis for how many teams play football today. Given that, is it really hard to believe he doesn’t attach any special value to the title of Utah offensive coordinator? “That’s not why I’m in it,” Erickson says. “I’m not about promotions or demotions. ... 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> 57749365@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:33:15 MDT Utah football: Tight ends’ roles change in Christensen’s offense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57747489-89/tonga-christensen-tight-lot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57747489-89/tonga-christensen-tight-lot.html.csp">Utah football: Tight ends’ roles change in Christensen’s offense</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T23:45:02.914-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 11:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">2013 was supposed to be the year of the Utah tight end. In two-tight end sets with Jake Murphy and Westlee Tonga, the Utes had unleashed a matchup nightmare: two 250-pound bruisers who could also stretch the field vertically. But Tonga was lost for the season after blowing out his knee against BYU, Murphy hurt his wrist in a loss to UCLA, and Utah offensive coordinators Dennis Erickson and Brian Johnson went back to the drawing board. Three receivers, four receivers, two backs, whatever — it was...</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> 57747489@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:45:02 MDT Letter: Utah adoption laws archaic; fathers can be great single parents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57698931-82/adoption-child-fathers-rep.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57698931-82/adoption-child-fathers-rep.html.csp">Letter: Utah adoption laws archaic; fathers can be great single parents</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T07:45:35.013-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 07:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The comments made by Rep. Edward Redd and Rep. LaVar Christensen regarding the recently passed changes to Utah’s antiquated and irrational adoption laws were absolutely outrageous (“Utah lawmakers make move to stop adoption ‘forum shopping,’” Tribune, March 14). Referring to these fathers who have made extensive efforts to become a parent to their child as “sperm donors” is an attack on all single fathers. After my mother left our family when I was only 5 and made no attempt to gain custody, m...</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> 57698931@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:45:35 MDT Utah football: With Kendal Thompson watching, Travis Wilson returns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57698216-89/wilson-thompson-utah-christensen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57698216-89/wilson-thompson-utah-christensen.html.csp">Utah football: With Kendal Thompson watching, Travis Wilson returns</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="2014-03-20T16:29:43.989-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 04:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It had to feel a little strange to be Travis Wilson on Tuesday. On one hand, Wilson finally returned to the game he loves after more than three months of feeling perfectly well and being told that football could pose a threat to his life. On the other, well, here’s the scenario: Former receivers coach Aaron Roderick is now your quarterback coach, and barking out the plays is a new offensive coordinator who you only recently met, Dave Christensen. Standing next to you in street clothes as you ma...</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> 57698216@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:29:43 MDT Utah football: Christensen brings ‘up front’ approach to offense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57692178-89/christensen-offensive-coach-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57692178-89/christensen-offensive-coach-says.html.csp">Utah football: Christensen brings ‘up front’ approach to offense</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T23:48:24.968-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 11:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At the end of Jim Harding’s first semester, before winter break, Toledo offensive coordinator Dave Christensen wanted to tell the redshirt freshman just how much he meant to him. “He called me in and let me know that if he had to rank all the linemen, I was the worst O-lineman that he had,” Harding recalls with a laugh. Merry Christmas, huh? It wasn’t what Harding wanted to hear, though, it’s what he needed to hear. He went on to start four years at Toledo and followed Christensen to Missouri...</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> 57692178@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:48:24 MDT Medical condition may be behind Utah County chase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57661670-78/amp-driver-utah-christensen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57661670-78/amp-driver-utah-christensen.html.csp">Medical condition may be behind Utah County chase</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T11:24:29.462-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 11:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investigators suspect a man’s medical condition may have sparked a highway chase through Utah County. Troopers are not disclosing what may have been ailing the driver. The driver, a man in his early 60s, was driving south on Interstate 15 Monday afternoon when he struck another vehicle with his gold BMW sport utility vehicle, said Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Rich Christensen. He kept going and struck another vehicle near Lindon, Christensen said. Both crashes only caused minor damage. About 4:30 p.m...</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> 57661670@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:24:29 MDT Utes spared no expense in hiring Christensen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57630679-59/coordinator-christensen-coach-offensive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57630679-59/coordinator-christensen-coach-offensive.html.csp">Utes spared no expense in hiring Christensen</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="2014-03-04T10:13:12.345-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 10:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham didn't spare any expense in hiring Dave Christensen to be his offensive coordinator as Christensen, the former Wyoming coach who becomes Whittingham's seventh offensive coordinator, will earn an annual salary of $500,000, according to the details of his contract obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune. The salary makes Christensen, who was signed to a two-year deal, Utah's highest paid assistant along with defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake, who also earns $500,00...</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> 57630679@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:13:12 MDT Bill would allow jury trials in parental rights cases http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57627986-90/rights-bill-parents-jury.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57627986-90/rights-bill-parents-jury.html.csp">Bill would allow jury trials in parental rights cases</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T22:37:55.783-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A bill that would allow jury trials to decide to terminate parental rights passed the House Monday after an hour of debate weighing children’s versus parents’ rights. Rep. LaVar Christensen, R-Draper, says HB318 attempts to provide due process for parents and that it comes from wanting to make terminating parental rights more difficult than it is now. The bill also gives parents more time to prepare their case. Christensen urged members of the House to put themselves into the shoes of parents w...</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> 57627986@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:37:55 MDT Utah OC not concerned with "Saban rule" http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57624391-59/rule-tempo-uptempo-offense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57624391-59/rule-tempo-uptempo-offense.html.csp">Utah OC not concerned with "Saban rule"</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="2014-03-03T05:50:02.703-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 05:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Many coaches who favor an uptempo offense are upset over the proposed "10-second rule," which would require offenses to wait 10 seconds before snapping the football so defenses could make substitutions. The rule, tagged by many as the "Nick Saban rule," will be considered by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel Thursday during a teleconference. The official reason for possibly implementing the rule is for player safety, with the idea that defensive players are more at risk if the offense goes righ...</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> 57624391@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:50:02 MDT Utah football: Utes new OC Christensen talks QBs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57606883-59/christensen-quarterback-wilson-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57606883-59/christensen-quarterback-wilson-football.html.csp">Utah football: Utes new OC Christensen talks QBs</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="2014-02-27T12:21:14.544-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Like others, Utah offensive coordinator Dave Christensen said he was thrilled to hear quarterback Travis Wilson has been cleared to participate in spring ball after recent exams showed there was no change in his medical condition. "We're excited to have him back in the program and doing what he loves," Christensen said. But will Wilson resume his role as the Utes' starter? That remains to be seen as Christensen is looking forward to a quarterback battle between Wilson, Adam Schulz and freshmen B...</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> 57606883@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:21:14 MDT Wilson cleared to participate in spring ball http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57594079-59/wilson-utes-utah-quarterback.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57594079-59/wilson-utes-utah-quarterback.html.csp">Wilson cleared to participate in spring ball</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="2014-02-24T21:42:02.681-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 09:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dave Christensen, Utah's new offensive coordinator, might have had one of his biggest issues solved Monday with the news that doctors have cleared Travis Wilson to participate in spring ball. Technically he was cleared for non-contact drills, but that is a moot point since the Utes normally don't allow their quarterbacks to be hit. Having Wilson back in the fold gives Christensen an experienced quarterback with which to work. Let's face it, the thoughts of the Utes going into the season with a n...</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> 57594079@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:42:02 MDT Westminster, Winter Sports School enjoying students' success http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57578175-229/gold-ski-bronze-skiing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57578175-229/gold-ski-bronze-skiing.html.csp">Westminster, Winter Sports School enjoying students' success</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="2014-02-21T04:03:02.113-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 04:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The schools are not rivals in any sense, and they share ties to a gold medalist. Just the same, it has been fun to track the success of The Winter Sports School in Park City and Westminster College of Salt Lake City in these Games. Through its partnership with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association, Westminster offers tuition grants to athletes. The school lists four 2014 medalists as current students: Joss Christensen (gold, ski slopestyle), Maddie Bowman (gold, ski halfpipe), Devin Logan (silver...</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> 57578175@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 04:03:02 MDT Olympics: Utah’s Westminster College influential in Sochi http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57560700-77/skiing-westminster-alpine-nordic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57560700-77/skiing-westminster-alpine-nordic.html.csp">Olympics: Utah’s Westminster College influential in Sochi</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-18T23:19:17.377-06:00">Updated Feb 18, 2014 11:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sochi, Russia • As a teenager, Faye Gulini never pictured herself in a college classroom. She happily pursued a professional snowboarding career, made the U.S. Olympic team and figured her high school education would be good enough. “I didn’t want to go to college,” Gulini said. Now, at 21, she’s thriving in a partnership between Westminster College and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association that enables the 3,100-student school in east Salt Lake City to claim the biggest collegiate representati...</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> 57560700@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:19:17 MDT Kragthorpe: Some stories of Olympic tragedy, inspiration have merit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57560522-77/sltrib-olympics-com-medal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57560522-77/sltrib-olympics-com-medal.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Some stories of Olympic tragedy, inspiration have merit</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="2014-02-18T22:05:24.483-06:00">Updated Feb 18, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sochi, Russia The reporter wanted to get the story right, so he earnestly asked the quarterback one more time: “Was it dead mother, blind father or blind mother, dead father?” That’s an old tale from a Super Bowl Media Day, but it plays into a theme of the 2014 Olympics. Tribune reporter Nate Carlisle astutely observed something that I’d missed in the midst of it all here in Russia. He discovered “a disproportionately high number of mentions about death” in stories about the Games. This kind ...</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> 57560522@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:05:24 MDT