COACHES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COACHES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah football: Offensive line getting attuned to new coach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57824346-89/harding-coach-offensive-whittingham.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57824346-89/harding-coach-offensive-whittingham.html.csp">Utah football: Offensive line getting attuned to new coach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T21:01:36.457-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 09:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jim Harding may be one of the new coaches on the block up at Utah, but close to the end of spring, it would be hard to tell that he just stepped aboard a few months ago. His offensive linemen know what he wants. They know what drills he runs, and if they don’t do them right, they anticipate his loud bark across the field. In film meetings, they’ve started using Harding’s terminology to acknowledge the mistakes they make. “I think that kind of shows you’re starting to hit home,” he said. A longti...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57824346@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:01:36 MDT Utes name young cancer patients as honorary coaches for Red-White game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57817999-59/twitter-cancer-game-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57817999-59/twitter-cancer-game-com.html.csp">Utes name young cancer patients as honorary coaches for Red-White game</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="2014-04-14T21:31:38.884-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; There are some pretty tough football coaches — coaches who shout, coaches who scream, coaches with head-to-toe scars from their own time in the trenches. And then there are Tristan Chidester and Mac Brennan. On the sidelines at Utah’s Red-White Spring Game on Saturday will be two of the toughest guys ever to don a headset, both of them having battled cancer at a young age. “Their courage and positive attitude is an example and inspiration to us all, and we could not be more hon...</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> 57817999@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:31:38 MDT Utah State football: Coaches make handoff to players (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57811949-77/players-state-utah-coaches.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57811949-77/players-state-utah-coaches.html.csp">Utah State football: Coaches make handoff to players (video)</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="2014-04-14T09:05:35.178-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • For the Utah State football team, counting off the months won’t do. The year, like games, is divided into quarters. Saturday’s spring game at Romney Stadium marks halftime in the long march to the season. What Aggie coaches dub the “third quarter,” the offseason conditioning before the fall, is about to begin. And unlike much of the year, this stretch will require the players to be on their own for most of it. “We put it on the players in May, June and July,” coach Matt Wells said. “I th...</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> 57811949@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:05:35 MDT Utes football camp round-up: Coaches hope Gionni Paul can beat 5-month estimate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57811447-59/paul-sophomore-whittingham-linebacker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57811447-59/paul-sophomore-whittingham-linebacker.html.csp">Utes football camp round-up: Coaches hope Gionni Paul can beat 5-month estimate</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="2014-04-12T16:38:02.75-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utes are concerned enough about injuries at linebacker that Jared Norris — although perfectly healthy — won’t get any more live reps this spring. It’s simple: They can’t risk losing Norris in addition to Jacoby Hale, Jason Whittingham and Gionni Paul. But coaches believe Whittingham will be fine by fall and they suspect, or at least hope, that Paul will also. After the junior team captain had surgery on his broken foot Thursday, the team estimated Paul would recover in 5 to 6 months. Head co...</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> 57811447@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:38:02 MDT Prep notes: Two more boys’ basketball coaches hang ’em up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57747196-190/basketball-coaches-west-wiscombe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57747196-190/basketball-coaches-west-wiscombe.html.csp">Prep notes: Two more boys’ basketball coaches hang ’em up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bubba Brown</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T23:44:33.609-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 11:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two more boys’ basketball coaches — with well over half a century of combined experience — are calling it quits. Highland coach Keith West and Morgan coach Jim Wiscombe announced their retirements this week, adding to the previously announced retirements of two other longtime coaches, Davis’ Jay Welk and Riverton’s Steve Galley. West, who spent the last 14 years of his 37-year coaching career at Highland, admitted he’d seen retirement coming for the last few years. After choosing not to step dow...</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> 57747196@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:44:33 MDT Former ‘hacker’ Whittingham takes over Utah’s special teams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57771404-89/coach-whittingham-special-teams.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57771404-89/coach-whittingham-special-teams.html.csp">Former ‘hacker’ Whittingham takes over Utah’s special teams</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="2014-04-04T11:36:18.605-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 11:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Once upon a time, Kyle Whittingham was a kicker. Or rather, he clarified, a “hacker.” Utah’s head coach says he was “the best of the worst” at Provo High. Not easily confused with Tom Dempsey, he estimates his range at “about 12 yards.” “A lot of fakes. A lot of going for it on fourth down.” And so when Whittingham coaches honorable mention All-Pac 12 kicker Andy Phillips, he often talks golf instead. “That’s probably where we’ve connected most,” said Phillips, who blushed while admitting that ...</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> 57771404@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:36:18 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 Bloomberg News: Give college athletes fairer, union-busting scholarships http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57743524-82/student-scholarships-athletes-athletic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57743524-82/student-scholarships-athletes-athletic.html.csp">Bloomberg News: Give college athletes fairer, union-busting scholarships</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T22:29:05.261-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The decision to grant football players at Northwestern University the right to form a union, made Wednesday by a National Labor Relations Board regional director, is being decried as a sign of the apocalypse by critics and hailed as the beginning of glorious revolution by proponents. Both sides should take a deep breath. For one thing, in football terms, the ruling is just the first drive of the first quarter. The case will now go before the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, and perh...</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> 57743524@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:29:05 MDT Utah gymnastics: Coaches banking on young(er) talent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57743814-89/athletes-gymnastics-utah-marlowe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57743814-89/athletes-gymnastics-utah-marlowe.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Coaches banking on young(er) talent</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="2014-03-28T23:33:53.43-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On a recent unofficial recruiting visit to Utah’s gymnastics practice facility, Milan Marlowe Clausi saw where the Utes train, met the team and learned what daily life is like for a Utah gymnast. It was an experience many young talented gymnasts would love to have. But even better than the memories was the would-be souvenir she received. At just 13 years old, Marlowe Clausi was offered a scholarship to Utah. The Utes, one of the top gymnastics programs in the country year in and year out, don’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> 57743814@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:33:53 MDT BYU basketball: Auriemma, Judkins share off-court friendship (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57744623-88/auriemma-judkins-byu-iframe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57744623-88/auriemma-judkins-byu-iframe.html.csp">BYU basketball: Auriemma, Judkins share off-court friendship (VIDEO)</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="2014-03-28T23:33:53.195-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lincoln, Neb. • Connecticut doesn’t schedule many home-and-home series with schools more than 2,000 miles away. A few years ago, the Huskies made an exception: BYU. Coach Jeff Judkins thinks it has a lot to do with Geno Auriemma’s love for the Boston Celtics. “Usually it’s a payoff: You get drilled by 30 and go home with a paycheck,” Judkins said. “He didn’t want to do that. He wanted to come out and play us. When I played for the Celtics, I think he knew that and it made it easier.” The two hea...</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> 57744623@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:33:53 MDT Utah football: Running back Devontae Booker impresses Ute coaches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57741073-89/booker-running-says-alberghini.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57741073-89/booker-running-says-alberghini.html.csp">Utah football: Running back Devontae Booker impresses Ute coaches</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="2014-03-27T21:11:48.128-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 09:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We’re just five practices into spring and it’s starting to feel like a broken record: Somebody asks Kyle Whittingham who stood out. He mentions Devontae Booker. Thursday’s practice was the third straight in which the junior transfer gashed Utah’s defense on seemingly every other handoff, his red No. 27 disappearing into a swarm of black jerseys and emerging on the other side at the same speed. “He’s a natural with the ball in his hands,” Whittingham says. “There’s a lot more to a running back...</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> 57741073@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:11:48 MDT College basketball: Iowa State, UConn clash in Sweet 16 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57741057-77/hoiberg-ollie-iowa-uconn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57741057-77/hoiberg-ollie-iowa-uconn.html.csp">College basketball: Iowa State, UConn clash in Sweet 16</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rachel Cohen</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T22:33:35.302-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 10:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Kevin Ollie and Fred Hoiberg met as high school basketball stars more than two decades ago when they went on the same recruiting trip to Arizona. Ollie chose UConn instead. Hoiberg picked Iowa State. “I think it worked out for both of us,” Ollie said with a smile. Each now coaches his alma mater, and they’ll face one another Friday in the Sweet Sixteen. In between that shared visit to Tucson and this week’s NCAA tournament East Regional at Madison Square Garden, Ollie and Hoiberg were...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577410572014-03-27T22:33:35.302-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T22:33:35.302-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57741057@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:33:35 MDT Utah Jazz: Marvin Williams a vital presence for young Jazz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57739611-87/williams-jazz-game-guy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57739611-87/williams-jazz-game-guy.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Marvin Williams a vital presence for young Jazz</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T23:12:39.509-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New Orleans • When the lights go down before the start of a game, Marvin Williams is in his usual spot. As each starter’s name is announced, the forward waits for him at the end of a line of high-fives. They run at each other, jump and bump sides. It matters little to Williams that his name hasn’t been among them of late. “It’s part of being a professional. You’ve got to be ready for adjustments. In this game, changes happen — quarter to quarter, game to game, week to week,” he says. “It means 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> 57739611@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:12:39 MDT Chuckie Keeton 'right on track' in passing drills in Utah State football practice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57729215-55/wells-guys-keeton-chuckie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57729215-55/wells-guys-keeton-chuckie.html.csp">Chuckie Keeton 'right on track' in passing drills in Utah State football practice</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="2014-03-26T17:01:46.853-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 05:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The biggest news of the day was that quarterback Chuckie Keeton participated in one-on-one passing drills with his receivers, prior to going through his rehabilitation session with other injured players. USU coach Matt Wells described Keeton as "right on track." Wells was generally disappointed with the way the Aggies responded to their seventh session of spring practice, describing the morning's performance in cool, windy conditions at Romney Stadium as "a little sluggish." Wells added, "Some g...</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> 57729215@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:01:46 MDT Letter: Coaches should stick to basketball, leave God out of it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57699061-82/faith-anyone-basketball-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57699061-82/faith-anyone-basketball-team.html.csp">Letter: Coaches should stick to basketball, leave God out of it</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T01:01:04.51-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Virginia head basketball coach Tony Bennett commented in a television interview Sunday that he was “thankful for his faith in Christ” that helped his team during periods of struggle as they beat Duke in the ACC championship game. I think we all agree that anyone’s God doesn’t root for any one athletic team. But the problem I have with players and coaches advocating their faith whenever anyone sticks a microphone in their face is that they are implying that their faith is somehow stronger or bet...</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> 57699061@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT BYU football: Cougars start spring camp Monday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57621096-200/spring-byu-camp-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57621096-200/spring-byu-camp-football.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars start spring camp Monday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T22:08:48.268-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • For the first time since 2009, BYU’s football team will be coming off a loss when it begins spring practices today on campus. “More than anything else, that’s made us hungry to get back out there and get back to work with the guys,” said linebackers coach Kelly Poppinga. “As coaches, this is what we live for. Recruiting is fine and all that stuff, but we are here to coach football. We are all looking forward to Monday.” Most college football programs begin spring camp in the middle of 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> 57621096@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:08:48 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 NFL: Missouri’s Michael Sam wants spotlight to shine on football http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57581554-77/sam-michael-football-player.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57581554-77/sam-michael-football-player.html.csp">NFL: Missouri’s Michael Sam wants spotlight to shine on football</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dave campbell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T20:58:34.694-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 08:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Indianapolis • Michael Sam needed no introduction. He provided one anyway, subtly spelling out his desire to be known simply as a football player whose sexuality isn’t a national story. “Good afternoon. My name is Michael Sam. I play football for the University of Missouri,” he said to commence his first public appearance since announcing he’s gay. Sam smiled and laughed often during a 12½-minute news conference at Lucas Oil Stadium, looking relaxed, jovial and confident while taking questions f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575815542014-02-22T20:58:34.694-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-22T20:58:34.694-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57581554@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:58:34 MDT Utah State basketball: Stew Morrill approaching win No. 600 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57580233-77/morrill-state-coach-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57580233-77/morrill-state-coach-game.html.csp">Utah State basketball: Stew Morrill approaching win No. 600</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="2014-02-22T21:08:09.809-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • Stew Morrill wouldn’t be caught saying one game means more than another over the course of a season — not even to his Utah State team. But he hasn’t always needed to tell them. After the Aggies dominated Colorado State on its home floor, 71-62, his players and coaches could tell: Winning at his old school meant a lot to the 61-year-old coach. “You could tell he wanted to win that game really badly,” Preston Medlin said. “There’s always those teams you play that you want to beat. You co...</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> 57580233@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:08:09 MDT