CONFERENCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONFERENCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BYU hosts Gonzaga in WCC basketball opener on Dec. 27 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58312830-65/saturday-thursday-dec-nov.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58312830-65/saturday-thursday-dec-nov.html.csp">BYU hosts Gonzaga in WCC basketball opener on Dec. 27</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="2014-08-19T09:42:02.787-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BYU’s men’s basketball schedule for the upcoming season is now complete after the West Coast Conference released its schedule on Monday. The Cougars will open league play on Dec. 27 against Gonzaga in the Marriott Center (a mild break for the Zags since students won’t be on campus) and will conclude the regular season at Gonzaga on Feb. 28. That’s 63 days between meetings of the teams that played for the WCC conference tournament title last March. Generally, the WCC schedule is more traditional ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58312830@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:42:02 MDT Whitecaps top K.C. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58282391-77/vancouver-sporting-chicago-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58282391-77/vancouver-sporting-chicago-games.html.csp">Whitecaps top K.C.</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T23:03:01.636-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 11:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vancouver, British Columbia • Darren Mattocks scored for the fourth time in the last five games to help Vancouver beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0. Vancouver also took advantage of an own goal by Sporting defender Igor Juliao. Fire 1, Red Bulls 0 • Sean Johnson made four saves for his fourth shutout of the season and Mike Magee scored in Chicago’s win in Bridgeview, Ill. Sounders 2, Dynamo 0 • Marco Pappa scored in the 69th minute and Gonzalo Pineda converted a penalty kick as host Seattle sna...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582823912014-08-10T23:03:01.636-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-10T23:03:01.636-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58282391@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 23:03:01 MDT NCAA reforms could create chasm between Utah, BYU and USU (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58272437-77/power-schools-ncaa-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58272437-77/power-schools-ncaa-college.html.csp">NCAA reforms could create chasm between Utah, BYU and USU (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="2014-08-07T22:02:19.466-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The difference between the power programs in college athletics and the have-nots is about to get more clear-cut than ever before. The power balance of the NCAA has shifted after the board of directors of college sports’ governing body voted 16-2 in favor of a new structure that will give more influence to the 65 schools in the “Power 5” conferences of Division I: ACC, Big 10, Big 12, SEC and Pac-12 — the latter includes the University of Utah. Under the reforms, the NCAA’s Power 5 — the upper cr...</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> 58272437@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:02:19 MDT NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58271858-77/athletes-board-schools-conferences.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58271858-77/athletes-board-schools-conferences.html.csp">NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By michael marot</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T23:40:51.648-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 11:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Indianapolos • The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation’s five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports. If the 16-2 decision stands, there will be striking differences between the 65 largest schools and the more than 280 others in Division I beginning as early as Oct. 1, though few expect change to come that quickly. “I am immensely proud of the work don...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582718582014-08-07T23:40:51.648-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T23:40:51.648-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271858@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:40:51 MDT Letter: Affirmation meeting brings joy to gay youth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267583-82/affirmation-gay-joy-among.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267583-82/affirmation-gay-joy-among.html.csp">Letter: Affirmation meeting brings joy to gay youth</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T17:47:46.39-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I joined Mormons Building Bridges when I became alarmed over the suicides among gay LDS teens. This week, I signed up for the Affirmation conference to be held Sept. 12-14 in Salt Lake City. Affirmation is an international organization for gay, lesbian, transgender, and intersex people who identify as members or former members of the LDS Church. It was the photos of gay teens at their first conference last year that prompted my decision to attend. To see the joy on the faces of the youth when 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> 58267583@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:47:46 MDT FAIR gathering to focus on women, blacks, gays, other Mormon issues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263725-78/mormon-church-conference-fair.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263725-78/mormon-church-conference-fair.html.csp">FAIR gathering to focus on women, blacks, gays, other Mormon issues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By peggy fletcher stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T20:45:12.585-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 08:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the 16th annual FAIR conference gets underway this week, participants will find the same hot-button topics that Mormon apologists have explored in years past — the role of women in the LDS Church, homosexuality, the exclusion of black men from the faith’s all-male priesthood until 1978 and questions about the historicity of the Book of Mormon. It was, in fact, these issues that prompted a group of Internet-savvy Mormon defenders to launch FAIR, which stands for Foundation for Apologetic Infor...</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> 58263725@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:45:12 MDT Pac-12: SEC wins race for DirecTV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58260453-89/pac-conference-directv-networks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58260453-89/pac-conference-directv-networks.html.csp">Pac-12: SEC wins race for DirecTV</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="2014-08-04T16:29:03.637-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 04:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Now that the Southeastern Conference and DirecTV have reached an agreement for SEC Network telecasts of at least 45 football games nationally this season, the heat is turning up again on the Pac-12 Conference. Since launching the Pac-12 Networks in 2012, the league has been unable to secure distribution via DirecTV. The SEC accomplished that in its network's first year. For all that Larry Scott has accomplished as commissioner, including the creation of the Pac-12 Networks, the conference's inab...</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> 58260453@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:29:03 MDT Utah basketball: Utes to play SDSU on ESPN on Nov. 18 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58259548-89/utah-espn-season-utes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58259548-89/utah-espn-season-utes.html.csp">Utah basketball: Utes to play SDSU on ESPN on Nov. 18</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="2014-08-05T16:37:23.293-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Runnin’ Utes should have the last piece in place for their tough non-conference schedule this year, and their latest ranked opponent shouldn’t make it any easier. Utah men’s basketball will take on San Diego State at Viejas Arena on Nov. 18 with a 1 p.m. tip as part of ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. Not only do the Utes face a team that is ranked No. 20 in ESPN’s preseason poll, but they also head into one of the nation’s most hostile environments, featuring the student section “The ...</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> 58259548@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:37:23 MDT Real Salt Lake: Real struggling to earn wins at home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58246636-77/points-matches-rsl-club.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58246636-77/points-matches-rsl-club.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: Real struggling to earn wins at home</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T23:17:49.02-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • As referee Mark Geiger blew his whistle near the center of the field Wednesday night signaling yet another missed opportunity for three points at home, Jeff Cassar slapped his hands together in agitation. Real Salt Lake’s coach knew his team was again close, but again close wasn’t enough to secure a win at home as the New York Red Bulls jetted home with a road point, leaving RSL with its fifth home draw in 11 matches at Rio Tinto Stadium so far in 2014. The club finds itself in an inte...</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> 58246636@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:17:49 MDT Pac-12 Notes: Six teams make Coaches Poll Top 25 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58246268-77/pac-coaches-state-list.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58246268-77/pac-coaches-state-list.html.csp">Pac-12 Notes: Six teams make Coaches Poll Top 25</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T23:17:49.222-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The preseason edition of the Coaches Poll Top 25 was released Thursday morning and half of the Pac-12 conference made the list. Leading the way at fourth overall was Oregon, trailing only Florida State, Alabama and Oklahoma, with what should be an explosive offense under Heisman contender Marcus Mariota. UCLA comes in at seventh overall, the only other team in the top-10 of the list. Defending Pac-12 champions Stanford fell to 11th overall, with USC and new coach Steve Sarkisian following clos...</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> 58246268@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:17:49 MDT NBA: New Lakers coach Byron Scott eyes fast turnaround http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58238694-77/scott-lakers-johnson-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58238694-77/scott-lakers-johnson-coach.html.csp">NBA: New Lakers coach Byron Scott eyes fast turnaround</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T23:19:25.077-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 11:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention. “This organization is all about championships, period,” Scott said Tuesday at his introductory news conference. “We don’t look at Western Conference finals, Western Conference championships. We look at [NBA] championships. And ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582386942014-07-29T23:19:25.077-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T23:19:25.077-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238694@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:19:25 MDT U.S. consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236779-79/confidence-july-90.9-consumers.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236779-79/confidence-july-90.9-consumers.csp">U.S. consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T09:13:02.201-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years. The Conference Board’s confidence index rose to 90.9 in July from an upwardly revised 86.4 in June. The July reading is the highest since October 2007, two months before the Great Recession officially began. It was the third straight increase in the index. Economists said that strong job growth has helped boost consumers’ assessment of current conditions and also improved their outlook on ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582367792014-07-29T09:13:02.201-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:13:02.201-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236779@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:13:02 MDT Northwestern coach: Union push unified team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234720-77/fitzgerald-football-conference-northwestern.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234720-77/fitzgerald-football-conference-northwestern.html.csp">Northwestern coach: Union push unified team</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW SELIGMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T23:25:02.644-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582347202014-07-28T23:25:02.644-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T23:25:02.644-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234720@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:25:02 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 <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58224329-77/utah-pac-utes-state.html.csp">Utah football analysis: Utes have earned respect, but not much interest</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="2014-07-26T23:28:24.845-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 ...</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> 58224329@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:28:24 MDT Soccer: Frank Lampard joins New York City FC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58222252-77/lampard-york-league-chelsea.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58222252-77/lampard-york-league-chelsea.html.csp">Soccer: Frank Lampard joins New York City FC</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T23:07:38.085-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 11:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The newest team in Major League Soccer is doing its part to fill Yankee Stadium with stars. New York City FC introduced Frank Lampard in Brooklyn on Thursday after signing the 36-year-old former Chelsea midfielder to a two-year contract. “Why not New York? Talk about ticking all the boxes. I want to carry on challenging myself.” Lampard said at a news conference . “That’s a great challenge, isn’t it? City of hopes and dreams. That’s where you want to go to and play isn’t it?” The club...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582222522014-07-24T23:07:38.085-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T23:07:38.085-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58222252@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:07:38 MDT Pac-12 football: Conference boasts impressive QB roster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58220073-77/mariota-pac-quarterbacks-conference.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58220073-77/mariota-pac-quarterbacks-conference.html.csp">Pac-12 football: Conference boasts impressive QB roster</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="2014-07-25T11:10:09.017-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 11:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you ask Washington State QB Connor Halliday who the best Pac-12 quarterback is, he’s glad to tell you: It’s a tough call, but all-around, it’s got to be Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. Of course, if you ask Mariota, he’s just as likely to point at UCLA’s Brett Hundley, or Oregon State’s Sean Mannion. Maybe they’re just being polite. Maybe they all think of themselves the way Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly thinks of himself: “I see myself at the top, just like those other quarterbacks.” How would Kelly...</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> 58220073@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:10:09 MDT Utah football: Utes angling for the Pac-12 marquee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58215752-89/whittingham-pac-utah-utes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58215752-89/whittingham-pac-utah-utes.html.csp">Utah football: Utes angling for the Pac-12 marquee</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="2014-07-24T17:41:26.077-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 05:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • He fielded a few questions about Travis Wilson. One about KISS. Nobody even mentioned Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson. But on his fourth Pac-12 Media Day, most reporters wanted Kyle Whittingham to address just how much his once-perennial bowl team has been affected — for good and bad — by its membership in the Pac-12. His answer was no surprise. A lot. Utah is better than they were when they entered the Pac-12, Whittingham said. He would like his chances in the Mountain West, he...</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> 58215752@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:41:26 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 Big 12 assigns 1st female football official http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58208045-77/conti-official-bowlsby-assigned.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58208045-77/conti-official-bowlsby-assigned.html.csp">Big 12 assigns 1st female football official</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:25.503-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to work one of its games for the first time in league history. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday that Catherine “Cat” Conti will be on the crew for Kansas’ season opener at home Sept. 6 against Southeast Missouri State. While calling this a good opportunity for Conti and the league, Bowlsby says Big 12 officiating supervisor Walt Anderson assigned Conti “because she is just a darned good official.” Bowlsby says Conti, a Southland C...</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> 58208045@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:25 MDT