FOOTBALL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FOOTBALL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BYU football: Ex-Ute Langi's mom says he's still undecided http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58219596-65/langi-byu-harvey-kimmel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58219596-65/langi-byu-harvey-kimmel.html.csp">BYU football: Ex-Ute Langi's mom says he's still undecided</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="2014-07-24T08:26:04.499-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 08:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Harvey Langi saga of the summer of 2014 took another strange twist on Wednesday. Langi is the former 5A football MVP who picked the University of Utah over USC, Stanford and others out of Bingham High and played a year at running back for the Utes before a church mission to Tampa, Fla. Two and a half weeks ago, ex-BYU player Vai Sikahema reported in the Deseret News that Langi wanted to transfer to BYU and would be immediately eligible to compete for the Cougars because of a loophole in NCA...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58219596@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:26:04 MDT Utah State football: Aggies still mum on trademark decision http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216253-77/state-aggies-trademark-mwc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216253-77/state-aggies-trademark-mwc.html.csp">Utah State football: Aggies still mum on trademark decision</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="2014-07-23T15:57:02.299-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 03:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • While Utah State officials said they are still deciding how to respond to San Diego State’s attempts to trademark the slogan “I believe that we will win,” a mantra made popular by the Aggies’ basketball fans, Utah State football coach Matt Wells said the issue is clear to him. “I was at Navy when they first started that chant, but it was Utah State that made it what it is,” he said. “We own it.” Who actually owns the rights may not be settled for several more months. The Aggies trade...</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> 58216253@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:57:02 MDT The top 5 Utah football seasons of all-time: No. 3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58149575-89/season-utah-utes-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58149575-89/season-utah-utes-team.html.csp">The top 5 Utah football seasons of all-time: No. 3</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="2014-07-23T10:07:02.237-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; The 1994 Utes were a well-balanced team on both sides of the ball under Ron McBride, finishing the season at 10-2 and beating three ranked opponents along the way. Utah scored the seventh most points per game in the country and limited opponents to the 18th most points per game in the country. The team finished with the highest AP poll ranking in program history and set the tone for future success. Here’s a look at the third-best Utah football season of all-time: Biggest mom...</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> 58149575@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:07:02 MDT Prep football: Out of state schools finding recruiting gold in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58199037-77/state-utah-recruiting-recruits.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58199037-77/state-utah-recruiting-recruits.html.csp">Prep football: Out of state schools finding recruiting gold in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T23:33:08.971-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Only a few years ago, the holiday break never provided much of a respite for high school football coaches. Armed with the raw tape from that season’s games, Highland’s Brody Benson was one of those coaches who spent hours splicing together highlight reels for each of his players who was hoping to get to college. Then he would copy the tapes, mail them out, and hope some college assistant had time to see them and maybe look into making a scholarship available. “The time spent on those tapes was r...</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> 58199037@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:33:08 MDT Prep football preview: Mountain View Bruins http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58195042-190/mountain-view-haacke-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58195042-190/mountain-view-haacke-players.html.csp">Prep football preview: Mountain View Bruins</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="2014-07-22T12:28:01.642-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 12:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Mountain View Bruins A positive attitude is contagious. And positivity is spreading quickly at Mountain View with the addition of new head coach Lewis Wong, who has brought a new spirit to the program’s players and assistants, while getting more athletes interested in the program. Wong is known as a pla...</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> 58195042@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:28:01 MDT Four BYU players on watch list for Polynesian Player of the Year award http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58215328-65/award-football-list-polynesian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58215328-65/award-football-list-polynesian.html.csp">Four BYU players on watch list for Polynesian Player of the Year award</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="2014-07-23T10:03:12.973-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Four BYU football players are among the 34 players from 20 schools on the inaugural Watch List for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award. The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced the establishment of the award on Wednesday with the release of the Watch List for the 2014 season. BYU players on the list are linebackers Alani Fua and Bronson Kaufusi and offensive linemen Edward Fusi and Solomone Kafu. Utah State safety Brian Suite and Utah offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi...</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> 58215328@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:03:12 MDT Former Ute Paul Kruger talks leading youth and a youthful NFL team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58212179-59/kruger-browns-cleveland-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58212179-59/kruger-browns-cleveland-team.html.csp">Former Ute Paul Kruger talks leading youth and a youthful NFL team</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="2014-07-22T18:45:32.786-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 06:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paul Kruger is taking a leadership role in two youth movements: One in Cleveland, and the other back home in Utah. Kruger went from the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens to the Cleveland Browns in 2013, earning a five-year, $40 million contract but enduring the growing pains of the league’s second-youngest team. “We’re obviously in the building stages, but it’s exciting to be a part of that,” Kruger told The Tribune by phone on Tuesday. “We’ve just got to put the pieces together and go forwar...</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> 58212179@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:45:32 MDT The top 5 Utah football seasons of all-time: No. 4 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58151857-200/utah-utes-season-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58151857-200/utah-utes-season-team.html.csp">The top 5 Utah football seasons of all-time: No. 4</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="2014-07-22T16:02:45.667-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; Reaching back far into Utah’s football history, the 1930 Utes are worth mentioning as one of the best teams of all-time. Utah was a powerhouse that year, going undefeated by outscoring opponents by 320 points and only surrendering 20 points the entire season. The Utes finished with 42.5 points per game and surrendered only 2.5 per game, running the table in the Rocky Mountain Conference under coach Ike Armstrong. Here’s a look at the fourth-best Utah football season of all-time:...</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> 58151857@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:02:45 MDT Pierce: CBS’ Thursday NFL games are a sure bet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58204474-77/cbs-nfl-network-thursday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58204474-77/cbs-nfl-network-thursday.html.csp">Pierce: CBS’ Thursday NFL games are a sure bet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T21:52:28.012-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beverly Hills, Calif. There are few things in TV you can count on. Sometimes even the most anticipated new shows fall flat. However, the smart money this fall is on CBS’ “Thursday Night Football.” “This is a sure thing,” CBS Corporation CEO Leslie Moonves said. “This is the program we know is going to work, we know is going to be on the air for many, many years on broadcast television. … This is the single best product on network television.” CBS will air half of the 16 games in the Thursday ...</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> 58204474@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:52:28 MDT Prep football: Davis coach leaves for UHSAA, Darts promote assistant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58191516-77/football-bishop-coach-davis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58191516-77/football-bishop-coach-davis.html.csp">Prep football: Davis coach leaves for UHSAA, Darts promote assistant</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:43:13.51-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A recent hire by the Utah High School Activities Association means that there will be a new head football coach roaming the sidelines at Davis High School this fall. The UHSAA hired long-time Utah high school football coach Ryan Bishop as an assistant director. He replaces Kevin Dustin, who was hired as the athletic director at Salt Lake Community College. Bishop’s duties will include being the director of baseball, basketball, football, golf and theatre while also overseeing coaches’ education ...</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> 58191516@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:43:13 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 England captain Steven Gerrard retires from international play http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58206209-77/england-gerrard-international-captain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58206209-77/england-gerrard-international-captain.html.csp">England captain Steven Gerrard retires from international play</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:26.301-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from the national team. The 34-year-old Liverpool midfielder made 114 appearances for England over 14 years. Gerrard said Monday he “agonized’” over his future after the World Cup in Brazil, where England went out in the first round. He tells the Football Association that “this has been a very difficult decision, one of the toughest I’ve had to make in my career.” Gerrard says his international retirement helps “ensure I can ke...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582062092014-07-22T17:36:26.301-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T17:36:26.301-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206209@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:26 MDT Monday’s sports TV/radio programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58204113-77/espn-league-baseball-arena.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58204113-77/espn-league-baseball-arena.html.csp">Monday’s sports TV/radio programming</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:11.657-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Television — Arena football • Tampa Bay at Spokane, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2 Major League Baseball • Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 5 p.m., ESPN • Washington at Colorado, 6:40 p.m., ROOT Radio — Minor league baseball • PCL, Reno at Salt Lake, 960 AM, 1280 AM • Pioneer League, Billings at Ogden, 97.5 FM The Big Show • Hosted by Tribune columnist Gordon Monson, 3-6 p.m., 1280 AM, 97.5 FM, 960 AM</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> 58204113@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:11 MDT Monson: BYU’s Van Noy on the brink of something big http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58201289-77/noy-van-says-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58201289-77/noy-van-says-byu.html.csp">Monson: BYU’s Van Noy on the brink of something big</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T23:33:08.58-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo Kyle Van Noy covers all the tenses, as though they were a running back seeking open space out in the flat on a critical third-and-5. He looks back at what he was in the past, before he came to BYU and while he was there. He stares down the present, where he is now and how far he’s come, with grateful eyes. And he peers out at the future, convinced he’s as prepared as he could be to meet it, come what may. Here’s what’s coming: On Monday, the former Cougar begins, in earnest, his quest 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> 58201289@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:33:08 MDT The top 5 BYU football seasons of all-time: No. 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58154526-88/byu-football-com-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58154526-88/byu-football-com-cougars.html.csp">The top 5 BYU football seasons of all-time: No. 1</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="2014-07-18T08:58:28.949-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 08:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; There is no debate for BYU’s best season, 1984 reigns supreme. A 13-0 record, a WAC Championship, a Holiday Bowl Championship and most importantly, a National Championship were won by a dominant Cougars team led by LaVell Edwards and Robbie Boscoe. The Cougars finished the season with the college football’s second best scoring offense and 11th best score limiting defense, earning the crown and topping the rest. Here’s a look at the top BYU football season of all-time: Biggest ...</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> 58154526@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:58:28 MDT Utah asks Under Armour to, in future, deliver unis before retailers roll out replicas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58198608-59/com-twitter-href-https.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58198608-59/com-twitter-href-https.html.csp">Utah asks Under Armour to, in future, deliver unis before retailers roll out replicas</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="2014-07-18T19:35:21.854-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 07:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; On Wednesday, UCLA and Adidas collaborated to roll out alternate gray uniforms they dubbed “L.A. Steel.” The ensemble was modeled by a football player against an avante garde, zig-zag studio backdrop. The gold numbering gleamed. The material accentuated the contours of an athletic physique. Whether they loved it or hated it, fans saw the best side of “L.A. Steel.” The night before, a Utah football rebrand leaked on Amazon.com, represented by a baggy, T-sleeved replica jersey ag...</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> 58198608@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:35:21 MDT BYU football: Prized freshman linebacker dismissed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58196593-65/byu-takitaki-football-freshman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58196593-65/byu-takitaki-football-freshman.html.csp">BYU football: Prized freshman linebacker dismissed</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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:47:35.357-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall has dismissed one of his prized recruits from the 2014 signing class before that recruit has played a down of football for the school. Incoming freshman linebacker Sione Takitaki has been kicked off the football team. Talo Steves of Totalbluesports.com first reported the dismissal Thursday afternoon. Takitaki has been in Provo for less than a month and began taking classes on June 23 when BYU’s summer block (semester) started. It is unclear whether the 6-fo...</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> 58196593@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:47:35 MDT College football: SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196000-77/players-ncaa-think-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196000-77/players-ncaa-think-college.html.csp">College football: SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BRANDT </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOHN ZENOR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T23:12:03.049-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hoover, Ala. • Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform — not that they’re complaining. SEC commissioner Mike Slive has even said the Big Five conferences could break away from the NCAA if players aren’t compensated more properly. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has advocated that players should be getting a bigger piece of college athletics’ substantial monetary pie for years. Maybe the most ambiva...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581960002014-07-17T23:12:03.049-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T23:12:03.049-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196000@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:03 MDT Monson: College football watch lists have become unwatchable http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58194742-77/watch-list-lists-awards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58194742-77/watch-list-lists-awards.html.csp">Monson: College football watch lists have become unwatchable</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T23:12:03.472-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">They started out as good things, as badges of honor, as notices of real recognition, as hallmarks of promise. And then, they became college football’s version of quack grass. Their roots spread. They got out of hand. They popped up in places they shouldn’t. And they choked out authentic anticipation for what might come next. Watch lists. They’re everywhere. They’re too many places. They’ve simultaneously broadened the parameters of where star players begin and where they end and they’ve cheapen...</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> 58194742@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:03 MDT Mountain-sleeved replica Utah football jerseys cause a stir on Twitter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58189973-59/jerseys-utah-football-fans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58189973-59/jerseys-utah-football-fans.html.csp">Mountain-sleeved replica Utah football jerseys cause a stir on Twitter</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="2014-07-16T16:51:16.156-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 04:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A couple of days ago, this blog reported that Utah’s football and men’s basketball team would receive new Under Armour jerseys for the upcoming season, but that fans would have to wait until August to see them. Fans couldn’t wait that long. An enterprising Ute fan with impressive Internet shopping chops discovered a pair of Utah replica football jerseys on Amazon.com and tweeted screen captures on Tuesday night. The replicas — confirmed Wednesday morning by Director of Football Equipment Kelly S...</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> 58189973@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:51:16 MDT