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: ‘Embarrassed’ Texas looks forward to Cougars’ visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358489-77/texas-byu-yards-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358489-77/texas-byu-yards-team.html.csp">BYU football: ‘Embarrassed’ Texas looks forward to Cougars’ visit</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="2014-08-31T23:16:55.878-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 11:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Just in case there were doubts about Texas’ focus on BYU since Charlie Strong took over back in January, the Longhorns’ coach proved otherwise moments after a season-opening 37-7 win over North Texas on Saturday night in Austin. “I told [his players] enjoy this one, be ready and come back to work tomorrow, and this is a team [BYU] that we are going to face that played well in their opener. And plus they are a team that embarrassed us last season with a quarterback [Taysom Hill] who ran 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58358489@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:16:55 MDT Utah prep football teams take big wins in California http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58358613-52/california-champion-class-defending.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58358613-52/california-champion-class-defending.html.csp">Utah prep football teams take big wins in California</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T12:54:43.205-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 12:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two Utah high school football powers helped the state’s reputation this weekend by earning victories over highly-regarded southern California programs. On Friday night, Pleasant Grove scored 28 points in the second half to capture a 49-36 victory at Torrey Pines. Defending Class 4A champion Timpview looked impressive in rallying in the fourth quarter to earn a 42-28 win over Mission Hills on Saturday night. Bingham faces perhaps the most difficult out-of-state test Friday night in Las Vegas. 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> 58358613@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:54:43 MDT Prep football: Challenges, charms define Class 1A Utah teams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58355050-190/football-duchesne-state-class.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58355050-190/football-duchesne-state-class.html.csp">Prep football: Challenges, charms define Class 1A Utah teams</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="2014-08-30T23:46:01.488-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the Duchesne Eagles, the long bus rides back to the basin when the nearest road game is a two-hour drive away have at least been more palatable in recent years on account of four straight state titles and a state-record 48-game winning streak (which was snapped Friday by North Summit, the No. 1-ranked team in Class 2A). Along the Arizona border, the views at Monument Valley High School are spectacular, though assembling a team is never easy. And tucked up in the northeast corner of the state...</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> 58355050@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:46:01 MDT Tom Wharton: What happens with prep football realignment now? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351587-77/football-class-enrollment-teams.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351587-77/football-class-enrollment-teams.html.csp">Tom Wharton: What happens with prep football realignment now?</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="2014-08-30T23:43:33.045-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees did the right thing Thursday when it decided to scrap an idea that could have adjusted enrollment numbers up or down 15 percent to determine the classification for football teams starting next season. Schools that might have been helped by the change didn’t bother to show up at the public hearing to make the case that this formula would help solve some of the problems that keep them from being successful. And football powers Timpview...</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> 58351587@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:43:33 MDT Prep football: Woods Cross 27, Judge 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352956-190/judge-cross-woods-wildcats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352956-190/judge-cross-woods-wildcats.html.csp">Prep football: Woods Cross 27, Judge 14</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eric Butler</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T00:03:23.824-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 12:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Woods Cross • Sometimes it’s not a big deal when a team plays a larger school one classification up. On Friday night, it was a big deal. Not because Class 3A Judge Memorial lost 27-14 to Class 4A Woods Cross, but because of how it happened. After getting out to a 14-0 lead, the Bulldogs ended up falling to the Wildcats thanks to resiliency on Woods Cross’ part and just plain ol’ attrition. “They’re a great football team. They are big, they are strong, and fast all over the field,” Woods Cross 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> 58352956@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:03:23 MDT Utah State football: Ex-Vol Gray makes Tennessee return http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58350894-77/gray-tennessee-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58350894-77/gray-tennessee-state-utah.html.csp">Utah State football: Ex-Vol Gray makes Tennessee return</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="2014-08-29T23:28:56.226-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • Utah State cornerback Daniel Gray doesn’t hide the fact he didn’t like redshirting last season. “It sucked,” he said. “You’re sitting there watching your friends do stuff you can’t do and if they lose, you have to sit there because you can’t do anything about it.” Well, Gray is ready to bust out of that so-called redshirt on turf with which he is extremely familiar. Gray played eight games at Tennessee as a true freshman before transferring to Utah State last season where he joined his ...</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> 58350894@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:28:56 MDT Football streaks continue, end http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58338797-52/utah-football-longest-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58338797-52/utah-football-longest-game.html.csp">Football streaks continue, end</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T18:11:27.493-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">George Felt is the guru of prep football numbers in Utah. His book Utah High School Football is full of interesting factoids. He offered some interesting numbers at the start of the Utah football season worth passing on. Here are a few: Duchesne’s 48-game winning streak, Utah’s longest in history by 12 games now, currently ranks as the fourth longest in the nation. Only Ithaca, Mich., and Regina in Iowa City, Iowa, (with 56-game streaks) and Bellevue, Wash., with 54, have longer current streaks....</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> 58338797@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:11:27 MDT Prep sports: Successful schools speak out Wednesday against realignment proposal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58344768-190/football-formula-successful-duchesne.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58344768-190/football-formula-successful-duchesne.html.csp">Prep sports: Successful schools speak out Wednesday against realignment proposal</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="2014-08-27T23:28:57.482-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Midvale • Administrators from Provo and Duchesne, whose football teams could be moved up a classification under a proposed success-based high school realignment formula, spoke out against it in a public hearing Wednesday night. The Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on the formula, which could add or subtract up to 15 percent of student enrollment figures that will determine which of six football classifications a school will be placed into. Of the small...</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> 58344768@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:28:57 MDT Bingham continues to lead state, regional polls http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58347129-52/bingham-maxpreps-poll-ranked.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58347129-52/bingham-maxpreps-poll-ranked.html.csp">Bingham continues to lead state, regional polls</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T23:33:13.016-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bingham’s football team continues to be Utah’s top representative in national and regional high school polls. The Miners are ranked 21st in the USA Today high school football poll, 25th in the Prep Nation poll and 38th in the MaxPreps national poll. They lead the MaxPreps Utah poll, followed by Timpview, Brighton, East and Riverton. The MaxPreps West regional computer rankings including teams from Hawaii, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Utah have Bin...</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> 58347129@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:33:13 MDT Prep football: UHSAA rejects tournament success as realignment factor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58347629-190/uhsaa-schools-classification-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58347629-190/uhsaa-schools-classification-football.html.csp">Prep football: UHSAA rejects tournament success as realignment factor</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="2014-08-28T23:33:26.452-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Midvale • The Board of Trustees of the Utah High School Activities Association rejected a controversial proposal that would have used state tournament success as a factor in determining the classification of prep football teams when it met Thursday. The proposal was designed as a potential way to help mitigate socioeconomic factors that may be contributing to the lack of football success by some of the state’s schools. It could have also resulted in moving successful programs such as Timpview an...</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> 58347629@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:33:26 MDT Prep football: No. 1 Bingham rolls to win over Herriman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58348617-190/bingham-herriman-mustangs-yard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58348617-190/bingham-herriman-mustangs-yard.html.csp">Prep football: No. 1 Bingham rolls to win over Herriman</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eric Butler</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T23:33:26.205-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">South Jordan • When Bingham and Herriman got together for a Thursday night football tussle, it was pretty clear that both squads preferred a smash-mouth, physical approach to the game. And the Miners and Mustangs got just what they wanted in the first half. At the start of the second though, one Herriman turnover quickly led to a Bingham score. The Mustangs responded by taking to the air game, and then came turnover number two. And that, in what had been previously marked by hard-earned yardage ...</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> 58348617@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:33:26 MDT Manziel willing to share nickname with A&M’s Hill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351709-77/manziel-hill-football-johnny.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351709-77/manziel-hill-football-johnny.html.csp">Manziel willing to share nickname with A&M’s Hill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WITHERS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T23:27:26.355-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cleveland • Johnny Manziel’s ready to hand off his nickname. Or at least share it. After Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Kenny Hill shredded No. 9 South Carolina for 511 yards passing on Thursday, breaking Manziel’s single-game school record, the Browns rookie QB acknowledged that his replacement in College Station had more than earned some respect and attention. Manziel posted “KENNY FOOTBALL” on his Twitter account and later gave Hill a shout out during his news conference by saying, “Kenny Fo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517092014-08-29T23:27:26.355-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T23:27:26.355-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351709@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:26 MDT This weekend on TV: BYU and USU kick off the football season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58352449-63/cbs-byu-football-masters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58352449-63/cbs-byu-football-masters.html.csp">This weekend on TV: BYU and USU kick off the football season</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="2014-08-29T14:30:02.659-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 02:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The first weekend of the college football season continues with a couple of big games featuring local teams on national networks. First up is BYU at Connecticut (Friday, 5 p.m., ESPN). And then, on Sunday - yes, Sunday - it's Utah State at Tennessee (5 p.m., SEC Network). The Cougars are favored to beat the Huskies. And, while the Aggies are an underdog to the Volunteers, they're not a big underdog. A lot of the "experts" are picking USU to pull the upset. Friday on TV ... Women's college socce...</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> 58352449@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:30:02 MDT Pac-12 picks: Mountain West opponents will fall Friday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58350832-89/colorado-state-arizona-unlv.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58350832-89/colorado-state-arizona-unlv.html.csp">Pac-12 picks: Mountain West opponents will fall Friday</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="2014-08-29T04:35:02.238-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 04:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Other than forgetting Rutgers' move to the Big Ten and underestimating the Scarlet Knights' offense, I came through with some solid insight on the opening night of the Pac-12 football schedule Thursday.Not that Utah or Arizona State did anything extraordinary in beating Big Sky Conference opponents by a total of 73 points. Meanwhile, Rutgers' 41-38 win over Washington State at CenturyLink Field in Seattle was surprising. It took some cooperation from the Cougars, who led 38-34 before fumbling a...</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> 58350832@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:35:02 MDT Monson: Not much excitement in Utes’ opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58349194-89/utah-utes-football-bengals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58349194-89/utah-utes-football-bengals.html.csp">Monson: Not much excitement in Utes’ opener</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="2014-08-29T00:01:07.873-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">OK, then, the gimme is out of the way. The only gimme. Chances are that Thursday night’s top-popping result — a 56-14 curb-stomp of Idaho State — will be the Utes’ only six-touchdown win of the season. And that lopsided showing probably made everyone at Rice-Eccles Stadium, outside of Utah’s coaches, glad the rest of the Ute games will be a whole lot more arduous, gut-wrenching — and entertaining. Kyle Whittingham said it straight with these words afterward: “Not sure how much more we know abou...</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> 58349194@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:01:07 MDT Bloomberg View: Let young athletes go pro http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58351405-82/college-league-athletes-nba.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58351405-82/college-league-athletes-nba.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Let young athletes go pro</a></h4>