KRAGTHORPE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/KRAGTHORPE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Kragthorpe: Jimmer’s new NBA start comes where BYU era ended http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58206038-77/nba-fredette-jimmer-career.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58206038-77/nba-fredette-jimmer-career.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Jimmer’s new NBA start comes where BYU era ended</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:11.05-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jimmer Fredette’s BYU basketball career ended slowly and agonizingly in New Orleans. He’s hoping a return to that city will give his NBA career a quick jolt. Fredette is joining the New Orleans Pelicans with a one-year contract for a veteran’s minimum salary of not quite $1 million. So he’s back in the building where he scored 32 points as BYU lost 83-74 in overtime to Chandler Parsons’ Florida team in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. Fredette went scoreless in overtime as the Gators seized contr...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58206038@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:11 MDT Kragthorpe: Minor league baseball players deserve better treatment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58182161-77/players-baseball-league-minor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58182161-77/players-baseball-league-minor.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Minor league baseball players deserve better treatment</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T22:57:41.069-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 10:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Arkansas Travelers offer bacon cheesecake as a concession-stand specialty and the Lexington Lugnuts prepare a peanut butter and jelly doughnut sandwich. The Orem Owlz recently staged a Dumb and Dumber World’s Most Annoying Sound Noisemaker Giveaway to highlight their promotional calendar. The Salt Lake Bees and Ogden Raptors draw big crowds to stadiums with the outfields framed by the Wasatch Mountains. Somewhere, amid the unpretentious charm, clever marketing and refreshing atmosphere of 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> 58182161@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:57:41 MDT The Jazz must keep Hayward, whatever the cost http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58151380-77/hayward-jazz-player-contract.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58151380-77/hayward-jazz-player-contract.html.csp">The Jazz must keep Hayward, whatever the cost</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T23:15:29.793-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This column will violate only three journalistic principles, but that’s just because of the word limit. Skipping to the end, Gordon Hayward will stay with the Jazz. That’s the only acceptable conclusion to his restricted free agency, and the Jazz can control the outcome. So whether Hayward signs a new contract with the Jazz or they match the offer sheet he signs with another club, he’s coming back to Utah for a fifth season and beyond. That’s the ending I’m endorsing, which breaks the following...</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> 58151380@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 23:15:29 MDT Kragthorpe: Kyle Beckerman’s a World Cup discovery, on and off field http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58132229-77/beckerman-cup-kragthorpe-kyle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58132229-77/beckerman-cup-kragthorpe-kyle.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Kyle Beckerman’s a World Cup discovery, on and off field</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T22:39:07.09-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 10:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The world suddenly is discovering Kyle Beckerman. After all these years in Major League Soccer, the Real Salt Lake midfielder is a phenomenon of the World Cup, receiving all kinds of attention from fans and a wide swath of the media. “It’s good to see him getting recognition,” said longtime RSL teammate Nick Rimando. Some of it even has to do with soccer. Beckerman will be featured again as a starting midfielder Tuesday, when the U.S. Men’s National Team faces Belgium in the World Cup’s round ...</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> 58132229@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:39:07 MDT Good draft still leaves Jazz with ways to go http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58126736-77/jazz-team-draft-hood.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58126736-77/jazz-team-draft-hood.html.csp">Good draft still leaves Jazz with ways to go</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T23:29:19.007-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Judging by the favorable reviews of the Jazz’s draft efforts, the franchise just might defy the odds and return to the winning level of the old days. Then again, becoming as good as they were in 2007-08 is asking a lot of the Jazz. Here’s the sobering statistic of the day: A team that won 25 or fewer games has only a 10.6 percent chance of reaching the 54-win mark in the next five years, according to research by David Berri, a Southern Utah University economics professor and author of analytica...</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> 58126736@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:29:19 MDT Kragthorpe: Dante Exum is Jazz’s ‘anticipation pick’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58121494-77/exum-jazz-draft-pick.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58121494-77/exum-jazz-draft-pick.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Dante Exum is Jazz’s ‘anticipation pick’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T23:22:32.776-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the NBA draft unfolded Thursday night, Dante Exum became both the obvious choice for the Jazz and a risk/reward pick. That’s not a contradiction. Exum’s development will be a thrill ride, because he’s definitely talented enough to merit a No. 5 pick and yet nobody’s sure just what he’ll become. He’s Exum, the X-factor. He’s intriguing, mysterious, unknown … and a potential star, because of his athletic ability and passing skills. Shooting? Uh, that’s subject to development. That’s all part o...</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> 58121494@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:22:32 MDT Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz’s draft could be a letdown, after buildup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58112489-87/jazz-draft-pick-embiid.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58112489-87/jazz-draft-pick-embiid.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz’s draft could be a letdown, after buildup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T23:20:10.847-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 11:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Jazz might as well have started advertising their 2014 draft party as early as last summer, when they accepted a bunch of bloated, expiring contracts from Golden State in the interest of playing for the future. In December, the Jazz probably could have sold tickets to Thursday’s event at EnergySolutions Arena, after a 1-14 start steered their followers toward greater anticipation of the offseason. Yet after all these months of buildup, here’s the question: Is the potential arrival of Aaron ...</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> 58112489@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:20:10 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU needs to make statement vs. Texas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58104398-88/byu-texas-football-mendenhall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58104398-88/byu-texas-football-mendenhall.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU needs to make statement vs. Texas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T22:40:05.589-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo Coach Bronco Mendenhall already succeeded in creating one headline about BYU football that resonated beyond Austin, Texas. Here’s another newsmaking suggestion: The Cougars really should consider beating Texas in September. If anything crystallized Monday during BYU’s annual Football Media Day, it is how much that Sept. 6 game in Austin means to the Cougars. It’s not as if Texas and other Big 12 schools would be so impressed that they immediately would vote to expand the conference, but...</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> 58104398@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:40:05 MDT Kragthorpe: Angels give Grube reward for decade in minors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58045335-77/grube-angels-bees-pitcher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58045335-77/grube-angels-bees-pitcher.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Angels give Grube reward for decade in minors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T23:19:01.314-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 11:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seven pitches, two-thirds of an inning, a three-run homer allowed and a dream fulfilled. Jarrett Grube invested 10-plus seasons in the minor leagues for one moment in the majors, and he considers that trade completely fair. He’s back with the Salt Lake Bees, having pitched five innings with a no-decision in Sunday’s 7-6 victory over Sacramento. And if Grube’s inconsistent outing suggested he’s slightly stunned by this whole sequence, that’s understandable. “Pretty enormous turn of events,” he 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> 58045335@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:19:01 MDT Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz counting on Quin Snyder to make players better http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58039935-87/snyder-lindsey-coach-jazz.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58039935-87/snyder-lindsey-coach-jazz.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz counting on Quin Snyder to make players better</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-07T17:17:30.945-06:00">Updated Jun 7, 2014 05:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey enjoys an aura of mystery, offering clues but never quite delivering the answer. During the news conference introducing Quin Snyder as the team’s coach Saturday, Lindsey started another story that he wouldn’t finish. He spoke of a conversation with Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer, referencing an unnamed coach who is the best they know of when it comes to developing players. Snyder is “in that realm” with the mythical figure, by Lindsey’s account. He’d better f...</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> 58039935@www.sltrib.com Sat, 07 Jun 2014 17:17:30 MDT Kragthorpe: Spurs ties make Snyder solid pick for Jazz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58037770-87/snyder-jazz-coach-spurs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58037770-87/snyder-jazz-coach-spurs.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Spurs ties make Snyder solid pick for Jazz</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T23:46:55.483-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">So the Spurs-ification of the Jazz continues with the hiring of Quin Snyder, and this version of him just might be the perfect coach for this team at this time. The original Quin Snyder, the former University of Missouri coach, would have been too smooth, too slick and too self-assured to fit with the Jazz. Having rebuilt his career in the wake of that messy ending by squeezing a remarkable amount of varied pro basketball experience out of the past eight seasons, he’s ready for this job. Snyder...</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> 58037770@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:46:55 MDT Kragthorpe: Spurs, now lovable, will beat Heat in seven games http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58026040-77/spurs-antonio-heat-kragthorpe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58026040-77/spurs-antonio-heat-kragthorpe.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Spurs, now lovable, will beat Heat in seven games</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T23:15:07.73-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The San Antonio Spurs have stuck around long enough to become lovable. They once were labeled bland and boring. Their coach was curt and condescending. Other teams were viewed as much more dynamic, glamorous and entertaining. All of those things remain true, actually. Yet the Spurs have made themselves more appreciated than ever, just by showing up again in the NBA Finals. They absolutely deserve this level of admiration. Regardless of what happens in the series vs. Miami that opens Thursday in...</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> 58026040@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 23:15:07 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU’s Tom Holmoe, Jazz’s Dennis Lindsey have big worries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57989461-77/kragthorpe-lindsey-lyon-baseball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57989461-77/kragthorpe-lindsey-lyon-baseball.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU’s Tom Holmoe, Jazz’s Dennis Lindsey have big worries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Kurt Kragthorpe Tribune columnist </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-26T23:25:53.506-06:00">Updated May 26, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Deadlines? Dilemmas? Decisions? Everyone returning from the holiday weekend will face workplace challenges, but some are more difficult than others. For anyone feeling overwhelmed, I’m here to provide consolation with the annual reminder that It Could Be Worse, You Could Be … Tom Holmoe Approaching the school’s fourth season of football independence, BYU’s athletic director might have figured his job would be getting easier, not tougher. The power conferences’ move toward autonomy in the NC...</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> 57989461@www.sltrib.com Mon, 26 May 2014 23:25:53 MDT Kragthorpe: Utahns can revel in Landon Donovan’s MLS record http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57989510-77/donovan-goal-galaxy-record.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57989510-77/donovan-goal-galaxy-record.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Utahns can revel in Landon Donovan’s MLS record</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-28T16:20:46.683-06:00">Updated May 28, 2014 04:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Playing in the Salt Lake Valley many times with both the U.S. Men’s National Team and the Los Angeles Galaxy, Landon Donovan has always made a good impression on and off the field. So there’s no doubt that Utah soccer fans shared in the emotional ups and downs of Donovan in the past week, when he was left off the U.S. roster for the World Cup and then became Major League Soccer’s all-time leading goal scorer. Donovan’s 135th career goal, coming in the Galaxy’s 4-1 victory over Philadelphia (he 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> 57989510@www.sltrib.com Wed, 28 May 2014 16:20:46 MDT