MONSON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MONSON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Monson: It’s a rough time for anybody who loves sports http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58424293-77/sports-athletes-monson-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58424293-77/sports-athletes-monson-games.html.csp">Monson: It’s a rough time for anybody who loves sports</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="2014-09-18T23:15:17.099-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people’s accomplishments; the front page, nothing but man’s failures.” It was former Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren who spoke those words in 1968. Were he alive today, he couldn’t speak them now. Whatever line used to separate sports from news, accomplishments from failures, has been crossed over enough to erase it. There is no line, not anymore. The other day, I read through the listings on The Salt Lake Tribune’s on...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58424293@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:15:17 MDT Monson: Utah has new reasons for big hope http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58420765-89/utah-state-monson-reasons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58420765-89/utah-state-monson-reasons.html.csp">Monson: Utah has new reasons for big hope</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T23:18:48.467-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill OK, that’s a little too profound for a column on Utah football. Winny wasn’t a college coach, but … he could have been. There’s both room and reasons for his kind of optimism around here now, as it pertains to the Utes. They seem better, look better, than what we had imagined or expected a few short weeks ago. And, just as important, their circumstances are, too. Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420765@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:18:48 MDT Monson: Cougars’ victory over Houston was an underachievement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404486-77/byu-cougars-monson-houston.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404486-77/byu-cougars-monson-houston.html.csp">Monson: Cougars’ victory over Houston was an underachievement</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="2014-09-12T07:15:56.146-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 07:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Three things were in the offing for BYU on Thursday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium and two of them were bad: a shot at a big, impressive win, a shot at a small, unimpressive win, a shot at – shut your mouth – a loss. The first would be acceptable, the second disappointing, the third a competitive disaster. As it turned out, the Cougars could gain only a bit of satisfaction in the middle ground they found. The final numbers on the board reflected their ho-hum discovery: BYU 33, Houston...</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> 58404486@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:15:56 MDT Monson: One thing is simple in Ray Rice aftermath — men, don’t hit women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58393013-77/nfl-rice-video-ravens.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58393013-77/nfl-rice-video-ravens.html.csp">Monson: One thing is simple in Ray Rice aftermath — men, don’t hit women</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lorem Ipsum</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T22:42:13.389-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Ray Rice elevator video was hard to watch. It was callous and cruel. It brought unanswerable questions to mind: When will men stop beating women? When will NFL players stop beating women? Tragically unanswerable questions. Seeing an NFL running back punch his fiancée with such force that it slammed her head sideways and downward, bouncing it off a handrail, before she collapsed in a heap on the floor, where she lay motionless, completely knocked out, was brutal. It took that vicious imagery...</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> 58393013@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:42:13 MDT Monson: Hill’s leap of faith propels BYU past Texas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58383690-77/texas-hill-byu-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58383690-77/texas-hill-byu-cougars.html.csp">Monson: Hill’s leap of faith propels BYU past Texas</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="2014-09-07T12:31:48.027-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas They loaded into Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday night from all over the Lonestar State and beyond, nearly 100,000 of them, looking not just for revenge exacted against that team from out West somewhere, but also for some kind of an indication for themselves. An indication that everything’s going to be OK, after all, all y’all, that the Texas Longhorns are back in the football business. It hasn’t exactly been the best of times for one of the proudest programs ...</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> 58383690@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 12:31:48 MDT Letters: Where’s mercy for users who aren’t Max Hall? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378019-82/hall-mercy-monson-asking.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378019-82/hall-mercy-monson-asking.html.csp">Letters: Where’s mercy for users who aren’t Max Hall?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:54:34.661-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Enough is enough! Most BYU fans and even the Tribune’s own Gordon Monson defend accused shoplifter and cocaine user, Max Hall, asking for mercy and forgiveness. Yes, I totally agree that this young man needs help to get his life back on track. Maybe he’s totally innocent, but I ask you: if he were from my central city Salt Lake City neighborhood, instead of being a former BYU star, would he be given such pity, such consideration? Just asking ... Mary E. Youngkin Salt Lake City</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> 58378019@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:54:34 MDT Letter: The real lesson of Max Hall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58374083-82/max-fan-hall-monson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58374083-82/max-fan-hall-monson.html.csp">Letter: The real lesson of Max Hall</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T13:56:02.54-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 01:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a diehard Ute fan and long-time Utah tailgater, I think Gordon Monson missed a great opportunity when addressing the recent arrest of former BYU quarterback Max Hall. This is truly a sad situation and any real Utah fan does feel for him. We wish Max the best and hope he gets the help he needs. Most people understand the consequences of drug abuse and shoplifting. Rather than dwell on the seriousness of these issues and how people shouldn’t make fun of Max Hall, Monson should have used this ...</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> 58374083@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:56:02 MDT Monson: Don’t laugh at Max Hall now http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58366231-88/hall-monson-laugh-needs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58366231-88/hall-monson-laugh-needs.html.csp">Monson: Don’t laugh at Max Hall now</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="2014-09-03T07:48:44.453-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 07:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bitter people who are still mad at Max Hall are laughing at him now. It became public on Tuesday that the former BYU quarterback was busted in Arizona for shoplifting. He also had cocaine, as well as two needles and a metal spoon, in his backpack, along with the stolen goods, according to the police report. In his mug shot, he was wearing a BYU T-shirt. Funny, funny stuff. A laugh a minute. Who can’t stop laughing? No, no, it’s not. Let’s all stop. Folks on social media had a fine time with thi...</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> 58366231@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:48:44 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 Monson: Utah football coaches are coaching for their jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58336511-89/utah-whittingham-coach-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58336511-89/utah-whittingham-coach-football.html.csp">Monson: Utah football coaches are coaching for their jobs</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="2014-08-26T22:22:59.711-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 10:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On the brink of a new season, times are uncertain for Utah football. For the guys who run Utah football. Anybody who thinks Kyle Whittingham isn’t under extreme pressure to make headway in the Pac-12 — right now — by delivering a winning record, anybody who thinks urgency isn’t throttling toward redline levels up on the hill, hasn’t sneaked a peek at the terms of his staff’s contracts. Like the sharp edge of a switchblade, they are short and unforgiving. Even specific assistant coaches and coor...</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> 58336511@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:22:59 MDT Monson: Schedule strength will vex BYU and Utah in differing ways http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58318824-77/byu-utah-state-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58318824-77/byu-utah-state-games.html.csp">Monson: Schedule strength will vex BYU and Utah in differing ways</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="2014-08-23T23:04:51.265-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s the local story of the season: strength of schedule. On Utah’s end, it’s brutal. On BYU’s, it’s benign. Everything that happens from now until December for both of those programs must be seen in that light. The days of the win-loss record revealing the whole deal, without context, are long gone. If the Cougars were to end up with a couple or more wins than the Utes, what would that mean, what would that prove? Not a lot. Maybe nothing. Here’s what it wouldn’t mean, wouldn’t prove: that BYU...</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> 58318824@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:51 MDT Monson: BYU, though imperfect, deserves better from the Power 5 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58321970-88/byu-football-cougars-monson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58321970-88/byu-football-cougars-monson.html.csp">Monson: BYU, though imperfect, deserves better from the Power 5</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="2014-08-21T23:47:37.586-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The more Tom Holmoe talked during his recent media summit, the more it became clear that he knows what you know that he knows that you know: BYU isn’t just an independent. It is alone. It has been left out by the five power leagues of college football, the programs by which the Cougars measure themselves, the schools and teams that have what they want: exposure, scheduling, access, relevance, opportunity and money. As loners, they are not an exception. They are not Notre Dame, the program to wh...</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> 58321970@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:47:37 MDT Monson: Utes’ Hatfield an extraordinary man doing extraordinary things http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58313888-89/hatfield-says-receiver-monson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58313888-89/hatfield-says-receiver-monson.html.csp">Monson: Utes’ Hatfield an extraordinary man doing extraordinary things</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="2014-08-19T21:55:48.022-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dominique Hatfield felt the plumbing back up in his eyes and spill out of his eye sockets the day they buried his close friend and teammate, Marvin, in his football jersey five years ago. Talk about traumatic and devastating. Both kids were just 14 years old. Marvin was walking home from the store in Crenshaw, on one of the meaner streets in one of the meaner neighborhoods in Los Angeles. That’s where he and Hatfield lived, in housing on those streets, slammed between desperation and despair. H...</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> 58313888@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:55:48 MDT Monson: As Utah Jazz pucker up, their schedule leans away from them http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58296821-87/jazz-road-games-monson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58296821-87/jazz-road-games-monson.html.csp">Monson: As Utah Jazz pucker up, their schedule leans away from them</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="2014-08-15T20:06:47.66-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 08:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Somebody once said the two hardest things in the world to do are climbing a wall that’s leaning toward you and kissing someone who’s leaning away. The Jazz in 2014-15 will be attempting the equivalent of both. Their schedule was released on Wednesday, along with the rest of the NBA’s, and let’s put it simply: For a young team that got younger during the offseason, that sked leans every which way. And it could lead the Jazz to another lottery pick. There’s a decent chance of that. That’s not bre...</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> 58296821@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:06:47 MDT Monson: Utah football finds inspiration from one of its own http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58288873-89/football-petersen-monson-playing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58288873-89/football-petersen-monson-playing.html.csp">Monson: Utah football finds inspiration from one of its own</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="2014-08-12T23:12:57.397-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By convention, Kenneth Ryan Petersen had no business being on the field at Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Utes’ scrimmage on Tuesday morning. The dual major — a senior studying biology and chemistry — should have been in a white lab coat somewhere on campus, calculating equations in his brain and pouring frothing liquid from one beaker into another. Instead, there he was, running routes and playing special teams. His story is cool. Very cool. “I’m super-fortunate to be out here,” he said. “I me...</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> 58288873@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:57 MDT Monson: It’s OK, the sky isn’t falling on college sports — yet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58279460-77/college-ncaa-athletes-sports.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58279460-77/college-ncaa-athletes-sports.html.csp">Monson: It’s OK, the sky isn’t falling on college sports — yet</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="2014-08-09T23:30:54.876-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you, alongside the NCAA, love holding fast to the dusty ideals of amateurism, you probably frown upon the decision reached Friday by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken. In what has come to be known as the O’Bannon case, Wilken ruled that the NCAA’s ban on athletes profiting from their own names, images and likenesses was an unreasonable restraint of trade. Of course it was. In a 99-page report, the judge indicated, in so many words, that she didn’t buy — or find sound legal reasoning in — th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279460@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:30:54 MDT Monson: A Utah man who immortalizes Hall of Famers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58271966-77/buswell-hall-football-fame.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58271966-77/buswell-hall-football-fame.html.csp">Monson: A Utah man who immortalizes Hall of Famers</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="2014-08-07T23:40:51.613-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 11:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pleasant Grove Do what some of the most famous sports figures on the planet have done — roll up on the parking lot outside of Blair Buswell’s workplace here in Utah County, park your car on the same patch of asphalt where John Madden once idled his infamous bus, the “Madden Cruiser,” while the coach/broadcaster sat inside for a day, posing for his Hall of Fame bust, and try to spot the sculptor’s studio. Good luck. In a row of nondescript and unremarkable yellowish-brown town-warehouses, if th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271966@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:40:51 MDT Monson: Is Booker the next great running back at Utah? (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58264034-89/booker-running-utah-monson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58264034-89/booker-running-utah-monson.html.csp">Monson: Is Booker the next great running back at Utah? (video)</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="2014-08-05T22:16:28.239-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For all those who get misted over about the days when Utah football featured the kind of running back good enough to play in the NFL — and Kyle Whittingham is among all y’all — the dewy snapback may come in the form of one Devontae Booker. Who? Not that many people know about the 22-year-old junior for a single great reason — he hasn’t done a thing yet at the D1 level. But he’s already accomplished enough in spring and summer ball, since transferring to Utah from American River College in Sacra...</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> 58264034@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:16:28 MDT Monson: Grandma was wrong, college football cheaters do win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216126-77/rules-cheating-college-bowlsby.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216126-77/rules-cheating-college-bowlsby.html.csp">Monson: Grandma was wrong, college football cheaters do win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Gordon Monson Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T11:10:09.001-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 11:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.” Sophocles Yeah, so, Sophocles never played in the SEC. If he did, he’d be failing with honor a whole lot, all the way to the bottom of the standings. Honor in college sports, these days, is down five touchdowns to Machiavelli. When money is on the barrel, jacking a few rules en route pretty much seems like a reasonable casualty. Not endorsing that, just stating it as an unfortunate fact. Most of us had to nod in agreement the othe...</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> 58216126@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:10:09 MDT