PANTHERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PANTHERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Panthers keep their cool in win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57755569-190/west-alofipo-game-kearns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57755569-190/west-alofipo-game-kearns.html.csp">Panthers keep their cool in win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By bubba brown</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T23:27:02.89-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West High pitcher Shayna Alofipo stepped off the rubber and took a deep breath. Her large lead had been sliced nearly in half in the previous inning, and she knew she had to refocus if she was going to keep the game from slipping away. Two innings and six outs later it was clear — she did just that. Alofipo had little trouble finishing off Kearns in the final two innings, and her offense provided some insurance runs, as West dispatched the Cougars 10-3 in a nonregion game Monday afternoon. After...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57755569@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:27:02 MDT NCAA Tournament: Florida 61, Pitt 45 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57716823-77/florida-wilbekin-pitt-panthers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57716823-77/florida-wilbekin-pitt-panthers.html.csp">NCAA Tournament: Florida 61, Pitt 45</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK LONG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T16:15:46.334-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">ORLANDO, Fla. • Top-seeded seeded Florida played with a lot more energy and intensity this time around. Scottie Wilbekin spearheaded the effort. Wilbekin scored 21 points, including eight straight down the stretch, and the Gators beat Pittsburgh 61-45 in the NCAA tournament Saturday. Florida’s 28th consecutive win put it in the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive year. Coming off a lackluster performance in its NCAA opener against Albany, Florida (34-2) vowed to play better against the Panthers ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577168232014-03-25T16:15:46.334-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T16:15:46.334-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57716823@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:15:46 MDT NCAA Tournament: Pitt 77, Colorado 48 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57708645-77/colorado-tournament-buffaloes-half.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57708645-77/colorado-tournament-buffaloes-half.html.csp">NCAA Tournament: Pitt 77, Colorado 48</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Fred Goodall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T16:39:10.082-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">ORLANDO, Fla. • Talib Zanna scored 16 of his 18 points in the opening half, helping Pittsburgh build a 28-point on the way to a 77-48 rout of Colorado in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. The Panthers (26-9), seeded ninth in the South Region, shot 51 percent and played stifling defense in advancing to a third-round matchup Saturday against either No. 1 seed Florida or No. 16 seed Albany. Colorado (23-12) was eager to make amends for an early exit from the tournament a year ago...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577086452014-03-21T16:39:10.082-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-21T16:39:10.082-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57708645@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:39:10 MDT Panthers release WR Steve Smith http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57676304-77/smith-panthers-team-nfl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57676304-77/smith-panthers-team-nfl.html.csp">Panthers release WR Steve Smith</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Reed</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T17:18:51.017-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charlotte, N.C. • The Steve Smith era in Carolina is over. The Panthers released their all-time leading receiver on Thursday after 13 seasons. Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said it “was not an easy decision” in a press release. “Steve has been one of the NFL’s finest receivers for over a decade and has been the face of the franchise for a large part of the team’s history,” Gettleman said. “As a team, we made a step forward last year; however we are also a team in transition, which is a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576763042014-03-14T17:18:51.017-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-14T17:18:51.017-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676304@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:18:51 MDT NHL: Roberto Luongo sent to Florida on busy trading day http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57633497-77/luongo-goalie-florida-forward.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57633497-77/luongo-goalie-florida-forward.html.csp">NHL: Roberto Luongo sent to Florida on busy trading day</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T19:38:02.63-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 07:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • NHL trade deadline day was widely expected to be busy. The day before might prove to be even wilder. Several big-name hockey players were on the move Tuesday, 24 hours before time for dealing runs out, including star goalie Roberto Luongo, who was ushered out of Vancouver and sent back to Florida eight years after he was sent packing. The Panthers, on their way to missing the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 seasons, dealt goalie Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias to the Canu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576334972014-03-05T19:38:02.63-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-05T19:38:02.63-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57633497@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:38:02 MDT 5A boys’ basketball: Bingham pulls away from West http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57631487-190/childs-bingham-west-half.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57631487-190/childs-bingham-west-half.html.csp">5A boys’ basketball: Bingham pulls away from West</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ben Raskin</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T17:18:03.575-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bingham’s Kyle Gearig came out of the locker room at half on a mission. Holding a wafer-thin lead over West in the first round of the Class 5A boys’ basketball tournament, Gearig and Co. were determined to halt the streaking Panthers offense. Specifically, they had two goals — shut down West’s Riley Kenner, who was leading the charge for the Panthers with 13 points in the first half, but more importantly, Gearig knew the Miners had to get the ball to their 6-foot-7 center, Yoeli Childs. The Mine...</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> 57631487@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:18:03 MDT NFL: AP source says Panthers’ Hardy has signed franchise tender http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57630838-77/hardy-panthers-franchise-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57630838-77/hardy-panthers-franchise-season.html.csp">NFL: AP source says Panthers’ Hardy has signed franchise tender</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE REED</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T17:18:03.854-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charlotte, N.C. • Defensive end Greg Hardy has signed his franchise tag tender with the Carolina Panthers, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the signing has not been made official. Hardy, who said in January he’d have no issue if the team used the franchise tag to keep him, will make $13.1 million for one season if he doesn’t sign a long-term extension. The Panthers have until July 15 to sign Hardy to a l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576308382014-03-05T17:18:03.854-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-05T17:18:03.854-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57630838@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:18:03 MDT NFL’s Carolina Panthers: Gross retires, fellow Ute legend Smith’s future unclear http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57603982-77/smith-gross-carolina-panthers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57603982-77/smith-gross-carolina-panthers.html.csp">NFL’s Carolina Panthers: Gross retires, fellow Ute legend Smith’s future unclear</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE REED | The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T20:47:06.466-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 08:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charlotte, N.C. • One longtime Carolina Panther called it quits Wednesday, while another may be headed out the door behind him. Offensive tackle Jordan Gross, who started a franchise-record 167 games in 11 seasons with the Panthers, officially retired at a news conference at the stadium. Afterward, coach Ron Rivera was noncommittal on whether star receiver Steve Smith will be back next season. “A lot of it will have to do with what our situation and circumstances are going to be,” Rivera said ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576039822014-02-26T20:47:06.466-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-26T20:47:06.466-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57603982@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:47:06 MDT NFL: Ex-Utah Ute Jordan Gross set to retire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57596910-77/gross-panthers-guys-jordan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57596910-77/gross-panthers-guys-jordan.html.csp">NFL: Ex-Utah Ute Jordan Gross set to retire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE REED</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T23:21:17.07-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charlotte, N.C. • Panthers offensive tackle Jordan Gross is saying goodbye to the NFL after 11 seasons. The Panthers confirmed Tuesday the three-time Pro Bowl left tackle will announce his retirement at a news conference on Wednesday at the stadium. “Jordan has been a great Panther and he will be missed,” Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said Tuesday in a text message. Gross, 33, was a first-round pick out of the University of Utah by Carolina in 2003 and started 167 games — all for the P...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575969102014-02-27T23:21:17.07-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-27T23:21:17.07-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57596910@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:21:17 MDT