REGULAR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REGULAR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) ECHL: Grizzlies eye playoffs after shootout loss to Idaho http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57812796-77/grizzlies-idaho-utah-shootout.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57812796-77/grizzlies-idaho-utah-shootout.html.csp">ECHL: Grizzlies eye playoffs after shootout loss to Idaho</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T23:39:13.519-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 11:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Valley City • With all due respect to top seeds Alaska and Ontario, a Utah-Idaho Western Conference final in the upcoming ECHL playoffs would likely be a good one. The Steelheads and Grizzlies concluded the regular season Saturday night at the Maverik Center, where Idaho escaped with a 3-2 shootout victory in front of 6,862 fans. The Grizzlies are the No. 3 seed in the West. The Steelheads are No. 4 seed. That puts them on opposite sides of the bracket, meaning they can’t meet before the 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57812796@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:39:13 MDT Monson: Dump league tourneys — for good of college basketball http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57676820-77/league-season-regular-tournament.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57676820-77/league-season-regular-tournament.html.csp">Monson: Dump league tourneys — for good of college basketball</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="2014-03-13T21:58:24.923-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Get rid of conference tournaments. That seems like a bit of college basketball blasphemy, especially for those money-grubbers whose pockets are filled on account of them, but it’s an idea whose time has come. Just because it won’t come — cash rules everything in college sports — doesn’t mean it shouldn’t. The tournaments are tired, redundant and competitively unfair. Other than that, they’re great. They are promoted as hoop celebrations, but they hurt the college game in a major way. Every good...</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> 57676820@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:58:24 MDT March Madness: BYU playing the bubble waiting game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57670487-77/tournament-season-byu-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57670487-77/tournament-season-byu-game.html.csp">March Madness: BYU playing the bubble waiting game</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN MARSHALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T16:48:35.948-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • Brigham Young put itself in the NCAA tournament conversation with a strong schedule and a good finish to the season. But after failing to get the West Coast Conference’s automatic bid, now all the Cougars can do is wait. “I think we should find ourselves in that tournament,” BYU guard Tyler Haws said. “This has been a challenging season, but I feel like our guys have come together and done enough to get in.” BYU (23-11) picked up some solid wins with one of the nation’s tougher sched...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576704872014-03-13T16:48:35.948-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T16:48:35.948-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670487@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:48:35 MDT Pac-12 basketball: Oregon upsets No. 3 Arizona 64-57 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57653371-77/oregon-arizona-ducks-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57653371-77/oregon-arizona-ducks-game.html.csp">Pac-12 basketball: Oregon upsets No. 3 Arizona 64-57</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T21:56:55.427-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 09:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eugene, Ore. • Oregon opened the regular season with a 13-game winning streak. The Ducks closed it with seven straight victories. Oregon may have stumbled in the middle, but reserve guard Jason Calliste says the Ducks still belong in the national conversation — especially after a 64-57 win over No. 3 Arizona in the regular-season finale on Saturday. “We can be one of the best teams in the country,” he said. “Doesn’t matter who we’re playing. Doesn’t matter what the name on the chest says.” Call...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576533712014-03-08T21:56:55.427-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-08T21:56:55.427-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57653371@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:56:55 MDT Utah Valley claims WAC title with win over Bakersfield http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57650326-77/utah-valley-bakersfield-wolverines.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57650326-77/utah-valley-bakersfield-wolverines.html.csp">Utah Valley claims WAC title with win over Bakersfield</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T23:17:42.806-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orem • Holton Hunsaker scored 16 points and Mitch Brunell scored seven of his 14 in the final 2:25 Friday night, leading Utah Valley to a hard-fought 64-55 victory over Bakersfield at the UCCU Events Center. The Wolverines (19-10, 13-3) clinched the Western Athletic Conference’s regular-season championship with the win. They will be the No. 1 seed in the league tournament next weekend in Las Vegas. Utah Valley owned a 37-21 lead with 19 miniutes remaining, but Bakersfield used a 25-4 run to tak...</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> 57650326@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:17:42 MDT