SATURDAY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SATURDAY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Video: BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall discusses Saturday's game vs. Virginia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58417927-65/mendenhall-game-bronco-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58417927-65/mendenhall-game-bronco-byu.html.csp">Video: BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall discusses Saturday's game vs. Virginia</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="2014-09-15T20:50:02.953-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall stopped by the football offices lobby on Monday night to talk about last week's win over Houston and look forward to Saturday's 1:30 p.m. game against Virginia. Mendenhall briefly addressed the injury situation, saying that RB Algernon Brown, NT Marques Johnson, OL Brayden Kearsley and LB Bronson Kaufusi are all "hopeful" for the game. All four have ankle injuries. This is the first half of Mendenhall's interview. The second half will be published later.</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58417927@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:50:02 MDT Utah Opera brings Orpheus into 21st century http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58407818-223/orpheus-utah-bennett-artists.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58407818-223/orpheus-utah-bennett-artists.html.csp">Utah Opera brings Orpheus into 21st century</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Reese Newton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T08:52:52.137-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The story of Orpheus and Eurydice is a tale as old as time: the legend of a musician who is allowed to retrieve his wife from the underworld but will lose her forever if he looks back at her. Utah playwright David Kranes put an intriguing twist on the Greek myth in his libretto for Utah composer Marie Nelson Bennett’s short opera “Orpheus Lex,” which received its Western U.S. premiere in the Salt Lake Vocal Artists’ season-opening concert on Saturday. The composer described her music well in 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> 58407818@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:52:52 MDT Keeton out for Saturday, but not the season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58416414-55/keeton-garretson-season-saturday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58416414-55/keeton-garretson-season-saturday.html.csp">Keeton out for Saturday, but not the 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="2014-09-15T12:26:02.457-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 12:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton won't play against Arkansas State Saturday, but his knee injury doesn't appear bad enough to sideline him for the season. Utah State coach Matt Wells said Monday that medical exams, including an MRI, showed Keeton's knee is structurally sound but Keeton is "banged up," enough to the point he can't play Saturday against the Red Wolves. Sophomore Darell Garretson, who played the second half of USU's 36-24 win over Wake Forest on Saturday, will get the start ag...</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> 58416414@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:26:02 MDT More weekly honors for BYU's Taysom Hill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58416190-65/byu-yards-game-hill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58416190-65/byu-yards-game-hill.html.csp">More weekly honors for BYU's Taysom Hill</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="2014-09-15T11:24:03.536-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 11:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the third straight week, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill is the FBS Independent Offensive Player of the Week. Hill is also the Athlon Sports Independent Player of the Week. The junior from Pocatello, Idaho, accounted for 360 yards of total offense in Thursday’s 33-25 win over Houston, throwing for 200 yards and rushing for 160. He has now rushed for more than 2,000 yards and passed for more than 4,000 yards in his career. Hill passed Riley Nelson for No. 16 on BYU’s all-time passing yardage list...</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> 58416190@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:24:03 MDT Utah prison inmate death: Investigators waiting on autopsy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416398-78/lucas-inmate-prison-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416398-78/lucas-inmate-prison-utah.html.csp">Utah prison inmate death: Investigators waiting on autopsy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T12:57:25.965-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 12:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investigators on Monday were awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine whether a Utah State Prison inmate died over the weekend from injuries in a fight or a separate medical problem. Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal, whose agency is investigating the Saturday night death of 25-year-old Christopher Lee Lucas for the Utah Department of Corrections, could not provide a firm estimate for when the State Medical Examiner would complete the post mortem. On Saturday, Corrections officers saw Lucas...</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> 58416398@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:57:25 MDT Utah football: Michigan bounces back ahead of game with Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58412826-77/michigan-utes-game-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58412826-77/michigan-utes-game-utah.html.csp">Utah football: Michigan bounces back ahead of game with Utes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T22:33:51.539-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 10:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two weeks out from their next game, against an opponent that had just been lashed 31-0, Utah could have been forgiven for getting a little cocky. But asked about Michigan’s big loss to Notre Dame two days before, Utes quarterback Travis Wilson declined to start talking trash. “Michigan is going to be a different team when we face them,” he said “They’re going to bring their A game and we’ve got to be ready for that.” Whether Michigan is significantly better that it was a week ago is still a ques...</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> 58412826@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:33:51 MDT BYU football: Virginia suddenly looking formidable for No. 21 Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58412715-77/virginia-byu-game-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58412715-77/virginia-byu-game-cougars.html.csp">BYU football: Virginia suddenly looking formidable for No. 21 Cougars</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="2014-09-14T22:33:51.586-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 10:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU’s 2014 football schedule has been analyzed, dissected and discussed ad nauseam the past few months, and the scrutiny will only intensify if the 3-0 Cougars keep winning and become a candidate for one of the “New Year’s Six” bowl games. Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. rematch with Virginia at LaVell Edwards Stadium was rarely seen as anything more than a revenge game for the Cougars, after the Cavaliers surprised them 19-16 last year in Charlottesville. “I think we owe them one,” BYU safety Dal...</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> 58412715@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:33:51 MDT USU Football: Defense feeling good after win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58413320-77/aggies-saturday-defense-yards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58413320-77/aggies-saturday-defense-yards.html.csp">USU Football: Defense feeling good after win</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="2014-09-14T22:32:46.325-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Despite all the dynamic play of Chuckie Keeton and the heroic efforts of his backup Darell Garretson, Utah State’s defense reminded all with Saturday’s 36-24 win over Wake Forest that it often is the greatest factor in determining the team’s success. That trend has the Aggies feeling rather good about themselves going forward, regardless of what happens at the quarterback spot. Garretson might be the guy who leads the offense this week against Arkansas State and possibly longer if Keeton can’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> 58413320@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:32:46 MDT Sports briefs: Bryan brothers crush Slovakia in Davis Cup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58411144-77/froome-rabottini-bryan-contador.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58411144-77/froome-rabottini-bryan-contador.html.csp">Sports briefs: Bryan brothers crush Slovakia in Davis Cup</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T23:43:26.04-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">TENNIS • Americans Bob and Mike Bryan routed Norbert Gombos and Lukas Lacko 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 Saturday in doubles to clinch the Davis Cup World Group playoff against Slovakia. The U.S. secured its spot in the 2015 World Group as the Bryans’ lopsided victory followed singles wins Friday night by John Isner and Sam Querrey. The Bryans capped a remarkable week of tennis. They captured the U.S. Open title last Sunday for their 100th career tournament win and then dominated Saturday’s match that lasted ...</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> 58411144@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:26 MDT Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413222-68/obama-state-extremists-saturday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413222-68/obama-state-extremists-saturday.html.csp">Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T15:13:01.538-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 03:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a “barbaric murder” the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. Haines was abducted last year in Syria, and extremists released a video on Saturday showing his beheading. In a statement issued Saturday night, Obama said the hearts of Americans go out to Haines’ family and the people of the United Kingdom. “The United States stands shoulder to shoulder tonight with our close friend and ally in grief and r...</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> 58413222@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:13:01 MDT Oklahoma QB Knight returns to spotlight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58408001-77/carolina-yards-espn-oklahoma.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58408001-77/carolina-yards-espn-oklahoma.html.csp">Oklahoma QB Knight returns to spotlight</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T23:22:01.744-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Norman, Okla. • Trevor Knight will return to the big stage with a chance to show he’s more than a one-hit wonder. Oklahoma’s sophomore quarterback, best known for his MVP performance in the Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, will face a Southeastern Conference team again Saturday when the fourth-ranked Sooners host Tennessee in a game on national TV. It will be his first real test since ripping Alabama for 348 yards and four touchdowns in January. “It’s a big one,” he said. “We’ve had this circled for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584080012014-09-12T23:22:01.744-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T23:22:01.744-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58408001@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:22:01 MDT Brazilian Festival brings a little Carnaval to Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403487-78/brazilian-festival-utah-annual.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403487-78/brazilian-festival-utah-annual.html.csp">Brazilian Festival brings a little Carnaval to Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T22:32:03.616-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 10th Annual Utah Brazilian Festival shook the Gateway in Salt Lake City on Saturday. Festivities started at 1 p.m. with Samba Carnaval Parade.</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> 58403487@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:32:03 MDT Russian aid convoy streams into Ukrainian city http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409607-68/ukraine-ukrainian-aid-border.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409607-68/ukraine-ukrainian-aid-border.html.csp">Russian aid convoy streams into Ukrainian city</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and LAURA MILLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T20:42:25.726-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Luhansk, Ukraine • A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev’s consent yet met with silence by Ukraine’s top leaders. “Early in the morning, we entered Ukraine to bring aid to Luhansk,” said Yury Stepanov, a Russian who was overseeing the convoy. “We came in around 215 vehicles,” he added, as workers unloaded boxes into a local warehouse. The much-needed aid arrived as fighting...</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> 58409607@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:42:25 MDT German gay rights activist beaten in Belgrade http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409581-68/belgrade-gay-serbia-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409581-68/belgrade-gay-serbia-police.html.csp">German gay rights activist beaten in Belgrade</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T11:42:02.393-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Belgrade, Serbia • A German man who took part in a gay rights conference suffered life-threatening brain injuries when he was severely beaten in downtown Belgrade on Saturday, Serbian police and gay activists said. The identity of the 27-year-old man has not been released. Police said later Saturday they have arrested three suspects. Jovanka Todorovic, from the Labris gay and lesbian group, told The Associated Press that the man was attacked early morning by a group of young men who beat him wit...</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> 58409581@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:42:02 MDT Utah State football: Aggies in search of win, identity vs. Wake Forest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58406441-89/aggies-state-forest-wake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58406441-89/aggies-state-forest-wake.html.csp">Utah State football: Aggies in search of win, identity vs. Wake Forest</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="2014-09-12T23:22:34.755-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • Asked this week what he thought of the strengths of the various conferences this season, Utah State coach Matt Wells acknowledged he hadn’t seen enough other teams to have an informed opinion. He has been too busy figuring out what kind of team he has to worry about anyone else. The Aggies knew this would be a bit of a rebuilding year in some areas. However, the return of Chuckie Keeton and running back Joe Hill made the Aggies hopeful their offense would find its old form. But now, as 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> 58406441@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:22:34 MDT Weekend Express: Strut Your Mutt, Brazil and India festivals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58371646-223/www-information-saturday-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58371646-223/www-information-saturday-com.html.csp">Weekend Express: Strut Your Mutt, Brazil and India festivals</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T13:13:02.64-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 01:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Strut Your Mutt • A dog festival with pet contests, a kids activities zone, food and more follows this leisurely walk and fun run. Proceeds will go to any of Best Friends’ local No More Homeless Pets Network partners or for Best Friends Animal Society, and to help Save Them All. Information, www.strutyourmutt.or...</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> 58371646@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:13:02 MDT Special screenings: ‘ParaNorman,’ Indie-film seminar at the U. and much more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58402363-223/free-park-tickets-sept.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58402363-223/free-park-tickets-sept.html.csp">Special screenings: ‘ParaNorman,’ Indie-film seminar at the U. and much more</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T01:01:05.28-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Indie-film seminar The University of Utah’s department of film and media arts presents a seminar, Producing Independent Films with Sterling Van Wagenen. Van Wagenen, the first executive director of the Sundance Institute and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, has produced such movies as “The Trip to Bountiful.” When • Friday, Sept. 12, 12:55 p.m. Where • Film and Media Arts Building Auditorium, 370 S. 1530 East, University of Utah, Salt Lake City Tickets • Free ‘ParaNorman’ The 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> 58402363@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:01:05 MDT Soccer: U.S. women’s coach leads star-laden team into World Cup qualifiers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58402958-77/ellis-coach-cup-friendly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58402958-77/ellis-coach-cup-friendly.html.csp">Soccer: U.S. women’s coach leads star-laden team into World Cup qualifiers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T23:28:46.196-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jill Ellis directed traffic from the center of the pitch, as she usually does, at the Ute Soccer Field, hollering instruction as some of the world’s premier talents went through various drills. When star forward Alex Morgan took a sharp angle toward a cross and buried it into the back of the net, Ellis applauded and then scanned the field on the campus of University of Utah, seeking out another drill to zero in on. Directing the show is now firmly in the hands of the 48-year-old. The Jill Ellis ...</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> 58402958@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:28:46 MDT Keep tabs on the opponents, catch up with the MWC notebook http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58398135-55/game-yards-week-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58398135-55/game-yards-week-state.html.csp">Keep tabs on the opponents, catch up with the MWC notebook</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="2014-09-10T11:07:02.761-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 11:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This is a notebook compiled by MWC beat writers that is produced weekly. Enjoy! MOUNTAIN DIVISIONAIR FORCEIn giving up just 51 rushing yards and holding Wyoming to 17 points, Air Force proved to itself that its defensive improvements are, in fact, for real.The downside, of course, was that those 17 points were four more than the Falcons' offense scored."If you play well for 57 minutes and then the last three let it go and don't come home with a victory, we didn't do our job," Air Force defensiv...</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> 58398135@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:07:02 MDT Utah State football: Aggies need to play smarter, yet maintain aggressiveness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58394249-77/aggies-wells-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58394249-77/aggies-wells-state-utah.html.csp">Utah State football: Aggies need to play smarter, yet maintain aggressiveness</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="2014-09-09T22:38:50.694-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • Seeing his team penalized 14 times for 160 yards against Idaho State is a concern for Utah State coach Matt Wells, but he isn’t interested in trading less penalties for a more passive defense. Acknowledging he has a young secondary that is still learning, Wells said his team needs to be cleaner when they play Wake Forest this week, but he doesn’t want his defense backing off too much as a result. “I don’t mind aggressive penalties,” he said. “We need to be cleaner with our hands in the 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> 58394249@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:38:50 MDT