STANFORD - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STANFORD News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah volleyball: Utes take No. 1 Stanford to four sets in loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58538940-89/stanford-kills-utes-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58538940-89/stanford-kills-utes-utah.html.csp">Utah volleyball: Utes take No. 1 Stanford to four sets in loss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-19T23:16:38.92-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 11:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stanford took the floor with four preseason All-Pac-12 first teamers, 26 straight regular season wins and the nation’s No. 1 ranking. That didn’t change Sunday afternoon at the Huntsman Center. Well, except that they now have 27 straight regular season wins. But the Utes — smaller, less experienced and just 2-6 in the Pac-12 — made the Cardinal sweat. Senior middle blocker Bailey Bateman had nine kills on just 17 attempts, freshman hitter Adora Anae registered 12 kills, and senior Chelsea Schofi...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58538940@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:16:38 MDT Utah’s volleyball team welcomes Cal, No. 1 Stanford to newly renovated Huntsman Center http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58533498-59/cal-launiere-matthew-piper.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58533498-59/cal-launiere-matthew-piper.html.csp">Utah’s volleyball team welcomes Cal, No. 1 Stanford to newly renovated Huntsman Center</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T14:34:01.578-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 02:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s a classy upgrade for a classic venue, said Utah volleyball coach Beth Launiere. Launiere’s team will christen the new court at the renovated Huntsman Center tonight by hosting Cal (5 p.m.) in what doubles as a formal unveiling and a must-win match for the struggling Utes ahead of No. 1 Stanford on Sunday (2 p.m.). The cloud is gone, the sound and lighting systems are new, and giant black curtains can be drawn to close off the upper bowl and create a more intimate feel. For volleyball player...</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> 58533498@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:34:01 MDT Pac-12 picks: Stanford over Arizona State, Oregon over Washington http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58532394-89/stanford-oregon-pac-arizona.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58532394-89/stanford-oregon-pac-arizona.html.csp">Pac-12 picks: Stanford over Arizona State, Oregon over Washington</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="2014-10-17T08:49:02.091-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 08:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Judging by what's happening in the Pac-12 these days, the only question about Saturday's games is by how many points should Colorado and Washington be favored on the road?This is crazy. Road teams are now 15-4 in conference games, following Utah's 29-23 double-overtime win at Oregon State on Thursday. Home teams should break even Saturday, however.UCLA at California, 1:30 p.m. MDT, ABC/ESPN2Every team in the conference has its own story, and these schools in the UC system fnd themselves at intri...</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> 58532394@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:49:02 MDT Kragthorpe: ‘Mayhem’ will shape Pac-12 South race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58520904-89/arizona-usc-state-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58520904-89/arizona-usc-state-case.html.csp">Kragthorpe: ‘Mayhem’ will shape Pac-12 South race</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="2014-10-14T23:22:13.812-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Glory, Colorado. The Buffaloes’ fight song captures the only bit of consolation for anyone trying to sort out the Pac-12 South football competition, as of mid-October. Colorado is improving, but not worth worrying about in this context. Everybody else remains in the discussion. “I just think there’s a lot of mayhem [to come] in college football, in general,” said UCLA coach Jim Mora, whose team has two league losses. “I just think it’s going to be wild. It’s awesome for the fans. It’s chaotic 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> 58520904@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:22:13 MDT Pac-12 roundup — Unbeaten Arizona falls, setting up desperate conference race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58516445-89/arizona-week-washington-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58516445-89/arizona-week-washington-state.html.csp">Pac-12 roundup — Unbeaten Arizona falls, setting up desperate conference race</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="2014-10-14T16:07:54.408-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 04:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">And just like that, there were none. No unbeatens. Everyone has a loss. Every Pac-12 team is flawed. The question of the season will be who will be least flawed by the end of year? In the College Football Playoff era, it's going to be dicey for any team to make it to the big show with two losses. There's still six unbeatens in college football, and many more teams with just one loss. In the Pac-12, that includes Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Arizona, Arizona State ... and Utah. Conference pl...</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> 58516445@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:07:54 MDT College football: No. 25 Stanford quiets Halliday, beats Washington State 34-17 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58510264-77/halliday-stanford-yards-34-17.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58510264-77/halliday-stanford-yards-34-17.html.csp">College football: No. 25 Stanford quiets Halliday, beats Washington State 34-17</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-11T15:34:03.365-06:00">Updated Oct 11, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stanford, Calif. • Kevin Hogan threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns and No. 25 Stanford slowed down Connor Halliday and the Air Raid offense in a 34-17 victory over Washington State on Friday night. Greg Taboado grabbed his first two career TDs and fellow tight end Eric Cotton had his first scoring catch to help the Cardinal (4-2, 2-1) rebound from a nonconference loss at Notre Dame and renew their chase for a third straight Pac-12 championship. A week after Halliday threw for an NCAA-record...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585102642014-10-11T15:34:03.365-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-11T15:34:03.365-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58510264@www.sltrib.com Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:34:03 MDT Pac-12 picks: UCLA over Oregon, USC over Arizona http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58508164-89/week-arizona-washington-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58508164-89/week-arizona-washington-pac.html.csp">Pac-12 picks: UCLA over Oregon, USC over Arizona</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="2014-10-10T10:06:03.017-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 10:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last week produced undoubtedly the wildest outcomes in Pac-12 football history, with five road teams winning conference games and all six games involving league teams (counting Stanford's loss at Notre Dame) decided by seven points or fewer, with some dramatic finishes.My forecasts were perfectly wrong, making the week more memorable. On to this week's picks:Friday's gameWashington State at Stanford, 7 p.m. MDT, ESPNThis game should resemble Washington State vs. Utah two weeks ago, when the Coug...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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No. 11 Ole Miss (4-0, 1-0) hosts No. 3 Alabama (4-0, 1-0) on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in its biggest home game in more than a decade. Third-year Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said his program’s focus must shift from not just simply competing against programs like the Tide, but winning. “I know our kids feel that ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584861962014-10-04T00:51:02.217-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-04T00:51:02.217-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58486196@www.sltrib.com Sat, 04 Oct 2014 00:51:02 MDT Utah soccer: Goalkeeper Lindsey Luke earns second straight Pac-12 weekly honor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58469926-89/luke-pac-goalkeeper-week.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58469926-89/luke-pac-goalkeeper-week.html.csp">Utah soccer: Goalkeeper Lindsey Luke earns second straight Pac-12 weekly honor</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T16:09:52.38-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Even if she wasn’t perfect last week, the Pac-12 has honored Utah goalkeeper Lindsey Luke as the conference’s best. Luke helped the Utes (7-0-3) cling to a 1-1 draw with No. 4 Stanford in double overtime last weekend, keeping the program unbeaten this season and earning Pac-12 goaltender of the week for the second straight week. Notably, Luke had a save in the 107th minute to just barely tap a dangerous shot over the net. For the year, Luke has a 90.9 save percentage (9th nationally) and a 0.374...</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> 58469926@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:09:52 MDT Pac-12 round-up: UCLA, USC back on top in Week 5 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58466835-89/state-week-yards-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58466835-89/state-week-yards-pac.html.csp">Pac-12 round-up: UCLA, USC back on top in Week 5</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="2014-10-01T16:09:30.216-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It might be painful to acknowledge, but in many ways, the Pac-12 started making sense again this week. The trends we've seen, even over the course of years, picked back up again after a weird and wild start to the season. Many picked UCLA as a preseason Pac-12 contender, and against Arizona State, the Bruins finally looked the part. USC picked itself up two weeks removed from a confidence-shattering defeat to Boston College, and seemed reset as a defense-first power with some offensive ability. ...</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> 58466835@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:09:30 MDT Utah soccer: Freshman’s goal helps Utes tie No. 4 Stanford (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58460280-89/goal-elmer-stanford-luke.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58460280-89/goal-elmer-stanford-luke.html.csp">Utah soccer: Freshman’s goal helps Utes tie No. 4 Stanford (VIDEO)</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="2014-09-26T23:28:15.21-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The formula for scoring on No. 4-ranked Stanford appears to be simple: Give it to the freshman. Scoring her third goal in as many games, Mariah Elmer’s score in the 48th minute helped seal a hard-fought draw with Stanford on Friday afternoon at Ute Field. The unbeaten Utes stayed out of the loss column in their Pac-12 opener, and showed some fight against a conference titan. For as-yet unranked Utah, a tie is a result it will gladly swallow, especially after becoming the only team to score on 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> 58460280@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:28:15 MDT Pac-12 picks: Cal, Stanford, Utah, USC will win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58457963-89/state-pac-washington-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58457963-89/state-pac-washington-game.html.csp">Pac-12 picks: Cal, Stanford, Utah, USC will win</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="2014-09-26T07:15:04.72-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 07:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Just to clarify Thursday's pick, I said Arizona State's home field would make the difference in a close game. Obviously, that meant UCLA would win, if the game became a rout. I'm sticking to that story, after the Bruins' 62-27 demolition of ASU.The Pac-12 is pretty much into a routine of four Saturday games, with two teams playing Thursday and two others having a bye because they'll meet the following Thursday (Oregon and Arizona, in this case). On to Saturday's picks:Colorado at California, 2 p...</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> 58457963@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:15:04 MDT Goon: Pac-12’s parity could spring upsets in conference play http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58446844-89/league-oregon-game-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58446844-89/league-oregon-game-pac.html.csp">Goon: Pac-12’s parity could spring upsets in conference play</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="2014-09-23T23:28:58.06-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At least Rich Rodriguez is honest, if not eloquent. The Arizona coach is 4-0, with a new running back and a freshman quarterback. Over the weekend, the Wildcats had the play of the week — possibly the year — with a last-ditch 47-yard Hail Mary to beat Cal. Rodriguez has every reason in the world to be floating on the clouds, except one. After a bye this weekend, Oregon is waiting. Then USC. And more dangerous teams linger in the shadows of the future, and maybe Arizona has to worry about using ...</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> 58446844@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:28:58 MDT Pac-12 football: No. 3 Oregon routs No. 7 Michigan State, 46-27 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58383494-77/state-stanford-touchdowns-usc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58383494-77/state-stanford-touchdowns-usc.html.csp">Pac-12 football: No. 3 Oregon routs No. 7 Michigan State, 46-27</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T00:11:57.459-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Marcus Mariota threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns, including a pair to speedy redshirt freshman Devon Allen, and the No. 3 Oregon Ducks’ blur offense prevailed over No. 7 Michigan State’s stout defense 46-27 on Saturday night. Mariota’s three touchdown passes in what was considered a premier nonconference matchup gave him 69 for his career, an Oregon record. After falling behind 27-18 early in the third quarter in Eugene, Oregon scored four unanswered touchdowns, including on a pair of ru...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583834942014-09-07T00:11:57.459-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-07T00:11:57.459-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58383494@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:11:57 MDT Pac-12 picks: Stanford over USC, Oregon over MSU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58381394-89/state-pac-mdt-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58381394-89/state-pac-mdt-washington.html.csp">Pac-12 picks: Stanford over USC, Oregon over MSU</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="2014-09-06T09:07:03.469-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Too much faith in Washington State keeps spoiling my Pac-12 picks, but I'll press on with Saturday's forecasts: Fresno State at Utah, 1 p.m. MDT, Pac-12 NetworksUSC established a lofty standard for Utah by ripping the Bulldogs last week. The Utes won't quite match USC's points and yardage totals, but should win convincingly. Utah 42, Fresno State 21. Sacramento State at California, 1 p.m. MDT, Pac-12 NetworksComing into the season, this shaped up as the Bears' best opportunity for a victory - 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> 58381394@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:07:03 MDT Top 25 football preview: No. 3 Oregon ready for No. 7 Michigan State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58379923-77/michigan-espn-stanford-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58379923-77/michigan-espn-stanford-games.html.csp">Top 25 football preview: No. 3 Oregon ready for No. 7 Michigan State</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated PRess</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T23:22:34.351-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">No. 7 Michigan State at No. 3 Oregon (4:30 p.m., Ch. 13) • Oregon is known for its nimble spread offense, while Michigan State is known for its stout 4-3 defense. But it’s not as simple as offense versus defense between the Ducks and the Spartans, who meet Saturday afternoon in Eugene. Both teams have become known as innovators on opposite sides of the ball. For Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, there’s truth in the old cliche: Defense wins championships. It certainly worked last season when 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> 58379923@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:22:34 MDT Pac-12: No lingering drama between Sarkisian, Shaw http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58365284-89/shaw-sarkisian-game-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58365284-89/shaw-sarkisian-game-washington.html.csp">Pac-12: No lingering drama between Sarkisian, Shaw</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="2014-09-02T23:31:07.954-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you’re looking for a juicy coaching subplot to Stanford-USC, look elsewhere. Last year after Stanford beat Washington 31-28, then-Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian accused the Cardinal of faking injuries to slow down his offense. David Shaw fired back saying, “If we didn’t do it against Oregon, why would we do it against Washington?” The salvo stirred up the Pac-12 this season. But is there still beef? “We never talked about it again,” Shaw said Tuesday. “It was over, it was in the past. … Actual...</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> 58365284@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:07 MDT Kragthorpe: Oregon faces defining game vs. Michigan State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58365586-89/oregon-state-michigan-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58365586-89/oregon-state-michigan-game.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Oregon faces defining game vs. Michigan State</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="2014-09-02T23:31:07.787-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The college football world is waiting for another opportunity to dismiss Oregon as a novelty act. Whenever the No. 3 Ducks play a tough, traditional opponent such as No. 7 Michigan State, the game becomes a referendum on Oregon’s style of play and the entire culture of the program. So Oregon will have something to prove again Saturday, when the Spartans visit Autzen Stadium for the biggest nonconference game of the season involving a Pac-12 school. This is a classic matchup of style and substan...</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> 58365586@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:07 MDT Pac-12 football preview: Stanford faces a tough road http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58314500-89/pac-stanford-teams-shaw.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58314500-89/pac-stanford-teams-shaw.html.csp">Pac-12 football preview: Stanford faces a tough road</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T09:44:28.685-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 09:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In some ways, 2013 was a strange year for Stanford. During the regular season they were 6-0 against Top-25 teams, and they were beaten twice by unranked teams. One of those, of course, was Utah. Stanford head coach David Shaw recently said that very little separates the top nine teams in the conference — and if that’s true, Stanford has its work cut out. Of those six games last year against ranked opponents, five came at home. This year they again face six ranked teams, and they’ll travel for fi...</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> 58314500@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:44:28 MDT