THOMPSON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/THOMPSON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah State football: Special teams not so special for Aggies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58442694-77/state-wells-special-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58442694-77/state-wells-special-utah.html.csp">Utah State football: Special teams not so special for Aggies</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="2014-09-22T23:00:49.93-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In laying out the plans for the bye week, Utah State coach Matt Wells said the coaches would spend the upcoming weekend recruiting. For those wondering, no, those recruiting plans don’t involve finding some immediate help with the kicking game. As Wells said following Saturday’s overtime loss to Arkansas State, he is sticking with Nick Diaz and Jake Thompson because “they are who they are and that’s all we’ve got.” If that thought makes Aggie fans cringe a little bit, don’t worry, Wells feels yo...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58442694@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:00:49 MDT Utah Football: Utes beat Michigan 26-10 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58435844-89/utah-michigan-utes-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58435844-89/utah-michigan-utes-game.html.csp">Utah Football: Utes beat Michigan 26-10</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="2014-09-23T16:08:03.471-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 04:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Q4 7:51; Utah 26, Michigan 10 Can we call for a running clock? Because this rain delay is putting off what seems inevitable. Utah is up by 16 — a relative gulf in this game — and is 7:51 away from its best win of the season. But if the Super Bowl isn’t immune to delays, then we’re not at a now-empty Michigan Stadium. The Utes look good to win it after Andy Phillips kicked another field goal, and Tevin Carter intercepted another pass. Special teams and defense deserve the lion’s share of the cred...</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> 58435844@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:08:03 MDT Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409582-68/thompson-gold-treasure-ship.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409582-68/thompson-gold-treasure-ship.html.csp">Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AMANDA LEE MYERS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T11:43:02.786-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Colombus, Ohio • One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. It was a far cry from the conquering hero who, almost two decades before, docked a ship in Norfolk, Virginia, loaded with what’s been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history — thousands of pounds of gold that sat in the ocean for 131 years after the ship car...</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> 58409582@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:43:02 MDT Utah State football: JoJo Natson’s return comes at the right time for Aggies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58384219-77/natson-return-game-punt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58384219-77/natson-return-game-punt.html.csp">Utah State football: JoJo Natson’s return comes at the right time for Aggies</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="2014-09-07T00:17:01.01-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • Utah State receiver JoJo Natson’s 52-yard punt return against the Idaho State Bengals leaves him just one punt return away from tying the school record. Natson needs just one more to tie Kevin Robinson (2004-07) for the school record of four punt returns. But more than anything, Natson said he was just happy he could give his team a spark. “I just look for ways to make plays and we needed one,” he said. Natson’s return put the Aggies ahead 20-6 with 1:12 remaining and came minutes 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> 58384219@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:17:01 MDT Utah football: Offense passes test against Bulldogs (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58382670-89/yards-christensen-utah-offense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58382670-89/yards-christensen-utah-offense.html.csp">Utah football: Offense passes test against Bulldogs (video)</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="2014-09-07T00:11:57.883-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Either Dave Christensen finally solved Tim DeRuyter’s defense, his personnel at Utah is just that much better than they were at Wyoming, or a little bit of both. Utah totaled 526 yards against Fresno State in Saturday’s 59-27 blowout at Rice-Eccles. To put that in perspective, Christensen averaged 238 per game against DeRuyter’s defenses at Air Force and Wyoming. “Really pleased with the offense,” said head coach Kyle Whittingham after the game. “The tempo, the execution, it was really clean.” 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> 58382670@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:11:57 MDT Lea Thompson, Tommy Chong among new ‘Dancing’ pack http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58373685-223/dancing-chong-lea-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58373685-223/dancing-chong-lea-season.html.csp">Lea Thompson, Tommy Chong among new ‘Dancing’ pack</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T16:46:33.252-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Actress Lea Thompson, “Duck Dynasty” diva Sadie Robertson and NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip are making tracks for the new season of “Dancing With the Stars.” ABC on Thursday announced the 13 contestants for its fall round of the dancing competition. They also include talk-show host Tavis Smiley, “Pretty Little Liars” star Janel Parrish, Olympic athlete Lolo Jones, actor Antonio Sabato Jr. and fashion designer Betsey Johnson. Other amateur hoofers include comedy veteran Tommy Chong, YouTube star ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583736852014-09-04T16:46:33.252-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T16:46:33.252-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373685@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:46:33 MDT Utah football: Utes name Wilson starter, say Thompson will play http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58309735-89/wilson-thompson-utah-quarterback.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58309735-89/wilson-thompson-utah-quarterback.html.csp">Utah football: Utes name Wilson starter, say Thompson will play</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="2014-08-19T11:22:17.729-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 11:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Conjecture will hold that there was no fall quarterback competition, that it was always going to be Travis Wilson. Before Monday’s depth chart was ever released, that was the popular talk-radio opinion, and why not? Wilson’s a “known commodity,” as coaches are fond of saying. He’s a team leader. After what he went through, you could argue that he deserves it. But while those things may be true, Kyle Whittingham said after Monday morning’s practice that it wasn’t a remotely easy call to name Wil...</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> 58309735@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:22:17 MDT Utah Football: Both QBs excel in vital scrimmage (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58303841-89/yards-wilson-starter-thompson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58303841-89/yards-wilson-starter-thompson.html.csp">Utah Football: Both QBs excel in vital scrimmage (video)</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="2014-08-16T23:01:42.661-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most people who have recently avoided collisions with large men, if they’ve thought about it at all, are grateful for the fact. Travis Wilson isn’t most people. For the first time that media have observed since doctors found an intracranial artery condition last November, Wilson was a live target for Utah defenders at Saturday’s scrimmage. And he relished it. “In fact, he was too aggressive,” said head coach Kyle Whittingham. “You want to be smart when you’re running the ball as a quarterback,...</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> 58303841@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:01:42 MDT Utah football: Whittingham unhappy with QBs in 1st scrimmage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58288573-89/yards-carries-catch-whittingham.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58288573-89/yards-carries-catch-whittingham.html.csp">Utah football: Whittingham unhappy with QBs in 1st scrimmage</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="2014-08-12T23:12:57.522-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">All six of Utah’s quarterbacks took snaps Tuesday. None, apparently, played very well. “Based on today’s performance, we don’t have a starting quarterback,” said head coach Kyle Whittingham after Utah’s first scrimmage of fall camp. And though Whittingham said the quarterbacks weren’t the only ones at fault, it was the quarterbacks he harped on. Did the offensive line play poorly? No. Did the receivers screw up? No. Again and again, he came back to the guys under center. “We didn’t throw the bal...</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> 58288573@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:57 MDT Utah football: QB Thompson shows his downfield chops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58282166-77/whittingham-utah-saturday-scott.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58282166-77/whittingham-utah-saturday-scott.html.csp">Utah football: QB Thompson shows his downfield chops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T13:50:50.117-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 01:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">To paraphrase a popular sentiment on Tribune comments, Twitter and local radio, Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson can’t throw more than 10 yards downfield. Sorry, popular sentiment, but you’re wrong. Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham has said that Travis Wilson is the better thrower of the two quarterbacks, but both threw the ball accurately during the final 20 minutes of Saturday’s early practice, and Thompson may have had the day’s best toss: a 30-yard in-stride throw to well-covered sophomor...</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> 58282166@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:50:50 MDT Utah football: QB Thompson vying for top billing — with team and family http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58273907-89/kendal-charles-thompson-oklahoma.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58273907-89/kendal-charles-thompson-oklahoma.html.csp">Utah football: QB Thompson vying for top billing — with team and family</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T22:24:07.113-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 10:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For now, at least, Kendal Thompson’s story cannot begin without a short biography of the man who made him. If we lived in Moore, Oklahoma, where Kendal grew up, it’d be enough just to write his name. Charles Thompson. Charles was a wishbone quarterback for Oklahoma in 1987 and 1988. He embodied the heights of Sooners football, appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated after leading Barry Switzer’s No. 2 Sooners to a win over Tom Osbourne’s No. 1 Huskers, and he embodied the lows of Sooners 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> 58273907@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22:24:07 MDT Conservative Christian groups target ‘Black Jesus’ as ‘blasphemous’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267670-78/jesus-black-christian-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267670-78/jesus-black-christian-group.html.csp">Conservative Christian groups target ‘Black Jesus’ as ‘blasphemous’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HEATHER ADAMS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T16:40:02.574-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 04:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Conservative Christian activists, led by the group One Million Moms and the American Family Association, are pushing Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim series to cancel the new show “Black Jesus,” which they call offensive and “full of lies.” The show, set to premiere Thursday at 11 p.m., is written and produced by Aaron McGruder, best known for the comic strip and animated series “The Boondocks,” about two young black brothers. The new show stars Gerald “Slink” Johnson as a modern-day black Jesus li...</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> 58267670@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:40:02 MDT Utah football: Whittingham touts ‘makeover’ at three positions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58263663-59/whittingham-defensive-defense-kendal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58263663-59/whittingham-defensive-defense-kendal.html.csp">Utah football: Whittingham touts ‘makeover’ at three positions</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="2014-08-06T18:17:38.964-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 06:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s apparent from the sidelines: This is not quite the same team you saw this spring. With few known injuries and an influx of freshmen, walk-ons and transfers, Utah has more talent than it’s had for years, said head coach Kyle Whittingham on Day Two of fall camp. In particular, “We’ve had a complete makeover at three positions: wide receiver, defensive line and safety,” he said. “Those positions look completely different than they did in spring with the addition of new players and getting a bu...</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> 58263663@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:17:38 MDT Utah football: Both Wilson and Thompson look sharp on Day 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58259180-89/thompson-wilson-utah-whittingham.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58259180-89/thompson-wilson-utah-whittingham.html.csp">Utah football: Both Wilson and Thompson look sharp on Day 1</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="2014-08-05T09:09:24.613-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 09:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s fall camp opened Monday, and so too did the hunt for subtext in comments about quarterback Travis Wilson and his challenger, Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson. Good luck with that. So far, coaches say they’re pleased with Wilson. So far, coaches say they’re pleased with Thompson. The juniors traded off series during an 11-on-11 session observed by media in the final 20 minutes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Wilson went 9 for 10. Thompson went 7 for 9. Most throws were short, to tight ends and b...</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> 58259180@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:09:24 MDT Judge: Alabama abortion clinic law unconstitutional http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58258937-68/law-clinics-abortion-alabama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58258937-68/law-clinics-abortion-alabama.html.csp">Judge: Alabama abortion clinic law unconstitutional</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Reeves</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T20:08:43.245-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 08:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Montgomery, Ala. • A new Alabama law restricting doctors who perform abortions would force several women’s clinics to shut down, placing unconstitutional restrictions on a woman’s right to obtain one, a federal judge ruled Monday. Several doctors live outside the state and would be unable to gain the privileges to admit patients to local hospitals required by the law, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson wrote in a 172-page opinion and an accompanying order. Furthermore, it’s unlikely that local ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582589372014-08-04T20:08:43.245-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T20:08:43.245-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58258937@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:08:43 MDT