football - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/football News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Football commands highest television ad prices http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58470213-79/advertising-television-age-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58470213-79/advertising-television-age-football.html.csp">Football commands highest television ad prices</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T18:21:02.228-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 06:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Pro football pays the bills in prime-time television. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” charges $627,300 for a 30-second advertisement, more than any other program in prime-time broadcast television, according to a survey by Advertising Age. On its heels is CBS’ new Thursday night football telecast, being shown this fall for the first time, at $483,333. Television’s top-rated comedy, “The Big Bang Theory,” is the scripted show with the priciest ads, at $344,827, Advertising Age said. Othe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584702132014-09-29T18:21:02.228-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T18:21:02.228-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58470213@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:21:02 MDT Utah State football: Sparks already flying for BYU-USU game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58469151-77/byu-game-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58469151-77/byu-game-state-utah.html.csp">Utah State football: Sparks already flying for BYU-USU game</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="2014-09-29T23:13:45.785-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • Utah State and BYU don’t play until Friday, but something as simple as an actual game time didn’t prevent the two rivals from throwing some zingers at one another on Monday. The morning started with BYU defensive lineman Remington Peck telling reporters at the Cougars’ press conference that he had learned through his ties to Utah State that quarterback Chuckie Keeton was going to apply for a medical redshirt this season. That news hit social media like wildfire, causing Utah State offi...</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> 58469151@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:13:45 MDT BYU agrees to two-game football series with South Florida in 2021, 2022 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58469804-65/byu-florida-football-south.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58469804-65/byu-florida-football-south.html.csp">BYU agrees to two-game football series with South Florida in 2021, 2022</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="2014-09-29T15:50:02.308-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 03:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is no official scheduling agreement between BYU and the American Athletic Conference (AAC), but you couldn’t be blamed for thinking that way by looking at the Cougars’ future football schedules. BYU and the University of South Florida announced on Monday that they have agreed to a two-game football series, beginning in 2021. The Bulls are a member of the AAC, and their football program is in its 18th season overall, 15th season at the FBS level. The Cougars and Bulls will meet at Raymond J...</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> 58469804@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:50:02 MDT BYU moves up to No. 18 in media poll, 19 in coaches’ poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58465098-77/4-0-week-3-1-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58465098-77/4-0-week-3-1-cougars.html.csp">BYU moves up to No. 18 in media poll, 19 in coaches’ poll</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="2014-09-28T23:12:10.468-06:00">Updated Sep 28, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Voters in college football’s two major polls didn’t forget the BYU Cougars, who were idle this past weekend. The undefeated Cougars (4-0) moved up from No. 20 to No. 18 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, and from No. 21 to No. 19 in the Amway USA Today Coaches Poll. The Cougars are one of 17 undefeated teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), which was previously known as Division I. Last Monday, the last time he spoke to local media members, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said he 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> 58465098@www.sltrib.com Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:12:10 MDT College football: Kansas fires Weis 4 games into third season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58464943-77/weis-kansas-season-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58464943-77/weis-kansas-season-players.html.csp">College football: Kansas fires Weis 4 games into third season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-28T12:12:10.695-06:00">Updated Sep 28, 2014 12:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lawrence, Kan. • Charlie Weis arrived at Kansas full of bravado, promising dramatic changes within the long-suffering program. Players were dismissed, offenses and defenses were scrapped. Assistant coaches were hired, fired or simply reassigned. In the end, the one thing that needed to change — on-field results — stayed the same. Weis was fired four games into his third season on Sunday, one day after a 23-0 loss to Texas on homecoming left the brash coach with a 6-22 record in his second head c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584649432014-09-28T12:12:10.695-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-28T12:12:10.695-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58464943@www.sltrib.com Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:12:10 MDT BYU football: Cougs unbeaten, ranked, but attendance slipping http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58459320-88/byu-state-attendance-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58459320-88/byu-state-attendance-football.html.csp">BYU football: Cougs unbeaten, ranked, but attendance slipping</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="2014-09-27T23:36:13.247-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 11:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • After roughly 5,840 football tickets went unsold for BYU’s home opener against Houston, coach Bronco Mendenhall half-jokingly suggested he was disappointed the Thursday night game televised by ESPN wasn’t a sellout at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The Cougars were 2-0, freshly ranked, and coming off a 41-7 beatdown of Texas. “Where is everybody?” Mendenhall asked after 57,630 fans showed up on a night BYU paid tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and members of the U.S. Arm...</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> 58459320@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 23:36:13 MDT Prep football: Ron McBride keeps giving back to game he loves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58416911-190/assistant-mcbride-coach-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58416911-190/assistant-mcbride-coach-state.html.csp">Prep football: Ron McBride keeps giving back to game he loves</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T17:08:00.048-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 05:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The September sun beat down hard on the Taylorsville football team as it prepared for a Tuesday practice. Large linemen huddled under the shade and helped each other with their pads as Warriors coach Rod Wells rolled into practice driving a golf cart with a familiar-looking passenger. Former University of Utah and Weber State coach Ron McBride sat next to Wells. On this sweltering afternoon, he took charge of Taylorsville’s offensive line. Warrior players suddenly seemed to perk up and things go...</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> 58416911@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:08:00 MDT Prep football: Highland 10, East 3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58435152-190/hunter-highland-east-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58435152-190/hunter-highland-east-game.html.csp">Prep football: Highland 10, East 3</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joseph Gillespie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T23:29:55.725-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After his team’s running game was shut down all night, Highland quarterback John Hunter finally found some daylight. Hunter’s 18-yard scramble in the fourth quarter provided the winning points as the Rams defeated crosstown rival East 10-3 in a Region 6 prep football matchup Friday at Highland. The matchup was part of the Great American Rivalry Series — a promotion highlighting 100 rivalry games nationwide. It didn’t disappoint. “That’s a neighborhood street fight,” Highland coach Brody Benson 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> 58435152@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:29:55 MDT Teams produced some offensive numbers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58441529-52/yards-combined-jordan-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58441529-52/yards-combined-jordan-season.html.csp">Teams produced some offensive numbers</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T16:04:23.555-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 04:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some of the numbers that came out of last Friday’s Utah high school football games were downright offensive. Take, for example, Spanish Fork quarterback Jason Money’s peformance in the Dons’ 47-37 win over Maple Mountain. Money rushed for 436 yards and six touchdowns and added another 150 yards and one touchdown passing. Utah football stats guru George Felt said that Herriman’s 63-42 victory over Jordan produced the second-most total yardage all-time. Herriman had 662 yards and Jordan 652 for 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> 58441529@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:04:23 MDT Prep football: Is Jordan QB Austin Kafentzis Utah’s best ever? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58441694-190/kafentzis-jordan-austin-career.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58441694-190/kafentzis-jordan-austin-career.html.csp">Prep football: Is Jordan QB Austin Kafentzis Utah’s best ever?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T23:01:48.083-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • Remaining objective while watching greatness in the present tense can be tricky. But the argument can be made that Jordan senior quarterback Austin Kafentzis is the greatest high school offensive football player in Utah history. He currently owns 10 state records including career total offense, rushing yardage, rushing touchdowns, carries, hundred-yard games, and points scored. He could add three more before the season and his career ends. “Austin Kafentzis’ most striking characteristic,...</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> 58441694@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:01:48 MDT Prep football: Bingham, Brighton set for 1-vs.-2 showdown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58451178-190/bingham-brighton-game-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58451178-190/bingham-brighton-game-football.html.csp">Prep football: Bingham, Brighton set for 1-vs.-2 showdown</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T23:25:12.991-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brighton Bengal fans refer to their home football stadium as “The Jungle.” Expect a rumble in the Jungle on Friday night when defending champion and top-ranked Bingham opens the Region 3 season by traveling to second-ranked and unbeaten Brighton for a repeat of last year’s state 5A championship contest. This contest between Class 5A powers ranks as perhaps the most-anticipated prep football game of the year. Last season, Bingham broke open a close game in the second half to earn a 38-13 victory ...</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> 58451178@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:25:12 MDT UHSAA considering lacrosse as a sanctioned sport http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58451477-190/lacrosse-sport-utah-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58451477-190/lacrosse-sport-utah-football.html.csp">UHSAA considering lacrosse as a sanctioned sport</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T11:26:24.496-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 11:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Midvale • The Utah High School Activities Association Executive Committee took a baby step towards sanctioning lacrosse as a sanctioned sport. Members of the committee, which represents regions throughout Utah, informally decided to refer the idea to regional boards to gauge interest. According to Waterford athletic director Craig Morris, 1,000 high school girls and 2,000 boys are currently participating in lacrosse at a club level. “It is the fastest growing sport in the country,” he said. “You...</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> 58451477@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:26:24 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - September 25, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58457283-227/money-nfl-highschool-denver.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58457283-227/money-nfl-highschool-denver.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - September 25, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T22:58:02.737-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 10:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune Denver Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster leads his team during game of Finacial Football with Skyline High School students. Webster and his teammates react to their win 16-15. Webster and Utah Treasurer Richard Ellis quarterbacked two teams from Skyline High School to improve financial literacy among Utah teens, September 25, 2014. Visa Inc. and Utah Jump$tart Coalition announced a statewide effort to improve the money management skills of high school and m...</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> 58457283@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:58:02 MDT Improving money skills through ‘Financial Football’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454505-79/game-financial-football-money.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454505-79/game-financial-football-money.html.csp">Improving money skills through ‘Financial Football’</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T16:19:57.264-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 04:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster was the quarterback of one team, state Treasurer Richard Ellis led the other Thursday in a game of “Financial Football,” part of a statewide effort to help Utah teens learn about money management. With support from the National Football League and the NFL Players Association, the Utah Jump$tart Coalition and Visa Inc. have produced a free educational video game and classroom curricula that are being distributed by the Treasurer’s office to every public m...</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> 58454505@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:19:57 MDT Carlson: Goodell too compromised to clean up the NFL http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58453590-82/goodell-rice-football-domestic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58453590-82/goodell-rice-football-domestic.html.csp">Carlson: Goodell too compromised to clean up the NFL</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Margaret Carlson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T05:03:05.891-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 05:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell’s first public attempt to address the domestic abuse scandal involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice could be judged a success — but only by comparison to former President Richard Nixon’s I-am-not-a-crook debacle or former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s defense of selfies of his man parts. Accustomed to coasting on his good looks, lucky breeding (he’s the son of a senator), and fine tailoring, Goodell was all platitudes at the news...</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> 58453590@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:03:05 MDT Thursday’s TV/radio sports programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58452990-77/network-state-mlb-nfl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58452990-77/network-state-mlb-nfl.html.csp">Thursday’s TV/radio sports programming</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T22:53:25.982-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 10:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Television College football • Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, 5:30 p.m., ESPN • Appalachian State at Georgia Southern, 5:30 p.m., ESPNU • UCLA at Arizona State, 8 p.m., Fox Sports 1 MLB • Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 10:30 a.m., MLB Network • Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees or Minnesota at Detroit, 5 p.m., MLB Network NFL • N.Y. Giants at Washington, 6:25 p.m., Ch. 2/NFL Network Women’s soccer • Washington at Oregon, 5 p.m., Pac-12 Network Women’s volleyball • Utah at Colorado, 7 p.m., Pac-12 Network • G...</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> 58452990@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:53:25 MDT Utah football notes: Brian Blechen's big hit nets $4000 for youth football (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58452972-59/football-blechen-game-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58452972-59/football-blechen-game-coach.html.csp">Utah football notes: Brian Blechen's big hit nets $4000 for youth football (VIDEO)</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="2014-09-24T21:30:36.379-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 09:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wrap up. Use your feet to drive from the ground. Hit with the shoulder, not the head. Now that's how you tackle. Brian Blechen's hit on Devin Funchess, called "textbook collision" by former UCLA coach and current analyst Rick Neuheisel, was a picture-perfect hit that knocked the ball out of the big-bodied receivers hands and brought him to the ground. The Pac-12 Networks named the tackle the USA Football Fundamental Play of the Week. That film should be a part of Utah's textbook, too, coach Kyle...</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> 58452972@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:30:36 MDT BYU, UMass agree to four-game football series http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58451768-65/byu-football-2016-independent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58451768-65/byu-football-2016-independent.html.csp">BYU, UMass agree to four-game football series</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="2014-09-24T15:25:02.666-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 03:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a college football independent, BYU makes a lot of scheduling announcements. After all, the Cougars have to schedule 12 opponents per year, instead of three or four like teams that belong to a conference. Today’s announcement is not one of the better ones — at least in the eyes of many Cougar fans. BYU said today it will play the University of Massachusetts four times between now and the end of the 2019 season. The first two games are in Provo; the final two are at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro...</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> 58451768@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:25:02 MDT Soccer: Real Madrid, Ronaldo top AP poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58446195-77/poll-madrid-real-ronaldo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58446195-77/poll-madrid-real-ronaldo.html.csp">Soccer: Real Madrid, Ronaldo top AP poll</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JACK BEZANTS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T23:28:58.374-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick in Real Madrid’s 8-2 thrashing of Deportivo La Coruna helped the pair hold off Lionel Messi and Barcelona to take leading player and team of the week honors in the AP global football poll on Tuesday. Barcelona’s 5-0 rout away to Levante, where Messi scored once but missed a penalty, meant the pair ranked second in the respective votes. Juventus was third after its 1-0 win against AC Milan at the San Siro extended its winning start in Serie A to three games, and Carl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584461952014-09-23T23:28:58.374-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T23:28:58.374-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58446195@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:28:58 MDT Utah football's Gionni Paul, Andy Phillips earn Pac-12 weekly honors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58442561-59/week-phillips-player-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58442561-59/week-phillips-player-utah.html.csp">Utah football's Gionni Paul, Andy Phillips earn Pac-12 weekly honors</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="2014-09-23T16:04:23.393-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 04:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utes are undefeated through their first three games, setting a higher standard for the football program. But when it comes to Pac-12 player of the week honors, only two out of three is actually pretty good. Junior linebacker Gionni Paul earned defensive player of the week for his hard-hitting debut for the Utes, while sophomore kicker Andy Phillips was tabbed the special teams standout for his kicks in a wet Big House atmosphere. Both were crucial to Utah's 26-10 win at Michigan Saturday, in...</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> 58442561@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:04:23 MDT