football - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/football News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utes get 2015 commit from California ATH Donzale Roddie http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57828298-59/roddie-howard-utes-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57828298-59/roddie-howard-utes-college.html.csp">Utes get 2015 commit from California ATH Donzale Roddie</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="2014-04-16T15:08:02.623-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 03:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most Los Angeles football players have two choices in mind for their future: UCLA or USC. Not Donzale Roddie. The Compton, Calif., native has had plenty of conversations with his coach about his future, and it doesn't surprise Paramount HS coach Matt Howard that one of his stars would choose the Utes as his college destination. "I knew he probably was going to take off," Howard said. "Every time we talked, it wasn't a situation in which he was worried about staying close to home." Utah football ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57828298@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:08:02 MDT Sports Illustrated says ex-BYU guard Carlino a coveted transfer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57827240-65/byu-carlino-former-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57827240-65/byu-carlino-former-com.html.csp">Sports Illustrated says ex-BYU guard Carlino a coveted transfer</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="2014-04-16T11:21:02.152-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 11:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Where will Matt Carlino go? That’s the question of the month I’m getting from BYU sports fans, after the rising senior guard announced on April 1 that he will graduate from BYU in June and play out his final season of eligibility at another school. So far, Carlino has declined interview requests from local writers, and apparently the only reporter he has spoken to is Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Goodman tweeted that Carlino told ESPN he had heard from Purdue, UCLA, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh and Memphi...</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> 57827240@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:21:02 MDT Ute Tribe, U. of U. reach new agreement over name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57820211-89/tribe-ute-utah-university.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57820211-89/tribe-ute-utah-university.html.csp">Ute Tribe, U. of U. reach new agreement over name</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Matthew Piper </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T09:52:03.301-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 09:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fort Duchesne • The University of Utah will continue to use the Ute name with the all-important support of Ute Indian Tribe leaders. On Tuesday, the school agreed to a five-year agreement that centers on efforts to help reservation youths. The new memorandum of understanding was signed by U. President David Pershing and Ute Indian Tribe Business Committee chairman Gordon Howell shortly before noon Tuesday in Fort Duchesne. The U. agreed to fund scholarships not only for American Indian students...</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> 57820211@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:52:03 MDT Utah football camp round-up: Tribe’s blessing welcomed by Whittingham, Blechen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57824205-59/tribe-ute-utah-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57824205-59/tribe-ute-utah-com.html.csp">Utah football camp round-up: Tribe’s blessing welcomed by Whittingham, Blechen</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper and Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T20:01:01.652-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The University of Utah sealed a new memorandum of understanding with the Ute Indian Tribe by presenting a signed Utah football helmet signed by Kyle Whittingham. One hundred and fifty miles away, at Rice-Eccles Stadium, the head football coach was happy to hear that his team will continue to use the Ute name with the blessing of the tribe. “To be able to get things lined up and everybody on the same page is a big positive,” Whittingham said after practice Tuesday. “We’ve heard off and on for the...</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> 57824205@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:01:01 MDT Monson: How big a deal is BYU, Utah and Utah State football, really? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822172-77/utah-state-football-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822172-77/utah-state-football-game.html.csp">Monson: How big a deal is BYU, Utah and Utah State football, really?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T20:34:15.246-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You think Utah, BYU, or Utah State is ready for the big time? You think Utah is a football state, where the college game is large and every other sport is petite-sized? You think football is king here, along the lines of the game’s other regal regions, and deserves to be mentioned with them on an annual basis? Au contraire, my friends. It’s not even close. We’re not even close. How do we know, beyond the sorry facts that the Utes have won five Pac-12 games and lost something like 50 over the pa...</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> 57822172@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:34:15 MDT Utah State football: Coaches make handoff to players (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57811949-77/players-state-utah-coaches.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57811949-77/players-state-utah-coaches.html.csp">Utah State football: Coaches make handoff to players (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="2014-04-14T09:05:35.178-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • For the Utah State football team, counting off the months won’t do. The year, like games, is divided into quarters. Saturday’s spring game at Romney Stadium marks halftime in the long march to the season. What Aggie coaches dub the “third quarter,” the offseason conditioning before the fall, is about to begin. And unlike much of the year, this stretch will require the players to be on their own for most of it. “We put it on the players in May, June and July,” coach Matt Wells said. “I th...</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> 57811949@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:05:35 MDT Kirby: University of Utah fight song may be better left behind http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57807264-80/song-kirby-fight-skyline.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57807264-80/song-kirby-fight-skyline.html.csp">Kirby: University of Utah fight song may be better left behind</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T22:34:08.431-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 10:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Entirely against my will, my family moved to Utah from California in 1970. I was forced to finish an abysmal formal education at Skyline High School. Skyline was deep in the Reign of Schmidt that year. Coach Ken Schmidt had taken the football team to the state championship the previous year and would do it again my final year ... as well as three more times. I only know this about Ken because we were inducted into the Skyline High School Hall of Fame on the same evening in 2004. The irony of 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> 57807264@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:34:08 MDT Ohio begins pushback against college player unions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812133-68/state-athletes-ohio-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812133-68/state-athletes-ohio-public.html.csp">Ohio begins pushback against college player unions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE CARR SMYTH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T19:31:08.654-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 07:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Columbus, Ohio • State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America’s highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes. A measure approved by the state House on Wednesday, two weeks after a federal agency said football players at Northwestern University could unionize, clarifies that college athletes aren’t public employees. The proposal appears to be the fir...</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> 57812133@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:31:08 MDT Monson: For Matt Wells, one trophy isn’t enough http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802926-77/wells-state-utah-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802926-77/wells-state-utah-coach.html.csp">Monson: For Matt Wells, one trophy isn’t enough</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T09:42:35.497-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 09:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Every early morning, as Matt Wells enters his office door, he sees just a few feet away from him a trophy that stirs more burn than any kind of satisfaction. By itself, the hardware is fine enough, built to symbolize victory with its broad brown base and second deck, separated by shiny silver metal, capped up top with the words: Poinsettia Bowl. The problem? It sits by itself. “There should be two trophies there,” he says. “There should be another — the Mountain West Conference trophy. We were ...</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> 57802926@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:42:35 MDT BYU-Boise State football game moved to Friday, Oct. 24 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57802454-65/state-byu-friday-espn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57802454-65/state-byu-friday-espn.html.csp">BYU-Boise State football game moved to Friday, Oct. 24</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="2014-04-10T11:59:03.308-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 11:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An elderly gentleman once famously interrupted BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall at a boosters gathering by telling the coach that the Cougars don’t play football games on Saturday afternoons anymore. Sometimes, they don’t even play on Saturdays. No fewer than five BYU football games this fall will be played on non-Saturdays with the announcement Thursday morning that BYU’s October game at Boise State has been moved to Friday, Oct. 24. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. MT and will be televised...</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> 57802454@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:59:03 MDT Sports briefs: UNLV football team ineligible for 2014 postseason http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57803839-77/unlv-2014-coach-abplanalp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57803839-77/unlv-2014-coach-abplanalp.html.csp">Sports briefs: UNLV football team ineligible for 2014 postseason</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T20:49:17.506-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">COLLEGE FOOTBALL • The UNLV Rebels will not be eligible for the Mountain West championship game or a bowl berth in 2014 after failing to reach the minimum Academic Progress Rate score. The NCAA sanctions include no postseason competition, replacing four hours of practice time with four hours of academics weekly and having five days of football-related activities a week instead of six. Teams need an average four-year APR score of 930 out of 1,000. UNLV’s average was 925. • Running back Aaron Balt...</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> 57803839@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:49:17 MDT Utah football: Running back Sanders-Williams switches to linebacker http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57804360-77/sanders-williams-linebacker-spring.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57804360-77/sanders-williams-linebacker-spring.html.csp">Utah football: Running back Sanders-Williams switches to linebacker</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="2014-04-10T21:41:27.691-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Just two days ago, Marcus Sanders-Williams’ main focus was to hold onto the football and break tackles. On Thursday, he was one of the guys trying to make them. “I was a contact player on offense,” he said. “I’m going to be a contact player on defense. I get to go against the offense and stuff, so I’ll still hit those guys.” The sophomore running back has turned into a linebacker, bolstering what has become a precariously thin position for the Utes this spring. Coach Kyle Whittingham announced 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> 57804360@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:41:27 MDT Utah State football: Wells gets contract extension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57803268-77/wells-contract-football-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57803268-77/wells-contract-football-state.html.csp">Utah State football: Wells gets contract extension</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T18:39:26.953-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 06:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Matt Wells has is getting a raise Utah State University athletics director Scott Barnes announced Thursday a contract extension for Wells. The revised contract will keep Wells at USU through the 2018 season. Along with Wells’ contract extension, the new deal also calls for continued salary increases for all of his assistant coaches. “Matt had a great first year leading our football program. His commitment to our student-athletes has been tremendous and they’ve responded with great results 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> 57803268@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:39:26 MDT Sean P. Means: To play a QB, Tom Welling had to be at top of his game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57796566-223/welling-draft-com-config.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57796566-223/welling-draft-com-config.html.csp">Sean P. Means: To play a QB, Tom Welling had to be at top of his game</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T09:38:28.576-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 09:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tom Welling found out that, in some ways, the job of pro quarterback isn’t too different than being an actor. “These guys show up every day with a younger, faster version trying to take their head off,” said Welling in a recent phone interview. Welling is one of the supporting players in “Draft Day,” a comedy-drama about the NFL that opens in theaters nationwide Friday. The movie follows Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner), the general manager of the Cleveland Browns, who must make a series of mom...</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> 57796566@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:38:28 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - April 9, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57794189-227/staff-photo-stevegriffin-utes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57794189-227/staff-photo-stevegriffin-utes.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - April 9, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T23:54:12.371-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 11:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake TribuneUniversity of Utah defensive back Tyron Morris-Edwards catches footballs thrown at him from a pitching machine during spring football practice at the Spence Eccles Football Facility in Salt Lake City, Utah Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Read more</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> 57794189@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:54:12 MDT Utes football camp round-up: Standout? Fuggedaboutit. It’s 8-year-old Mac Brennan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57793427-59/mac-com-twitter-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57793427-59/mac-com-twitter-football.html.csp">Utes football camp round-up: Standout? Fuggedaboutit. It’s 8-year-old Mac Brennan</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="2014-04-09T16:58:03.699-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; Kyle Whittingham spent much of Tuesday’s practice soliciting thoughts from a young assistant who’s nowhere on the payroll. He wore a Utah shirt and Batman shorts. He’s in second grade. And he gives one mean pep talk. Eight-year-old Mac Brennan told the Utes after practice Tuesday that he’d had a bone marrow test last Friday and that the test came back cancer-free, drawing a roar of approval from the huddled players and coaches. &lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”&gt;&...</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> 57793427@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:03 MDT Salt Lake Tribune wins regional journalism awards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogseditor/57790848-225/news-utah-tribune-west.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogseditor/57790848-225/news-utah-tribune-west.html.csp">Salt Lake Tribune wins regional journalism awards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa Carricabur</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T11:36:01.878-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 11:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Results are starting to roll in for the annual Best of West Contest, which recognizes the best journalism produced by news websites, newspapers and magazines in Utah and 13 other Western states. Already, The Salt Lake Tribune has won awards — the only Utah news organization to have won so far. Winners include: Aaron Falk, Christopher Kamrani and Tony Semerad took first in sports reporting for their “Culture Fuses with Football” project on the impact of Pacific Islanders on Utah football and in U...</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> 57790848@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:36:01 MDT Soccer: Cue samba: Brazil’s World Cup bound to be special http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790676-77/cup-brazil-june-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790676-77/cup-brazil-june-football.html.csp">Soccer: Cue samba: Brazil’s World Cup bound to be special</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN LEICESTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T16:58:04.359-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Like sunshine and happiness or Lennon and McCartney, football and Brazil go together, each making the other better. So the first World Cup in Brazil in 64 years is bound to be special. Having cracked open a new continent four years ago in South Africa, the planet’s most popular sport now returns to its spiritual home, the country which more than any other has put the wow factor into football. Football and Brazil will both win if the four-week feast of 64 matches fulfills expectations for a samba...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577906762014-04-09T16:58:04.359-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T16:58:04.359-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790676@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:04 MDT Ohio bill: Athletes not employees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787409-77/college-athletes-employees-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787409-77/college-athletes-employees-football.html.csp">Ohio bill: Athletes not employees</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T23:32:02.549-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 11:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">college sports • An Ohio legislative panel changed a budget bill on Monday to make clear that college athletes are not employees under state law, following a recent ruling from a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board that Northwestern University football players could unionize. The ruling said full scholarship players can be considered employees and thus have the right to form a union. The Ohio House Finance and Appropriations Committee amended a midterm budget proposal Monda...</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> 57787409@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:32:02 MDT BYU football: Stanford receiver transferring to BYU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57786016-88/byu-football-receiver-nelson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57786016-88/byu-football-receiver-nelson.html.csp">BYU football: Stanford receiver transferring to BYU</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="2014-04-07T23:31:16-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Another receiver who spent most of his college career at another school is transferring to BYU. Monday, coach Bronco Mendenhall announced that receiver Keanu Nelson, who played sparingly at Stanford the past three seasons, will join BYU’s football team this fall. Nelson will graduate this spring with a degree in science, technology and society and will be immediately eligible to play for BYU for one year. Nelson, 5-foot-11, 184 lbs., saw action in five games for the Cardinal last fall as...</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> 57786016@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:31:16 MDT