football - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/football News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah State football: Aggies have good options at tight end http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58317511-77/tight-houston-aggies-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58317511-77/tight-houston-aggies-court.html.csp">Utah State football: Aggies have good options at tight end</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="2014-08-20T23:08:21.483-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With a solid stature, good hands and a season’s worth of experience behind him, Utah State tight end Wyatt Houston is being billed as one of the program’s honors candidates. However, some of his toughest competition for any recognition will come from not only other tight ends in the Mountain West but from his own team, too. Both Houston, a 6-foot-5, 245-pound sophomore, and Jefferson Court, a 6-foot-3, 238-pound senior, have done well enough to keep the race between them a tight one. “Right now...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58317511@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:08:21 MDT BYU’s Holmoe says ruling on improper benefits imminent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58317730-88/holmoe-byu-ncaa-schools.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58317730-88/holmoe-byu-ncaa-schools.html.csp">BYU’s Holmoe says ruling on improper benefits imminent</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="2014-08-20T23:08:57.244-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU should learn this week whether it will be punished by the NCAA for providing alleged improper benefits to some of its student-athletes, Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe told reporters Wednesday in a far-reaching roundtable discussion regarding the school’s sports programs. Holmoe said BYU submitted the findings of its own internal investigation to the NCAA months ago after allegations surfaced regarding former director of football operations Duane Busby. The school recently heard fro...</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> 58317730@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:08:57 MDT BYU football: Cougars, Washington agree to two-game series http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58317998-88/byu-washington-football-series.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58317998-88/byu-washington-football-series.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars, Washington agree to two-game series</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="2014-08-20T23:01:00.382-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU’s home football schedule this season is fairly weak, but in 2019 it will be one of the best ever — if that is any consolation for Cougar fans. Wednesday, BYU and the University of Washington announced they have agreed to a home-and-home football series, beginning in 2018. The 2018 game will be played on Sept. 29 at Husky Stadium in Seatlle, while the 2019 game will be played on Sept. 21 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo. BYU’s 2019 home schedule now includes Washington, Wisconsin, 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> 58317998@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:01:00 MDT Holmoe: SEC, ACC not backing off snub of BYU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58319046-65/byu-conferences-holmoe-schedule.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58319046-65/byu-conferences-holmoe-schedule.html.csp">Holmoe: SEC, ACC not backing off snub of BYU</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="2014-08-20T17:19:02.572-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last May, it was reported that the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conferences, presumably acting independently, told BYU’s football program in so many words that it wasn’t good enough. The SEC and the ACC decided that football games against independent BYU don’t count in their mandates that their member schools play at least one BCS-level non-conference opponent a year. The news reverberated around Provo and the rest of Utah for days, and BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe immediately responded 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> 58319046@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:19:02 MDT Prep football: Utah’s Diamond (Ranch) in the rough http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58285809-190/football-diamond-dias-ranch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58285809-190/football-diamond-dias-ranch.html.csp">Prep football: Utah’s Diamond (Ranch) in the rough</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T21:52:46.18-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hurricane • Since Diamond Ranch Academy is a unique school, football coaches Rob and Ricky Dias decided it needed a distinctive stadium to reflect that difference. The yellow and black diamondback logo that stretches across the artificial turf field located on a bluff near Sand Hollow Reservoir with the Pine Valley Mountains visible in the background gives the modern stadium a look that USA Today called “the most unique field in America.” One of Utah’s only turf baseball fields is located adjace...</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> 58285809@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:52:46 MDT New football ticket policy in place for students http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58313533-55/students-doggett-games-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58313533-55/students-doggett-games-monday.html.csp">New football ticket policy in place for students</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="2014-08-19T13:00:03.261-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 01:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sprinting for seats in Romney Stadium has always been a fun but rather dangerous part of home football games for Aggie students. But entrance into the stadium is changing this year in an effort to make the event more safe and to allow students more time to tailgate. This year students can pick up tickets for home games starting on the Monday the week of the game at the TSC Card Office from 7 a.m.-noon on Monday and also at the Spectrum Ticket office at noon on Monday. Students will be able to se...</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> 58313533@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:00:03 MDT Prep football preview: Whitehorse Raiders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58300564-190/chee-raiders-whitehorse-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58300564-190/chee-raiders-whitehorse-players.html.csp">Prep football preview: Whitehorse Raiders</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="2014-08-19T16:46:03.447-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Whitehorse Raiders First-year Whitehorse coach Eldon Chee is filled with optimism one week before a season-opening game with rival Monument Valley. Despite a 1-7 record last year and a 4-35 mark since 2009, Chee thinks the Raiders could use a veteran corps of seniors and juniors — coupled with freshmen ...</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> 58300564@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:46:03 MDT Prep football: Pine View’s Kody Wilstead hopes to finish with title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58276025-190/wilstead-pine-view-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58276025-190/wilstead-pine-view-season.html.csp">Prep football: Pine View’s Kody Wilstead hopes to finish with title</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="2014-08-15T23:15:27.513-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. George • In a season where great high school quarterbacks such as Jordan’s Austin Kafentzis, Bingham’s Kyle Gearig and Timpview’s Britain Covey return, the best one of the bunch could be Pine View’s Kody Wilstead. Consider some of the numbers the 6-foot-6, 220- pound BYU commit put up as a junior when he led the Panthers to the 3AA title game. His 4,395 passing yards ranked behind Jordan’s Alex Hart as the best single season mark in Utah history. Only Hart ever recorded a better per...</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> 58276025@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:15:27 MDT Aggies all about defining roles in next scrimmage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58310936-55/aggies-scrimmage-football-hawaii.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58310936-55/aggies-scrimmage-football-hawaii.html.csp">Aggies all about defining roles in next scrimmage</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="2014-08-18T20:33:02.549-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 08:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Aggies closed out their two-a-day on Monday with an eye toward Tuesday's 6 p.m. scrimmage, which will serve as the final evaluation for the coaches as they define the depth charts. "We need to start defining who our third, fourth and fifth running backs are and our fifth, sixth receivers," Utah State coach Matt Wells said of the scrimmage. "We need to start carving our identity around them." Wells said the Aggies will split the reps between the ones, twos and threes and spend more time on sp...</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> 58310936@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:33:02 MDT Prep football: A tale of two Utah football programs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225114-77/football-bingham-cyprus-schools.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225114-77/football-bingham-cyprus-schools.html.csp">Prep football: A tale of two Utah football programs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:02:38.725-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Bingham and Cyprus High football programs should have much in common. Both schools trace their roots to the blue-collar families who once worked at the Kennecott Copper Mine and Smelter. The Miners and Pirates represent communities on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley that contain loyal fan bases. Yet, as far as success goes, the 17 miles that separate Bingham and Cyprus are as great as the length of the entire state. Since Cyprus alum and former Pirates coach Dave Peck took over Bingha...</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> 58225114@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:02:38 MDT As reforms loom, some Utah college athletes just scraping by http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58289596-77/says-utah-players-ncaa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58289596-77/says-utah-players-ncaa.html.csp">As reforms loom, some Utah college athletes just scraping by</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="2014-08-17T10:37:00.084-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">His sister, living in Miami, needs bus money to get to school. His brother, playing football at his second junior college in two years, can’t always pay his bills alone. His mother toils at an Atlanta Wal-Mart to support his four younger siblings. While he was suiting up for Utah State University’s football team, it wasn’t enough for linebacker Tavaris McMillian to perform. He had to provide. An injury has ended his playing career, but McMillian will continue to receive a monthly stipend and se...</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> 58289596@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:37:00 MDT NFL: Madden ratings guru has the players’ attention http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308903-77/moore-game-ratings-madden.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308903-77/moore-game-ratings-madden.html.csp">NFL: Madden ratings guru has the players’ attention</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ARNIE STAPLETON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T16:46:03.359-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms. He’s not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions of fans — can’t wait to see what he has to say. Moore is the “ratings czar” for “Madden NFL,” the man responsible for making sure the popular video game’s virtual avatars accurately reflect their real-life counterparts. Moore uses all sorts of metrics and measurements to come up with ratings. Then, he tweaks t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583089032014-08-19T16:46:03.359-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T16:46:03.359-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58308903@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:46:03 MDT NFL: Cleveland hits QB homestretch against Washington http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58307458-77/griffin-washington-cleveland-browns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58307458-77/griffin-washington-cleveland-browns.html.csp">NFL: Cleveland hits QB homestretch against Washington</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPH WHITE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T22:38:02.04-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Whole lot in common between Robert Griffin III and Johnny Manziel. Both from Texas. Both have Heismans. They’ve got catchy nicknames. They know how to create a commotion or two, and sometimes it comes back to bite. And they both sure can run. “Anybody that wants to compare,” Griffin said, “I’m sure they’ll just look at us and say both of us are real fast, guys that can play backyard football at times.” Now for a big difference: Griffin hasn’t had to compete for playing time in the N...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583074582014-08-17T22:38:02.04-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T22:38:02.04-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58307458@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:38:02 MDT Six Pac-12 teams ranked in AP's college football preseason top 25 poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58306213-89/poll-ranked-oregon-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58306213-89/poll-ranked-oregon-pac.html.csp">Six Pac-12 teams ranked in AP's college football preseason top 25 poll</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="2014-08-19T16:45:41.687-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The AP top 25 college football poll is out, and the Pac-12 has more teams represented than it ever has. With six teams from No. 3 to No. 25, the poll is an indication that expectations are high in one of the country's toughest leagues. And Utah, though not ranked, will have almost all of the league's top foes on its schedule. Starting with Oregon at No. 3, UCLA is the only other top-10 ranked Pac-12 team at No. 7. The Ducks are tied for their all-time highest preseason ranking, while UCLA has it...</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> 58306213@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:45:41 MDT Utah Football: From SLC and back again, Utes LT Andrew Albers takes unconventional route http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58302438-77/albers-frank-football-andrew.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58302438-77/albers-frank-football-andrew.html.csp">Utah Football: From SLC and back again, Utes LT Andrew Albers takes unconventional route</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="2014-08-17T22:36:41.576-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Costa Mesa High’s Andrew Albers had everything you look for in a left tackle. He was long, nimble, smart — heck, he was the son of an offensive line instructor. If only he wasn’t so nice. His father, Frank, told him, “When you’re outside of the lines, you need to be the good, decent human being, but when you cross those lines, in this game, you have to have a little nastiness.” Eventually, he came around to that notion. He could manhandle his peers for a couple of hours each week. Still, when he...</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> 58302438@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:36:41 MDT USU Football: Aggies have another solid outing in scrimmage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58305047-77/wells-aggies-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58305047-77/wells-aggies-state-utah.html.csp">USU Football: Aggies have another solid outing in scrimmage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Lya Wodraska The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T16:45:41.736-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • Utah State receiver JoJo Natson remains off limits to media members following his legal issues this summer. However, the junior continues to make a big statement with his play. Natson, who recently pleaded guilty to theft from a teammate, helped the offense get off to a great start in Saturday’s scrimmage. He caught the opening pass and completed the drive with a touchdown catch via Chuckie Keeton. It appears, as Utah State coach Matt Wells had hoped, Natson is more focused than ever and...</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> 58305047@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:45:41 MDT Kragthorpe: UHSAA’s ‘Success Factor’ would boost downtrodden teams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58296624-190/football-schools-uhsaa-winning.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58296624-190/football-schools-uhsaa-winning.html.csp">Kragthorpe: UHSAA’s ‘Success Factor’ would boost downtrodden teams</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="2014-08-16T23:00:57.491-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Having just introduced a sixth class of football to give more schools a genuine chance of winning a state championship, the Utah High School Activities Association now is considering realignment strategy that would reward losing. Yeah, that’s just what we need — tanking in prep football. That’s the extreme, cynical view of the proposal that would enable some schools to drop in classification and have a better opportunity of winning in the future. The “Success Factor” plan actually is creative, ...</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> 58296624@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:00:57 MDT Pay to Play: Nonrevenue sports could ‘lose’ if NCAA amateurism ends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58293925-77/sports-football-nonrevenue-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58293925-77/sports-football-nonrevenue-utah.html.csp">Pay to Play: Nonrevenue sports could ‘lose’ if NCAA amateurism ends</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="2014-08-17T10:18:30.435-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A hard fact looms over all this talk of change in college sports. Somebody has to lose. If football and men’s basketball players are to have a greater share of the revenue pie, then somebody else’s slice must get thinner. It seems unlikely that those somebodies will be the commissioners, athletic directors and coaches who are paid top dollar because (their organizations believe) they drive revenue in college football and basketball that keeps the rest of the operation afloat. After all, Universi...</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> 58293925@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:18:30 MDT Utah football PM notes: Whittingham, again, says Wilson and Thompson are ‘as close as you can possibly be’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58302051-59/whittingham-defensive-football-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58302051-59/whittingham-defensive-football-coach.html.csp">Utah football PM notes: Whittingham, again, says Wilson and Thompson are ‘as close as you can possibly be’</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="2014-08-15T20:21:42.561-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 08:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah practiced for just an hour Friday afternoon, working on schematics for onside kicks and kickoffs when media were ushered onto the infield to watch the last 20 minutes. Head coach Kyle Whittingham said it was a crisp practice and named “everyone” as his standout. Saturday morning, things will get serious. Whittingham reiterated that junior quarterbacks Kendal Thompson and Travis Wilson enter Saturday’s scrimmage “in a dead heat.” “As close as you can possibly be,” he said to a somewhat skept...</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> 58302051@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:21:42 MDT Prep football preview: Monument Valley Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58300548-77/players-football-valley-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58300548-77/players-football-valley-cougars.html.csp">Prep football preview: Monument Valley Cougars</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="2014-08-19T09:16:14.681-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Monument Valley Cougars Playing football for Monument Valley High School isn’t easy. The school is located on the edge of the iconic scenic valley right on the Utah-Arizona border, meaning long-distance travel for the majority of its games. Most of the athletes have never played the game before strappin...</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> 58300548@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:16:14 MDT