football - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/football News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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: 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="2014-09-20T23:30:04.228-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 11:30PM 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, 20 Sep 2014 23:30:04 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="2014-09-22T14:17:02.276-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 02:17PM 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 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:17:02 MDT Utah football: Utes have little margin for error vs. Washington St. (Video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58442276-89/utah-washington-whittingham-leach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58442276-89/utah-washington-whittingham-leach.html.csp">Utah football: Utes have little margin for error vs. Washington St. (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="2014-09-22T23:01:19.229-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah had until takeoff on Saturday to revel in its 26-10 victory on one of the most storied grounds in American sports. The wheels went up, the TVs came on, and the Utes — those who were still awake, at least — watched their next opponent nearly sink a national title game favorite. “The entire airplane was pretty much glued to that game,” said head coach Kyle Whittingham at Monday’s news conference. Washington State was a match for the vaunted Oregon attack, totaling 499 yards to the Ducks’ 501....</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> 58442276@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:01:19 MDT Prep football: Judge 41, Union 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58433935-190/judge-union-bulldogs-barnett.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58433935-190/judge-union-bulldogs-barnett.html.csp">Prep football: Judge 41, Union 14</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="2014-09-20T14:50:41.421-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 02:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Judge Memorial football coach James Cordova readily admitted that he is not sure what a statement game is after his top-ranked Bulldogs destroyed previously unbeaten Union 41-14 on a beautiful Homecoming evening Friday. But this certainly looked like the kind of contest that warned other 3A schools that Judge is again the team to beat this season. With power runner Max Barnett and speedster Michael Kearns churning up yardage and a fired-up defense forcing turnovers early in the game, Judge simpl...</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> 58433935@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:50:41 MDT BYU hopes to maintain mental focus during bye week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58441569-65/byu-game-cougars-think.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58441569-65/byu-game-cougars-think.html.csp">BYU hopes to maintain mental focus during bye week</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="2014-09-22T09:20:02.557-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Although they have a bye this week, as you can read in this Monday morning report in The Salt Lake Tribune, the BYU Cougars will have some media availability today, beginning at 11 a.m. at the football offices lobby. The Cougars had some team meetings this morning to review the 41-33 win over Virginia, but won’t practice tonight. They will go Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Utah State, BYU’s next opponent (on Oct. 3) will follow roughly the same plan, from what I heard coach Matt Wells say Satu...</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> 58441569@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:20:02 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="2014-09-22T09:13:51.965-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 09:13AM 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 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:13:51 MDT BYU football: Undefeated Cougars climb to No. 20 in AP Poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58438755-77/byu-poll-team-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58438755-77/byu-poll-team-football.html.csp">BYU football: Undefeated Cougars climb to No. 20 in AP Poll</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-21T12:36:04.449-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 12:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Undefeated BYU continues to climb in the national rankings. A day after defeating Virginia 41-33 in an uneven performance at LaVell Edwards Stadium, BYU jumped to No. 20 in the Associated Press Top 25 media poll and to No. 21 in the Amway Coaches Poll. The Cougars were No. 21 in the AP Poll last week, and No. 23 in the coaches’ poll. Utah received votes in both polls, and would be No. 31 in the AP Poll if it extended that far. Florida State remained No. 1 after escaping with an overtime ...</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> 58438755@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:36:04 MDT Utah football: Utes fans go extra mile(s) for road tailgating http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58435929-89/fans-michigan-utah-beck.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58435929-89/fans-michigan-utah-beck.html.csp">Utah football: Utes fans go extra mile(s) for road tailgating</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="2014-09-20T23:36:03.354-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 11:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some Utah fans flew into Michigan. But why do it the easy way? If you’re going to tailgate at one of the best gameday atmospheres in the nation, Donnie Beck reasoned, you might as well bring your own truck. Beck, a Salt Lake City resident, hit the road early this week with a few friends, spent a few nights in Ann Arbor and was up early on the University of Michigan golf course, parked with thousands of cars and camped next to tens of thousands of fans sporting Maize and Blue. Deep in enemy terri...</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> 58435929@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:36:03 MDT BYU football: Defense struggles as Virginia runs 102 plays http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58436953-88/virginia-byu-game-plays.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58436953-88/virginia-byu-game-plays.html.csp">BYU football: Defense struggles as Virginia runs 102 plays</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="2014-09-20T23:30:02.898-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU safety Craig Bills freely admitted it. After Saturday’s 41-33 win over Virginia at LaVell Edwards Stadium, the senior was exhausted. “I am really, really tired, to be honest,” Bills said. Why not? Virginia ran a whopping 102 plays against BYU, and Bills was on the field for all of them. The Cavaliers racked up 519 yards and held the ball for nearly 41 minutes. “We defended like 100 plays,” BYU defensive back Skye PoVey said. “That’s hard. But when we were playing a lot of guys, that ...</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> 58436953@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:30:02 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 Utah football: Victory over Michigan could be big boost to Utes’ season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58433101-89/michigan-utah-utes-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58433101-89/michigan-utah-utes-game.html.csp">Utah football: Victory over Michigan could be big boost to Utes’ season</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="2014-09-19T23:29:56.893-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ann Arbor, Mich. • Kyle Whittingham identifies the Big House with good memories. Brian Johnson throwing for over 300 yards. Paul Kruger and Koa Misi racking up sacks. Louie Sakoda drilling field goal after field goal. So, yeah, there’s a bit of nostalgia for that 2008 meeting with Michigan, when the Utes were able to pull away with a 25-23 victory that jump-started their 13-0 seaon. But it’s time to make some new memories. “Our guys are excited,” Whittingham said. “They’re excited to go there an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433101@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:29:56 MDT ESPN sideline reporter believes BYU-Virginia will be a low-scoring affair http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58433078-65/byu-kessenich-cougars-espn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58433078-65/byu-kessenich-cougars-espn.html.csp">ESPN sideline reporter believes BYU-Virginia will be a low-scoring affair</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="2014-09-19T11:43:03.186-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a young boy growing up in New York, Quint Kessenich remembers watching BYU put up some prolific offensive numbers in several Holiday Bowls. His father, who was a high school football coach, let him stay up late to watch BYU games because they were almost always guaranteed to see entertaining football. Little did Kessenich know at the time that his job would take him to BYU dozens of years later. Kessenich will be ESPN’s sideline reporter on Saturday when the Cougars play host to Virginia at 1...</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> 58433078@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:43:03 MDT Football teams putting up big numbers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58416708-52/yards-football-average-numbers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58416708-52/yards-football-average-numbers.html.csp">Football teams putting up big numbers</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:15:31.548-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some interesting statistics and notes came out of last weekend’s Utah high school football games. • Skyline’s Aleck Russon had 23 rushes for 303 yards and four touchdowns in the Eagles’ win against Timpanogos. That broke the school record of 302 yards set by Leka Moeaki against Cottonwood in 2004. • One of the big reasons for unbeaten Corner Canyon’s early success is the Chargers’ fine offensive line of center Luke Hermann, guards Sam Dalsasso and Grant Nielson, tackles Branden Bowen and Keaton ...</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> 58416708@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:31 MDT Thursday on TV: CBS hoping to score more huge NFL ratings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58429732-63/nfl-cbs-thursday-bolger.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58429732-63/nfl-cbs-thursday-bolger.html.csp">Thursday on TV: CBS hoping to score more huge NFL ratings</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="2014-09-18T14:13:01.826-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 02:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It's Week 2 for NFL Thursday Night Football (6:25 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2 and the NFL Network), and CBS and the NFL are hoping that the matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons does as well as Week 1.The Ravens' win over the Steelers drew an average of 20.8 million viewers, nearly doubling the number of viewers the corresponding NFL Network-only game attracted in 2013.It was CBS' highest-rated Thursday night since 2007.Elswhere on TV ...Biggest Loser: Glory Days (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): ...</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> 58429732@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:13:01 MDT BYU football: QB Taysom Hill in no rush to change his game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58428998-88/hill-game-byu-taysom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58428998-88/hill-game-byu-taysom.html.csp">BYU football: QB Taysom Hill in no rush to change his game</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T23:09:22.271-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • It’s happened 62 times in three games this season. BYU’s Taysom Hill tucks the football under his arm, flashes across the line of scrimmage and attacks defenses with a combination of speed and power rarely found among college quarterbacks. Every time, Cougar Nation holds its breath, exhaling only after Hill bounces up and readies himself for the next play. Hill’s effectiveness as a runner cannot be overstated. He averages 118.7 yards per game, gains 5.7 yards per carry and he’s 6 for 6 i...</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> 58428998@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:09:22 MDT Utah football: From Down Under, Tom Hackett punts way to top http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58422798-89/hackett-chapman-australian-hill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58422798-89/hackett-chapman-australian-hill.html.csp">Utah football: From Down Under, Tom Hackett punts way to top</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T23:09:22.825-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankly, Jay Hill told Australian punting coach Nathan Chapman, he wasn’t sold. He’d seen the film of Chapman’s Australian rules football converts, who at the time included current Ute Tom Hackett, but he didn’t know if their 50-yard kicks could be believed. Who was to say the balls met regulation? Fold-up boards that supposedly marked every 10 yards might only be spaced 8 1/2 yards apart, and either way, there was no opponent. Hill needed to see it for himself. Thus it was that after being ch...</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> 58422798@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:09:22 MDT FIFA orders officials to return expensive watches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428592-77/fifa-watches-officials-ethics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428592-77/fifa-watches-officials-ethics.html.csp">FIFA orders officials to return expensive watches</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROB HARRIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T23:09:22.605-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nyon, Switzerland • FIFA’s ethics investigator ordered football officials on Thursday to return 65 luxury watches given as World Cup gifts or risk disciplinary action. The Brazilian federation distributed gift bags with the expensive watches at the pre-World Cup Congress, FIFA said in a statement. They were distributed to 28 executive committee members, an official with each of the 32 teams and representatives as well as members of the South American soccer confederation. FIFA did not say if Pre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584285922014-09-18T23:09:22.605-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T23:09:22.605-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428592@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:09:22 MDT BYU football: Zac Stout’s return to BYU tearful, but gratifying http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58425415-88/stout-byu-zac-gary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58425415-88/stout-byu-zac-gary.html.csp">BYU football: Zac Stout’s return to BYU tearful, but gratifying</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="2014-09-18T08:29:24.774-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • In BYU’s 33-25 win over Houston last week, Cougar linebacker Zac Stout tackled Ryan Jackson in the end zone for a safety, handing the home team its first two points and setting off a raucous celebration on the sidelines and in the stands. But for Gary Stout, the moment was meaningful in a much more profound way. Certainly, it was far different from that dreadful morning in November of 2012 when his son called, crying in front of him for the first time since he was a young boy, to tell hi...</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> 58425415@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:29:24 MDT Kragthorpe: Road win is next item on Utes’ checklist (Video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58423669-89/utes-road-game-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58423669-89/utes-road-game-utah.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Road win is next item on Utes’ checklist (Video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T21:53:40.014-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the first two games of the football season, the Utah Utes have done just about everything that anyone could have wanted. It is fair to demand more from them, starting Saturday afternoon at Michigan. The Utes need to intercept a pass, win a road game and build some momentum for the Pac-12 schedule. None of that is asking too much. In so many ways, this is a terrific opportunity for Utah. Michigan features an iconic venue with 100,000-plus fans, a brand-name program with a lot of history 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> 58423669@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:53:40 MDT