Quantcast

Kurt Kragthorpe

Last Updated Jul 23, 2016 04:48PM

Joe and Daniel Summerhays have been playing together in golf tournaments since the late 1980s, when they were among nearly a dozen siblings and cousins who annually traveled to the Junior World event in southern California. The volume of Summerhayses …

Read This Article            Share

  • Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby addresses attendees during Big 12 media day, Monday, July 18, 2016, in Dallas. With expansion still an unsettled issue for the Big 12 Conference, Commissioner Bowlsby gave his annual state of the league address to open football media days. And a day later he meets with the league’s board of directors. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Kragthorpe: Big 12’s change of heart is victory for BYU — so far
    Some degree of hope is better than none, and Tuesday’s news that the Big 12 Conference is getting serious about expansion can be viewed only as a vict...
    Updated Jul 19 2016 08:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Southern Utah wide receiver Naia Ursua (5) carries the ball as Utah State linebackers Kyler Fackrell (9) and Nick Vigil (41) defend during an NCAA college football game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP) Kragthorpe: Utes vs. SUU another case of Big Boys vs. Big Sky
    Park City Alex Kuresa remembers the feeling of leading the Portland State Vikings during a touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter of a tie game ...
    Updated Jul 18 2016 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Henrik Stenson of Sweden kisses the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championships at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland, Sunday, July 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Kragthorpe: Henrik Stenson’s 63 ranks just below Johnny Miller’s 63
    Johnny Miller remained reasonably humble during the NBC Sports telecast Sunday, when Henrik Stenson joined him as the only other player to shoot a 63 ...
    Updated Jul 18 2016 09:46 am   |     |   Share
  • Southern California wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, right, heads in for a touchdown under pressure from Utah defensive back Justin Thomas during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. Southern California won 42-24. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Kragthorpe: Utes’ Kyle Whittingham says USC remains Pac-12 ‘benchmark’
    Hollywood, Calif. When the USC Trojans visit Rice-Eccles Stadium to complete their challenging September schedule, defensive tackle Stevie Tu’ikolov...
    Updated Jul 23 2016 04:28 pm   |     |   Share


MORE KURT KRAGTHORPE COLUMNS
  • Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen speaks at the Pac-12 NCAA college football media day in Los Angeles Friday, July 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) Kragthorpe: Oregon State’s Gary Andersen drawing from Utah State experience
    Hollywood, Calif. Even as Oregon State went winless in Pac-12 play last season, coach Gary Andersen liked how “The Drive” portrayed him and the Beav...
    Updated Jul 15 2016 08:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah offensive lineman J.J. Dielman speaks at the Pac-12 NCAA college football media day in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) Kragthorpe: Utes need some Hollywood glitz in their offense
    Hollywood, Calif. There’s Hollywood, and then there’s the Utah Utes. Nothing glamorous about their game has framed the Utes’ rise in Pac-12 footbal...
    Updated Jul 14 2016 09:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 5, 2007, file photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) talks with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, left, during the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) Kragthorpe: Tim Duncan’s remarkable career intersected with Jazz, Utes
    Tim Duncan played his way into Utahns’ lives for 20 years, and suddenly he’s gone. His absence from basketball already feels weird. The celebration o...
    Updated Jul 11 2016 10:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Utah Jazz introduce one of their newest players, Joe Johnson, during a press announcement on Friday, July, 8, 2016. Johnson who last played for the Miami Heat, enters his 16th season with the NBA. Kragthorpe: Payoff is coming for Utah Jazz’s patience
    Those mythical elements of the Jazz’s building project really do exist, as it turns out. Cap Space and Flexibility walked through the doors of the tea...
    Updated Jul 09 2016 05:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In a Wednesday, June 1, 2016 file photo, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant (35) speaks during a news conference at the team’s practice facility in Oklahoma City.  Durant announced Monday, July 4, 2016 that he is joining All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson with the Golden State Warriors.  Durant made the decision public on The Players’ Tribune Monday morning. He can’t officially sign until July 7.  (Nate Billings/The Oklahoman via AP, File) LOCAL STATIONS OUT (KFOR, KOCO, KWTV, KOKH, KAUT OUT); LOCAL WEBSITES OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (EDMOND SUN OUT, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE OUT) TABLOIDS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT /The Oklahoman via AP) LOCAL STATIONS OUT (KFOR, KOCO, KWTV, KOKH, KAUT OUT); LOCAL WEBSITES OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (EDMOND SUN OUT, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE OUT) TABLOIDS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT Kragthorpe: Kevin Durant’s move improves Jazz’s immediate future
    As the Jazz reopened the doors of Vivint Smart Home Arena for summer league basketball Monday evening, the reality of life in a small market hit home....
    Updated Jul 04 2016 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU wide receiver Cody Hoffman during the second half of an NCAA college football game against the Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Notre Dame defeated BYU 17-14. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Kragthorpe: Value of BYU’s independence outweighs the drawbacks
    Provo Chad Lewis could not stop grinning as he watched highlights of BYU’s 1996 football season, featuring himself as a playmaking tight end, joined...
    Updated Jul 02 2016 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson, left, is defended by Miami Heat forward Luol Deng, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Kragthorpe: Joe Johnson makes Jazz even older, and that's healthy
    When the Jazz finally produce a victory in a playoff game next April, Joe Johnson still will be only 35. And to think I wanted the team to get older d...
    Updated Jul 02 2016 11:52 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    BYU offensive coordinator Ty Detmer talks to the media at the annual football media day at the Broadcasting Building,Thursday, June 30, 2016. Kragthorpe: Can Ty Detmer's BYU offense click right from the start?
    Provo Taysom Hill believes Ty Detmer's new BYU offense will have a more effective launch than the scheme Robert Anae installed three years ago, when t...
    Updated Jul 01 2016 11:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Boise State’s Derrick Marks (2) lines up a shot as Utah State’s David Collette defends during an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/Herald Journal, John Zsiray) Kragthorpe: NCAA basketball transfers reflect ‘the world we’re playing in’
    The season after Kevin Nixon transferred from Northwestern University, his photo appeared during an ESPN telecast alongside shots of three other membe...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 08:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Jeff DeLeon races after the ball during an exhibition wheelchair basketball game at Vivint SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City kicking off the 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games are in Salt Lake City Monday June 27, 2016. This year over 625 athletes from all over the world will converge in Salt Lake City for the games June 27- July 2. Kragthorpe: Veterans Wheelchair Games extend Utah Sports Commission's impact
    The Utah Sports Commission's job is to promote the state and boost the economy by bringing events to Utah. Among the effects of its efforts in 2016 is...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 11:40 am   |     |   Share
  • Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson, left, is defended by Miami Heat forward Luol Deng, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Kragthorpe: Joe Johnson makes Jazz even older, and that's healthy
    When the Jazz finally produce a victory in a playoff game next April, Joe Johnson still will be only 35. And to think I wanted the team to get older d...
    Updated Jul 02 2016 11:52 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    BYU offensive coordinator Ty Detmer talks to the media at the annual football media day at the Broadcasting Building,Thursday, June 30, 2016. Kragthorpe: Can Ty Detmer's BYU offense click right from the start?
    Provo Taysom Hill believes Ty Detmer's new BYU offense will have a more effective launch than the scheme Robert Anae installed three years ago, when t...
    Updated Jul 01 2016 11:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Boise State’s Derrick Marks (2) lines up a shot as Utah State’s David Collette defends during an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/Herald Journal, John Zsiray) Kragthorpe: NCAA basketball transfers reflect ‘the world we’re playing in’
    The season after Kevin Nixon transferred from Northwestern University, his photo appeared during an ESPN telecast alongside shots of three other membe...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 08:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Jeff DeLeon races after the ball during an exhibition wheelchair basketball game at Vivint SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City kicking off the 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games are in Salt Lake City Monday June 27, 2016. This year over 625 athletes from all over the world will converge in Salt Lake City for the games June 27- July 2. Kragthorpe: Veterans Wheelchair Games extend Utah Sports Commission's impact
    The Utah Sports Commission's job is to promote the state and boost the economy by bringing events to Utah. Among the effects of its efforts in 2016 is...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 11:40 am   |     |   Share
  • USA’s Vince Carter, left, and Kevin Garnett show off their gold medals during the awards ceremony for mens basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Sunday Oct. 1, 2000.  The United States defeated France 85-75 to capture the gold. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea) Kragthorpe: Dream Team clashing with reality, but NBA players belong in Olympics
    The dream is dying this summer, but it is not dead. The challenges USA Basketball faced in assembling a team for the 2016 Olympics, with the Jazz’s G...
    Updated Jun 27 2016 10:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Utes guard Brandon Taylor (11) takes the ball down the middle, as California Golden Bears guard Tyrone Wallace (3) defends in PAC-12 Basketball Championship semi-finals, Utah Utes vs.The California Golden Bears, at the MGM Arena, in Las Vegas, Friday, March 11, 2016. Kragthorpe: Jazz draftees heavy on college experience, now which one will be an NBA hit?
    As much as anything that happened with the basketball in his hands during four years at North Carolina, guard Marcus Paige’s Senior Night speech will ...
    Updated Jun 25 2016 04:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Utes guard Brandon Taylor (11) takes the ball down the middle, as California Golden Bears guard Tyrone Wallace (3) defends in PAC-12 Basketball Championship semi-finals, Utah Utes vs.The California Golden Bears, at the MGM Arena, in Las Vegas, Friday, March 11, 2016. Kragthorpe: Mr. Irrelevant? Cal’s Tyrone Wallace joins Jazz parade of point guards
    As the last pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, Tyrone Wallace became the No. 7 point guard on the Jazz’s depth chart. Both of those distinctions make him ...
    Updated Jun 24 2016 06:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, poses with Taurean Prince after Prince was selected 12th overall by the Utah Jazz during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz get older by watching NBA draft’s first round
    Hours before Taurean Prince briefly wore a Jazz cap, Young Living Grand International Convention attendees completed Thursday afternoon’s activities a...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 10:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Indiana Pacers’ George Hill (3) lays the ball up as Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward (20) looks on in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz speed up long process by acquiring veteran George Hill
    At last, a step is skipped. That’s a refreshing development around here. By trading the No. 12 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft for veteran guard George ...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 07:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) signals to an official as the Utah Jazz host the Golden State Warriors in Salt Lake City, Wednesday March 30, 2016. Kragthorpe: Trading Gordon Hayward is not the answer for Utah Jazz
    If the Jazz trade swingman Gordon Hayward in advance of Thursday’s NBA draft, team administrators will be showing foresight. That’s important. They a...
    Updated Jun 22 2016 05:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey speaks with reporters during the Jazz’s end-of-season media availability Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz should trade down or out, not up, in NBA draft
    Of all the issues facing the Jazz in the offseason, this is the weirdest one: They’re too good. That’s a rather unexpected problem for a team that ha...
    Updated Jun 22 2016 05:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, center, celebrates with teammates after Game 7 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 19, 2016. The Cavaliers won 93-89. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Kragthorpe: Cleveland fans deserve this NBA championship
    Not much science went into my published pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Finals over Golden State, but it will stand as the most memorab...
    Updated Jun 20 2016 10:23 am   |     |   Share