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Last Updated Dec 10, 2016 05:06PM

The Runnin’ Utes are on the road Saturday afternoon to take on Xavier starting at 3:30 p.m. Follow our live game blog here for all the action and updates from Tribune Utes reporter Kyle Goon and more …

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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Sabrina Schwab on beam. University of Utah gymnastics fans got their first glimpse of this year’s team at the Red Rocks Preview intrasquad meet at the Huntsman Center, Friday, December 9, 2016.  Utah gymnastics: Coach declares Red Rocks ready for the season
    The Red Rocks Preview normally is an event geared toward giving Utah’s gymnasts a chance to experience the Huntsman Center environment in a meet-like ...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 10:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • State colleges: Cal State Northridge tops Weber State in women’s basketball
    The Cal State Northridge women’s basketball team defeated host Weber State 89-79 on Friday night in Ogden. Emily Drake scored 23 points, including fiv...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 10:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • College basketball: No. 10 Creighton crushes Longwood
    Omaha, Neb. • Marcus Foster and Khyri Thomas scored 16 points apiece, and 10th-ranked Creighton led by 37 points at halftime on its way to a 113-58 wi...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 10:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU volleyball: No. 4 seed Texas tops No. 13 seed Cougars to eliminate BYU from Sweet 16
    Austin, Texas • After staging a rally, BYU was rallied past. BYU had its volleyball season ended on Friday in a 25-23, 25-14, 26-24, 25-22, 16-14 los...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 10:17 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Utah State’s Shane Rector moves the ball around Indiana State’s Everett Clemons during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Logan, Utah. (John Zsiray/Herald Journal via AP) Utah State men’s basketball: USU’s next test? Vastly improved Utah Valley
    Utah State finds out Saturday afternoon what the University of Utah and BYU already know. Playing Utah Valley is no picnic. The Aggies invade the UCCU...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 10:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU forward Yoeli Childs (23) goes to the basket against BYU-Hawaii during a college basketball exhibition game Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Provo, Utah. (Dominic Valente/Daily Herald via AP) BYU basketball: Bingham product Childs making instant impact for Cougars
    Provo • Although it was shown over and over again on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and other sports highlights shows, the spectacular one-handed rebound dunk ...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 10:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • UVU soccer: Hoffmeister named program’s first-ever All-American
    Utah Valley junior midfielder Paul Hoffmeister has been named the school’s soccer program’s first ever All-American. Hoffmeister was named to the Nati...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 02:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak talks with his team including Utah Utes guard Devon Daniels (3) and Utah Utes forward Tyler Rawson (21) as Utah hosts Montana State, NCAA basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Utah basketball: No. 13 Xavier poses both challenge and example to Utes
    When Larry Krystkowiak reviewed scouting film this week on his flight to Cincinnati, he hoped for something deeper than understanding his upcoming opp...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 09:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah punter Mitch Wishnowsky, of Australia, stands next to the the Ray Guy Award after being named the top punter in college football Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Utah football: Mitch Wishnowsky wins Utah’s third straight Ray Guy Award
    No quips, no dry jokes, no off-color comments. Mitch Wishnowsky didn’t give an award speech like Tom Hackett, but he sure punted like him. The 22-year...
    Updated Dec 08 2016 10:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Tanner Mangum (12) tries to dive into the end zone but comes up short. Brigham Young University defeated Southern Utah University 37-7 during their first match up at LaVell Edwards Stadium,  Saturday, November 12, 2016. BYU football: Backup QB Tanner Mangum vows to finish what Taysom Hill started
    Provo • Rather than using his start in the Poinsettia Bowl as a springboard into next season, BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum said his primary goal in t...
    Updated Dec 08 2016 09:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah head coach Lynne Roberts complains to an official about a jump ball call in a game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Utah women’s basketball: Lynne Roberts says she’s now all-in with Utah-BYU rivalry
    In her second year, Lynne Roberts has become more comfortable wearing her loyalties on her sleeve — or, more aptly, on her mailbox. The Utah women’s b...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 10:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • College football: Houston promotes Major Applewhite to head coach
    Houston • Major Applewhite was hired to replace Tom Herman as coach at Houston on Friday. It’s the first head coaching job for the 38-year-old Applew...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 10:21 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU celebrates the win. Brigham Young University women’s volleyball team defeated Princton 3-0 during the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday, December 2, 2016 on the campus of Brigham Young University. BYU volleyball: Cougs relishing underdog role against Texas in Sweet 16
    Two years ago this month, an unseeded BYU women’s volleyball shocked second-seeded Texas in the NCAA Tournament semifinals in Oklahoma City, Okla., be...
    Updated Dec 08 2016 10:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook (11) makes a catch for a touchdown ahead of Kansas cornerback Brandon Stewart (8) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla. Westbrook was selected Offensive Player of the Year for The AP All Big 12 team, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File) College football: Oklahoma’s Westbrook takes small-town skills to big stage
    Norman, Okla. • Dede Westbrook looked like a contortionist at the end his 29-yard touchdown grab against Baylor. Oklahoma’s breakout star caught the b...
    Updated Dec 08 2016 09:21 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah coach Megan Marsden looks on as a gymnast warms up, as the University of Utah hosts Arizona, NCAA gymnastics at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Monday February 1, 2016. Utah gymnastics: Utes’ season preview upgraded to prime time for Pac-12 Network
    Knowing when and how to put on a show has made Utah’s gymnastics team one of the highest attended women’s collegiate sports, having averaged more than...
    Updated Dec 08 2016 10:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars guard TJ Haws (30) drives to the basket as BYU hosts Weber State, NCAA basketball at the Marriott Center in Provo, Wednesday December 7, 2016. BYU basketball: Mika leads Cougars past Weber State, 77-66
    Provo • BYU basketball coach Dave Rose rightfully credited his team’s defensive effort after the Cougars snapped out of their Marriott Center funk and...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 10:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes guard JoJo Zamora (1) looks to pass, with Northwest Nazarene’s Pol Olivier defending as Utah hosts Northwest Nazarene, NCAA basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday November 12, 2016. Utah basketball: JoJo Zamora finding his groove
    These are the moments that matter: JoJo Zamora stood at the free-throw line with 13 of his teammates staring at him expectantly and heaving through ra...
    Updated Dec 08 2016 10:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes forward Tyler Rawson (21) fights Utah Valley Wolverines forward Isaac Neilson (22) for the rebound. University of Utah defeated Utah Valley University 87-80 during their non-conference game Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Utah basketball: Utes showed ability to adapt in win over UVU
    Against the Utes, Utah Valley had a near-unguardable play: the pick-and-roll. The Wolverines had the perfect players to run it: pass-first point Brand...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 09:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU women’s basketball: Makenzi Pulsipher’s season-high 22 points leads BYU past Weber State
    Provo • Makenzi Pulsipher scored a season-high 22 points to lead BYU to a 73-64 victory over Weber State on Wednesday afternoon. Pulsipher hit six 3-p...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes running back Joe Williams (28) runs the ball as Utah hosts Oregon, NCAA football at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Saturday November 19, 2016. Monson: BYU, Utah now lost in an ocean of irrelevant bowls
    A holiday wish for football teams and fans in the state of Utah is to again — one day, some day — play in a meaningful bowl game, a game of consequenc...
    Updated Dec 06 2016 08:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah State Aggies forward Jalen Moore (14) puts up a shot as BYU faces Utah State, NCAA basketball in Salt Lake City, Wednesday November 30, 2016. BYU basketball: Cougars searching for 3-point shooting success as WSU visits
    Provo • There are several reasons why BYU’s basketball team has lost three of its last four games after a promising 4-0 start, but the biggest culprit...
    Updated Dec 06 2016 07:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes guard Devon Daniels (3) tangles with Utah Valley Wolverines forward Isaac Neilson (22) for the rebound. University of Utah leads Utah Valley University 41-36 during their non-conference game Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. College basketball: Runnin’ Utes edge Utah Valley in 87-80 thriller
    Time seemed to slow for coach Larry Krystkowiak as he watched the ball fly from Parker Van Dyke’s hands with 29 seconds left. He described “this weird...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 06:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • State colleges: Utah women’s basketball win eighth consecutive game
    Reno, Nev. • The Utah Utes women’s basketball team outscored Nevada 28-6 in the second quarter on the way to a dominating 80-50 win over the Wolf Pac...
    Updated Dec 06 2016 11:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State basketball: Rector leads Aggies past NAIA Great Falls
    Logan • Senior point guard Shane Rector scored 16 points Tuesday night, leading Utah State to an 84-51 victory over Great Falls at the Spectrum. Norbe...
    Updated Dec 06 2016 09:42 pm   |     |   Share