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  • Larry Novey  |  Utah Athletics  Katie Donovan throws a pitch during the first game of the Utes NCAA Super Regional series against Florida State in Tallahassee on Friday May 27, 2016. Utah softball: Utes lose Super Regional opener to Florida State 6-2
    Tallahassee, Fla. • Utah’s NCAA postseason dance party will need to add a two-step routine Saturday if it wants to keep its College World Series dream...
    Updated May 27 2016 09:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe, left, announces Kalani Sitake as BYU’s new head coach at a press conference in Provo Monday Dec. 21. BYU maintaining low public profile as Big 12 meetings approach
    Although no decisions regarding expansion are expected to be made when the 10 presidents and chancellors of Big 12 Conference schools meet next week i...
    Updated May 27 2016 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Utes forward Jakob Poeltl (42) and Brigham Young Cougars center Corbin Kaufusi (44) crash together during first half action in the Utah versus BYU men’s basketball game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, December 2, 2015.  Kragthorpe: Neutral site would give Utah-BYU basketball a boost
    In announcing the renewal of his school’s basketball series with BYU in Provo sometime during the 2017-18 season, Utah athletic director Chris Hill le...
    Updated May 27 2016 07:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham  and Utah quarterback Brian Johnson (3) hold their trophy aloft after the Utes defeated Alabama in the 75th annual Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Friday, January 2, 2009. Poll: What’s the best year of all-time in Utah athletics?
    Is it 2015-2016, when the Utes won a share of the Pac-12 South in football, advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Men’s basketball an...
    Updated May 27 2016 09:06 am   |     |   Share


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  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah centerfielder DeShawn Keirsey makes a spectacular over the shoulder catch on a long fly ball saving multiple runs from scoring during first game of a series against Washington for the Pac-12 title and an NCAA berth at Smith’s Ballpark  in Salt Lake City Friday May 27, 2016. Washington defeated Utah 5-4. Utah baseball: Late RBI triple sinks Utes in 5-4 loss to Huskies
    In the top of the ninth inning, Utah dealt its best card: Dylan Drachler. Twenty-one innings and only one earned run against the Pac-12. On the play t...
    Updated May 27 2016 08:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Baylor coach Art Briles yells from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Lamar in Waco, Texas. Baylor University’s board of regents says it will fire Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players.  The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles ’with intent to terminate.’  Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will serve as chancellor. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) College football: Recent coaching changes made during scandal
    Art Briles is the latest college football coach to lose his job in the summer or spring because of a scandal. The timing is terrible for Baylor, and h...
    Updated May 27 2016 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2015, file photo, Baylor helmets on shown the field after an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. Baylor University will look to rebuild its reputation and perhaps its football program after an outside review found administrators mishandled allegations of sexual assault and the team operated under the perception it was above the rules. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) College football: Uncertainty leaves Baylor in danger of return to bad ol’days
    Enveloped by uncertainty, Baylor football is facing the possibility of a lost season, NCAA sanctions and the program slipping back toward the losing w...
    Updated May 27 2016 04:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (67) performs a drill during NFL football practice Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) College football: Mississippi self-imposes scholarship cuts
    OXFORD, Miss. • Mississippi has self-imposed scholarship reductions in football because of NCAA violations. The university released its 154-page respo...
    Updated May 27 2016 11:15 am   |     |   Share
  • BYU baseball: Cougars drop opener in WCC tournament to Gonzaga 5-3
    The Brigham Young baseball team rallied in the late innings Thursday but was unable to overcome a five-run deficit, losing to Gonzaga 5-3 in the first...
    Updated May 27 2016 12:12 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah baseball players warm up during a practice Wednesday May 11, 2016. Utah baseball: Utes have defied conventional wisdom in run to top of Pac-12
    A standoff ended this week. Baseball America’s latest projected NCAA Tournament field this week has a new name included: Utah. While the Utes have led...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Baylor coach Art Briles yells from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Lamar in Waco, Texas. Baylor University’s board of regents says it will fire Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players.  The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles ’with intent to terminate.’  Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will serve as chancellor. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) Column: Baylor should pull plug on its athletic program
    More than a decade ago, Baylor was at the center of a sordid scandal involving murder and drugs, leading to some of the harshest penalties the NCAA ha...
    Updated May 26 2016 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak spoke about the improvements that Jakob Poeltl made in his game during his second year at Utah. Jakob Poeltl announced that he’s decided to enter the NBA Draft, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. College basketball: BYU, Utah agree to resume series in 2017-18 season
    Utah and BYU’s men’s basketball hiatus will be a short one. The Utes and Cougars announced Thursday that they have an agreement to play a game in Prov...
    Updated May 27 2016 07:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Utes guard Brandon Taylor (11) smiles as he slaps hands with Utah Utes forward Dakarai Tucker (14) after he was fouled late in the second half action in the Utah versus BYU men’s basketball game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Kragthorpe: Resuming Utah-BYU basketball rivalry is right decision
    Whether the move reflects a softening of Larry Krystkowiak's stance or Chris Hill's overruling him, the news that Utah and BYU will resume their men's...
    Updated May 26 2016 03:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah softball coach Amy Hogue, joined by players Kayce Nieto, Shelby Pacheco and Kristen Stewart, from left, will be heading out of town to battle Florida State this weekend in the final 16. The team had a season-long goal to make it to Super Regionals. Now they’re here for the first time since 1994. Utah softball: Utes staying loose, having fun on way to Super Regionals
    It took a lot of lobbying from her players, but finally coach Amy Hogue gave in. She schedules time before every game for what her team considers an e...
    Updated May 25 2016 07:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2015, file photo, UCLA players run onto the field for an NCAA college football game against Virginia at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. UCLA and Under Armour have agreed to an athletic shoe and apparel deal that will pay the school a record $280 million over 15 years, in a deal that was announced Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Monson: Should UCLA — and Utah — and other schools share even more money with athletes?
    UCLA signing a $280 million shoe- and-apparel deal with Under Armour this week was the latest example of the hypocrisy so prevalent in college athleti...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, Baylor head coach Art Briles watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. Baylor University’s board of regents says it will fire Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players.  The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles ’with intent to terminate.’  Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will serve as chancellor. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) College football: Baylor fires coach Art Briles, demotes Kenneth Starr amid team’s sexual-assault allegations
    Baylor University demoted president Kenneth Starr and fired its popular football coach Art Briles following revelations Thursday that the sports progr...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Ute fans storm the field to celebrate Utah’s 24-21 victory over the USC Trojans at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, October 25, 2014. Kragthorpe: Pac-12’s keeping fans off field is healthy for everybody
    September’s Utah-BYU football game is almost guaranteed to have a different ending than the teams’ last meeting at Rice-Eccles Stadium. BYU coach Kal...
    Updated May 25 2016 07:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Butler head coach Chris Holtmann shouts instructions during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Providence,  Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Utah men’s basketball: Utes, Butler to play home-and-home series
    Utah and Butler have agreed to a home-and-home basketball series for the upcoming season and the 2017-18 season, the two schools announced Thursday. T...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:37 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  University of Montana  Cory Reiser, shown with Larry Krystkowiak. Kragthorpe: Larry Krystkowiak says former player Cory Reiser became ‘my coach’ in last days
    In his last days, when his brother asked how he wished to be remembered, Cory Reiser said, “I want people to know that I battled and I never quit.” Th...
    Updated May 25 2016 10:11 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes play Michigan Wolverines during the second half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Thursday September 3, 2015.  Utah defeated Michigan 24-17. Pac-12: Fewer late football kickoffs and field-storming fines among league changes
    While some of the Pac-12’s wildest moments on the gridiron have come after dark, it has been a challenge for fans to stay up to watch. The league’s CE...
    Updated May 24 2016 05:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    BYU coach Mike Littlewood talks to his players on the bench from his third base coach position during the BYU and Utah baseball game at BYU in Provo, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. BYU baseball: Cougars might need to win WCC tournament to get NCAA berth
    Are they in or are they out? The BYU men’s basketball team faced that seemingly annual question about the at-large chances bid chances for the NCAA To...
    Updated May 25 2016 07:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU track star Shaquille Walker works out in Provo, Wednesday April 22, 2015. BYU track and field: Cougars send 48 athletes to NCAA West Prelims
    Led by middle-distance stars Shaquille Walker and Shea Martinez-Collinsworth, BYU will be well-represented at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Fi...
    Updated May 25 2016 04:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Tight end Evan Moeai gains some yards on a pass as Justin Thomas looks to stop him during Utah football fall camp at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.  Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Utah football: NCAA approves medical hardship for TE Evan Moeai
    Utah’s tough-luck tight end is getting one more shot this fall. The NCAA approved senior Evan Moeai’s request for a fifth year of eligibility, and he ...
    Updated May 23 2016 08:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State athletic tour stops in Park City, Sandy
    Logan • Utah State’s Aggie Caravan makes two stops in the Salt Lake area this week. On Wednesday, USU men’s basketball coach Tim Duryea, women’s baske...
    Updated May 24 2016 10:09 am   |     |   Share