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Last Updated Dec 17, 2014 08:59PM

Logan • Including host Utah State, Tyrell Corbin might own the most recognizable last name of any player in this weekend’s World Vision Classic at the Spectrum. Corbin starred at West High School and played at Salt Lake Community College …

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  • Utah State wide receiver JoJo Natson (9) carries the ball as New Mexico linebacker Tevin Newman (45) defends during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/The Herald Journal, Eli Lucero) Utah State football: Natson looking forward to special teams showdown
    As one of the best return specialists in the country, Utah State’s JoJo Natson is accustomed to stealing the spotlight by making big plays. But on Sat...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 09:40 pm   |     |   Share
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The BYU Team poses for a photo after their practice session. The BYU Women's Volleyball Team prepares for their National Semi-Final Match against Texas at the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championships held in Oklahoma City, OK. 

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NCAA Volleyball: BYU ready for Final Four matchup with Texas
    Oklahoma City • Only an elite handful of head coaches are regular visitors to the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Final Four. This week, Penn Stat...
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Utah Utes quarterback Travis Wilson (7) after the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Saturday November 22, 2014. Arizona Wildcats defeated Utah Utes 42-10. Kragthorpe: Is first bowl start the ending for Ute QB Travis Wilson?
    Utah’s most successful football season in the school’s Pac-12 era will end Saturday in the Las Vegas Bowl vs. Colorado State, with one more chance for...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 08:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes forward Brekkott Chapman (0) is fouled as the University of Utah Utes host the UT Pan American Broncs, NCAA basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Wednesday November 26, 2014. Utah basketball: Brekkott Chapman relishing his supporting role
    Crowds now have to wait a few minutes to see him, but when Brekkott Chapman comes off the bench, he usually has a few good plays ahead. Playing at a p...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 07:51 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah football: ‘Interim’ CSU coach Dave Baldwin hopes opportunity isn’t fleeting
    Las Vegas • Colorado State coordinator Dave Baldwin called the plays for an offense that registered nearly 500 yards per game. He helped groom quarter...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 05:04 pm   |     |   Share
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Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Harvey Langi (21)puts pressure on Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Cody Fajardo (17), in football action, BYU vs The Nevada Wolf Pack at Lavell Edwards Stadium, Saturday, October18, 2014 BYU football: Bowl game will determine defense’s progress
    Miami • Known as a defensive guru, BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall has already acknowledged that reputation took a hit this season. The Cougars w...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 07:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU quarterback Christian Stewart directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against California, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) BYU football: Christian Stewart does it his way as Cougars’ quarterback
    Provo • Before suffering a season-ending broken leg in BYU’s fifth game of the season, quarterback Taysom Hill almost single-handedly carried the Coug...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 11:08 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham pleads with the officials, after they rule that a roughing the kicker penalty will give UCLA a second chance to win the game, with no time remaining, in Pac 12 action Utah vs UCLA, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Saturday, October 4, 2014 Utah football: Once David, Utes now play role of Goliath in Vegas Bowl
    Kyle Whittingham wanted a graveyard. Each time the Utes beat a BCS opponent at Rice-Eccles Stadium, he would add a tombstone, or so he pitched to Crim...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 11:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Wisconsin looks ready to pick Chryst as next coach
    Milwaukee • Wisconsin appears poised to pick Pittsburgh’s Paul Chryst as its next head coach. University of Wisconsin regents planned to hold a teleco...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 10:12 am   |     |   Share
  • Southern Utah football: Cowser named to All-America team
    Cedar City • Southern Utah defensive end James Cowser has been named to the 2014 Walter Camp All-America team, it was announced Tuesday. Cowser, a jun...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 06:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State football: Aggies receive donation to help fund stadium renovations
    Utah State's renovation plans for Romney Stadium received a big boost Tuesday with the gift of a $1 million donation from Charlie and Trena Denson. Ch...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 06:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU volleyball: Mother’s tragic death inspires Cougars’ Gray to greatness
    Provo • In one of his first days on the job back in 2011, when getting to the NCAA Final Four was nothing but a far-fetched dream, BYU women’s volleyb...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 08:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTEP's Aaron Jones (29) runs for a 24-yard touchdown against UTSA during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) USU football: UTEP running back eager to test Aggies
    UTEP running back Aaron Jones considers himself an extremely competitive guy. That is why he loves what he sees when he studies tape of the Utah State...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 10:20 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah left tackle Jeremiah Poutasi and Sean Abid, Poutasi's high school counselor, met up after Utah beat USC 24-21 in late October. Utah football: Las Vegas will be familiar turf for a handful of Ute players
    Jeremiah Poutasi was undaunted by Pac-12 edge rushers, allowing just three sacks in 846 snaps during the regular season, and he’s typically a cool cus...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 11:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Oregon wide receiver Byron Marshall (9) holds on to the football scores a touchdown as he escapes Oregon State defenders Cyril Noland-Lewis (17) and Ryan Murphy (25) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Or., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen) Pierce: Will College Football Playoff games overwhelm the bowls?
    There’s potentially good news about the upcoming College Football Playoff games … which could be bad news for all the other bowl games. ESPN’s first C...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 11:51 am   |     |   Share
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BYU Bronson Kaufusi sacks Middle Tennessee Quarterback Austin Grammar. BYU defeated Middle Tennessee by a score of 27-7 at Johnny BYU football: Kaufusi enjoys coaching one son, watching the other
    Provo • BYU defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi is a busy man these days, and not just because he is preparing the Cougars to play against Memphis in t...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 11:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kansas' Perry Ellis (34) is fouled by Utah's Jakob Poeltl during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas won 63-60.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Utah basketball: Utes could change starting lineup (with video)
    It was just one minute. One minute and nine seconds, actually. The Utes figured it was safe for Delon Wright to take a quick break. In that short brea...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 11:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah gymnastics: Utes ranked 6th in preseason poll
    Utah's gymnasts aren't the only ones believing they have what it takes to get back to the Super Six in 2015. Apparently most of the coaches believe i...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State quarterback Kent Myers (2) runs the ball between Boise State safety Darian Thompson (4) and tackle Corey Bell (38) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger) USU football: Aggies hope to end season on a good note
    Logan • The Utah State Aggies have dwelled on their last loss long enough to realize one thing, they don’t want to go into the offseason suffering def...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 11:08 pm   |     |   Share
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BYU def. backs coach Nick Howell. Kragthorpe: BYU’s bowl game big in judging Nick Howell
    Provo Nothing that happens in next Monday’s Miami Beach Bowl vs. Memphis will affect BYU defensive coordinator Nick Howell’s employment status. His...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 11:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah's Dakarai Tucker (14) tries to steal the ball from Kansas' Perry Ellis (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas won 63-60.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Utah basketball: Runnin’ Utes have shown ability to compete with elite (with video)
    Kansas City • After a week of getting bumped and shoved in the post, Jakob Poeltl has sufficient reason to harbor discontent. But Utah’s freshman cent...
    Updated Dec 14 2014 11:30 pm   |     |   Share