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Oregon football players used three helmets last season — green, black and white — that were mixed and matched with myriad uniform combinations. The Ducks were pioneers in football fashion and other schools have followed, using helmets to make a …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Luke Staley is interviewed by the media regarding his number being retired during BYU Football Media Day at BYU Broadcasting in Provo on Friday, June 23, 2017. BYU football: Luke Staley says having his number retired ‘a total honor’
    Provo • Luke Staley used to sneak into LaVell Edwards Stadium, sit there and envision himself playing on the field. In all his daydreaming, however, t...
    Updated Jun 24 2017 08:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     A sample jersey at BYU Football Media Day shows the patch BYU football players will wear this upcoming season to honor former coach LaVell Edwards on Friday, June 23, 2017. Kragthorpe: BYU’s Ty Detmer balances LaVell Edwards’ legacy with practicality
    Provo The patches will be prominent, yet understated. BYU’s tribute to the late LaVell Edwards during the 2017 football season is just the right tou...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 09:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • LSU pitcher Alex Lange (35) gestures as he leaves the game during the eighth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Oregon in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) LSU beats Oregon State 3-1 at CWS, ending 23-game win streak
    Omaha, Neb. • With a wave of his cap to the LSU fans, Alex Lange disappeared into the dugout after what very well could have been his last outing as a...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 10:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (AARON FALK  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    BYU running back Squally Canada shows off his Shadybo tattoo, which honors his cousin, Vinshay J. Bracy, who was shot to death earlier this year. Shadybo was Bracy’s rap nickname. BYU football: After his cousin was killed, Squally Canada intends to turn his personal grief into success on the field
    Provo • His mother was weeping when she opened the door of her rental car. Earlier that day, the woman had been so excited to watch her son play in BY...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 10:22 pm   |     |   Share



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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Roundtable interviews take place for BYU Football Media Day at BYU Broadcasting in Provo on Friday, June 23, 2017. BYU football: Cougars ‘a lot more comfortable’ entering second year under Sitake
    Provo • Comfortable almost always was a word that came up when people talked about former BYU football coach LaVell Edwards, who died last December at...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 09:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Kyle Kuzma has taken the leap in each of his seasons. Now he’s making his next big decision: To go to the NBA? Or not to go? Kuzma, Swanigan and Jackson, all with Utah ties, selected in NBA draft
    It came late in the first round on Thursday night: A run on Utahns. Well, at least it felt that way. Within a span of six picks, three prospects with ...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 12:23 am   |     |   Share
  • TCU’s Josh Watson (7) is safe at home before the tag by Louisville catcher Colby Fitch (42) during the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) TCU’s Wymer stymies Louisville in 4-3 CWS win
    Omaha, Neb. • Sean Wymer struck out national player of the year Brendan McKay in two key situations while pitching 4 1/3 innings of shutout relief, an...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 10:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake talks to the media after the first practice of BYU’s Spring training camp Monday Feb. 27 at the Indoor Practice Facility. BYU football: LaVell Edwards’ legacy the theme of Friday’s media day activities
    Provo • BYU football players and coaches will report for preseason camp in less than five weeks to begin making preparations for the Aug. 26 opener ag...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 08:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • LSU pitcher Jared Poche’ works against Florida State during the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Poche’ sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida State out of CWS
    Omaha, Neb. • Jared Poche’ became LSU’s career wins leader, Jake Slaughter hit a three-run homer, and the Tigers eliminated Florida State from the Col...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Keyshawn Johnson Jr. leaves Nebraska football team, may return in 2018
    Lincoln, Neb. • Nebraska freshman receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. won’t play for the Cornhuskers this fall. Johnson on June 9 was ticketed for marijuana...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 03:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • TCU pitcher Brian Howard throws in the fourth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against Texas A&M in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) TCU eliminates Texas A&M from College World Series
    Omaha, Neb. • Roommates Brian Howard and Ryan Merrill are going to have plenty to talk about around their apartment whenever they and the rest of the ...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 08:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Florida’a Nelson Maldonado celebrates after he scored on a three-run home run by Deacon Liput during the fourth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Louisville in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Florida beats Louisville at College World Series
    Omaha, Neb. • Brady Singer pitched seven strong innings and Austin Langworthy and Deacon Liput homered to lead Florida to a 5-1 victory over Louisvill...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 08:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • The Oregon State team waits to celebrate after KJ Harrison (24) runs to home with a sixth inning grand slam in the NCAA College World Series baseball game against LSU in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 19, 2017. (Brendan Sullivan/Omaha World-Herald via AP) Oregon State tees off on LSU for 23rd straight win
    Omaha, Neb. • Bryce Fehmel limited LSU to two hits in eight innings, KJ Harrison hit the first College World Series grand slam at TD Ameritrade Park, ...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  The Utah Utes and Texas Longhorns men’s lacrosse teams line up during the playing of the national anthem before their game at Ute Soccer Field in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 13, 2017. University of Utah will vote Friday whether to add men’s lacrosse as a Division I sport
    The University of Utah is one crucial vote away from adding men’s lacrosse as a scholarship Division I sport. The university’s board of trustees has p...
    Updated Jun 15 2017 09:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    University of Utah Lacrosse coach Brian Holman makes a statement, as the UofU announces that it will add men’s lacrosse as a division 1 sport in a news conference at the Spence and Cleone Eccles Center, Friday, June 16, 2017.   Utah makes Pac-12 history with Division I men’s lacrosse program
    Over the past year, there were moments when Brian Holman, Utah’s club lacrosse coach, believed he was on the path to becoming a Division I coach again...
    Updated Jun 17 2017 02:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State coach Tim Duryea watches during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against UNLV, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Utah State basketball: Aggies gearing up for overseas tour
    All but one member of the Utah State University men’s basketball team reported to campus this month for offseason conditioning and workouts as the tea...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 08:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dan Lofgren  |  Utah athletics Utah pitcher Jayson Rose, throwing a pitch against Washington State on April 27, is selected by the Brewers with the 234th overall pick in the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday. Rose set the programís career strikeout mark last season with 256. MLB: Utah’s Jayson Rose becomes second Ute pitcher taken in MLB Draft
    Record-setting right-hander Jayson Rose became the second University of Utah pitcher selected on the second day of the Major League Baseball First-Yea...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy Utah Athletics  Utah pitcher Riley Ottesen. MLB: Three Utes taken on second day of draft
    Three University of Utah baseball players were selected in the first nine rounds of the Major League Baseball draft for the first time in the program’...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 10:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Steve C. Wilson  |  Utah Athletics  Utah’s Riley Ottesen pitches against Cal on April 14, 2017 in Salt Lake City, UT. Utah baseball: Utes fireballer Riley Ottesen ready to go pro
    The biggest sign that Riley Ottesen means business is the freshly cut crop of hair now cut close to his scalp, a departure from the flowing dark locks...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 07:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • College gymnastics: Utah State coach Nadalie Walsh resigns to take reins at Illinois
    Utah State gymnastics coach Nadalie Walsh has resigned to take a similar position at Illinois. Walsh spent four seasons at Utah State and guided the A...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy UVU Athletics  UVU coach Sue Nyhus with former Utah Valley University golfer Monica Yeates during the Hobble Creek Fall Classic at Hobble Creek Golf Course in Springville in Sept. 2016. Kragthorpe: ‘Intensely optimistic’ spirit drives UVU golfer Monica Yeates through illness and family tragedy
    Provo Monica Yeates once thought the toughest moment of her life would be having to pray for the ability to pee. The mysterious illness that struck ...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 09:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Crimson Gaming Director Angie Klingsieck, eSports Director of Operations A.J. Dimick and Crimson Gaming Competitive Director Jordan Runyan pose for a portrait at the University of Utah Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  Utah esports will compete in multiple games and has confirmed League of Legends as its first game with additional games to be announced shortly. The esports program is the first of its kind from a school out of the Power Five athletics conferences (Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12, Atlantic Coast and Southeastern). Scholarships for video gamers? The University of Utah plugs into the world of esports
    There was a buzz inside Rice-Eccles Stadium last fall. What else would you expect when Utah faces BYU? There were hundreds of rowdy students, cheers f...
    Updated Jun 10 2017 07:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham as the University of Utah Utes host the Southern Utah University Thunderbirds, NCAA football at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Thursday September 1, 2016. Utah football: Kyle Whittingham signs contract extension through 2021
    Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham will be sticking around a little bit longer. Whittingham, who is 104-50 in 12 years as the Utes football coa...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 05:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this March 4, 2017 photo, Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich delivers a pitch against UC Davis during an NCAA college baseball game in Corvallis, Ore.  Heimlich, a standout pitcher for Oregon State’s top-ranked baseball team, pleaded guilty to a single count of molesting a 6-year-old girl when he was a teenager.  Heimlich’s criminal history was reported by The Oregonian/OregonLive on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The newspaper says it learned about the 2012 conviction while doing a routine background check on Heimlich before running a profile on him.  (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP) College baseball: Oregon St’s Luke Heimlich asks to be excused from playing
    Corvallis, Ore. • Oregon State’s top pitcher, who as a teenager pleaded guilty to molesting a 6-year-old girl, released a statement Friday saying he h...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 08:00 pm   |     |   Share