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During a particularly upbeat cabinet meeting not long after the Pac-12 invited Utah to join the conference, athletic director Chris Hill tried to sober U. leaders with the thought that they’d soon share the room with a coach who earned …

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  • FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2014, file photo, Utah defensive back Dominique Hatfield is congratulated by fans as he leaves the field after Utah's 38-34 victory over Colorado in an NCAA college football game, in Boulder, Colo. Hatfield has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a man who wanted to buy an Xbox from him. Unified Police of Salt Lake County say the victim was meeting with Hatfield on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, after seeing an online classified ad when Hatfield pulled out a knife and demanded the money. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) Kragthorpe: Felony charge against Ute player requires action from Whittingham
    Now that a felony charge has been filed against University of Utah cornerback Dominique Hatfield, this case has advanced beyond the point where coach ...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah defensive back Dominique Hatfield is congratulated by fans as he leaves the field Utah's 38-34 victory over Colorado in an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Hatfield intercepted a pass and scored the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter to secure the win for Utah. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Utah football: CB Dominique Hatfield charged with first-degree felony aggravated robbery
    Utah junior cornerback Dominique Hatfield was charged Thursday with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony that carries a possible sentence of five...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 10:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • (BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (left), with siblings Celeste, Jordan and Dexter.
Courtesy photo)  BYU football: Taysom Hill born to run, within limits
    Pocatello, Idaho • His parents describe BYU quarterback Taysom Hill as an easy child to have raised. His friends helped them. Whenever his pals were a...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 08:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah State wide receiver JoJo Natson poses for a portrait during media day press availability at Romney Stadium in Logan, Utah, Aug. 4, 2014. Kragthorpe: Summertime is problematic for college football players
    Not even the most devoted college football fan around here is as eager as the coaches for the season to start. Off-field incidents and accidents are ...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 02:22 pm   |     |   Share


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    Utah junior cornerback Dominique Hatfield was arrested and booked into Salt Lake County Metro jail on suspicion of aggravated robbery early Wednesday ...
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  • In this June 21, 2015 photo, Schuyler Bailar lifts weights in McLean, Va. Recruited as a woman to swim for Harvard, he will now swim for the men's team after transitioning from a female to a male in the last year. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via AP) College sports: Harvard athlete among 1st openly transgender NCAA swimmers
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  • FILE - In this July 13, 1974, file photo, Gary Player, center, and Peter Oosterhuis shake hands after the final of the British Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Anne's in Lancashire, England. Oosterhuis, 67, said on Monday, June 29, 2015, that he has early onset Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo, File) Oosterhuis says he has early onset Alzheimer’s
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  • Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan celebrates after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Kentucky Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. Wisconsin won 71-64. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) College basketball: Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan to retire after next season
    Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan plans to retire after next season, looking to pass the torch after molding the Badgers into a national power during his 14 sea...
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    While trying to make a clear distinction between a horrific auto accident and an undisclosed violation of team rules, I would conclude that this past ...
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Four Utah State University football players, and a former softball player, were hurt in a crash Friday afternoon in Trenton.

2 Utah State football players released from hospital
    Logan • Two Utah State athletes injured when their SUV was struck by a semi have been released from the hospital, but three other people remain hospit...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 11:04 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Utes guard Brandon Taylor (11) grimaces as the game slips out of reach during second half action in the University of Utah versus Duke University Sweet 16 game in the 2015 NCAA Menís Basketball Championship Regional Semifinal game at NRG Stadium in Houston, Friday, March 27, 2015. Utah basketball: Utes in summer conditioning mode
    Last year, Brandon Taylor checked in at 167 pounds on the Runnin’ Utes roster. Last week, Taylor reached a new max for his squat — twice that weight. ...
    Updated Jun 28 2015 12:52 pm   |     |   Share
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Rescue workers extricate a USU football player from a vehicle after it was hit by a semi truck in Trenton on Friday. USU athletes injured in car crash upgraded to stable condition
    It was the hardest call Matt Wells has ever had to make. And he had to make it four different times. When the Utah State football coach called the par...
    Updated Jun 28 2015 09:44 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes guard Delon Wright (55) darts through an opening in the Georgetown defense during second half play. Utah defeated Georgetown 75-64 to advance to the Utah basketball: Exhausted Delon Wright thrilled to be in the NBA
    He’s sneaked in a few naps in the last 30 hours, though nothing resembling quality uninterrupted sleep. But Delon Wright is OK with that. Rest can wai...
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BYU Head Football Coach Bronco Mendenhall answers questions on live TV program Tuesday June 24 for BYU football media day in Provo. BYU football: Bronco Mendenhall takes over a defense that needs better effort, attitude
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Utah Utes guard Delon Wright laughs with his teammates during practice on the NRG Stadium court prior to their 2015 NCAA MenÌs Basketball Championship Regional Semifinal game against Duke in Houston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Utah basketball: Toronto Raptors select Delon Wright at No. 20 in NBA draft
    It took a little longer, but the hard way worked for Delon Wright. From high school, prep school, junior college and breaking out with the Runnin’ Ute...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 12:31 am   |     |   Share
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The Utah football team runs onto the field before the game against Idaho State Bengals at Rice-Eccles stadium Thursday August 28, 2014. Utah is winning the game 35-7. Utah football: 2015 concept may provide clues to Rice-Eccles Stadium’s future
    It was summer 2008, six months before Utah won the Sugar Bowl and two years before the school was invited to join the Pac-12, when the U. first began ...
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BYU Head Football Coach Bronco Mendenhall answers interview questions on live TV program Tuesday June 24 for BYU football media day in Provo. BYU football: Wounded Cougars tone down the hype at media day
    Provo • As expected when the first one was hatched five years ago, BYU’s annual football media day is always about hyping the upcoming season, express...
    Updated Jun 24 2015 06:33 pm   |     |   Share
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BYU Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill (4) fakes a handoff to BYU Cougars running back Jamaal Williams (21) during game between BYU and Houston and LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Thursday, September 11, 2014. BYU football: Offensive stars recovering from injury
    Provo • BYU’s top two offensive weapons said Wednesday they will be at full strength for the season opener against Nebraska on Sept. 5. Quarterback Ta...
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  • USU basketball: Aggies announces schedule
    Nonleague road games at Duke, BYU and Weber State along with 18 games against Mountain West Conference opponents highlight the 2015-16 Utah State men’...
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BYU Head Football Coach Bronco Mendenhall answers interview questions on live TV program Tuesday June 24 for BYU football media day in Provo. Kragthorpe: September will define BYU’s 2015 football season
    Provo BYU administrators staged another impressive Football Media Day production Wednesday, celebrating the program’s history with Ty Detmer and oth...
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  • FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, Brigham Young quarterback Taysom Hill (4) passes the ball in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game against Utah State in Provo, Utah. Taysom Hill continues to recover from a season-ending injury as spring practices wrap up. The senior is anxious to return to 100 percent and belives the Cougar offense can be the best in school history in 2015.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) BYU football: Media day topics include stars' health, defense's depth
    Provo • How healthy are the BYU football team's two best offensive weapons, quarterback Taysom Hill and running back Jamaal Williams? After suffering ...
    Updated Jun 24 2015 03:32 pm   |     |   Share