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Now in his 60s, former college swimmer Gleed Toombes is still an active guy. He swims at Steiner Aquatic Center and swings a racket at the Eccles Tennis Center — both near his house on Sunnyside Avenue. But in more …

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  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Tiffani Lewis winks during her floor routine. Utah outscored Stanford 197.500 to 196.275, Friday, March 3, 2017. Utah gymnastics: Lewis shines for Red Rocks in postseason
    Tiffani Lewis doesn’t remember much about her freshman performance at the NCAA Regional Championships, only that things “clicked.” “I didn’t feel any...
    Updated Mar 29 2017 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Bradlee Anae, center, runs wind sprints at the end of practice Tuesday Aug.9.  He is one of three Ute freshmen defensive-linemen with a lot of talent and promise. Utah football: Young guns getting reps on defensive line this spring
    Take it from one of the guys who has to block Utah’s defensive linemen every day: It ain’t easy. Salesi Uhatafe, a rising senior and the most experie...
    Updated Mar 28 2017 10:58 pm   |     |   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. Monson: Study ... this! Utah football deserves a greater, grander stadium
    So the University of Utah is studying whether to expand and enhance its stadium, the south end in particular. Save the study, save the cost of the st...
    Updated Mar 28 2017 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Utah freshman pitcher Jacob Rebar throws a pitch during a game against UVU at Smith’s Ballpark on March 22, 2017. A California native, Rebar has earned early starts this year and is one of several contributing newcomers to Utah baseball. Courtesy Photo)   | Dan Lofgren/University of Utah Athletics Utah baseball: Starting with BYU, Utes look to get back to winning
    Describing Utah’s upcoming game with BYU on Tuesday night, baseball coach Bill Kinneberg used the term “necessary evil.”  OK, so more context is requi...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 05:03 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Baely Rowe performs her floor routine as the University of Utah hosts Michigan, NCAA gymnastics at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday January 7, 2017. Gallery: Utah gymnast Baely Rowe
    Images of University of Utah gymnast Baely Rowe....
    Updated Mar 27 2017 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   MaKenna Merrell on the beam as the University of Utah hosts Michigan, NCAA gymnastics at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday January 7, 2017. Utah gymnastics: Utes prepare for regional meet’s quirky schedule
    Utah’s fourth-ranked gymnastics team has performed more like a veteran squad than the young one it is. But Utah’s gymnastics coaches aren’t taking the...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes take the filed before the Utah vs. Oregon game, at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, November 8, 2014 Utah football: University to study expanding Rice-Eccles Stadium
    The bigger the better? University of Utah athletics aims to find out. On Monday morning, the department announced a university-led feasibility study f...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 11:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ducks sweep doubleheader from Utes
    College softball: Utes drop two to Pac-12 leader Oregon...
    Updated Mar 26 2017 10:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Utah freshman Oliver Dunn swings away during a game against Nebraska in February. The starting second baseman, Dunn is one of several Utes newcomers who are contributing early for the defending PAC-12 champions. Courtesy Photo)   | Brooke Frederickson/University of Utah Athletics Utah baseball: Utes look for freshmen to grow up quickly
    If you’re imagining a squirrelly, anxious freshman starter, Jacob Rebar is not that. The Utah freshman started the season with the opposite problem. T...
    Updated Mar 26 2017 10:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes defensive back Corrion Ballard (15) during a scrimmage at Rice-Eccles Stadium Saturday March 25, 2017.  Utah football: Safety Corrion Ballard doesn’t mind having big shoes to fill
    The eyes of scouts representing all 32 NFL teams were on Marcus Williams on Thursday morning during Utah Pro Day. Also watching: the man who hopes to ...
    Updated Mar 26 2017 10:11 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah softball pitchers Miranda Viramontes, left, and Katie Donovan warm up in the bullpen before 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. Utes’ elite pitching duo has forged unlikely friendship
    There are softball teams with a No. 1 starter and a No. 2 starter, but it’s becoming clear that Utah has a pair of No. 1s. Second in the Pac-12 in ERA...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 10:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah football NFL Draft hopefuls get weighed and measured before moving on to lift weights and  field drills to prove to NFL teams that they’re ready to fight for a job Thursday March 23.   Utah football: NFL hopefuls try to show their hard work habits at Pro Day (with video)
    For the last two months, missing the NFL Combine hasn’t been Hunter Dimick’s chief motivation. It was much closer to home — besting his friend and for...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 08:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    MaKenna Merrell performs on the floor for the Utes, in PAC-12 gymnastics action, Utah vs. UCLA, at the Huntsman Center, Saturday, February 18, 2017. Utah gymnastics: Utes enjoy down time before ramping up again for Regionals
    Members of Utah’s gymnastics team will get back to work in the coming days to prepare for the NCAA regionals on April 1 after a few days of rest and l...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 09:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah baseball: Utah Valley beats Utah
    The Utes and the Wolverines didn’t put out their aces on Wednesday night, but they certainly wanted to win it. It was Utah Valley (5-15) that stretche...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 10:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   New offensive coordinator Troy Taylor shouts some instructions during Utah football practice, Thursday, March 9, 2017. Utah football notes: Utes struggle to pick up the pace in padded practice
    Utah faced its greatest challenge to installing its new up-tempo offense after a crisp first two days of spring practice: Spring break. The Utes lived...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 09:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   QB Cooper Bateman during Utah football practice, Thursday, March 9, 2017. Utah football: Alabama transfer Cooper Bateman settles in with the Utes
    At Cottonwood High, Siale Fakailoatonga and Lo Falemaka tried their best to recruit the top-rated quarterback in the state to join them at Utah. They ...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 10:57 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah’s MyKayla Skinner during her 9.70 beam routine. Utah outscored Stanford 197.500 to 196.275, Friday, March 3, 2017. Utah gymnastics: Four Utes earn all-Pac-12 honors
    University of Utah star freshman MyKayla Skinner picked up first-team Pac-12 Conference honors in four categories Tuesday. Skinner, who won the all-ar...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 06:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes forward Kyle Kuzma (35) dunks the ball as the University of Utah hosts Oregon State, NCAA basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday January 28, 2017. Utah basketball: Kyle Kuzma declares for NBA Draft, will not hire an agent and could return
    For Kyle Kuzma, it’s the same old routine. After the first-round NIT loss to Boise State last Tuesday, he took the rest of the week off for spring bre...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 01:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The team celebrates with Maddy Stover after her routine on the beam. University of Utah gymnastics fans got their first glimpse of this yearís team at the Red Rocks Preview intrasquad meet at the Huntsman Center, Friday, December 9, 2016. Utah gymnastics: Utes seeded fourth by NCAA for postseason, headed to Fayetteville for regionals
    Even as Utah’s gymnastics team turns its focus to the NCAA Regionals, the Utes can’t help but look back to what they accomplished on Saturday. Having ...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 11:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • UCLA Bruins guard Lonzo Ball slaps hands as he walks to the locker room after UCLA beat Cincinnati 79-67 in a second-round game of the men’s NCAA college basketball tournament in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, March 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Sweet showing for the Pac-12
    Arriving at the end of an unlikely three-game run last week, USC guard Elijah Stewart was asked by a Los Angeles Times reporter what the Trojans had p...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 11:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah’s MyKayla Skinner during her 9.70 beam routine. Utah outscored Stanford 197.500 to 196.275, Friday, March 3, 2017. Kragthorpe: Utes’ MyKayla Skinner deserved better treatment from Pac-12 gymnastics coaches
    The scene resembled the recent Academy Awards mix-up when the announcement came that someone other than the University of Utah’s MyKayla Skinner was n...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (The University of Utah gymnastics team celebrate their 2017 PAC-12 conference championship victory in Maples Pavilion in Stanford, California on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The Red Rocks scored a season-high 197.925 and freshman MyKayla Skinner won the all-around and scored a perfect 10.0 on her floor routine en route to the title. Courtesy Photo)   | Deena Lofgren/University of Utah Gymnastics Utah gymnastics: Utes capture Pac-12 championship
    One down and two to go. Utah’s gymnastics team has had its focus on the postseason run all season. That dedication earned the Utes the Pac-12 title S...
    Updated Mar 19 2017 10:16 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.  Salt Lake City hosts a parade for the 1947 NIT champion Runnin’ Utes, who defeated Kentucky for the school’s only NIT title. The city shut down Main Street to hold the parade, which drew an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people. Utah basketball: 70 years ago, NIT was bigger than NCAA — and ’47 title meant the world to Runnin’ Utes
    Ten rows deep they packed Main Street — thousands of men and women crammed in to catch flashes of Utah’s conquering heroes. At the time, Lyman Clark h...
    Updated Mar 18 2017 10:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah  Center Vern Gardner rides a fire engine in a parade celebrating Utah’s 1947 NIT championship on March 26, 1947 in Salt Lake City. Gardner was the outstanding player of the tournament, helping lead the Utes to wins over Duquesne, West Virginia and Kentucky. From the archives: Utah’s 1947 NIT champions welcomed home
    Utah’s civic leaders threw away the key and turned over the city to the conquering kings of the court, the University of Utah Redskins, Wednesday as t...
    Updated Mar 18 2017 11:06 am   |     |   Share