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The peak is easy to identify: May 5. That’s when Utah baseball knocked off No. 13 USC in the most memorable fashion: a walk-off homer. The problem with peaks is that once you reach the highest point, there’s nowhere to …

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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah gymnast Tory Wilson rehabs her broken foot and torn achilles with Athletic Trainer Katie Lorens, left, in the training room adjacent to the Utah practice gym, Thursday, May 28, 2015. For injured former athletes like Utes’ Tory Wilson, insurance coverage is getting better
    When Tory Wilson felt her Achilles tendon rupture during her floor pass in the Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships at the Huntsman Center, the last thing ...
    Updated May 28 2015 06:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • Latest APR scores, GPAs reflect well on academic performance of University of Utah’s athletes
    She must have the “magic touch,” jokes Nona Richardson. Utah’s new senior associate athletics director began work this January at a school with seven ...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:14 pm   |     |   Share
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Utes starter Jayson Rose pitches during a game at Smith's Ballpark. The freshman hurler leads Utah in ERA (4.00) and strikeouts (32) this season, as the Utes have gone 3-6 to start Pac-12 play. Utah baseball: Freshman pitcher Jayson Rose earns Pac-12 honorable mention
    In another down season for Utah baseball, there's a ray of hope: The Utes have young talent, and one of their most promising hurlers earned all-confer...
    Updated May 27 2015 11:57 am   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Athletic Director, Dr. Chris Hill speaks on his phone as the Utes practice at the Moda Center in Portland, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. 
USA Today database shows 20 percent increase in U. athletics revenue
    Utah Athletics’ total revenue jumped more than 20 percent to $56.5 million in a single year, according to a 2013-14 update to the ever-handy USA Today...
    Updated May 26 2015 06:36 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
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. Kragthorpe: Utes should enhance, not expand, Rice-Eccles Stadium
    When the lightning and rain subsided and the game resumed in the fourth quarter after a lengthy delay last September, thousands of University of Utah ...
    Updated May 25 2015 10:59 pm   |     |   Share
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Courtesy Pac-12 Pac-12: Despite challenges, Pac-12 Network clinging to independence
    They wanted to do something different, something that hadn’t been done before. When the Pac-12 schools launched a seven-channel network in 2012 on its...
    Updated May 24 2015 01:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 tax returns show nation-high revenues, executive pay
    USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz and the San Jose Mercury News’ Jon Wilner got their hands on the Pac-12’s tax returns for the 2014 fiscal year on Thursday...
    Updated May 21 2015 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Oregon State football coach Gary Anderson watches from the field during the first half of the NCAA college football team's spring game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, April 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) Pac-12 football: Oregon State has many questions to answer before anticipated Utah matchup
    [This is the eleventh installment in a spring series on Pac-12 football programs.] He's taken Utah staff members, Utah recruits, and this fall will ...
    Updated May 21 2015 10:12 am   |     |   Share
    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

University of Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak talks with the national media broadcast anchors as his team practices on the NRG Stadium court prior to their 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Regional Semifinal game against Duke in Houston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Utah basketball: Larry Krystkowiak in-depth on rule change proposals, Norm Parrish's departure
    In today's paper, we have a story on how local college basketball coaches are reacting to the proposed rule changes for next season. In interviews wit...
    Updated May 20 2015 12:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak talks to Isaiah Wright during the first half of a college basketball regional semifinal game against Duke in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Local coaches embrace proposed NCAA men’s basketball rule changes
    For fans who find themselves tapping their toes impatiently during college basketball games, they aren’t alone. Coaches also can get edgy thanks to th...
    Updated May 19 2015 09:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Scott D. Pierce: Pac-12 Network more like The Mtn. than it is like BTN, SECN
    Three years after it launched, the Pac-12 Network is closer to being The Mtn. than it is to being the SEC Network or the Big Ten Network — at least in...
    Updated May 19 2015 11:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12: Oregon State takes transfer QB from Utah State
    Darell Garretson is transferring from Utah State to Oregon State, initially as a walk-on quarterback, he told The Oregonian newspaper Monday.  USU ann...
    Updated May 19 2015 11:13 am   |     |   Share
  • Tennessee's Meghan Gregg cheers as she rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run against Utah in the NCAA softball regional final at Lee Stadium on Sunday, May 17, 2015. 

(SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL) College softball: Tennessee knocks Utah out of NCAA tournament, 3-1
    Knoxville, Tenn. • Kate Dickman and Heather Bowen had wiped their eyes and faced a room full of reporters. Utah softball coach Amy Hogue called to her...
    Updated May 17 2015 11:40 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah basketball: Director of operations Norm Parrish leaves Utes for Hawaii
    The Utah men's basketball program has experienced the highs of rebuilding success without much attrition — until now. The Runnin' Utes will be looking...
    Updated May 17 2015 12:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah softball: Utes to play Tennessee in NCAA regional final on Sunday
    Knoxville, Tenn • Before the Utah softball team took the field Saturday, Utes coach Amy Hogue told her players they would have to earn their way to Su...
    Updated May 16 2015 10:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah softball: Utes beat Virginia Tech 6-1 in first round of NCAA tournament
    Knoxville, Tenn. • Dominant pitching and timely hitting helped the Utah softball team’s first postseason trip in nine years get off to a pleasant star...
    Updated May 15 2015 10:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Megan Marsden begins her role as head coach of women's gymnastics at the University of Utah following the recent announcement that her husband Greg was retiring from the role. Utah gymnastics: The ‘other’ Marsden is ready for her closeup
    Megan Marsden says the idea of strolling into the sunset of retirement with her husband was tempting. Instead, she decided to stick around and walk in...
    Updated May 15 2015 09:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    Washington defensive lineman Elijah Qualls sits on the bench in the second half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Seattle. UCLA won the game 44-30. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Pac-12 football: Chris Petersen, Washington must replace major playmakers
    [This is the tenth installment in a spring series on Pac-12 football programs.] Every time a program gets three alums in the first round of a single N...
    Updated May 21 2015 10:08 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah's dugout gets fired up in the bottom of the 7th inning after two runs. The University of Utah softball team was defeated during their home debut, Saturday, by Oregon, 4-2, March 21, 2015 . Utah softball: Road-tested Utes hope to feel at home in the postseason
    The Utes had played 30 games before their home opener in late March. The road is almost as familiar to them as home. But it’s been nine years since th...
    Updated May 14 2015 10:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Utah Athletics

Biss Larsen plays first base in a series against Washington State earlier this year. The senior and Viewmont product has only started 10 games for the Utes this season, but has emerged as one of Utah's clutch hitters. Utah baseball: Senior Biss Larsen makes the most of his clutch moments
    There are 11 Utes with more hits than Biss Larsen this season, but it’s hard to imagine someone the team would rather have at the plate with the game ...
    Updated May 13 2015 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah head coach Amy Hogue has a word with her players. The University of Utah softball team was defeated during their home debut, Saturday, by Oregon, 4-2, March 21, 2015 . Utah softball: Amy Hogue named Pac-12 Coach of the Year; five other Utes honored
    Utah softball head coach Amy Hogue was honored as the Pac-12’s best Wednesday after a breakthrough season in which her Utes finished fourth and earned...
    Updated May 13 2015 10:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
USC Trojans quarterback Cody Kessler (6) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Darreus Rogers (1) in the Utes' 24-21 victory over the USC Trojans at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, October 25, 2014. Pac-12 football: Added depth should make USC a contender
    [This is the ninth installment in a spring series on Pac-12 football programs.] The growth still can feel a little slow in USC's post-sanction era, bu...
    Updated May 14 2015 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • College baseball: BYU hammers Utah, 16-6, to win season series
    It took only one-and-a-half innings for the damage to be done. With 11 hits in its first 18 at-bats, the BYU baseball team got to a roaring start in a...
    Updated May 12 2015 11:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah basketball: Lorenzo Bonam may be bargain for Runnin’ Utes
    In coach Vernon Crump’s mind, it’s hard for one game to measure the impact of Lorenzo Bonam. It’s the whole list of accomplishments that truly does hi...
    Updated May 12 2015 10:14 pm   |     |   Share