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Last Updated Oct 25, 2014 01:51PM

Sometimes, you have some time to pound out pages of notes. And sometimes, you have to catch a plane. Men's basketball media was Thursday, but here's a few nuggets from teams that I didn't have time to write about then. …

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  • Oregon State cornerback Larry Scott breaks up a pass play intended for University of Utah receiver Dres Anderson during an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Oct.. 16, 2014. The University of Utah beat Oregon State 29-23 in overtime. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen) Analysis: Utah-USC Position Preview
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  • Southern California wide receiver Nelson Agholor, left, celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Cody Kessler during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Colorado, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Possibilities boundless for Utes, but will they endure USC?
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Delon Wright smiles as he talks with reporters during media day at the Huntsman Center on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Monday, October 6, 2014. Utah basketball: Utes picked second in Pac-12 poll
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  • University of Utah running back Devontae Booker (23) takes a hand off up the field for a game winning touchdown against Oregon State during an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Oct.. 16, 2014. The University of Utah beat Oregon State 29-23 in overtime. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen) Utah football: Utes defeat Beavers in double overtime (with video)
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UCLA Bruins linebacker Eric Kendricks (6) goes after Utah Utes quarterback Kendal Thompson (1) fakes a throw, as he runs for a first down, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Saturday, October 4, 2014 Kragthorpe: Utes succeeding in Pac-12, despite QB changes
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UCLA Bruins linebacker Eric Kendricks (6) goes after Utah Utes quarterback Kendal Thompson (1) fakes a throw, as he runs for a first down, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Saturday, October 4, 2014 Kragthorpe: Utes succeeding in Pac-12, despite QB changes
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