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When Kenneth Ogbe says he was on the road to retirement, that’s not figurative. The 6-foot-6 junior was on his way to the compliance office this offseason, ready to make the transition out of his playing days after three injury-filled …

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  • Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham stands with members of his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif. Utah won 52-45. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Utah football notes: Kyle Whittingham still ‘evaluating’ regular season, red zone issues
    In between bowl preparations, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham will be squeezing in some additional research: on the Utes themselves. Whittingham said he’s...
    Updated Dec 05 2016 08:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah football: 2017 American Fork OL Michael Richardson commits to Utes
    Utah’s offensive line will need to be rebuilt in the coming years. The program needs recruits for the coming class. And a local wouldn’t hurt. The Ute...
    Updated Dec 05 2016 11:15 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah celebrates a first quarter touchdown as Utah faces BYU in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, NCAA football at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Saturday December 19, 2015. Utah football: Utes will meet Indiana in Foster Farms Bowl
    In a season that got off to a brisk start and saw big expectations slide away, the Utah football team will have another chance to finish the year with...
    Updated Dec 04 2016 07:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham reacts after Utah’s last possession, as the University of Utah faces Washington, college football at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Saturday October 29, 2016. Utah football: Utes ranked No. 19 in final College Football Playoff rankings, No. 23 in final regular season Coaches Poll
    Utah football is ranked at No. 19 in the final College Football Playoff rankings and No. 23 in the final regular season Coaches Poll following confere...
    Updated Dec 04 2016 12:58 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah’s bench celebrates a late bucket in a game against Utah State at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. College women’s basketball: Utah wins ugly against Utah State, 65-58
    She wasn’t afraid — not exactly. Utah didn’t have much reason to be leading for 32 minutes of the game. But coach Lynne Roberts was stressed as her un...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah fans cheer in the fourth quarter as Utah faces BYU in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, NCAA football at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Saturday December 19, 2015. Utah football: Foster Farms Bowl in the lead for Utes if Huskies make playoff
    The fate of dozens of teams around the country rests on what a group of 12 people decide in a hotel room in Texas. While the Utes are well out of the ...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah outside hitter Adora Anae (14) returns a serve. University of Utah women’s volleyball team were defeated by UNLV during the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday, December 2, 2016 on the campus of Brigham Young University. Utah volleyball: No. 22 Utes upset by motivated UNLV
    Provo • Here’s the thing about the postseason: You never know what you’re going to get. Returning to the postseason after a year-long hiatus with a yo...
    Updated Dec 02 2016 09:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak answers a question about the progress of his program at Utah during the post-practice press conference in Denver, Thursday, March 17, 2016. Utah basketball: The Path to 100 — looking back at Larry Krystkowiak's biggest wins
    With his daughters at either side in his Thursday night post-game press conference, the 52-year-old started the increasingly cumbersome process of min...
    Updated Dec 02 2016 02:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes forward Kyle Kuzma (35) shoots as Utah hosts Northwest Nazarene, NCAA basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday November 12, 2016. Utah men’s basketball: Win over Montana State outlines Utes’ strengths — and key weaknesses
    Utah’s 92-84 win over Montana State on Thursday night will linger for Kyle Kuzma, if only as the triple-double that got away. One assist shy of his m...
    Updated Dec 02 2016 10:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah celebrates their win over Montana State 92-84 and the 100 career win for coach Larry Krystkowiak, NCAA basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Utah basketball: Krystkowiak gets 100th win at Utah with victory over Montana State
    The last time Montana State left the Huntsman Center in 2011, they did so with a 70-64 win. Utah’s then-new head coach Larry Krystkowiak had a 1-2 rec...
    Updated Dec 02 2016 09:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Utah defensive end Hunter Dimick takes the field before the first half during an NCAA college football game against Washington, in Salt Lake City. Dimick shined as a redshirt sophomore in 2014 with 10 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss. Then he played just seven games in 2015 due to a shoulder injury. Dimick has started every game as a senior and the five-sack game is tied for the third most in a single game in NCAA history. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Gallery: Utah defensive end Hunter Dimick
    Images of Utah Utes defensive end Hunter Dimick....
    Updated Dec 01 2016 02:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Adora Anae is a steadily rising star for the University of Utah volleyball team. Anae was photographed after practice on the Crimson Court in Salt Lake City, Wednesday September 28, 2016. Utah volleyball: No. 22 Utes aim for deep NCAA run, starting against UNLV
    Early in the week, the Utah volleyball staff cautioned their players: They didn’t want to hear the “B-word” leading to Friday’s NCAA first-round match...
    Updated Dec 01 2016 09:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah women’s basketball: Utes dominate Thunderbirds, 69-43
    The Utah Utes women’s team used a 21-0 run to overwhelm Southern Utah on their way to a 69-43 victory at the Huntsman Center on Wednesday night. The g...
    Updated Nov 30 2016 10:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  Utah Utes junior forward Tyler Rawson (21) takes the ball from a diving Butler Bulldogs junior forward Kelan Martin (30) during their game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Monday, November 28th, 2016. The Utes lost 68-59. Utah basketball: Tyler Rawson grew to earn Utes scholarship
    In the opening minutes of the NJCAA men’s basketball championship game, Todd Phillips saw Tyler Rawson do something he had rarely seen. The sophomore ...
    Updated Nov 30 2016 10:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  The Utah bench sits in despair as the clock winds down during their loss to the Butler Bulldogs at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Monday, November 28th, 2016. The final score was 68-59. Utah basketball: Utes could pull in the reins on offense
    At some point, Larry Krystkowiak would like to see these numbers flipped: 18 turnovers, four assists. In Utah’s first loss of the season to No. 18 But...
    Updated Nov 29 2016 09:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham looks on as time runs out against Colorado late in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 27-22. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Transcript: Utah Utes live chat with Kyle Goon on Nov. 30
    The Utes basketball season is under way, while the football team waits to find out what’s next. The Tribune’s Utes beat reporter, Kyle Goon, answered ...
    Updated Nov 30 2016 12:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016 file photo, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham shouts in the first half during an NCAA college football game against Southern Utah in Salt Lake City. Utah plays Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Utah football: Kyle Whittingham still frustrated with red zone issues
    A day of film study from Colorado didn’t tell Kyle Whittingham much that he didn’t know already: Utah has to be better in the red zone. If anything, t...
    Updated Nov 29 2016 09:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Utah defensive end Hunter Dimick takes the field before the first half during an NCAA college football game against Washington, in Salt Lake City. Dimick shined as a redshirt sophomore in 2014 with 10 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss. Then he played just seven games in 2015 due to a shoulder injury. Dimick has started every game as a senior and the five-sack game is tied for the third most in a single game in NCAA history. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Utah football: Dimick, Wishnowsky, Bolles lead all-Pac-12 honorees for Utes
    Utah’s sack leader, punting ace and road-grading blocker have been honored on the all-Pac-12 football first team. Defensive end Hunter Dimick, punter ...
    Updated Nov 29 2016 09:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  The Utah bench sits in despair as the clock winds down during their loss to the Butler Bulldogs at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Monday, November 28th, 2016. The final score was 68-59. Kragthorpe: Utes can’t hang with Butler in their current state
    Lost dribbles, backdoor passes intended for teammates who stayed out front and missed shots from all over the court framed Utah’s offensive performanc...
    Updated Nov 28 2016 11:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  Butler Bulldogs freshman guard Avery Woodson (0) and Utah Utes freshman center Jayce Johnson (34) dive to the floor to battle for possession during their game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Monday, November 28th, 2016. Utah basketball: No. 18 Butler deals Utah first loss, dose of reality
    So this is what it’s like. A splash of water to the face, a wake-up call ­— or maybe a 68-59 loss to Butler was just reality’s punch to the gut for Ut...
    Updated Nov 29 2016 07:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah celebrates a first quarter touchdown as Utah faces BYU in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, NCAA football at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Saturday December 19, 2015. Utah football: Utes cross fingers for bowl selection shuffle
    At this point, your New Year’s Day plans are safe: Utah football will play its bowl game well before we start 2017. The November slide of the Utes (8-...
    Updated Nov 28 2016 11:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah’s Brianna Doehrmann digs a shot during the second game as No. 8 Washington defeated Utah 3-1, Sunday November 19, 2016. Utah volleyball: No. 17 Utes earn NCAA berth, face UNLV in Provo on Friday
    No. 17 Utah volleyball is getting another shot at the postseason, selected for its 13th NCAA appearance in program history. The road to a championship...
    Updated Nov 27 2016 09:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah quarterback Troy Williams runs for a short gain against Colorado in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Utah football: Red zone issues give Utes headache again (with video)
    Boulder, Colo. • The margin between Utah and being among the nation’s best — even the Pac-12’s best — is the 20-yard patch of grass before the end zon...
    Updated Nov 27 2016 07:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Butler coach Chris Holtmann yells toward the court during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Las Vegas. Butler won 69-65. (AP Photo/John Locher) Utah basketball: Utes face first major test in undefeated Butler
    The preliminaries over. It’s time for the first main event of Utah’s basketball season. After four lopsided wins against overmatched opponents, the Ut...
    Updated Nov 30 2016 07:18 pm   |     |   Share