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(Ed Kosmicki | Special to The Tribune) The red team QB Charlie Brewer #12 prepares to let a pass fly during the annual spring football game at the University of Utah, 17 April 2021.

Charlie Brewer is the perceived favorite to start at QB for Utah football, but Cameron Rising will have a say after shoulder surgery

By Josh Newman | May 17, 2021, 9:38 p.m.

University of Utah men's basketball coach Craig Smith tours the Huntsman Center

Despite many departures, Utah men’s basketball can retool quickly thanks to new transfer, eligibility rules

By Josh Newman | May 14, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

New University of Utah men's basketball coach Craig Smith tours the Huntsman Basketball Facility on March 27, 2021

Red All Over: It is not Craig Smith’s job to beg players to stay

By Josh Newman | May 13, 2021, 9:12 p.m.

(AP Photo/Ashley Landis) | Oregon tight end DJ Johnson (89) runs to the end zone for a touchdown against Southern California safety Isaiah Pola-Mao (21) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game for the Pac-12 Conference championship last year. New Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff says fixing the Pac-12's football product and standing is Priority One has he gets ready to replace Larry Scott.

Gordon Monson: Welcome to the Pac-12 jungle, George. Now, fix football.

By Gordon Monson | May 13, 2021, 9:29 p.m.

(Pac-12 Conference) George Kliavkoff was announced as the new commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Pac-12 hires MGM executive George Kliavkoff as new commissioner

By Josh Newman | May 13, 2021, 10:27 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Utes guard Rylan Jones (15) defended by Colorado Buffaloes guard McKinley Wright IV (25) as Utah hosts Colorado, NCAA basketball in Salt Lake City on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

Rylan Jones commits to Utah State, days after leaving University of Utah

By Josh Newman | May 10, 2021, 10:11 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Steve C. Wilson | University of Utah) Dani Drews plays in a Utah volleyball match against BYU, Sept. 19, 2019 in Salt Lake City.

Utah volleyball star Dani Drews will return in the fall, but the decision didn’t come easily. Here’s how it went down.

By Josh Newman | May 10, 2021, 2:13 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Utah Utes guard Pelle Larsson (3) plays against Idaho in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.

Utah hoops star freshman Pelle Larsson commits to Arizona after entering NCAA Transfer Portal

By Josh Newman | May 9, 2021, 5:29 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah Utes guard Rylan Jones (15) works the ball as California Golden Bears guard Makale Foreman (10) defends, in PAC12 Basketball action between the Utah Utes and the California Golden Bears, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2021.

Utah point guard Rylan Jones enters NCAA Transfer Portal; Utah State could be next destination

By Josh Newman | May 7, 2021, 9:35 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Teammates celebrate as Utah Utes wide receiver Britain Covey (18) scores a 91-yard touchdown, in PAC-12 football action between the Utes and the Washington State Cougars at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.

Red All Over: Utah is putting together future football schedules the right way.

By Josh Newman | May 6, 2021, 7:16 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Utes guard Alfonso Plummer (25) celebrates with Utah Utes forward Timmy Allen (1) after scoring a quick basket as time expired in the first half, in PAC12 Basketball action between the Utah Utes and the California Golden Bears, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2021.

The Utah men’s basketball roster has been a revolving door since Craig Smith’s arrival. Here’s where things stand.

By Josh Newman | May 3, 2021, 6:06 p.m.

The stands at Camp Randall Stadium are empty during the first half of an NCAA college football game between Wisconsin and Illinois Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Utah signs deal for home-and-home football series with Wisconsin

By Josh Newman | May 3, 2021, 10:43 p.m.

(Alina Rogers | University of Utah athletics) University of Utah men's basketball assistant coach DeMarlo Slocum at a recent offseason workout.

DeMarlo Slocum is back at the University of Utah, a place he never wanted to leave in the first place

By Josh Newman | May 1, 2021, 3:00 p.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Utah's Dani Barton jumps as she celebrates the winning match point to give Utah the win over Purdue. Utah beat Purdue three sets to one in the second round of the NCAA volleyball tournament, Friday, December 1, 2017.

Utah volleyball All-American Dani Drews to return for normal fall season

By Josh Newman | April 30, 2021, 6:36 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  The Utah dugout keeps an eye on the game as Utah and BYU renew their rivalry on the baseball diamond as they battle it out at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Red All Over: The University of Utah baseball program needs an on-campus stadium

By Josh Newman | April 29, 2021, 6:59 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Utes guard Pelle Larsson (3) is guarded by California Golden Bears guard Ryan Betley (00), in PAC12 Basketball action between the the Utah Utes and the California Golden Bears, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2021.

Prized Utah men’s basketball freshman Pelle Larsson to enter NCAA Transfer Portal

By Josh Newman | April 29, 2021, 10:50 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of University of Utah Athletics) Devaughn Vele, shown in practice during preseason camp in August. has been a nice surprise for Utah as a walk-on.

Utah has some needs at wide receiver. Devaughn Vele stepped up to meet them with a big spring.

By Josh Newman | April 27, 2021, 8:17 p.m.

University of Utah men's basketball assistant coach Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson has worked college hoops magic with Craig Smith everywhere they’ve been. Utah is their latest project.

By Josh Newman | April 26, 2021, 11:42 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of John Vu | University of Utah) Head coach Rich Manning leads Utah women's soccer team as they begin fall practice.

Longtime Utah women’s soccer coach Rich Manning stepping down after 19 seasons

By The Salt Lake Tribune | April 23, 2021, 4:23 a.m.

University of Utah men's basketball coach Craig Smith tours the Huntsman Center

Craig Smith completes his Utah men’s basketball staff with hiring of former Cincinnati assistant Tim Morris

By Josh Newman | April 22, 2021, 11:37 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah celebrates with the PAC-12 Gymnastics Championship trophy at the Maverik Center, on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

Analysis: The Utah gymnastics team’s third-place NCAA finish was all about setting the table for what comes next

By Lya Wodraska | Special to The Tribune | April 20, 2021, 6:02 p.m.

Utah State guard Marco Anthony (44) dribbles the ball as San Diego State forward Keshad Johnson (0) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

Marco Anthony joins Craig Smith, commits to play basketball at Utah

By Alex Vejar | April 20, 2021, 5:49 p.m.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivai, Files) | Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in a Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Smith, a University of Utah alum and the No. 1 pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, announced his retirement from football on Monday.

Gordon Monson: Utah alum Alex Smith is saying goodbye to football, but at age 36, still has lots of chapters ahead of him

By Gordon Monson | April 20, 2021, 12:33 a.m.

(AP File Photo) | Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith warms up before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia, in this Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, file photo. Smith, the former Utah great and No. 1 draft pick, announced his retirement on Monday.

Former Utah quarterback Alex Smith retires from NFL after stirring comeback from broken leg

By Stephen Whyno | AP Sports Writer | April 19, 2021, 7:25 p.m.

(Ed Kosmicki | Special to The Tribune) The red team defensemen close in on black team running back T J Pledger during the annual spring football game at the University of Utah, 17 April 2021.

Utah’s spring football practice is in the books. Here are a few things we learned.

By Josh Newman | April 19, 2021, 4:05 p.m.