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Deseret Morning News Jul 23, 2014
Kyle Whittingham, players unfazed by media vote pegging Utes 5th in Pac-12 South division

Kyle Whittingham, players unfazed by media vote pegging Utes 5th in Pac-12 South division

Media tabs Oregon as the conference favorite and UCLA as team to beat in Utah's division.
Deseret Morning News Jul 23, 2014
Utah football: Pac-12 Football Media Day Central

Utah football: Pac-12 Football Media Day Central

Pac-12 Media Days kicked off Wednesday in California, and the Deseret News has you covered.
Deseret Morning News Jul 23, 2014
Utah's better BCS buster, 2004 or 2008?

Utah's better BCS buster, 2004 or 2008?

Utes capped undefeated seasons with major bowl victories over Pittsburgh and Alabama.

Former Ute Paul Kruger talks leading youth and a youthful NFL team

Paul Kruger is taking a leadership role in two youth movements: One in Cleveland, and the other back home in Utah. Kruger went from the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens to the Cleveland Browns in 2013, earning a five-year, $40 million contract but enduring the growing pains of the team’s second-youngest team. “We’re obviously in the building stages, but it’s exciting to be a part of that,” Kruger told The Tribune by phone on Tuesday. “We’ve just got to put the pieces together and go forward....
Deseret Morning News Jul 21, 2014
Rock On: Utah has LeBron Syndrome

Rock On: Utah has LeBron Syndrome

Plus, a new uniform option BYU should consider ... all things considered.

Utes guard Kenneth Ogbe wraps up European Championships with Germany

While his teammates have been preparing for this coming fall with offseason restrictions, Kenneth Ogbe has gotten to enjoy some actual competition. The 6-foot-6 guard has been playing in Greece for the last two weeks, suiting up for his homeland of Germany in the U-20 FIBA European Championship. The Germans didn't fare terribly well, finishing 14th overall with a 52-47 loss to Russia on Saturday, but Ogbe had a few flashes of promise in his nine games for his country. Ogbe was a role player in t...
Deseret Morning News Jul 20, 2014
Former Ute star Paul Kruger hosts leadership academy at Camp Williams

Former Ute star Paul Kruger hosts leadership academy at Camp Williams

Former Ute and current Cleveland Browns standout didn't want to host a football camp, and opted for something '10 times better.'
Deseret Morning News Jul 20, 2014
Paul Kruger hosts leadership academy at Camp Williams

Paul Kruger hosts leadership academy at Camp Williams

Former Ute and current Cleveland Browns standout didn't want to host a football camp, opted for something '10 times better.'

2015 QB Sam Darnold chooses USC, but dad says he also liked the Utes

Last week saw Utah fail to make the top five of one top 2015 target, Brighton outside linebacker Osa Masina. Friday, Utah lost out on another priority prep, as Orange County quarterback Sam Darnold announced his intent to attend USC. It may not make it sting any less, but Sam’s father, Michael, called The Tribune at the end of his workday Friday to deliver a message to Ute fans: 1. The San Clemente High senior “loves growing up in Southern California,” Michael said. “He wished there was a Univer...

Nebraska, BYU highlight Utah women’s non-conference slate

The Utah women’s basketball team has released its 2014-15 non-conference schedule, including four games against teams who played in the postseason last year. Road games against Nebraska (NCAA, second round), Creighton (WNIT, second round) and home contests against BYU (NCAA Sweet 16) and UNC Charlotte (WNIT, first round) add heft to Utah’s schedule as they try to improve on a 12-19 finish last season. “There is a good mixture of home, road and neutral-site games that will hopefully have us ready...

Utah asks Under Armour to, in future, deliver unis before retailers roll out replicas

On Wednesday, UCLA and Adidas collaborated to roll out alternate gray uniforms they dubbed “L.A. Steel.” The ensemble was modeled by a football player against an avante garde, zig-zag studio backdrop. The gold numbering gleamed. The material accentuated the contours of an athletic physique. Whether they loved it or hated it, fans saw the best side of “L.A. Steel.” The night before, a Utah football rebrand leaked on Amazon.com, represented by a baggy, T-sleeved replica jersey ag...

Long Beach WR Jameson Field to join Utes in August

His senior year highlight tape shows him pushing around defensive backs to open space for ball-toting teammates, but Jameson Field says Ute fans can expect more from him than that. Field told The Tribune by phone Friday morning that he plans to join the Utes in August and will be given a scholarship. He didn’t play any football in 2013, opting to enroll at Long Beach Community College and train with former Utes Anthony Denham and Shaky Smithson, current Ute Kaelin Clay and incoming walk-on Tyler...
Deseret Morning News Jul 18, 2014
Brad Rock: Decades later, equality still a problem for college sports

Brad Rock: Decades later, equality still a problem for college sports

Retiring SLCC Athletics Director Norma Carr says rising stakes in college sports are on "a train that can't be stopped."

South Carolina CB Ahmad Christian to join Utes this fall, sit out one year

Former South Carolina cornerback Ahmad Christian will transfer to Utah this fall and be eligible to play in 2015, he told The Tribune by phone Wednesday night. As a redshirt sophomore last season, Christian was credited with 18 tackles, two pass break-ups and one forced fumble. He played in every regular-season game and started once, against Georgia in Week Two. It was reported that he was expected to compete for a starting spot in 2014, but he announced he was leaving the team before the Capit...

East Los Angeles WR Tyler Cooperwood to walk on with Utes

Shaky Smithson put in a good word for Tyler Cooperwood. Now the rest is up to him. Cooperwood will walk on with the Utes this fall after plying his trade during the offseason with Smithson and fellow Ute receivers Anthony Denham and Kaelin Clay in Long Beach, Calif. He caught 26 passes for 372 yards last season at East Los Angeles College and has two years to play two. Cooperwood first visited campus and met coaches alongside Smithson and Clay at Utah’s spring game. Smithson told coaches to kee...