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Utah gymnastics adds second-ever transfer to 2016-17 roster

Holli Joyce, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:32pm

The Red Rocks added Maryland transfer Macey Roberts to their 2016-17 roster three weeks after Samantha Partyka announced her retirement from the sport.

U. stadium gets bigger scoreboard, better sound system

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 9:59pm

Anyone driving on 500 South by Rice-Eccles Stadium has probably seen it: a new giant video scoreboard. But it’s not just a big video screen. It’s also a brand new sound system that university officials say will enhance the fan experience.

Poeltl arrives in Toronto for first time with plenty of familiarity

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 9:41pm

Jakob Poeltl never visited Toronto before the Raptors selected him with ninth overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday night.

Poeltl joins Delon Wright in Toronto; selected 9th overall in NBA draft

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 8:42pm

Jakob Poeltl was selected No. 9 overall to the Toronto Raptors in Thursday’s NBA draft, joining former Utah teammate Delon Wright. The Kareem Abdul-Jabaar award winner and Pac-12 Player of the Year was seen as one of the best big men in this year’s draft.

Former Runnin’ Utes forward Brekkott Chapman transfers to Weber State

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 7:51pm

Former Utah men’s basketball forward and Roy High standout Brekkott Chapman is transferring to Weber State to continue his basketball career.

Jakob Poeltl auditions for 'Space Jam 2'; fan invades pitch and bows to Messi

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 11:00am

Former Utah Utes basketball star Jakob Poeltl is ready for his close-up, a fan invades the pitch and bows to Lionel Messi, and Steph Curry's dad, Dell, gets dabbed on after Game 7. More fun stories from the world of sports in today's From Left Field!

King James belongs in the NBA's all-time starting five

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 10:14am

Coming off a stellar performance in the NBA Finals in leading Cleveland to the championship, LeBron James has elevated his game to incredible levels. At this point James ranks with the game's best and should be in the all-time starting five lineup.

Civility returns to BYU, Utah rivalry

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 15th - 10:17am

Bronco Mendenhall and Kyle Whittingham were not exactly the best of friends over the last decade as coaches at BYU and Utah, respectively. But the frosty relationship between the two football rivals has changed now that Kalani Sitake is BYU's coach.

Utes and Cougars play prominent role in Pac-12 football season

Ben Anderson, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 14th - 10:18am

The Utes look to compete for the Pac-12 South championship, while the Cougars hope to play the role of spoiler not just against the Utes, but other major Pac-12 contenders as well.

Sitake, Whittingham rekindle friendship at annual rivalry golf tournament

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Jun 13th - 10:49pm

At the annual Liberty Mutual Invitational golf tournament supporting the National Kidney Foundation, BYU coach Kalani Sitake and Utah coach Kyle Whittingham shared laughs — but Whittingham had the last one as his Ute-based squad won the duel.

BYU's Collinsworth, Utah's Tucker among next round of Jazz workouts

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 9th - 6:50pm

BYU's Kyle Collinsworth and Utah's Dakari Tucker will be among the six players scheduled to work out for the Utah Jazz during Friday’s predraft session at Zion’s Bank Basketball Center.

BYU's Fischer, Utah's Taylor chasing professionalism after Jazz workout

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 9th - 10:15am

Chase Fischer wasn’t brought in as a top-tier NBA draft lottery prospect. But the 6-foot-3 shooter who averaged 15.8 points per game on 41 percent shooting in two seasons in Provo is confident he’ll have a professional career ahead of him.

Utes receiver Kenric Young cited with assault

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Jun 6th - 4:13pm

University of Utah wide receiver Kenric Young was cited with assaulting an individual at a pool party on Saturday, according to police.

Tulane beats Utah 4-1 at Oxford Regional

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 5th - 5:52pm

Jeremy Montalbano and Hunter Hope both hit homers in the fourth inning to help Tulane beat Utah 4-1 in an elimination game of the NCAA tournament's Oxford Regional on Sunday.

Utes blow lead in 7th, fall 4-3 to Boston College

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Jun 4th - 8:46pm

Utah now has a more difficult road to the Super Regionals after losing 4-3 to Boston College in the second game of the NCAA tournament Saturday.

Utes upsets No. 10 Ole Miss in 6-5 win in 10th inning

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Jun 3rd - 11:23pm

Despite being the team’s first NCAA Regional since joining the Pac-12, Utah pulled an extra-inning upset over regional host Ole Miss with a 6-5 win Friday.

BYU's Rucker tabbed All-American; Utes' Kinneberg named coach of the year

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 2nd - 7:23pm

BYU pitcher Michael Rucker was named a Louisville Slugger third-team All-American on Thursday, and Utah baseball coach Bill Kinneberg was named Pac-12 coach of the year after leading the Utes to a conference championship.

Beehive State baseball took a big step in 2016, but it can get better

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 2nd - 10:15am

It’s been a good year for the state of Utah’s collegiate baseball teams. But there is still work to be done at Utah, Utah Valley and BYU.

Pac-12 releases Utah's nonconference, weekday game schedule

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Jun 1st - 2:51pm

The Pac-12 announced its TV schedule for its nonconference football games, as well as a few conference matchups Wednesday.

Utah corrects mistake and will play BYU

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 1st - 10:13am

Four months after canceling next season's game in Provo, Utah has agreed to schedule BYU in basketball early in the 2017-18 season. Utah bought out next season's game after saying the hotly contested rivalry had become too toxic and needed a break.