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From Left Field: Utah's Kyle Kuzma gets recognition from Kevin Durant

Andy Larsen,  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:59am

Former Utah basketball star Kyle Kuzma received a shoutout from Kevin Durant after winning the NBA Summer League MVP trophy and championship. That, plus one Tour de France rider showed off his gnarly legs after finishing a stage.

Decision to leave Utah paying off for Kyle Kuzma

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 9:51am

The decision to forego a senior season at the University of Utah was met with skepticism and doubts for forward Kyle Kuzma.

Former Utah kicker making a difference in Chicago  |  Posted   Jul 16th - 5:41pm

Since signing a free-agent contract with the Chicago Bears in the NFL, “Automatic Andy” was recently brought in to help conduct the Bears’ Mini-Monsters’ youth football camp for 150 aspiring football players.

Drisdom's 3 helps Team Utah hold off Team Fredette in tourney opener

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Jul 15th - 7:19pm

Tim Drisdom’s 3-pointer with one second left helped Team Utah escape with a 100-97 win over Team Fredette in the opening round of The Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas.

Utah’s Wishnowsky looks to repeat Ray Guy Award; BYU’s Linehan on watch list

Lindsey Peterson,  |  Posted   Jul 12th - 12:38pm

The University of Utah has had a player win the Ray Guy Award for the past three seasons and now they will be looking for a fourth consecutive win as Mitch Wishnowsky is on the 2017 Ray Guy Award watch list.

Utah’s Fitts, Lotulelei named to Bednarik Award watch list

Lindsey Peterson,  |  Posted   Jul 10th - 2:39pm

Several college football award watch lists were released Monday with the University of Utah being represented well with two Utes being named to the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list.

Where local basketball players end up during the NBA summer league

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:52am

School may be out, but basketball is just getting started for the NBA's summer session. Here's where former college players from Utah ended up.

PepsiCo to remove royal blue branding for U. in unprecedented move

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:47am

The iconic blue PepsiCo branding will get an unprecedented change when the University of Utah switches from Coca Cola to PepsiCo as the official beverage provider for the university this week.

Runnin' Utes release men's nonconference schedule

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:12pm

The University of Utah men’s basketball program released its nonconference schedule for the 2017-18 season Monday.

Former Ute Kyle Kuzma selected No. 27 by Lakers

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:34pm

Leaving college early has seemingly paid off for former University of Utah basketball star Kyle Kuzma.

1 on 1 with 5-time NFL Pro Bowler Steve Smith

Rod Zundel  |  Posted   Jun 17th - 10:44pm

Former Utah receiver Steve Smith Sr. was always a competitor — and always having fun. The former Baltimore Ravens standout retired from the NFL after 16 seasons, including 14 with the Panthers, and five Pro Bowl appearances.

Utes add men's lacrosse to become first Division I program in state, Pac 12

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jun 16th - 1:07pm

Utah men’s lacrosse will be the western-most Division I program in the nation, the first in the state of Utah and the Pac 12, and only the third in the Mountain time zone with Denver and Air Force.

Sources: Utes to vote on adding lacrosse as athletic department's 8th men's sport

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jun 15th - 1:09pm

The University of Utah will vote to sanction men’s lacrosse as the eighth men’s sport at the university with the recommendation of university president David Pershing, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.

Local baseball players fill out final day of 2017 MLB draft

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jun 14th - 9:31pm

The final day of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft wrapped up Wednesday with a handful of locals taken off the board.

Lone Peak's Seth Corry leads Utahns selected Tuesday in 2017 MLB draft

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jun 13th - 7:14pm

Lone Peak southpaw Seth Corry was selected in Tuesday's third round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft by the San Francisco Giants.

BYU's Collinsworth finishes 4th in NCAA 800M final, Utah's Murphy 5th in steeplechase

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jun 10th - 11:10pm

The former Davis High star ran the 800-meter final in 2 minutes, 02.30 seconds, — just .12 of a second off a career-best — to finish fourth on the final day of the NCAA track and field championships at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon

Utah extends Kyle Whittingham's contract through 2021

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Jun 9th - 5:26pm

The University of Utah announced that Kyle Whittingham has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the school through the 2021 football season.

Utah's Murphy, BYU's Collinsworth qualify for NCAA track finals

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jun 8th - 8:42pm

Utah distance runner Grayson Murphy qualified for the finals in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Thursday at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Oregon, as did BYU 800-meter star Shea Martinez-Collinsworth.

Utah gymnastics: Robert Ladanyi hired as assistant coach

Holli Joyce, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 5th - 9:37pm

Robert Ladanyi has accepted a position as assistant coach for Utah gymnastics, the team announced Monday.

Utah gymnastics: Paulicivic named Ohio State head coach

Holli Joyce, Contributor  |  Posted   May 30th - 3:14pm

After two season as Utah gymnastics’ assistant coach, Meredith Paulicivic has been named Ohio State’s women’s gymnastics head coach.