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Utes grant release to Will Clyburn

Posted Apr 6th - 11:24am by Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Director

SALT LAKE CITY - Junior wing Will Clyburn has requested and been granted his release from the University of Utah men's basketball team.


Krystkowiak: "I want to get the pride back in the Utah basketball program"

Posted Apr 4th - 3:42pm by Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Director

SALT LAKE CITY - Three weeks after the University of Utah fired Jim Boylen, the Utes introduced Larry Krystkowiak as their men's basketball coach Monday afternoon.

Addressing the media for the first time, Krystkowiak was candid and forthcoming in his quest to return the Utes back to the history and tradition that they have had up on The Hill.


Utes hire Larry Krystkowiak as next basketball coach

Posted Apr 3rd - 3:25am by Mike Grant

SALT LAKE CITY - KSL has learned that the University of Utah has hired New Jersey Nets assistant coach Larry Krystkowiak to be its next head basketball coach.

Krystkowiak (pronounced kris-KOH-vee-ak) signed a five-year contract late Saturday night to become the 15th head coach in Utah men's basketball history.

The deal, which includes Krystkowiak's base salary, radio and television appearances plus an Under Armour agreement, will pay $950,000 per year.


Defense dominates in Utah's first spring scrimmage

Posted Apr 1st - 10:18pm by Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Director

SALT LAKE CITY - It was seventy degrees outside with beautiful sunny skies at Rice-Eccles Stadium for Utah's first spring football scrimmage, which went for two hours Friday night.

It may still be spring, but football was in the air as a few hundred fans watched the Utes run a situational scrimmage, and, as expected this early in spring camp, it was the defense that out-shined the offense.

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham felt pretty good about his team's effort and execution.


And the new head coach for the Utes is ...?

Posted Mar 30th - 6:11pm by Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Director

SALT LAKE CITY - Things are quiet on the University of Utah's search for a head coach.

Almost too quiet.

Nearly two and a half weeks have passed since the Utes fired Jim Boylen, and aside from speculation and rumors, most fans feel like they have been left in the dark.


Pac-12 unveils new logo

Posted Mar 16th - 11:53am by Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Director

In advance of Utah and Colorado officially joining the conference on July 1, the Pac-12 unveiled their new logo Wednesday.

The full press release release follows:

In preparation for Colorado and Utah becoming official members of the Conference on July 1, the Pac-10 has released a music video on YouTube that unveils the new Pac-12 mark. The video features a group of animated Pac-12 students wearing sports uniforms from all of the member institutions performing a card routine that might otherwise be seen in the student section during a college football game. The students show off their personalities and dance their way to the logo unveiling.


What in the world has happened to Utah Basketball?

Posted Mar 1st - 6:21pm by Mike Grant

SALT LAKE CITY - The struggles of the Utah Basketball program are well-documented. Barring the Utes winning their final two games and winning at least one game down at the MWC Tourney in Vegas, the Utes are likely headed toward another losing season.

If the Utes lose just one of their next two games, they could drop to the seventh seed in the Mountain West Conference Tournament, facing either San Diego State or BYU in the first round - that's spectacular.

NIT? No chance.


Ute linebacker arrested for DUI

Posted Feb 20th - 11:59pm by Mike Grant and Robert Jackson

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah linebacker Nai Fotu was arrested Sunday morning by the Utah Highway Patrol for driving under the influence.

Fotu, who missed the 2010 football season with a knee injury suffered in spring camp, was speeding and did not have a driver's license on him. He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.

The senior linebacker had 23 tackles for the Utes in 2009, including 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. The 6-foot-2-inch athlete still has two years of eligibility.


Utah coaching carousel and 5 Utes invited to NFL Combine

Posted Feb 4th - 11:39am by Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Director

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's offensive coaching staff was shuffled on Thursday which includes one new hire that is returning to his alma mater.

Former Utah defensive end Chad Kauha'aha'a returns to the Utes as the defensive line coach. Kauha'aha'a spent the last two seasons as the defensive line coach at Utah State and the previous four seasons at Weber State.

"I'm thrilled to be back home at the University of Utah and I'm grateful to Coach Whittingham for giving me the opportunity to be part of the Utah family again," said Kauha'aha'a.


Recruit Central

Posted Feb 2nd - 6:50am by KSL.com

Utes' are still hopeful as signing day looms

Posted Jan 31st - 8:13pm by Mike Whitelock, KSL.com Contributor

SALT LAKE CITY - ESPN.com is reporting that two top recruits that were considering Utah have both committed elsewhere. Under Armour All-American offensive lineman Mo Latu has committed to Arizona State and cornerback Floyd Raven has recommitted to Mississippi.

The Utes' are reportedly still after several uncommitted top recruits including wide receivers Devin Lucien and Anthony Denham, quarterback Michael Eubanks, defensive lineman Akeem Gonzales and tight ends Junior Pomee and Andrew Peterson.

This should all shake out by February 2 as National signing day arrives.


Chow, Davis talk Utah football

Posted Jan 31st - 6:25pm by Josh Furlong, KSL.com Contributor

SALT LAKE CITY -- Newly hired offensive coordinator Norm Chow and offensive line coach Tim Davis have big plans for the Utah Utes as they make their transition into the Pac-12. The new challenge poses a big test for the Utes, but Davis and Chow are certain that the Utes have what it takes to be competitive.

Chow, a familiar face in Utah, is considered by many to be one of the top offensive coordinators in the nation, making his tenure at USC and UCLA a valuable source of knowledge to tap into as the Utes enter the Pac-12. Davis, too, adds experience to the Utah coaching staff, following his work with Chow at USC.

Coach Kyle Whittingham and the Utes have fared well against Pac-10 teams but not quite on the level of playing them on a weekly basis.


Norm Chow named Utah's next offensive coordinator

Posted Jan 22nd - 5:54pm by Robert Jackson and Mike Grant

SALT LAKE CITY - While speculation and rumors surrounding whether Norm Chow would be Utah's offensive coordinator in 2011 have been going around for what seemed like weeks, many began to believe he really wasn't going to come.

He's coming to Utah... wait, now he's going to stay at UCLA. He's coming to Utah ... now he's going to the Seahawks to rejoin his former boss Pete Caroll.

To end the roller coaster of hype and emotion for Utah fans, Norm Chow IS coming to Utah to be their offensive coordinator for the 2011 season.


Utah baseball to host `An Evening With Dave Winfield'

Posted Jan 20th - 1:19pm by Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Director

SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah baseball team will host `An Evening with Dave Winfield' at the University Park Marriott on Feb. 15, 2011.

"It's an honor to have Dave Winfield continue the tradition of baseball greats who have participated in our season-opening banquet" Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg said. "It's a fun way to kick off our year and we always look forward to a great evening."

Winfield's 22-year baseball career includes eight years with the San Diego Padres and nine years with the New York Yankees. He also played stints with the California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. Winfield drove in the winning run of the 1992 World Series with the Blue Jays and reached the 3,000 hit milestone with the Twins.


Ute forward Jay Watkins out indefinitely

Posted Jan 17th - 9:46pm by Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Director

The Utes finally were able to end their seven game losing streak with a big win over the Cowboys in Laramie, but some bad news just came out of the Utah camp.

Utah forward Jay Watkins, who is averaging 8.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, is out indefinitely for medical reasons, Utah Coach Jim Boylen stated Monday.

Utah's official press release is below.


Early report indicating Norm Chow to Utes as new OC

Posted Jan 12th - 6:54pm by Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah coach Kyle Whittingham mentioned the need to upgrade the program as they transition into the PAC-12 in the 2011 season. One early report is indicating that he is doing just that.

Tom Dienhart, a sports writer for Rivals.com, is reporting that the Utes are expected to hire Norm Chow as offensive coordinator and Tim Davis as offensive line coach. The hires are expected to happen soon.

For Norm Chow, this would provide an opportunity to return to his alma mater. Chow was a two-year starter at offensive guard for the Utes (1965-67).


Utah athletics enjoys record success in the classroom

Posted Jan 10th - 3:53pm by U Of U Press Release

SALT LAKE CITY The University of Utah's intercollegiate athletics teams had their best semester ever in the classroom in the fall of 2010, earning a combined 3.069 grade point average.

The Utes' classroom success was a balanced effort. Eleven of Utah's 18 teams achieved at least a 3.0 GPA during the fall term, led by the women's gymnastics and women's ski teams. Both squads placed 100-percent of their student-athletes on the Athletics Director's Honor Roll (3.0 GPA or better).

Overall, 56-percent of Utah's student-athletes were named to the Athletics Director's Honor Roll. More than 25-percent made the Dean's List by earning a 3.5 GPA or better in a minimum of 12 graded units.


GAME BLOG: (10) Boise State 26, (19) Utah 3

Posted Dec 22nd - 9:26pm by Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer

Time Remaining: Final
Score: #10 Boise State 26, #19 Utah 3

Utah's nine game bowl winning streak comes to an end as the #10 Boise State Broncos rout the #19 Utes 26-3 in front of the second largest crowd to watch a football game in the state of Nevada.

Utah's defense did everything they could to keep the Utes in the game, but the offense struggled mightily against one of the best defenses in college football. The Utes were only able to manage 198 yards, but had multiple opportunities to stay in this game. Dropped passes, untimely penalties and the inability to convert on third down (2-13) were too much for the Utes to overcome. Credit the defense though, they played their hearts out and should get credit for their performance.


GAME PREVIEW: (19) Utah vs (10) Boise State

Posted Dec 22nd - 12:08pm by Mike Grant

LAS VEGAS -- It is finally here. The bowl streak is on the line. What a match-up, the two original BCS Busters? Merry Christmas to all of us!

The Utah Utes bring their 10-2 record to Las Vegas to tangle with 11-1 and 10th ranked Boise State, America's favorite perennial underdog. The Broncos are not the underdog this time though. In fact, according to Las Vegas lines this game is a borderline blowout. 17 points? What?

One reason for the big spread - quarterback. Kellen Moore for Boise State was a Heisman candidate and threw for four billion yards. Terrance Cain is the Utah quarterback and the last two passes he threw were caught by Jameson Frazier and Shane Hunter, both BYU players. Judging by those differences alone, this game is already over. No hope, right? None. On the game simulation at ESPN.com, Boise State won 87.2% of the time in a possible 10,000 simulations. No chance for the Utes. None, period.


Crimson Corner: T-Cain gets another chance to lead Utes

Posted Dec 15th - 4:20pm by Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer

SALT LAKE CITY -- In life, second chances are hard to come by. Whether with your job or your girlfriend, if you mess up you are likely shown the door. Fair or not, that is just the way life is. However, for Terrance Cain, he will get that rare opportunity by leading the 19th ranked Utes against the No. 10 Boise State Broncos in the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl.

While the Utes look to extend the nation's longest bowl winning streak to ten games, Cain will get the start in place of Jordan Wynn, who is out for six months recovering from shoulder surgery.


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