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Utes accept Las Vegas Bowl invitation

Dirk Facer, Deseret News  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 4:52pm

The University of Utah football team has officially accepted an invitation to play in the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 22 at Sam Boyd Stadium against an opponent to be determined.

Bowl roll; 10-2 Utes await destination

Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 12:10pm

No. 20 Utah (10-2, 7-1 MWC) will begin gearing up for its eighth-straight bowl game this week while awaiting word on its bowl destination. The Mountain West Conference runner-up Utes are 12-3 all-time in bowl games.

Blechen, Burton earn MWC honors in win over Cougars

Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 11:25am

Utah freshman safety Brian Blechen and cornerback Brandon Burton earned MWC player of the week awards in the Utes' 17-16 win over rival BYU.

POSTGAME BLOG: (20) Utah 17, BYU 16

Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 4:47pm

Brandon Burton blocks Mitch Payne's 42 yard field goal attempt as time expires and the Utes have defeated BYU 17-16 in yet another classic in the 92nd edition of the Holy War.

GAME PREVIEW: (20) Utah vs. BYU, Ute edition

Mike Grant  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 9:56am

A Tale of Two Seasons. A win in overtime vs. Pitt. A blowout of UNLV. A smack down of the Lobos. A laugher against San Jose State. A run-up of the Cyclones. A win for the last time in Laramie. Colorado State came to town, enough said. Survived in Colorado Springs.

Phillips kicks his way to MWC player of the week

Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 12:16pm

Utah kicker Joe Phillips found himself handling punting, kickoff and placekicking duties last Saturday as Utah recorded a 38-34 victory at San Diego State.

POSTGAME BLOG: (23) Utah 38, San Diego State 34

Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer  |  Posted  Nov 20th - 11:24pm

Check back here for insight and analysis as the 23rd ranked Utah Utes travel to California to take on the upstart San Diego State Aztecs.

Crimson Corner: Where is the Utah offense?

Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer  |  Posted  Nov 16th - 5:04pm

Facing a fourth and two from the Air Force 35 yard line, the Utes tried a short pass to running back Matt Asiata. Jordan Wynn's pass fell to the turf, and just as if a magician said "shazam", the Utah offense disappeared. Utah has been outscored 88-10 since then.

Runnin' Utes Host Montana Wednesday

U Of U Press Release  |  Posted  Nov 16th - 3:32pm

The Utah men's basketball team (1-0) will look to win its second straight home contest to open the 2010-11 season Wednesday as it hosts Montana (0-1). Tip-off at the Jon M. Huntsman Center is scheduled for 7 p.m.

POSTGAME BLOG: Notre Dame 28, (14) Utah 3

Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer  |  Posted  Nov 13th - 3:51pm

Check back here for insight and analysis as the 14th ranked Utah Utes travel to South Bend to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Utah Football: South Bend, day 2

Mike Grant and Tom Kirkland  |  Posted  Nov 12th - 12:24pm

Thursday started early as we had set up an appointment to take a tour with Notre Dame PR Dennis Brown. When we got there it was clear this was not his first tour. He does this all the time.

Utah Football: Arriving in South Bend

Mike Grant  |  Posted  Nov 11th - 12:38pm

I have heard that South Bend is a neat place full of history and College Football Pageantry, but it is beyond that.

'Golden opportunity' awaits Utes

Dirk Facer, Deseret News  |  Posted  Nov 9th - 12:58pm

A week after a poor performance in the national spotlight, the 15th-ranked Utah Utes get another chance to show the country what they can do.

POSTGAME BLOG: (3) TCU 47, (5) Utah 7

Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer  |  Posted  Nov 6th - 4:52pm

In what was billed to be the biggest game ever in Mountain West Conference history, the Utah Utes decided to take an early vacation. Wearing all black camo jerseys, the Utes were "blacked out" by an aggressive TCU defense that didn't let them cross midfield until 12 minutes left in the game.

GAME PREVIEW: (3) TCU vs. (5) Utah

Mike Grant  |  Posted  Nov 5th - 3:03pm

Here we go again. The game between these two teams becomes harder and harder to preview. This is what every college football team should dream of. This is a game with more riding on it than ever.

Pac-10 announces 2011 football schedule, Utes open conference play at USC

Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer  |  Posted  Nov 5th - 2:15pm

The Pac-10 Conference office released the 2011 football schedule today and Utah's first game as a Pac-12 member will be at USC on Sept. 10. It is Utah's first visit to the Coliseum since 1948.

Overnight camping permitted prior to ESPN GameDay Show

Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer  |  Posted  Nov 3rd - 1:50pm

Overnight camping will be permitted outside Rice-Eccles Stadium and in surrounding parking lots on campus prior to Saturday's ESPN College GameDay. Rice-Eccles Stadium camping is permitted only by the southwest corner ticket office and stretching up 500 South, beginning at 8 a.m. Friday.

Utah Utes football: Team to don special Under Armour gear in support of troops

Dirk Facer, Deseret News  |  Posted  Nov 1st - 11:04pm

Under Armour and the Utah Utes are teaming up to support the Wounded Warrior Project in Saturday's game against TCU at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Utah safety Brian Blechen named MWC player of the week

Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer  |  Posted  Nov 1st - 10:49am

DeMarco Sampson and Brian Stahovich (San Diego State) and Brian Blechen (Utah) are the Mountain West Conference Players of the Week for games through Oct. 30.

Utah up to 5th, TCU 3rd in latest BCS rankings

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 31st - 7:13pm

TCU jumps Boise State in the latest BCS rankings, while Utah climbs to No. 5, setting up the biggest game in Mountain West Conference history Saturday when the Utes and Horned Frogs play in Salt Lake City.