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'Mormon Manziel'? Why Zach Wilson's budding nickname probably shouldn't stick

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:17pm

The nickname quickly spread in part because of a few similarities between BYU's quarterback and legendary QB Johnny Manziel, and in part because nobody can refuse a good alliterative pun. Plus, "Mormon Manziel" just sounds fun to say.

Jazz Shorts: Looking at the SI Top 100

Ryan Miller, and Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:23am

Did Sports Illustrated accurately rank the Jazz players?'s Sean Walker and Ryan Miller discuss.

Utah football looking to prove itself in national spotlight game against USC at the Coliseum

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:47am

The L.A. skyline is an icon to fame and “making it” — a spotlight to popularity and being larger than life. It’s also the setting for what could be the University of Utah’s primetime opportunity to prove its No. 10 ranking.

Locals in the NFL: Can BYU's Taysom Hill, Logan's Luke Falk be long-term starters at QB?

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:20pm

Who would’ve thought that BYU grad Taysom Hill and Logan High alum Luke Falk, who grew up just over 100 miles apart from each other, would be getting their best NFL shot at the same time?

A gift? Utah Royals FC's game postponed due to unplayable surface

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:02pm

With offensive stalwarts Christen Press and Vero Boquete having been questionable for the match, the Royals might have just gotten a gift in a critical late-season match.

Patrick Kinahan: Time is now to extend Kalani Sitake's contract

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:25am

Riding the momentum of football team's two consecutive overtime wins, BYU can use this time to extend coach Kalani Sitake's contract before going into the last year of his deal next season. For recruiting purposes, the program needs the continuity.

BYU unveils new throwback uniform for upcoming home tilt with Washington

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 17th - 6:51pm

The new uniform is a throwback to the 1960s-era of BYU football, and comes with a retro-themed field with diamond-shaped patterns in the end zones that were characteristic of the time.

Former coach Mike Petke sues Real Salt Lake over lost wages

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 17th - 3:53pm

The former Real Salt Lake coach who was fired after an alleged use a homophobic slur against a referee has filed a lawsuit against RSL seeking $687,500 in lost wages.

Ben Anderson: Despite disappointing finish, FIBA a huge success for Donovan Mitchell

Ben Anderson, Contributor  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:55am

Despite a surprising low finish in the tournament standings, Donovan Mitchell proved his value for the national team, which should benefit the Jazz and give him a leg up to making the Olympic roster.

KSL Pick'em: Cougars claim top fan base for second straight week

Robert Jackson,  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:14am

For the second straight week, BYU fans staked its claim as the top fan base following yet another overtime win for the Cougars.

Serassio's strike, stellar defense keep No. 10 BYU soccer undefeated with 1-0 win at UVU

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 16th - 11:32pm

Danika Serassio’s second-half golazo helped the No. 10-ranked BYU women’s soccer team to a 1-0 win over crosstown rival Utah Valley University in front of 3,952 fans in the Cougars’ first-ever trip to Clyde Field.

After another 'big win' over USC, Cougars cautious to move on to No. 22 Washington

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:52pm

There was plenty of reason to celebrate, with BYU’s 30-27 overtime win over then-No. 24 USC. But now it's time to move on.

Jets promote Logan's Luke Falk from practice squad, waive S Jackson

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:13pm

The New York Jets have promoted quarterback Luke Falk from the practice squad to serve as the backup to starter Trevor Siemian against the Cleveland Browns.

Great Clips of the Week: Orem's Puka Nacua scores first TD for Huskies; Georgia's touching tribute for Arkansas State

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:45am

Anderson's wife Wendy recently passed away after a two-year battle with breast cancer, and Georgia students and fans paid tribute to her with a grassroots movement that was "one of the classiest moves I've ever seen."

‘It’s been a long time coming’: Utah’s Bryan Thompson finally showing his long-awaited talent

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:17am

With just over a minute left to play in the first quarter Saturday, quarterback Tyler Huntley aired out a deep pass to a wide open Bryan Thompson streaking down the field. It was a signal that Thompson was finally ready to compete at a high level.

A new era: UHSAA releases first-ever football RPI rankings

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:14am

Corner Canyon, Salem Hills, Park City, Manti and Millard top first UHSAA RPI rankings.

Fans of NBA could feel impact of China trade wars

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 8:57am

That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive.

Locals in the NFL: BYU's Jamaal Williams loved working with Aaron Jones in Packers' Week 2 win

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 15th - 9:13pm

Jones was the workhorse back — he had 23 carries for 116 yards and a touchdown — but Williams received his own dues in the Packers’ 21-16 win over rival Minnesota.

Quintero's brace helps Minnesota drop Real Salt Lake to 4th in West

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 15th - 6:30pm

Darwin Quintero had a brace for Minnesota, which overcame Albert Rusnak's early goal, to take a 3-1 win Sunday afternoon over Real Salt Lake at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Sunday Morning QB: 3 lessons from BYU's overtime win against USC

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Sep 15th - 12:02pm

BYU managed to steal a victory from USC Saturday in overtime to improve to 2-1. Here are three lessons we learned from the win.