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Runnin' Utes sleepwalk through 61-46 win over Cal Bears

Runnin' Utes sleepwalk through 61-46 win over Cal Bears

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 5:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

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The Utes built up a 20-point lead with 9:06 left to play and came away with a 61-46 win at home.
Colorado State apologizes for offensive chant directed at Utah State's Max Shulga

Colorado State apologizes for offensive chant directed at Utah State's Max Shulga

Jacob Nielson for KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 5 - 1:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

Max Shulga, native of Kyiv, Ukraine, was attempting free throws near the end of the Aggies 88-79 win over the Rams, when a handful of fans inside Moby Arena started the offensive chant.
State drill: Here are results from all 5 meets, including 4 repeat winners

State drill: Here are results from all 5 meets, including 4 repeat winners

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 4 - 10:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

Bingham, Viewmont, Dixie and Canyon View all repeated for UHSAA state drill titles, while South Sevier found its way back to the top of 2A.
BYU holds down Pacific with 18 turnovers in win

BYU holds down Pacific with 18 turnovers in win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 4 - 10:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Fousseyni Traore had 19 points and 12 rebounds as BYU pulled away from Pacific 81-66.
Splash attack: Ashworth, Aggies use 3-point barrage to outlast Colorado State

Splash attack: Ashworth, Aggies use 3-point barrage to outlast Colorado State

Jacob Nielson for KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 4 - 10:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

Steven Ashworth and the Aggies were too lethal to be contained for an entire game.
Walker Kessler had a bad game; he's learning how to handle that

Walker Kessler had a bad game; he's learning how to handle that

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 4 - 9:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

There's an argument that Walker Kessler has been Utah's second best player this season. He was far from that on Friday against the Hawks.
'We didn't have that': Jazz play low-energy game in home loss to Hawks

'We didn't have that': Jazz play low-energy game in home loss to Hawks

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 3 - 11:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Jazz haven't won three games in a row since early November. That streak stayed alive on Friday against Atlanta.
O'Keefe scores 10.0 on beam as No. 4 Red Rocks eclipse 198 in win over No. 5 UCLA

O'Keefe scores 10.0 on beam as No. 4 Red Rocks eclipse 198 in win over No. 5 UCLA

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 11:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

The way Utah approached Friday night's home meet against the fifth-ranked UCLA Bruins, it's easy to see why it's been a one-sided affair as of late for the fourth-ranked Red Rocks.
Pili, No. 7 Utah hold off Oregon State 75-73 in overtime

Pili, No. 7 Utah hold off Oregon State 75-73 in overtime

Gary Horowitz, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 3 - 10:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Alissa Pili scored 23 points and No. 7 Utah withstood a furious rally to defeat Oregon State 75-73 in overtime. Trailing by three points with 0.4 seconds remaining in overtime, Oregon State's Timea Gardiner was fouled on a 3-point attempt. Gardiner missed the first free throw, made the second, and intentionally missed the third, but the Beavers were unable to get the rebound as time expired. Gianna Kneepkens scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half. for the Utes (19-2, 9-2 Pac-12), who are off to the best 21-game start in school history.  Tailia von Oelhoffen added 17 points for Oregon State (11-11, 3-8 Pac-12), which has lost four of its last five games.
Utah man ordered to stand trial in killing of University of Utah football player

Utah man ordered to stand trial in killing of University of Utah football player

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 1:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

Buk Mawut Buk was ordered Friday to stand trial for aggravated murder in the shooting death of University of Utah football player Aaron Lowe at a postgame house party in 2021.
Abby Brenner's 'zeal' for life has brought a welcomed energy to the Red Rocks

Abby Brenner's 'zeal' for life has brought a welcomed energy to the Red Rocks

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 12:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Her energy — which never seems to dim — is contagious but safe at the same time. And its a boon for the program.
Can't afford the All-Star Game? There are other ways to enjoy All-Star Weekend

Can't afford the All-Star Game? There are other ways to enjoy All-Star Weekend

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 10:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

If you have an All-Star itch and don't have the wallet (or stomach) for the hefty prices of the premiers events of the weekend, there are other options.
Traore's double-double helps BYU snap 2 streaks in win over LMU

Traore's double-double helps BYU snap 2 streaks in win over LMU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 10:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Fousseyni Traore had his fifth double-double of the season to help BYU snap a three-game losing skid with a 89-61 win over Loyola Marymount.
'Potpourri of everything': Multitude of mistakes doom Utah in loss to Stanford

'Potpourri of everything': Multitude of mistakes doom Utah in loss to Stanford

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 9:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

From the opening tipoff of Thursday's game at the Huntsman Center, there was a different vibe to the night.
Markkanen describes 'nerve-wracking' moment before he found out he was an All-Star

Markkanen describes 'nerve-wracking' moment before he found out he was an All-Star

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 9:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lauri Markkanen's nerves were at an all-time high.
All-Star blog: The NBA All-Stars will be playing for these two local charities

All-Star blog: The NBA All-Stars will be playing for these two local charities

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 8:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

The NBA All-Star Weekend is coming to Salt Lake City on Feb. 17-19.
Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen named to All-Star team

Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen named to All-Star team

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 5:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Jazz will be represented when they host the All-Star Game.
Canzano: Oregon and Washington not holding up the Pac-12

Canzano: Oregon and Washington not holding up the Pac-12

John Canzano  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 4:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Source: "No deal has even been presented for us to sign."
Have You Seen This? 7th grader wins $10,000 in flawless shooting display

Have You Seen This? 7th grader wins $10,000 in flawless shooting display

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 3:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

A middle schooler put on a shooting display last week that even Stephen Curry would be impressed by en route to a $10,000 prize.
Pac-12 football: Ranking the 2023 recruiting classes

Pac-12 football: Ranking the 2023 recruiting classes

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 2:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Oregon, USC and Utah lead the way as the signing cycle closes.
No magic necessary: Utah State starts hot, runs past New Mexico for big win

No magic necessary: Utah State starts hot, runs past New Mexico for big win

Jacob Nielson for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 12:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

Fresh off back-to-back thrilling wins, it's difficult to discredit the magic that is in the air when Utah State plays in Cache Valley this season.
'It's a no-brainer': Jazz expecting Lauri Markkanen to be named to All-Star team

'It's a no-brainer': Jazz expecting Lauri Markkanen to be named to All-Star team

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 12:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

The day has almost arrived for Lauri Markkanen.
'Starting to get the reputation': Kessler chases triple-double as Jazz beat Raptors

'Starting to get the reputation': Kessler chases triple-double as Jazz beat Raptors

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 1 - 11:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Jazz defeated the Toronto Raptors 131-128 Wednesday at Vivint Arena.
How RSL fans can watch the team's matches this year

How RSL fans can watch the team's matches this year

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 6:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Wednesday marked the official launch of the new MLS Season Pass subscription service on Apple TV, where all of Real Salt Lake's matches will be streamed starting this season.
BYU added few to '23 signing class, but RB Martin, DT Latu worth the wait

BYU added few to '23 signing class, but RB Martin, DT Latu worth the wait

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 12:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

The running back from Canutillo High ran for over 6,000 yards and scored 71 touchdowns in high school and brings potential immediate impact to BYU's first season in the Big 12.
Utah athletic department rebounds from COVID year as football revenue tops $75M

Utah athletic department rebounds from COVID year as football revenue tops $75M

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 8:14 a.m.  |  Save Story

The University of Utah's athletic department has rebounded well — and grown — since its COVID-disrupted year, and it has the success of the football program to largely thank for it.
Tom Brady retires, insisting this time it's for good

Tom Brady retires, insisting this time it's for good

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 1 - 7:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

Tom Brady has announced his retirement. He posted the announcement on social media in a brief video lasting just under one minute, saying this time it's for good.
'Funny how everything works out': Kessler reflects on journey to Rising Star selection

'Funny how everything works out': Kessler reflects on journey to Rising Star selection

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 6:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Walker Kessler is Utah's first official participant in All-Star Weekend.
Pac-12 MBB power ratings: Comparing the 4 NCAA Tournament bubble teams

Pac-12 MBB power ratings: Comparing the 4 NCAA Tournament bubble teams

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 3:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

UCLA retained the top spot in the power ratings, followed by Arizona.
Pac-12 media rights strategy: The market has spoken; time to cut a deal

Pac-12 media rights strategy: The market has spoken; time to cut a deal

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 2:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Big 12's deal changed the negotiating dynamics.
It's here: BYU will open Big 12 play against Kansas, home against fellow newcomer Cincinnati

It's here: BYU will open Big 12 play against Kansas, home against fellow newcomer Cincinnati

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 12:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Cougars will open the Big 12 era against Kansas, while both Texas and Oklahoma will face BYU in what may be their lone season together in the conference.
Patrick Kinahan: Can close losses eventually lead to success for BYU basketball?

Patrick Kinahan: Can close losses eventually lead to success for BYU basketball?

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 10:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

The top-heavy WCC pales in comparison to what awaits next season in the Big 12, which has six teams ranked in the top 15.
Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake hold unique, fun crossover practice

Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake hold unique, fun crossover practice

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 30 - 5:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Jazz welcomed Real Salt Lake to the Zions Bank Basketball Campus for a crossover practice event.
Was BYU football's latest transfer portal window a net positive, negative or neutral?

Was BYU football's latest transfer portal window a net positive, negative or neutral?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 30 - 10:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

Here's a look at how the recent stream of departures and new arrivals shook out for the Cougars, broken down into four principal categories on offense and defense.
Chiefs top Bengals 23-20 on last-second kick for AFC title

Chiefs top Bengals 23-20 on last-second kick for AFC title

Dave Skretta, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 29 - 9:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Harrison Butker had a chance to kick a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds left that gave the Kansas City Chiefs a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC title game.
Locals in the NFL: Britain Covey is Super Bowl bound. Who else is joining him?

Locals in the NFL: Britain Covey is Super Bowl bound. Who else is joining him?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 29 - 8:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

Former Utah receiver Britain Covey had three fair catches in the Philadelphia Eagles' 31-7 win over the San Francisco 49ers, clinching the Eagles' first NFC championship since 2017.
Hurts, Eagles soar into Super Bowl, rout 49ers for NFC title

Hurts, Eagles soar into Super Bowl, rout 49ers for NFC title

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 29 - 6:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jalen Hurts had one of Philadelphia's four rushing touchdowns and the Eagles soared into the Super Bowl.
Report: National Women's Soccer League to expand in Utah, Boston and California

Report: National Women's Soccer League to expand in Utah, Boston and California

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 29 - 5:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

The National Women's Soccer League is close to expanding by three teams in Boston, Utah and the San Francisco area. That's according to a Friday report in the Wall Street Journal.
Alissa Pili's game-winning shots give No. 9 Utah comeback win over No. 8 UCLA

Alissa Pili's game-winning shots give No. 9 Utah comeback win over No. 8 UCLA

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 29 - 3:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Alissa Pili comes up clutch to help Utah erase a late UCLA lead to win the game.
Adrian Dantley — the Utah Jazz's first star — makes long awaited return to Utah

Adrian Dantley — the Utah Jazz's first star — makes long awaited return to Utah

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 29 - 1:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The relationship between the Utah Jazz and Adrian Dantley hasn't always been the best, to put things lightly.
Mahaney steals show on career night for BYU's Hall in late loss to No. 22 Saint Mary's

Mahaney steals show on career night for BYU's Hall in late loss to No. 22 Saint Mary's

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 29 - 12:44 a.m.  |  Save Story

Aidan Mahaney scored 10 points to help No. 22 Saint Mary's escape BYU with a 57-56 win in the Gaels' final trip to Provo as WCC colleagues.
The Kessler-Markkanen show continues in win over Dallas — and after, too

The Kessler-Markkanen show continues in win over Dallas — and after, too

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 29 - 12:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

Lauri Markkanen walked into the press conference room following Utah's 108-100 win over the Dallas Mavericks with Walker Kessler in tow.
Utah State, Dan Akin nab convincing road victory over Fresno State

Utah State, Dan Akin nab convincing road victory over Fresno State

Jacob Nielson for KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 28 - 8:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

The only drama at the Save Mart Center on Saturday evening involved the game's livestream cutting out.
Different night, same result: Runnin' Utes drop 11th straight against Ducks

Different night, same result: Runnin' Utes drop 11th straight against Ducks

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 8:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

A first-half 10-minute scoring drought sunk Utah on the road against Oregon.
Weber State falls short in effort to knock off undefeated Eastern Washington

Weber State falls short in effort to knock off undefeated Eastern Washington

Thomas Gordon for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 6:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Wildcats took their best shot at the undefeated Eagles and even led in various moments of the game.
Harmon's clutch play helps Utah Valley bounce back to beat New Mexico State

Harmon's clutch play helps Utah Valley bounce back to beat New Mexico State

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 5:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Justin Harmon scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half as the Wolverines held off New Mexico State 77-72 to keep the Aggies winless in Western Athletic Conference play.
No. 4 Red Rocks score season high in win over No. 25 Washington

No. 4 Red Rocks score season high in win over No. 25 Washington

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 5:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah came away with a season-high of 197.975 to beat No. 25 Washington and bounce back from a disappointing performance a week ago against top-ranked Oklahoma.
Corner Canyon, Skyridge top inaugural 6A competitive cheer championships

Corner Canyon, Skyridge top inaugural 6A competitive cheer championships

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 28 - 9:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Chargers were perfect in show, Lunt explained, meaning there was only one thing left to do: have fun, and close out the win.
Hotline mailbag: Impact of the Comcast mess, options for Oregon and UW, and more

Hotline mailbag: Impact of the Comcast mess, options for Oregon and UW, and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 11:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

Could the Huskies and Ducks go rogue if a media deal collapses?
Kennady McQueen hits 2 clutch 3-pointers to help No. 9 Utah women beat USC

Kennady McQueen hits 2 clutch 3-pointers to help No. 9 Utah women beat USC

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 27 - 11:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

It was Alissa Pili's return against her former team, but Kennady McQueen's night to save Utah.
Postseason drought: Are the Runnin' Utes bound for an NCAA Tournament bid?

Postseason drought: Are the Runnin' Utes bound for an NCAA Tournament bid?

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 10:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

As Friday morning, Utah ranks No. 40 in KenPom ratings and No. 45 in the official NET ratings, which helps seed the 68-team NCAA Tournament.
Pac-12 financial mess: On the fate of the networks, and the legal framework

Pac-12 financial mess: On the fate of the networks, and the legal framework

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 8:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Pac-12 Networks will likely cease to exist as a media distribution company.
Weber State does just enough down the stretch in win over Idaho

Weber State does just enough down the stretch in win over Idaho

Thomas Gordon for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 11:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

What once was a 21-point lead dwindled down to as low as 6 points before Weber State did what it needed to do and held on for a 73-65 win over the University of Idaho.
Runnin' Utes dominate Beavers to sweep program for first time in Pac-12 era

Runnin' Utes dominate Beavers to sweep program for first time in Pac-12 era

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 10:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah had no players score in double figures in the first half to build up a 16-point lead, but added to the misery for Oregon State in the second half to pull away for a 63-44 win.
Southern Utah hands in-state rival Utah Valley 2nd loss in WAC play

Southern Utah hands in-state rival Utah Valley 2nd loss in WAC play

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 9:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Southern Utah had a hole to dig out in the first half against in-state rival Utah Valley.
Can frustrated BYU basketball snap skid against 'magic' of No. 22 Saint Mary's?

Can frustrated BYU basketball snap skid against 'magic' of No. 22 Saint Mary's?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 6:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

BYU welcomes No. 22 Saint Mary's to the Marriott Center on Saturday night (8 p.m. MT, ESPN2) for the final time as WCC mates.
Have You Seen This? Food delivery interrupts basketball game, but it may be a stunt

Have You Seen This? Food delivery interrupts basketball game, but it may be a stunt

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 3:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Someone at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh had a hankering for two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. Or so it seemed.

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