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Stock report: Pac-12 survival, options for Oregon and UW, the Big 12 as hunter and more

Stock report: Pac-12 survival, options for Oregon and UW, the Big 12 as hunter and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted July 1 - 11:24 a.m.

If Oregon and Washington stay put, the Pac-12 can survive.
Any suitors? A look at some of Utah's options after latest conference realignment

Any suitors? A look at some of Utah's options after latest conference realignment

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted July 1 - 8:32 a.m.

The ramifications of conference realignment are just beginning, but there's one thing that remains certain: Welcome to a two-conference sport.
USC and UCLA leaving for the Big Ten in 2024, delivering a huge blow to the Pac-12

USC and UCLA leaving for the Big Ten in 2024, delivering a huge blow to the Pac-12

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Updated June 30 - 6:44 p.m.

The Los Angeles schools were both accepted into the Big Ten on Thursday, Pac-12 says it is 'extremely surprised and disappointed'
What's next for the devastated Pac-12: Survival scenarios in a world without USC and UCLA

What's next for the devastated Pac-12: Survival scenarios in a world without USC and UCLA

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted June 30 - 4:53 p.m.

The conference has options; none of them are good.
Report: Utah expected to re-join NWSL in 2024

Report: Utah expected to re-join NWSL in 2024

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted June 30 - 2:04 p.m.

Multiple sources reported that Utah will be one of two new groups expected to join the NWSL in 2024 following the departure of the Royals in 2020.
Recruiting: A look at who has committed to Utah football for the 2023 recruiting class

Recruiting: A look at who has committed to Utah football for the 2023 recruiting class

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated June 30 - 1:29 p.m.

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any collegiate program, and it's no different for the University of Utah football program.
RSL announces friendly against Liga MX champ Atlas

RSL announces friendly against Liga MX champ Atlas

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted June 30 - 1:05 p.m.

Real Salt Lake announced Thursday a friendly against Liga MX champion Atlas on Sept. 22 at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Midseason grades for every RSL player

Midseason grades for every RSL player

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted June 29 - 6:32 p.m.

Real Salt Lake is officially halfway through the MLS season, with 17 games down and 17 to go, presenting a prime opportunity for reflection on how the team has performed to this point.
A look at the state of the Utah Jazz entering free agency

A look at the state of the Utah Jazz entering free agency

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 29 - 2:34 p.m.

Utah Jazz CEO Danny Ainge solved one issue on Tuesday — hiring Will Hardy to be the Jazz's new coach — now, he'll pivot to another: Figuring out how to restructure the roster.
Utah State's Deven Thompkins is on a quest to fulfill NFL dreams with Buccaneers

Utah State's Deven Thompkins is on a quest to fulfill NFL dreams with Buccaneers

Jacob Nielson for KSL.com  |  Posted June 29 - 11:26 a.m.

The former Utah State receiver has returned home to Florida and is looking to beat the odds and make the Bucs 53-man roster.
Big 12 state of mind: Brett Yormark named next commissioner of conference in transition

Big 12 state of mind: Brett Yormark named next commissioner of conference in transition

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 29 - 9:42 a.m.

Brett Yormark was named the fifth commissioner of the conference Wednesday morning, as announced by these league's board of directors.
US women defeats Colombia 2-0 in Sandy friendly

US women defeats Colombia 2-0 in Sandy friendly

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated June 28 - 11:42 p.m.

The U.S. Women's National Team dominated Colombia in a 2-0 international friendly win at Rio Tinto Stadium Tuesday in front of 16,000 fans.
Utah Jazz choose Boston assistant Will Hardy as next head coach

Utah Jazz choose Boston assistant Will Hardy as next head coach

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated June 28 - 3:07 p.m.

The wide-reaching search has come to a close. Boston assistant Will Hardy has agreed to a five-year deal to be the Utah Jazz's next head coach.
Patrick Kinahan: Curry replaces Stockton in great point guard debate

Patrick Kinahan: Curry replaces Stockton in great point guard debate

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted June 28 - 2:34 p.m.

Around these parts a debate over the best all-time point guard in the NBA has raged for going on three decades.
Pac-12 recruiting: Oregon State lands its quarterback, USC grabs a lineman

Pac-12 recruiting: Oregon State lands its quarterback, USC grabs a lineman

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted June 28 - 2:22 p.m.

The Beavers also reeled in a receiver from Washington.
Pac-12 football: New conference schedule models under evaluation with decision expected soon

Pac-12 football: New conference schedule models under evaluation with decision expected soon

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted June 28 - 11:34 a.m.

The new nine-game schedule won't place an emphasis on division opponents.
Commissioner Q&A: On the Pac-12 as a leader, the COVID 'hangover' and his first year in charge

Commissioner Q&A: On the Pac-12 as a leader, the COVID 'hangover' and his first year in charge

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted June 27 - 2:37 p.m.

An eventful Year 1 is coming to a close, but two major issues are unresolved.
Pac-12 basketball: The Hotline's midsummer coaching hot seat breakdown

Pac-12 basketball: The Hotline's midsummer coaching hot seat breakdown

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted June 27 - 11:25 a.m.

UW, OSU, Cal, Stanford and ASU could face difficult decisions next spring.
RSL hot streak cooled off by Crew in scoreless draw

RSL hot streak cooled off by Crew in scoreless draw

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated June 25 - 10:41 p.m.

Real Salt Lake was held scoreless at home in a 0-0 draw against the Columbus Crew Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium after scoring six goals in its last three matches.
Here's where BYU's Barcello, Utah State's Bean will begin their NBA careers

Here's where BYU's Barcello, Utah State's Bean will begin their NBA careers

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 4:51 p.m.

Utah State's Justin Bean signed an Exhibit 10 with contract with the LA Clippers, while BYU's Alex Barcello will join the Toronto Raptors' summer league squad that opens July 9 in Las Vegas.
Transgender girls detail fears about high school sports ban in new Utah lawsuit

Transgender girls detail fears about high school sports ban in new Utah lawsuit

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 12:04 p.m.

A lawsuit filed on behalf of three transgender girls seeks a halt on Utah's new law that would ban them from participating on girls' teams.
Jazz end draft night without making a pick or a trade

Jazz end draft night without making a pick or a trade

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated June 23 - 11:27 p.m.

Jazz CEO Danny Ainge's first draft as a member of the Utah front office proved to be uneventful — or at least unfruitful.
It's Banchero to Orlando: Magic grab Duke standout at No. 1

It's Banchero to Orlando: Magic grab Duke standout at No. 1

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated June 23 - 7:48 p.m.

after weeks of projections that Auburn's Jabari Smith Jr. or Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren might be the ones atop Orlando's list.
50 years since Title IX, BYU women just had a banner year

50 years since Title IX, BYU women just had a banner year

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 6:29 p.m.

From national titles in cross country and track and field to championship runs in soccer to the continued elevation of a women's volleyball program that has been among the nation's best for over a decade, BYU is proving to be a school where female athletes thrive.
Pac-12 executive committee turnover: What the 2022 changes mean at a pivotal time for the conference

Pac-12 executive committee turnover: What the 2022 changes mean at a pivotal time for the conference

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted June 23 - 4:38 p.m.

The influential group will advise the full board on key decisions.
Have You Seen This? Chaotic T-ball home run

Have You Seen This? Chaotic T-ball home run

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 3:34 p.m.

T-ball is supposed to be a learning experience for young baseball players, and there's a lot to learn from this chaotic video posted on Twitter by Scott Warner.
Trading in his BYU blue for Utah red, Gavin Baxter looking for another chance

Trading in his BYU blue for Utah red, Gavin Baxter looking for another chance

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 2:04 p.m.

Wearing red doesn't come easy for Gavin Baxter. In some ways, he's still trying to adjust.
Pac-12 stock report: NBA draft outlook, Arizona's (potentially) big night

Pac-12 stock report: NBA draft outlook, Arizona's (potentially) big night

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted June 23 - 12:52 p.m.

The Wildcats could produce the conference's only first-round picks.
With Big 12 near, BYU football opens casual media day with roster, scheduling updates

With Big 12 near, BYU football opens casual media day with roster, scheduling updates

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 22 - 4:47 p.m.

Here's what we learned from Wednesday's day-long interview-fest of BYU players, coaches and administrators at the final team-specific football media day before the Cougars join the Big 12 in 2023.
Title IX special report: The impact, state and future of the law on its 50th anniversary

Title IX special report: The impact, state and future of the law on its 50th anniversary

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted June 22 - 2:03 p.m.

Four leaders in college athletics address the landscape-changing legislation.
Powder League co-founders focus on showcasing the culture in Salt Lake City

Powder League co-founders focus on showcasing the culture in Salt Lake City

Christian Esparza, KSL.com  |  Posted June 22 - 12:41 p.m.

In the small gymnasium at Judge Memorial High School, hundreds of fans show up to take in music, fashion and of course, basketball.
Ryan Smith says there's an argument the Jazz went 'too clean' in rebrand

Ryan Smith says there's an argument the Jazz went 'too clean' in rebrand

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 22 - 8:42 a.m.

Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith admitted that there's an argument the Jazz went a bit "too clean" with the new rebrand. He also discussed Utah's coaching search and this week's draft.
'This city is booming': 6 years after unheralded Fight Night, UFC makes Utah return

'This city is booming': 6 years after unheralded Fight Night, UFC makes Utah return

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 6:29 p.m.

When the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the location of its UFC 278, Salt Lake City caught several passionate MMA fans by surprise.
Is Rubio Rubin the answer at forward for RSL?

Is Rubio Rubin the answer at forward for RSL?

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 4:09 p.m.

Real Salt Lake forward Rubio Rubin made his debut for the Guatemala national team earlier this month and now the opportunities are coming with his club as well following an injury to starter Bobby Wood.
Have You Seen This? When mascot races go wrong

Have You Seen This? When mascot races go wrong

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 3:31 p.m.

Apparently a bull can still get you during a mascot race on the baseball field.
BYU athletics has new leadership structure with eye toward Big 12

BYU athletics has new leadership structure with eye toward Big 12

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 11:33 a.m.

One day before the final football media day as an FBS independent, BYU Athletics received a facelift.
Can BYU women's soccer thrive immediately in the Big 12?

Can BYU women's soccer thrive immediately in the Big 12?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 11:32 a.m.

There's still one year left of independence, but in many ways, the program has to prepare for the Big 12 now. And for BYU soccer, they already have.
Pac-12 football salaries: Whittingham's new deal and our look at the most overpaid (and underpaid) coaches

Pac-12 football salaries: Whittingham's new deal and our look at the most overpaid (and underpaid) coaches

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted June 20 - 2:25 p.m.

Utah goes all-in with a huge raise for its longtime boss.
World swimming bans transgender athletes from women's events

World swimming bans transgender athletes from women's events

Ciaran Fahey, Associated Press  |  Posted June 19 - 9:44 p.m.

World swimming's governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women's events.
'Savarino Magic' gives RSL 2-0 win over San Jose

'Savarino Magic' gives RSL 2-0 win over San Jose

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 10:07 p.m.

Jefferson Savarino assisted one goal and scored the other to keep Real Salt Lake undefeated at home and take away three points in a 2-0 win over San Jose Saturday.
Unsportsmanlike conduct: UHSAA puts boys soccer on 3-year probation. Here's why

Unsportsmanlike conduct: UHSAA puts boys soccer on 3-year probation. Here's why

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 12:54 p.m.

The Utah High School Activities Association handed out a three-year suspension to the entire state of boys' soccer, meaning teams will only be allowed to play 14 matches beginning with the 2023 season.
Utah Jazz officially reveal their new rebrand

Utah Jazz officially reveal their new rebrand

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 11:43 a.m.

The Jazz revealed their new colors and jerseys on Friday
Coming home: Latest US callup may be most important for former BYU star Ashley Hatch

Coming home: Latest US callup may be most important for former BYU star Ashley Hatch

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 9:32 a.m.

Hatch was one of 23 players selected by head coach Vlatko Andonovski named to the United States' roster for the upcoming CONCACAF W Championships in Mexico.
Warriors beat Celtics 103-90 to win 4th NBA title in 8 years

Warriors beat Celtics 103-90 to win 4th NBA title in 8 years

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted June 16 - 9:59 p.m.

The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again, topping the Boston Celtics 103-90 for their fourth title in the last eight seasons.
BYU basketball adds Arkansas transfer Jaxson Robinson

BYU basketball adds Arkansas transfer Jaxson Robinson

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 5:29 p.m.

The 6-foot-6, 185-pound wing from Ada, Oklahoma, will transfer to BYU after spending time at Arkansas and Texas A&M, Robinson told On3 Sports.
Have You Seen This? Donovan Mitchell rakes at Mets BP while Jazz prep for redesign

Have You Seen This? Donovan Mitchell rakes at Mets BP while Jazz prep for redesign

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 5:16 p.m.

Donovan Mitchell's basketball career probably wouldn't have looked the same if it were not for a wrist injury in high school.
Patrick Kinahan: Amended contract won't necessarily postpone Whittingham's retirement plans

Patrick Kinahan: Amended contract won't necessarily postpone Whittingham's retirement plans

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 9:24 a.m.

Multiple reports over the last several months have speculated on Kyle Whittingham's retirement, including one that even listed a conditional date.
Chivas tops Santos 3-1 in Liga MX battle at Rio Tinto

Chivas tops Santos 3-1 in Liga MX battle at Rio Tinto

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 9:44 p.m.

Chivas de Guadalajara defeated fellow Mexican side Santos Laguna 3-1 in a friendly at Rio Tinto Stadium Wednesday as part of Chivas' summer "Tour Rebano."
Salt Lake wants to keep Bees in place as city seeks major neighborhood changes

Salt Lake wants to keep Bees in place as city seeks major neighborhood changes

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 2:56 p.m.

Urban planners believe Smith's Ballpark should serve as a sort of anchor — or cleanup hitter, so to speak — for new development projects around it in Salt Lake City.
After Rose Bowl appearance, Utah's Kyle Whittingham receives significant pay raise

After Rose Bowl appearance, Utah's Kyle Whittingham receives significant pay raise

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 10:03 a.m.

The Rose Bowl appearance gave longtime head coach Kyle Whittingham a significant raise to an already signed extension in 2020.
Have You Seen This? Baseball game breaks out around tic-tac-toe grudge match

Have You Seen This? Baseball game breaks out around tic-tac-toe grudge match

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 5:18 p.m.

In a rematch of former teammates Joe Musgrove and Chad Kuhl, the two opposing pitchers played to an epic draw in a game of tic-tac-toe that may have been the most competitive matchup of the night.
Pac-12 recruiting: Oregon State lands its quarterback, USC grabs a lineman

Pac-12 recruiting: Oregon State lands its quarterback, USC grabs a lineman

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted June 14 - 2:16 p.m.

The Beavers also reeled in a receiver from Washington.
Pac-12 football: Our final, inalterable, indisputable transfer portal rankings

Pac-12 football: Our final, inalterable, indisputable transfer portal rankings

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted June 14 - 12:33 p.m.

USC won the cycle, but a handful of teams gained more than they lost.
MLS, Apple enter streaming agreement through 2032

MLS, Apple enter streaming agreement through 2032

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 11:08 a.m.

Major League Soccer and Apple announced a partnership Tuesday to stream all MLS matches via the Apple TV app beginning in 2023 through 2032.
Patrick Kinahan: Conference affiliations and opinions aside, BYU and Utah each have only one real rival

Patrick Kinahan: Conference affiliations and opinions aside, BYU and Utah each have only one real rival

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 10:26 a.m.

Utah football's impressive run over the last full three seasons in the Pac-12 has created better storylines in the conference but won't alter one undeniable fact.
Wiggins delivers on both ends, Warriors lead NBA Finals 3-2

Wiggins delivers on both ends, Warriors lead NBA Finals 3-2

Janie Mccauley, Associated Press  |  Posted June 13 - 10:09 p.m.

Andrew Wiggins delivered the biggest game yet in his eight-year career.
Former No. 2 pick Jabari Parker participates in Jazz minicamp

Former No. 2 pick Jabari Parker participates in Jazz minicamp

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 13 - 4:02 p.m.

The Jazz couldn't draft Jabari Parker in 2014. Eight years later, their fates could collide.