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Patrick Kinahan: These four coaches belong on Utah's Mount Rushmore

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted May 27th - 10:16am

The argument is split in half, really, with two guarantees out of the four who belong on Utah’s coaching Mount Rushmore.

NCAA to allow voluntary on-campus workouts for all athletes beginning June 1

Sean Walker,  |  Updated May 22nd - 5:46pm

The NCAA took a massive step towards colleges resuming normal activity Friday.

NCAA to lift moratorium on football, basketball workouts

Steve Megargee, Associated Press  |  Updated May 20th - 7:22pm

or if — the football season can happen in the next few weeks.

Patrick Kinahan: Utah losing ability to get back to NCAA Tournament

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted May 20th - 10:12am

All the apologists aside, losing another player off the Utah men’s basketball team continues to thwart the program’s desire to finally get back into the NCAA tournament.

3 Utah Athletics programs post perfect multi-year APR scores

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted May 19th - 12:09pm

On Tuesday, Utah was acknowledged for having three of its programs — gymnastics, men’s tennis and volleyball — earn perfect multi-year Academic Progress Report marks.

Both Gach expected to transfer should he withdraw from NBA draft process

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted May 14th - 9:57pm

Both Gach’s time at the University of Utah has come to an end one way or another.

What does Utah's move to 'yellow' phase of COVID-19 response mean for local sports?

Sean Walker,  |  Updated May 14th - 7:55pm

When Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced that the state would move to the yellow, low-risk phase of COVID-19 response beginning Saturday, one of the first things he mentioned about the new phase was an increase in athletics.

Tanner Toolson, son of former BYU and Utah Jazz wing Andy, commits to Cougars

Sean Walker,  |  Updated May 14th - 7:37pm

Toolson, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound guard from Vancouver, Washington, chose from a final four that included BYU, Utah, Utah State and Boise State.

Whittingham: Varying state rules shouldn't limit players' training as football seeks return

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted May 13th - 11:52am

"I don't believe that players that have the availability and the opportunity to train should be, that it should be withheld from them," University of Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said.

COVID-19 pandemic proves nobody is in charge of college football

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 13th - 8:39am

The California State University system threw cold water on the idea of an "all-or-nothing" resumption of college sports in the fall with Tuesday’s announcement that the system, which operates 22 campuses including three in the Mountain West Conference, would not conduct in-person classes by September.

Is the Pac-12 ready to embrace an 11-game, conference-only schedule for football?

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted May 12th - 9:02am

An 11-game, conference-only schedule could be the path forward for the Pac-12 in its hope to resume football this fall.

Utah lacrosse star Colin Burke makes history, fulfills lifelong dream as MLL draft pick

Sean Walker,  |  Updated May 9th - 8:37am

Utah’s Colin Burke was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 Major League Lacrosse Draft by his hometown New York Lizards, becoming the first-ever MLL draft pick in Utah history.

Football in October? March Madness in April? NCAA working with contingency plans

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 7th - 10:16am

In the college world, things are quiet. Campuses have been dismissed, classes have been pushed online, and anyone who can go home has been encouraged to leave while the virus runs its course.

Former Utah QB Alex Smith opens up about gruesome leg injury in ESPN special

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 1st - 8:37pm

The former No. 1 overall draft pick who will be inducted into the University of Utah’s hall of fame this fall finally broke his silence about an injury that has kept him out of the NFL for nearly two years — and nearly ended his life.

Alex Smith, Andrew Bogut highlight Utah Athletics' 2020 Hall of Fame class

Josh Furlong,  |  Updated Apr 29th - 2:19pm

In a two-month period in 2005, the University of Utah claimed the No. 1 overall pick in both the NFL draft and the NBA draft. It’s the only time in history one school has claimed the top pick in both professional leagues in the same year.

Patrick Kinahan: Utah hangs with elite NFL draft company

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Apr 29th - 10:17am

Any debate over the best conference in college football is settled without argument each year over a three-day period in April.

Where local athletes signed after the 2020 NFL Draft Sports  |  Updated Apr 25th - 8:31pm

All deals have been confirmed by, unless otherwise noted. Check back regularly as we update the list of new locals in the NFL.

John Penisini picked up by the Detroit Lions with the No. 197 overall pick

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Apr 25th - 2:40pm

Defensive tackle John Penisini becomes the seventh player from the University of Utah to be drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Utah's all-time sack leader, Bradlee Anae, selected No. 179 overall to the Dallas Cowboys

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:45pm

On Saturday, Anae was selected in the fifth round by the Dallas Cowboys with the No. 179 overall pick in the virtual NFL draft.