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As Power 5 football programs shift to conference-only games, questions abound

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jul 9th - 3:50pm

College football’s return hangs in the balance as programs around the country watch with caution as COVID-19 cases surge in many parts of the United States.

18-year-old shot in Kearns; police looking for shooter

Lauren Bennett and Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Updated Jul 9th - 9:41am

Unified police said the public was not in danger and the shooter and 18-year-old knew each other.

Amid spike of COVID-19 cases, college football nearing decision day on fall season

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:42pm

One way or another, colleges will have to make a decision about the start of the season, which opens for most teams on Labor Day weekend.

U. condemns 'repugnant' remarks made to former Utah player following Scalley investigation

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 2:57pm

A day after the University of Utah reinstated defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley to his position following an investigation into a racial slur he used in 2013, former Utah cornerback Ryan Lacy says he’s received death threats for his part in the investigation.

Patrick Kinahan: Utah's Scalley deserves a shot at redemption

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 10:13am

In probably the worst possible time, given the current situation in this country, the University of Utah athletic and football leadership handled the delicate situation involving Morgan Scalley about as well as it could under such trying circumstances.

Utah retains Morgan Scalley as defensive coordinator following investigation into racist text

Josh Furlong,  |  Updated Jul 1st - 2:40pm

Following an investigation, the University of Utah has finished its review of defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley's use of a racial slur in 2013.

'Kind of unorthodox,' BYU freshman Haven Empey named Gatorade POY after leading American Fork to 6A title

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:42am

Last week, Empey was reminded that she should’ve been in high school, when she was named the Gatorade Utah girls soccer player of the year for the 2019-20 school year.

NCAA approves plan for 6-week runway to 2020 college football season

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jun 17th - 9:13pm

The NCAA’s Division I council announced Wednesday the approval of a model for a modified preseason that will allow teams a six-week runway to the 2020 season, which begins for most schools on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Utah grants release of NLI to signee Caleb Lohner

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jun 15th - 4:11pm

A week after a report that Utah men's basketball 2020 signee Caleb Lohner wanted out of his national letter of intent, the university has granted him a full release.

Patrick Kinahan: Scalley’s indefensible text leads to many questions

Patrick Kinahan: Contributor  |  Posted Jun 11th - 8:24am

Pertaining to every circumstance, trying to defend the indefensible is a futile attempt at justification and never acceptable.

Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley suspended for using racial slur in 2013

Josh Furlong,  |  Updated Jun 5th - 6:26pm

Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley has been suspended indefinitely from the football program after it was made known that he had used a racial slur in a text message from 2013.

Patrick Kinahan: Sports matter more than ever — again

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:12am

Imagine if the Jazz were still alive in this season’s NBA playoffs, last weekend playing a home game in the Western Conference finals.

Jazz owner Gail Miller among Utah sports leaders condemning violence, racism, injustice

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 31st - 9:58pm

Across the Beehive State, Utah leaders decried violence caused by some protests — but unilaterally condemned racism, discrimination and the social injustices against which most protestors were fighting following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, among others.

University of Utah details plan to bring athletes back to campus

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted May 29th - 10:05am

As student-athletes prepare to return to the University of Utah in June for voluntary workouts related to their sport, the university has released a detailed plan to ensure their safety amid a still uncertain future related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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.