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University of Utah, Pro Football Hall of Famer Larry Wilson dies at 82

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:30pm

Larry Wilson, a member of the NFL’s 75th-anniversary team in 1996 and 100th-anniversary squad in 2019, was inducted into Utah’s Crimson Club Hall of Fame in 1985. He died Thursday at 82.

What the Big Ten's return to fall football means for the Pac-12, Mountain West

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 16th - 9:15pm

The emergence of daily, rapid-response testing for COVID-19 proved vital in the Big Ten conference’s efforts to return to play — which is something the Pac-12 will have soon. So why is the "Conference of Champions" still the only Power 5 league without an outlined plan to play fall football?

College basketball to start Nov. 25 in 1st season since coronavirus shut down NCAA Tournament

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 16th - 5:33pm

With college football back in the most unusual of seasons, college basketball is looking for ways to start its own season during the coronavirus pandemic.

Locals in the NFL: Utes' Zack Moss grabs first touchdown for Bills; Jaylon Johnson experiences highs, lows of Bears debut

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 13th - 9:31pm

Moss ran for 11 yards on nine carries, but also caught three passes for 16 yards — including his first career touchdown — in the Bills' 27-17 win Sunday over the New York Jets in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season.

Locals in the NFL: Taysom Hill named backup QB/KOR/Holder in New Orleans (+13 players signed to NFL practice squads)

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 8th - 7:42pm

The Saints released their first depth chart of the 2020 season Monday evening, and Hill sits just behind incumbent starter Drew Brees — and just ahead of third-string signal caller Jameis Winston.

Decision Day: A look at the locals who were cut by the NFL (and those who made a roster)

Josh Furlong,  |  Updated Sep 6th - 1:48pm

It’s decision day for the NFL as each team was required to pare its roster down to at least 53 players.

With daily testing, Pac-12 'hopeful' to begin football sooner; U. athletics dept. furloughs, lays off employees

Josh Furlong,  |  Updated Sep 4th - 8:26pm

There was a little glimmer of hope Thursday afternoon, though, as Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott detailed positive news that could potentially bring football (and many other sports) back sooner than expected.

Want to track Utah’s COVID-19 rates in wastewater? There’s a website for that

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 4th - 7:17pm

Utahns have had access to daily COVID-19 case rates since the beginning of the pandemic but the No. 2 way to trace the coronavirus continues to be easier to track than ever.

'Game-changer': Rapid, daily virus testing coming to Pac-12

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 3rd - 7:40pm

The Pac-12 could be playing football and basketball sooner than expected after the conference announced Thursday that each of the 12 schools will soon have the capacity to perform daily, rapid COVID-19 tests on athletes.

Utah's Schow leads BYU's Ponich, Park City's Shluker by 1 as 122nd Utah State Amateur opens

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 1st - 8:28pm

University of Utah senior golfer Mitchell Schow shot 6-under-par 66 to finish one stroke atop the leaderboard Tuesday after the first round of the 122nd Utah State Amateur championship at Jeremy Ranch golf and country club in Park City.

'Everybody was pretty heartbroken': Utah's Britain Covey describes emotions following canceled fall play

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Aug 25th - 11:11am

Coming off a season-ending injury in 2019, Britain Covey describes the emotions he and his team felt when the fall season of football was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Utah opens at No. 22 in preseason AP Top 25 poll — but it's a short stay

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Aug 24th - 10:31am

Its fall season may be postponed (or potentially canceled) but Utah still had enough talent on its roster to be considered a preseason Associated Press Top 25 team.

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25 ballot: Clemson claims preseason's top rank in unusual football season

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Aug 24th - 8:02am

In just over a week, college football is set to begin — at least that’s the plan for a subset of programs that haven’t delayed the start to its season. And as long as college football is being played in some capacity, and for however long it might remain, the Associated Press will continue its Top 25 poll.

Bolles has a new perspective in pivotal season with Broncos

Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 20th - 4:01pm

Garett Bolles insists he never worried about the training camp battle he was slated to have with Elijah Wilkinson before Ja’Wuan James opted out of the 2020 season. Nor did he fret over the Broncos declining his fifth-year option.

State lawmaker questions whether Utah school reopening plans ‘too restrictive’

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:09am

But state epidemiologist says ‘premature to say kids don’t suffer from any effects from COVID-19.’

Locals in the NFL: Ex-Utes star Alex Smith back on field 21 months after gruesome leg injury

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Aug 19th - 8:54pm

Smith returned to the Washington Football Team this week for preseason training camp after nearly two years removed from a devastating leg injury that threatened his football career — and his life.

6 former Utah college standouts impacted by CFL's 2020 season cancelation

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Aug 17th - 7:32pm

The Canadian Football League announced the total shutdown of the 2020 season Monday, ending the chase of the 109-year-old Grey Cup for the nine-team league.

Another 1918 comparison: How a war, pandemic thumped college football in Utah a century ago

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 14th - 11:32am

What's happening now to college sports isn’t quite unprecedented. A century ago, Utah sports fans endured a will-they-won't-they football season which ended in a fall without college football.

University of Utah athletics dept. to face $50M-$60M shortfall without fall sports

Josh Furlong,  |  Updated Aug 12th - 5:26pm

The University of Utah athletics department is set to lose approximately $50 million to $60 million or more on a $91 million yearly budget following the Pac-12’s decision to postpone fall sports Tuesday.