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Pac-12 football 2022 preview: Projections for the North and South division races

Pac-12 football 2022 preview: Projections for the North and South division races

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 9:02 a.m.

The best teams in 2021, Utah and Oregon, are set up to defend their titles.
List of Pac-12 players entering the 2022 NFL Draft features Lloyd, London, Thibodeaux

List of Pac-12 players entering the 2022 NFL Draft features Lloyd, London, Thibodeaux

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 6:06 p.m.

We count three dozen impact players who have decided to move on.
Patrick Kinahan: Utah's success aside, Pac-12 football needs immediate overhaul

Patrick Kinahan: Utah's success aside, Pac-12 football needs immediate overhaul

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 10:36 a.m.

For all the deserved accolades lauded upon Utah this college football season, the truth is the Pac-12 champion was the best of a mediocre conference.
Locals in the NFL Playoffs: 49ers ease by Cowboys; Fred Warner's ankle injury 'low-grade'

Locals in the NFL Playoffs: 49ers ease by Cowboys; Fred Warner's ankle injury 'low-grade'

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 17 - 9:41 p.m.

Elijah Mitchell and Deebo Samuel each scored a rushing touchdown and the 49ers held the Cowboys in a 23-17 win at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Arizona State hands Utah 6th straight loss 64-62

Arizona State hands Utah 6th straight loss 64-62

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 5:54 p.m.

Jalen Graham scored six of Arizona State's final nine points and the Sun Devils beat Utah 64-62 on Monday for the Utes' sixth straight loss.
No. 6 Arizona runs away from Utah 82-64, Tubelis scores 32

No. 6 Arizona runs away from Utah 82-64, Tubelis scores 32

John Marshall, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 15 - 9:27 p.m.

Azoulas Tubelis scored 32 points, Christian Koloko added 16 points, and No. 6 Arizona dominated Utah inside for an 82-64 win on Saturday night.
Why Utah's Eric Weddle came out of retirement for Rams' playoff run

Why Utah's Eric Weddle came out of retirement for Rams' playoff run

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 9:34 a.m.

Eric Weddle didn't have any intention of returning to the NFL, and even less just a year and a half after retiring with the Los Angeles Rams. So why is he back in the NFL playoffs, preparing to face the Arizona Cardinals?
Confident Red Rocks dominant in win over No. 3 Oklahoma at home

Confident Red Rocks dominant in win over No. 3 Oklahoma at home

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 14 - 10:29 p.m.

Coming into its high-profile regular-season meet against No. 3 Oklahoma Friday, No. 4 Red Rocks gymnast Cammy Hall said: "I think it's definitely going to be one that you don't want to miss."
Utah inks gymnastics coach Tom Farden to contract extension through 2026

Utah inks gymnastics coach Tom Farden to contract extension through 2026

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 13 - 12:11 p.m.

Red Rocks coach Tom Farden isn't going anywhere.
Coming home: Former Utes running back Quinton Ganther hired as RB coach

Coming home: Former Utes running back Quinton Ganther hired as RB coach

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 12 - 4:48 p.m.

Off a roller coaster season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, former University of Utah running back Quinton Gather is coming back to his alma mater.
KSL.com Pick'em: And the winners are ...

KSL.com Pick'em: And the winners are ...

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 12 - 10:20 a.m.

Another season of college football has sadly come and gone.
Pac-12 football: The top storylines for 2022

Pac-12 football: The top storylines for 2022

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 6:28 p.m.

USC, Washington, Oregon and WSU have new coaches. Will the results change?
Sione Po'uha announces retirement from coaching after 3 seasons with Utes

Sione Po'uha announces retirement from coaching after 3 seasons with Utes

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 5:47 p.m.

Utes defensive tackles coach Sione Po'uha announced his retirement from coaching.
Pac-12 power ratings: UCLA, USC, Arizona dominate the top of the AP rankings

Pac-12 power ratings: UCLA, USC, Arizona dominate the top of the AP rankings

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 3:05 p.m.

The three teams have a combined record of 35-2.
The AP Top 25 poll renders judgment on the Pac-12 season and, once again, it's not pretty

The AP Top 25 poll renders judgment on the Pac-12 season and, once again, it's not pretty

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 2:14 p.m.

Only two teams made the final cut: Utah and Oregon.
Our ridiculously early top 25 for 2022: It's Alabama, Ohio State while Utah leads the Pac-12

Our ridiculously early top 25 for 2022: It's Alabama, Ohio State while Utah leads the Pac-12

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 8:25 a.m.

The Buckeyes received strong consideration for No. 1.
Aggies, Cougars and Utes finish season ranked in AP Top 25 for state's first time

Aggies, Cougars and Utes finish season ranked in AP Top 25 for state's first time

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 12:18 a.m.

When the results were finalized from all 63 voters of the college football poll, the state of Utah made history: All three Football Bowl Subdivision teams from the state were included in the final rankings.
Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: The final rankings of the 2021 football season

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: The final rankings of the 2021 football season

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 10 - 10:14 p.m.

After all the crazy and wild games we watched over the 2021 college football season, it was another SEC team winning the national championship.
KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for NCAA championship game

KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for NCAA championship game

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Jan. 10 - 10:25 a.m.

Each week, we'll release the KSL.com sports staff picks for you to see. Can you do a better job than us? Probably, but that's the fun of it all.
 Locals in the NFL, Week 18: Saints lose Taysom Hill, playoff spot in win over Falcons

Locals in the NFL, Week 18: Saints lose Taysom Hill, playoff spot in win over Falcons

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 9 - 10:48 p.m.

The former BYU quarterback completed 7-of-9 passes for 107 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown midway through the first quarter of the Saints' 30-20 win over Atlanta.
Utes suffer 4th straight loss in Pac-12 play on hot 3-point shooting for Cougars

Utes suffer 4th straight loss in Pac-12 play on hot 3-point shooting for Cougars

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 8 - 6:50 p.m.

If a 3-point shot was available, Washington State was going to take it.
Pac-12 stock report: Navigating the CFP expansion impasse, Utah's good news

Pac-12 stock report: Navigating the CFP expansion impasse, Utah's good news

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 8 - 9:32 a.m.

If the playoff doesn't expand until 2026, the Pac-12 must adjust for the short-term.
No. 4 Red Rocks dominate in 'Best of Utah' win as Kara Eaker suffers injury

No. 4 Red Rocks dominate in 'Best of Utah' win as Kara Eaker suffers injury

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 7 - 11:27 p.m.

Looking to show its improved talent and depth, Tom Farden threw out three freshman β€” all Olympians β€” to start off the Best of Utah meet at the Maverik Center Friday night.
Runnin' Utes let 14-point lead slip away as Huskies claim first conference win

Runnin' Utes let 14-point lead slip away as Huskies claim first conference win

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 6 - 11:01 p.m.

Utah let a 14-point lead slip away as the visiting Washington Huskies came away with a win.
Off record-setting season, Utes running back Tavion Thomas coming back

Off record-setting season, Utes running back Tavion Thomas coming back

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 6 - 4:10 p.m.

Citing "unfinished business," starting running back Tavion Thomas is staying at Utah.
Craig Smith hopes 'competitive spirit' of Rose Bowl rubs off on basketball team

Craig Smith hopes 'competitive spirit' of Rose Bowl rubs off on basketball team

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 6 - 8:28 a.m.

Craig Smith said the electric feel the Rose Bowl was something he wants his team to know and become familiar with under his tenure as coach.
Pac-12 power ratings: Stanford and the 2 undefeated teams, Arizona and Colorado

Pac-12 power ratings: Stanford and the 2 undefeated teams, Arizona and Colorado

Jeff Metcalfe  |  Posted Jan. 5 - 10:19 a.m.

The Wildcats, Buffs and North Carolina are the only perfect teams in the country.
Pac-12 football: Team-by-team grades for the 2021 season

Pac-12 football: Team-by-team grades for the 2021 season

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 4 - 3:13 p.m.

Two teams received an F. It's not hard to guess which ones.
Patrick Kinahan: Utah FBS football teams met or exceeded expectations

Patrick Kinahan: Utah FBS football teams met or exceeded expectations

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 4 - 10:29 a.m.

Now that the college football season has ended, much to the dismay of many, it's time to review predictions for the local teams.
Pac-12 power ratings: COVID clobbers schedule as the conference scrambles

Pac-12 power ratings: COVID clobbers schedule as the conference scrambles

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 4 - 10:14 a.m.

UCLA hasn't played in a month; UW has played three games in six weeks.
Locals in the NFL: Khyiris Tonga finds new role as Bears fullback (+full Week 17 roundup)

Locals in the NFL: Khyiris Tonga finds new role as Bears fullback (+full Week 17 roundup)

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 3 - 9:34 p.m.

The former BYU defensive lineman may have had his best game of the season in the Bears' 29-3 win over the equally hapless Giants on Sunday to highlight Week 17 of Locals in the NFL.
CFB bowl season winners and losers: ESPN, the SEC and the Rose Bowl

CFB bowl season winners and losers: ESPN, the SEC and the Rose Bowl

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 3 - 7:51 p.m.

Too many bowl games? Wrong. Not enough bowl games!
Utes running back coach Kiel McDonald leaves program, expected to be hired by USC

Utes running back coach Kiel McDonald leaves program, expected to be hired by USC

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 2 - 8:11 p.m.

A day after Utah fell to Ohio State 48-45 in the program's first Rose Bowl, Utes running back coach Kiel McDonald announced his departure from the program.
Patrick Kinahan: Losing Rose Bowl doesn't mar Utah's incredible accomplishments

Patrick Kinahan: Losing Rose Bowl doesn't mar Utah's incredible accomplishments

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Updated Jan. 2 - 11:34 a.m.

Let's revisit my recent story on the four Ohio State NFL prospects tainting the Rose Bowl by sitting out the game to avoid injury.
Rose Bowl a moment not to forget even as Utes season ends in defeat

Rose Bowl a moment not to forget even as Utes season ends in defeat

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 2 - 8:40 a.m.

The result was devastating in terms of the result and the finality of it, but Utah's historic bowl opportunity went down as one of the greatest.
Oregon scores 50 points in second half to hand Runnin' Utes consecutive losses

Oregon scores 50 points in second half to hand Runnin' Utes consecutive losses

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 2 - 12:03 a.m.

Will Richardson scored 23 of his 26 points in the second half, and the Ducks used a 50-31 blitz to blow past Utah 79-66.
C.J. Stroud's 6 TDs rally No. 6 Buckeyes past Utah in wild Rose Bowl game

C.J. Stroud's 6 TDs rally No. 6 Buckeyes past Utah in wild Rose Bowl game

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 1 - 8:16 p.m.

C.J. Stroud threw for six touchdowns and Noah Ruggles drilled a 19-yard field goal with 9 seconds left to help the Buckeyes rally past Utah 48-45 in a wild Rose Bowl game for the ages.
Game Center: No. 11 Utah vs. No. 6 Ohio State

Game Center: No. 11 Utah vs. No. 6 Ohio State

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Jan. 1 - 3:00 p.m.

Follow along as the No. 11 Utah Utes take on the No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Capital one Venture X at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, with KSL.com's live Game Center.
Cam Rising thrives in his home state. Can the Rose Bowl be his crowning act?

Cam Rising thrives in his home state. Can the Rose Bowl be his crowning act?

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 31 - 6:33 p.m.

Each time Cam Rising returns to his home state, the quarterback puts on a show
How the Rose Bowl became 'The Granddaddy of Them All'

How the Rose Bowl became 'The Granddaddy of Them All'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 31 - 12:41 p.m.

The Rose Bowl changed football forever when its first game was held over a century ago. As Utah joins its legacy, here's how it became such a grand event.
'We're not going to end without a fight': Utah's road to the '22 Rose Bowl

'We're not going to end without a fight': Utah's road to the '22 Rose Bowl

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 31 - 9:34 a.m.

Ty Jordan's final few words to the media on a cold December day would become a sort of motto to a program that would suffer immense tragedy over the next nine months.
Pac-12 stock report: UCLA's COVID woes derail Holiday Bowl; pressure mounts on Utah

Pac-12 stock report: UCLA's COVID woes derail Holiday Bowl; pressure mounts on Utah

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Dec. 31 - 8:27 a.m.

The Bruins had to cancel hours before kickoff against NC State.
Runnin' Utes commit 20 turnovers in 88-76 loss to down Oregon State team

Runnin' Utes commit 20 turnovers in 88-76 loss to down Oregon State team

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 30 - 10:21 p.m.

Oregon State shot 63% from the field in the first half and 56% in the game to defeat Utah 88-76 and claim their first conference win of the season.
22 members of one Utah family in Pasadena to support Utes in Rose Bowl

22 members of one Utah family in Pasadena to support Utes in Rose Bowl

Morgan Wolfe and Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 30 - 9:28 p.m.

A family of 22 Utah Utes football fans was headed to Pasadena for this weekend's Rose Bowl.
KenPom: Pac-12 more likely to get 4 bids than the WCC or Mountain West

KenPom: Pac-12 more likely to get 4 bids than the WCC or Mountain West

Ken Pomeroy, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec. 30 - 1:58 p.m.

As conference play gets underway, a consensus has developed that among the top conferences in the west, the West Coast Conference will get the most NCAA Tournament bids this season.
Tavion Thomas has Ohio State to thank for his path with Utes

Tavion Thomas has Ohio State to thank for his path with Utes

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 30 - 9:29 a.m.

In another universe, another alternate dimension maybe, Tavion Thomas would be suiting up for the Scarlet and Gray.
KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for remaining bowl games

KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for remaining bowl games

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Dec. 29 - 12:14 p.m.

Each week, we'll release the KSL.com sports staff picks for you to see. Can you do a better job than us? Probably, but that's the fun of it all.
Pac-12 men's basketball preview: It's a 3-team race for the top

Pac-12 men's basketball preview: It's a 3-team race for the top

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Dec. 29 - 11:27 a.m.

UCLA, USC and Arizona are heavy favorites for the regular-season title.
Tight end U: How Utah's versatility at tight end gives Utes options in the Rose Bowl

Tight end U: How Utah's versatility at tight end gives Utes options in the Rose Bowl

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 29 - 10:32 a.m.

The theme from Ohio State's defensive players and coaches is that Utah plays a physical style of play β€” much like Michigan β€” and the tight ends factor in heavily in the team's ability to dominate teams.
Patrick Kinahan: Ohio State does the impossible by tainting Rose Bowl

Patrick Kinahan: Ohio State does the impossible by tainting Rose Bowl

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec. 28 - 10:28 a.m.

Plain and simple, there's no other way label it, the choice of several Ohio State players has tainted the greatest tradition in college football.
As COVID threatens bowl games, Utah confident Rose Bowl will be played

As COVID threatens bowl games, Utah confident Rose Bowl will be played

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 28 - 8:34 a.m.

As Ohio State and Utah players made their way through Disneyland Monday, one of the week's favorite pregame events was canceled as a precaution for a recent surge in COVID-19 cases around the U.S.
Locals in the NFL, Week 16: Zach Wilson leads Jets to win, after something even cooler

Locals in the NFL, Week 16: Zach Wilson leads Jets to win, after something even cooler

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 27 - 9:30 p.m.

Wilson completed 14-of-22 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 91 yards and a score to help the Jets hold off the Jaguars 26-21 Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
Utes begin 'business trip with benefits' at Disneyland as Rose Bowl week starts

Utes begin 'business trip with benefits' at Disneyland as Rose Bowl week starts

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 27 - 6:47 p.m.

As Britain Covey sat in a chair in the Opera House along Main Street in Disneyland, he was a little fidgety like a kid on the night of Christmas Eve as he talked to media ahead of the 108th Rose Bowl game on Saturday.
Staying or going? A look at where some Utah football players plan to be next season

Staying or going? A look at where some Utah football players plan to be next season

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 24 - 12:29 p.m.

Lloyd was always on borrowed time for the Utes with an NFL career seemingly a lock for the star linebacker.
NCAA Tournament projections: 3 Pac-12 teams are locks while nine have steep climbs

NCAA Tournament projections: 3 Pac-12 teams are locks while nine have steep climbs

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Dec. 23 - 11:20 a.m.

Arizona, UCLA and USC are in contention for top-four seeds.
Locals in the NFL: Utes' Gay named to 1st Pro Bowl roster, 8th for Aggies' Wagner

Locals in the NFL: Utes' Gay named to 1st Pro Bowl roster, 8th for Aggies' Wagner

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 22 - 6:54 p.m.

Former Utah Valley men's soccer star Matt Gay is headed to his first career Pro Bowl, and Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner his eighth-straight.
Utes have a corners problem, so how will they matchup against Ohio State's receivers?

Utes have a corners problem, so how will they matchup against Ohio State's receivers?

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 22 - 10:58 a.m.

For a defense that was already young and relatively inexperienced, losing all three players for the season leaves Utah with few options ahead of a difficult matchup against three of the best receivers.
Locals in the NFL: Utes alum Tyler Huntley totals 4 TDs in Ravens' near-upset over Packers

Locals in the NFL: Utes alum Tyler Huntley totals 4 TDs in Ravens' near-upset over Packers

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 21 - 8:56 p.m.

The former Utah quarterback threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran for two scores to give the Ravens every chance to knock off the Packers.
Runnin' Utes eke out a win over Fresno State in a low-scoring, defensive game

Runnin' Utes eke out a win over Fresno State in a low-scoring, defensive game

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 21 - 7:56 p.m.

For the Runnin' Utes on Tuesday night against the visiting Fresno State Bulldogs, the gears had a hard time moving.