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BYU drops out of AP Top 25 after back-to-back losses; Utes receiving votes

BYU drops out of AP Top 25 after back-to-back losses; Utes receiving votes

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 12:16 p.m.

The Cougars' time in the national rankings has come to an end … at least for now.
Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Purdue plays spoiler as Oklahoma finds dynamic QB

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Purdue plays spoiler as Oklahoma finds dynamic QB

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 10:01 a.m.

The Iowa loss was the biggest upset of Week 7 as seven team went undefeated on their bye weeks.
Utes score 28 unanswered points in second half to upend No. 18 Arizona State

Utes score 28 unanswered points in second half to upend No. 18 Arizona State

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 17 - 1:02 a.m.

The second half belonged to the Utes.
Game Center: Utah vs. No. 18 Arizona State

Game Center: Utah vs. No. 18 Arizona State

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 8:00 p.m.

Follow along as the Utah Utes take on the No. 18 Arizona State Sun Devils at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, with KSL.com's live Game Center.
Making statements: Utes, Sun Devils look to take major step in division title race

Making statements: Utes, Sun Devils look to take major step in division title race

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 7:48 p.m.

As the only two remaining teams with an unbeaten record in Pac-12 play, Saturday becomes a statement game of sorts for either program.
KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 7 of college football

KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 7 of college football

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 10:34 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.
Will the real Utes RB1 please stand up?

Will the real Utes RB1 please stand up?

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 12:14 p.m.

Six weeks into the season, Utah still doesn't have one lead back to rely on in an offense that traditionally feeds its star.
Pac-12 picks: UW's competitive advantage over UCLA; ASU handles Utah; Cal hangs with Oregon

Pac-12 picks: UW's competitive advantage over UCLA; ASU handles Utah; Cal hangs with Oregon

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 2:22 p.m.

The Hotline typically takes a close look at key trends and statistics when evaluating Pac-12 games against the point spread, but not always.
Picked to finished 10th in Pac-12, Runnin' Utes looking to defy odds

Picked to finished 10th in Pac-12, Runnin' Utes looking to defy odds

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 10:31 a.m.

The odds are stacked against Utah's men's basketball program.
Could Utah's 'breakout game' on offense bode well for the rest of the season?

Could Utah's 'breakout game' on offense bode well for the rest of the season?

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 9:34 a.m.

It was the type of performance that Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham called a "breakout game" for the offense.
Arizona State on the brink of South division control entering Saturday showdown at Utah

Arizona State on the brink of South division control entering Saturday showdown at Utah

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 7:25 a.m.

It feels early for a make-or-break game, but that's exactly the situation unfolding in the Pac-12's South division this week as Arizona State visits Utah.
Utah women's basketball program rebranding itself to overcome 'bad year'

Utah women's basketball program rebranding itself to overcome 'bad year'

Milee Enger, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 8:49 p.m.

Being a member of the Pac-12 has not been an easy adjustment for Utah women's basketball since joining the league almost a decade ago, and it won't be getting any easier in the 2021-22 season.
Pac-12 bowl projections: Utah's path widens ahead of Saturday showdown against ASU

Pac-12 bowl projections: Utah's path widens ahead of Saturday showdown against ASU

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 12:55 p.m.

In 10 minutes, Utah transformed its Saturday, its season and its postseason.
Veterans Dani Drews, Madelyn Robinson believe Utes have chance to do something special

Veterans Dani Drews, Madelyn Robinson believe Utes have chance to do something special

Cole Bagley, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 12:05 p.m.

Utah women's volleyball player Dani Drews and Madelyn Robinson believe the team can do something special this year as currently find themselves ranked No. 15 in the country with a 10-3 record.
KSL.com Pick'em: Aggies, Utes fans earn top prizes following chaotic Week 6 action

KSL.com Pick'em: Aggies, Utes fans earn top prizes following chaotic Week 6 action

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 10:02 a.m.

Even on a bye week Utah State found a way to win ... or at least two of its fans did.
Locals in the NFL: Devontae Booker goes from inactive to featured back (+ complete Week 5 roundup)

Locals in the NFL: Devontae Booker goes from inactive to featured back (+ complete Week 5 roundup)

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 9:39 p.m.

Two weeks ago, former Utah running back Devontae Booker was inactive as he clung to a reserve role with the New York Giants. Now he could be all the featured back in the Big Apple.
'He just loved you': Family, friends remember Utes defensive back Aaron Lowe

'He just loved you': Family, friends remember Utes defensive back Aaron Lowe

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 11 - 5:10 p.m.

Football and the University of Utah meant everything to Aaron Lowe. That love was on full display at the Texas chapel for his funeral service Monday afternoon.
Pac-12 power ratings: Utah climbs, USC falls and the highest-rated team in Washington resides in the Palouse

Pac-12 power ratings: Utah climbs, USC falls and the highest-rated team in Washington resides in the Palouse

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 10:19 a.m.

Power ratings based entirely on the scoreboard, except when they aren't.
'You've got to carry on': Utes lay it all out in win for Ty Jordan, Aaron Lowe

'You've got to carry on': Utes lay it all out in win for Ty Jordan, Aaron Lowe

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 7:02 p.m.

The win, which was a long time coming as one of only two road destinations in the Pac-12 Utah had never won, was more than what the final scoreboard read.
Streak over: Utes dominate Trojans for first-ever win in the Coliseum

Streak over: Utes dominate Trojans for first-ever win in the Coliseum

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 9 - 11:18 p.m.

Utah quarterback Cameron Rising wanted a do over. And it was the Rising show as he led his team to its first-ever victory at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Game Center: Utah vs. USC

Game Center: Utah vs. USC

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 6:00 p.m.

Follow along as the Utah Utes take on the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, with KSL.com's live Game Center.
Streaks are meant to be broken: Utes looking to make history in Coliseum with win

Streaks are meant to be broken: Utes looking to make history in Coliseum with win

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 6:34 p.m.

The next time Utah wins at the Coliseum, it will be the first time.
KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 6 of college football

KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 6 of college football

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 11:04 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.
'Patience' is key as Craig Smith looks to make his mark with Runnin' Utes

'Patience' is key as Craig Smith looks to make his mark with Runnin' Utes

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 12:16 p.m.

Craig Smith has been patient with his new team.
Pac-12 picks: Stanford hangs with ASU, Oregon State rolls, and another USC-Utah thriller

Pac-12 picks: Stanford hangs with ASU, Oregon State rolls, and another USC-Utah thriller

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 5:11 p.m.

The Trojans and Utes have produced memorable affairs in the decade they've shared the Pac-12 South.
Recruiting: A look at who has committed to Utah football for the 2022 recruiting class

Recruiting: A look at who has committed to Utah football for the 2022 recruiting class

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 6 - 3:43 p.m.

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any collegiate program, and it's no different for the University of Utah football program.
USC game serves as a way to 'lean on each other' as Utes turn focus to football

USC game serves as a way to 'lean on each other' as Utes turn focus to football

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 9:28 a.m.

The game of football is often a release β€” an escape from reality β€” for those who play the sport.
Pac-12 bowl projections: Washington's streak in jeopardy; Oregon drops to the Rose

Pac-12 bowl projections: Washington's streak in jeopardy; Oregon drops to the Rose

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 3:16 p.m.

The Pac-12's longest active bowl participation streak, albeit one with a caveat, is in significant peril.
KSL.com Pick'em: BYU fans, Utah fan claim top prizes in Week 5

KSL.com Pick'em: BYU fans, Utah fan claim top prizes in Week 5

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 11:46 a.m.

It's another week where BYU fans are cleaning up the top prizes in KSL.com College Football Pick'em.
What ever happened to the Beehive Boot, and can BYU take it back?

What ever happened to the Beehive Boot, and can BYU take it back?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 8:37 a.m.

The Beehive Boot was founded in 1971 by former BYU sports information director Dave Schulthess as a way to reward winner the annual round-robin series between the three schools.
'It means the world': Utah plans to retire No. 22 in memory of Ty Jordan, Aaron Lowe

'It means the world': Utah plans to retire No. 22 in memory of Ty Jordan, Aaron Lowe

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 4 - 8:47 p.m.

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said Monday in his first public address since slain defensive back Aaron Lowe's death that no football player will wear the No. 22 again.
Man accused of killing Aaron Lowe has ties to 2020 unsolved killing, police confirm

Man accused of killing Aaron Lowe has ties to 2020 unsolved killing, police confirm

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 4 - 5:12 p.m.

The Salt Lake man arrested Sunday and accused of killing Utah football player Aaron Lowe also has a connection to a fatal shooting in Millcreek from a year ago that has remained unsolved, police say.
KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 5 of college football

KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 5 of college football

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 10:02 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.
Former Utah WR Tim Patrick is Mr. Reliable but fame hasn't followed him

Former Utah WR Tim Patrick is Mr. Reliable but fame hasn't followed him

Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 30 - 11:41 a.m.

Tim Patrick seizes the back-shoulder throw and still gets the cold shoulder. He makes the contested catch and remains incognito. He hauls in the pass with both the defender and the sun in his face and again gets overlooked.
'That was my brother': Utah football teammates reflect on life of Aaron Lowe

'That was my brother': Utah football teammates reflect on life of Aaron Lowe

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 11:27 p.m.

Aaron Lowe's teammates were among the several hundred people who gathered on the lawn on campus Wednesday for a vigil to reflect on Lowe's life.
Pac-12 releases full schedule, TV broadcast partners for Utes basketball season

Pac-12 releases full schedule, TV broadcast partners for Utes basketball season

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 12:44 p.m.

The schedule is set and the 2021-22 men's basketball season is ready to go … in a couple months.
Pac-12 bowl projections: Oregon on track for playoff, ASU to the Alamo

Pac-12 bowl projections: Oregon on track for playoff, ASU to the Alamo

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 10:44 a.m.

With the first month of the 2021 season complete, several Pac-12 teams face daunting climbs to the six-win mark needed for bowl eligibility.
As Utah opens up training camp, Craig Smith wants to 'bring Runnin' Utes back'

As Utah opens up training camp, Craig Smith wants to 'bring Runnin' Utes back'

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 10:04 a.m.

The energy was palpable on the men's court of the Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility.
KSL.com Pick'em: 2 BYU fans, 1 Utah fan claim top prizes in Week 4

KSL.com Pick'em: 2 BYU fans, 1 Utah fan claim top prizes in Week 4

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 10:08 a.m.

It's another week where BYU fans are cleaning up the top prizes in KSL.com College Football Pick'em.
Aaron Lowe's parents reflect on tragedy that's left them 'hurt' and 'devastated'

Aaron Lowe's parents reflect on tragedy that's left them 'hurt' and 'devastated'

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 8:02 a.m.

Aaron Lowe's mother, Donna Lowe-Sterns, was woken up by a phone call at her home in Malakoff, Texas, from one of her son's friends.
Locals in the NFL: These locals hosted watch party while Dalton Schultz went off on MNF

Locals in the NFL: These locals hosted watch party while Dalton Schultz went off on MNF

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 10:25 p.m.

Former BYU running back Jamaal Williams, Desert Hills lineman Penei Sewell hosted the NFL's watch party on Instagram during Monday Night Football on ESPN, when Bingham High alum Dalton Schultz had the first multi-touchdown game of his career.
While U. grieves Aaron Lowe's death, officials pledge to improve campus for Black community

While U. grieves Aaron Lowe's death, officials pledge to improve campus for Black community

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 10:11 p.m.

A "Journey Towards Healing" event at the University of Utah on Monday was held for Black members of the U. community to grieve and process Aaron Lowe's death.
Police have 'promising leads' but no arrests in shooting death of Utah football player

Police have 'promising leads' but no arrests in shooting death of Utah football player

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 27 - 2:06 p.m.

Police on Monday announced they have several potential leads in the shooting death of University of Utah football player Aaron Lowe, but no arrests have been made.
Pac-12 power ratings: Oregon on top (again) as Oregon State soars, USC plunges

Pac-12 power ratings: Oregon on top (again) as Oregon State soars, USC plunges

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 10:40 a.m.

Power ratings based entirely on the scoreboard, except when they aren't.
Not again: Utes' healing process starts over after Aaron Lowe's tragic death

Not again: Utes' healing process starts over after Aaron Lowe's tragic death

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 8:30 a.m.

Lowe was known for his smile and his unmatched ability to show love to those around him.
Utah football player Aaron Lowe killed in Sunday morning shooting

Utah football player Aaron Lowe killed in Sunday morning shooting

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 26 - 1:28 p.m.

Utes football player Aaron Lowe was shot and killed Sunday during a party at a house in Salt Lake City's Sugar House neighborhood. A woman was also shot and critically injured.
Pledger erases early-season mistake to lead Utes in comeback win over Cougars

Pledger erases early-season mistake to lead Utes in comeback win over Cougars

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 8:19 p.m.

In Utah's season-opening win over Weber State, running back TJ Pledger made a costly error that ultimately buried him in the depth chart.
Utes overcome 7 fumbles, rally past Washington State in Pac-12 opener

Utes overcome 7 fumbles, rally past Washington State in Pac-12 opener

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 25 - 5:08 p.m.

The fumbles β€” somehow β€” didn't derail Utah, which claimed a late 24-13 win over the visiting Cougars, playing without starting quarterback Jayden de Laura and minus starting running back Max Borghi for the second half.
Game Center: Utah vs. Washington State

Game Center: Utah vs. Washington State

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 12:30 p.m.

Follow along as the Utah Utes take on the Washington State Cougars at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, with KSL.com's live Game Center.
KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 4 of college football

KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 4 of college football

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 10:02 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.
Pac-12 preview: Why all the September games on Pac-12 Networks will boost late-season exposure

Pac-12 preview: Why all the September games on Pac-12 Networks will boost late-season exposure

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 7:58 a.m.

Five need-to-knows for Week 4 of the college football season.
As Utes enter conference play, Pac-12 championship remains top focus

As Utes enter conference play, Pac-12 championship remains top focus

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 11:27 a.m.

Never has an 0-0 record been more appealing to a team. But for a Utah team ready to shake off a disappointing start to the season, entering conference play with a clean conference slate has never felt better.
Why is the Pac-12 struggling so much in nonconference play? It's partly about QBs, COVID and the competition

Why is the Pac-12 struggling so much in nonconference play? It's partly about QBs, COVID and the competition

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 6:38 p.m.

With 85% of its nonconference schedule complete, the Pac-12 has two consequential victories and little else to show for three weeks of effort.
Pac-12 picks: Must-win games for Cal, Utah and the Washington schools

Pac-12 picks: Must-win games for Cal, Utah and the Washington schools

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 1:34 p.m.

It feels early for elimination games, but it's not early.
Patrick Kinahan: Time comes for Utah to blow off quick fix at quarterback

Patrick Kinahan: Time comes for Utah to blow off quick fix at quarterback

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 7:29 a.m.

Somewhere buried deep in the transfer portal, there's a lesson for most college football programs thinking about bringing in a one-and-done quarterback.
'It's us against the world': Utes use player-only meeting to refocus, correct mistakes

'It's us against the world': Utes use player-only meeting to refocus, correct mistakes

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 6:32 p.m.

Minutes after Utah dropped its second game of the season Saturday night, Devin Lloyd told media the team had scheduled a players-only meeting for Sunday.
Pac-12 bowl projections: Oregon on track for CFP while Utah's prospects turn murky

Pac-12 bowl projections: Oregon on track for CFP while Utah's prospects turn murky

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 2:09 p.m.

The list of unexpected early-season developments in the Pac-12 is longer than Kyle Whittingham's tenure in Salt Lake City. Near the top is a team best known for its consistency of effort and success: What in the world is wrong with the Utes?
Cam Rising named starting QB for Utes; Charlie Brewer leaves program

Cam Rising named starting QB for Utes; Charlie Brewer leaves program

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 21 - 12:49 p.m.

Following a disappointing loss to San Diego State Saturday, Utah has more clarity in its quarterback room.
KSL.com Pick'em: 2 BYU fans, 1 Utah State fan earns top prizes in Week 3

KSL.com Pick'em: 2 BYU fans, 1 Utah State fan earns top prizes in Week 3

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 10:13 a.m.

It's Week 3 and BYU and Utah State fans are cleaning up the top prizes again for KSL.com College Football Pick'em.