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Utah surging, BYU slumping going into Friday's rivalry soccer match

Provo • BYU’s football team isn’t the only squad on campus enduring a troubling scoring drought heading into a showdown with its red-hot rival. Having scored just two goals through five games, the Cougars’ perennially powerful women’s soccer team plays host to No. 21 Utah (4-1) on Friday night at South Field (7 p.m., BYUtv) looking for its first win after starting the 2017 season...
Via Jazz Notes
September 07, 2017

‘There’s always help’ — Utah football player goes public about his depression, wins praise from his dad: coach Whittingham <br>

Alex Whittingham sometimes laughs at the irony of his diploma. The Utes’ long snapper graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. “The way the brain works always interested me,” he said. For the longest time, though, Whittingham struggled to understand his own. There were years of pain and anguish as he dealt with the effects of anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive...
Via Jazz Notes
September 08, 2017

In football rivalry, Utah and BYU take turns streaking

Nothing lasts forever in sports, but it can feel that way sometimes — especially for a team on the wrong end of a winning streak in a rivalry. Beginning with the University of Utah’s early domination in the football series that began in 1922, the competition has been characterized by lengthy runs for each program. With occasional ties mixed in, BYU had won only twice as of 1965,...
Via Jazz Notes
September 08, 2017

Utah-BYU: A rivalry appetizer — Utah and BYU battle to 1-1 tie in women’s soccer<br>

Provo • Although BYU’s women’s soccer team has dominated its series against Utah throughout the years, the matches are always close, intense and highly entertaining. Friday night at South Field was no exception. The No. 21 Utes and still-winless Cougars battled to a 1-1 draw in front of 5,367 fans, Utah scoring in the first half and BYU evening it up in the second. Neither team was...
Via Jazz Notes
September 09, 2017

Utah fans vandalized BYU Cougars statue ahead of Holy War

There’s already some bad blood brewing well before the Utah Utes take on the BYU Cougars Saturday night. Utes fans vandalized the Cougars’ statue front of LaVell Edwards Stadium overnight, tagging it in Utah colors. via @JeremiBarber) pic.twitter.com/vyvyWSlVVT— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 9, 2017 This game kicks off at 10:15 p.m. ET and represents the 92nd iteration of the...
Via Sportsnaut
September 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Utah at BYU is the Most Popular Game to Bet On

The game tonight between Utah Utes and BYU Cougars will have a lot of implications on the field, but off the field, it is the game with the most money riding on it via sports bets. As we reported late last week, BYU opened the game favored. The line has now shifted to Utah being favored by 3.0 points. This is not surprising the line has moved to Utah considering 97% of the money...
Via Block U
September 09, 2017

Ute podcast: After seven straight Utah wins, where does the rivalry game go from here?

The Utes went down south and picked up their seventh straight victory over BYU. So where does the rivalry, which is scheduled to be played at least through 2022, go from here? On this week’s episode of the podcast, reporters Chris Kamrani and Lynn Worthy look back on Utah’s 19-13 victory at LaVell Edwards Stadium, discuss Utah’s dependence on Tyler Huntley in the run game, and look...
Via Jazz Notes
September 13, 2017

Utah football: Marquise Blair brings his hard-hitting brand of play to Utes' secondary

North Dakota ran a typical running play on its second possession in the season opener at Rice-Eccles Stadium against Utah. There was a handoff, players grappled at the line of scrimmage, a lineman pulled to lead the running back around the right side. Then swoof! Something flashed into the picture, the lineman went flying off his feet and the running back bolted in the opposite direction...
Via Jazz Notes
September 14, 2017

No. 14 BYU edges No. 16 Utah in five-set thriller

BYU senior setter Alohi Robins-Hardy recorded just two kills on Thursday night in the annual rivalry match against Utah. The last one was the only one that really mattered as Robins-Hardy’s spike found the hardwood to give her team the win in a five-set thriller in Salt Lake City. The 14th-ranked Cougars edged the 16th-ranked Utes, 3-2, in front of an announced crowd of 4,637 in...
Via Jazz Notes
September 15, 2017

Utah Football Ranked in Both Polls

For the first time this season, the Utah Utes (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) have cracked the top 25 in the AP Poll, after having been ranked each week in the Amway Coaches Poll. The Utes are ranked No. 23 in the AP Poll, the most respected human poll prior to the release of the College Football Playoff polls, and they are No. 21 in the Amway Coaches Poll. AP Poll Alabama Clemson Oklahoma...
Via Block U
September 17, 2017

Highly-touted wing Timmy Allen commits to Utah basketball

Timmy Allen, one of the Top 200 recruits nationally in next year’s incoming class, announced that he has committed to play for the University of Utah. Allen, a 6-foot-5 wing player out of Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Ariz., posted Monday night on Twitter: “Happy to announce I have committed to the University of Utah.” ESPN.com and Scout.com rank Allen a four-star recruit, while...
Via Jazz Notes
September 19, 2017

Utah Offers 2019 5-Star LB Henry To’oto’o

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle five-star outside linebacker Henry To’oto’o has been raking in the offers. He has received offers from Alabama, Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oregon, UCLA, Washington, and Washington State. The latest offer for the Bay Area standout is a big one for him though when the Utah Utes decided to offer the standout junior linebacker...
Via Block U
September 20, 2017

Utah opponent preview: Arizona’s offense

Arizona. On a short week. Away. If you’ve been following Utah football since it joined the Pac-12, these are unsettling words- the Utes have lost four of the last six to the Wildcats, and win or lose, it’s never a confidence-inspiring game. But let’s take a bit of a deep dive (and a deep breath) into the Arizona offense to see how our ever-stout defense will hold up this Friday...
Via Block U
September 21, 2017

Utah volleyball opens Pac-12 play at home with No. 25 Colorado

The Pac-12 gauntlet begins this weekend at home for the nationally-ranked Utah volleyball team. The 16th-ranked Utah (9-2) begins its Pac-12 slate against No. 25 Colorado (10-1) at 7 p.m. Friday at the Jon M. Hunstman Center, then host California at 2 p.m. Sunday. Utah has won eight of its past nine matches, with the lone loss in five games to rival BYU. Utah and Colorado are two...
Via Jazz Notes
September 21, 2017

Utah soccer: Junior midfielder Paolo van der Veen is playing it forward this season

The first free kick she scuffs wide with her left foot. The second, an attempt to curl it over a would-be wall of opponents, is skied high beyond the far post. There is one shot left as Paola van der Veen is the last Ute off the practice field on a damp, dreary midweek afternoon. This time, she takes a few seconds extra, locates her target, approaches and swings her left foot through...
Via Jazz Notes
September 22, 2017

What We Learned about Utah in Week 4

The good news is the No. 23 Utah Utes (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) are 4-0 on the season and started Pac-12 Conference play 1-0 for the third-straight year with their 30-24 win against Arizona. The Wildcats are the best team the Utes have faced so far this season, but they might be the weakest Pac-12 team the Utes will face all year. Utah is through four of their five easiest games according...
Via Block U
September 24, 2017

Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium expansion study still in early stages, university has hired market and architecture consultants

When the Utes play their next home football game against Stanford on Oct. 7, future renovations to Rice-Eccles Stadium figure to garner discussion among the homecoming crowd. That topic came up when Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott met with Utah Athletics Director Dr. Chris Hill prior to the Utah-Arizona game in Tucson, Ariz. “They obviously have great attendance,” Scott...
Via Jazz Notes
September 24, 2017

Utah Ranked in the Top 20 in Both Polls

The Utah Utes (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) have moved into the top 20 in both major polls after beating Arizona on the road Friday night 30-24. The Utes rank No. 20 in the AP Poll, the most respected human poll prior to the release of the College Football Playoff ranking. The Utes rank No. 19 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Utah moved up three spots from last week in the AP Poll and two spots...
Via Block U
September 25, 2017

Utah football: Tyler Huntley’s status still in question, but Kavika Luafatasaga ready for Stanford

Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham gave little indication what the status of injured starting quarterback Tyler Huntley will be this weekend when Utah hosts Stanford, but for the second week in a row senior backup quarterback Troy Williams attended the weekly news conference on Monday. “[He’s] just continuing to go through the evaluation process every day, and we’ll see what transpires...
Via Jazz Notes
October 02, 2017

Utah football: Utes confident they can exploit openings in Stanford defense

As tall a task as the Utah defense faces in stopping Stanford’s rushing attack and the nation’s leading rusher Bryce Love, there’s also an intriguing match-up between the Stanford defense and the Utah offense. On paper, Stanford’s defense appears a bit more vulnerable than some of it’s recent versions. Stanford has allowed an average of 444.2 yards per game (6.2 per play) and given...
Via Jazz Notes
October 02, 2017

Utah gymnastics: Red Rocks’ 2018 schedule features a Pac-12 quad meet on an elevated stage — like at the NCAAs

Utah’s 2018 Gymnastics schedule features something new for the Utes, as they will compete in a quad meet with UCLA, Stanford, and Washington in Reno, Nev., on Jan. 14, in a meet dubbed “Elevate the Stage.” The meet will be held on a podium at the Reno Events Center, like the setup used for the NCAA Championships. “The quad meet in Reno will allow our gymnasts to experience competing...
Via Jazz Notes
October 03, 2017

WATCH: 2017 Utah Volleyball September Moments of the Month

Catch the latest and greatest from the Utes in September!
Via Utah Running Utes Athletics
October 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Kicker Matt Gay Gets NCAA Clock Extension

Utah Utes kicker Matt Gay has received an NCAA clock extension, so he will be able to participate with the team through spring of 2019, essentially meaning he gets to play for Utah football for two years instead of just one. This type of extension does not require a waiver from the NCAA and was granted due to his LDS church mission he served during the 2015-16 academic year. Despite...
Via Block U
October 04, 2017

College football players who must step up in Week 6

Week 6 of the college football season features a heavy slate of conference games, and key players will shape the outcomes in these critical contests. We’re highlighting the best of the bunch.Being included doesn’t mean a certain player has been struggling this year. Some talents fit that description, but others will be expected to propel their respective team in a challenging matchup...
Via Sportsnaut
October 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Utah Soccer: No. 2-ranked Stanford tops struggling Utes, 3-0

The Utes, as head coach Rich Manning put it Thursday evening, have taken a bit of a left turn the past few weeks. And in the Pac-12 Conference, an elongated turn off course can leave teams in the rearview mirror, and quickly. “This isn’t the conference start that we wanted,” he said. Utah’s scuffling start to Pac-12 play continued Thursday at Ute Field as No. 2-ranked Stanford continued...
Via Jazz Notes
October 05, 2017
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