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BYU softball falls short against Utah in NCAA Regional, 3-2.

The Utes strike in the bottom of the 7th inning to win in walk-off fashion. The BYU-Utah rivalry found its way into the NCAA softball tournament on Friday afternoon in Salt Lake City. In a tightly contested game, Utah rallied to score two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to secure the walk-off victory and a spot in the Regional Final. The first game of the NCAA tournament saw...
Via Vanquish the Foe
May 19, 2017

Utah beats BYU, again, to advance to Super Regional

Utah came into Saturday needing to win one game with two possible chances against BYU to advance to the Sweet 16 of College Softball, the Super Regional, but they only needed one game to do so as they blew out the Cougars 14-0 to win the SLC Regional. The Utes jumped out to an early lead, and led 6-0 after 4 innings. But things really got out of hand in the 6th inning, when Utah...
Via Block U
May 20, 2017

Utah Utes forward Kyle Kuzma rising up draft boards

Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Husky softball prepares for a familiar opponent in Super Regional: Utah

The 6th-seeded Dawgs host the 11th-seeded Utes for a best-of-three series this weekend for the right to go the WCWS. Schedule (all times PDT): Game 1: Friday, 8 PM, ESPN2 Game 2: Saturday, 6 PM, ESPN2 Game 3, if necessary: Sunday, 7 PM, ESPNU Scouting the Utes The Huskies were able to sweep the Utes in Salt Lake City two weeks ago, but two of the three games went to extra innings...
Via UW Dawg Pound
May 24, 2017

Utah softball to play Washington in Super Regional

It’s an all Pac-12 showdown in Seattle, as the Utes will travel up there to take on the Huskies in the NCAA Softball Super Regionals. After beating BYU to win the SLC Regional, the Utes earned the right to play Washington, who won the Seattle Regional. It will be a best of three series that will be played Friday to Sunday. The Utes were swept by the Huskies just a couple of weeks...
Via Block U
May 22, 2017

Why I'm a fan of the Utah Utes

Welcome to the refreshed Block U! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift card [contest rules]. We’re collecting all of...
Via Block U
May 25, 2017

Utah softball falls to Washington in game one of Super Regional

The Utes find themselves in the Super Regionals for the second straight year, this time to fellow Pac-12 opponent Washington. The Utes trailed the entire game versus the Huskies, and eventually dropped game one 10-3. UW jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead after two innings, and Utah had a nice rally in the 4th after singles by Hannah Flippen and Bridget Castro singled to set up Kelly...
Via Block U
May 27, 2017

Utah Defeats Washington 9-8 in Game 2 of Softball Super Regional

The Utah softball team was facing elimination in Seattle after dropping the first game 10-3 in game two last night. They secured a thrilling 9-8 victory to force game three tonight with the winner heading to the Women’s College World Series. "This team is one game away from going to the World Series," said Utah head coach Amy Hogue. "We've not been able to say that before and...
Via Block U
May 28, 2017

Early Betting Lines for Two Utah Games

We may be months away from any college football, but that does not stop Las Vegas from releasing betting odds for 65 college football games this year. SBNation has the betting lines here curtesy of the South Point Casino. Of interest in this to Utah fans is that two Utah games are included, at Washington and at home against Colorado. Both of those games fall in November, so a lot...
Via Block U
June 01, 2017

Utah baseball picks up in-state commitment

Dixie High School sophomore pitcher Kayler Yates shook things up on social media Sunday when he took to Twitter to announce his commitment to play baseball at the University of Utah. “Proud to announce that I have committed to play Division 1 baseball at the University of Utah,” Yates tweeted. According to a photo retweeted on his account, Yates, who is probably still on...
Via Block U
May 31, 2017

Utah softball drops final game to Washington, 2-1, ends season in Super Regionals

The Utah softball team finished off one heck of a season Sunday night after dropping a hard fought game to Washington in the deciding game of the Super Regionals by a score of 2-1. After the Utes third straight NCAA appearance, and second straight Super Regional appearance, the Utes were in striking distance of the Women’s College World Series. After falling behind 2-0 after...
Via Block U
May 30, 2017

Utah gymnast Maddy Stover invited to attend the Career in Sports Forum

Utah All-America gymnast Maddy Stover has been invited by the NCAA to attend the Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to the NCAA, the annual forum "brings together 200 student-athletes to learn and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on college athletics." During the four-day event, student-athletes receive assistance in charting...
Via Block U
June 02, 2017

UCLA Football: An early preview of the Utah Utes

In this late-season game, the UCLA Football team will have to try and conquer the Utah Utes in a Friday night game in early November. Brrr. The UCLA Football team will be looking to turn their momentum around from last season, but as we have discovered in our Go Joe Bruin previews, it is going to […] UCLA Football: An early preview of the Utah Utes - Go Joe Bruin - Go Joe Bruin...
Via Go Joe Bruin
June 15, 2017

Will Utah Host ESPN College Gameday in 2017?

With no college sports going on in the summer, it is a time for predictions. In both 2015 and 2016, the Utah football team hosted ESPN College Gameday, the premier college football preview show. It is always a big honor for a Pac-12 team to host Gameday. It is a big boost in exposure for the program and helps with recruiting, so can Utah host for a third year in a row in 2017? While...
Via Block U
June 15, 2017

Three Utah baseball players drafted in MLB Draft

A year after winning a Pac-12 championship in baseball, the Utes had three players drafted in the MLB Draft. The baseball team and the women’s softball teams have had a great couple of seasons, with a couple deep runs into the NCAA tournament for the softball team. Per the press release on UtahUtes.com: “SALT LAKE CITY - Utah baseball players Riley Ottesen, Jayson Rose and...
Via Block U
June 13, 2017

Utah softball finishes No. 14 in the Nation

Man, oh, man has Utah softball come a long way since 2012, the inaugural Pac-12 season. From going 2-22 in Pac-12 play, to now finish the season ranked No. 14 in the nation is a great turnaround story. The Utes finished their season a couple of weeks ago in Seattle, when they dropped game three of a three game series in the Super Regionals. The Utes were very close to advancing to...
Via Block U
June 12, 2017

Team Fredette reps BYU, takes on Team Utah in rivalry-flavored matchup at The Basketball Tournament

BYU still doesn’t have a TBT team in the tournament’s fourth year, but THE JIMMER is coaching. The Basketball Tournament — the winner-take-all open tournament with a prize of $2 million — announced its 2017 bracket Tuesday and wouldn’t you know it, BYU and Utah are playing in Las Vegas again. Well, BYU doesn’t have an alumni team in the field, but Team Fredette is coached...
Via Vanquish the Foe
29 days ago

BYU Basketball: Utah Utes announce game date in Provo after 1-year hiatus

The rivalry is set to return to the Marriott Center The University of Utah officially released its basketball schedule Monday afternoon, with BYU being one of the teams the Utes will take on. The game will take place in Provo, Utah at the Marriott Center on Saturday, December 16. The scheduled game returns after a one-year hiatus in the series, in which Utah head coach Larry Krystowiak...
Via Vanquish the Foe
23 days ago

Utes Finish Top 40 in Capital One Cup

The Utah women’s athletic program finished in the top 40 in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup standings, which annually recognizes the best Division I college athletic programs in the country based on NCAA Championships’ finish and final coaches’ polls. With NCAA postseason appearances by the (coed) skiing, gymnastics, softball, soccer, cross-country and volleyball teams, the strong...
Via Block U
8 days ago

Kylie Fitts and Lowell Lotulelei named to the Bednarik Award Watch List

Watch list season is upon us, and today, Kylie Fitts and Lowell Lotulelei were both named to the Bednarik Award Watch List. The Bednarik Award is given to the nation’s top defensive player at the end of each season. Those are two great names to be on the watch list, and probably the two best on Utah’s squad. Kylie Fitts is coming off of an injury shortened season, and was granted...
Via Block U
9 days ago

Looking at the wide receivers for Utah going into fall camp

When they entered the Pac-12, the Utes were really lacking in the receiving corps. Sure, they’d have a guy or two, but they didn’t have a group of guys that you’d have confidence in. Going into season seven, I think the coaching staff has done a good job building up some depth at this position. Here are some names to look out for going into fall camp and the season. Raelon...
Via Block U
10 days ago

Utah’s women basketball team announce a new signee

The University of Utah women’s basketball program just added a powerhouse forward to the team who is said to make an immediate impact for the Utes. Head coach Lynne Roberts announced Wednesday that they have added Elli Koskinen to the 2017-18 roster. The 6-5 forward comes to the Utes from Finland where she played club ball for the National team. “We are really excited about...
Via Block U
13 days ago

Looking at the running back position for Utah

With Joe Williams graduating and moving on to the NFL after a 1,400 yard season, the Utes find themselves having to replace another majorly productive running back. With that said, the Utes have some great talent on the roster that showed some flashes last year, including during Joe’s absence. Let’s dive into some of the backs that will be competing for touches going into the...
Via Block U
14 days ago

the Gekko Files: previewing Utah Utes football in 2017

There are good slopes in Utah, right? Utah is good for many things. Great hiking. Stellar mountain biking. Unbelievable natural terrain. Interesting microbrews. And, of course, skiing. I like skiing. Always have. To engage in such an athletic endeavor hosted within an alpine setting has always produced a natural high for me. Literally. The thing about skiing, however...
Via UW Dawg Pound
5 days ago
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