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Photo that got BYU Football player suspended emerges

BYU linebacker Spencer Hadley has been suspended by BYU just days before their game against the Utah Utes in the “Holy War.”  The reason for the suspension is that a Utah fan ratted on Hadley for being in Las Vegas and partying, which is a violation of the BYU honor code.  Hadley is in the blue-green shirt in the middle holding up what looks to be a bottle of Dom Pérignon...
Via Diehardsport
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Former US skier now Utah kicker

Former US ski team member Andy Phillips once skied off a cliff and snapped his femur in half. So kicking a football is easy. The 24-year-old redshirt freshman had never played in a football game at any level when he nailed three field goals in Utah's season-opening 30-26 victory over rival Utah State. He also went 3 for 3 on extra points. ''We didn't get the opening...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Former US skier now a kicker at Utah

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Former U.S. ski team member Andy Phillips once skied off a cliff and snapped his femur in half. So kicking a football is easy. The 24-year-old redshirt freshman had never played in a football game at any level when he nailed three field goals in the Utah's season-opening 30-26 victory over rival Utah State. He also...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Hadley suspended for Vegas festivities

Apparently all is fair in love and Holy Wars. BYU senior linebacker Spencer Hadley has been suspended for five games, beginning with this weekend's rivalry game against Utah -- better known as the "Holy War" -- because he violated the school's honor code. According to The Salt Lake Tribune , the violation was partying at a Las Vegas club. But the real kicker? The...
Via Fox Sports
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Coach: Players meant no disrespect

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said Wednesday that he saw no need for disciplinary action over a video showing some of his football players conducting what appears to be a mock baptism. ''We have addressed this issue with our players, and although it was poor judgment on their part, there was absolutely no malice or disrespect intended towards any particular religion or rite...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Remembering the Rivalry: Steve not the only Young to shine for BYU against Utah

Note: Enter the BYU vs. Utah Score Prediction Contest. Be the closest to the actual game score and you will win a fabulous prize. Click here to participate. The Brigham Young Cougars were on a roll when they met the Utah Utes in the 1983 regular season finale. Nine consecutive wins had BYU ranked number nine in the nation. Quarterback Steve Young was having one of the best seasons...
Via Blue Cougar Football
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

BYU vs. Utah: Score Predictions

The Brigham Young Cougars play their arch-rival Utah Utes this week. It is a BIG game. Just how big? BLUE COUGAR FOOTBALL will give a special prize to the person who comes closest to predicting the real score. Leave your prediction as a comment to this thread giving a score and pick a winner. Double check your email address to make sure it is correct, because that is how you will...
Via Blue Cougar Football
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilson leads Utah to win in opener

It's not as easy as it used to be, but Travis Wilson made sure Utah is back to beating Utah State again. Wilson threw for 302 yards and two touchdowns to help Utah edge Utah State 30-26 in the season-opener on Thursday night. Wilson, a sophomore who was unexpectedly pressed into the starting lineup because of injuries last year, played error-free while completing 17 of 28 passes...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Utah Utes helmet decal to honor Gaius Vaenuku

The Utah Utes will honor freshman defensive end Gaius Vaenuku, who tragically lost his life in a car accident, with these classy helmet stickers during the 2013 season.
Via Gamedayr
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Reilly's mettle earns team's respect

Toughness is a defining characteristic of Trevor Reilly's personality. Reilly's grit on Utah's defense was displayed last season when he played with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Rather than opting for surgery and ending his junior season, Reilly wore a heavy brace and played through the pain. Then in the offseason, he battled a different kind of pain when his...
Via Fox Sports
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah's Erickson happy to be back in the game

Turns out Dennis Erickson found life without football pretty boring. The veteran college coach took a season off after he was let go by Arizona State in 2011, thinking maybe at that point he'd retire. But after sitting out and watching fall Saturdays pass him by, he decided he'd had enough. Erickson was hired in January as a co-offensive coordinator at Utah under head coach...
Via Fox Sports
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

UTE HANGOUT – Which road and home games are you looking forward to the most?

Ute Hangouts are simple.  Utah fans/experts (some are both) get together and chat about several questions regarding the Utes.  Over the next week, we’ll be posting their answers as they make their predictions for the upcoming season.  You can follow each of our contributors on Twitter as we’ve added links to their accounts below.  As always, thank you to our contributors...
Via TornBySports
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah Utes unveil sparkling new $32 million football, training facilities

The Utah Utes recently held the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the new, $32 million Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center. Take a tour of the new facility.
Via Gamedayr
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Wilson hoping to help lead Utes turnaround

(Eds: Adds details, quotes.) By JOHN COON Associated Press Travis Wilson was quickly labeled the team's quarterback of the future upon signing with Utah. The future caught up to Wilson quickly as he went from third string to becoming Utah's starter as a freshman over the final seven games of the 2012 season. It ended up being a rough welcome to Division I football. Wilson...
Via Fox Sports
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah goes up-tempo with Erickson's help

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham believes his quarterback position may be settled for the first time in several seasons. The Utes have struggled with injuries and the right fit at QB since 2008. But this season, Travis Wilson is the undisputed starter going into the opener - and hopefully for the year. ''One of the issues we have had the last four seasons - we have had some...
Via Fox Sports
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 85 Utah Utes season preview

No. 85 Utah Utes (5-7) Coach Kyle Whittingham (ninth season, 71-32 at Utah and overall)Returning Starters: 13, 6 offense, 6 defense, 1 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 47Strength of Schedule: 5 After enjoying a ton of success during his first six seasons as Utah’s head coach, Kyle Whittingham's and the Utes' transition to the Pac-12 from the Mountain West hasn’t been...
Via College Football Universe
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

– Check out Pac-12 Promo Shots with Murphy and Reilly

Utah Athletics just posted Instagram photos of Jake Murphy and Trevor Reilly filming promos for the Pac-12 Network which you can check out below. Stay tuned for tons of coverage right here on TornBySports.com by Ute Football Central. The post [PHOTOS] – Check out Pac-12 Promo Shots with Murphy and Reilly appeared first on TornBySports.com.
Via TornBySports
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah and BYU: The Way Too Early . . . .

Last season Utah experimented with the 25 year old first-year offensive coordinator and found that the roads were not easy to navigate.  How will Dennis Erickson help Brian Johnson grow as a coordinator in 2013? Carl: This system is not going to work.  I’d say the same thing at any school trying co-offensive coordinators.  Either Erickson will just run the show and Johnson will...
Via TornBySports
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah Fans Want White Helmets Added as an Option for 2013

All White Uniform Concept by Justin Dahl (thedahlelama.com) You know how Twitter polls are all scientifically valid?  Well maybe the one about whether Utah fans would rather beat BYU or go to a bowl game wasn’t exactly scientific, but it sure generated a lot of discussion. I recently did another Twitter campaign that  returned some very interesting results as well. Now I should...
Via TornBySports
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Unquiet on the Western Front: Cal suspends DL McCain, Utah, recruiting, and more.

Unquiet on the Western Front - Your Pac-12, Mountain West, and BYU extravaganza.  McCain suspended.  Cal defensive lineman Chris McCain has been indefinitely suspended for "academic issues." (California Golden Blogs) Nothing Ever Goes As Planned. Lya Wodraska looks at Utah's struggles since joining the Pac-12. The Utes went 5-7 last season. (The Salt Lake...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

First Round NFL Draft Grades: Carolina Panthers

PICK: Star Lotulelei, DT, UtahANALYSIS: I still don't get why the Jets passed on him, but Carolina must be thrilled. I knew it had to be Star when the pick was in within a few minutes. He's the best DT in the draft, yet he somehow fell all the way to Carolina at 14. The defensive tackle position has been a huge need in Carolina for years, and they've finally gotten a...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah’s Delshawn McClellon pulls off baller spin move in Utes’ 2013 spring game

During the Utah Utes' 2013 Spring Game, receiver Delshawn McClellon pulled off an insane spin move.
Via Gamedayr
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah signs three wings to swell class

The Utah Utes signed three recruits in the regular signing period, according to a release from the school. In total, Utah has seven newcomers aboard for next season, which includes three junior college players. Previously known commits Princeton Onwas and Ahmad Fields signed with Utah, and they were joined by 6′-6″ wing Kenneth Ogbe, a German player. Coach Larry [...]
Via Hoopniks
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah Basketball Adds Three, Sends Three Packing

Basketball signing day tends to come and go with much less fanfare than that joyful day in February when the football team announces its signing class. That could be the result of Utah’s struggles on the court as opposed to the years of success on the football field. It could also be that there are essentially two signing periods for college basketball which splits the player...
Via TornBySports
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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