RED vs. WHITE Spring Game: What to Watch For

They say time flies when you’re having fun. Well merely 5 weeks ago Utah Spring Camp started and already it is coming to a close.  This Saturday, 4/19, Rice-Eccles Stadium will host the final “practice” of Spring Camp with the annual Red-White Game. Luckily I have been able to attend every Spring practice, but for those that haven’t the Spring Game may be the first and...
Via TornBySports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Injury will likely sideline Utes’ Gionni Paul for start of season

After transferring to Utah last year, Gionni Paul was forced to sit out the 2013 season to satisfy NCAA regulations. Unfortunately for the linebacker, he’ll have to wait even longer to officially begin his Utes playing career. Head coach Kyle Whittingham confirmed Friday that Paul suffered a broken bone in his foot during a practice session Tuesday. Whittingham’s timeline...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Spring Football: Welcome back Wilson

The Utah Utes spring scrimmage yesterday left fans with an exuberance of hope for the season. The offense owned the day as Christensen’s impact has become apparent, the running backs continued to impress, and the competition at quarterback finally showed some separation. The most immediate impression that I took away from yesterday’s scrimmage was tempo – huddles have been...
Via TornBySports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona baseball gets five runs in 10th to beat Cal

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- The Arizona baseball team scored five runs in the top of the 10th inning to surge ahead of Utah and held on for a 6-1 victory Saturday afternoon that evened the three-game series at Smith's Ballpark. In the top of the 10th, Cody Ramer ripped a run-scoring double to break the 1-1 tie, which had been in place since the third inning. Kenny Meimerstorf later...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football: Spring Game Edition

By Steve Bartle Its been three weeks since Spring ball began for this Utah Utes program. A total of eight practices since camp opened up on March 18th until the first spring game yesterday. I’ve attended a number of practices and I will admit, there are impressions both good & bad, but today’s session gave me a brighter glimmer of hope. Here are couple of my thoughts regarding...
Via TornBySports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Basketball: Season of Failure

How do you gage a successful season for the Utah Utes? Many would agree that fans would be happy with this past season had it been offered before the season started. The Utes have made significant progress the last three years, but this season was a failure. It was a failure based on one point. Lack of progress. Now, many will start reading through this article quickly to see where...
Via TornBySports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Spring Football: The Quarterbacks

It’s a tough job but someday has to do it right? Somebody HAS to go watch Utah football in July-like conditions one day and December-like conditions the next. Somebody has to take a look at the current crop of Quarterbacks because we all know that Utah will only go as far as their Quarterbacks can take them. Since somebody had to do it I’ve gone through many “hardships” to...
Via TornBySports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Utes lose linebacker Jacoby Hale for spring due to ACL tear

The Utes may be without one of their top pass-rushing threats when they open 2014 play. Senior linebacker Jacoby Hale tore his ACL and MCL at Thursday’s practice and will undergo surgery, said Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham after practice Saturday. Whittingham said he’s seen guys come back as quickly as four months, but seven is more the norm. If Hale can’t return, the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blitzes, Fehoko, Q, Symmank, Other Things

It's always difficult to judge how much to take away from a scrimmage but a handful of players stood out Saturday in Midland. Texas Tech needs a defensive lineman or two to step up and one looks poised for a breakout, linebacker V.J. Fehoko was all over the field, Quenton White looks ready to go and the Red Raiders have themselves a punter.
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Spring Football: The Offense

New talent, depth chart shuffling, and the excitement and hope that comes along with a fresh start and a new season – Utah Utes Spring Football is one of my favorite times of the year. After watching the men in red battle full contact this morning, here are my thoughts on some key offensive players and emerging stars to watch for. Running Backs It is clear with Christensen’s...
Via TornBySports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Mary's 70, Utah 58

James Walker III scored a game-high 21 points and the host Gaels rallied for the victory in the opening round of the NIT. Stephen Holt added 15 points for Saint Mary's, which will face top-seeded Minnesota in the second round. Kerry Carter had eight of his 10 points in a game-changing run late in the second half for the Gaels (23-11). Jordan Loveridge led Utah (21-12) with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah eliminates Washington, advances to meet Arizona

LAS VEGAS -- Delon Wright scored 15 points and Jordan Loveridge added 13, helping Utah hold off Washington 67-61 in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday. Utah (21-10) dominated the first half before Washington rallied in the second to set up a close finish. Dekarai Tucker put the Utes ahead 63-60 on a 3-pointer from the corner with 37 seconds left and Brandon Taylor...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Utes need Wright, Loveridge to lead the way

Delon Wright sat quietly in a chair on the floor of the Huntsman Center. Utah’s point guard calmly waited for Monday’s film session to commence, his face telling the tale of someone seemingly in deep thought. About 50 feet away, Jordan Loveridge was all smiles, having an impromptu dunk contest with redshirt freshman Kyle Kuzma, simultaneously joking with his teammates. In this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Basketball: Disappearing Act of Jordan Loveridge

Jordan Loveridge has had a tough go of things this season. I have seen plenty of bloggers and fans ask during games, “When is Loveridge going to show up?” He has. Jordan Loveridge is the player we have been seeing all Pac-12 season. Still, Loveridge has been missing for big chunks of basketball games and fans need to prepare for this to continue. JLove has statistically regressed...
Via TornBySports
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah DL injured in moped accident says he's recovering

Kyle Whittingham and the Utah football program announced some unfortunate news Feb. 24, offering their "thoughts and prayers" to the family of Ute defensive lineman Moana Ofahengaue, who had suffered a serious head injury in a motorized bike accident and was then in critical condition. Two weeks later, Ofahengaue had a much more positive announcement to make himself, telling...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hoops have tied Utah star Jordan Loveridge and his dad together

In two seasons at the University of Utah, Jordan Loveridge has taken 702 shots. It’s a mere sample size when it comes to the volume of attempts the sophomore forward has made over the years. He’s done so with the help of his father, Bill, who chases down the balls and passes them back to the shooter. Jordan said it’s been that way for a long time. “Even when I couldn...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: JUCO PF Chris Reyes to Utah

The Utah Utes have added a junior college player with three seasons of college eligibility to their 2014 recruiting class, as 6′-7″, 205 pound power forward Chris Reyes committed on Saturday, according to his former grassroots coach, Dinos Trigonis. Reyes reportedly took his official visit to Utah during the weekend of February 22. Reyes started college ...
Via Hoopniks
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Utes football team has monster dance party after Friday practice

The Utah Utes finished off their conditioning drills with a monster dance party on Friday. The worm, NaeNae, fish out of water: you want it, they brought it.
Via Gamedayr
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Utah Football Team Shows Off Some 'Interesting' Dance Moves in Post-Practice Dance-Off

At this time of the year there is one thing that is true for any and every football team across the nation--optimism reigns. No one sucks. No one has kicked anyone's behind and everyone has the potential to be better than they were last year.Why is this important you ask? Because with optimism comes fun and what is more fun than a dance-off? Just ask the Utah Utes!The flopping...
Via FatManWriting
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Utes hold off Cal for crucial Pac-12 road win

Finally, Utah took advantage of a big opportunity away from the Huntsman Center. Because of this, the Utes find themselves in good position, heading into the final game of the regular season. And much of it was because of Brandon Taylor’s brilliance down the stretch. The sophomore point guard from Los Angeles scored five huge points in the last two minutes, breaking open a tie...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Utes Add Another Log into Jam at QB

If you’ve paid any attention to Utah football over the last five or six years, then I don’t need to remind you how much of an issue depth at quarterback has been. Welcome to 2014 where quantity won’t be an issue anymore. What about quality? Utah started at least one player who didn’t have a football scholarship after his DII team cut the program entirely. I think we all...
Via TornBySports
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

QB Thompson jumps to Utah from Oklahoma

Kendal Thompson is headed to play for the Utah Utes, the school announced Wednesday on Twitter.
Via Philly Sports Live
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah DL Ofahengaue in critical after accident

Utah redshirt freshman Moana Ofahengaue (Mo-ah-nah Oh-fah-hang-ow-way) is in critical condition after an accident on a motorized bike. University of Utah Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Wilets says Ofahengaue sustained a serious head injury in the accident on Sunday night. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham says the team's thoughts and prayers are with Ofahengaue and his family. The team...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Accident leaves Utah DL Moana Ofahengaue critical

While there was good news on the medical front for Utah’s starting quarterback, it was decidedly the opposite for a player on the other side of the ball. Moana Ofahengaue, the school confirmed, is listed in critical condition following what was described as a motorbike accident Sunday night. The school did not release any details of the accident. The defensive lineman, whose...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah junior Makol Malwien adds to offer list

6′-9″, 200 pound center Makol Malwien will be an intriguing option for high-major programs that need a big man in the 2015 recruiting cycle, both in the West and beyond. The Granger (UT) post recently picked up a scholarship offer from Gonzaga, to go along with previous tenders from the Utah Utes, Boston College Eagles, Utah State, ...
Via Hoopniks
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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