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Bonam scores 18 as Utah beats Washington 90-82

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Lorenzo Bonam scored 18 points as Utah defeated Washington 90-82 Wednesday night in Pac-12 play. The Utes broke a two game losing streak and kept themselves on the fringe of the race to win the conference. Bonam bounced back in a big way after being held scoreless and getting benched in Sunday's 76-66 loss to Oregon. He shot 7 for 9 from the field Wednesday...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brooks scores 30 as No. 16 Oregon beats Utah 76-66

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Dillon Brooks had 30 points and nine assists, both career highs, to lead No. 16 Oregon to a 76-66 victory over Utah on Sunday. Chris Boucher added 15 points and Elgin Cook had 12 for the Ducks (20-4, 9-2 Pac-12), who won their sixth consecutive game and 22nd straight at home, one shy of the school record. Brooks, who had the first 30-point game for Oregon this...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah-Oregon Preview

Oregon has climbed to the top of the Pac-12 thanks to consistency at both ends of the floor, something that's too often eluded Utah this season. Home dominance also has played a major role in the 16th-ranked Ducks' rise, another psychological hurdle the Utes will have to overcome when they visit Eugene on Sunday following a crushing last-second loss. Utah began the season in the...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Football: Setting Expectations for Incoming Recruits

Signing day has come and gone, and fans finally know which athletes have chosen their school. For Utah fans, they’ll be watching what looks to be the best recruiting class in the history of Utah football. But what impact will these athletes have come next year? Even more important is what impact will they have when they become upperclassmen? Each recruit will bring something unique...
Via TornBySports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pair of junior college transfers highlight Utah class

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah will have a new full-time starter under center for the first time in four years with the departure of Travis Wilson. Defense will always be the foundation of coach Kyle Whittingham's program, but the offense needs better quarterback play to be a serious and consistent contender for Pac-12 titles. Santa Monica College transfer Troy Williams, who played...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football: $3.3 Million Dollars

By now most of you have already heard the news. BUT if you haven’t, here it is: KYLE WHITTINGHAM HAS AGREED TO A 2 YEAR EXTENSION ON HIS CONTRACT THAT WILL TAKE HIM THROUGH THE 2020 SEASON AND PAY HIM $3.3 MILLION A YEAR! In my humble opinion, Coach Whittingham is very deserving of this. With a 95-46 record as Head Coach over the last 11 years and a 9-1 bowl record, Coach Whittingham...
Via TornBySports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah HC Kyle Whittingham gets extension through 2020

In 12 seasons with the Utah Utes, head coach Kyle Whittingham has been one of the coaches in the country. He has led the Utes to ten bowl appearances, a 9-1 record, and a conference championship. He was already guaranteed to be with the Utes through the 2018 season, but on Friday, the team announced that Whittingham had signed a two-year extension through the 202 season. Kyle Whittingham...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Whittingham signs extension with Utah through 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham has received a two-year year extension to keep him with the university through 2020. Athletic director Chris Hill announced the deal late Friday afternoon. The contract pays $3.3 million per year. Whittingham has led the Utah program since 2005 and has a 95-46 record. The Utes finished 10-3 in 2015 for their best finish...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Man Podcast – Last week of official visits

Utah is gearing up for their last weekend of official visits before National Letter of Intent day.  The coaching staff is bringing in 5 recruits that have verbally committed to the Utes. Having them on campus will help keep their verbal commitment strong as well as help build relationships with the other recruits on this visit. The following will be on campus this weekend along...
Via TornBySports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Krystkowiak cites safety for cancellation of BYU-Utah game

When Utah and BYU are on the same athletic field, it’s usually a fierce and intense meeting. However, it’s that nature that is the reason behind the next men’s basketball game between the two schools being cancelled. The two teams met in early December. During that contest, BYU’s Nick Emery was ejected for punching Utah’s Brandon Taylor. However, it’s not just the players...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Canceling the series vs. BYU will cost Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak $80.000

Another college basketball rivalry was put on hold last week.Utah announced that it had decided to cancel the 2016 matchup with in-state rival BYU last week, citing several incidents that occurred the past three seasons; the most recent taking place on Dec. 2, when BYU guard Nick Emery was ejected for punching Brandon Taylor.On Monday, Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak defended his...
Via Fox Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Utes Basketball: 4 Key Causes for Utah’s Losses

Before Utah loss to Cal, this article would have been titled: The One Improvement Utah Must Make. Sure, Cal could just be considered an outlier or anomaly, but as I looked at the stats more, I came to a conclusion that there is more than just one key cause to the Utes winning or losing a game. The four critical stats are: Pace of Play, Free Throw Rate, Offensive Rebound Rate, and...
Via TornBySports
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Holy War: BYU vs. Utah, Can it be cooled off?

Well, BYU and Utah fans the time has come. The rivalry needs a cooling off period. Yep, Coach Larry Krystkowiak thinks the rivalry needs to be on hold to allow people to cool off. The problem? This will not work. So, how can the rivalry cool off? Two ways: never play or always play. To start, when football’s two year hiatus started I was excited. I hoped the saltiness of the rivalry...
Via TornBySports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah calls for halt in basketball rivalry series with BYU after most recent incident

BYU-Utah is perhaps one of the longest and most heated rivalries in college sports, but the basketball rivalry is of particular importance. To say these two programs don’t get along would be an understatement. Sometimes those emotions boil over, and they did just that this season as BYU guard Nick Emery was ejected for throwing a punch at Utah’s Brandon Taylor late in their...
Via The Comeback
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

5-Star JuCo Offensive Tackle Garett Bolles Commits To Utah

Coming off of a strong 2015, things are looking up for the Utah Utes. This afternoon, Kyle Whittingham’s program landed one of the top junior college linemen in the country, 6-foor-5, 300 pound tackle Garett Bolles out of Snow College. I am proud to announce that the Bolles family has committed to the University of Utah! #GoUtes pic.twitter.com/oC5n4ydDzr — Garett Bolles (@gbolles74...
Via College Spun
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah fans calling for Jimmy Fallon to 'wear the hat'

Being one of the most prolific figures in modern TV and Twitter comes with a price: If you lose a bet, you'd better pay up.So naturally, after Jimmy Fallon lost a bet on last weekend's Duke-Utah basketball game and didn't immediately "pay his dues," social media has made sure to call him on it — and even make a hashtag for him.#WearTheHat began trending after "The Tonight Show...
Via Yardbarker
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah wins a bowl, BYU wins a new head coach, but both schools face uncertain times

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham had a lot to prove on Saturday. Had this game been suspended or called after one quarter, Whittingham would have looked pretty good. As it is, though, teams have to play four full quarters. Yes, Utah still defeated archrival Brigham Young in the 2015 Las Vegas Bowl, but the way the game unfolded, a victory is the only thing Utah gained. Whittingham proved...
Via The Student Section
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah DT calls BYU a ‘dirty team’ on stage ahead of Las Vegas Bowl

Being the two premier football programs in Utah, the rivalry between Utah and BYU has transformed into quite the spectacle. And after Utah defensive tackle Viliseni Fauonuku took the mike Wednesday night, things definitely went up a notch. On stage in a dance-off event for the game, Fauonuku tells the Cougars that they’re a “dirty” team. The microphone was eventually taken...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah DT Viliseni Fauonuku Calls BYU A “Dirty Team” On Stage Ahead Of Las Vegas Bowl

Utah vs. BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl, given the rivalry between the two over the years, was already shaping up to be one of the most entertaining postseason contests of the season. Utes defensive lineman Viliseni Fauonuku kicked things up a notch Wednesday night, however. In the below video, which was shot by Jeremiah Jensen of KSL 5 TV, Fauonuku takes the microphone on stage during...
Via College Spun
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah DL calls BYU a ‘dirty team’

Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl between rivals Utah and BYU just got a whole lot more interesting. Utah senior defensive lineman Viliseni Fauonuku added some intrigue to the Holy War matchup when he called BYU a "dirty team" at a pre-bowl game event on Wednesday. The event was supposed to be a dance-off, but when Fauonuku grabbed the mic, he declared he wasn't a dancer and that instead...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Walton: BYU-Utah 'a battle for the souls of the world'

Bill Walton is the best. This is a fact that is without a counter-argument. His introduction to last night’s BYU-Utah game seemed to be well-reasoned and logically thought out with proper perspective regarding the importance of an early season, non-conference college basketball game. Mainly, the fate of the universe was riding on it. ICYMI: @BillWalton said BYU-Utah is "a battle...
Via Awful Announcing
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah paying tribute to past with throwback jerseys

The undefeated Utes are taking on California in this week’s College GameDay match up, celebrating their homecoming week on a national stage. As if that weren’t exciting enough, Utah has also decided to unveil their new uniforms and show them off to the nation. The Utes’ new swag has a classic look to them as you can see in the photos tweeted out by their equipment room staff...
Via Gamedayr
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Utah a legit Pac-12 contender?

Ever since Utah joined the Pac-12 in 2011, many have wondered if they really belong. Sure, they had previous success in weaker conferences, but could they really compete in a Power 5 conference? If doubters needed an answer to that question, Utah's 62-20 road win against Oregon was certainly a strong case.  Welcome to the Pac-12, Utah. After starting their season unranked...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Utah Goes Crazy In Locker Room After Beating Oregon, Sings Fight Song

The Utes just pulled off what might have been the most impressive win of the 2015 college football season so far, crushing Oregon on the road, 62-20.  There was reason to celebrate. But instead of cranking up the radio, the Utes opted for a top-of-the-lungs rendition of the Utah Fight Song. It was pretty cool, so Utah posted this video to its official Twitter account. Inside the...
Via College Spun
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Two Utah football players shot during altercation at party

Just before midnight, Utah sophomore TE Lo Falemaka and RB freshman Marcel Brooks-Brown were shot in the torso after an altercation at a party, reports ESPN writer Chantel Jennings. The shooting suspect was denied entry to a party by the host. When the suspect refused to leave, Falemaka and Brooks-Brown intervened. Things escalated and the suspect pulled a gun out and shot the players...
Via Gamedayr
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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