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...
With the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Panthers select Utah DT Star Lotulelei. Blessed with the rare combination of top notch athleticism, good size and excellent natural strength, Lotulelei has the talent to be an impact play-maker in the NFL. Consistently quick off the ball, Star is able to get into gaps and can jolt and drive OL backwards to disrupt plays behind...
During the Utah Utes' 2013 Spring Game, receiver Delshawn McClellon pulled off an insane spin move.
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 [...]
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...
Utah's Star Lotulelei has declined an invitation to attend the NFL draft in New York.
Lotulelei issued a statement Wednesday through his agent saying he prefers to be in Utah surrounded by family and friends when his name is called. The defensive tackle was projected by some to be the top overall pick until a medical exam during the NFL combine raised questions about his heart...
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April 10, 2013
Utah Utes wide receiver Kenneth Scott produced the video below of a player dressing in a gorilla suit running around the the football facility. The best part occurs around the two minute mark when they go into the coach’s offices and scare co-offensive coordinator Brian Johnson. Let’s just say he didn’t see it coming!
Ray Giacoletti was fired by Utah just two seasons after reaching the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament. The firing devastated Giacoletti, though he would up at mid-major power Gonzaga.
Six years later, Giacoletti has earned another shot at a head coaching job with Drake, a mid-major desperate to enjoy success at anywhere near the level of the Zags.
Drake announced Thursday...
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March 28, 2013
Well, the season ended last night for the Runnin’ Utes. Unfortunately, it was over at the beginning of the game. The Utes seemed to have run out of gas, losing the rebound battle and turning the ball over. The game last night was over in the first half, over at half time, and over when Utah forgot how to get a defensive rebound after cutting the Oregon lead to 8 points.
Michelle Plouffe had 24 points and nine rebounds to help Utah beat Arizona 66-48 in the first round of the Pac-12 women's tournament on Thursday.
Plouffe had five 3-pointers for the sixth-seeded Utes (18-12), who will meet No. 14 UCLA, the third seed, in the tournament quarterfinals on Friday.
Taryn Wicijowski scored 14 points and Iwalani Rodrigues finished with 10 points for...
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March 07, 2013
Consensus top five draft pick Star Lotuleilei will miss the NFL Combine after medical tests revealed he has a heart condition.
The Utah Utes have hired Dennis Erickson as co-offensive coordinator.
The team announced the move Monday.
The 65-year-old Erickson will share the coordinator title with 26-year-old Brian Johnson, a former Utah quarterback.
Erickson won national titles in 1989 and 1991 as coach at Miami. He has been a head coach at six universities - three of them Pac-12 Conference schools.
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February 11, 2013
Reshanda Gray scored 19 points and sparked a big run in the second half before leaving with a left hamstring injury in No. 7 California's 71-54 win over Utah on Sunday.
Layshia Clarendon added 23 points and Afure Jemerigbe had 10 to help the Bears to their seventh consecutive win over the Utes. The victory also assures Cal (17-2, 7-1 Pac-12) of keeping at least a share of first...
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January 27, 2013
It’s the holy war between BYU and Utah came down to the 4th quarter kick. Of course in a rivalry game, anything can happen and it did. Utah rushed the field after a missed BYU kick and then the officials had to tell them that they had to re-kick the field goal in better field position after having it blocked. I know this sounds crazy but it really happened. So Brigham Young University...
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Despite blowing a seven-run lead, fourth-ranked Arizona won its eighth straight weekend series Saturday with an 11-7 series-clinching victory over Utah at Spring Mobile Ballpark.
Arizona (23-9, 9-3 Pac-12) raced out to a 7-0 lead and chased Utah starter Kesley Kondo from the game in the third inning. The Utes (8-22, 4-8 Pac-12) answered with a...