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TSS Top 50: No. 28 Utah Utes

Utah Utes 2015 record: 10-3 overall, 6-3 in the Pac-12 (beat BYU 35-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will Utah find enough offense to win for the Pac-12 South title? That is the question for the Utes in 2016. Make no mistake about it: defense won’t be a problem for Utah this season. Sure, the Utes need to break in some new starters at linebacker, but the rest of...
Via The Student Section
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Forward Chris Reyes lands at Pepperdine as grad transfer

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Forward Chris Reyes will play at Pepperdine this season as a graduate transfer from Utah. The school said Wednesday that Reyes will pursue a master's degree in learning technology. The 6-foot-7 forward has one year of eligibility remaining. Reyes averaged 2.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 36 games last season for the Utes before graduating with a communications...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah loses potential starter Brekkott Chapman to transfer

The Utah Utes’ basketball team has made the NCAA Tournament each of the last two seasons and they are looking to compete ever more next season. However, they have just an important piece in Brekkott Chapman, who was expected to be a starter in the team’s frontcourt this year. Chapman announced his intentions to transfer out of Utah on Friday, according to Tony Jones of the Salt...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah center Jakob Poeltl declares for NBA draft.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah center Jakob Poeltl is leaving school to enter the NBA draft. He made his plans known Wednesday during a news conference at the Utah basketball practice facility. Poeltl was named a second-team All-American and was the Pac-12 Player of the Year. He ranked No. 2 in the Pac-12 with 17.2 points per game, No. 4 with 9.1 rebounds per game and No. 1 with a...
Via Associated Press
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah vs. Fresno State – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

The 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was just revealed on CBS.  The Utah Utes out of the Pac-12 earned the No. 3 seed in the Midwest region, where they will face the 14th-seeded Fresno State Bulldogs out of the Mountain West Conference. Utah (26-8) lost to Oregon in the Pac-12 Tournament finals, while Fresno (25-9) beat San Diego State to win the MWC tourney.  The winner of this match...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas A&M and Utah return to the rankings

Texas A&M and Utah both return to the Top 25 this week, replacing Dayton and Providence. The Aggies (20-7) return at No. 21 after wins over Mississippi and Kentucky last week. They had lost five of six before those games, knocking them out of the poll for the first time since the third week of the season. Texas A&M, which was ranked as high as fifth this season, was out...
Via Associated Press
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Football Recruiting: The biggest win was…

Utah Football recruiting and Runnin’ Utes hoops. In this episode of the TornBySports Lunch Break, I speak with Brian Swinney from the Ute Sports Report and ESPN 700. He breaks down the recruiting class and assigns his grade, including the surprises and disappointments. Then we talk some Utah hoops covering the lack of depth, what to expect the rest of the season, and looking into...
Via TornBySports
February 12, 2016  |  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
January 30, 2016  |  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

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 Utes Football: Holy War Eve

It’s Holy War Eve Vegas Bowl Style Thinking about this matchup I can’t help but smile The Utes The Cougs Bronco vs Whitt The hiatus is over This rivalry is lit The passion is there And so is the dislike It all came together when Seni got the mic The Cougs were up in arms at the words that he said “How could he call us dirty?” They all shook their heads But nonetheless...
Via TornBySports
December 18, 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 Utes Basketball: Talking with Brett Borg

On this episode of the TornBySports Lunch Break, I talk with Brett Borg from UteZone.com. Brett gives some insight into Runnin Utes basketball. We discuss what expectations are for this team, who could be the surprise player this season, and the upcoming game against BYU. Please subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher. If you use a different podcast player, let us know and...
Via TornBySports
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: USC WR tosses Utah defender with nasty stiff arm

USC knocked Utah from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 42-24 victory tonight. During the win, USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster knocked a Utah defender clear out of the field of play with a nasty stiff-arm.    It’s been speculated that Smith-Schuster was pointing at the defender to call him out to come get stiff-armed, but it looks like he was just trying to signal for...
Via College Spun
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah paying tribute to past with throwback jerseys

The undefeated Utes are taking on California in this week’s College GameDay matchup, celebrating their homecoming week on a national stage. As if that weren’t exciting enough, Utah has also decided to unveil its 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 the Utes 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 the season unranked...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah, Cal, and the problem with Pac-12 parity

The Pac-12 dubs itself the "Conference of Champions." In recent years, however, its football teams and games have defied expectations so often that the Pac-12 could more accurately be called the "Conference of Chaos." Can anything else explain the fact that, after just 5 weeks, Utah and Cal are its only remaining undefeated teams?  Last season alone, both Arizona schools won...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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