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Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Ute golfer Mitchell Schow tops teammate Blake Tomlinson for State Am title

Jeremy Ranch • Holding the State Amateur’s traveling trophy as he stood on the No. 16 green Saturday, University of Utah golfer Mitchell Schow understood what he accomplished at Jeremy Ranch Golf & Country Club. Exactly how he did it, though? That’s another story. → Read More

Ute golfer Brandon Robison knocks off present, future BYU players in State Amateur

Jeremy Ranch • Hours before Utah and BYU once were scheduled to kick off the football season Thursday, Ute freshman golfer Brandon Robison enjoyed what might stand as some of the only duels between the schools’ athletic programs for a while. → Read More

Former BYU golfer Peter Kuest completes a Utah Open runaway

Provo • Organizers of the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship could have created a much more dramatic finish Sunday in the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open if they had awarded former BYU star Peter Kuest a sponsor exemption as a rookie pro. → Read More

Former BYU star Peter Kuest extends his Utah Open lead

Provo • The players chasing Peter Kuest in Sunday’s final round of the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open want to believe it is too early to write his name on the winner’s check for $15,000. He already may have earned another tribute, though. → Read More

Paul Haley II hopes to complete a big comeback in the Utah Championship

Farmington • Paul Haley II looked forward to spending Saturday night as a co-leader of the Utah Championship, embracing everything that another potential Korn Ferry Tour victory would bring to a golfer who is said to have been “as lost as a pro gets.” → Read More

Daniel Summerhays’ eight birdies give him weekend tee times in the Utah Championship

Farmington • The shadow of a pine tree covered the back portion of Oakridge Country Club’s 18th green Friday as Daniel Summerhays finished his round in one of the Utah Championship’s last threesomes of the day. → Read More

Daniel Summerhays hoping to extend his Oakridge history through the weekend

Farmington • Daniel Summerhays was still stewing about a careless bogey on the previous hole as he stood in the fairway Thursday. He looked to his right and suddenly started smiling. → Read More

Kurt Kragthorpe: All Jerry Sloan ever wanted was a fair shake, and he deserved it

Editor’s note: Kurt Kragthorpe covered the Utah Jazz and Jerry Sloan as a beat writer with the Deseret News and a columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Now retired, Kragthorpe shares some of his favorite recollections of the longtime Jazz coach. → Read More

Utah’s historic State Amateur golf tournament is pushed back to September

The world’s longest continuously held golf tournament is being rescheduled for Sept. 1-5, when the Utah Golf Association intends to stage the 122nd State Amateur at Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club. → Read More

Kurt Kragthorpe: A football coach’s kid who wound up as a sportswriter would never happen now, but it worked out all right for me

On the second-to-last day of my full-time work in the newspaper business, Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham publicly, and graciously, mentioned our slice of shared history as teenagers whose fathers coached together. That's when it hit me again: This whole thing never should have happened. → Read More

Utes in review: December’s downturn is revealing for Utah, and not in a good way

San Antonio • As fireworks exploded downtown, Utah’s football program again stumbled into a new year. → Read More

From Jimmermania to Utah’s Pac-12 football run, Gordon Hayward to Donovan Mitchell: these are the best moments of the decade in Utah sports

This decade is ending the way it started, with Utah always beating BYU in football, the Jazz never having the home-court advantage in a playoff series and Gary Andersen coaching at Utah State. → Read More

Utah’s Kyle Whittingham wins the Dodd Trophy and Zack Moss is a Senior CLASS All-American

Utah’s Kyle Whittingham has earned the Dodd Trophy for his program’s success on and off the football field, the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation announced Friday in Atlanta. → Read More

Red All Over: My most memorable games and subjects from 17 months on the Ute athletics beat

Red All Over is a weekly newsletter covering University of Utah athletics. Subscribe here. → Read More

Red All Over: Will Jason Shelley become the next Utah QB to play defense?

Red All Over is a weekly newsletter covering University of Utah athletics. Subscribe here. → Read More

Utes get a commitment from Bingham LB Sione Fotu as signing day unfolds

Bingham linebacker Sione Fotu's commitment to Utah is the Utes' biggest signing day news, as of late Wednesday morning. → Read More

Utah volleyball star Dani Drews is named a first-team All-American

Utah junior Dani Drews' first-team selection highlighted the Utes' historic showing in the 2019 All-America awards, announced Wednesday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. → Read More

Utah women’s basketball team rallies to beat Nevada, 68-62

Junior guard Julie Brosseau scored 11 points Saturday afternoon and steadied her team in the fourth quarter of a 68-62 win over Nevada in women's basketball at the Huntsman Center. → Read More

Utah volleyball team falls to Stanford in five sets in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16

Utah's women's volleyball team led No. 3 seed Stanford briefly in the fifth set Friday night in an effort to reach the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight for the first time, but Cardinal star Kathryn Plummer asserted herself in the end. → Read More

Utah football safeties Julian Blackmon and R.J. Hubert will miss the Alamo Bowl vs. Texas, due to injuries

Pro Football Focus’ evaluators named Utah safety Julian Blackmon one of the country’s most underrated players and one of the Utes’ five most valuable players this season. Those grades are evidence of how much Utah will miss Blackmon in the Alamo Bowl. → Read More