1. Utah Lineman Healing with Football Family

    SALT LAKE CITY — As the plane prepared to land, the cabin bustled to life, waking Salesi "Leka" Uhatafe.....

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  2. Ute Tribe, U. Reach Agreement on Continued Use of Utes

    FORT DUCHESNE, Uintah County — After five years without a formal agreement in place, the Northern Ute Indian Tribe and the University of Utah inked a new deal Tuesday that will allow the school's sports team to continue using the name Utes...

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  3. Despite Leukemia, 8-Year-Old Mac Optimistic About Life

    SALT LAKE CITY — Cancer is never a pleasant experience for those involved. The diagnosis, the treatments and medication taken to rid the disease are more unpleasant than most people will likely ever have to experience...

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  4. Utes Secure Commitment from Bingham Kicker Chayden Johnston

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  5. Projected Second-Round Pick CB Keith McGill Reflects on Journey to NFL

    When former Utah cornerback Keith McGill graduated from high school his priority was to help provide for his family. With less than a month until the NFL Draft, the projected second-round pick often reflects on the journey and how he got here...

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  6. Defense Holds Upper Hand in Scrimmage

    SALT LAKE CITY — Other than a showcase of speed by running back Troy McCormick and receiver Dres Anderson, the defense held the upper hand in Saturday's scrimmage.....

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  7. Wilson 'Blessed to Be Back' as He Looks to the Future

    SALT LAKE CITY — Last season, then-sophomore quarterback Travis Wilson suffered a concussion against Arizona State following a rushing attempt for a touchdown in a 20-19 loss...

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  8. Ute Coaches Combine to Lose 86 Pounds — but Blechen Still Wins Challenge

    SALT LAKE CITY — Morgan Scalley hasn't weighed under 180 pounds since he played for Highland High 16 years ago...

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  9. Utah Linebacker Paul Expected to Miss 5 to 6 Months with Broken Foot

    Utah junior linebacker Gionni Paul, voted a team captain for spring, is expected to miss about 5 to 6 months with a broken foot. .....

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  10. After Struggles Last Season, Utes Feel Good About Secondary

    Reginald Porter is a fast man. In fact, Reginald Porter runs a 4.43 40-yard dash, but with an injured hip flexor? Not so much. "And you've gotta run full speed in football," he said...

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  11. Utah Quarterback Competition Figures to Be Competitive All Offseason

    Sports Illustrated recently interviewed offensive coordinator Dave Christensen, and it's clear that the Utes have a long way to go before they resolve their logjam at quarterback.....

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  12. Whittingham Says Utes Got a Lot of Work Done in First Scrimmage

    SALT LAKE CITY — In his review of the first spring scrimmage, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said the Utes got a lot of work done.....

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  13. Utah Football Schedule Backloaded and Difficult; Is It Too Difficult?

    Kyle Whittingham is really wishing he could have drawn up the 2013 schedule this year. Now, the schedule isn't quite as tough as it looks on paper. It's just backloaded...

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  14. Utah Student Government: Changes Are Coming to Utah Fight Song

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  15. DE Nate Orchard Relishes Role as the Leader of Utah's Defense

    SALT LAKE CITY — A lot has changed for Nate Orchard since he arrived at the University of Utah out of Highland High in 2011.....

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  16. Greg Reese, Clarence Smith Switch to Bolster Utes Defensive Line

    Rain and snow kept fans away, so the biggest cheering section belonged to Greg Reese. Wearing the defense's black for the first time, Reese lined up at defensive end and registered ...

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  17. Utah Football Recruiting Commit: Jake Grant, Scottsdale Offensive Lineman

    Utah has landed a commitment from Scottsdale (Az.) Horizon offensive lineman Jake Grant after his visit this weekend to Utah's Junior Day. Grant is one of the top offensive line recruits in the 2015 recruiting class...

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  18. Biggest Shoes to Fill: Utah

    Starters in, starters out. That's college football. Players' eligibility expires and they leave for the rest of their lives, which might include the NFL or not. And they leave behind shoes of various sizes that need to be filled...

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  19. Erickson Has No Hard Feelings About Coaching Switch

    Dennis Erickson says he doesn't feel like he was demoted. Nor does he seem to care if that's how others see it.....

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  20. Utah Spring Practice: Latest Depth Chart Released

    Not much to report from spring practice this weekend unfortunately. Outside of a few comments about a shorthanded defensive line and a positive comment about Dominique Hatfield standing out at wide receiver, there wasn't much said of worth...

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  21. Travis Waller, Keyshawn Johnson Jr. Offered by Utes

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  22. 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...

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  23. Running Backs Shine as Utah Goes 'Live'

    Utes practice Tuesday looked more like a running back highlight reel session. Putting on full pads and going live for the first time, Utah's running backs looked right at home...

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  24. Kalani Sitake Says Utah Knows What It Must Do: Win

    Kalani Sitake summarized the approach and the attitude of Utah's football players and coaches in spring practices by drilling straight into their cores as grown men, as competitors, to see what reserves and resolve might lie within...

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  25. Utah AD Chris Hill Says Labor Ruling Implications Are Murky

    Utah Athletic Director Chris Hill said Thursday that he supports consideration of an increased stipend for student-athletes and even potentially allowing them to pursue endorsement ...

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