The notoriously chippy Utah-BYU rivalry has been even chippier than usual lately. Last month a freshman BYU basketball player was ejected for throwing a cheap shot at a Utah player, and when the two football teams met in the Las Vegas Bowl, Utah had a lot to say about how “dirty” BYU was. Surveying the landscape, Utah…
One of the more entertaining bowl games will take place on Saturday, when in-state foes Utah and BYU meet-up in the Las Vegas Bowl for the Holy War in Sin City. Besides the natural rivalry, there is also the element of BYU’s conduct at play. There was the brawl with Memphis during last season’s bowl game, the crotch…
BYU freshman Nick Emery was assessed a flagrant fouled two and tossed from tonight’s rivalry game against Utah, after he socked Brandon Taylor with no apparent provocation. As Taylor lay on the floor holding his face, Emery stared him down:
Utah extended its shocking blowout lead over Oregon 55-13 tonight with a 69-yard punt return that confused fans, Ducks punt coverage team members, and Fox camera operators. The fake fair catch seemed to fool everyone except, of course, Gus Johnson. (You might remember the Rams running this play last year.)
Two Utah football players are in stable condition following gunshot wounds suffered late Saturday night. The players are named as sophomore TE Lo Falemaka and freshman RB Marcel Brooks-Brown.
Last night's Duke-Utah game seemingly ended in a 62-57 win for Duke. With eight seconds remaining Utah's Jordan Loveridge missed a three-pointer, and the Utah players only half-heartedly tried to foul or tie up the rebounder, Duke's Quinn Cook. But with 0.7 seconds left a referee blew for a foul against Cook, the…
Kaelin Clay should have had a 79-yard touchdown catch to put Utah up 14-0 on Oregon. Instead, the Ducks tied the game when Clay dropped the ball short of the goal line and Oregon's Joe Walker picked it up to go the entire length of the field in the opposite direction.
No, really. That's it. That's Spencer Hadley, senior linebacker, having what looks like a swell time in this undated photo from what looks like a club located in the dark heart of somewhere sinful. Hadley's the one in the greenish-blue shirt in the middle, holding up a bottle of what we're guessing is Dom Pérignon.
Today, a week after his death, many of Rick Majerus' friends, former players and colleagues gathered to wish the basketball coach farewell from this mortal coil. Del Harris and George Karl were reportedly there, as was Glenn Rivers, whose nickname Majerus pinned on him years ago when he saw the young man wearing a…
First, this, from Loyola University of Chicago's head basketball coach and onetime Rick Majerus assistant Porter Moser:
Our weekly college football shame index.
Above, the uncanny floundering of USC wide receiver and All-American Robert Woods after he got spun around on a helmet-to-helmet hit. The spin itself might have made him dizzy—Woods does a full 180 after the hit—but as Jesse Palmer noted during the aftermath, it was pretty obvious Woods had his "bell rung." When…
Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City became the stage for farce in the closing moments of last night's Holy War game between Utah and BYU, as fan confusion over the end of the game led to them rushing the field three times.
A Utah state trooper pulled over to a car parked on the shoulder of S.R. 201 early Sunday morning — and facing in the wrong direction. The driver was an intoxicated University of Utah linebacker, Nai Fotu, who told the trooper he'd had "one beer, two beers" with his teammates at the University campus. Fotu, 22, was…
BYU's Max Hall led his team to an incredible overtime win against hated rival Utah, but now he's been forced to apologize for hating his rival? I thought that was the whole point.
Midwest Region: No. 5 Utah (24-9) vs. No. 12 Arizona (19-13)
When: Friday, 7:10 p.m., EDT
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
1) Fun Facts The men's basketball team won the NCAA title in 1944 and the NIT crown in 1947. Arnie Ferrin, the only four-time All-American in Utah basketball history,…
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Utah is 13-0, but the voters who help determine the BCS rankings know that the Utes are probably about the fifth best team out there. How do they know? They just do, okay!