What could make BYU quarterback Jaren Hall the next Brock Purdy?

BYU quarterback Jaren Hall (3) throws the ball while playing the East Carolina Pirates in an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Provo, Utah. Will Hall be a late-round find in the 2023 NFL draft? Ben B. Braun, Deseret News Even before Brock Purdy’s sensational rookie season is over with the San […]

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Utah football: How Utes landed Ole Miss transfer corner Miles Battle

Mississippi cornerback Miles Battle reacts after a play during a game against Alabama in Oxford, Miss., Nov. 12, 2022. The Utes snagged Battle out of the transfer portal in the offseason. Thomas Graning, Associated Press While Utah is losing All-America cornerback Clark Phillips III, who has declared for the NFL draft, the Utes have some […]

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Utah basketball: Will winning bring fans back to the Huntsman Center?

Utah guard Rollie Worster drives on Oregon State Beavers forward Michael Rataj (12) in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. The Utes begin the second half of Pac-12 play in second place with games at Oregon State and Oregon this week. Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News This article was first published in the Ute […]

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Who will be NFL MVP? Who will be coach of the year?

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) speaks with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) following a game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in Cincinnati. Jeff Dean, Associated Press The NFL announced the five finalists for the Associated Press’ 2022 NFL MVP award on Wednesday, and three of them will be playing in Sunday’s conference championship […]

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National signing day is next Wednesday. Who is left to sign?

Utah Utes football head coach Kyle Whittingham and BYU football head coach Kalani Sitake react to a question during a ceremony for the Coaches Legacy Golf Invitational at Hidden Valley Country Club in Sandy on Monday, June 6, 2022. Mengshin Lin, Deseret News Starting in 1981, when the NCAA scrapped early signing periods, the first […]

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BYU basketball: Rudi Williams lighting it up late, but not so much early

BYU’s guard Rudi Williams puts up a free throw as BYU and Utah play at the Marriott Center in Provo on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Despite the Cougars’ losses to Santa Clara and San Francisco last week, Williams had solid outings. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News Perhaps the lone bright spot in BYU’s two losses […]

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NFL coach Frank Reich is new head coach of the Carolina Panthers

Frank Reich, then coach of the Indianapolis Colts, walks the field before an NFL preseason football game in 2019 in Cincinnati. Reich has been named head coach of the Carolina Panthers. Gary Landers, Associated Press Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich has landed a new gig. The Carolina Panthers announced Reich as their new […]

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Former Bronco Mendenhall players continue to rate highly when transferring

Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong (5) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Charlottesville, Va. Mike Caudill, AP Bronco Mendenhall has been retired from coaching for over a year now, but his former players at Virginia continue […]

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Has former Utah State athletic director John Hartwell found a landing spot?

Utah State athletic director John Hartwell introduces new men’s head basketball coach Ryan Odom on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at the Wayne Estes Center in Logan. Jeff Hunter, for the Deseret News When John Hartwell abruptly resigned as Utah State’s athletic director in early November, he cited the need and desire to spend more time […]

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Manti Te’o ‘Untold’ doc on Netflix: What is Manti Te’o up to?

Manti Te’o in the Netflix documentary “Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist.” The two-part film was co-directed by Utah filmmaker Tony Vainuku. Netflix Before agreeing to direct “Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist,” a Netflix documentary that revisits the Manti Te’o catfishing saga, Tony Vainuku wanted to talk to Te’o. Specifically, he wanted to know […]

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NBA All-World game comes from Niantic, maker of Pokemon Go

Colton Sullivan, right, and his brother Sam, of Joliet, Ill., participate in the Pokemon Go Fest 2019, in Chicago’s Grant Park while playing the Pokemon Go game Thursday, June 13, 2019. Amr Alfiky, Associated Press The company behind one of the most popular phone games in recent history launched its latest project this week: A […]

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3 keys to the Utah Jazz’s 134-124 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, drives to the basket on Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. Steve Dykes, AP The Utah Jazz lost to the Portland Trail Blazers, 134-124, on Wednesday night at the Moda Center in […]

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High school boys basketball: Summit Academy edges Judge Memorial

Summit Academy’s Bryson Ottley drives on Judge Memorial’s Aaydan Saucedo as they play in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News Box score Summit Academy’s offensive efficiency can be pretty hit or miss from night to night, and Wednesday night epitomized that inconsistency. The Bears scored 33 points in […]

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Damian Lillard makes history, Portland Trail Blazers defeat Utah Jazz

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, hits a 3-point shot over Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. Lillard scored 60 points, including nine 3-pointers, as the Blazers won 134-124. Steve Dykes, AP The Utah Jazz went to Portland and […]

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Salt Lake ballpark didn’t bring economic development | Opinion

Brian Soukup, director of field operations, mows the field at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City on April 8, 2020. The ballpark has yet to generate significant economic development in the area. Laura Seitz, Deseret News Thirty years ago this May, Deedee Corradini, the mayor of Salt Lake City at the time, told me her […]

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