SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — TJ Pledger rushed for 117 yards and the go-ahead touchdown as Utah came from behind to beat Washington State 24-13 on Saturday afternoon in the Utes’ Pac-12 opener.
Pledger, a transfer from Oklahoma who only had 11 yards coming into the game, ran 20 yards for a touchdown with 4:53 to play.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Hank Bachmeier threw for two touchdowns, Boise State's defense frustrated Utah State and the Broncos won their 22nd-straightconference opener with a 27-3 win over the Aggies on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A genetic testing company based in Salt Lake City is helping a historically Black and Catholic university in New Orleans create a genetic counseling program.
The donation from Myriad Genetics will support initial development and launch of the program, including scholarships, internships, and joint research initiatives, Xavier University of Louisiana said in a news release Friday.
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The Ironman World Championship will be held outside Hawaii for the first time in four decades because of uncertainty over whether the Big Island will be able to host the triathlon as scheduled in February during the coronavirus pandemic.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz’s home arena announced Friday that it will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test for all fans over the age of 12.
Vivint Smart Home Arena, located in Salt Lake City, will require fans to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event to enter the venue.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Creating an identity on offense is the biggest dilemma facing Utah entering Pac-12 play.
The Utes (1-2) head into their Pac-12 opener against Washington State (1-2, 0-1 Pac-12) on Saturday with a ton of question marks on that side of the ball.
South Florida coach Jeff Scott soon will be entering a venue filled with a screaming crowd just brimming with endless energy.
Part of his young daughter's birthday bash. At Chuck E. Cheese.
Hours before that moment, a little dress rehearsal for chaos and noise — LaVell Edwards Stadium as the Bulls make a rare trip out West to face No.
South Florida (1-2) at No. 15 BYU (3-0), Saturday at 10:15 p.m. EDT (ESPN2).
Line: BYU by 23 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportbook.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that masks will be required inside temples to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Church leaders said in a statement that masks will be required temporarily in an effort to keep temples open.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Rescue crews in Yellowstone National Park recovered the body of a 67-year-old Washington state man and searched around a lake Tuesday for his half-brother after the pair failed to return from a backcountry canoe trip.
MIAMI (AP) — The disappearance and death of Gabby Petito and the police hunt for her boyfriend have generated a whirlwind online, with a multitude of armchair detectives and others sharing tips, possible sightings and theories by way of TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Quarterback Charlie Brewer has left the Utah Utes after losing his starting job to Cameron Rising, the team said Tuesday.
Brewer, a four-year starter at Baylor, transferred to Utah for his final season and won the starting job following a heated competition with Rising in the preseason camp.
Washington State's quarterback situation remains unsettled as the Cougars prepare to play at Utah on Saturday.
Starter Jayden de Laura helped the Cougars take a 14-0 lead over Southern California on Saturday but he was injured late in the first half.
SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — The Wasatch Youth Center is no more.
Demolition crews on Monday began work in tearing down the former long-term, secure lockup for child offenders. A backhoe knocked down brick walls and tore off the roof of a gymnasium.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Forcing turnovers and getting big plays at critical junctures from Jaren Hall is turning into a proven winning formula for BYU.
Hall threw for 214 yards and two touchdowns and added 38 yards on seven carries, leading No.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Cole Johnson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead third-ranked James Madison over No. 9 Weber State 37-24 on Saturday night.
Johnson bullied into the end zone from the 3 late in the first quarter, and his 5-yard touchdown pass to Antwane Wells Jr.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — By the time San Diego State dialed up a successful Philly Special on its final 2-point conversion attempt, it wasn't even the craziest part of the Aztecs' triple-overtime thriller with Utah.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Calvin Tyler Jr. raced 61 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with just under four minutes to play to lift Utah State to a 49-45 win over Air Force in the Mountain West Conference opener Saturday night.
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Justin Miller threw four touchdown passes and Karris Davis scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:34 remaining as FCS-member Southern Utah defeated Tarleton State 40-35 on Saturday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — If you find yourself stuck in traffic and staring at the license plate attached to the vehicle ahead of you in the future, Gov. Spencer Cox said he hopes you’re staring directly at Utah’s newest plate option.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah county sheriff said Friday detectives have determined there is no connection between the disappearance of a Florida woman who went missing during a cross-country trip with her boyfriend and a still-unsolved slaying of two women who were fatally shot.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police video shows a Florida woman who disappeared during a cross-country journey in a converted camper van had an emotional fight with her boyfriend in a Utah tourist town before she vanished.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Still stinging from a loss to an old rival, Utah is back on the road this weekend to face another former conference foe with an unbeaten record and plenty to gain from a win over the Utes.
No. 19 Arizona State (2-0) at No. 23 BYU (2-0), Saturday at 10:15 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Line: Arizona State by 3½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah didn't do enough to make sure a remote highway was safe before a tour bus crashed, killing four people from China and injuring two dozen more in 2019, family and survivors said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge tossed out a lawsuit filed by James Huntsman, a member of one of Utah’s most prominent families and brother of a former governor, against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a ruling issued Tuesday.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Ukraine wants to enter formal talks about hosting the Winter Olympics, the IOC said Monday.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he would soon send officials to a meeting at the International Olympic Committee’s headquarters in Switzerland.
BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — Police in Utah say an Idaho man was arrested Sunday after he rammed a police car with his truck and tried to hit two other police vehicles while fleeing a hit-and-run crash.
Fifty-one-year-old Cory Adams of Shoshone was arrested by police and SWAT officers in a cul-de-sac in Bountiful, Utah, about 11 miles (18 kilometers) miles north of Salt Lake City, KUTV reported.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When a student disobeys a school rule, there are opportunities for “teaching moments” to help bring them into compliance.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU has worked to build itself into a team with a tough defense and efficient offense, following a blueprint laid down by archrival Utah.
The Cougars finally found a way to beat the Utes — using that same blueprint.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Dante McMillan had 16 carries for 151 yards and a touchdown, Damon Bankston ran for two TDs, and Weber State cruised to a 41-3 win over in-state rival Dixie State on Saturday night.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Jayden de Laura threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score as Washington State beat Portland State 44-24 on Saturday.
Deon McIntosh rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown and Max Borghi added 59 yards and a touchdown for Washington State (1-1), which rebounded from a last-minute loss to Utah State at home last weekend.
SMITHFIELD, Utah (AP) — A Utah man was killed when he was crushed by a piece of farm vehicle a small child accidentally set in motion.
Two men were working underneath the farm equipment on property just north of Smithfield shortly before 5 p.m.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Logan Bonner passed for a career-best 390 yards with four touchdowns as Utah State clawed out of an early hole to rally past North Dakota 41-24 on Friday night.
Bonner more than doubled his passing yards from the 143 in Utah State's last-minute upset at Washington State last week, and matched his career high with four touchdowns.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thirteen Utah hospitals will postpone many non-emergency surgeries starting next week as health care workers are overwhelmed by another surge in COVID-19 cases from the faster-spreading delta variant, a major health care company said Friday.
The four schools that were extended invitations Friday to join the Big 12 Conference:
MOAB, Utah (AP) — A newlywed couple that was gunned down near a Utah campsite had told friends that they were afraid of a “creepy man” that was near their camp prior to their death, according to newly unsealed police documents.
UNLV (0-1) at No. 23 Arizona State (1-0), Saturday at 10:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN2).
Line: Arizona State by 34 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No. 21 Utah (1-0) at BYU (1-0), Saturday at 10:15 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Line: Utah by 7½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Series record: Utah leads 62-34-4 (according to Utes) or 59-31-4 (according to Cougars).
The last time Portland State traveled to Pullman, the FCS program upset a Washington State team that went on to win nine games in 2015.
The Vikings (0-1) will try it again Saturday, while Washington State (0-1) seeks to recover from a late collapse that led to a loss against Utah State in the Cougars' season opener.
BYU quarterback Jaren Hall’s not one to dwell on the past.
So this particular stat really doesn’t register: The Cougars have lost nine straight to rival Utah.
Instead, he's focused only on the now as the Cougars host the 21st-ranked Utes on Saturday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Logan Bonner threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Deven Thompkins with 11 seconds left to lift Utah State to a 26-23 victory over Washington State on Saturday night.
Utah State (1-0) got the ball back on its own 22 with 3:02 left and Bonner drove them to the winning score in Blake Anderson's first game as the Aggies' coach.
FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A paraplegic man who was injured on a roller coaster is now suing a Utah amusement park, saying his paralyzed leg wasn't properly secured while he was on the ride and his foot was shredded.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Utah is just starting to reconcile its own history of Indian residential schools with the proposed excavation on the site of a former school in Panguitch that is believed to have over a dozen bodies of Native American children.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State's defense created turnovers, the offense churned out touchdowns on the ground.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Charlie Brewer threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns in his Utah debut to help the No. 24 Utes beat Weber State 40-17 on Thursday night.
Dalton Kincaid caught four passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns in the opener for both teams.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As a member of the Hazara minority in Afghanistan, Azim Kakaie would have had no access to higher education under the Taliban. Instead, over the past two decades he turned a love for aviation into an air-traffic control job in Kabul, he said Thursday.
Washington State is on the cusp of beginning the season with the first quarterback to take a snap for the Cougars remaining an unknown.
Utah State may be following a similar plan.
Washington State coach Nick Rolovich said he had not yet selected a starter and may not announce in advance whether Jayden de Laura or Tennessee graduate transfer Jarrett Guarantano will lead his run-and-shoot offense when the Cougars host the Aggies on Saturday night.
Southern Utah (0-1) at No. 25 Arizona State (0-0), Thursday at 10:30 p.m. EDT (Pac-12 Networks).
Line: Arizona State by 45 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.