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Former Utah Football Star Chris Kemoeatu Named as Poly Football HOF Finalist

Former Utah Football Star Chris Kemoeatu Named as Poly Football HOF Finalist

HONOLULU-Thursday, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame released its list of finalists for the Class of 2019 induction and a former University of Utah star made the initial cut. Chris Kemoeatu, a guard who starred for the Utes from 2002-2004 and was named an All-American in 2004, was drafted by […]

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Legendary Utah Sportscaster Paul James Dead at 87

Legendary Utah Sportscaster Paul James Dead at 87

SALT LAKE CITY-As confirmed by various outlets throughout the Salt Lake City media market, legendary Utah sportscaster Paul James passed away at 87 last Saturday. James, who was born July 17, 1931 in Ogden and was a former student body president at Ogden High School, was a staple of sportscasting […]

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Ex-con pleads guilty in university student’s shooting death

Ex-con pleads guilty in university student’s shooting death

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An ex-convict charged with gunning down a University of Utah student from China, using a stolen gun from a previous killing, has pleaded guilty to murder and kidnapping charges. Austin Boutain entered the pleas Wednesday in an agreement with prosecutors that allows him to avoid […]

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BYU Swimming/Diving Practices In New Facility

PROVO, Utah-Monday, BYU’s men and women’s swim/dive teams practiced at their new Richards Building practice pool for the first time. Head coach John Brooks confirmed he’s excited at the restoration of the facility as the Cougars have been forced to train at a wide variety of locations, including the University […]

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David Cross show on at Utah college after ‘offensive’ tweet

David Cross show on at Utah college after ‘offensive’ tweet

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was “deeply offensive.” College president Ruth Watkins issued a statement Sunday about the tweet, says she resisted calls to cancel Wednesday’s performance and that the […]

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Utah to drill 2 wells near Milford for geothermal study

Utah to drill 2 wells near Milford for geothermal study

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A U.S. government-funded research project in Utah to study the feasibility of man-made geothermal energy will use a new type of directional drilling on two wells. The Deseret News reports that University of Utah chemical engineering associate professor John McLennan says the advent of horizontal drilling and […]

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University of Utah latest to cut ties with Papa John’s

University of Utah latest to cut ties with Papa John’s

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah says it has closed the Papa John’s in the campus food court as it joins a long list of institutions cutting ties with the pizza company after the founder used a racial slur. The university said Wednesday in a statement that […]

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Moose wanders around University of Utah campus

Moose wanders around University of Utah campus

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A moose has been released into the Utah wildness after spending several hours wandering around the University of Utah campus. University library spokeswoman Heidi Brett said the moose ate shrubs and meandered around a plaza adjacent to the library early Monday morning. The moose did […]

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Utah scientists look to uncover mystery of lightning

Utah scientists look to uncover mystery of lightning

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Data collected from a remote high-desert lab in Utah could help scientists learn more about the origin of lightning. The Telescope Array Lightning Project in Millard County is the first to detect the downward flashes at the beginning of cloud-to-ground lightning and to show where […]

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University of Utah to become tobacco-free

University of Utah to become tobacco-free

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah soon will be a tobacco-free institution. KSL-TV reports the mandate, effective beginning in July, will prohibit smoking and the use of any tobacco products on campus grounds at any time. A release from the university Monday says the tobacco-free effort is part of […]

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