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A couple of months ago a neighbor friend of mine, Nolan Taylor, approached me with an interesting proposal. He had befriended a man he knew through church who has gone to prison for an assortment of...

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New column to come from behind bars

A couple of months ago a neighbor friend of mine, Nolan Taylor, approached me with an interesting proposal. He had befriended a man he knew through church who has...


Sports

Sports writer's career yields sweet memories, funny stories

In March of 1998 – about this time of year – I ate the biggest ice cream sundae you’ve ever seen. Former Standard-Examiner sports columnist...


Sports

The Big Dance: Larry K. entertains, Runnin' Utes focus

Sometimes, being a great coach has very little to do with drawing little Xs and Os on a white grease board. Sometimes it’s about knowing when to be an...


Sports

We've seen him shoot, now let's see if Trey Burke rebounds

Look, Trey Burke is a grown man and he darn sure doesn’t need me fighting his battles for him. So I won’t. On Monday, during one of the Utah...


Staff Columns

Schools, teachers failing us? What about students, parents?

So, who’s with me? Feel like getting a little hate mail this week? If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a reporter and columnist over the years,...




Sports

Credit to Borland for making tough, educated decision

The whole thing is sickening, really. I don’t care how tough you think you are or how weak you think retired San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is....


Sports

WSU grad Steve Starks goes from there to here with LHM, Jazz

Believe it or not, until someone else pointed it out Steve Starks hadn’t considered the from-there-to-here sweetness of his new job with the LHM Group and by...


Sports

A few thoughts on BYU, Eastern Washington and the NCAA

On the heels of Tuesday night’s play-in thriller between BYU and Ole Miss, I now have myself a full-blown case of NCAA Tournament fever. In fact, you might...


Sports

Bracket racket: Pick the Utes, but write it in pencil

First, a caveat. Larry Krystkowiak knows his University of Utah basketball team far better than I do. He’s the coach, after all. And he’s a darn good...


Sports

March Madness: Here's to the coaches like Rose

Here’s to the fellows who bellow. Because it’s March and the madness has already begun, I can’t let another day go by without giving a written...

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New column to come from behind bars

A couple of months ago a neighbor friend of mine, Nolan Taylor, approached me with an interesting proposal. He had befriended a man he knew through church who has...