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What do we know about the Utes? Not much.

Idaho St Utah Football

The funny thing about overreacting – or underreacting, for that matter – is you don’t know you’re doing it when you’re in the heat of the moment. In real life,

Extra Point

Chuckie for Heisman? He needs a springboard

I got a note from Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton in the mail the other day. OK, it wasn’t an actual note, it was an entire notebook, so that’s


Extra Point

The game has certainly changed for coaches, media

Tuesday afternoon I got the rare opportunity to be in the Standard-Examiner newsroom. Having worked here for a couple of decades now, you’d think I’d


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We're ready for college football, who's with us?

Try as I might – and, believe me, I’m trying – I cannot keep myself from using a cliche. Contrary to what three high school English


Staff Columns

UTA responds to whiny columnist

Be careful what you wish for. For nearly six years, I've been a weekday commuter on FrontRunner -- the Utah Transit Authority's heavy-rail transit system between


Staff Columns

Columnist takes a shot at magpies

If all goes as planned, by the end of the week I hope to have a murder on my conscience. Relax, I’m not talking about THAT kind of murder. I’m talking


Extra Point

Hill says the right things, let's see if 'Cats can stand the

It was hot. Unnaturally hot for football, that’s for sure. And yet after Saturday morning’s scrimmage at Stewart Stadium, Jay Hill’s players were


Extra Point

It's all adding up for Alli Cluff, teacher/golfer

Welcome back, Alli. Former Weber State golfer Alli Cluff had a nice little run at last week’s Utah Women’s State Amaterur golf championship. She


Extra Point

Local golf pro runs high above the stress

Todd Brenkman watches his office like a hawk … literally. From high above Ogden City’s golf courses – El Monte and Mt.


Standard Deviations

Better late than never to green smoothie party

Stuff is supposed to be certain colors. The sky is supposed to be blue, the grass is supposed to be green. Sunshine is yellow during the day, but more reddish-


Standard Deviations

Ah, the trauma of splitting Mormon wards

Splitting the ward. It’s the second-most traumatic event that can happen in a Mormon’s life, right behind getting called to work in the nursery. (And


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