• Paul Beck: Neo-Nazis don’t get to claim the Vikings

    Paul Beck: Neo-Nazis don’t get to claim the Vikings
    Ragnar Lodbrok was a legendary Viking king, famous for leading warriors on raids across Northern Europe. It turns out that he and I are related, I recently discovered on Ancestry.com. This relation might be as mythical as Odin and Thor, but it still prompted me to read voraciously about Viking history, mythology and culture.Enthralled as I was in this enchanting world, I was horrified to find that neo-Nazis had taken a liking to Vikings, too.Images of Thor’s hammer appeared on the banners
  • Ed Davis to Knicks

    Ed Davis to Knicks
    Tony Jones: The Utah Jazz have an agreement to trade Ed Davis to the New York Knicks, League Sources tell The Athletic
  • Utah’s governor won’t limit Thanksgiving gatherings, as state reports 18 coronavirus deaths

    Utah’s governor won’t limit Thanksgiving gatherings, as state reports 18 coronavirus deaths
    A new public health order next week will no longer require Utahns to limit social gatherings to only people in their households, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday.But while the governor said that “what you do in the confines of your own home is going to be up to you,” he and other state leaders are still urging caution ahead of Thanksgiving next week.“We know that the more people who gather together in an interaction, the closer you have a physical interaction, the longer th
  • Utah Gov. Gary Herbert looks forward to working with President-elect Joe Biden on COVID response

    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert looks forward to working with President-elect Joe Biden on COVID response
    As elected officials and public health leaders around the country grapple with rising coronavirus cases, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert joined a video call Thursday with President-elect Joe Biden to discuss the nation’s pandemic response.The governor said in a statement on Twitter afterward that there was a “good discussion” on the call between Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and members of the executive committee of the National Governors Association.“We had a good dis
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  • Jaxson Dart is breaking state football records and taking names for the Corner Canyon Chargers

    Jaxson Dart is breaking state football records and taking names for the Corner Canyon Chargers
    Corner Canyon High senior wide receiver Noah Kjar remembers when he first thought Jaxson Dart was the real deal.It was back in January during a camp in California. Dart’s trainer asked him to roll out and throw a pass about 50 yards down the field along the sideline, in stride. Dart completed the pass to Kjar perfectly.“Dang, this kid is going to be really good,” Noah Kjar recalled thinking. “It’s going to be a really fun year.”The Chargers are preparing to pl
  • New Primary Children’s Hospital campus in Lehi will bear Miller family’s name

    New Primary Children’s Hospital campus in Lehi will bear Miller family’s name
    The campus of the new Primary Children’s Hospital in Lehi will bear the name of its most generous donor.The 486,000-square-foot facility, a companion to the 98-year-old Salt Lake City children’s hospital, will rest on the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Campus. Lisa Paletta, a registered nurse and the administrator of the new Lehi hospital, made the announcement in a virtual “groundbreaking” event Thursday.Gail Miller — businesswoman, philanthropist and widow of aut
  • Utah’s state engineer rejects plan to divert Green River water for Colorado entrepreneur

    Utah’s state engineer rejects plan to divert Green River water for Colorado entrepreneur
    Utah State Engineer Teresa Wilhelmsen has rejected a controversial proposal to divert 55,000 acre-feet of the Green River’s flow from Utah to Colorado’s fast-growing Front Range cities.Colorado entrepreneur Aaron Million has been pursuing this idea for more than a decade, resurrecting his pipeline proposal in 2018 after two prior failed attempts at approval. This time his firm White Horse Resources proposed a scaled-down pipeline tapping the Green below Flaming Gorge Dam at Browns Pa
  • Commentary: How LDS apostle Dallin Oaks’ comments on racism and Black Lives Matter fall short

    Commentary: How LDS apostle Dallin Oaks’ comments on racism and Black Lives Matter fall short
    President Dallin H. Oaks’ October 2020 General Conference talk, “Love Your Enemies,” was praised by many as a welcome call to avoid racism and unite despite differences in order to create a better future. This is, of course, a timely, paramount message. Racism should be denounced while we continuously seek to find common ground and avoid the ugliness of the current political climate.This talk, however, was a not-so-subtle message of caution against the Black Lives Matter moveme
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  • Eye on the Y: COVID quarantine musings on the BYU Cougars

    Eye on the Y: COVID quarantine musings on the BYU Cougars
    Before I get into what’s going on at BYU, I feel like I should let you in on what’s been going on the last two weeks: I’ve been quarantining with COVID.When I went to Boise for what was going to be my first road game of the season, I had been dealing with some headaches and fatigue. Because I don’t go anywhere and take every precaution when I do need to go somewhere, I wasn’t worried about the COVID test I needed to take the morning before the game — I thought
  • CDC begs Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

    CDC begs Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving
    New York • With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.It was some of the firmest guidance yet from the government on curtailing traditional gatherings to fight the outbreak.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the recommendations just one week before Thanksgiving, at a time when diagnosed infect
  • Bagley Cartoon: Political Junkie

    Bagley Cartoon: Political Junkie
    This Pat Bagley cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. You can check out the past 10 Bagley editorial cartoons below:Fight the PowerBrain DiseaseUseless ThingsBiden BouldersToo Little Too LateParty AnimalsPower GrabberFer Heck’s SakeSnipe HuntBig NewsWant more Bagley? Become a fan on Facebook.
  • Aubrey Gordon: Leave the fat kids alone

    Aubrey Gordon: Leave the fat kids alone
    I was in the fourth grade, sitting in a doctor’s office, the first time my face flushed with shame. I was, I had just learned, overweight.I will remember the pediatrician’s words forever: It’s probably from eating all that pizza and ice cream. It tastes good, doesn’t it? But it makes your body big and fat.I felt my face sear with shame.There was more: Just imagine that your body is made out of clay. If you can just stay the same weight, as you grow, you’ll stretch o
  • Tony Bradley trade signals scale of the Utah Jazz’s intentions in free agency

    Tony Bradley trade signals scale of the Utah Jazz’s intentions in free agency
    With the trade moratorium being lifted on Monday, the Draft taking place on Wednesday, and free agency beginning Friday, this week in the NBA has been aptly compared to drinking from a fire hose. It’s all adding up to a breathtaking explosion of transactional gluttony.And yet, the three distinct cross-sections of roster construction wound up perfectly intersecting for the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night, with their deal to send fourth-year reserve center Tony Bradley to the Detroit Pistons.In
  • As Utah reports 18 new coronavirus deaths and record case rates, Gov. Herbert will lift home gathering limits ahead of Thanksgiving

    As Utah reports 18 new coronavirus deaths and record case rates, Gov. Herbert will lift home gathering limits ahead of Thanksgiving
    A new public health order next week will no longer require Utahns to limit social gatherings to only people in their households, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday.But while the governor said that “what you do in the confines of your own home is going to be up to you,” he and other state leaders are still urging caution ahead of Thanksgiving next week.And with the holiday a week away, Utah reported a record 18 coronavirus deaths Thursday along with record-high case rates.With 3,968
  • Pac-12 approves nonconference football games. Does that put a Utah-BYU game in play?

    Pac-12 approves nonconference football games. Does that put a Utah-BYU game in play?
    In an effort to offer maximum flexibility and give Pac-12 football programs every opportunity to play, the league on Thursday afternoon approved the scheduling of nonconference football opponents in the event a conference game gets canceled.As the approval of nonconference opponents began moving forward on Wednesday, there was a great deal of speculation, if not conjecture, that BYU, ranked No. 8 in the AP Top 25 and increasingly looking like a New Year’s Six candidate, would schedule a Pa
  • Gov. Herbert offers Utahns health guidance ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

    Gov. Herbert offers Utahns health guidance ahead of Thanksgiving holiday
    A new public health order that will be issued next week will remove the guidance that Utahns limit social gatherings to only people in their households, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday.But while the governor said that “what you do in the confines of your own home is going to be up to you,” he and other state leaders are still urging caution ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday next week.“We know that the more people who gather together in an interaction, the closer you have a
  • Catholics divided as bishops examine Biden’s abortion stance

    Catholics divided as bishops examine Biden’s abortion stance
    Catholics split almost evenly in supporting Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the presidential election. Now they’re sharply divided over a declaration by the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that the president-elect’s support for abortion rights presents the church with a “difficult and complex situation.”The USCCB’s president, Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, made that statement Tuesday near the close of the conference’s national meeting a
  • Aaron Breen: A message from the generation that won World War II

    Aaron Breen: A message from the generation that won World War II
    I am going to share a diary entry that was written Nov. 28, 1944 – almost 76 years ago to the day. It was written by my uncle. He was engaged in some of the most brutal fighting of World War II.He was an artillery officer fighting on the German-Belgian border in the Battle of Hürtgen Forest. His words should be used as a mirror when reflecting upon today’s current state.Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1944, Hürtgen Forest, BelgiumEveryone seems to think that something is coming up. It&
  • What Utah Jazz draft picks Udoka Azubuike and Elijah Hughes bring to the Utah Jazz

    What Utah Jazz draft picks Udoka Azubuike and Elijah Hughes bring to the Utah Jazz
    Kansas center Udoka Azubuike stands on the free-throw line during a game against Baylor on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Waco, Texas. The Utah Jazz selected the Jayhawks center with the 27th pick in the 2020 NBA draft Wednesday night. | Ray Carlin, Associated Press One is a dominant big man, the other a playmaking guard/forward with speed to boot.
    Udoka Azubuike, like many college basketball players, was ready for March Madness.
    The No. 1-ranked Kansas Jayhawks went 28-3 through the season and 17-
  • What draft picks Udoka Azubuike and Elijah Hughes bring to the Utah Jazz

    What draft picks Udoka Azubuike and Elijah Hughes bring to the Utah Jazz
    Kansas center Udoka Azubuike stands on the free-throw line during a game against Baylor on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Waco, Texas. The Utah Jazz selected the Jayhawks center with the 27th pick in the 2020 NBA draft Wednesday night. | Ray Carlin, Associated Press One is a dominant big man, the other a playmaking guard/forward with speed to boot.
    Udoka Azubuike, like many college basketball players, was ready for March Madness.
    The No. 1-ranked Kansas Jayhawks went 28-3 through the season and 17-
  • Navajo Nation reports 135 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths

    Navajo Nation reports 135 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths
    Window Rock, Ariz. • Navajo Nation health officials on Wednesday reported 135 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths.The latest figures bring the total number of known cases to 13,880 with 613 known deaths.Tribal health officials said 141,751 people have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic started and 8,011 have recovered.On Monday, the Navajo Nation reinstated a stay-at-home lockdown for the entire reservation. Under the order, tribal offices will be closed and
  • Utah Jazz sign rookie free agents Trent Forrest of Florida State, Romaro Gill of Seton Hall

    Utah Jazz sign rookie free agents Trent Forrest of Florida State, Romaro Gill of Seton Hall
    Wednesday night saw the Utah Jazz draft a paint-protecting big man and a high-scoring wing. Thursday morning saw them add a point guard prospect and another defensive-minded big.The Jazz signed Florida State guard Trent Forrest to a two-way contract, according to a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic, and Seton Hall center Romaro Gill to an Exhibit 10 contract, per NJ Advance Media’s Adam Zagoria.Forrest, a four-year senior, won 104 games in his career in Tallahassee — the most
  • Red All Over: I got on the plane, then the Utes game got canceled. Ugh.

    Red All Over: I got on the plane, then the Utes game got canceled. Ugh.
    Red All Over is a weekly newsletter covering Utah athletics. Subscribe here.The University of Utah football team’s travel plans changed when the UCLA game at the Rose Bowl was moved from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, but mine didn’t for the most part.A quick Slack message to my boss, and it was decided that I would keep a flight to Burbank on the morning of Nov. 13, cover the game the next night, then change the return flight to Sunday. No problem, traveling to a game site the day before the g
  • Former Utah Ute Pace Mannion, son Nico share NBA draft-night bond — being selected by Golden State Warriors

    Former Utah Ute Pace Mannion, son Nico share NBA draft-night bond — being selected by Golden State Warriors
    Pace Mannion, left, and son Nico Mannion were drafted by the Golden State Warriors 37 years apart. | Deseret News and Associated Press photosThirty-seven years ago, former University of Utah basketball player Pace Mannion was picked 43rd overall by the Golden State Warriors in the NBA draft.
    On Wednesday night, his son Nico was also taken by the Warriors, and in the same part of the draft, as he was chosen 43rd overall.
    Pace Mannion played six seasons in the NBA for six teams. His longest stint
  • Governor Herbert to address the state’s coronavirus response at monthly news conference Thursday

    Governor Herbert to address the state’s coronavirus response at monthly news conference Thursday
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert will answer questions from the media at his monthly news conference on Thursday as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise.During the PBS Utah broadcast, which begins at 10:30 a.m., he is expected to address the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and offer guidance for holiday gatherings.His remarks will come on the heels of a record-shattering number of hospitalizations for the coronavirus reported on Wednesday, with 541 patients concurrent
  • Watch live: Governor Herbert to address the state’s coronavirus response at monthly news conference Thursday

    Watch live: Governor Herbert to address the state’s coronavirus response at monthly news conference Thursday
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert will answer questions from the media at his monthly news conference on Thursday as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise.During the PBS Utah broadcast, which begins at 10:30 a.m., he is expected to address the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and offer guidance for holiday gatherings.His remarks will come on the heels of a record-shattering number of hospitalizations for the coronavirus reported on Wednesday, with 541 patients concurrent
  • Allegiant begins Provo-Denver flights, offers $25 promotional flights

    Allegiant begins Provo-Denver flights, offers $25 promotional flights
    Allegiant airlines is launching new twice-weekly nonstop service from Provo to Denver — and is celebrating by offering promotional $25 one-way fares on select flights between the cities.Allegiant will also begin twice-weekly, nonstop service from Provo to Orange County, Calif., beginning in February, and currently is booking one-way fares between them for as low as $45 on select flights.Fares may be booked online at Allegiant.com. Discounted fares are not available on all flights. The disc
  • NBA trade central: Ricky Rubio headed back to Minnesota Timberwolves

    NBA trade central: Ricky Rubio headed back to Minnesota Timberwolves
    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) brings the ball upcourt against the Houston Rockets during the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP) | AP For the first time since the 2019-2020 deadline in February, NBA trades can be made official as of Monday.
    Here’s a rundown of the deals involving more than just draft picks that have been reported.Philadelphia 76ers receive: Seth
  • Report: Utah Jazz signing Florida State’s Trent Forrest to two-way deal

    Report: Utah Jazz signing Florida State’s Trent Forrest to two-way deal
    Florida State’s Trent Forrest (3) during an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. Florida State won 73-71. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin) | AP As is always the case in the hours after the NBA draft, teams on Wednesday night and Thursday morning were busy signing players not selected to free agent and two-way deals.
    On Thursday morning, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the Utah Jazz have agreed to a two-way contract wit
  • Utah Jazz sign Florida State point guard Trent Forrest to two-way contract

    Utah Jazz sign Florida State point guard Trent Forrest to two-way contract
    Wednesday night saw the Utah Jazz draft a paint-protecting big man and a high-scoring wing. Thursday morning saw them add a point guard prospect.The Jazz have signed Florida State’s Trent Forrest to a two-way contract, according to a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic.Forrest, a four-year senior, won 104 games in his career in Tallahassee — the most in program history. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Florida native averaged 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a senior, though
  • This week in Mormon Land: A prophet’s promo; a Black protester’s new partnership; an age-old translation question.

    This week in Mormon Land: A prophet’s promo; a Black protester’s new partnership; an age-old translation question.
    The Mormon Land newsletter is a weekly highlight reel of developments in and about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whether heralded in headlines, preached from the pulpit or buzzed about on the back benches. Want this free newsletter in your inbox? Subscribe here.Nelson braces world for message View this post on InstagramA post shared by Russell M. Nelson (@russellmnelson)Church President Russell M. Nelson certainly knows how to build anticipation.At the close of the fall Genera
  • Man shot to death in West Jordan

    Man shot to death in West Jordan
    West Jordan police are investigating after a man was found shot to death early Thursday morning.After receiving a report of shots fired near 7000 South and 5200 West about 2:20 a.m., officers found the dead man, believed to be in his 20s or 30s, in the street. He had been shot multiple times, according to police; his identity has not yet been released.Police believe the victim was in a black van that was parked near the intersection of Sparrowtail Road and Ticklegrass road. A second car —
  • Nicholas Kristof: When Trump was right and many Democrats were wrong

    Nicholas Kristof: When Trump was right and many Democrats were wrong
    Some things are true even though President Donald Trump says them.Trump has been demanding for months that schools reopen, and on that he seems to have been largely right. Schools, especially elementary schools, do not appear to have been major sources of coronavirus transmission, and remote learning is proving to be a catastrophe for many low-income children.Yet America is shutting schools — New York City announced Wednesday that it was closing schools in the nation’s largest school
  • Gail Collins: Barr the bad or Rudy the ridiculous?

    Gail Collins: Barr the bad or Rudy the ridiculous?
    When grad students of the future write dissertations on the worst presidential transitions in American history, I have a feeling 2020 will get a lot of attention.True, nobody seceded from the union. But it’s a bad sign when the president refuses to admit he’s lost reelection, then abruptly fires the defense secretary and a top cybersecurity official.The incoming Biden administration has been frozen out of ... just about everything. Most of the top guys on the Trump team are keeping a
  • One of every 6 Utahns moved last year

    One of every 6 Utahns moved last year
    Utahns continue to migrate more often than most Americans as they frequently change homes — although that slowed a bit last year, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates.About one of every six Utahns changed residences in 2019 — 15.8% to be exact. That ranked number 10 among the states. The new data also shows which states are the most popular destinations for departing Utahns, and the top locations from where new residents arrived.Utahns' migration was down from the previous y
  • Utah State Engineer rejects Green River diversion sought by Colorado entrepreneur

    Utah State Engineer rejects Green River diversion sought by Colorado entrepreneur
    Utah State Engineer Teresa Wilhelmsen has rejected a controversial proposal to divert 55,000 acre-feet of the Green River’s flow from Utah to Colorado’s fast-growing Front Range cities.Colorado entrepreneur Aaron Million has been pursuing this idea for more than a decade, resurrecting his pipeline proposal in 2018 after two prior failed attempts at approval. This time his firm White Horse Resources proposed a scaled-down pipeline tapping the Green below Flaming Gorge Dam at Browns Pa
  • Robert Gehrke: Utah’s governor gets an earful from lawmakers upset by his coronavirus orders

    Robert Gehrke: Utah’s governor gets an earful from lawmakers upset by his coronavirus orders
    Gov. Gary Herbert has taken a lot of heat as the state drowns under the crushing wave of COVID.Some of it has come from doctors and nurses who prodded him to act. Some has come from people like me, who criticized him for not moving soon enough to steer us away from the cliff we will be plummeting over in slow motion for the next several weeks.But a lot of it has come from his own party, conservative legislators and vocal constituents who consider the governor’s limited actions to be &ldquo
  • Letter: When the COVID-19 vaccine comes, we should know who gets vaccinated and who doesn’t

    Letter: When the COVID-19 vaccine comes, we should know who gets vaccinated and who doesn’t
    We will soon be facing another new freedom of choice issue. In some surveys as many as 50% of the U.S. population would choose not to get a COVID-19 vaccination, likely again leaving responsible citizens benefiting others less responsible. Certainly it is not government’s responsibility to require vaccination. It’s simply the right thing to do for yourself, those close to you and the public at large. However, I believe there should be fair but differentiating consequences for differe
  • Letter: We are no longer a representative democracy

    Letter: We are no longer a representative democracy
    The largest commercial advertiser in the U.S. in 2019 was Amazon at $6.88 billion. In comparison, the Democrats and Republicans spent $14 billion on the election! The result? The biggest spender won 89.2% of House races, and 71.9% in the Senate. Democrats maintained a majority in the House but lost a handful of seats. Republicans may lose their majority in the Senate if they lose the two seats to be decided in runoffs early next year.With this kind of spending, we clearly are no longer a represe
  • Letter: Support clean energy for Granite School District

    Letter: Support clean energy for Granite School District
    Salt Lake Valley is quickly approaching inversion season and it’s time to take action to mitigate the impacts of poor air quality. Endorsing policies for clean air are so critical to ensure a healthy environment for our community. According to the 2019 State of the Air Report, Salt Lake City is ranked 7th for the worst particle pollution in the nation. Particle pollution has detrimental and harmful effects to a person’s health and in the worst scenarios, long-term exposure to breathi
  • Letter: Pompeo’s recent tour of Europe and Mideast makes no sense

    Letter: Pompeo’s recent tour of Europe and Mideast makes no sense
    Why did Secretary of State Mike Pompeo undertake a seven country tour of Europe and the Mideast to discuss “global challenges”? Is Pompeo’s head in the sand? The world moved on congratulating and acknowledging President-elect Joe Biden as the new U.S. president. Before embarking on the tour, Pompeo declared a “smooth transition to a second Trump administration.” Is Pompeo happy being Trump’s lapdog? Was this one last junket for Pompeo and his wife before the T
  • Letter: McAdams lost because of gerrymandering

    Letter: McAdams lost because of gerrymandering
    Ever since Ben McAdams conceded defeat in the 4th District House of Representatives race, I have been hearing people ask what he did wrong, what he should have done that he didn’t, etc., to win the election.He might have done some things wrong. No one is perfect, especially in an election. I didn’t like the negative sparring that the national organizations added to the conversations, but both parties played that game.But while the negative sparring might have influenced the election,
  • Breaking down the Utah Jazz’s 2020 NBA draft

    Breaking down the Utah Jazz’s 2020 NBA draft
    Kansas center Udoka Azubuike is congratulated after a dunk against Texas during game in Lawrence, Kan. Azubuike was selected by the Utah Jazz in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. | Reed Hoffmann, Associated Press Jazz add Kansas big man Udoka Azubuike with the 27th pick and acquire Syracuse wing Elijah Hughes The Utah Jazz started out on Wednesday with the 23rd pick in the NBA draft, but that’s not what they ended the night with.By the conclusion of the 2020 draft, the Jazz had trade
  • Former LDS bishop sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing child porn

    Former LDS bishop sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing child porn
    A former bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was sentenced Wednesday to 46 months in federal prison for having child pornography.Timothy James Hallows, 62, of Kaysville, was arrested in October 2019. Microsoft, which owns Skype, told the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Hallows had used the video-chat app to upload child pornography, according to a probable cause statement. Investigators said at the time that they found thousands of images of pornogr
  • Sam Merrill picked by Milwaukee bucks, but BYU’s Yoeli Childs goes undrafted in NBA Draft

    Sam Merrill picked by Milwaukee bucks, but BYU’s Yoeli Childs goes undrafted in NBA Draft
    Sam Merrill’s dream has come true.The Utah State guard got drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 60th overall pick Wednesday in the 2020 NBA Draft, marking the last pick of the night. Merrill was projected by several mock drafts to go late in the second round.Merrill spent four years at Utah State, leading an Aggies team that won back-to-back Mountain West Conference Tournament championships. His brightest moment occurred early this year when he made a game-winning 3-pointer to seal the
  • Gordon Monson: Holy Azubuike! The Utah Jazz go big in the draft, but they need much, much more.

    Gordon Monson: Holy Azubuike! The Utah Jazz go big in the draft, but they need much, much more.
    Yeah. Holy Azubuike!The Jazz had needs to fill heading into the 2020 draft, needs to draw themcloser to the best teams in the West now, not later. They had mademodest progress over the past couple of seasons, inching closer to their stated goal of real NBA contention, but, heading in, were still faraway from making that intention real.And they knew it. They know they aren’t good enough.They need improvement in perimeter defense, without, as Dennis Lindsey saidit, compromising their spacing
  • Live: Continuous updates from the NBA Draft

    Live: Continuous updates from the NBA Draft
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  • Utah Jazz take Kansas center Udoka Azubuike at No. 27, Syracuse wing Elijah Hughes at 39; trade center Tony Bradley

    Utah Jazz take Kansas center Udoka Azubuike at No. 27, Syracuse wing Elijah Hughes at 39; trade center Tony Bradley
    After moving down four spots in the first round of the NBA Draft on Wednesday to gain an additional selection, the Utah Jazz used the No. 27 pick to select Kansas center Udoka Azubuike.Azubuike is a 7-foot, 270-pounder, who raised eyebrows with his NBA combine measurements — which included a 7-foot-7 wingspan and a 40-inch vertical leap.The Nigerian-born Azubuike set an NCAA record for field-goal percentage by shooting 74.6% for his career. He averaged 13.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.6 bl
  • #27 – Udoka Azubuike – New York Knicks

    #27 – Udoka Azubuike – New York Knicks
    With the 27th pick in the NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz have selected Udoka Azubike.
  • Utah Jazz reportedly acquire Syracuse’s Elijah Hughes from New Orleans Pelicans

    Utah Jazz reportedly acquire Syracuse’s Elijah Hughes from New Orleans Pelicans
    FILE: In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, Syracuse forward Elijah Hughes (33) drives against Penn State guard Jamari Wheeler (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament, in New York. | AP After the Utah Jazz traded Tony Bradley and the 38th pick in Wednesday’s NBA draft to the Detroit Pistons for future considerations, it appeared they would have no more selections following their selection at No. 27 of Udoka Azu

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