Utah Rumors & News

  • Former University of Utah forward Brekkott Chapman transfers to Weber State

    The Deseret News "Brekkott Chapman will be moving closer to home. The former Roy High School standout, who played two years at the University of Utah, has transferred to Weber State. Chapman declared his intentions to leave the Runnin' Utes in early May, and it was widely thought that he'd end up in..." June 23

  • Jakob Poeltl believes he can play like Pau Gasol

    L.A. Daily News "With the Lakers hoping to accelerate their rebuilding process, they spoke with one college prospect who believes he can emulate a certain player that once delivered them NBA championships. “I can be a lot like Pau Gasol,” said University of Utah sophomore center Jakob Poeltl, who interviewed..." May 15

  • Utah forward Brekkott Chapman to transfer

    Salt Lake Tribune "Brekkott Chapman — who was to be a key piece to the University of Utah's men's basketball rotation going forward — has received a release from his scholarship and will transfer from the school, The Tribune has learned. Chapman originally asked for his release last week, sources tell The..." May 08

  • Gonzaga rolls past Utah and into Sweet 16

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Gonzaga was in danger of not making the NCAA Tournament a week before Selection Sunday. Now the Bulldogs are one win from reaching the Elite Eight for the second straight year. Domantas Sabonis had 19 points and 10 rebounds and 11th-seeded Gonzaga routed third-seeded Utah..." March 20

  • Poeltl's rebounding carries Utah past Fresno State

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Fresno State knew dealing with Utah forward Jakob Poeltl was going to be difficult. The Bulldogs were right. Poeltl had 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Lorenzo Bonam scored 17, and third-seeded Utah beat 14th-seeded Fresno State 80-69 in the first round of the NCAA..." March 17

  • No. 8 Oregon manhandles No. 12 Utah in Pac-12

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Oregon coach Dana Altman, whose eighth-ranked team routed No. 12 Utah 88-57 in the Pac-12 title game, said the Utes are a worthy opponent that simply ran into his hot team on Saturday night. Make that three run-ins this season. None of them were pretty for the Utes, who entered..." March 13

  • No. 12 Utah pulls out OT win over No. 24 California

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Utah has finally reached its first Pac-12 tournament championship game in the program's five years in the conference by virtue of the 12th-ranked Utes' 82-78 overtime win over No. 24 California in a semifinal game Friday night. The Utes (26-7) will face regular-season..." March 12

  • Utah tops USC for eighth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- The shot may now be described as "The One Heard All Around Salt Lake City." Guard Brandon Taylor shot it and it all but secured Utah an 80-72 victory over USC on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament. The Utes have won eight straight games. "The last month..." March 11

  • No. 13 Utah holds off Colorado

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Few teams can match the sort of positive momentum that Utah is enjoying right now. Even when nothing is going right on offense, the Utes seem to find a way to pull out wins. Colorado learned that firsthand on Saturday night after Utah's defense smothered the Buffaloes..." March 06

  • Taylor leads No. 22 Utah past No. 9 Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "To have a chance to win its first Pac-12 title, Utah had to do something it had never done in the conference: Beat Arizona. Point guard Brandon Taylor scored 19 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final minute, as the 22nd-ranked Utes stayed in the hunt for the league title with a 70-64..." February 27

  • No. 22 Utah rolls over Arizona State

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Teams facing Utah are finding out that focusing defensive efforts exclusively on stopping center Jakob Poeltl isn't always the best strategy. The Utes can just as easily burn a team from the perimeter. Arizona State learned that lesson the hard way. No. 22 Utah made 16..." February 25

  • Utah 80, USC 69

    The Sports Xchange "The hot shooting of sophomore forward Jakob Poeltl helped visiting Utah beat USC 80-69 on Sunday afternoon at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Poeltl scored 29 points on 11-of-13 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds for Utah (21-7, 10-5 Pac-12 Conference), which has won four in a row and..." February 21

  • Utah 75, UCLA 73

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Jordan Loveridge scored 17 points to help Utah escape with a 75-73 victory over UCLA on Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Sophomore forward Jakob Poeltl had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Utah (20-7, 9-5 Pac-12 Conference). Sophomore forward Kyle Kuzma had 13..." February 19

  • Utah 88, Washington State 47

    The Sports Xchange "Center Jakob Poeltl scored 25 points and collected 10 rebounds to lead Utah to a 88-47 victory over Washington State on Sunday in Salt Lake City. Forward Jordan Loveridge added 14 points and forward Brekkott Chapman chipped in 12 points to pace the Utes. Utah (19-7, 8-5 Pac-12) won its..." February 14

  • Larry Krystkowiak: Utah-BYU series canceled due to 'toxic environment'

    The Score "Utah's Larry Krystkowiak made national headlines last week when he canceled the 2016-17 contest against in-state rival BYU amid safety concerns, and the Utes coach expanded on the reason for his decision Monday. "Within this matchup exists a highly venomous and toxic environment that fuels..." January 12

  • Utah cancels 2016-17 men's basketball contest vs. BYU

    The Score "The Holy War rivalry between BYU and Utah is one of the fiercest in college basketball, but will be absent from next season's calendar after Utah cancelled the scheduled game. "I disagree with the decision," Cougars coach Dave Rose said in a statement. "I know our students, our players, our..." January 07