Utah Rumors & News

  • Ex-Utah F Chris Reyes transfers to Pepperdine

    Today's U "Pepperdine announced Wednesday that ex-Utah forward Chris Reyes will be part of its 2016-17 team as a graduate transfer. As a grad transfer, Reyes will immediately be eligible play for the Waves next season. Reyes, who’s hometown is close to Pepperdine’s campus, will pursue a master’s degree in..." July 15

  • 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