Utah Rumors & News

  • Joe Williams briefly quit football at Utah, wants NFL to know why

    USA Today "Joe Williams heard his father’s screams from the next room as his sister lay in death’s grip. But Williams felt paralyzed, strapped down to his bed by shock and emotions. Nearly a decade later, through the start of a 2016 season in which he emerged as one of the most productive and puzzling..." February 20

  • Utah football receives commitment from 4-star CB Javelin Guidry

    The Deseret News "The Utah football program got another victory on the recruiting trail Friday, as four-star cornerback Javelin Guidry committed to the Utes. Guidry announced his pledge via Twitter. Guidry's commitment to Utah is significant on a few fronts. In addition to his rating, the 5-foot-10,..." January 28

  • Former Alabama QB Cooper Bateman to join Utah as WR

    Salt Lake Tribune "A former four-star quarterback has enrolled at Utah with little fanfare. Cooper Bateman, a prep standout at Cottonwood High who has spent the last four seasons at Alabama, is a student at the University of Utah according to a student directory search first noted by Scott Garrard of 1280 The..." January 27

  • Utah rides ground game to another bowl win

    The Sports Xchange "SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Utah running back Joe Williams was an unlikely hero of Wednesday's Foster Farms Bowl, considering he had retired from football early in the season and was sick as a dog on Tuesday. But Williams was there when he was needed most, rushing for 222 yards and providing most..." December 29

  • No. 9 Colorado beats No. 22 Utah to clinch Pac-12 South

    The Sports Xchange "BOULDER, Colo -- Colorado completed an improbable journey from worst to first. The final step forward came with a big assist from the Buffaloes' defense. Colorado vexed Utah's offense for four quarters, forcing four turnovers and repeatedly holding the Utes to field goals in the red zone to..." November 27

  • Ducks stun No. 12 Utes on last-second TD

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Oregon turned the tables on Utah from a season ago. The Ducks embraced the role of a spoiler and flew away with the Utes' Pac-12 South title hopes. When Darren Carrington hauled in a 17-yard game-winning touchdown catch from Justin Herbert with two seconds remaining, a ray..." November 19

  • No. 4 Washington beats Utah, stays unbeaten

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Washington stole some special teams thunder from Utah at a critical juncture. The Utes built a reputation in the Pac-12 for working special teams magic. This time around, the Huskies earned that spot on the highlight reel when Dante Pettis uncorked a memorable punt..." October 29

  • Utah lands 4-star CB Jaylon Johnson

    247 Sports "One of the nation's premier defensive backs in Jaylon Johnson gave his verbal to Utah Friday night. Ranked by 247Sports as the nation's No. 8 cornerback, the Fresno (Calif.) East is one of America's most athletic prospects regardless of position, clocking a laser-timed 4.47 40-yard dash at The..." October 29

  • BYU, Utah announce ‘Holy War’ extension through 2022

    College Football Talk "Thankfully, one of the more underrated in-state rivalries isn’t going away anytime soon. BYU and Utah announced Thursday that the schools have reached an agreement on a two-game extension of their series. The Cougars will host the first game of the extension Sept. 11, 2021, in Provo while the..." October 27

  • Joe Williams breaks Utah rushing record

    The Deseret News "Utah’s Joe Williams had himself quite a day against UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. In his second game back after retiring earlier this season, a move necessitated by injuries at the running back position, Williams broke the school record for single-game rushing yards with 332 yards on 29..." October 23

  • No. 19 Utah's Williams (332 yards, 4 TDs) runs over UCLA

    The Sports Xchange "Southern California is a great place for retirees. On Saturday, it was heaven for one un-retiree. Utah senior running back Joe Williams ran for a school-record 332 yards and four touchdowns two weeks after returning to the team as No. 19 Utah kept pace in the Pac-12 South with a 52-45..." October 22

  • Williams rushes No. 21 Utah past Oregon State

    The Sports Xchange "CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Joe Williams answered the call on Monday so he'd have a chance to answer the bell come Saturday. Williams rushed for 179 yards and one touchdown as No. 21 Utah survived a late Oregon State comeback for a 19-14 victory at Reser Stadium. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham..." October 15

  • Utah Athletics Utah signs 10-year, $65M extension with Under Armour

    KSL "The University of Utah announced Thursday that it has signed an extension with Under Armour, making it the “official outfitter of Utah” athletics for the next 10 years. The 10-year contract is valued at $65 million dollars and will begin July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2027. “We’re thrilled to..." October 13

  • Utah's Shyne out for season with knee injury

    ESPN "The injuries keep piling up for No. 21 Utah, which announced Monday morning that running back Armand Shyne would miss the rest of the season with an unspecified leg injury. Shyne, Utah's leading rusher with 373 yards on 78 carries and four touchdowns, went down in the fourth quarter of the..." October 11

  • No. 24 Utah rallies for 36-23 victory

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah did everything possible in digging an early hole for itself against Arizona. The No. 24 Utes let the Wildcats turn their first play from scrimmage into a touchdown and short circuited several drives with repeated false start penalties. It took some huge defensive plays..." October 09

  • California holds off No. 18 Utah

    The Sports Xchange "BERKELEY, Calif. -- California's defense, which is one of the worst in the nation statistically, came up with a big goal-line stand in the closing seconds to beat No. 18 Utah 28-23 Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The Bears (3-2, 1-1) stopped the Utes (4-1, 1-1) six times inside the..." October 01