Utes at a glance

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1. Football

2. Swimming

3. Golf

Road football tickets go on sale July 3

Tickets for all six of the U football team’s road games will go on sale to the general public Monday. Fans will be able to go to the Rice-Eccles Stadium ticket office to purchase them from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prices for road games vary from site to site, ranging from as little as $14 (New Mexico) to as much as $30 (UCLA).

The Utes open up the 2006 regular season Sept. 2 against the Bruins.

Swimming announces new schedule

The U swimming and diving team will have plenty on its plate during the upcoming year. The team’s 2006-2007 schedule was released, and according to head coach Mike Litzinger, it is among the most challenging with which he has ever been involved.

The slate includes out-of-state trips to the Ohio State Invitational and a multi-school meet in West Lafayette, Ind., that includes the likes of Purdue, Georgia, Louisville and Penn State.

“The 2006-07 schedule is the most ambitious one set since I have been the head coach at the University of Utah,” Litzinger said. “The addition of some great non-conference opponents in Purdue, Georgia, Penn State and Louisville give our men’s team a fantastic opportunity to match up with some of the most respected teams in the East.”

Ute golfer eliminated at British amateur event

U sophomore Dustin Pimm, who last week advanced to match play at the British Amateur, was one of 288 golfers worldwide to compete in the event.

After performing well in the first round-finishing 52nd overall-he was eliminated in the round of 32. He defeated England native Wallace Booth in the round of 64, but finally fell to Japan’s Yuki Ito.

Sixty-three Utes named to Academic All-MWC Team

Sixty-three Utes were named to the Academic All-MWC Team this week, placing third among conference schools behind BYU (135) and New Mexico (80). Ute swimmer Tanner Folster had the school’s highest GPA at 3.97, while softball’s Staci Hemingway (3.96), track and field’s Nicole Hugie (3.91) and swimmer Marissa Martin (3.90) rounded out the top of the pack.

To be named to the team, an athlete must sustain a 3.0 grade-point average during the completed term and be a significant contributor to his or her team.