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U marathoner blogs her Beijing experience

By By Isabella Bravo, Staff Writer and By Isabella Bravo, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By Isabella Bravo, Staff WriterYou might not be able to keep up with Olympic marathon runner and U student Zuzana Tomas in a race, but friends, family and fellow Utes have been able to follow her experiences in Beijing by reading her blog.Tomas, a doctoral student in linguistics, competed August 17 as ...

Isleib Leads Utes to 1-1 Start

By By Bryan Chouinard, Staff Writer and By Bryan Chouinard, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By Bryan Chouinard, Staff WriterThe women's soccer team capped off a two game road trip to North Carolina Sunday by knocking off the Spartans of UNC Greensboro 2-1 in double overtime."We had an overtime game on Friday, and I feel like we started to run out of gas," said head coach Rich Manning. "But w...

A premature wave goodbye for Neff

By By Marco Villano, Staff Writer and By Marco Villano, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By Marco Villano, Staff WriterSometimes saying goodbye is the hardest thing to do.But that's exactly what injuries have forced U gymnast Stephanie Neff to do to her athletic career at the U as she was placed on medical scholarship due to back problems.Neff is in her junior year at the U and has been ...

Michigan looking to start 2009 on different note

By By James Boehly, Staff Writer and By James Boehly, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By James Boehly, Staff WriterWith the opening day matchup between Michigan and Utah less than a week away, both teams have been preparing for the season in hopes of starting out on the right foot.Attempting to put last season behind them, the Wolverines are looking to overcome some offseason distractio...

Camp ends, attention on opener

By By Chris Kamrani, Asst. Sports Editor and By Chris Kamrani, Asst. Sports Editor

August 25, 2008

By Chris Kamrani, Asst. Sports EditorTo attempt to sum up the way the U football team ended fall camp, compared to the way it started, one could simply use the cliche, "night and day." The defense came right out of the gates ablaze, using their speed and versatility to take advantage of an offense t...

Full men’s and women’s hoops schedules released

By By Marco Villano, James Boehly and By Marco Villano, James Boehly

August 25, 2008

By Marco Villano, James BoehlyThe 2008-09 schedule has been finalized for the Runnin' Utes and it features the toughest non-conference home game schedule since the early 1970s.The Utes tip off their first of four difficult home games Dec. 3 against Oregon, a team that made it to the NCAA Tournament la...

Volleyball team healthy and eager for fresh start

By By Paige Fieldsted, Staff Writer and By Paige Fieldsted, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By Paige Fieldsted, Staff WriterThe women's volleyball team has made it through summer training and the first three weeks of practice without so much as a glitch. The team is injury-free and ready for the upcoming season, which is something it couldn't say a year ago. The Utes, who were coping with th...

Ute fest gives fans chance to meet athletes

By By Marco Villano, Staff Writer and By Marco Villano, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By Marco Villano, Staff WriterRice-Eccles Stadium was bleeding red Saturday as the U sports teams had their annual Ute Fan Fest to kick off the school year. The festival had a large turnout and featured autograph signings by coaches and athletes, games with prizes and, of course, some savory snack food...

Pappas: Beijing Olympics built on a facade

By By Nick Pappas, Sports Columnist and By Nick Pappas, Sports Columnist

August 25, 2008

By Nick Pappas, Sports ColumnistThe 2008 Summer Olympics ended in the same they began-"perfection." Billions of dollars can afford that.The audience was dazzled with bright lights and smiling faces. China was the happy family on the block who always enthusiastically shakes your hand and then takes you on a tour...

Swingin’ Utes’ schedule toughest yet, coach says

By By Marco Villano and By By: Marco Villano

July 23, 2008

By Marco VillanoThere's really nothing that compares with the U baseball team and the horde of road games that initiates its season, besides maybe a band on tour.The U baseball 2009 schedule was released earlier this month and the players will begin the season with a tour of 16 straight road games be...

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