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On the EDge: Where have all the role models gone? 

OPINION – Where have all the role models gone, or were there ever any? The National Football League finds itself neck-deep in bad public relations, or PR, and image as yet another pro football player ended up posing for a mugshot last week. Adrian Peterson, a star running back for the Minnesota Vikings, turned himself in […]


Bleeding Red: Journey to The Big House a business trip for Utes 

With a trip this week to The Big House Utah’s schedule is not Mickey Mouse From this point on the games will be tough Here’s hoping the Utes have the right stuff COMMENTARY — For the first time this season, Utah leaves the friendly confines of Rice-Eccles Stadium and takes its show on the road […]


Perspectives: Only parents can legitimately say ‘because I said so’ 

OPINION – Any parent worth his or her salt has to pull rank on their child eventually. Typically this moment comes following a protracted disagreement about something the child is either being asked to do or to stop doing. When that child persists in wanting to know why they should comply, there comes a point when mom […]


Perspectives: The distance between you, your government is growing 

OPINION – Will Rogers is credited with an old saying to the effect of “If you’re thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering someone else’s dog around.” Behind the cowboy humor is a truth that applies in other areas of life where we think we have more influence than we actually do. One […]


Blue Blood: BYU ranked, but it’s way too early to talk about an undefeated season 

COMMENTARY — BYU (2-0) broke into the top 25 in all the national polls this week and is now getting the attention it has been asking for. What will the Cougars do with the new found national spotlight, and how long can this year’s team remain undefeated? It has been since back in 2008 when […]


TWIR9: Preseason done in football, 3AA South Region race begins 

COMMENTARY — I never liked the term preseason when applied to high school football. The NFL has a preseason and it is a joke. In the NBA, they call their preseason “exhibition” games. MLB has Spring Training. I guess I don’t like the term preseason because it implies to me that the outcome doesn’t matter. […]


Bleeding Red: Offense really clicking with Travis Wilson at QB 

Utah’s off to a promising start Finally the offense is rolling All I can hear is my beating heart Four more wins and Utah goes bowling COMMENTARY — Four more wins and the Utah Utes can go bowling. The fearsome Pac-12 slate is still on the horizon, so celebrating a shot at going to a […]


On the EDge: SUU smacks down Harry Reid 

OPINION – Southern Utah University has long proclaimed its motto: “Learning lives forever.” It’s a noble ideal, one that should take hold within those who believe that the process of growth and education should never end. Unfortunately, it seems, not much has been learned by the community SUU serves. A group of residents has politicized […]


On the EDge: NFL takes bold stride in supporting women 

UPDATE SEPT. 8: The National Football League has suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice indefinitely after his contract was terminated earlier this morning for domestic violence. The steps were taken after videotape from a security surveillance camera in a hotel elevator captured Rice beating his wife unconscious. The incident prompted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to […]


Perspectives: Welcome to play-upon-our-fears week 

OPINION – I clearly remember the first time in my life I experienced real fear. When I say “fear,” I don’t mean things like being frightened by thunder or having a bad dream. I’m talking about the kind of traumatic experience that causes virtual paralysis in the moment and can leave years of lasting scars. […]


Perspectives: What I could have taught Mike Rowe about dirty jobs 

OPINION – Long before Mike Rowe was a household name for his immensely popular TV show “Dirty Jobs,” I received my first life lesson in being hired to take on a very undesirable task. It started innocently enough with my father asking if I’d like to make a little extra money working at the drug store […]


Blue Blood: Clean up the mistakes and the Cougars could be ‘Horn slayers’ again 

COMMENTARY – BYU was a 16-point favorite vs. UConn last week, so the 35-10 final score was not a surprise to anyone. A lot of this game was predictable, but there were many questions left unanswered from last year’s end. It felt like a solid when. Hey, BYU actually scheduled a decent team to start the […]


TWIR9: Football questions that must be asked, plus the start of volleyball 

The 3AA South Region season starts in 10 days. Sure, there is one more week of non-region games (see schedule below), but there are some real questions that are begging to be asked. In this week’s “TWIR9,” we’re going to ask those questions. We’ll also take a look at Region 9 volleyball, which starts region play […]


Relationship Connection: How do I protect my stepson from his mother? 

Question I have a stepson living with me that has a very codependent relationship with his mother. (All the children have been here for four and a half years). He is being withdrawn and surly and sometimes almost a bully towards others. He is almost 9 years old and used to be a happy, tenderhearted helpful little boy. Now all […]


Bleeding Red: Didn’t learn much from Idaho State ‘scrimmage’ 

One game down and Utah is one and oh But what do the Utes really have to show The lessons from last week’s game are quite small Thursday was just a scrimmage after all COMMENTARY — After drubbing Idaho State by 42 points, the Utah Utes are still undefeated heading into Week 2. Given Utah’s […]

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