Chronicle news services Updated 9:58 pm PST, Sunday, February 17, 2019 Courtney Ekmark’s two free throws with under a second remaining capped a 20-0 game-ending run as No. 19 Arizona State stunned visiting Utah 60-58 on Sunday. Andrea Torres’ 3-pointer with 8:09 left extended the Utes’ lead to 18 points, but those would be the only points scored by Utah (18-7, 7-7 Pac-12) in the final period. Robbi Ryan, who scored 10 of her 11 points in the fourth quarter, tied the game on a 3-pointer with 11.5 seconds left. After Torres was called for an offensive foul, Ekmark was fouled on a 3-point try and made the first two free-throw tries. “What an unbelievable fourth quarter by this team,” ASU head coach Charli Turner Thorne said. “They finally shifted gears, locked in. ... It was different people making plays down the stretch. It was really fun.” Arizona State (18-6, 9-4) — which had been down by six with 1:28 left before winning … [Read more...] about ASU women use 20-0 closing run to beat Utah by two
Utah State showed it could make its own breaks.No wonder it is surging toward the top of the Mountain West, while Air Force is sliding the opposite direction.The Aggies topped the Falcons 76-62 at Clune Arena on Saturday, doing so by outscoring the hosts 20-8 on second-chance points and 19-10 off turnovers.For Air Force (10-15, 5-8 Mountain West) it was the fourth loss in five games with a trip to Fresno State looming on Wednesday.“It definitely was a little bit deflating,” said guard Chris Joyce after scoring five points and grabbing seven rebounds in a game the Falcons were outrebounded 37-28. “Sometimes we’d have five guys under the rim and it would bounce a different direction than us and they’d get it, kick it out for a 3. It felt like it happened a lot.“It felt like we were doing our best to box out, but sometimes the ball doesn’t go your way.”As the Falcons kept making pushes to cut the deficit to six or seven points in the second … [Read more...] about Air Force swallowed by second-chance points in loss to Utah State
Utah State already owns a 17-point victory over Air Force this season.And yet at the same time, the Aggies know they haven’t really seen the Falcons yet.On Jan. 5, Air Force was without Ryan Swan because of a concussion. Lavelle Scottie was mired in a shooting slump. Freshman A.J. Walker was a scouting report afterthought. And the Falcons were far removed from the comforts of Clune Arena.None of that figures to be the case Saturday, when Utah State pays its return visit to Air Force.“It is a totally different environment,” Aggies coach Craig Smith said. “It's a much smaller arena. It's very loud in there. They get the football team on the one side. You talk about it, but sometimes you make it a bigger deal than it is and it becomes a bigger deal than it is.”Air Force is 4-2 at home in conference play, outscoring opponents by two points per game (and that’s with a 32-point loss to Colorado State skewing the numbers). On the road, the Falcons are 1-5 … [Read more...] about Air Force will give Utah State different look than it saw in early January blowout
Updated 10:00 am PST, Friday, February 15, 2019 Connor Covington, Utah Symphony associate conductor, conducts a concert for fifth-grade students at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Covington said he was given a chance to try his hand at conducting at age 18 and has been pursuing it ever since. "I got to do it once and I was hooked," Covington said. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP) less Connor Covington, Utah Symphony associate conductor, conducts a concert for fifth-grade students at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Covington said he was given a chance to try his ... more Photo: Kristin Murphy, AP Photo: Kristin Murphy, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Connor Covington, Utah Symphony associate conductor, … [Read more...] about Utah symphony conductor cherishes concerts for kids
News of a 1993 child-molestation admission has prompted the University of Utah and a Salt Lake City arts nonprofit to distance themselves from filmmaker Sterling Van Wagenen. Van Wagenen admitted to the abuse in 1993, confessing to police and his lay leaders within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He admitted it again in the taped conversation. Van Wagenen never faced criminal charges, but he was disfellowshipped — a penalty short of excommunication — from his church. Late Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the University of Utah College of Fine Arts wrote in an email that Van Wagenen “is on administrative leave while the university reviews the facts of this case.” Van Wagenen has been listed as a faculty member in the U.’s Department of Film and Media Arts, and his faculty page listed an internship program he was scheduled to lead this spring. “SLFS stands by victims of abuse and honors their bravery in coming forward,” … [Read more...] about News of 1993 molestation costs Latter-day Saint filmmaker spot with nonprofit group. University of Utah puts him on administrative leave.