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Overtime: Utah Rugby is Now a Major League Sport

OVERTIME Utah Warriors build rugby inroads.  By John Coon Building a thriving pro sports team from scratch isn’t an easy task. But it’s a battle the Utah Warriors are winning. With one Major League Rugby season in the books, Utah’s newest pro rugby team already has a cadre of loyal fans. Drawing fans to home matches didn’t prove to be a problem for the Warriors. Their opening exhibition game against the Glendale Raptors at Rio Tinto Stadium brought out 9,186 fans. When Utah made its official debut at Zions Bank Academy Stadium two weeks later, 3,143 fans turned out...

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Tailgate: Venue Easts

Tailgating Venue Eats The tasty, gooey and finger-lickin’ good grub at the local stadiums worth standing in line for BY ELENI SALTAS Smith’s Ballpark: Not Just Peanuts Anymore Ballparks are home to classic snack food such as hot dogs, nachos, pretzels and peanuts. Smith’s Ballpark (77 W. 1300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-325-2337, MiLB.com/salt-lake), home of the Salt Lake Bees, is upping its game with new menu items throughout the stadium’s wraparound concourse. Fans can enjoy a pulled-pork sandwich from Smoke and Pour (concourse 13) or a taste of Philly at Steakadelphia (concourse 13 with Philly-style cheesesteak sandwiches, as...

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Season Preview: In the Running

Game Time In The Running Season Preview and Predictions for Utah Football BY John Coon, Andrew Fronce & Robert Mccombs BYU Offensive Bite By Robert Mccombs Coming off a 4-9 season that saw BYU field one of its most inept offenses in school history, the Cougars still have their sights set on a postseason bowl game in 2018. With the return of freshman All-American tight end Matt Bushman and addition of Hawaii graduate transfer Dylan Collie, the quarterbacks will have ample weapons as BYU looks to rebound from a historically bad season. All eyes will be on the quarterback...

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Performance: Parents’ Guide to Head-to-Toe Football Gear

Performance Parents’ Guide to Head-to-Toe Football Gear By Geoff Griffin At one time, the question of what football equipment to purchase focused on performance and effectiveness. Over the last few years, with rising concern about the long-term effects of brain trauma, the focus has moved to safety and protection, particularly in the area of head injuries. Football equipment companies have spent recent years focusing their efforts on creating products that combine safety and performance. Consider the following five products for outfitting your youth football player for the coming season. Three are focused on safety, while two will let your...

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Health & Wellness x Shape Shifter: Injury prevention to stay in the game

Health & Wellness Shape Shifter Injury prevention to stay in the game By Jackilyn Rock Prevention of sports injuries has become the focus of many coaches and sports medicine professionals as new information, research and developments are made within the athletic industry. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a seasoned athlete, sport-related injuries can strike at any time. Follow these simple guidelines to spend more time playing and less time sitting on the sidelines nursing wounds. Proper Technique Proper movement and analysis of the human body is known as biomechanics. Basic principles such as lifting heavy objects with...

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