Las Vegas Review-Journal sports reporter Mark Anderson becomes president of the Football Writers Association of America this morning in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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The Las Vegas Bowl is looking for a new title sponsor after motor oil producer Royal Purple decided to not renew its deal with the annual pre-Christmas college football game at Sam Boyd Stadium.
I have never been one of those anti-bowl game guys. Never been one to care much about how many postseason college football affairs are played. But when the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl kicks off today in Tucson, the perception of Mountain West football will endure a devastating punch to the gut.
Except for Utah defensive tackle Viliseni Fauonuku calling Brigham Young "dirty" at a Las Vegas Bowl welcome event, the fears of all that could go wrong when putting the heated rivals in a postseason game were never realized.
Tips are always appreciated in Las Vegas, and Utah safety Tevin Carter was the recipient of two big ones in the No. 20 Utes' 35-28 victory over rival Brigham Young in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
The turnovers and points came so maddeningly quick that Brigham Young coach Bronco Mendenhall almost didn't know what to do.
A serious case could have been made for a punter winning the Las Vegas Bowl's Most Valuable Player award on Saturday. The honor, instead, went to Utah defensive back Tevin Carter, whose two early interceptions set up the 20th-ranked Utes' 35-28 victory over Brigham Young at Sam Boyd Stadium.
A stout and rotund man who said his name was Mark was wearing a Super Bowl lanyard around his neck with a placard that said he needed tickets to the sold-out Las Vegas Bowl. On back of the placard was a Sam Boyd Stadium seating chart.
The most anticipated game in the 24-year history of the Las Vegas Bowl ended just about as soon as it began. Or so it appeared.
Today's Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium features the "Holy War" matchup between the Brigham Young University Cougars and the Univeristy of Utah Utes. If you don't already have tickets, here's what you need to know to watch.
Friday's news conference took an unusual turn at the end with those representing Brigham Young and Utah talking about their favorite Star Wars characters.
For those heading to Sam Boyd Stadium for today's Las Vegas Bowl, executive director John Saccenti wants you to leave early.
The Las Vegas Bowl kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium. Here's a look at how the Brigham Young University Cougars and the Utah Utes break down.
It's Brigham Young vs. Utah, which is all the reason you need to watch the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on TV — but only on TV, because the game is sold out, and it will cost a pretty penny to score a ticket on StubHub at this late hour.
It's all, as so many are things are these days, right there on video.
Five handicappers compete in a 10-game college football bowl contest. All picks are made against the spread according to lines at the Westgate and William Hill sports books.
Utah senior James "Bubba" Poole, a Cimarron-Memorial High School graduate, was barely 1 year old when he was shot twice while lying in his cradle in his parents' home in North Las Vegas.
Some insist there is no such thing as perfect timing, that it's not a trait you can teach, but rather that which you hear in your head.
Las Vegas Bowl officials are doing what they can to keep Brigham Young and Utah separate this week, even at events they attend together.
If Utah punter Tom Hackett doesn't make it in the NFL, he might want to try his hand at being a color commentator. The Australian is one of the most colorful quotes in college football.
Football players from Utah and BYU were greeted during the Las Vegas Bowl welcome reception at the Fremont Street Experience 3rd Street Stage on Wednesday
Newspaper and TV reporters stuck microphones in his face, and a Brigham Young media relations representative was nearby, stepping in when it was time to go. One more question got asked, though, and Tanner Mangum obliged even as he was led to practice Wednesday at Rebel Park.
Interim and lame-duck coaches are nothing new for the Las Vegas Bowl, and this week's game is another example.
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