FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jason Shelley threw for 141 yards and a touchdown and added 61 yards and another score on the ground to rally No. 18 Utah to a 35-27 victory over BYU on Saturday night.Armand Shyne also ran for a pair of touchdowns, including the go-ahead score, to help the Utes rally from a 20-point third quarter deficit. Utah (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12) gained only 296 total yards, but beat the Cougars for the eighth straight time dating to 2010.Zach Wilson threw for 204 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Wilson added 73 yards on the ground. Matt Hadley also ran for 64 yards and a pair of scores before leaving with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.BYU (6-6) totaled just 51 yards in the fourth quarter after piling up 306 yards through the first three quarters, opening the door for Utah to rally.Shyne put the Utes ahead for the first time on a 5-yard run with 3:02 remaining. The junior kept the drive alive after gaining 2 yards on a direct snap on 4th-and-1 at midfield.BYU had a chance to answer, but Riley Burt was thrown for a 1-yard loss on fourth down with 1:53 left. Shelley scored on a 33-yard keeper one play later to finish off the comeback.BYU seized momentum when it recovered a muffed punt return at the Utah 33 to set up the team’s first scoring drive. Wilson connected with Neil Pau’u on a 10-yard TD pass to give the Cougars a quick 6-0 lead.The Cougars extended their lead to 13-0 on Wilson’s second touchdown pass. Wilson connected with Matt Bushman on a pair of big passes. Bushman hauled in a 25-yard grab to get BYU into Utah terrtiory. Then he brought in a 26-yard pass for the touchdown, dragging Corrion Ballard over the final few yards to reach the end zone.Utah’s offense went three-and-out on three straight first quarter drives. The Utes gained just 15 total yards in the quarter.It didn’t get much better in the second quarter. Utah threatened to score on only on one drive, but it ended with Khyiris Tonga blocking a 54-yard field goal attempt. The Utes totaled just 86 yards by halftime.BYU didn’t experience the same struggles. The Cougars extended their lead to 20-0 on a 1-yard run by Matt Hadley with 25 seconds remaining in the first half. BYU tallied 110 rushing yards by halftime against a Utah defense that allowed a Pac-12 best 95.5 rushing yards per contest coming into the game.A potential Utah comeback appeared to be in the works after Julian Blackmon returned an interception 27 yards to get the Utes on the board in the third quarter. BYU answered with another 1-yard run from Hadley to push its lead to 27-7. The Cougars started the drive at the Utah 44 following a 10-yard punt from Ray Guy Award finalist Mitch Wishnowsky.Utah finally put together a successful drive late in the third quarter. The Utes scored their first offensive touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Shelley to Samson Nacua with 40 seconds remaining in the quarter. After a 15-yard punt by Rhett Almond, Utah narrowed the deficit further to 27-21 on a 2-yard run from Armand Shyne.THE TAKEAWAYUtah: The Utes came out flat in all three phases of the game and nearly paid for it. A muffed punt return and a bad punt set up a pair of BYU touchdowns. Utah could not stop the run despite leading the Pac-12 in rushing defense. The Utes also had trouble moving the ball until staring down a 20-point deficit in the third quarter. Washington could exploit many of these issues in Friday’s Pac-12 championship game.BYU: An uneven regular season ended on an equally uneven note for the Cougars. For three quarters, everything went perfectly. Wilson played with the poise of a veteran quarterback. BYU’s defense played with aggressiveness and swarmed to the ball. Then, Utah stormed to life in the fourth quarter and put the Cougars on their heels the rest of the way.POLL IMPLICATIONSA loss would have likely dropped Utah from the AP Top 25. The Utes probably won’t move much either way with a comeback win over BYU.UP NEXTUtah will face Washington in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday.BYU awaits word of its bowl destination. November 25, 2018 /Sports News – Local No. 18 Utah rallies to top rival BYU 35-27 Associated Press Written by Tags: BYU Cougars Football/Holy War/Utah Utes Football
Beloved jamgrass group Leftover Salmon has announced their return to the glorious Stanley Hotel, playing three nights at the Colorado venue from March 10th through the 12th of 2017. The Estes Park, CO venue served as the inspiration for Stephen King’s famed novel The Shining, with its relative isolation amidst the beautiful mountain landscapes.Leftover Salmon has performed at The Stanley on many previous occasions, and will return for this exclusive concert experience. Between lodging, meals, top notch food choices and more, don’t miss out on this special series of shows from Leftover Salmon!Tickets go on sale this Saturday, July 30th, and you can find more information here.
The Thornton School of Music was ranked as the No. 3 music school by The Hollywood Reporter in its list of the top 25 music schools of 2014, published on Sunday.The list included schools from around the world. The Julliard School in New York City topped the list at No. 1, followed by the Berklee College of Music in Boston.“I think that rankings such as these are highly subjective,” Vice Dean of Division of Contemporary Music Christopher Sampson said. “The best school is the one that meets individual students’ needs, and I think we meet a lot students needs very well.”The Thornton School of Music, whose notable alumni include composer David Newman and opera singer Marilyn Horne, is Los Angeles’ “oldest continuously operating cultural institution,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.“I think that our alumni who are working in the profession influenced this opinion a great deal,” Sampson said. “Within the professional community you can find a lot of Thornton alumni.”The 130-year-old school has given students the opportunity to study alongside professionals in the field, such as D.J.-producer Young Guru. Singer-songwriter Chaka Khan recently led a master class in which, “students began playing her hit ‘Tell Me Something Good,’ and she jumped up and sang with them,” Thornton Communications Manager Evan Calbi told The Hollywood Reporter.Thornton offers more than 20 different programs including classical guitar, composition, music industry and popular music. Popular music is one of the school’s most selective programs. The program, which Sampson said is small by design, admitted only 8 percent of applicants last year.“I think that the applicant pool is seeing the success of graduates coming out of Thornton,” Sampson said. “When they see that kind of success, that incentivizes them to want to apply to the school because they see we are clearly training students for the professional world,” Sampson said.In the coming years, Thornton students will also be afforded the opportunity to work collaboratively with students in the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, launched earlier this year. Sampson said he is looking forward to the projects students will be able to create together.“Because the Academy has such a cultural slant, it’s not just a business or technology degree. There’s definitely room for music and audio content, and our students are going to be highly sought after to collaborate,” Sampson said. “I’m looking forward to it and to see in what form it will be in. I think it’s up to students to drive that.”In April, Thornton was also named the first official university affiliate of The GRAMMY Museum. The partnership allows Thornton to have access to the museum’s collection’s for a variety of their educational programs, including seminars, projects, marketing and other research programs.
Shadow.gg, an analytics platform for teams who compete professionally in League of Legends, has partnered with Battlefly, an esports competition platform. This venture will provide Battlefy with match data from Riot’s College Legends of Legends season to create a new version of Shadow.gg’s analytics platform – which was created by DOJO Madness.In December last year, Battlefy teamed up with Riot Games to produce the collegiate League of Legends season, running from January to June. The season allows more than 300 teams to compete against each other. Shadow.gg’s analytics comes to the aids of both esports teams and broadcasters, and is used by multiple teams in the League of Legends Champion Series. It helps teams to prepare for upcoming matches by providing insights into other teams’ performance, as well their own.Tim Sevenhuysen, Head of Shadow Initiatives, DOJO Madness said of the news: “Esports is constantly breaking through new frontiers, and collegiate competition is one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments. Battlefy and Riot Games have shown how deeply committed they are to the long-term future of collegiate esports, and we’re thrilled to be able to support that vision by offering collegiate teams access to our professional-grade tools.”John Gallagher, Business Development Manager, Battlefy also discussed this venture: “Battlefy’s mission is to grow the esports ecosystem and empower others to leverage the platform to create rewarding competitive experiences for players. This partnership is a great example of how partners, like DOJO Madness, help drive this mission forward with us.”Esports Insider says: Collegiate esports is receiving more and more esports support each month and providing them with rich analytical data will only better students’ experience.