BYU coaches say Tanner Mangum needs more help from teammates

MADISON, Wisc. — After BYU struggled offensively in a 21-18 loss to Cal last week, plenty of attention fell upon the inconsistent play of quarterback Tanner Mangum. But quarterbacks coach Aaron Roderick said Mangum’s teammates need to help him more as the Cougars collide with No. 6 Wisconsin Saturday. “In the Cal game, he made a couple of mistakes and they were big ones. They got magnified. His play wasn’t quite as bad as maybe it’s made out to be,” Roderick said. “But he’s got to play better and we’ve got to play better around him, too. We’ve got to give him some help. He didn’t get a lot of… Read More

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Bad weather or bad luck could be enough to delay closure of Salt Lake homeless shelter

SALT LAKE CITY — Thanks to the delayed groundbreaking of the South Salt Lake homeless resource center site, the owners of the future homeless facilities have known the June 30, 2019, deadline to shut down the downtown homeless shelter was going to be tight. And while construction crews are still hopeful they can make up lost time with a little bit of luck and good weather, Shelter the Homeless officials have begun acknowledging the possibility a deadline extension request may need to happen. “It’s definitely on our minds,” Preston Cochrane, Shelter the Homeless’ executive director told the Deseret News on Friday, noting “we want to be realistic” in case bad… Read More

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Tavares talks new Maple Leafs linemates, ability of Matthews

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Software firm to expand Utah operations

SALT LAKE CITY — Cornerstone OnDemand, a cloud-based learning and human capital management software company, will expand its operations to Salt Lake City, according to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Under the terms of an agreement announced Thursday, the California-based firm will add up to 350 new jobs, generate $6 million in new state revenue and make an estimated $4.4 million in capital investment over a seven-year period. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in 43 countries around the world, Cornerstone recorded revenue of $482 million in 2017 — up 15 percent year over year, a news release stated. The new Utah Operations Center will be the company’s third office in… Read More

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Wanna get into bitcoin? New Overstock digital wallet opens the door

MIDVALE — While continuing to grab headlines, scare banks and mint millionaires out of techno-wunderkinds, the world of cryptocurrency, for most, remains a murky and mysterious realm. Overstock wants to change that. On Friday, Overstock.com officials announced a new digital wallet, Bitsy, which they say has overcome some of the confusion and complexity on the user-end of the new currency systems and created a tool suited for the average citizen. Overstock Founder/CEO Patrick Byrne, whose online retail company was an early adopter of bitcoin as a medium of exchange, said Bitsy is delivering on crytocurrency pledges that most systems have struggled to achieve. “The Bitsy service is a game changer… Read More

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Podcast: Can Ute offense find its groove against No. 10 Washington?

Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of the third episode of Ute Insiders— a podcast from Deseret News writers Dirk Facer, Amy Donaldson and Trent Wood. It’s been edited for clarity. Dirk Facer: On this week’s Deseret News Ute Insiders, we break down Utah’s 17-6 win over Northern Illinois, look ahead to the big game with the Washington Huskies, we also visit with Utah athletic director Mark Harlan, break down the PAC-12 South games this week, and we got a lot more than that. Stay tuned for this episode of Ute Insiders. Welcome to another episode of the Deseret News Ute Insiders. I’m Dirk Facer, joined today by colleagues… Read More

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Podcast: Is now the time for BYU to make a change at QB?

Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of the sixth episode of Cougar Insiders — a podcast from Deseret News writers Dick Harmon, Jeff Call and Doug Robinson. It’s been edited for clarity. Dick Harmon: Coming up on this edition of Cougar Insiders podcast you’re going to hear a little bit about Tanner Mangum. Did he do enough to keep his job? Should his job be in jeopardy? Is his job on the line? Is Zach Wilson somewhere in the background, is he going to be thrust upon that? We’ll be talking about that. Also breaking down the BYU-Wisconsin game. BYU going into Big Ten territory and taking on a… Read More

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Florence, now a tropical storm, still poses ‘catastrophic’ flood threat — has killed at least 5

WILMINGTON, N.C. — At least five people were killed after Hurricane Florence crashed ashore on North Carolina’s coast Friday morning, ripping apart roofs with extreme winds, threatening massive storm surges and requiring dozens of water rescues. A mother and her 8-month-old child died in Wilmington when a tree fell on their home, police said. Another woman died in Pender County after suffering a medical condition, and two deaths occurred in Lenoir County.The storm made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m. ET Friday. As of 5 p.m., Florence was about 50 miles west-southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina, and about 25 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and… Read More

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Gardiner ready for most important season yet after emotional Game 7

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Jake Gardiner calls them a “tough couple weeks.” That’s because the pain of the Game 7 loss in Boston didn’t dissipate immediately after the Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman bared his soul in front of the cameras on April 25. Even as teammates rallied around him – and supportive texts rolled in from other NHLers who saw video of Gardiner telling reporters “It’s the most important game of the season and I didn’t show up” – the sting of being on the ice for five Bruins goals against remained. It prompted Gardiner to go searching for some answers during the off-season. The 28-year-old even decided to relive… Read More

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