Utah vs. Washington odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 13 predictions from proven computer model

The Utah Utes and the Washington Huskies will square off in a Pac-12 clash at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Washington is 2-0 overall and 2-0 at home, while the Utes are 0-1 overall and making their first road appearance of the season. Utah is 4-1 in its last five games played in November, while Washington 18-2 in its last 20 home games. 

The Huskies are favored by seven-points in the latest Utah vs. Washington odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 48.5. Before entering any Washington vs. Utah picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $3,600 for $100 players on its

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University of Utah researchers discover genes linked to suicide

SALT LAKE CITY – Researchers at University of Utah Health’s Huntsman Mental Health Institute have detected more than 20 genes that may play a role in suicide.

The research is the first of its kind, and a Utah mother who is still grieving doesn’t find the results surprising.

Michelle Nelson stands in the bright kitchen of her 101-year-old house in Salt Lake City.

“Amethyst, opalite and crystal,” she said, picking up the small stones from a dish on the counter.

She collects them to help her heal because picking up the pieces after loss is daunting.

“I take Roan everywhere I go,” she said.

Nelson collects heart rocks — stones that naturally form into a heart shape which she finds outside.

“It’s like a gift from nature that reminds me of him,” Nelson said.

Two years ago, her 16-year-old son, Roan McClain, died by suicide.

“It was the biggest shock

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Jones lifts S. Utah over NAIA Saint Katherine College 95-47

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Tevian Jones made 9 of 10 shots for a career-high 22 points as Southern Utah rolled past Saint Katherine College 95-47 on Saturday. Jones has scored 39 points in two games.

Dre Marin added 15 points for Southern Utah (1-1). John Knight III added 12 points and six assists. Harrison Butler had 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots.

Kamron Fleming scored 11 points for the Firebirds, who compete at the NAIA level. Saint Katherine was forced into 20 turnovers, resulting in 28 points for Southern Utah, and were outscored 48-16 in the paint.

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With Apple Cup called off, University of Washington football team shifts sights to Utah

After COVID-19 concerns within the Washington State football program eventually led to the cancellation of the 113th Apple Cup, the Huskies needed a new opponent.

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At one point in the week’s game prep, Washington football head coach Jimmy Lake had four depth charts on his desk.

“This week, leading up to the Apple Cup, we heard whispers that game was going to be canceled,” Lake said at his Wednesday news conference. “There was definitely some potential games that we were trying to get ahead of that we felt would replace the Apple Cup this weekend.”

Though the Huskies (2-0) were rumored to have considered out-of-conference opponents like BYU and San Diego State, a conference opponent was preferred, Lake said.

Washington moved swiftly to lock in a game against conference foe Utah, and is slated to kickoff  at 4:30 p.m. at Husky Stadium on

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USC vs. Utah odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 12 predictions from proven computer model

The Utah Utes and the 20th-ranked USC Trojans will face off in a Pac-12 clash at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium. USC enters Saturday’s showdown with a 2-0 record, while Utah is set to make its season debut against the Trojans. Southern Cal has won six of its last nine meetings against the Utes. 

Utah, meanwhile, is 5-0 against the spread in its last five home games. The Trojans are favored by 2.5-points in the latest Utah vs. USC odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 57.5. Before entering any USC vs. Utah picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,900 for $100 players on its top-rated

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University of Utah to Speed Process of Bringing New Therapeutics to Patients

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new initiative aims to speed the process of bringing lifesaving medical discoveries made in University of Utah laboratories to new drugs and therapies for patients. The university’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), College of Pharmacy, and the Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center have partnered to establish the University of Utah Therapeutics Accelerator Hub (U2TAH, or the Accelerator). The new Accelerator will provide resources and expertise to researchers to support the process of translating research discoveries into innovative clinical applications. U2TAH will be operated by the PIVOT Center, providing the resources needed to develop university-based therapeutic technologies and bring them into the clinic.

The major goal of the Accelerator is to eliminate hurdles that often hinder the process of translating laboratory discoveries into new drugs for patients. Federal government and private industry research often supports discovery research done in a lab and

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University of Utah, BYU law schools’ Achievement Fellowships aspire to change ‘ecosystem’ of state’s legal community

SALT LAKE CITY — Over the past decade, Utah’s population has become increasingly diverse, a trend the state’s top demographer Pam Perlich has described as “irreversible.”

By 2065, the Beehive State is projected to look more like the rest of the nation, with slightly more than 1 in 3 Utahns racial and ethnic minorities.

In 2020, it’s closer to 1 in 5 and the makeup of Utah’s legal community lags far behind.

D. Gordon Smith, dean of Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, said a recent self-reported survey of Utah Bar members indicates minority lawyers comprise less than 10% of all attorneys.

“That’s just not OK when you have a much larger percentage of our population who are in those categories,” he said.

Smith and Elizabeth Kronk Warner, dean of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, have had frequent discussions about how to increase diversity

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University of Utah senior’s perspective changes after fighting COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY – You hear it time and again — take COVID-19 seriously, wear a mask and keep your distance. But for one college student, none of that guidance really took hold until she got the virus.

“I’m 21. I’m healthy. I don’t have any underlying conditions,” said Hailey West, a senior at the University of Utah.

If you would have asked West what she thought about the virus at any other time this semester, she probably would have said something like, “Yeah, it’s real but it’s fine. Everything is going to be fine. If I get it, I’ll get it.”

“I’m still going to do what I want to do.”

That all changed beginning last Friday, when she tested positive for COVID-19.

“I felt fine at first. I lost my smell the day after I got tested, which was very strange,” she said. “Felt like a basic flu

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University of Utah Health Transitions COVID-19 Testing Indoors

Nov 10, 2020 10:00 AM

University of Utah Health will begin transitioning to COVID-19 testing indoors on November 11, 2020.

Utah’s changing climate prompted U of U Health to transition to indoor testing.  “Working in the heat of summer helped us realize that a long-term outdoor testing solution was not in our employees’ best interest,” says Richard Orlandi, MD, associate chief medical officer for ambulatory health at University of Utah Health. “Having all of our testing outdoors put a significant strain on our staff—above and beyond the strain they’re under just doing COVID-19 testing.” Testing indoors ensures U of U Health provides the best quality of care to our patients. This will allow health care workers to better evaluate patients during influenza, strep, and cold season.

At the start of the pandemic, University of Utah Health clinical teams began testing patients for COVID-19 outdoors as a fast and efficient method.

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University of Utah reaches $13.5M settlement with parents of slain student

Oct. 22 (UPI) — The University of Utah announced a $13.5 million settlement to the parents of slain student-athlete Lauren McCluskey, on Thursday, the two-year anniversary of her death.

The university said in the settlement that the on-campus murder two years ago was “preventable.”

“The University of Utah acknowledges that the murder of Lauren McCluskey was a brutal, senseless, and preventable tragedy and acknowledges the unspeakable loss the McCluskey family has suffered and continues to suffer,” the agreement posted on the university’s website states.

The agreement settles two lawsuits, Lauren’s parents, Jill and Matthew McCluskey, filed against the university, including a federal lawsuit that sought $56 million, and a wrongful death lawsuit in state court, Deseret News reported.

“Lauren McCluskey will always be associated with the need to to more carefully monitor and make safe our nation’s campuses,” family attorney co-counsel Brad Parker said in a prepared statement. “Because of

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