Kelsey Dallas covers religion, sports and the Supreme Court for the Deseret News and serves as editor of the Sports Express team. She holds a master’s degree in religion from Yale Divinity School. Dallas, who grew up in Illinois, loves listening to podcasts and talking about her two dogs.

A new Pew Research Center survey investigates what Americans mean when they describe themselves as “spiritual,” “religious,” both or neither.
Transfer portal season has arrived. Here’s a look at how it’s affecting BYU football.
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Wilson is returning to the Jets starting lineup for the first time since being benched on Nov. 19 during a game against the Buffalo Bills.
Matthews contributed 261 yards off 29 receptions this season.
The undefeated Cougars face in-state rival Utah on Saturday.
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Cincinnati Bengals defender Trey Hendrickson earned praise for his show of support for the quarterback.
In her 24 years on the Supreme Court, O’Connor shaped the court’s approach to the First Amendment’s religion clauses.
Smith shared a video of the actor and comedian playing basketball with his sons.
The University of Utah is losing at least three quarterbacks to the transfer portal.
Last week, the Cougars cracked the top 25 for the first time in two years.
Barnes filled in for an injured Cam Rising during two Rose Bowls and then served as the Utes’ starter for most of this season.
Is it OK for houses of worship to sometimes charge for admission?
After an exciting start to the season, Deion Sanders and the Buffaloes only made it to four wins.
Pence, who recently suspended his presidential campaign, spoke with The Christian Post this month about his political career.
A new Pew Research Center survey looks at Americans’ decreasing confidence in various community leaders.
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Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell told reporters on Monday that he’s considering a quarterback switch.
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Draymond Green was suspended for five games without pay after being found to have escalated a clash between the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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Reid is not just a Chiefs coaching legend. He also made history with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Do religious exercise rights protect access to abortion? Courts have been asked to decide.
It’ll be a battle of back-up quarterbacks in the regular season finale.
The Cougars are going with a mostly white look against No. 21 Oklahoma State.
President Abraham Lincoln openly encouraged prayer when he made Thanksgiving a national holiday.
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Wilson won’t even be considered the backup quarterback during the next Jets game.
A man impersonating a Catholic priest recently stole $500 from a church in Houston.
Isaac’s new signature shoe, the JUDAH 1, launched Thursday.
The Orrin G. Hatch Foundation held a webinar on religious liberty rights to mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.