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Carra McManamon is a sports writer for the Daily Utah Chronicle where she covers a variety of sports. She has interned with Deseret News Sports where she mainly covered college football. Carra currently is a ESPNU Campus Rep and also contributes for Ute Nation on Rivals.com.

When Should the Rivalry be Played?

A member of the University  Band walking off the field after the opening ceremonies at Rice Eccles Stadium. September 10, 2016 Adam Fondren

By Carra McManamon and Scott Funk

September 5, 2017

Tipping the Traditions of College Football By Scott Funk The Holy War is a competition that every person in the state of Utah looks forward to. It’s a matchup that constantly entertains. When do we desire that entertainment the most? After conference play, is it nice to end the season with a riv...

Volleyball: No. 22 Utah Headed to Hawaii

Dani Barton (1) jumps in an attempt to hit the ball during the Utah Women's Volleyball Red vs. White Scrimmage at the U Hunstman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (Dr. Rishi Deka  | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

August 31, 2017

The No. 22 ranked University of Utah Volleyball (2-1) team is heading to Hawaii to play in the Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic for matches on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Head coach Beth Launiere is looking forward to is her team being able to play in the volleyball arena and the atmosphere...

Volleyball: Utes Finish 2-1 in Bluegrass Battle

Carly Trueman (10) and Phoebe Grace (19) block the ball during the Utah Women's Volleyball Red vs. White Scrimmage at the U Hunstman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (Dr. Rishi Deka  | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

August 30, 2017

This past weekend, the University of Utah volleyball team was in Lexington, Kentucky competing in the Bluegrass Battle. The Utes went 2-1 on the weekend, as they faced Cincinnati, No. 14 Kentucky and Arkansas State. Utah opened its weekend against the Bearcats on Friday, and outside hitter, Adora...

Cross Country: Crook Understands Importance of a Rocky Trail

Shaylen Crook , Utah Cross Country August 24, 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT. (Photo / Steve C. Wilson / University of Utah)

By Carra McManamon

August 23, 2017

Redemption is on Shaylen Crook's mind as she enters her senior season with the University of Utah cross country team. Crook has a new outlook on things this year, and is ready to make personal improvements with hopes to have her best season yet. "Over the years, I’ve had ups and downs," Crook said....

Pletcher Soaking Up Final Year as a Ute

Sophmore Brianna Turley and Junior Margo Pletcher compete in a doubles match at the Eccles Tennis Center Feb 19, 2017. Adam Fondren for the Daily Utah Chronicle.

By Carra McManamon

August 23, 2017

For many students, college can be the best years of their life, and that's how Margo Pletcher of the University of Utah women's tennis team feels. As she enters her senior year, she has mixed feelings about the end drawing near. She is looking forward to the future and what it holds, but when the time...

Make or Break: Things to Watch out for in Utah Football

Sophmore Devonta'e Henry-Cole (7) shakes off a White defender at the University of Utah's Red and White football game on Apr. 15, 2017 at Rice Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT

Photo by Adam Fondren/Daily Utah Chronicle

By Carra McManamon

August 16, 2017

With a new season approaching, there are five things to watch this 2017 season that will play a role in determining how far the team can make it this year. 1. A new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach With the hiring of Troy Taylor this past offseason, the Utah offense will have a diff...

Troy Taylor Looks to Bring Some High-Flying Offense to Utah Football

Freshman Drew Lisk (14) in action at the University of Utah's Red and White football game on Apr. 15, 2017 at Rice Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT

Photo by Adam Fondren/Daily Utah Chronicle

By Carra McManamon

July 13, 2017

For quite some time, the University of Utah football team has relied heavily on its defense and run game to win games. It’s something that head coach Kyle Whittingham is known for — it has been the bread and butter of the program. This upcoming season though, with the hiring of offensive coordinator...

Sports Can Lead to Off-Field Success

Utah Women's Softball junior Anissa Urtez (17) and junior Hannah Flippen (1) smile at the camera during the game vs. the ASU Sun Devils at the Dumke Family Softball Stadium on campus on Saturday, April 16, 2016

By Carra McManamon

June 14, 2017

The University of Utah athletics department set a school record this past spring when the athletic teams combined for a 3.165 GPA. What’s even more striking is that the 19 sports have earned above a 3.0 total GPA for 22 consecutive semesters. Being successful in the classroom is just as important,...

Henry-Cole Looking to Make Impact with Utes

Sophmore Devonta'e Henry-Cole (7) shakes off a White defender at the University of Utah's Red and White football game on Apr. 15, 2017 at Rice Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT

Photo by Adam Fondren/Daily Utah Chronicle

By Carra McManamon

April 28, 2017

Hard work and being humble have allowed Devonta’e Henry-Cole to be where he is now, but his goals are much bigger than just getting some playing time on the field. He once wanted to be the next Devontae Booker, but now he wants his own signs in the crowd. Henry-Cole has proved himself to be a dominate...

Hansen Prides Himself on the Team, Not Himself

Utah safety Chase Hansen (22) celebrates making a sack with lineman Kylie Fitts (11) during a Pac-12 football game versus the Oregon State Beavers at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.

By Carra McManamon

April 11, 2017

When Chase Hansen made the switch from quarterback to safety, nobody knew just how dominate he was going to be. In 2016, Hansen wreaked havoc on opposing offensives. The expectations and goals he has for himself and the team are even higher in 2017. “For myself, I do have a lot of expectations,”...