The Daily Utah Chronicle

Sammy Mora is currently in her fourth year of writing for The Daily Utah Chronicle. This year she will take on a new position as the Sports Editor for the current school year. Before writing here, Sammy was a four year staff member of her high school newspaper The Speaking Eagle where she reached the level of sports editor.

Head to Head: Which NFL Division Will be the Hardest to Win This Year?

The NFL logo for Super Bowl 47 is seen on the field, in New Orleans, February 3, 2013. (Image via WikiMedia Commons)

By Sammy Mora and Justin Prather

September 17, 2020

With the first week of the NFL season now in the books, fans have been given their first look at their favorite teams. There is still a lot to shake out within the league due to the preseason being canceled, but there are two divisions this year that we believe are going to be a tight competition for a...

Wild Wednesday: Pac-12 Looks to Make Plan to Return to Play

The University of Utah football team brought out the throwback helmets again in an NCAA Football game vs. Colorado at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Photo by Curtis Lin | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

September 16, 2020

  After a wild day, the Pac-12 looks to be bringing back football sooner than expected. This announcement comes a few hours after the Big Ten said they would be starting their season in October.  The conference's return was not an easy road. Six of the 12 teams in the conference were facin...

Pac-12 Announces Partnership with Quidel for Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Pac-12 conference comissioner Larry Scott, Friday, March 11, 2016. (Mike Sheehan, Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

September 5, 2020

  On Thursday, Sept. 3, the Pac-12 Conference announced a partnership with the Quidel Corporation, who is helping lead the charge for rapid COVID-19 testing. The partnership will allow the conference to conduct daily testing for student athletes who participate in close-contact sports.  ...

Dell Loy Hansen to Sell Utah Soccer Holdings after Problematic Past Exposed

Rio Tinto Soccer stadium in Sandy, Utah. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

September 4, 2020

  On Wednesday Aug. 26, the soccer world in Salt Lake City came to a stop, just like most professional sports leagues across the country to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake. But the following day, comments made by owner Dell Loy Hansen caused the MLS and the NWSL to open investigations after...

Utah Football: Kyle Whittingham Addresses the Possibility of a Spring Season

University of Utah football head coach Kyle Whittingham during a timeout in an NCAA Football game vs. UCLA at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday November 16, 2019.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

August 25, 2020

  Even though the college football season was put on hold until spring 2021, head football coach Kyle Whittingham and the No. 22 ranked Utes are still trying to make the long offseason productive.  “This is unchartered territory for me and most of our coaches as far as here it is Aug. 25 or whatever a...

Beating the Blue Bloods: How Utah is Bringing in Key Talent

University of Utah football head coach Kyle Whittingham during a timeout in the Pac-12 Championship Game vs. University of Oregon at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

August 20, 2020

  If someone would have told me four or five years ago that in the 2020 recruiting cycle, Utah would have flipped two kids who had originally committed to Texas and one who was committed to Ohio State, I would have said you were insane.  Hear me out — I thought the day would come where Utah would be...

Breaking Down the Utah Football Roster

University of Utah junior wide receiver Britain Covey (18) running with the ball after catching a pass from University of Utah senior quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) in an NCAA Football game vs. Idaho State University at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday September 14, 2019.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

August 14, 2020

  After one of the most successful seasons in school history, the University of Utah football team will be filled with many new faces that look to keep the program's long history alive, whenever play is set to resume.    Offense The biggest question mark surrounding the Utah offense this ...

Know Your Coach: Kyle Kepler

Head Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Kyle Kepler at the McCarthey Family Track and Field Complex on July 2, 2020. (Photo by Justin Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

August 12, 2020

  Over the last few seasons, the University of Utah cross country team has become a team with growing national prominence. Last season the team defeated the then No. 1 ranked Notre Dame on their home course. The team also had their best finish in school history at the NCAA Championships last ...

Pac-12 Unanimously Votes to Postpone All Fall Sports

The University of Utah's Football Team stormed onto the field in an NCAA Football game vs. BYU at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday November 24, 2018.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

August 11, 2020

  On Tuesday, August 11, the Pac-12 CEO group announced the decision to cancel all fall sports. This comes in response to the lingering questions and concerns surrounding COVID-19, and how the conference could effectively and safely carry out athletic events. "All of the Pac-12 presidents and chancellor...

Bagley and Mora’s Favorite Utah Football Jerseys of the Pac-12 Era

The University of Utah Football team rush onto the field prior to the start of the game in an NCAA Football game vs. UCLA at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday November 16, 2019.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora and Cole Bagley

August 11, 2020

  The University of Utah football team has handsome memorable jerseys — both good and bad — since signing their contract with Under Armour. There are just so many that everyone seems to have an opinion on which one is the best. So we decided to rank our favorite Utah football jerseys of the Pa...