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.

No. 5 Utah Football Set for Pac-12 Championship

The University of Utah snaps the ball during an NCAA Football game vs. The University of Colorado at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

December 4, 2019

It’s finally here — the Pac-12 Championship. The No. 5 University of Utah football team (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12) is set to face off against No. 13 Oregon (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12) in Santa Clara, CA. This makes two years in a row that the Utes have made the trip to the bay, while this is Oregon’s third time...

Head to Head: The Daily Emerald

University of Utah junior defensive tackle Leki Fotu (99) and sophomore defensive end Maxs Tupai (92) tackled University of Oregon junior quarterback Justin Herbert (10) during an NCAA Football game vs. the University of Oregon at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

December 4, 2019

The journey to the Pac-12 Championship is finally over for the No. 5 University of Utah football team. Before the big game on Friday, I sat down with Brady Lim of The Daily Emerald at the University of Oregon to talk about the Utes and Ducks. This interview took place over email on Dec. 1, 2019. &...

The Red Rocks Run Towards the 2020 Season

University of Utah women's gymnastics freshman Hunter Dula performs on the vault in the PAC 12 conference championship at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, March 23, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

  After finishing in seventh place in last year’s NCAA Championship, the University of Utah Red Rocks gymnastics team is preparing for a season full of new opportunities. The Utes wrapped up the season 8-2 overall and 5-2 in the conference, and heading into this new season, there are quite a f...

No. 6 Utah Football Clinches South with Win Over Buffs

University of Utah senior quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) runs the ball past University of Colorado junior defensive end Mustafa Johnson (34) during an NCAA Football game at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

December 1, 2019

It was a senior night for the ages as the No. 6 University of Utah (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12) finished their journey to clinch the south division of the Pac-12 tonight as they took down Colorado (5-7, 3-6 Pac-12) 45-15. With the win, not only do the Utes earn a spot in the title game versus Oregon next week, b...

Head to Head: CU Independent

University of Utah freshman tight end Cole Fotheringham (89) gets brought down one yard short of the touchdown by University of Colorado corner back Trey Udoffia (8) at Folsom Field in Boulder, CO Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Photo by: Justin Prather | The Utah Chronicle).

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

November 30, 2019

In the regular season finale, No. 6 Utah is set to host Colorado on senior day. I reached out to Max Troderman of the CU Independent to talk some football ahead of the Rumble in the Rockies. This interview was conducted via email on Nov. 27, 2019.   Sammy Mora: What was the biggest factor that lea...

No. 6 Utah Football Set for Senior Day Showdown Versus Buffs

University of Utah freshman wide receiver Jaylen Dixon (25) brings down a pass and runs into the end zone at Folsom Field in Boulder, CO Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. The Utes beat the University of Colorado Buffaloes 30-7. (Photo by: Justin Prather | The Utah Chronicle).

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

November 30, 2019

For the final time this season the No. 6 University of Utah football team (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12) will grace the field of Rice-Eccles Stadium for their regular season finale versus conference rival Colorado (5-6, 3-5 Pac-12). In last year's matchup in Boulder, the Utes stomped the Buffs 30-7 and clinched...

No. 7 Utah Football Takes Down Wildcats in Tucson

University of Utah sophomore running back Devonta'e Henry-Cole (7) at the Light the U celebration after the end of the game in an NCAA Football game vs. UCLA at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday Nov. 16, 2019.
(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

November 24, 2019

For the sixth time this season, the No. 7 University of Utah (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12) football team held their opponent to under 10 points on the night. This time the single point game came against Arizona (4-7, 2-6 Pac-12) in a confident 35-7 victory. The Utes need one more win to clinch the Pac-12 south ...

No. 7 Utah Football Hits the Road to Take on Arizona

University of Utah junior quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) ran for a score after catching a pass from University of Utah sophomore wide receiver Britain Covey (18) during a trick play in an NCAA Football game vs. the University of Arizona at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday October 12, 2018.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Brayden Ramsay and Sammy Mora

November 22, 2019

  The No. 7 University of Utah football team (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12) hits the road for the final time this season as they head to the desert to take on Arizona (4-6, 2-5 Pac-12) in a Pac-12 South showdown. Last year when the two teams faced off, the Utes came out on top 42-10.   Scouting the Ut...

Head to Head: The Daily Wildcat

University of Utah junior quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) rushed with the ball in an NCAA Football game vs. the University of Arizona at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday October 12, 2018.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

As the No. 7 University of Utah football team (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12) hits the road one last time during the regular season I sat down with Amit Syal, the sports editor of the Daily Wildcat of the University of Arizona to talk about this week's matchup between the Utes and Wildcats. This interview took place via e...

College Athletics Do Not Need a Mercy Rule

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

November 21, 2019

Adding in a mercy rule into college athletics would make both watching and playing in these games less appealing. If one team is dominating over another, there is only so much a coaching staff can do to try and lessen what people see in the box score. I know there is a mercy rule in college softball,...