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: Daily Bruin

University of Utah junior running back Zack Moss (2) stiff arms UCLA sophomore defensive back Quentin Lake (37) during an NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Photo by: Justin Prather | The Utah Chronicle).

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

November 16, 2019

  It’s a Sam-off this week as I talked to Sam Connon of the Daily Bruin to talk some Utes and Bruins ahead of the matchup on Saturday.    Sammy Mora: UCLA is on a 4-game win streak. What has been the biggest thing that has changed in the last four games?  Sam Connon: It’s re...

No. 7 Utes Set to Face off with Bruins

University of Utah junior quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) keeps the ball during an NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Photo by: Justin Prather | The Utah Chronicle).

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

November 13, 2019

  After what seemed like ages, the No. 7 University of Utah football team (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) is back at home for the final stretch of the season to take on UCLA (4-5, 4-2 Pac-12) in a match that has serious south division implications. Last year, the Utes handled the Bruins easily 41-10 in Los Angele...

Grading the Utah Football Team

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By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

November 7, 2019

  This year’s University of Utah football team has been nothing short of dominant, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. I decided to grade the position groups of Utah football to show how good this team really is.     Offense:  Quarterbacks: A+ Tyler Huntley is not only one of the most accurat...

Bow Down as No. 9 Utes Take Down Huskies

University of Utah running back Devin Brumfield (6) in an NCAA Football game vs. The Washington Husky in Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washinton on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019(Photo by Cassandra Palor | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

On a chilly afternoon on Saturday, the No. 9 University of Utah (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) did something they haven’t been able to do since 2015. The Utes marched into Seattle and took down the University of Washington (5-4, 2-4 Pac-12) 33-28.  The Utes' start to the day was not ideal as the first two drives...

Head to Head: The Daily

Both Univeristy of Utah and University of Washington line up prior to a snap in an NCAA football game vs. Washington at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday Sept. 15, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

The University of Utah football team heads up to Seattle this week for an important showdown with the University of Washington. I sat down with Alec Dietz and Josh Kirshenbaum of The Daily at the University of Washington to talk some Utes and Huskies before Saturday. All answers were emailed to me on...

No. 9 Utes Head to Seattle to Face off with Huskies

University of Utah senior running back Zack Moss (2) runs with the ball after taking a handoff from University of Utah senior quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) in an NCAA Football game vs. University of California at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday October 26, 2019.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

  It is a huge game week for the No. 9 University of Utah football team (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) as they head up to Seattle to take on foe Washington (5-3, 2-3 Pac-12). This is the first meeting between the two teams since they met in the Pac-12 Championship last December. The Utes were 0-2 versus the...

NCAA to Allow Student Athletes to be Paid for Image and Likeness

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By Sammy Mora and Brayden Ramsay

October 30, 2019

This morning the NCAA Board of Governors unanimously voted to allow college athletes to be paid for their image and likeness. This decision comes after a long debate over whether college athletes should be compensated for the work they put in for their university.  The decision comes on the heels o...

No. 12 Utes Play Lights Out in Dark Mode Game, Down Golden Bears

University of Utah senior defensive tackle Leki Fotu (99) and University of Utah senior defensive back Terrell Burgess (26) tackle a rushing University of California player in an NCAA Football game vs. University of California at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday October 26, 2019. (Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

October 27, 2019

Make it four straight wins for the No. 12 University of Utah football team (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) as they dominated Cal (4-4, 1-4 Pac-12) 35-0. This was the first time since joining the conference that the Utes have held an opponent scoreless.  “I guess it's about time,” said head coach Kyle Whittingham ...

Head to Head: The Daily Californian

NCAA Football game vs. Arizona State University at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (Photo by Tom Denton | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

October 26, 2019

As the No. 12 University of Utah football team sets their sights on Cal, I sat down with Josh Yuen, a senior staff football beat writer for the Daily Californian at Berkeley to talk some Utes and Bears ahead of Saturday’s meeting. Some of the statements have been condensed for clarity.   Josh Yuen: Ut...

No. 12 Utes Set to Host Cal

NCAA Football game vs. Arizona State University at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday October 19, 2019. (Photo by Tom Denton | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

October 25, 2019

For the second week in a row, the No. 12 University of Utah football team (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12) will play at home. The Utes are set to take on Cal (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12) in this year's Blackout game. This year's game will also be the annual Ute Proud game.   Scouting Utah The Utes are coming off a dominant win ov...