The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Football

The MUSS (Mighty Utah Student Section) flashes the U at the football season opener in Salt Lake City on Sept. 2, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Join the MUSS, the Number One Student Section in the Nation

By Max Valva, Sports Writer July 17, 2022

  Whether you enjoy the thrill of the game or the excitement of being a part of such a fun social experience, the student section is an essential part of the college athletic experience. Nothing...

The University of Utah Utes celebrates as Pac-12 champions at the Maverick Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 19, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

The Biggest Storylines From Utah Athletics and What to Watch for Next Year

By Blake Wittwer July 15, 2022

In what has been a very eventful year for Utah sports, I believe a year in review is due. A lot has happened over the 2021-22 athletic year so let’s take a look at some of the biggest storylines from...

Sophomore quarterback Cameron Rising getting ready to hand off the football to junior running back TJ Pledger against Washington State football at the Rice-Eccles Stadium on Sept. 25, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

A Beginner’s Guide to Utah’s Premier Athletic Teams

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Editor July 14, 2022

  The University of Utah is a great place for athletes around the world to come and compete at the highest level. Since joining the Pac-12 in 2011, the U has been one of the premier teams in multiple...

University of Utah football head coach Kyle Whittingham as the clock winds down in a loss to the University of Oregon Ducks in the 2019 Pac-12 Championship football game at Levi’s Stadium, Dec. 6. (Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

From BCS Buster to Pac-12 Champions: The Rise of Utah Football

By Max Valva, Sports Writer June 22, 2022

  The year is 2003, and longtime University of Utah Athletics Director, Chris Hill, is about to make an under-the-radar coaching hire that will change the Utah football program forever. The Utes...

University of Utah Jaylon Johnson (1) scores a touchdown after catching an interception in an NCAA Football game vs. the Washington Huskies in Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Utah Athletes Turn Pro

By Max Valva, Sports Writer May 10, 2022

  Student athletes from around the globe come to Salt Lake City to compete in the high-level athletic programs that the University of Utah offers. Athletes commit to playing in Salt Lake with aspirations...

University of Utah footballs quarterback Cameron Rising plays against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl Game at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Utah Football Wraps Up Spring Camp With Exhibition Game

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Editor April 24, 2022

  The University of Utah football team played its annual spring game on Saturday afternoon, which allowed us our first peek at the roster for the 2022 season. There were a few standout performances,...

(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Are Salaries Too High for College Football Coaches?

By Frank Adler, Sports Writer January 24, 2022

  Payment in athletics is one of the most complex issues facing colleges today. Coaches and athletic directors are paid exorbitantly, but athletes are not allowed to have salaries so they...

(Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Utah Athletics Embraces New NIL Rules

By Sean Overton, Sports Writer January 20, 2022

  There has always been a debate about whether or not NCAA athletes should be compensated. Many athletes have been penalized for accepting rewards, with Reggie Bush being the most memorable....

(Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Utah Football Loses Heartbreaker in Record-Setting Rose Bowl

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Editor January 1, 2022

  The University of Utah football team just came up short of a Rose Bowl title in Pasadena, California on Saturday. It was an exciting game, filled with a lot of broken records and memorable moments. Utah’s...

(Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Utah Football Ready for Anything in Program’s First Rose Bowl

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Editor December 31, 2021

  The University of Utah football team is gearing up for the program’s first ever trip to the Rose Bowl. This Utah team has gone through a lot over the past year, but they’ve reached the mountaintop...