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Utah Football’s Morgan Scalley Suspended Indefinitely

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 | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

June 5, 2020

  The University of Utah athletic department announced on Friday that defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley has been suspended indefinitely. The decision was reached after they became aware of a racially insensitive comment he made in a text in 2013.  Athletic director Mark Harlan said that afte...

Best of the Best: Pearce’s Top 10 NBA Players Right Now

(Kawhi Leonard playing for Toronto Raptors Scotiabank Arena vs Charlotte Hornets NBA. Image via WikiMedia Commons)

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Writer

June 5, 2020

  The NBA is a star-driven league. The ceiling of a team is as high as their best player, and those lucky enough to have true superstars are often those in contention for the O’Brien Trophy. Here are my rankings for the top players in the league, when healthy, as of today. Paul Georg...

University of Utah Athletic Facility Set to Open on June 15

Rice-Eccles stadium as the University of Utah plays University of Washington in Utah's first PAC 12 home game Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011,in Salt Lake City Utah. Photo by Tom Smart/University of Utah Sports Information

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

June 3, 2020

  As the United States slowly starts to regain some semblance of normalcy after COVID-19, the University of Utah Athletic department rolled out their plan to allow student athletes back on campus for voluntary in-person workouts. Starting June 15, athletes in certain sports will be able to return t...

The Show Must Go On: Why the NBA Needs to Return

Game 2 of 2019 NBA Finals, image via:

May 31, 2020

  As the sports community still basks in the warm glow cast by the hit docu-series, "The Last Dance," the desire for basketball has reached new heights. Anxious owners, players and fans are itching for the 2019-2020 season to resume. The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic saw the season slam to...

Remembering Jerry Sloan, The Illinois Farm Boy Turned Utah Jazz Coaching Legend

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By Cole Bagley, Assistant Sports Editor

May 27, 2020

  Alongside NBA legends John Stockton and Karl Malone, Jerry Sloan is a name that comes to the minds of Utah Jazz fans whenever they think about the individuals who created a legacy within the walls of their favorite organization. For 23 years, Sloan stood at the helm for the Utah Jazz as...

Wacky and Wild: Things Overheard in the MUSS

The University of Utah's Student Section (MUSS) held up signs while an Oregon player attempted a free throw in an NCAA Men's Basketball game vs. the University of Oregon at Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday January 31, 2019 (Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Maddy La Turner, Investigative Editor, Copy Chief

May 21, 2020

  As I’m entering my final year at the University of Utah, I am painfully aware that this is the last time I will get to see games here as a student. Over the years, I’ve attended events for nearly every sport, taken two trips down to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament,...

Thoughts From Michael Jordan’s ‘The Last Dance’

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By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

May 18, 2020

  Growing up as a Chicago Bulls fan, I had heard all sorts of stories about their dynasty team in the 1990s from my dad. He is a huge Bulls fan himself and was even present for the historic flu game against the Utah Jazz in 1997 — but as we learned from the show, it wasn’t the flu but rather ...

Utah Men’s Basketball Stand-Out Both Gach to Transfer if He Withdraws Name from NBA Draft

University of Utah sophomore guard Both Gach (11) dribbles the ball during an NCAA Basketball game vs. The University of Washington at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora and Cole Bagley

May 15, 2020

  University of Utah sophomore guard Both Gach is expected to transfer if he withdraws his name from the upcoming NBA draft.  Gach announced his intent to pursue the NBA in April and stated he would not be hiring an agent, leaving it open for him to return to the NCAA if he sees fit. The new...

Utah football leads the Pac-12 as seven Utes are selected in the NFL draft

University of Utah senior defensive back Julian Blackmon (23) celebrates with R.J. Hubert (10) after stopping Washington State on their fourth down during an NCAA Football game at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

April 27, 2020

  Despite a difficult end to the 2020 football season, the University of Utah produced seven NFL Draft picks and five signed priority free-agent deals.   Jaylon Johnson The first Ute selected in the 2020 NFL Draft was cornerback, Jaylon Johnson, who was taken by the Chicago Bear...

Looking Back on Our Favorite Sports Moments of the Year

University of Utah senior running back Zack Moss (2) on the sideline during the Ute’s game against the University of Oregon Ducks in the 2019 Pac-12 Championship. (Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Casey Overfield, Brayden Ramsay, Cole Bagley, Scott Stephens, Ryker Jackson, Ethan Pearce, Carlos Padilla, and Mallory Arnold

April 24, 2020

  As this school year comes to a close, we, the Chrony sports desk, are taking this time to look back on some of our favorite sports moments from the year.   Casey Overfield  This year of Utah athletics was amazing, and it is almost impossible to choose just one spectacular moment, but I wi...

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