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Passing the Time: What to Watch on ESPN Right Now

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By Carlos Padilla, Sports Writer

June 27, 2020

  With no baseball to speak of and the sports world awaiting the conclusion of the NBA season, ESPN and other sports providers have been scrambling for content. The prolonged absence of sports has caused sports channels to become very creative in their broadcasting. As the dog days of summer continue...

Should Undrafted Underclassmen be Allowed Back to School?

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By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

June 24, 2020

  It seems that as every NFL draft season approaches, more and more college underclassmen decide to forgo their senior year in order to see if they can make it big in the NFL. But sometimes the risk is higher than the reward.  This year, 99 college underclassmen decided to declare for the d...

The Group Stage Proposal is Exactly What the NBA Needs

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By Ethan Pearce, Sports Writer

June 19, 2020

  The NBA recently announced a plan to return to play for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. While it is a creative idea — incorporating a shortened regular season and the opportunity for a play-in to grab the No. 8 seed — it isn’t the best idea out there. One option recently proposed th...

Bagley’s Top 5 Utah Jazz Moments so Far

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert gets a rebound during an inter-squad scrimmage game at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Sept. 29, 2017. The team began playing its preseason schedule Oct. 2 and will play its first regular season home game in Salt Lake City against the Denver Nuggets Oct. 18. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Holcomb)

By Cole Bagley, Assistant Sports Editor

June 16, 2020

  It’s no secret that for the 2019-20 NBA season, Utah Jazz fans had extremely high hopes and expectations. Coming off of back-to-back playoff appearances led by a godsend — the beloved Donovan Mitchell — excitement had already been growing. But the 2019 offseason took the excitement...

Several Pro Leagues Release Plans for Return to Play Amidst COVID-19

Empty Blue and Red Nike Open Arena

By Cole Bagley, Assistant Sports Editor

June 11, 2020

  For three months, stadiums and arenas across the country have remained empty in response to the pandemic COVID-19. But over the last few weeks, leagues around the nation such as the NWSL, NHL, MLS, and NBA have announced their plans and strategies for a return to play.   NWSL On May 27, the National Wome...

Changing the Game: Athletes Share their Voices in Support of Black Lives Matter

LeBron James in 2012 on the US National Basketball team. Image via WikiMedia Commons

By Carlos Padilla, Sports Writer

June 10, 2020

  As America moves into its second full week of protesting over the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed while in police custody, a growing number of professional and collegiate athletes have taken to the streets or social media to make their voices heard.  As the face of the ...

University of Utah Student Athletes Show Support of Black Lives Matter

University of Utah freshman running back TJ Green (4) carries the ball against the USC Trojans during an NCAA Football game at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (Photo by: Justin Prather | The Utah Chronicle).

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

June 10, 2020

  As the Black Lives Matter Movement continues to make waves across the country, athletes at the University of Utah are showing their support for the cause no matter where they are.  While most teams and individual coaches have released statements in support of the cause, some student athlete...

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...

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