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Pike on the Carry: The Kennedy Gameball Run Makes a Return for 2019 Holy War

Pike on the Carry: The Kennedy Gameball Run Makes a Return for 2019 Holy War

By Casey Overfield

August 22, 2019

  Football.  Pep rallies.  Lecture halls. Greek life. These are just some words that may come to mind when you think of college.  Here at the University of Utah, there are 18 fraternities and sororities on campus. Each one has a rich history of tradition dating back many years.   The...

Crimson Red or Navy Blue?

Crimson Red or Navy Blue?

By Casey Overfield and Sammy Mora

November 24, 2018

  In the state of Utah, there are two sides to every battle. It is a state split between crimson red and navy blue, between the Utes and the Cougars. The meeting of these two teams is an event commonly known as the Holy War, which is a silent nod to the religious background of both the sta...

A History of the Holy War

A History of the Holy War

By Zach Janis

August 25, 2018

"This is Utah’s world, and BYU is just livin’ in it.” The immortal words of former Utah punter Tom Hackett are etched into the lore of one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports. Through the sands of time, the greatest of achievements that have taken place in the field of play are those...

10 Most Important Numbers from Utah vs. BYU

10 Most Important Numbers from Utah vs. BYU

By Justin Adams

September 11, 2017

11 - For the second week in a row, Utah had 11 penalties resulting in 97 lost yards. Many of the penalties stalled Utah drives, turning potential touchdowns into field goals. 4 - Speaking of field goals, Matt Gay had another perfect night as he connected on all four of his field goal attempts (last wee...

Football: Gay Leads Utah Past BYU

Football: Gay Leads Utah Past BYU

By Brittni Meservy

September 10, 2017

 Just like its season opener, it was another game for the University of Utah football team (2-0) that consisted of too many penalties. Despite flag after flag that was thrown, the Utes walked away as the reigning Holy War Champions, winning their seventh game in a row against BYU (1-2) on Saturday nigh...

Football: Utes and Cougs Set to Battle in Holy War

Football: Utes and Cougs Set to Battle in Holy War

By Brittni Meservy

September 9, 2017

Looking to improve its rivalry record with a seven-game winning streak, the University of Utah football team (1-0) will take on BYU (1-1), which have remained winless since 2009, on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8:15 p.m. MT in Provo. The Utes come into the Holy War with their season opener victory against North...

Fuel to the Fire, Utah Eager to Play in Provo

Fuel to the Fire, Utah Eager to Play in Provo

By Brittni Meservy

September 9, 2017

The 45-mile drive from Salt Lake City that winds around the point of the mountain and heads south into Cougar territory is a trip that the University of Utah football team knows a thing or two about. The last time four-wheels cruised on the broken white lines to Provo with a bus full of Utes ready for...

Relive the Top 10 Moments from Utah’s Six-Game Winning-Streak Against BYU

Relive the Top 10 Moments from Utah’s Six-Game Winning-Streak Against BYU

By Justin Adams

September 7, 2017

#10 Dres Anderson runs across the field, both ways - 2013   The 2013 edition of the rivalry game was dominated by both defenses. Utah and BYU converted just six third downs combined. There were 18 punts and 15 penalties. It was an overall underwhelming game. One of the few offensive highlights that come o...

Football: Utes Ready to Head South

Football: Utes Ready to Head South

By Brittni Meservy

September 5, 2017

The Holy War returns to the gridiron on Saturday, Sept. 9 as the University of Utah (1-0) and BYU (1-1) will battle it out at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The Utes come into the contest riding a six-game win streak against the Cougars — BYU has yet to win a contest against Utah since 2009 when it won in...

Call Me Crazy: A Die-hard Fan’s Outlook on Life

Call Me Crazy: A Die-hard Fan’s Outlook on Life

By Kim Brenneisen

September 5, 2017

Adorned in red from head to toe — literally, her toes are always painted red, she wears red dangling earrings and even has a red block U tattooed on the back of her left shoulder that says "Crazy Lady” in Chinese — Terri Jackson embraces the persona of Crazy Lady in all walks of life. Jack...

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