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Hockey is Coming to Utah: Arizona Coyotes Inform Players of Relocation

By Sean Overton, Sports Editor April 12, 2024

  The Arizona Coyotes have informed the team of their move to Salt Lake City, selling the team to Ryan and Ashley Smith, owners of the Utah Jazz. Smith has been a huge proponent of the move, most...

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Leveling the Playing Field One Whistle at a Time

By Kyle Garrison, Sports Writer December 23, 2023

  On Oct. 31, 1997, the first-ever female referee officiated an NBA game. The woman who made it possible is Violet Palmer. Palmer was a longtime WNBA referee but was never given the opportunity...

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The Oakland A’s Are an Embarrassment

By Isaac Dunaway, Sports Writer June 14, 2023

  The current state of the Oakland Athletics is nothing short of depressing. Since moving from Kansas City to Oakland in 1968, the A’s have seen plenty of success during their time in the Bay...

Barack Obama Throws First Pitch 2010 Washington Nationals Opening day game. (Image via WikiMedia Commons)

Mora’s Top 5 Presidential First Pitches

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor October 6, 2020

  The presidential first pitch is a tradition that goes back to 1910 when President William Howard Taft threw out the first pitch at the Washington Senators' opening day game. While the first pitch...

The field at Marlins Park with the Miami skyline in the background. In left centerfield is the Home Run Feature that animates should the Marlins hit a home run. The equipment on the field is for a Marlins batting practice in preparation for Opening Day 2012. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

MLB Runs Into Major Issue with COVID-19

By Eric Jensen, Sports Writer August 6, 2020

  Baseball is a sport of rhythm. A steady day in and day out drum roll of games. There is no lag time, no multi-day breaks like the rest of the big four North American sports. It is a constant....

University of Utah football head coach Kyle Whittingham congratulates Weber State University head coach Jay Hill following an NCAA Football game at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Who’s the Leader? Why College Football Needs a Commissioner

By Carlos Padilla July 10, 2020

  With the 2020 college football season looming ever closer, the future is uncertain as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the nation. While schools and athletic programs are anxious...

In 2017, the Houston Astros gave their whole organization and fan base a false reality. (Illustration by Alex Garcia | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Misinformation and the Rise and Sudden Demise of the 2017 Houston Astros

By Mallory Arnold, Sports Writer April 12, 2020

  Misinformation in sports comes in a lot of forms, and cheating is just one of the ways that teams outsmart each other. If you put the wrong number of shots down in your golf game, you’re feeding...

The Utes baseball team celebrates a victory against the BYU Cougars at Smiths Ballpark on May 8, 2018. (Photo by J. Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Baseball: Still America’s Pastime?

By Mallory Arnold, Sports Writer April 4, 2020

  This article was originally published in print on March 3, 2020. As a lover of all things baseball, it’s hard for me to understand how sports fanatics don’t love this sport. Maybe it’s...

Canceled and Postponed: How the Coronavirus is Changing Sports

Canceled and Postponed: How the Coronavirus is Changing Sports

By Casey Overfield and Sammy Mora March 12, 2020

  If you were excited for classes to be canceled so that you could focus your time and energy on watching sports, then you’re out of luck. With the recently heightened concerns over COVID-19,...

The baseline referee calls an incomplete pass for The University of Utah during an NCAA Football game vs. The University of Southern California at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Technology & How It Has Changed Sports

By Mallory Arnold, Sports Writer February 12, 2020

  Technology is becoming a big part of sports games and how rulings are made. The impact that technology has had on sports is immense but as much as it’s helping, could it also be hurting?  We...

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