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NBA All-Star Game Continues to Underperform, Needs Change

NBA All-Star Game Continues to Underperform, Needs Change

By Cole Bagley

February 12, 2020

  The NBA All-Star break is in need of resurrection. Last year’s 2019 All-Star Game reported the second-worst ratings in its history at 6.8 million viewers. This is a 12% decrease from the previous year, which reported 7.65 million viewers. Ironically, this was the second year of the newer All...

Moving Towards Pay Equality in the WNBA

Moving Towards Pay Equality in the WNBA

By Mallory Arnold and Ethan Pearce

January 29, 2020

  This week, The Chronicle's sports desk took on the topic of the new CBA for the WNBA and how the deal stacks up versus the NBA.   Mallory Arnold Pay disparities for women and men have been a big topic for all jobs, specifically for professional athletes. With the United States Women's...

Black Mamba Forever: Our Favorite Kobe Bryant Memories

Black Mamba Forever: Our Favorite Kobe Bryant Memories

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

January 28, 2020

  The sports world stopped on Sunday afternoon when it was reported that one of the best in the game, Kobe Bryant, had passed away in a helicopter crash. Kobe's 13-year old daughter Gianna, who was in the helicopter with her dad, also died. The other victims of the crash included Gianna's teammates...

Why More and More NBA Prospects Are Skipping College

Why More and More NBA Prospects Are Skipping College

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Writer

November 14, 2019

  Playing collegiate athletics used to be the only way to get to the NBA. Ever since they implemented the “one and done” rule, which requires a player to be at least one year removed from high school before entering the NBA draft, many top high school prospects enter one year of college, ball...

The Beehive State’s Professional Sports Future

The Beehive State’s Professional Sports Future

By Marshall Foster, News Writer

November 7, 2019

  October is the only month in the year when all five of the major sports leagues are in season. As the MLB and MLS complete their playoffs, the NHL and NBA kick off their seasons — not forgetting, of course, the NFL’s monopoly of Sunday. How does Utah fit into this sports-filled month, and...

Crofts: The NBA Bows to the Almighty Dollar

Crofts: The NBA Bows to the Almighty Dollar

By Porter Crofts, Opinion Writer

October 17, 2019

Over the past week, there has been growing controversy in the NBA after a tweet from Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey. Morey tweeted an image in support of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The image said “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” You may be asking yourself how ...

Gastelum: Is Zion Williamson The Real Deal?

Gastelum: Is Zion Williamson The Real Deal?

By Leilani Gastelum

March 1, 2019

  Lately, there has been a lot of talk in the sports world and social media about 18-year-old Duke freshman, Zion Williamson. He is known to be one of the best college basketball players and is projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA June draft. But what makes Williamson so wanted by t...

Forging a Path to the Court: Former Ute Misaka Wataru, First Player of Color in the NBA

Forging a Path to the Court: Former Ute Misaka Wataru, First Player of Color in the NBA

By Casey Overfield, Sports Editor

February 5, 2019

  The history of minorities in professional sports goes back many years. The struggles that athletes of color have endured over the years was tough, yet the legacy that these players have left are what have truly shaped the world of professional sports. When you think of athletes of color througho...

The Great Debate: Who will win the 2015 NBA All-Star game?

February 13, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] East team has the star power to win All-Star game By Ian Smith With the NBA All-Star game looming over the weekend, there has been plenty of speculation about who will take home the victory this year, and to be honest, I don’t think it’s going to be...

Flop to the top, not an opt-out for Jazz

Flop to the top, not an opt-out for Jazz

November 20, 2013

It was the night before the NBA Draft, and all through the land, every NBA team was drooling, especially Jazz fans. A season’s worth of losing would bring them back from the dead, with visions of drafting Parker or Wiggins dancing in their heads. For Jazz fans, Christmas won’t come in December,...

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