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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

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...

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Basketball is Back. Here’s Who We Think Will Win the Title

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Editor July 3, 2020

  With the NBA restarting its season in less than a month, all eyes are turning to the star players. With so much on the line and it all up in the air, it is tougher than ever to know who the favorite...

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The Group Stage Proposal is Exactly What the NBA Needs

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Editor 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...

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

By Cole Bagley, 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,...

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

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

By Carlos Padilla 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...

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

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Editor 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....

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

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...

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

By Cole Bagley, 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...

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Thoughts From Michael Jordan’s ‘The Last Dance’

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...

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks before the game against the Washington Wizards on January 15, 2018 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

New Format for NBA All-Star Game Adds Intrigue, Engagement

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Editor April 16, 2020

  The NBA world was turned on its head last month when the All-Star Game implemented a new way to finish, and it was one of the most exciting games of the year. Dragged down by a lack of effort...