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Rivalry Domination Continues as Swim and Dive Beat BYU

Rivalry Domination Continues as Swim and Dive Beat BYU

By Cole Bagley

February 1, 2020

  The University of Utah swim and dive vanquished their foe Brigham Young University this weekend as the men won 160-138 and the women claimed victory in the final relay 152-148.   Women vs. BYU The women’s team trailed by one point going into the final 400 free relay on Saturda...

Side to Side: Utah Coaches

Side to Side: Utah Coaches

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

August 27, 2019

  The Holy War is a special game for both fans and players alike. While both groups might have a favorite memory from when their team beat their rival or vice versa, coaches have them too. The University of Utah has the privilege of having three coaches on staff who have been on both sides...

Harm in BYU’s Honor Code: Alumna Amanda Whittle Recounts Her Expulsion From BYU

Harm in BYU’s Honor Code: Alumna Amanda Whittle Recounts Her Expulsion From BYU

By Mackenzie McDermott

November 24, 2018

  The now University of Utah alumna Amanda Berg Whittle once thought that it was her mission to go to Brigham Young University. “As a Mormon," Whittle said, "everyone I was around in New York where I grew up went there, so I thought I was supposed to go there like everyone else." When ...

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...

Eat Your Game Day Away: Make Your Own Spirited Sweets

Eat Your Game Day Away: Make Your Own Spirited Sweets

By Madge Slack

November 22, 2018

  Sports are all fun and games, taken literally, but maybe we take our rivalries a little too seriously. The game between the University of Utah and Brigham Young University is called the "Holy War." Is it really an epic battle of bloodshed and death? No — thank goodness — but that doesn’...

Holy War Goes Beyond Sports and into Academics

Holy War Goes Beyond Sports and into Academics

November 19, 2014

  The Utah-BYU rivalry may have started with football, but it has grown into something much more. The first scrimmage between the two schools was on April 6, 1896, when the Utes beat the Cougars 12-4. For the next 94 games, the U has triumphed, winning a total of 56. These days, however, the rivalry is alive ...

The Hairy Rivalry Between the U and BYU

The Hairy Rivalry Between the U and BYU

November 19, 2014

  With “No-Shave November” in full effect, nothing shows the cultural differences between BYU and the U more than facial hair. While the U does not regulate beards, BYU has an Honor Code barring them: “Men are expected to be clean-shaven; beards are not acceptable.” In order to have facial hair at BYU...

Who is the better player – Utah’s Delon Wright or BYU’s Tyler Haws?

Who is the better player – Utah’s Delon Wright or BYU’s Tyler Haws?

November 19, 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Both Delon Wright of Utah and Tyler Haws of BYU have received heaps of national attention in the offseason, providing more ammo to the avid Utah-BYU debaters. To settle the argument, we sat down with Alex Clark of The Daily Universe to find out who the better player i...

The Chronological Ranking of the Top 10 Holy War Games

The Chronological Ranking of the Top 10 Holy War Games

November 19, 2014

Starting in the early 1990s, the BYU and Utah “Holy War” became much more competitive, as close games and memorable finishes became the norm. Those close contests continued right up to the game’s hiatus. Here’s a list of the top contests of the modern rivalry in chronological order.   1993 — Uta...

Miller: Geography makes Colorado Utah’s natural rival

Miller: Geography makes Colorado Utah’s natural rival

November 19, 2014

For years, Utah’s rival has been clear. It played in the same conference as a team 40 minutes away, a team that was highly regarded and one that even had a national championship to its name. The current hiatus of the “Holy War” shows the Utah and BYU rivalry of old will soon be no more. The Co...

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