The Rivalry Guide

#12isComing: Utah Women’s Tennis’ Domination of BYU

University of Utah junior Brianna Chisholm served the ball as the University of Utah Women's Tennis team take on University of Denver in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, February 17, 2018.(Photo by Curtis Lin/ Daily Utah Chronicle)

Emily Dush

October 9, 2020

  Imagine this: The adrenaline rush before playing one of college athletics' biggest rivalry matches is like no other. The music blasts on the speakers while fans pile into the stadium. The nerves hit along with the excitement of proving to the other team who runs the state in your sport. You're...

Pearce: All Time Holy War Team

Redshirt sophomore forward Kyle Kuzma (35) is introduced before an NCAA men's basketball game against the BYU Cougars at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle.

Ethan Pearce

September 27, 2020

  The Utah Utes have had a fairly successful men’s basketball program over the years. Many Utes have been sent to the NBA, and others have gone on to play professionally in other leagues. If there was an all-time Utah-BYU game, it would certainly be an entertaining battle for the state of Utah...

From Player to Fan: Utah Football Alumni Reflect on their time in the Holy War

Wide receiver Kenneth Scott (2) celebrates after a catch in a Pac-12 football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Ari Davis for the Daily Utah Chronicle.

Sammy Mora

September 27, 2020

  College football rivalry games are ones that both fans and players look forward to each year. But the Holy War always feels like more than just a game. The ties between Utah and BYU run deep — from players transferring between schools to coaches who have played in the game for one team but co...

From Cougar Fan to Utah Man: Bagley’s Conversion From Blue to Red

Cole Bagley (Right) and his wife Dani Bagley (left) at Rice Eccles Stadium in 2018.

Cole Bagley

September 5, 2020

  One of the greatest rivalries in the history of college football has to be the Holy War. It is an integral part in both Utah’s history and culture. It’s a game that divides families, friends and communities, and begs the question: Does your blood bleed red or blue? I was born to two...

Our Favorite Moments From the Holy War

Brigham Young University freshman kicker Jake Oldroyd (39) kicks a field goal during an NCAA Football game vs. The University of Utah at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Sammy Mora, Cole Bagley, Carlos Padilla, Ethan Pearce, and Eric Jensen

August 26, 2020

  For the last 10 years, Utah has bested BYU on the gridiron, and we at The Daily Utah Chronicle have our own set of favorite moments from Holy Wars past.    Sammy Mora:  Picture it — September 2011. Utah had just come off a heartbreaking loss at USC and was headed to Provo to...

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