Utah Utes mailbag: Could Utah’s Rose Bowl appearance factor into a College Football Playoff run in 2022?

Plus: How might NIL affect current younger Utes, preparing for The Swamp, Utah football facility upgrades, and more

Utah’s Alex Smith, Eric Weddle are on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. Will they get immediate enshrinement?

Smith and Weddle were both first-team All-Americans, a mandatory College Football Hall of Fame criteria

Ellessa Bonstrom Named NFCA Third Team All-American

Bonstrom becomes the first All-American since 2017 and the 13th in program history.

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Kyle Whittingham’s contract extension put him in elite company

The University of Utah’s head football coach is now paid more than 75% of his peers in the Pac-12, trailing only USC’s Lincoln Riley and Stanford’s David Shaw. Due to his recent contract extension, University of Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham is now one of the highest compensated coaches in the Pac-12. Whittingham is slated to earn $6 million this year ($4.5 million in pay from the...

Ellessa Bonstrom Named NFCA Third Team All-American

Bonstrom becomes the first All-American since 2017 and the 13th in program history. SALT LAKE CITY – Continuing to pile up the post season accolades, Utah senior Ellessa Bonstrom was named a Third Team All-American as an outfielder by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association this afternoon. She becomes the 13th player in program history to be named an All-American and the first since Hannah...

Utah’s Alex Smith, Eric Weddle are on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. Will they get immediate enshrinement?

Smith and Weddle were both first-team All-Americans, a mandatory College Football Hall of Fame criteria University of Utah greats Alex Smith and Eric Weddle have a shot at college football immortality. The National Football Foundation on Monday morning announced the 2023 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame, which includes 80 players from the FBS. Among those 80 names are the former Utes...

Utah Utes mailbag: Could Utah’s Rose Bowl appearance factor into a College Football Playoff run in 2022?

Plus: How might NIL affect current younger Utes, preparing for The Swamp, Utah football facility upgrades, and more The optimism, if not the expectations, around the University of Utah football program is palpable as the start of fall camp looms. And we all know why. Another Pac-12 South title, the first Pac-12 championship game win in program history, a trip to the Rose Bowl, and a slew of key...

Micah Bernard

Running Back, Football Team BERNARD QUICK HITS 23 career games at Utah, six starts (5 at RB, 1 at CB in 2021).Two career 100-yard rushing games (2021). 2021: Played in all 14 games with six starts (5 at RB, 1 at CB), recording 87 carries for 523 yards (6.0 ypc) and two touchdowns while leading the running backs with 26 catches for 251 yards (9.6 ypc) and two touchdowns.   Career-high...

Trading cards featuring your favorite college football and basketball stars are coming soon

The best college football and basketball players in America will soon become part of a long-standing sport tradition. They’ll be featured on Topps trading cards. Fanatics Collectibles and Topps announced a “comprehensive college trading cards program” Thursday, with deals with over 100 universities nationwide and separate deals with 200 student athletes who play college football and college...

Woolnough Wraps Up Collegiate Career with Second-Team All-America Honors

Cara Woolnough of the Utah track & field team closes the books on her collegiate career with second-team All-America honors in the 5000m. EUGENE, Ore. – Utah track & field senior Cara Woolnough closed out her collegiate career at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with second-team All-American honors after finishing 12th overall late Saturday afternoon in the 5000m race...

Former Utah defensive lineman John Penisini retires after 2 NFL seasons with Detroit Lions

After two seasons in the NFL, John Penisini is retiring from football. The former Utah and West Jordan High defensive lineman made the announcement Saturday morning on Instagram. “I’m definitely going to miss my teammates and the coaching staff but I’m glad I got to experience it. I’m happy and excited for whatever life has for me,” Penisini wrote. “For my family, friends, teammates, coaches and...

Is Utah the most likely Power Five program outside the SEC to repeat as conference champion?

The Utah football program is receiving plenty of attention leading into the 2022 season, as the reigning Pac-12 champion is seen by some as a dark horse College Football Playoff candidate. It’s a compelling argument, with the Utes coming off the program’s first Pac-12 title and first appearance in the Rose Bowl. Can Utah repeat its 2021 Pac-12 superiority in 2022? During a recent episode of the...

Recruiting: A look at who has committed to Utah football for the 2023 recruiting class

SALT LAKE CITY — Recruiting is the lifeblood of any collegiate program, and it's no different for the University of Utah football program. Below is a brief look at who has already committed to Utah, as well as some players to be on the lookout for in the coming months. Check back often to see how the 2023 recruiting class takes shape. Note: Although there are several recruiting services to pull...