Athletics

University of Utah announces plans to expand Rice-Eccles Stadium

The University of Utah today announced plans to expand Rice-Eccles Stadium after its Board of Trustees approved a request to pursue bonding. The stadium renovation, which is conditional on financing approval, should be completed prior to the kickoff of the 2021 football season. The board approved the project at its meeting on Nov. 13. “Today […]


Mark Harlan Named Athletic Director at University of Utah

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins has appointed Mark Harlan as the university’s new director of athletics. Harlan, currently serving in the same role at the University of South Florida, will start at Utah on July 1. His appointment follows the retirement of longtime athletic director Chris Hill. “After an extensive national search during which we […]


University of Utah announces search committee for next athletic director

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins has announced the members of a search committee to find a successor to retiring Athletic Director Chris Hill. Ventura Partners, a national executive search and talent management firm with a specialty practice in intercollegiate athletics, has been retained by the university to assist in the search. Chad Chatlos, […]