The school's sports teams are called the Utes. There are many "nicknames" for the teams
too, as for instance the basketball team is know as the "Runnin utes" the football team before the days of political correctness
was known as "runnin redskins", the gymnastics team is known as "the Red Rocks", the club hockey team which is currently
suspended until further notice was known as the "skatin utes". They participate in the NCAA's Division I (Division I-A for football) as part of the Mountain West Conference. The Utes have two big rivalries, both of which are in-state. They meet
their primary rivals, the BYU Cougars, in a game
called the "Holy War." They also battle Utah State
University for the Beehive Boot, a traveling trophy.