UTAH UTES

10-Year Anniversary: Utah Receives Invitation To Pac-10

Jun 16, 2020, 11:24 AM
The Utah Utes celebrate with fans after they beat the Oregon Ducks 62-20 at Autzen Stadium on Septe...
The Utah Utes celebrate with fans after they beat the Oregon Ducks 62-20 at Autzen Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – It was 10 years ago on June 16 that the University of Utah received their invitation to join the Pac-10 which would ultimately become the Pac-12.

Utah would become the 12th member of the conference after Colorado accepted their invitation. The Utes would leave the Mountain West Conference where they spent 11 seasons and won four conference titles with three being outright championships in football. Utah won a share of the conference title in 1999 before winning the outright championships in 2003, 2004 and 2008.

Since joining the Pac-12, Utah has won two division titles and one co-division title in 2011 but did not appear in the championship game that season.

ESPN wrote a story about the reports of Utah receiving an offer to the Pac-10. University president at the time, Michael Young said that he wasn’t going to make a move of that magnitude without the concurrence of Utah’s board of trustees.

Also included in the ESPN story, Utah did not have pay a penalty to depart the Mountain West Conference.

The Crimson Corner podcast talked about how conference realignment has impacted Utah’s athletic programs.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes

Jonathan Smith - Oregon State vs. USC...
Michelle Bodkin

Oregon State Has Pieces To Give #12 Utah A Good Fight

Oregon State has the pieces to give #12 Utah a good fight if they are allowed to.
1 day ago
Lynne Roberts - Utah Utes vs. Washington...
Michelle Bodkin

Lynne Roberts Excited To Celebrate Title IX With Utah Football

Utah football will be doing their part to honor their female counterparts during Saturday's game against Oregon State and head women's basketball coach Lynne Roberts is excited about what the opportunity means for the continued advancement of Title IX in the future.
1 day ago
Puddles-Oregon-Ducks-BYU-Cougars-2022...
Joe Reedy

Pac-12’s Northern Schools Still Factor Into Title Game Chase

The starts by the four Pacific Northwest schools would have had all the hallmarks of an exciting race in the Pac-12 North Division.
1 day ago
Tavion Thomas - Utah Utes - Oregon State Beavers...
Michelle Bodkin

Three Things To Watch: Oregon State Vs. #12 Utah

Both teams will be coming into game time with something to prove. Here are three things to watch Saturday afternoon between the #12 Utes and the Beavers.
1 day ago
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)...
Michelle Bodkin

Who Could Replace Brant Kuithe’s Production For Utah?

Loosing a player like tight end Brant Kuithe for the season is not ideal for the Utes, but it's also not the end of the world.
1 day ago
BIG-PAC-Power-Poll-Week-4...
Ben Anderson

BIG-PAC Power Poll Week Four: Utah And BYU Neck And Neck

We've arrived at week five of the college football season, and the first four weeks have seen a radical reshuffling of the BIG-PAC Power Poll
2 days ago
10-Year Anniversary: Utah Receives Invitation To Pac-10