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Kyle Whittingham, Lynne Roberts, Larry Krystkowiak Release Statements After Pac-12 Announcement

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – University of Utah football and basketball will be returning in the near future after the Pac-12 announced the return of fall and winter sports.

Utah football will begin their season the weekend of November 6 and 7. Men’s and women’s basketball will tip-off their season November 25.

The three head coaches of Utah’s programs released statements on Friday evening.

Kyle Whittingham

Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham released the following statement:

“Our players have done a great job staying focused over the course of the past several months and have worked extremely hard through all of the uncertainty. We’re excited that we’ve been given the go-ahead to play football this fall and look forward to getting the season underway,” Whittingham said.

Lynne Roberts

Utah women’s basketball head coach Lynne Roberts released the following statement:

“With all of the unknowns student-athletes from around the country have faced this year, it is exciting to officially be one step closer to our team getting to compete in the sport they love. I have been really impressed with our team and how they have managed this situation. I know they are chomping at the bit to compete again, and we can’t wait to get the season started. We will continue to work with our university and the Pac-12 to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes as we continue to move forward together,” Roberts said.

Larry Krystkowiak

Runnin’ Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak released the following statement:

“It’s a big day for our basketball program, fans and league as a whole. Our team has been working tirelessly at home during this whole pandemic and I couldn’t be more proud of the hard work they’ve put in. It’s been great having them back on campus together and getting them connected for the upcoming season. There hasn’t been a lot of good news since this whole thing started back in March, so this is definitely a win for everyone involved. I know the staff and our players are thrilled and eager to hit the court full swing and get ready for the upcoming season. There is still a lot of work to be done until then, but we’re just happy as everyone else in our conference to know we’ll be playing some basketball come Nov. 25,” Krystkowiak said.

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

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