The University of Utah joined the Pac-10 Conference in 2010, which made everyone excited for Utah athletics. As is the case at most universities, the most popular sport is football. Utah boasts the most wins in the very heated rivalry against nemesis BYU; every year, this game turns out the most people and is truly something to be a part of. Even though football dominates athletics at Utah, the U has one of the best gymnastics programs in the nation. The Red Rocks (or so the gymnastics team is called) are consistently national champions. Basketball has taken a real dive in recent years, but with the new conference meaning "better" teams will visit Utah, there will be an increase in fan attendance. Overall, with the Pac-10 Conference change, the athletic program will increase in talent and recruitment, giving Utah an edge over other schools in the area for years to come.
In terms of personal sports, there are plenty of club sports and intramural teams. The U also has a great selection of exercise and sports science classes (its yoga teachers are dynamite). For outdoor enthusiasts, the U’s campus recreation program rents out outdoor equipment to students who want to spend a weekend in the Uintas.