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The University of Utah is represented by its teams known as the Utah Utes in NCAA Division I/FBS in the Pac-12 Conference. They were the first institution to leave the Mountain West Conference since its formation, and the third Pac-12 member who were previously members of the Western Athletic Conference. Named after the Native American Ute tribe, the Utah Utes are one among many NCAA teams to notably be granted permission to use a Native tribe name for their teams.
Utah football pictures feature the views from Rice-Eccles Stadium, widely considered to be one of the most beautiful settings for collegiate football in the country. This was the site of many events during the 2002 Winter Olympics, and today seats over 45,000 spectators during Utes home games. Sitting 4,657 feet above sea level, Rice-Eccles Stadium is one of the highest-situated sports venues in the United States and provides scenic views from all directions. The Utes have grown to become one of the most celebrated teams in college football, with the highest winning percentage for teams who have played in ten or more bowl games and winning 24 conference championships to date. The school has produced a number of NFL players as well, making the work of Utes players especially of interest to those who also follow professional football.
The institution's men's basketball team is known as the Runnin' Utes, and plays home games at the domed venue of Jon M. Huntsman Center. Utah Utes basketball has the 9th most winningest program in the history of U.S. collegiate basketball. It ranks 7th all-time in NCAA Tournament appearances, making it overall the 5th best in NCAA history.