Michelle Bodkin

Website: https://staging.kslsports.com/author/mbodkin/

Michelle Bodkin is a Salt Lake City native who covers University of Utah Athletics for KSL Sports. Michelle got her start in sports as an intern with ESPN700 in 2013, later moving on to UteZone where she spent eight seasons writing about the Utes. Through her near decade of covering sports, Michelle also spent time as an intern with ABC 4 and was the "Coaches Assistant" for College Hall of Fame coach Dennis Erickson during the Salt Lake Stallions' ill-fated run in spring of 2019 with the Alliance of American Football League. Michelle graduated from the University of Utah in 2011 with a bachelor's in psychology and minor in sociology, both of which she uses constantly to connect with the coaches and student athletes she covers while telling their stories. While chopping up sports stats is fun, Michelle's true passion shines through her story-telling abilities bringing the how and the why to the teams she covers.

Utah Looking To Prove They Are A Team With Endurance, Not Just Enthusiasm

Last weekend's loss to UCLA ended the dream of a College Football Playoff, but Utah is still looking to prove they are a team with endurance, not just enthusiasm.
2 months ago

Utah’s Offense Is Sticking Together In Preparation For USC

Some of Utah's offensive leaders aren't letting setbacks and disappointment deter them from staying together while preparing to host #7 USC this weekend.
2 months ago

Tavion Thomas: The Train Was Having Maintenance

We all know that life is rarely fair, and it certainly never was fair for Tavion Thomas. The talented running back for the Utes has faced more than his share of hard knocks- some of them self-inflicted, some of them not, noting the T-Train "was having maintenance" to start the season.
2 months ago

Where Does 4-2 Utah Stand Halfway Through The Season?

Utah sits at 4-2 at the halfway mark of the 2022 season and in a somewhat similar situation to where they were this time last year.
2 months ago

Kyle Whittingham: SC This Week, It Doesn’t Get Any Easier

The Utes came up short against UCLA last weekend and head coach Kyle Whittingham noted it doesn't get any easier for his team with SC coming.
2 months ago

Utes, Cougars Miss Big Opportunities, Drop Big In Latest AP Poll

It was a tough weekend to be a fan of Utah and BYU football. Both teams went into their games with big opportunities ahead of them, and both underwhelmed in their performances, consequently dropping in the latest AP Top 25 Poll. 
2 months ago

Kyle Whittingham: We Now Have To Bounce Back

Head coach Kyle Whittingham acknowledged a mixed bag performance- some good, some...not so good, but made clear Utah football needs to bounce back
2 months ago

Instant Takeaways From Utah’s 42-32 Loss To UCLA

#11 Utah had the opportunity to make a big statement Saturday afternoon against #18 UCLA and came up short. Very short.
2 months ago

Max Browne Broke Down Key Matchup In Tomorrow’s #11 Utah Vs. #18 UCLA Game

Pac-12 Network analyst Max Browne broke down a key matchup in tomorrow's AP Top 25 matchup between #11 Utah and #18 UCLA.
2 months ago

Utah Has Been Dominate Recently In UCLA Series, Will That Be The Case This Weekend?

The Utes and Bruins have met a total of 19 times with UCLA having a lead of 11-8. However, Utah has dominated the series with UCLA not winning a game since 2015, and getting absolutely drubbed in Salt Lake City last year, 44-24. 
2 months ago

Three Things To Watch: #11 Utah Vs. #18 UCLA

SALT LAKE CITY- This weekend’s matchup for #11 Utah will most likely be their biggest test to date since starting the season against Florida and will also go a long way in determining exactly where #18 UCLA sits as well. Both teams have great talent to work with in all phases of the game, but only […]
2 months ago

Kenneth Scott: This Moment Was Everything To Me

Former Utah wide receiver Kenneth Scott has been a part of some of the biggest moments in Utah football history, but coming back to his alma mater and performing at halftime during Homecoming Week might top them all
2 months ago

Clark Phillips III, Cam Rising Meme Goes Viral, Now On A T-Shirt

Cornerback Clark Phillips III and quarterback Cam Rising had really big days for the Utes last weekend against Oregon State which spurned on a funny meme that fans can now buy as a t-shirt.
2 months ago

Will Tavion Thomas Play This Weekend?

It's no secret that running back Tavion Thomas has been a big part of Utah football's offensive identity since last season. It's also no secret that he's been rather absent the first part of the season.
2 months ago

Sharrieff Shah: I’m So Happy With The Level Of Consistency

However, even with the details Shah still would like to see improved, he is also happy with the level of consistency with which the defense is starting to play at.
2 months ago

The Utes Rally Behind Jaylen Dixon’s Success

Utah wide receiver Jaylen Dixon has had a very unconventional path through his college career with the Utes.
2 months ago

Clark Phillips III Recognized Again, Utah Picking Up Steam

Phillips has been recognized for a second time on the national stage for his incredible performance last week, this time coming from the Chuck Bednarik Award recognizing him as their Player of the Week.
2 months ago

Clark Phillips III Named Pac-12 Defender Of The Week

The Utes got their first Pac-12 honors of the 2022 season after cornerback Clark Phillips III was named Defender of the Week for his three-interception game against Oregon State last weekend.
2 months ago

#11 Utah Football Preparing For Top 25 Showdown Saturday

#11 Utah football is preparing for their first Top 25 showdown of the 2022 season against the #18 UCLA Bruins this Saturday.
2 months ago

Time, Channel Announced For Utes’ Biggest Home Game

Many have had #6 USC's visit to Rice-Eccles Stadium on October 15th circled since the schedule was release, and now we finally have a time and channel. 
2 months ago

Clark Phillips III Earns National Recognition For Performance

Utah cornerback Clark Phillips III put everyone on high alert during the Rose Bowl that he's one of the best players currently in college football.
2 months ago

Utah, BYU Move Up In Latest AP Poll Release

Slow and steady wins the race and that is exactly what Utah and BYU are doing with their positioning in the AP Top 25 Poll.
2 months ago

Whittingham: Utes Take Another Step Forward In Pac-12 Play

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham was overall pleased with the Utes' effort against Oregon State, noting they took another step forward.
2 months ago

Instant Takeaways From Utah’s Domination Of Oregon State

This was an odd game for #12 Utah. They handled Oregon State pretty well 42-16, but the stats don't necessarily show that.
2 months ago