Don’t mess with the MUSS (The Mighty Utah Student Section). The MUSS is one of the best student sections around having consistently been rated as one of the top five student sections in the country. The student sections at Utes games is buzzing as they do everything they can to give their team an advantage whether it’s stomping their feet or cheering on a woman as she dances wildly.
The fans outside of the student section are no slouches either as they brim with passion as well. These are not only some of the most passionate fans in the country but also some of the most knowledgeable around. If you’re looking for good football conversation, then you’ve come to the right place as people here will be happy to talk shop as long as you’re friendly. The passion of these fans can easily be seen by the fact that last season alone the Utes broke five attendance records.
It’s not just the fans and atmosphere inside the stadium that make a trip to Utah a must. The scenery around Rice-Eccles Stadium is gorgeous. The mountains surrounding the stadium are majestic and give a great backdrop to the excellent football game you’re witnessing on the field. If you’re looking to take in a great game of football in a beautiful city, look no further than a Utah Utes football game.
Things to check out
The University of Utah’s Army ROTC operates a canon on the sidelines, which fires a 10-gauge shotgun blank when Utah scores. Called Ute Thunder, the cannon was built in 1904 and used during training for World War I. Look and listen for Ute Thunder as the Utah runs up the score on the opposition.Watch video
The band plays the Blues Brothers theme song before halftime of each home game, a tradition that started when an elderly fan known as Bubbles danced enthusiastically to the song when the band first played it. It energized the crowd so much that it became a tradition. Crazy Lady (actually named Terri Jackson) took over after Bubbles retired, and the tradition moved from before the fourth quarter to its current time before halftime. Watch as Crazy Lady energizes the crowd with her wild dancing.Watch video
The Mighty Utah Student Section (MUSS)
While many student sections in college football stand for the duration of the game and cheer loudly, The Muss is truly special in with its traditions. The MUSS gets its name from school’s fight song and has been named one of the top five student sections in all of college football. There is no better place to sit then in the MUSS if you really want to show off your Utes pride.Watch video
The Former Utah Student Section (FUSS)
A spinoff of the MUSS, the FUSS alumni fan group sits in the north end zone and continues to uphold the traditions started by the MUSS like the Third Down Jump. It was formed in 2007 and is comprised mostly of younger alumni who graduated within the past 15 years, although there are some older diehards in the mix.
U of U Chop
Fans in the MUSS form a U with their hands and chop to the beat whenever the band plays a specific percussion song
Utah’s primary fight song
I am a Utah man, sir, and I live across the green.
Our gang, it is the jolliest that you have ever seen.
Our coeds are the fairest and each one’s a shining star.
Our yell, you hear it ringing through the mountains near and far.