Thursday, July 24, 2014

University of Utah student government: Changes are coming to Utah fight song

By Aaron Morton, Deseret News

Published: Tue, April 8 12:30 p.m. MDT

 Utah Utes offensive linesman Jeremiah Tofaeono (76) sings the Ute fight song after beating Utah State Aggies during NCAA football in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.

Utah Utes offensive linesman Jeremiah Tofaeono (76) sings the Ute fight song after beating Utah State Aggies during NCAA football in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.

(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

Changes might be coming to the University of Utah's fight song, "Utah Man."

The Utah Daily Chronicle reported that the Associated Students of University of Utah Assembly and Senate passed a joint resolution to make unspecified changes to the song.

The references to Utah Man and "our coeds are the fairest" are the mostly likely targets for change, but many other school organizations have to weigh in and give their approval before any changes become final.

“I’ve kind of always also felt that (the wording of the fight song) was a little male-centric and not inclusive,” ASUU president Sam Ortiz said in the Chronicle's story. “The premise is, the song isn’t inclusive — how can we make it inclusive?”

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1. Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT,
April 8, 2014

PC gone awry again.

I'll still be singing the one and only true version of the song

GO Utes!

2. Hawk
Littleton, CO,
April 8, 2014

HA! Pleeease. Drop the "non-inclusive" charade. The lyrics are finally being changed because the current lyrics have been flat-out laughable and emarrassing for decades.

3. Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA,
April 8, 2014

So how does one go about fixing this song so it doesn't offend anybody? You could change "Utah Man" to "Utah Carbon-Based Life Form" but that would be hard to rhyme.

4. Utah_State_Fan
Logan, Utah,
April 8, 2014

Most Ute fans don't know the fight song anyways.....

5. Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT,
April 8, 2014

What a joke. PC gone too far. Utah_State_Fan, you've obviously never been to a game in RES.