THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

Bodkin: Rising likely to miss Utah season-opener against Florida

Aug 30, 2023, 9:00 PM

The Utes lose at the 109th Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif....

Utah Utes QB Cameron Rising (7) runs just before being hurt and leaving the game as Utah and Penn State play in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Penn State won 35-21. It appears Rising will miss the team's season-opener against Florida on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)

(Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — One of the biggest questions leading into the University of Utah‘s football season-opener Thursday night against the University of Florida is if Utah quarterback Cam Rising will play.

KSL Sports Utes Insider Michelle Bodkin tells KSL NewsRadio it appears Rising will likely miss the game.

“It’s gone back and forth a few times,” she said. “But it is sounding like Cam will not be playing on Thursday night, and not because there’s anything wrong. It’s just abundance of caution.”

She says Thursday night is just one game in a long season.

“This is just kind of recognizing that the 2023 season for this team is a marathon and not a race,” Bodkin said.

Utah season-opener and a return of Cam Rising

Bodkin says Rising’s ultimate return may be determined on the outcome of Thursday evening’s contest.

“If it goes smoothly,” she said. “I think they feel good about going into Baylor. And finishing out the out-of-conference schedule with Weber State the following week without him.”

Overall, Bodkin says the team has depth and talent at many of the key positions. Those positions include along the offensive line and at running back. 

“They have four guys potentially that they could send out that would be starters anywhere,” Bodkin said of the running backs. 

Thursday evening’s game at Rice-Eccles Stadium will kick at 6 p.m.

Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News can be heard on weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m.

Read more:

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

The University of Utah

A lone American flag waves in the morning breeze Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at the Bonneville Salt F...

Allessandra Harris

Water may be the solution to saving the salt flats

With the Bonneville Salt Flats eroding, newly discovered research may have found a way to save them.

2 days ago

The block U appears on the University of Utah, the school will no longer require sat or act scores...

Heather Peterson

University of Utah indefinitely pauses SAT and ACT admissions requirements

The University of Utah paused its SAT and ACT requirements two years ago, but the policy has now been extended indefinitely.

3 days ago

Shane Romano and Sami Sowers take a rest in the shade at Sunnyside Park in Salt Lake City, Tuesday,...

Mark Jackson

SLC Council considering proposal to lease section of neighborhood park to University of Utah

SLC Council is considering a proposal to lease a little over an acre of Sunnyside Park to the University of Utah for a new baseball stadium.

4 days ago

Image of President Biden and former president Trump debating ahdead of the 2020 election. The 3rd p...

Peter Johnston

A $6.5 million request and cancelation concerns: the presidential debate is coming to Utah

The presidential debate in Utah is scheduled for October, but there's a lot to consider in the eight months leading up to the event.

20 days ago

Kara Eaker posted on Instagram today that she will retire from Utah Gymnastics after enduring two y...

Adam Small

Resolution aimed at abusive coaching advances to the House

A joint resolution that targets abusive coaching received full support from lawmakers and now moves to the House for consideration.

24 days ago

Image of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion office at the University of Utah. A professor who app...

Devin Oldroyd

University of Utah introducing Viewpoint Representation and Expression Task Force

The U wants to make sure that it is welcoming to all voices. The Viewpoint Representation & Expression Task Force will work to do just that.

1 month ago

Sponsored Articles

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

Bodkin: Rising likely to miss Utah season-opener against Florida