Photos: Fans celebrate U of U sports at Ute Fan Fest

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SALT LAKE CITY - Thousands of University of Utah fans packed Rice-Eccles Stadium Saturday to celebrate all things Utes.

Utah fans dressed in red, black and white packed the stadium for the Ute Fan Fest, the largest multi-sport pep rally of the year. Fans get to meet with athletes from all 18 Utah varsity sports, walk on the football field and get excited for the season to start.

With the Utes' football season starting on Thursday with a home game against Northern Colorado, fans are getting pumped up to support Utah in its second season in the Pac-12 Conference.