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MWC Tournament: Utes' final MWC run ends with a whimper

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  • Mortoon Idaho Falls, ID
    March 10, 2011 6:56 p.m.

    Biggest blow out of the day! It's coulda stayed home.

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    March 10, 2011 7:57 p.m.

    Utes set a MWC tournament record for the fewest points in a half! What an interesting departure to the PAC. On your bellies!

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    March 10, 2011 7:58 p.m.

    Go, Boylen, Go!
    Go, Boylen, Go!
    Off the floor and out the door!
    Go, Boylen, Go!

  • UoU 1991 Park City, UT
    March 10, 2011 8:03 p.m.

    So much for "redemption" coach!

  • beetdiggingcougar Provo, UT
    March 10, 2011 8:08 p.m.

    It's a great day to be a Ute!

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    March 10, 2011 8:22 p.m.

    Adios, adieu, bon voyage, Boylen. Do the right thing.

  • Darth Vader Ogden, UT
    March 10, 2011 8:59 p.m.

    Nice of you to show up!

  • CocoNutzz Salt Lake City, UT
    March 10, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    Good luck in the Pac 12 Utes.

    See you in Sep.

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    March 10, 2011 9:16 p.m.

    8 assists, 20 turnovers

    We're entering a new phase.

    We just have to keep fighting.

    We just have to keep getting better.

    There's still hope.

    The last words of a dying program.

  • Gene Hinds Redlands, CA
    March 10, 2011 9:40 p.m.

    Look, the Aztecs have probably two NBA players on their team. Why do you think their RPI is number three in the nation? Review SDSU win/loss record, 30/2.
    That said, the Utes are going to get killed in the new PAC12. Just wipped out in football and basketball. Sure, in time, Utah will catch up, but looking down the tunnel, there is only a glimmer.Very embrassing years to come.
    Really going to miss the Utah/BYU/Wyoming connection. I guess everyone is after the almighty dollar for all sorts of reasons. Sad!
    So long MWC, recall the Utes were a big part in it's formation. And, it seems, MWC schools will no longer schedule Utah and BYU. Up goes travel expenses.

  • Mt Rushmore Arlington, VA
    March 10, 2011 9:53 p.m.

    State of the State

    Jim Boylen lost more MWC games in the last two years, than Dave Rose lost in the last six.

    Regardless of conference affiliation, Utah and BYU are two programs headed in opposite directions.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 10, 2011 10:33 p.m.

    Uh... in football Utah was arguably the third best PAC-12 team last year (even crappy early season byu beat washington). They'll be fine there, particularly when they aren't playing oregon and stanford next year. As for basketball... we're too busy watching gymnastics to care.

  • utefan56 st george, utah
    March 10, 2011 10:37 p.m.

    yeah ...yeah ...who cares about basketball anyway...c'mon football season

  • thelogicalone salt lake city, UT
    March 10, 2011 11:49 p.m.

    Why is it a rebuilding year? oh yeah, because 1/2 of last year's team couldn't stand the thought of coming back. I hate to see anyone unemployed but I think you can do nicely enough on what they'll pay you to break the contract.

  • just-a-fan Bountiful, UT
    March 10, 2011 11:59 p.m.

    Keep Boylen!!! It's just so fun. Where's the MUSS??? Hmmmmm....

  • The NIT Draper, UT
    March 11, 2011 12:40 a.m.

    Give Mr. Boylen credit because every game he comes up with some new excuses - this time it's because our turnover to touchdown ratio wasn't good enough. Good point. We can't wait for football season - when we have a team that is entertaining, fun to watch and wins. This basketball team - besides losing is just plain B O R I N G. Disappointing. Frustrating. Embarrassing. Sad.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    March 11, 2011 7:59 a.m.

    So sad...It used to be fun to root for the Runnin' Utes. But they are about to find out what big time B-Ball is all about. Gonna be cellar dwellers in B-ball and F-ball for a long time to come. Out of the MWC into obscurity.....

  • Teafortwo salt lake city, utah
    March 11, 2011 8:01 a.m.

    Gene Hinds- The Utes will do fine in the Pac-10. At least in football. They have been recruiting against Pac-10 teams for years and have done well, even with the disadvantage of not being in the BCS. That just went away.

  • Cougar Blue N. Las Vegas, NV
    March 11, 2011 11:43 a.m.

    Utah looked terrible. Even the storied "Crimson Line" was subpar. What's going on?

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    March 11, 2011 4:14 p.m.

    Tea for Two
    Recruiting against PAC teams is one thing... Playing against them is quite another...and by the way... of USC's 25 new football recruits. All but 2 were Rival.com 4 stars in the nations top 100. Those other 2...also by the way... were 5's. Utah picked up 2-4's...not quite what I would call really competitive recruiting. But rest assured they are really looking forward to having you. Every former PAC 10 team has replaced their old door mats. They have two new sets. The ones at the front door now say Welcome University of Colorado... the ones out back say... Welcome University of Utah...The out back ones will get the most wear and tear.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 11, 2011 5:15 p.m.

    Next year Dave Rose will be running the show.

  • Jeff ls Farr West, 84404
    March 12, 2011 9:57 a.m.

    I wanted him to, but Boylen has not held the line. If Utah Cuts him early it will require a big chunk of money. This is how you do it. His pay next year is based on this years record. If he has a big improvement next year, highly doubtful, you re-adjust his pay. Pay must be based on performance. I have rooted for his success but I just don't think it is the injuries or players anymore. I was wrong. I think he just does not have the X's and O's as good as I thought. Utah is going PAC 10+2, My team is going West Coast / Independent, I guess I really don't care what you do. I don't think we should even schedule any more. Too much bitterness. I have great respect for KW and many of the players but it all comes down to the fans and supporters. Not a lot of respect there.
    Jeff