Weber is the best team right now because of Lillard. USU will improve as they
gel and figure it out. ybu could be good if they figure out the pg position.
Congrats to Weber they shot the ball and played well.
The *print* edition of this morning's DNews sports-section is dominated (front
page, above the fold, ALL-IN-CAPS, GIANT FONT) by the gigantic headline for this
article: "WEBER TOPPLES AGS" That
sorta implies that this WSU victory was a "stunning upset" of epic
proportions. Whazzup with that?!? This wasn't a "shocker" at all!
Everybody shoulda known that the Wildcats would WIN that one!!As
usual, Randy Hollis did an excellent job writing this article! PROPS TO YOU,
RANDY!! But the "Headline Editor" (for that print-edition headline
gaff) needs a spankin'. 8^)
Best sentence in this entire article:"Yes, folks, Weber State
just might have the best men's basketball team in the Beehive State this
season." (3rd line down)Randy Hollis is The Bomb! Great work,
Way to go Weber!
I guess Jardine wasn't running around as if he won the Super Bowl every time he
hit a shot in this one like the BYU game. I seriously watched a USU player fist
pump himself after he made a free throw last week. They need to act like they've
won a game before.
Way to go 'Cats!
"Weber is the best team right now because of Lillard."No,
Weber is the best team right now because Rahe has quality players surrounding
the best talent on the team. They are not one-dimensional and Lillard is not a
selfish player by any means.I'm very excited at the prospect of what
Weber might do this season (and next.) Lillard, Bullinger, and "Mook"
really didn't come close to playing the games they're capable of. Any night all
these players collectively put it together, Weber will be the best team in the
state and one of the better ones in the country. GO WEBER!
Maybe if you combine the best players from BYU, USU, and Utah, there might be a
team in the state that can beat those wildcats...maybe.
I guess USU can't play all their games in Logan against BYU. Tough to have to
leave, huh? Good teams don't play for one game, they prepare the same for
@InspectorC: I agree, Hollis is a great sports writer (Randy, please come back
to the Standard.) However, I'm not too concerned with how the headline reads
whenever the media is showing Weber some love.It's quite nauseating
to hear and see U & Y coverage 24/7 from the local TV news and talk radio.
One TV news coverage last night jumped on the BYU/Big East story (of course),
had in-depth video coverage of BYU/(D2)BYU-Hawaii, and even had a video story
regarding The Jimmer-- who cares? But, as for a good, in-state rivalry game in
O-Town-- well? They did post the score and mis-stated a few things as they
mentioned a very few player stats.This same station will run a
in-depth, 10 minute report with video, player/coaches interviews, side stories
and the works when BYU plays a hapless Utah team. It serves them all right when
the state's big two are slighted by the national media/organizations, they do
the exact same thing locally. I wouldn't be surprised to find that this is just
a little added effort to handicap the smaller schools recruiting efforts even
Still Blue after all these years | 8:16 a.m. Nov. 16, 2011 Kaysville, UTOnly a few teams in the nation can have an epic home court advantage as
USU. It really helps in those year you have the most undeveloped team in a few
decades. So props to the kittys, relish it for it won't last. Nice headline by
Watch out, folks! There is a new sheriff in town, and he is from Ogden.Congrats, Wildcats!
re: still blue, Congrats to the Wildcats they played good and are the best team
in the state this year. With that said Weber is like 2-8 in the last 10 against
USU so maybe they should prepare every year not just once every 4-5 years.
That's what good team do, right?
Weber State Basketball is awesome!! Best team in the state this year!! There
will be no stopping Lillard, Bamforth, Bullinger, Otis, and the rest. Go
Wildcats!!By the way, why were the USU cheerleaders and mascot at
this game? The Dee Events Center is not your arena. Your handful of fans were
up in the nose-bleed section where no one could hear them and they were too far
away for you to interact with them. All the USU cheerleaders did was stand
around and take up space. They didn't do anything. I didn't get it.
I am an Aggie fan that is completely impressed with Weber St. I know it is
incredibly early in the season, but if they continue to get stronger than this,
they will make some noise at the end of the year. They can shoot the 3.On a side note, there were a few comments already made that makes me think
there are some BYU fans still bitter about the loss in Logan.
SWWeatherGuy @ 8:29--Amen to all your astute observations.
Hopefully the Wildcats' victory last night will WAKE UP the local media to
realize they need to start giving Weber State Basketball equal airtime and
column-inches.A couple more observations from this morning's DNews
*print* edition article which show subtle bias or inequality:1) In the
article covering this game, the DNews embedded a USU logo in the column... as
opposed to using the WSU logo. Hello!2) Where the Page-1 sports article
carried-over to an inside page, the DNews editors used the connector
"AGGIES D4". Why the total "focus" on USU?? Why didn't
they use the connector "WILDCATS D4"?!3) A related article (on
Page D4, by K Williams) focused entirely on Coach Morrill, and his post-game
analysis of what his Aggies team did wrong to lose the game. Why didn't they do
an article --instead-- on Coach Rahe, and what the Wildcats did right to win
this in-state rivalry game?I realize these are nitpicky points, but
I make them to show the subconscious or subtle biases that occur in the
media.But, again, great job on the article itself, Randy Hollis!
tm58 you really want to talk about "a handful of fans?" Come to an
Aggie game in the Spectrum and see how a team that is good should be supported.
Aggie fans support their team at home and on the road and you guys get 1/3 of
your arena filled for an instate game. Great fan base for sure........
If the Cougars beat Weber on 7 Dec, then BYU is better than usu.
great win for the wildcats! another great hollis article!bring on st
mary's (in 2 weeks)utah state lost in basketall to weber state!
tommy, Weber>USU USU>ybu dixie>utes and suu
Very impressed with this years Weber team. But be careful on the trash talk.
Weber has a very good basketball team maybe once every 5 years. Utah state puts
them out year after year. Good luck to both teams.
Congratulations to WSU. They've got a great team. Hope they can win on the road
at St. Mary's Tourney and BYU. With that said, I don't understand why WSU
fans don't support their team more. The Dee Events Center was only 3/4 full last
night...what's up with that?One good thing about USU fans is they support
their team. They travel well and again they had a good showing at the DEC. Last
year in Logan I saw maybe a handful of WSU fans mostly relatives and friends of
the players.I remember a few years back when WSU was hosting the title
game for the Big Sky championship, the DEC was only half full...for the
championship game!!!!They have a terrific venue...but the only time I see
if filled is when some religous event is being held there.
Love it! Weber State! Weber State! Weber State! Great! Great! Great!
I was at the game yesterday. It was a very entertaining game. Bamforth was on
fire, and Lillard still looked good on an off night. It's so refreshing to see
a potential NBA player like Lillard play a team concept and not huck up 30 shots
a game like Jimmer did.USU for basically having a new team still
looks good. They will be fine the rest of the way. Here's hoping Weber State
can beat the Y and the U as well, both games will be tough. It will be
interesting to see how they play on the road at Irvine this Saturday. I think
they are the best team in the state this year, so here's hoping more people will
take notice and fill up the Dee to support them.GO WILDCATS!
so BYU is barely able to beat Dixie, lose to USU, are obviously worse than
Weber, probably could give UVU a run for their money, and are likely going to be
better than Utah. So the state of Utah's basketball heirarchy goes like
this.1- Weber2- USU3- UVU or Snow4- BYU5-
Dixie6- UtahAm I missing anyone?
The most amazing thing is that you actually reported on a WSU game, instead of a
two-line mention of the score. The 'cats must have hit the big time!
You can thank the NBA lockout for that, aztexas. The D-News has to find some
work for its primadonna sports staff to do. Except Randy Hollis. We love
Whooped by Weber, guess the Aggs just can't win outside of the Spectrum and the
big guy with no shirt.
AGGIES > byu Weber >Aggies Jarka I am glad you are now a Weber fan since
your cougs got it handed to them in Logan.
I guess USU is in a rebuilding year. What a stupid term if your an aggie. Way
to go Wildcats I loved hearing about this.