This rivalry is important to Ute fans or atleast it should be. BYU will be off
the Utah schedule after next year. Utah needs to keep their alumni energized.
Utah needs to increase their budget to the likes of USC, Stanford, and Oregon.
That means more than doubling the current budget. That can't all
come from increases in student fees and ticket prices. The alumni needs to step
up. Oregon has the Nike founder to help bank roll the increase. Utah has an
excellant alumni following but now they are going to need to pony up as never
before. An intense rivalry is key to that happening. Get psyched Ute's about
your new rival the Buffalos.
Did they say that Utah and Colorado are going to renew a dormant or doormat
The article says BYU? The Utes didn't start playing the Cougars regularly until
1922. Actually prior to 1922 Utah and BYU met six times and the Utes won all the
Talked to my neighbor today who's a CU alum. Talking about the game I said,
"We don't have a QB." He said, "We don't have a team." Go
Utes, go Cal, and go USC!
Funny Stackhouse! That's what I read when I first saw the headline. With
Boulder just up the road, it must have seemed appropriate in my mind, although
the Utes are having a much better year and should domminate in the this game.
I thought the headline said 'doormat series'
SammygVery, very funny! In reality, until CO is not in last place
and until Utah breaks free of mediocrity in the PAC, this game will mean nothing
to practically everyone more than 50 miles from these campuses. When both teams
can win 8-9 games and go at least .500 in conference play it will start to get
interesting. Until then it will have the appeal of the WSU - OSU game.
Most of the touted success of charter schools and of private schools comes from
the requirement imposed by these schools that parents be actively involved in
the education of their children. It's an important message and well stated in
this editorial and the comment that followed.
AltaDog"The article says BYU? The Utes didn't start playing the
Cougars regularly until 1922. Actually prior to 1922 Utah and BYU met six times
and the Utes won all the games."This just proves how little
Utah fans know about their own history.Brigham Young Academy beat
Utah 3 out of 5 games in the 1890's, but the Utes padded their record by
counting a spring scimmage as a real game, evening the early series at 3-3.11/14/1896BYA 0Utah 612/5/1896BYA 8Utah 612/4/1897BYA 14Utah 012/18/1897BYA 22Utah 011/14/1898BYA 0Utah 5Brigham Young University doesn't count the early games in the series because
BY Academy was literally a high school in the 1890's, as many of today's great
universities began.Utah counts dozens of games versus high schools
in their early record.btw, "renewing" a
"rivalry" that's been dead for half a century proves that it never was
much of a rivalry, just two teams that played frequently and then went their
Colorado is just plain awful in football. Maybe the ski rivalry can make it to
the football field.
@TrueBlue. It is funny how things go full circle. Utah used to count games
against high school teams and now BYU is.
C'mon it's Colorado. A huge school. Former Big 10 powerhouse. A BCS team with a
live buffalo. A sold out game except for a hundred or so single tickets. And on
Fox Sports Network. I'm excited!But, we won't be rivals. It's easier to
get to Arizona than Eastern Colorado in the winter.
this game isn't a rivalry. not yet anyways. i hate how the media is trying to
hype it as such. personally, i think a team like ucla or usc will end up
turning into more of a rivalry down the road if the jazz/lakers thing is any
It's rivalry weekend! UofU vs CU isn't a rivalry game, but it's much better and
more exciting than BYU vs BYE.
"Scalley said, he'll "never forget" that game" It's amazing
how these games stick with the people who play them and those who witness them.
For TJ's benefit, consider the memories left with all of us
regarding...54-10.butters, I completely agree. I think a rivalry
with USC will develop quickly. Next year's game at RES could be very
interesting! UCLA too but a little farther down the road. I also think Arizona
and Washington will be games to watch for as time goes on. My goodness, this
conference is fantastic!
Rivalry or not Utah is playing a very meaningful game on Thanksgiving weekend.
If things were to break their way the PAC12 Championship game would trump the
"exposure" of any and all games played by any team in the state this
year. Fox in primetime for a trip to the Rose Bowl. Even without a Championship
Game appearance, if the Utes take care of business on Friday, they will most
likely be on their way to a bowl game in the second tier, behind the BCS Bowls.
PAC12 membership has its privileges!
The Moose"It is funny how things go full circle. Utah used to
count games against high school teams and now BYU is."How does
it feel being ranked in the Coaches Poll BEHIND a team that counts wins against
what jealous Utah trolls consider "high schools"?The fact
is NOBODY in the PAC 12 cares enough about Utah to be their rival, so the PAC 12
forced the Buffs to pretend to be Utah's "rival" so the Utes wouldn't
feel left out of rivalry week.
@Razzle2"...C'mon it's Colorado. A huge school. Former Big 10
powerhouse...".Former Big 10 powerhouse?
@ Cougars - Foolish Little BrotherAt least Utah will have a
conference rival. After next year, BYU will have nobody!
@Cougars - Wise Older BrothersNot as bad as being dragged to the
woodshed... 54-10.At 8-3 if you weren't winning games against
"high school" teams you would be ranked instead of just counting
votes. BYU's last win over a team with a winning record was last
season vs SDSU with the help of an alum in the replay booth.The fact
is NOBODY in the PAC 12, Big 12, ore Big Least cares enough about BYU to even
allow them into their conference.Utah will beat their other rival by
24+ points tomorrow, the only difference this rival won't quit by the 4th
I seriously can't believe Y fans are bragging about the fact that they have 21
votes in the USA Today Poll! I mean, I realize you haven't been in the top 25 in
QUITE a while, and just having your name listed under "also received
votes" is an accomplishment, so I've gotta cut you some slack, but do you
think Auburn is belting out their 33 votes from the mountain tops? That is
embarrassing, especially considering you're still 133 votes outside of the
rankings. You do realize you have like 1/8 of the points that #25 Virginia has,
The Moose | 11:17 a.m. Nov. 24, 2011Southern, UT"@TrueBlue. It is funny how things go full circle. Utah used to count
games against high school teams and now BYU is."Top notch
comment sir. Funny how BYU fans come to troll on an article regarding the far
past that most Ute fans don't even care about. Always living in the past
Cougars, but it ain't 1984 anymore. Utah is in a real conference with real
implications this weekend. Don't give me that "exposure" excuse
either. Just because a game is on ESPN doesn't mean people watch it. I have
flipped by many Florida International vs. Northern Arkansas games that were
being aired on ESPN, but you don't see many rabid fans for either of those teams
with their "exposure." Good luck in the future, but it's looking much
brighter for the Utes.
Razzle2:Colorado was a Big 8 power; later a power in the Big XII.
The Buffaloes never played in the BigTen.Cougars - Foolish Little
Brother:"How does it feel being ranked in the Coaches Poll
BEHIND a team that counts wins against what jealous Utah trolls consider 'high
schools'?"(1) Sitting 18-votes back of the Indy-WACers is most
assuredly nowhere NEAR as soul crushing as finishing 44-pts BEHIND the Utes on
your home field. Haha!(2) Most of the voters in the Coaches poll
don't even watch the games. All they see is a 8-3 cougar record as opposed to a
7-4 Utah one. But no matter. The season isn't over yet, so Utah can still
overtake you in the coming weeks.(3) If the Utes lose to CU, we will
still wind up in a better bowl than the Y. Haha!(4) If Utah were
8-3 we'd be ranked. You guys....not so much. Pac-12 > MWC > Big East
> Indy-WAC.(5) Utah has not been eliminated from a BCS bowl yet.
You guys got bounced 2 months ago.(6) Your tears are delicious.HUGE Edge: Utah.