Goodbye MTN; hellooo ESPN/BYUtv!!!Can't wait for September.
Don't forget the "other sports" Rugby, Lacrosse, Soccer, Baseball,
Softball, Tennis, Swimming, Track and Field, and #2 Mens Volleyball and Womens
volleyball, and womens basketball. They have all had a great year. I have also
missed others. Talk about exposure - it has been great if only the paper would
print more. Think about the e-mail from a fan from Zimbabwe watching live
during the last televised Rugby game. It looks like an exciting
Wonder if Brandon Davies ever gets tired of seeing his name run through the
Sports News on a weekly basis? If I were him, I'd be perhaps looking to move to
a new school where he can have a little peace and tranquility!!!
Exposure attracts athletes like flames attracts moths. Wins will come and go.
The program will attract more and more athletes from around the globe and
especially in the far reaches of the USA where decisions to accept scholarships
will be greatly influence by Mom and Dad being able to always watch their son or
daughter play football, basketball, Olympic sports, etc. BYU may or may not win
championships, but they will grow and that is every organization's purpose.
I'm extremely impressed with how forward thinking BYU is in the technology
world. Through their website, BYUtv, and their affiliation with ESPN, BYU will
be making a big splash, while us fans get to enjoy the ride.Big props to
Looks like Dick needed to throw out this article to counter act ( and ease the
pain of the kewg fan) the looming mega deal the Utes will be signing with the
BCS PAC12.Sad really.
Honor Code I know Brandon Davies personally, and no, he's not at all
concerned with the media attention. Brandon isn't blaming anybody but himself
and he's doing everything he can to get his life back on course and return to
playing basketball for BYU. His best friend is on the BYU football team and is
currently serving a church mission. Brandon couldn't ask for a more supportive
coach than Dave Rose and he's never even considered transferring to another
HC, shows the difference between you and Brandon. I don't know Brandon except by
the action of the team. I know coach Rose and how much love and concern he has
for the young men that play for him, outside of basketball. HH, only
you and the commiss of the pac10 are saying mega deal, and of course the u will
not have a full share as they and colo don't bring anything to the table. No
matter how big the deal, the u won't eat at the table for a while. AS the saying
goes, even the dogs gets the crumbs from their masters table. Eat and enjoy.As refered to the MTN, anything the Y,U, or TCU get will be better.Wish my aggies could step up, maybe. Go aggies
hedgehogYour insecurity is showing. Again!Utah's mega
deals mean nothing to BYU fans. Besides, Utah is going to need every penny they
can get just to pay for all of those fired head basketball coaches. Whatever is
left over will go to upgrading Utah's facilities to the level of the facilities
BYU already has.On the other hand, BYU has increased its own revenue
significantly over the past year and BYU was already one of the few athletic
programs operating in the black. It takes more than money to build a great
@ Honor CodeWishful thinking? Glad your not his advisor. He's
already paid the publicity price here and is now engaged in repairing the
damage. Going somewhere else would just rip the scab off. Nice try
Cougars faced some real challenges this year. Rebuilding the football team and
Honor Code issues can consume lots of time for the media folks. BD update
sounded positive for him. And thanks for the troll update for a looming Ute mega
deal that might help our little bros from the north.
The exposure is huge. The opportunity for mom and dad, friends etc. to watch
games anywhere in the nation or world is great for BYU sports and BYU in
general. I hope the men's soccer team gets some games on BYUTV. Go cougs!
I don't think that there has ever been a more exciting time to be a college
sports fan in the state of Utah. Both of our teams (Utah/BYU), as well as Logan
State, have great things going on. The PAC moveis so exciting not only for the
athletics, but also the cultural and academic side. Will the U become Stanford,
UCLA, and CAL? Nope, but the affiliation is unprecedented in what it allows in
terms of university collaborations. Please don't scoff at this notion, it is a
reality of academia that allows collaborative efforts by affiliated
universities, even if that affiliation is only a base affiliation in athletics.
The U has a road ahead of it in which AAU status will be sought and granted in
the next 20 years, that process in and of itself will improve the university
year by year. As for BYU, I agree that as a private university it is doing the
best thing for its interests and will have plenty of success. I also like the
affiliation with WCC schools who hold like values. BYU will enjoy these new
affiliations and Dave Rose will have them dominating that conference.
Weggie,Mega Deal? That's laughable. Utah won't even get an equal
share. I am not even sure you get a half share. They are like the green horns on
Deadliest Catch.I would rather be BYU who gets all the money of
their own deal that be a beggar at PAC10 + 2 junior partners.Besides
BYU fills their venues and get to keep all their Bowl winnings (which they sell
out their potions every year).No one has any idea what BYU's deal
with ESPN is,but I am willing to bet, they feel just fine.Not sure
why you care though, oh that's right, you don't like BYU. Or is it that you
like them a little too much? With the attention you give BYU it seems like you
got a little crush.Oh, it just got awkward.
@ honorcode and hedge:It is a matter of honor, integrity and class. You
still don't get it do you?FYI for you trolls;On fox sports it
was reported that Zeke Pike, a 5 star recruit and the #3 rated QB in the nation
in the class of 2012 has committed to Auburn. He is quoted as saying: "I
felt like God was calling me to come to Auburn".I laughed just
thinking of what the no-class crew would be saying if this had been a BYU commit
that said this. All of you attacking your keyboards with "both" index
fingers so you could hurry and be the first poster.
BYUtv question here: Do others that watch sports on BYUtv see a smaller picture
surrounded by a thick black border of about 2-3 inches. I have a HD tv with HD
signal from directv, but when they show sports on BYUtv, the screen shows up
much smaller than full size. Just wondering if this is a common thing.
PavalovaThat is going to change when they start broadcasting in HD,
which they are not doing yet.
PavalovaI have an option on my HDtv to expand the picture to
full-screen, but anything not in HD, to me, still looks fuzzy.
Doesn't the TV provider also need to pick up BYU-TV's HD channel?On
DirecTV, you can have both, or just the non-HD version of a channel. Right now,
DirecTV only shows the non-HD version.Same issue with BBC, which
shows HD stuff, but only in barred views because DirecTV doesn't carry BBC's HD
channel, just the 480 dpi (regular) channel.It'll be interesting to
see how many carriers pick up BYU-TV's HD channel when they become full-blown in
broadcasting it this summer. I'd hate to be stuck with low def BYU sports next
year.Has ANYONE seen anything about this? I haven't seen any
articles on it yet.
@Starfarer, thanks for the note. I have other non-HD channels that take up the
full screen though. BYUtv must restrict their picture size for sporting events.
Regular programing is full screen.
I've heard that BYU is working to have the BYUtv-HD channel included in the
basic tier of channels. Since BYU probably doesn't charge much of a rights fee,
if any, it should be much easier to get cable systems to add the channel.Rights fees were the biggest stumbling block for the MTN; Comcast got
greedy and wanted more in rights fees than DirectTV and Dish Network were
willing to pay.
Another BYU game on ESPNAt least three University of Hawaii football
games will be shown on ESPN networks this season, Western Athletic Conference
officials said yesterday.In addition to the Oct. 14 game at San Jose
State, which was moved to a Friday night slot to accommodate ESPN, UH
regular-season home bookend games with Colorado (Sept. 3) and Brigham Young
(Dec. 3) will be carried by one of the ESPN platforms, officials said.
Re Honor Code: Especially with dudes like you that keep bring up his name with
regard to an honor code violation!
Hedgehog: No need really. BYU will be in a better situation in FB than your
Utes. Wait and see. You are going to be amazed. May even have to eat a little
crow like you did after the BB season was over.