Congrats Lady Cougars on a good showing against the Red Rocks!While
Utah was busy taking down BYU in women's gymnastics in another yawner, #2
BYU was busy taking down #1 UC Irvine on road in 5 games after going down
0-2 in men's volleyball. That's the way we roll at BYU!
Nice job Utah! The winning streak against BYU is 30+ and the all-time record is
something like 89-2. Unbelievable how one-sided it has been in this particular
sport.I'm not sure why NC St. was there. It was completely
outclassed by both Utah schools.
Marked it down, the Utes handled the Cougars easily, that's how they roll.
Far more people (based upon attendance and number of teams that participate)
care about women's gymnastics than men's volleyball which I think
fields a grand total of 23 teams; so everyone is ranked in the top 25 even if
they lose every game/set.
Oh yes Marked it Down, volleyball is so incredibly exciting. I heard that ESPN
signed both collegiate and pro volleyball to multi-billion dollar TV contracts.
In reality, volleyball has less national and worldwide appeal than
gymnastics. Just look at the Olympics for example, which sport gets more TV
Volleyball smack on a gymnastics article, seriously?? Looking for a consolation
prize I suppose. Great pics by the Deseret News. BYU's
uniforms are light blue and black. Did BYU change their colors again?
@Marked it DownWhy is Utah's performance in gymnastics a
"yawner"? I saw the Red Rocks last week against Stanford (where Lia Del
Priore got a perfect 10.0 on the floor.) It was anything but a yawner! The girls
must work exceptionally hard to be so good. And that goes for BYU, NC State,
Stanford, etc. They deserve as much praise as any male sport.
Re: Marked it DownNo one cares about Men's volleyball. Most
colleges don't even have a men's volleyball team.Utah
women's gymnastics average crowd for 2012 was 14,350BYU men's
volleyball largest season average for attendance was 4,750
Yes, Utah has a really good gymnastics program. BYU's isn't bad, but
it clearly isn't up to the level of the Red Rocks.And after
gymnastics, Utah has.........................
Most championships this century:BYU Men's Volleyball - TWO
(looking good for a 3rd)Utah Women's Gymnastics - NONE (little chance
this year)Utah has a great gymnastics program, always competitive at
the national level, but the Red Rocks haven't won a national championship
in almost 20 years.As far as Utah men's national championships
- ZERO.------Mt. Olympus"No one cares
about Men's volleyball. Most colleges don't even have a men's
volleyball team."Blame Title IX for the lack of Men's
Volleyball programs, but there's far more interest and competition in
Men's Volleyball than in Co-ed Skiing. BYU averages between
4,000 and 5,000 fans per game every year and nearly every home game is
nationally televised. It's doubtful ANYBODY except for family and friends
attends Utah ski meets and I've never seen one televised. Without looking
it up, I'll bet there's not a single person on this blog who could
name even one member of Utah's ski team.
Riddles, I'm failing to find anything in Mt Olympus' comment about
skiing. But I'll humor your bet: Miles Havlick from the men's and one
named Rose from the women's (can't recall her last name). What do I
win? Gonna challenge your other incorrect statement: "Utah men's
national championships - ZERO." Utah's men's ski team won in 1981
before men's and women's were combined into the same championship.
Anyway, what do volleyball and skiing have to do with gymnastics? Just looking
for an argument? Thought so.Great meet, Red Rocks! Sometimes the
toughest times to perform well are when you're not challenged by your
opponents at all, but they still put up a great score, and helped raise
BYU's performance as well. Good job to all the ladies in the meet!
"Most colleges don't even have a men's volleyball team."Even fewer have a co-ed ski team.UCLA, USC and Stanford all
have Men's Volleyball teams. With all of their PAC 12 money,
the Utes don't have any excuses for not adding Men's Volleyball, along
with Track & Field, and Cross-Country.It's embarrassing how
few sport the Utes compete in, yet they still aren't very good at the few
they do compete in.
Congrats to the Red Rocks, always a competitor in this venue.I never
seen this many comments on a women's sports story for the Utes. I guess
beating BYU as a headline makes the downtroddened Ute football and basketball
fans want to chest beat over something during the winter doldrums.Funny