This is so exciting. It makes me forget we aren't going to a bowl for the
second year in a row. It is the little victories.
Congratulations to the best player in Utah, who plays for the best team in Utah,
Jordan Loveridge and the Pac 12 Running Utes.
This is a well deserved honor for the best player in Utah.I am
starting to get worried however.We have 3 top 25 teams we'll
play twice each in conference play, including the #1 team in the nation.I'm just not sure a non-conference schedule with teams like
Evergreen and byu are getting us ready for Pac 12 play. Go Utes!
????,You're right, walloping byu really is a little victory.Big margin of victory, but over a little opponent.
And at the beginning of the year who believed that Utah had the best chance of
any local team to make it to the big dance?It's now clear that
we are the best team in the state, and its really not even close.Bring on some true big time programs like Arizona, UCLA, Oregon, and our rival
and top 25 Colorado!byu and usu's seasons are meanwhile
That's some high praise for a great dude! Keep up the good work Jordan.
Congratulations to Loveridge on this well deserved recognition. When you
consider where the Utah program was at when he signed on, it's clear this
young man saw what the Utes could become and decided to be a part of it. They
have a long way to go but it is indeed a remarkable journey. It
should also me noted that he has some serious talent around him.Way
to go, Utes!
Lets not get too excited. Lets all remember what byu fans keep telling us, our
non-conference schedule is so horrible that we still don't know how well we
are prepared to face good teams, other than the fact we took well respected and
NCAA tournament team Boise down to the wire. We haven't yet
beaten a single good team all year. We wont face a real test until we meet #1
Arizona. And something tells me this team is more than ready.
Anyone wearing blue Saturday got a special "welcome" from me. It
consisted of "Just like football" all night screamed in their direction
all night long.I "welcomed" byu fans as soon as I saw them
and didn't let up all night. It was a great night and a great win for the
most prestigious program in the state of Utah.
Isn't it funny that with how arrogant some other fans have been lately,
guess who the last team was from Utah to truly do something in the big dance and
win a sweet 16 game?The University of Utah Running UtesThe last team in Utah to win an elite 8 game?The University of
Utah Runnin utesThe last team in Utah to win a final 4 gameThe Univesity of Utah Runnin UtesSome teams think winning 1 game
is going "deep in the tournament"LOL!I
can't think of a single powerhouse basketball program that has ZERO sweet
16 wins in the last 20 years.Can anyone else ever give me one?LOL!
Wow Jordan Loveridge is a great playerbut someone has a very unhealthy
obsession.How many personalities do U have.Merry Christmas
Chris BYou seriously take the time to login, comment, logout, login
as another handle, comment, logout, login as yet another handle and comment some
more????Secondly, I hope you spent some time cheering for Utah
between all the heckling of BYU fans you're so very proud of ... pretty
sure I'm not the only other Ute fan that would prefer you take that
approach ... I'm more that certain the team would prefer that as well.
big 12, So the basketball seasons for USU and byu are over, with games still to
play? When a season is over, the team has no chance of playing another
game....like the utes football team.
????, hopefully going to that bowl helps you forget about the scoreboard....the
one that says Utah beat BYU for the 4th straight time.The fact that
BYU is going to a bowl game while Utah is not is further proof that the best
teams aren't necessarily the ones who go to bowl games. It also shows that
scheduling down is rewarded in college football.
motorbike,I've been to every home game but one so far this
basketball season. And I don't plan on missing any more the rest of the
year(work permitting).And U?
"He was never a top 100 recruit" you say?It took me about 54
seconds to find Jordan's ESPN recruiting profile. He was ranked #97 by
ESPN. And I didn't even check the other recruiting sites. I just figured
ESPN is the most recognizable.
"Loveridge was honored by the conference after leading the Utes to victories
over Idaho State and BYU."And who would have thought last week
that Idaho State would be the tougher opponent?Congrats JL!
Everybody back on the bandwagon! We beat one decent team so far this season!
Now what happens when we lose EVERY pac 12 game?
A certain fan's analysis after the Boise game: "Loveridge is limited,
he is a good player but I don't think he'll ever be a star. He can be
a very good #2 player but if they are banking on him to be their top dog they
will never advance beyond ok."Well, being "ok" is good
enough to destroy a "VERY GOOD" BYU team, I suppose.
@ Joe SchmoeDidn't lose EVERY Pac-12 game last year, or the
year before for that matter. What makes you think Utah will regress that much
when conf. play rolls around?
Two For Flinching- I'm not sure if it's desperate wishful thinking,
forgetfulness, or merely said for dramatic affect. Some folks just want to
pretend that Utah didn't win four games in a row last year to end the
season before their final loss to Oregon in the semi-finals of the PAC12 tourny.
That exciting run included wins over Oregon State, Oregon, USC, and Cal. Two
of those teams were ranked at the time. It shows that some
impressive progress was made during the course of the season last year. But
some folks didn't want to make note of it. I am stoked to see the
continued progress this year. I am fully on board the Coach K bandwagon. Its
great to have a coach who is committed to building a program the right way, a
program we can be proud of.
Utah Fans- Be careful what you say, it might just come true. We
don't really know what you can do away from home. And you could loose 90%
of your conference games. "Just like football."
Wow. Is it really that hard to say, "Congratulations, Jordan. You deserve
@Big 12 Call Yet?"I'm just not sure a non-conference schedule
with teams like Evergreen and byu are getting us ready for Pac 12 play. "Heh, funny, but in all seriously BYU is likely a top 50 team, as is
Boise. Utah still has questions to address (0-1 in road games being the most
glaring though at least the loss was a close one to said Boise team). "It's now clear that we are the best team in the state, and its
really not even close."I'd still rank BYU ahead of Utah for
now as difficult as it is to do so as a Utah student particularly when handed
that blowout win. A few weeks into conference play we can get a better read on
things (will Utah be above .500 in conference play? will BYU start accumulating
bad losses?). Utah has the potential to be a better team than BYU which is way
more than I expected for this season.
Sure was fun to scream "just like football" at anyone in blue Saturday
night. We had a group of byu fans by us and we sure let them have it.Looking back at my 77-69 prediction for Utah to win, it is clear I way
overestimated byu's "talent"
Chris BRe: "I've been to every home game but one so far
this basketball season. And I don't plan on missing any more the rest of
the year(work permitting). And U?"__________Other than 7
years spent away from the state of Utah I've had season tickets since the
Jerry Pimm era when I was 10 years old. And yes even at that age I'd say
those tickets were all mine being that my parents had no interest in sports and
bought me tickets so I could go with a friends family ... that's how much I
liked the Utes. I guess I could also mention that I spent one full
year with the team under Majerus.And U?
motorbike,So I take it you've been to every single home game
this year?Go Utes!
Chris BI don't miss games unless I'm traveling, at which
time I login to my slingbox app so I can watch my own tv (Pac 12 network or
whatever other channel). I watched the 1st half of the BYU game on my ipad in
the Vegas airport with a crowd gathered around me.I also have season
tickets to football, do U?By the way, what's your point? It
sounds like you feel entitled to do all the disrespectful heckling you wish
simply because you've been to every game but one this season ... sorry but
I fail to see how that makes it okay.Again, you'd be wise to
focus your efforts on cheering for the Utes versus spewing venom at our rival.
Trust me, it doesn't do anything for the guys on the court when you're
yelling at the opposing fans ... it's just obnoxious and embarrassing to
those of us who possess a shred of decency.Don't get me wrong,
chanting "just like football" with the crowd is good fun, but then that
sounds a lot different than what you were boasting of.
I'm happy for the recognition that Jordan received from last weeks games.
He has been putting in a lot of extra time to his game constantly determined to
get better.One thing coug fans should take note of, Loveridge
averaged nearly 5 assists per game last week. I'm not sure if byu had that
many as a team last Saturday night.Coach K has this team moving in
the right direction for sure but it really is too early to tell how good they
are because the level of their opponents haven't been nearly as good what
they will see in conference play.Here's hoping for continued
motorbike,Yes of course I have season football tickets, I've
also been to the last 5 bowl games. Have U? And I've been to more Ute
basketball games this year than almost anyone on these boards, yourself
included. Besides, why do you care if I go to the football games. I suggest
you start caring about the basketball team and leave football for a few
Chris B less than a year ago: "I just don't care about Utah
Loveridge being named PAC Player of the Week for helping Utah defeat a WCC team
shows just how much respect the rest of the PAC has for BYU!-----------StGtoSLCYou hit the nail on the head.
Christy is the biggest fair weather Ute basketball fan on the planet.