So byu can't get an ESPN game on Saturday? I thought they were a big time
program with a fanbase all over the world?Why is ESPN picking on byu
and making us play on Thursdays and Fridays? Why doesn't ESPN just show us
Saturday afternoon on ESPN? We're like Notre Dame
Note the games that are on national TV and the games that are not, including the
one on the PAC 12 Sports Network.
Look forward to the game. BYU was clearly the better team last year as they
absolutely stomped the Longhorns. Oh, wait a minute, the Sagarin rankings say
otherwise. That's the true indicator of who the better team is. Head to
head matchups are meaningless. Texas was superior; even though they got crushed.
@ U-PACyou can look up the FS1 schedule already it is a nationally
televised game. (no other games on at the same time)Fox Sports 1 is in 90
million homes in the US ESPN 98 million.Fox Sports 1 is the equivalent of
ESPNThe BIG 12 is guaranteed 25 televised games a year on ABC, FOX, FS1,
and ESPN networks. And 1 of those games is going to BYU out of 120 possible big
12 games.Education is wonderful
and byu fans will they the quality of their program had something do with this.
It didn't. Just see how many primetime Saturday games byu has. Zero
Spokane,Unlike Utah "fans" I'm not flip flopping. If
the experts ranked Texas ahead of byu its because Texas is a better team. See
how simple that was? You should try using less hate and more logic in your
comments once in a while.
Please no games on the PAC 12 network. That is the only one listed I don't
get. Go Cougars.
Wait, are PAC 12 fans really dissing FOX sports...??? Isn't that who the
PAC 12 is contracted with?
The day the Utah program will have arrived is when Utah fans don't stalk
their computers waiting to comment on BYU articles.
Good to see that the fans of the Iowa State of the Pac-12 are still interested
in BYU football.
@Sports are great,Not hating at all, just asking a question. What is
"hatefull" regarding my post? Why in the world are BYU fans so
sensitive? It's not as if the usual band of BYU fans stay clear of Utah
articles. Please! So which experts are you referring to AP, USA Today, Sagarin,
Harris Poll...?Of course BYU was better than Texas last year. They
may have been a few spots behind them in the Sagarin rankings; but they
destroyed them on the field. See how simple that is? No formula or poll
(popularity contest) required. Lighten BYU fans, just a little back and forth
and interesting debate.....sheeesh!
Once again an article about BYU has more comments from Utah fans than BYU. I
must admit I enjoy the comments they usually make me laugh. I like
most BYU fans don't usually read or comment on Utah articles because I only
am interested in teams with winning records that make it to bowl games.If your whole claim to fame is an association with the PAC-12 and a winning
record against your "irrelevant" former rival then you have found true
@ SpakalooUtah arrived when they knocked off top 5 Alabama in the
Sugar Bowl. I doubt the rest of the county monitor's these threads when
considering who has and hasn't arrived. Lighten up guy, I believe these
threads already have a monitor in place.
Chris B"So BYU can't get an ESPN game on Saturday?"Texas controls the broadcast rights to Texas home games, but it is
laughable that you're dissing a national primetime broadcast on FOX Sports
1, since they're one of the PAC 12's broadcast partners.
Y Grad / Y DadRichland, WANote the games that are on national TV and
the games that are not, including the one on the PAC 12 Sports Network.-------What a hypocrite.Blasting Utah at every turn
for games on Fox Sports 1, but acting like it's all big and bad when BYU
plays there.What a joke.The point is this. BYU versus
Texas is such a big matchup that ESPN didn't even care to televise it in a
prime time spot, or Fox for that matter.I'm sure the network
suits were excited by seeing Texas play. But not so much for that other team
they were playing.Enjoy the dose of reality.
BeSmartCheyenne, WY@ U-PACyou can look up the FS1 schedule
already it is a nationally televised game. (no other games on at the same
time)Fox Sports 1 is in 90 million homes in the US ESPN 98 million.Fox Sports 1 is the equivalent of ESPN-----------Thanks but
we already know this dude. Utah plays on FS 1 all the time.Thanks
for making our argument.
1978Salt Lake City, UTOnce again an article about BYU has more
comments from Utah fans than BYU.---------That's
because BYU fans are steering clear of this one, as it's not exactly a
compliment to your team... especially given your contract with ESPn.I'm sure every BYU fan expected this game to be ABC primetime. It got
kicked down a couple notches, with a hefty dose of reality, and BYU fans are
avoiding this article like the plague.
A neighbor has a PAC12 sticker on his car. Not a Utah sticker. Strange to
affiliate with a conference rather than a team.Being on TV is better
than not, no matter the day of the week. And being on TV that can actually be
seen is even better! Go Cougars!
Spokane,Just chill dude, you're fine. No need to get all
flustered. I can tell you're getting all defensive. You are
the one who brought up the fact that a ranking showed Texas ahead of byu, so why
are you now asking about polls. Unlike ute "fans" I can stay consistent
in my responses. If byu beats a team that ends up higher in a poll done by
experts, that experts opinion holds more weight than anyone on these boards. So
if Texas was ranked higher as you suggest - great, they were the better team.
It's clear you're dislike of byu is causing you to start
arguing with yourself. You start by suggesting a higher Sagarin ranking means
Texas is better even though byu won, and then you start asking me about polls?
You're spinning yourself in circles pal. You'll be ok friend, I
promise. It was just a friendly suggestion to use more logic in your comments
instead of letting your dislike for byu take control of your thoughts. No need
to get all worked up.
Tomahawk Red,Utes are on Fox Sports 1 all the time? I seem to recall
that I was able to watch less than half of the Ute games last season because the
largest satellite provider in the country didn't (and still doesn't)
carry the station televising their games. (FYI, I get Fox Sports 1)
I think a little clarification is due: First, this game will be on FS1
national, meaning the entire country in Primetime on a Saturday night. This is
not the same as the Fox Sports regional games that are broadcast to certain
areas of the country - usually affiliated with the teams that are playing. This is a big TV game and Fox has placed it in the primetime spot. What
more needs to be said? Is it because of Texas? Probably. Is it because of BYU
- Maybe. Or is it because Fox is hoping that these two teams will play a great
game that puts lots of eyes on the TV? That is my guess. Fox knows that people
will watch these two teams play and thus, they have placed the game in a great
Oh the schedule envy has begun.The utes can't compete in the
Pac 12, and now whines of their tough schedule. I guess playing
Washington State is easier then Texas.LOL!
Sportsaregreat,I'm not upset in the least bit so please
don't pretend to know how I feel. I've always put a whole lot more
weight into what happens on the field then the polls. Are there flukes and huge
upsets from time to time? Of Course, but generally the better team wins. A very
simple concept and one that I have backed over the years. I don't dislike
BYU. Some of there fans are a bit much but that can be said about any fan base.
Also, I'm not your Pal or your Friend. I don't recall ever having
dialogue with you before. I'm just a sports fan who supports Utah. I hope
that helps with your understanding of Spokane Uta. Have a good evening Guy!
This has to be a mistake as all of my friends from the north keep telling me how
irrelevant BYU is- they'd never play on national tv in prime time. I mean first of all, I'm not sure why they're even allowed to
play a P5 program, let alone have it be broadcast. So much for all of the
comments from the hill telling us about how BYU is totally irrelevant.Congrats on your PAC affiliation, I'm glad you got what you wanted as you
now get to see what it's like having big time programs visit your house.
BYU has known that for years with home games in the past with FSU, Penn State,
Miami, Notre Dame, UCLA, Stanford, Washington, etc. Tou never knew what that
was like until your new conference affiliation worked out as the biggest games
you ever had at home before that were against BYU and tcu.BYU has
been relevant for decades and will continue to be (although I would prefe a
conference membership currently). Good luck this year- maybe you can beat the
WSU cougars to get bowl eligible.
@Chris BOf course BYU can get an ESPN game on a Saturday. Let's
look at last year.@Virginia? CheckTexas? CheckUtah? CheckGeorgia Tech? Check@Houston? Check@Wisconsin? CheckAlso, Notre Dame was on NBC on a Saturday.BYU also had multiple
games on Thursday or Friday on ESPN, including MTSU, Utah State, and Boise
State. Our only non-ESPN or NBC games were Nevada and Idaho St, but I don't
think anyone would be on ESPN against those teams. You know your program is
important when even a game against Middle Tennessee State is on ESPN.Apparently you don't understand how our ESPN contract works. This year we
will get plenty of ESPN games on Saturday. Our ESPN contract has them take 5 of
our home games, leaving the other for byutv. Meaning Houston, Virginia, Nevada,
Utah State, and UNLV we be on ESPN and Savannah State is left for byutv. And I
didn't even mention the road games against UConn, UCF, and Boise on ESPN.
Yes they are weekdays, but they are ESPN. And weekday games usually get better
TV ratings anyway, so I'm fine with that.
@Tomahawk RedLet me teach you how TV deals work. It looks like you
need some help in this area.Our ESPN contract does not apply to road
games. In any game involving any teams in college football, the home team's
broadcast deal is what applies. So when BYU goes to Big 12 country, they play
under the Big 12's broadcasting rules. When we play on ESPN on the road, it
is under the ESPN deal of the conference we are visiting, not our deal. So ESPN
did not shoot us down, the Big 12 made the decision for this game, and Fox
Sports 1 is a perfectly fine station to play on.The only exception
is when the home team gives up the TV rights to the road team. This rarely
happens, but one example is the BYU vs. Oregon State game in 2011. The Pac-12
did not pick up the game because their other spots were filled, so BYU aired it.
"BYU football to play Texas on Fox Sports 1 in primetime"Really? Not ESPN? I thought surely this game against a storied program Texas
would land on the world wide leader in sports. Either Texas is a mediocre
program or BYU just isn't that attractive of an opponent for Texas to put
on one of the ESPN platforms.
Spokane,Help with my understanding of "Spokane uta?"
It's funny when people refer to themselves in the third person. Yes, I know
you are a Utah "fan." No dislike for byu? Right, and duckhunter
doesn't dislike Utah, he's just a byu fan who happens to have almost
exclusively negative things to say about Utah. It's just his impartial
opinion. I believe you are a decent person buddy, but your comments make it
clear your feelings for byu. You were arguing both sides of the same issue, just
to argue. So silly. Take care friend. Go cougs.
@ worf"I guess playing Washington State is easier then
Texas."Is that really the road you want to go down?
BYU "arrived" in 1984. Nuff said.
Can the Utah trolls just leave us poor BYU fans alone? As a BYU fan, I
don't know or care who or when the Utes play this fall. Why do Ute fans
care so much about BYU? Ute fans can't stand it when BYU is successful.
Let's just leave it on the field guys. The truth is that Utah has owned
BYU on the football field for a while now. There, I said it, can the trolls go
away now, please? The only time I pay any attention to Utah anymore is when
they play BYU. Really Ute fans, you left BYU in the dust, why do you care so
much if we succeed or not? BYU will play Texas on prime time tv, who cares what
station? Despite all of utah's success the past few years, BYU will still
be the bigger name and will play on more TV sets. Period. The end.
There are articles on Utah football?
Highlight for BYU: A prime time Saturday evening rematch with Texas on Sep 6.
The game will be nationally televised on Fox Sports 1, with a 7:30 EDT
kickoff.Other nationally televised games: BYU plays UConn, Houston
and Central Florida on ESPN, Boise State on either ESPN or ESPN2, Middle
Tennessee State on CBS College Sports, Virginia, Utah State, Nevada, and UNLV
likely on ESPN2 or ESPNU, Cal on the Pac-12 Network, and Savannah State likely
on BYUtv.----------------Highlight for Utah: A Thursday
night conference matchup with Oregon State on Oct 16. The game will be televised
on Fox Sports 1, with an 8 p.m. MDT kickoff.Other games: Idaho State
(Aug 28) and Fresno State (Sep 6) on the Pac-12 Network.
Three months till football season, and already the fans are getting restless.American sports are great!
@ worfCan't agree more.
Apparently some ute fans aren't familiar with how conference TV rights
work. ESPN prime time Saturday is already taken by...wait for it...the game of
the week! As great as Texas and BYU are I don't think they are going to be
the game of the week. So the Big 12 puts BYU vs UT in the next best slot, still
prime time, still national TV. This is bad how exactly? Do any of the ute fans
here actually watch Saturday night football on ESPN, brought to you by the Home
Depot and run all Saturday morning on CFB gameday? Apparently not. I'm
pretty sure it's a compliment however when the next best thing in the
conference tv lineup is given to BYU vs UT. I'd worry more about your game
against Michigan, still TBA. Won't that just be terrible if it's
relegated to the B1G network?
"Spokane UteUtah arrived when they knocked off top 5 Alabama in
the Sugar Bowl."Yes, the Utes entire self-worth and reputation
is built on that one upset.
to Tomahawk RedIts alot like when the PAC was possibly going to be
16 teams and Utah travelling to Lubbock was a joke to Byu 'fans'But, if Byu were to have (notice the conditional & past tense)
joined the B12 then going to Stillwater would be yet another validation that Byu
is a legacy program.
Might be able to see this game down in Mexico.HOOK EM HORNS!As for the BYU fans griping about the Utes in the Pac 12, BYU was
offered a position in the Pac 10 after their NC win in 1984 and seasons similar
to what Utah has accomplished since Urban Meyer entered the coaching position
there. BYU said, Or me and Utah, or no way.What goes around comes