Money is pretty much growing on trees these days!Such a generous
gift. And to think that that was basically our payout for a whole year back
when we were a mid major in the MWC. Thankfully, we're brining in 20+
million a year now, which has enabled us to build first class facilities for
football and now basketball as well.Proud Ute!Proud Pac 12
Great man and a great Ute. Way to go Zane. Have a successful season.
This is the kind of thing the Utes need more of to bump up the revenues more in
line with other Pac 12 schools. With so many players in the NFL and a great
program for keeping them connected to the school, there is no reason the Utes
can't significantly increase the athletic budget.
@Chris BFirst time I have ever seen you understate anything about
Utah! $20 million? Projections I have seen say that now we are getting 100%
share of PAC-12 money is $30 million from TV and playoff alone!
" I am excited to pledge this money to the U. and give back to the place
that helped shape me into the man I am today.”I think Max Hall
said the same thing about his school.
@Who am I,I stand corrected.And to think we were once a
lowly MWC nobody!We can count our lucky stars we earned our place
with the big boys, just as the doors were shutting.If a team
isn't with the big boys now - they never will be!And we can
also be thankful that Texas and Oklahoma told the Pac 10 no. We owe
Good for Beadles, Good for the U
I am not a Ute, but Zane has proven himself the caliber person he is player. Impressive.
Very generous gift. Thank you Zane!Go Utes!
Good for Utah!They're not dependent on BYU anymore.
Way to go Zane! You are truly a class act and an all-around great guy.Glad you're a Ute!!Go Utes!!
Very generous gift. What a nice guy.I do have to ask Chris B a
question in regards to his post:Does being a fan of a program in the
PAC 12 automatically make you a PAC 12 member? Or is there a card or a fee you
have to pay to become a member?If it just takes being a fan of a
program in the PAC 12 then I'm a BYU grad who is also a proud PAC 12 member
since I am also a fan of Arizona.Therefore:Proud Cougar!!Proud PAC 12 Member! :)
"They're not dependent on BYU anymore."worf:And I'm sure the Y would hate to be thought of as dependent on the U, for
anything. If you agree, please use your considerable influence with Holmoe, et
al, to have the school send back that $2M in BCS money the Utes earned for the
cougies in the last 10 years.Every little bit helps.
You're a good man, Zane! Thank you, from Ute Nation.
@Chris B"And we can also be thankful that Texas and Oklahoma
told the Pac 10 no" You are absolutely right - if you said this for the
right reason.We owe Texas and Oklahoma nothing for our membership in
the PAC-12! If they had said "yes" it would have been the PAC-16! And
Utah would have been a me3mber of that. It is true the PAC-11 (Colorado was in)
offered 5 schools memberships - but one of those 5 was Texas A & M! It
might as well have been Notre Dame because neither Notre Dame or Texas A & M
was going to join. Texas A & M wanted the SEC (Which the got) and to get
away from the prima donna Texas. So even if Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State,
and Texas Tech (or was it Baylor?) had accepted to make the 16 Utah was in! The
reason we want to thank Texas and Oklahoma for declining was if they had joined
and it became the PAC-16 the divisional breakout would most likely have been
Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Arizona State, Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and the
other one. Thank heavens we get to go to the West Coast and neighboring states
rather than the alternative!
JohnInSLCCottonwood Heights, UT"And I'm sure the Y
would hate to be thought of as dependent on the U, for anything. If you agree,
please use your considerable influence with Holmoe, et al, to have the school
send back that $2M in BCS money the Utes earned for the cougies in the last 10
years."Hilarious post!! And our thanks to Zane for
his generous gift to U of U football. Always a first class person and
representative of Utah on and off the field...forever a Utah man!
I always have to scratch my head when a donation such as this goes public.Does the University publicize it in hopes of eliciting more donations
from wealthy alumni or does the donor publicize it in order to, well, for
whatever reason?Kudos to Beadles for having the wherewithal to make
the donation and then being generous enough to actually do it.
Thank you, Zane.Good luck in your upcoming season!
How cool is this! Smith gives. 500k...Zane 750k...I think TSDS
doesn't publish this stuff...not sure what Max pulled down in the CFL
before he got whacked but I would think his contract was worth less than
Zane's donation. Ziggy wore fake glasses to the draft...who
knows what he does with his doughNCAA published today that Utah has
the toughest schedule in college football this year, ahead of #2 Auburn and #3
Kiboo,I don't believe these athletes have cared about any kind
of notoriety for their donations, not much anyway. It's the U that wants to
trumpet the news throughout the Wasatch range and beyond in hopes of finding
others out there that may stop and think, huh, maybe I should give back to the U
as well. The U certainly has a good thing going, I hope more players will come
out of the woodwork to make more of these donations. This is setting a great
precedent and should resound with recruits as they continue to see and hear
about what these former players have done.
not every person or program feels the need to tell the world about what they
He should have spent that money on lessons on how to block in a Super Bowl.
Chris B,When is Dr. Hill going to us some of that money growing on trees
to increase the size of RES? Or is he going to wait for another Winter Olympics
and have someone else pay for it?
Well done Mr. Beadles.Congratulations on your degree, your success
in your chosen profession and your willingness to assist those now on the same
journey that you've successfully completed.
"He should have spent that money on lessons on how to block in a Super
Bowl."65Toss:Which he can afford, in contrast to
former college players from Utah who don't make enough to pay for a CFL
@JohnInSLC,That's peanuts to what the utes got from all the
television exposure BYU earned, and now the utes receive money from the fruits
of other teams. Sorry, but what have they done for their PAC 12 money?
Nothing!Did you forget, the BCS money was slit with other teams.
"Did you forget, the BCS money was slit with other teams."worf:No, I didn't. But those schools didn't act like
they were heaven's gift to football.
@JohnInSLC,Just because fans cheer for their team, doesn't
mean, they believe they are "heaven's gift to football". Just because of the PAC 12, many ute fans believe they are "heaven's
gift to football".Look at the other posts.
"Look at the other posts."worf:I did. And all
initially were grateful Ute fans, until the one dragged BYU into it.
65 Power Toss Trap:"Nice" comment about blocking
lessons...(:(I could add further, however, I'm sure the D News
would not print the words.