5 reasons BYU can admire the University of Utah

Published: Thursday, Sept. 15 2011 2:25 p.m. MDT

University of Utah
Okay, BYU fan, time for the toughest quiz of the season, er, semester. No grading on a curve, either. Ready? Here goes: What do you admire most about Utah as a school? Let's strip away all that fanly fan bluster, and the pain you felt the last time the Utes beat the Cougars in football, and consider for a minute the national and international reputations of one of the state's flagship institutions, for the Wasatch Front and beyond and some of the similarities BYU and the U. share. Heck, the U. provides a lot of direct benefit for U. grads. Need an example? OK, try this: Did you know 299 of the 2,134 students pursuing a graduate degree at the U. right now are BYU grads? Here are five reasons a BYU fan can respect the U.
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Taylorsville, UT

I weary of this BYU-Utah rivalry on many levels. Remember that the University of Utah was in Utah before BYU. Illustrious alums were James E. Talmage, Henry Eyring, a noted scientist, and many others.

I know technically BYU is rated very high as a Utah school, but realistically, few Utahns can get in as undergrads. It is mainly a school for out-of-state members of the church.

Enough of this comparison already!

American Fork, UT

Pat1 - I couldn't agree more.

Salt Lake City, UT

It is a great comparison, because both schools make each other so much better. I love BYU because it made my favorite school, Utah, better. In football and everything else.

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