yet another win. Utah has had 40 great years at the Special Events Center /
Huntsman Center. What a shame the first post was that of a jealous cougar
fan.Utah has been and will continue to be the king pin of college
basketball in the state of Utah. No other program in the state comes close to
the accomplishments the Utes of Utah have enjoyed.I've had the
pleasure of having season tickets throughout the majority of the 40 years and
have many fond memories in the remarkable facility that has hosted many NCAA
Tournament games.An elite facility for one of the nations top 12
elite programs of all time. Go Utes!!
on the floor, at least can celebrate the building.
Huntsman Center is one of the truly great basketball venues in the United
States. Kept in pristine condition, one would hardly think that it is 40 years
old! Great sight lines and with 100% chair seating a much much better place to
watch basketball than that barn they call the Marriott Center down south.
The Special Events Center is a great facility to watch games in and to play
in...I have done both.The former poster touts the fact he has had
season tickets for the "majority of the 40 years". Does that mean he has
purchased season tickets for 21 of the 40 years?? WOW.Well, whether
hosting MWC league games, NCAA tournament games, or high playoff games, the
facility is a great one!!With BYU in town for the 40 year
celebration, I imagine Boylen will seize the moment and be extra
embarrassing...hopping around, running, wild eyed and confused. This
year's team has definitely taken upon themselves the personality of the
coach...erratic, ulta-emotional, inconsistent, and lost...
As a kid I had the chance to watch Larry Bird and Magic Johnson play in the NCAA
Championship at the Huntsman - What a great memory!
fallen as far and as hard as the utes. Cling to your ancient history.
Doesn't it amaze readers here, that there are so very many negative posts by
Utah-haters (presumably BYU fans). I would ask them why it isn't sufficient to
enjoy the remarkable season of BYU basketball? Why show yourselves to be petty
and low class? It this how you learn to think and act at your church and
Why not the building?
I wonder if they'll make the building an honorary team captain for the night. It
can certainly score as many points as The Ten Foot Wall did in his last game.
Re: LaVar the Utah Cat. I would ask you to answer your own question. You assume
that any negative comment about the Utes must (1)not only be from a BYU graduate
but (2) a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints as well.
Like there is no one else in the world that doesn’t care for the U. Is
this how you learn to think and act at your church and school?
"Ironically, the arena has the lowest attendance average, at 8,759 since it
opened in 1969-70...However, the Utes are almost certain to surpass that number
with the Utah-BYU game coming up..."Big Brother helping out little
brother once again. Hey yoot fans how are u doing back there riding our
coattails? Hold on tight now.
are negative posts from Cougar fans.Tell me, who is it that has the
inferiority complex / little man syndrome / little brotheritis, what ever you
wish to call it?It's pretty clear. Keep em' coming BYU fans...fun to
laugh at. We'll let you enjoy your here and there years of being good.
BYU and Utah - what's up with the low attendances ? In the
Vranes/Ainge/Chambers/Roberts/Kite era, both of those places were always near
capacity... I went to a game at BYU a year ago and there was perhaps 13,000 ???
Tickets cost too much ??? Basketball quality too low for too long ? UVSU
stealing crowd as it's grown in size ???? What gives ???
"...why didn't the Utes go to a zone defense? Boylen said he considered it but
didn't because his team has been working hard on "cutouts" in its man-to-man
defense and he didn't want to disrupt his team's progress.""Cutouts"
= when the utah players stand around like cardboard cutouts and watch the other
team score a bunch, take the lead, and win. Looks like Boylen's idea is working.
9-12 posts are from, Utah haters.I have no problem with kewg talking
smack. What I do have problem with is Kewg fan not owning the fact that there
just as pathetic and irresponsible as their rivals.You can only
complain about “beverages” be spilled on you when you have no reason
to have “beverages” spilled on you.
The Huntsman Center is a more beautiful building than the Marriott Center, with
that beautiful domed roof, but the circular configuration keeps the fans farther
from the court.Smaller, by 8,000 seats, it's not nearly as loud nor
as intimidating as the Marriott Center or the Spectrum.Still, the
Utes won't be a pushover on Wednesday. If they play as well as they can, they're
capable of beating the Cougars, especially if Marshall gets hot from 3PT range.
lavar +1I appreciate the candor of Boylen saying that it wouldn't be
wrong question the lack of zone.I also appreciate his explanation.
With the inexperience on the team, I agree with keeping it a little simpler
until they get down.A Boylen believer and proud of it.Go
correction: get it down.
I'm as disappointed as any other Ute fan in this year's team and the lack of
progress, but I'm still proud to be a Ute, and always will be. The basketball
program has an elite history and will get back to that status soon. I just
don't know if our current coaching staff will be in place when that happens.
Time will tell.
All of you YBU fans seem to really like to go back in history to tell us what
you have accomplished. Why aren't going back just a few years in history to
remember your three straight losining seasons in basketball? Certainly it can't
be that hard to remember if you can go back to the nineteen eighties to remember
your great football accomplishment.
I am a true Ute, but I am tired of Boylen's excuses. His team has not improved
a bit. Perhaps my biggest disappointment was the NCAA tournament game against
Arizona last year. Here we were a fifth seed, playing a good 12th seed, and we
came out and played poorly. It is not the fact we lost, we didn't even seem
like we cared. A Kyle Wittingham team would never do that. Let Kyle give the
pre-game talk. Oh, by the way, you want to revive our program, hire Tommy
"Certainly it can't be that hard to remember if you can go back to the nineteen
eighties to remember your great football accomplishment." Come on
now. I think we all have been witness to Zoobie logic. Zoobie logic ONLY
incorporates the few decent accomplishments. Down years (including the 1 win
season) are stripped from existence like pages from the bible.
byu: How many NCAA Tournament victories do you have since 1993?
Oh boy that's rich! How old are you? "I'm not sorry, Mom! He was being
annoying so of course I had to smack him!"
how about just looking at this year or the past two years or the past three
years or the past four yearsBYU has won 75 of its last 77 games in
the Marriott Center.How does Utah compare?
Interjecting the LDS Church in evaluating BYU fan's posts is on par with blaming
Utah fan's posts on alcoholism. There are no greater more malicious
haters then religious haters...Enough said...
The Utes have struggled this year, but if they play like they are capable,
they're a top 25 team no doubt. They can compete with anyone in the country
WHEN they play their A game. I still see a mwc tourney championship
and 1 win the March MadnessTDS One and done
Hey good one. Ok if I send your post to David Letterman for his show tonight? He
could use a could joke.
"There are no greater more malicious haters then religious haters..."Can someone please point out the supposed “religious hater” posts?
The only reference to religion is by BYU fans screaming persecution. Unless
you can point out the specific post please stop saying such things . It’s
like a fat girl asking everyone if “do I look fat”….your just
asking for it.
Are you kidding me?? Let's talk about falls - it was only a few
years ago that your mighty coogs won 1 game all season!!!!As good as
they have been lately, they still haven't won a NCAA tourney game in 20
Does anyone remember the 1 win season. I know BYU fans don’t….
because it never happened. Just ask them, they won’t know what your
has been in steady decline since their championship game in 1998.I
seriously doubt if you polled a thousand random college basketball fans to name
the Top 12 college basketball programs in the country whether Utah would appear
on anyone's list, except for the very few Utah fans who just happened to be
included in the survey.Elite programs don't miss the three of the
last four Big Dances.
"it was only a few years ago... "actually it was two decades ago,
butwait, for Utah, it's actually been this year, which is more
Boylen and Utah fans deserve each other, oh how the mighty have fallen. Rick
Majarus was Utah Basketball and most if not all of the success can be traced
back to that man. Utah will never reach the glory years that where big RICK.
He was and is a coaching genius and if it was not for health problems would
still be one of the best. You can think that Utah was an elite program but it
all comes down to great coaching, great recruiting and Rick Majarus was one of
the all time best. The Huntsman center should be renamed Big Rick. The new
coach reminds me of a clown that wears a nice suit.
Does recent tradition also include going to the CBI and losing? Losing a first
round NCAA game as a 5 seed? and the best yet, losing to SW Baptist and the
university of Idaho, classic case of selective memories.
i'm a die hard BYU fan and i very much dislike the Utes and that is why i am
posting!!! :D i love all the smack talk on the cougar boards by ute fans...and i
know all you ute fans love the smack talk on your boards by BYU fans!!! thats
whats so great about this rivalry!!! tho i do not think utah fans are
classless!! i do love max hall...just getting that out there!!! i hate the
huntsman center...not because its "nicer" or becuase its more "well kept" than
the M.C. because thats debatable!! i just dont like the university of utah...so
i hate the huntsman center...and i hate rice ecles...this post has nothing to do
with anything really...i just like to say i dont like the university of
utah...love the fans tho!!! (my best friend is a ute!! so is my brother in law)
you are all great people!!!! haha just dont like your school or athletic
programs at all!!! GO COUGARS!!!
Good thing for the NCAA Men's Basketball tourney and Women's Gymnastics or there
wouldn't be a reason to go there.
This is how these posts go. I post negative utah comments on boards, without
hinting i'm a byu fan (i'm not). Then, every genius utah fan lashes back at byu.
Then, every byu fan cries foul and so on. you guys need to take it easy. This is
just too much fun. Lobos are coming...
Ok so you're saying that since the Utes went to the NCAA FINALS we have been in
decline. Wow you are a genius. Yes Utah has been "down" since
reaching the highest possible level of college basketball. But in that time we
still have a lot more wins in the NCAA tournamnet than your mighty coogs. We
have a sweet 16 appearance and have had the number 1 pick in the NBA draft. I guess the problem with the Utah basketball program is that they have
set the bar so high.We can agree on one thing, Rick Majerus was a
great coach - I don't think he was a great recruiter but the guy could coach.For all you byu fans posting on this article - please tell me what
signifigant thing the coogs have accomplished in basketball for the last 20
years. Yeah they have won a couple conference championships but beyond that
they haven't done a thing. I know that is hard to deal with as evidenced by all
of your jealous posts. Be happy with what you have in your team but learn to
deal with the dissapointment of March a better way.
RE:BYU fan!!!!!As a Ute fan, I liked your post.
every team that brings their "A" game every night be a top-25 team? Think about
it. The fact that you cant bring your A game because of turnovers and/or
defensive pressure is a credit to your opposition. Univ of Idaho and CSU must
be top 25 teams too.
Nice history lesson; what has this Top 12 all-time elite program done in the
last four years?
Watching basketball games in both the old field house and Huntsman Center is a
great contrast. Great basketball games have been played in both places.Utes will
return to the top soon.Be patient.
I laugh at the self righteous utes who this season are "all about respect" after
watching them lose a close one in football and clearly having the weaker
basketball team.Utes talk smack 24/7 during the good years(and yes
utes, you've had some amazing years lately). Stop pretending you wouldnt still
be talking smack if your teams were up. Until things reverse - you
can stop the holier than thou attitude that you love to classify cougars as.
Let's see in the last four years....We have 1 conference
championship and 1 conference tournament championship.Oh yeah and
exactly the same amount of NCAA tournament wins as your coogs.Don't
look too much further back than that or else you won't like what you find out -
keep your coog blue glasses on and keep believing that your program is has a
winning tradition.Go Utes!!!
Someone keeps counting the "cougar fans" who are posting negative comments.
I'm sorry, but I'm a cougar fan, and I've posted positive things about the Utes
and gotten "ripped" by the Ute fans who seem to be pretty unhappy with their
coach and this team's performance.Don't assume that everyone that
criticizes you is your enemy, or that everyone who complements you is looking
out for your best interest.