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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 23 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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a loss.


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!!

If you can't celebrate...

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!

No team has

fallen as far and as hard as the utes. Cling to your ancient history.

LaVar the Utah Cat

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 school?

Have to Celebrate Something

Why not the building?

Ernest T. Bass

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?

Just doing our part

"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.

7 of the first 12 posts...

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.

Both arenas

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 ???

Next tactic is "lie downs"

"...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 +1

I 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 Utes.


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.

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