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Published: Thursday, Oct. 21 2010 12:53 p.m. MDT

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Not So Common Sense
Lehi, UT

Gotta love being a UTE!!!!

We get to go to play USC, UCLA, etc every year now. Our home games will be so much more exciting with quality teams coming in every week.

No offense to the MWC intended, but as a season ticket holder, there is little excitement for this weekend's matchup with CSU.

Next year this time we will be hosting a great game.
Its gonna feel more like the upcoming game with TCU every week.

Gotta love being a UTE!!!!

MiP
Iowa City, IA

I like it. Though I would have preferred an 8 game conference schedule to a 9 game one.

So the Utes 2011 schedule is shaping up like this:
@ Pitt
@ BYU
vs Montana State
vs Oregon
USC (Home or away?)
UCLA (Home or away?)
Arizona (Home or away?)
Arizona State (Home or away?)
Colorado (Home or away?)

Not bad, with three games TBD.

Now, it's time to win the MWC!

Boom
Irving, TX

Fully Invited!!!

Welcome to sunny AZ and Southern Cali!

Go Utes!!!

Utes21
Salt Lake City, ut

Congrats Utes!!!! Cant wait for the games next year.

Snark
Provo, UT

From a loyal BYU fan, I am thrilled for Utah to be in the same division with USC and UCLA. Utah will just get stronger. Make the State proud. You will do great!

YtxPat
Sugar Land, TX

Good Luck Utes! I wonder what the "quest" will be after a few years of the Las Vegas Bowl.

YtxPat
Sugar Land, TX

Good luck Utes. After this quest, what will it be after 4 or 5 years of the Vegas bowl?

Cali Coug
Visalia, CA

The Yewets will do very well in the Southern Division. I have them picked to win it next year...

Big Ben 2.0
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Snark

thank you for your kind comments. you are a breath of fresh air compared to the trolls we usually get around here.

This is really exciting! The guys on 1280 were discussing how the pac-12 championship game would be played at the highest rated team's home stadium, meaning it could be at RES! Man! That is sweet!

It always is, but now more so, a GREAT DAY TO BE A UTE!!!!!!

Jeff R.
Sheridan, WY

Congrats to the Utes. I am both a Utah fan and BYU fan. I cant wait to see Utah crash the Pac-(12) next season. I hope Utah whips that crud out of TCU when they come to SLC. Good luck Utah, it seams both Utah and BYU finally out grew the mid level status that only the WAC and MWC could muster! Hers to watching the holy war/First Duel on ESPN next year!!!!

bradleyc
Layton, UT

Utah fans seem to be excited about the prospects of going to warmer climates to play. Would you please do us all am favor and just move?
Good luck Utah! I wish you the best In your new endeavors..... And... Go Cougars.

chad
Alexandria, VA

As a BYU grad and cougar fan, I must say good luck to you Utah and please make the state of Utah proud! I've got no ill-will or hard feelings towards the U, I think they have got a great opportunity and they certainly did what was in their best interest. Good luck next year, it should be a lot of fun to watch!

williary
Kearns, UT

Just keeps getting better and better for the Utes.

#9 Ranking
Undefeated
Pac-12 in 2011
Same division as USC/UCLA
Equal revenue sharing as of 2014

Get your tickets now Ute fans. Oregon @ Utah for the Pac-12 Conference Title game in Rice Eccles Stadium. USC not eligible. It's Utah's for the taking!

SoCalUtahFan
Utesville, CA

I personnally like this arrangement.

I will be able to see more Utah games on FSN and ABC.

Now, let's win 6 more regular games this year and take care of this BCS business first.

klangton
Akiachak, AK

From downtown Akiachak Alaska:

WAY TO GO UTES!
You will do well!!!!

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

"Revenue sharing of a yet-to-be-negotiated new television deal, which could exceed $170 million per year when it begins in 2012, will be split evenly by the 12 schools.

As part of Utah's deal to join the league – going to a Bowl Championship Series league from a non-automatic qualifying conference – the Utes won't receive a full share of television revenue until 2014."
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It will be split evenly by the 12 schools in 2012, but Utah will not get a full share until 2014.

Huh?
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Good luck Utes. I would love to see both Utah's and BYU's athletic programs do well as they go their seperate ways.

I would have loved to see BYU in the PAC, but I agree with Ernest T, Prop 8 killed any chance of that.

I do believe that both teams will be far better off in the future than if they had stayed in the MWC.

Kyle has his work cut out for him, but he's a former coug. He can do it!

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

Things will get tougher, but I would think any athlete would welcome that. I hope fans will welcome it too. BYU won the WAC almost every year for 25 years but frankly it really didn't mean that much and fans got very little satisfaction out of it. Winning the PAC-12 will be a great challenge which is worth building for even if it takes years. Here's to a new challenge!

Fubecao
Alexandria, VA

The article says that Utah won't get a full share of the TV revenue for two years because they're coming from a non-Aq conference. Does that mean Colorado gets a full share from the get-go? Does that seem fair to anyone?

But otherwise, it looks like the Utes got exactly what they wanted. From a true blue BYU fan, congratulations.

Game For Any Fuss
Draper, UT

This is a best-case-scenario for the Utes. A spot in the southern division means annual exposure in recruit-rich Southern California.

Also, the Utes can compete right away and may find themselves playing for the Rose Bowl next December!

Go Utes!

Dutchman
Murray, UT

I like the decision to play the championship game at the home field of the highest placed team. It follows the NFL model. It makes every conference game meaningful because you are not only playing for a division title but for home field advantage. To hoot with the weather! Football is meant to be played outdoors. Many NFL teams have had to play playoff games in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Buffalo, New York. The fans earn it by supporting their team and the team earns it by winning cross over games. I love it!! It also bodes well for expansion of RES. We are not going to sit by with a 45,000 seat stadium when we have the chance to host the title game. I think Larry Scott is a great commissioner. He knows how to build a consensus.

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