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Published: Saturday, Feb. 19 2011 11:44 p.m. MST

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Y4LYFE
Lubbock, TX

Wow that big least travel just seems crazy, but money is nice right?

Indy is better.

SJ Bobkins
Gilbert, AZ

I believe that the spurned lover syndrome hitting MWC board rooms and athletic admin offices will soon be alleviated when a UNLV, New Mexico, CSU, or Wyoming finds itself buried in red ink and voila, an instant solution all dressed in Prussian Blue is too good to resist. Oh Tom, make 'em play in Provo while your at it.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Y4life,

Just as the tds is almost guaranteed going to the Krafty Hunger Bowl every year, TCU is almost a sure thing to go to a BCS EVERY year.

Kind of a no brainer.

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

It probably would help BYU to treat a basketball and football relationship with TCU separately. Continued football games against TCU would be exciting. But I don't think BYU stands much to gain with continued basketball games against TCU. If BYU wants to play hoops in TEXAS, there are much better teams than TCU to try to line up.

panamadesnews
Lindon, UT

Hedgehog, glad you have somewhere to post your negative retoric. If you did so on your own team's articles, such as how great Ute BB is doing this year, you might be kicked off, or at least your input would not be posted, and the Ute fans would certainly not be too excited at the prospect. Notice that I did not include you as a Ute fan - you are nothing but a BYU detractor. You live & die by BYU FB. Thank you for your support for BYU on these BYU articles. It shows that you care in your own odd way. Have a great day.

MacNasty
Rexburg, ID

Hey Wedgie,

Last night ESPN Sportcenter reported on Utah then Washington State one right after the other; you know side by side, like Mutt & Jeff, Laurel & Hardy. Get used to it buddy; looks like it will be a long term association.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

to panamadesnews, you don't need to read or post anything to this guy hedgie.

Why baskeball with tcu? I like the idea with fb but bb?

BleedCougarBlue
Enid, OK

TCU:

GREAT football team.

Class-less head coach.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@MacNasty

"Utah then Washington State one right after the other; you know side by side, like Mutt & Jeff, Laurel & Hardy."
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Mocking Washington State and Utah?

In January 2003 Washington State was in the Rose Bowl following a PAC 10 championship. BYU was staying home after a 5-7 season.

In January 2009 Utah was beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl while BYU had lost to Arizona in the Vegas Bowl.

Mutt&Jeff/Laurel&Hardy have been to the prime time within the last decade.

Funny that they would be mocked by those who haven't seen the big time in more than two decades.

Owl
Salt Lake City, UT

hedgehog | 6:17 a.m. Feb. 20, 2011
And your yoots will be playing board games during the PAC 10 bowl season.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

"...as BYU will need friendships with former foes to fill out its independent slate in football."
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Funny that BYU all of a sudden needs friends since they have spent most of the last 3 decades alienating every conference mate they ever had.

AK Cougar
Palmer, AK

TCU is a class program with great tradition. Having BYU play there and in Football or Basketball helps with the exposure that BYU is after by going independant in Football. Basketball still has a non conference schedule to make a run at. Teams like TCU will want BYU on the schedule as the gate from a sold out game is much higher than the gate of an average attendance. Besides, the BYU fans in Texas get to see the Cougars in person. Great way to get that exposure.

Go Cougars. I look forward to seeing the non conference schedule in future years. Now, it BYU could get back into the Great Alaksa SHootout during Thanksgiving, I could watch them again.

Go Cougars.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Howard, now that you have ressurected WSU's one bright spot in football since the end of leather helmets, don't let me be hearin' you rag on 1984 as if it was some aberration in the cosmic football universe.

Monsieur le prof
Sandy, UT

You play TCU for big-time football exposure, but schedule them for basketball to pad your schedule. It's good on both counts.

The upcoming TCU v. BYU FB game sounds like a real winner! I would not be surprised if the Y won and I'm hoping they do. But I'm also interested in Utah's introduction into the PAC 12. Their success there will a validation of the kind of football the MWC has been playing the past few years.

Go Cougs!

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Y Grad / Y Dad

"...don't let me be hearin' you rag on 1984 as if it was some aberration in the cosmic football universe."
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Right you are...

1984 was not some aberration in the cosmic football universe.

1984 was THE aberration of the cosmic football universe.

It was the aberration that led to the evolution of the modern BCS.

It's poetic justice now that BYU stands on the outside looking in on the very entity that was created by their 1984 aberration.

Oh, and while WSU 2003 may be an aberration it is at least an aberration of the current decade and not almost 3 decades old.

sammyg
Springville, UT

"ESPN played a big part in putting the Oct. 28 game together."

Gotta love that 8 yr ESPN contract. Poor bitter and jealous hedgie and howard just can't stand all of the media attention this little independent program gets almost every week.

Great to be a Cougar Fan!

Better dead than irrelevant red!

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@sammyg

"all of the media attention this little independent program gets almost every week."
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ESPN helped BYU sign a one and done in the opponents backyard.

Big Whoop...

Utah has signed perpetual home and homes with Stanford, USC, and Oregon.

I'll choose perpetual home and homes over on the road one and dones any day.

And so would the vast majority of Cougar fans who quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) hope for that phone call from the BIG 12 that will never come.

Lone Frog
Dallas, Texas

Y4LYFE - Yeah, when I first heard about the Big East move, I wondered about the travel. After looking into it a bit more, though, it turns out the average game trip is only marginally longer (+100 miles). And with the MWC adding Boise, Nevada, Fresno and maybe Hawaii, we'd actually be traveling much father had we stayed.

BleedCougarBlue: Sorry you feel that way about Patterson. Here in Texas, we feel rather differently.

I'm glad we're playing y'all this year. Maybe with BYU's independence we'll be able to meet every few years going forward. We'd gotten a good rivalry started in the MWC, and it's good to see it continue. I've a lot of respect for the BYU football team and tradition, and have always enjoyed the fans. Nothing but best wishes for you this year - except on game day in Arlington, of course, when I'll be howling for Cougar blood. No offense. :)

Cali Coug
Visalia, CA

"Y" wins in September 24-17. u goes to the PAC-12 CC game and loses to UO 21-20.

Howard S - Have to disagree with you...if 1984 was an aberration it was because the U'Dud refused to play the No. 1 ranked team in a Championship game, they were invited to play but they refused to play. Championships are won on the field, not in newpapers. This was the first time a No. 2 refused to play a No. 1. However it was not the 1984 team you should be thanking for the two BCS bowls...it is the 1997 Cotton Bowl Team. They did all of the heavy lifting that has allowed the u, BSU and TCU to have access to BCS games. Without this team access would have been denied to all Non-AQ's. You may want to issue a thank you, and be grateful others have help.

Your "perpetual home and home" games with USC and UO may be going away...both schools are develpoing indy plans as is Texas and U of OK. Developing a plan and implementating the plan are two different things...but it is being examined. Perpetual, maybe not.

In My Humble Opinion
South Jordan, UT

Why play TCU in basketball?

Because TCU's basketball program will improve quickly and dramatically as a member of the Big East.

Because a game against a Big East opponent will be attractive to ESPN and fans in every time zone.

Because Texas is the second most populous state and fertile recruiting ground for basketball and football.

Because a basketball recruit OR a football recruit can go to a basketball game.

Because television exposure isn't enough. Fans want to see the team in person once in awhile.

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