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Published: Saturday, May 21 2011 11:00 p.m. MDT

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Lubbock, TX

@ TheTruth801

Study practical significance and statistical significance...both will serve you in a negative way.

Utah got served by Cal and gave up 64 points.

Utah got served by BYU and gave up about 20 points.

BYU lost to Cal by 7 points, and had 2 knock-ons that were feet away from beating Cal.

So, now that utah is joinging the Pac, could you please also step up your "fan" intelligence?

Salt Lake City, UT

Yes, the Cougars lost to a pac-12 team, but it certainly wasn't east high on the hill.

Salt Lake City, UT


And U lost to an independent school and were destroyed by that PAC 12.

In Stitches
Provo, Utah


Gotta love the "logic" on the hill: "MY team can't beat you, but we are loosely associated with a good team that can. LOL"

That's like being in the same homeroom with your high school valedictorian -- it's nice, but it still doesn't get YOU a scholarship.

Highland, UT

@In Stiches

LOL. That was good. Let's do some more of those.

It's like his friend took the home coming queen to prom. Of course he didn't even go. He wants credit for his buddies date.

LOL. Classic.

Cedar City, UT

How about Highland? They did it again! Twenty titles. All those young missionaries under "coach" in the mission field (Larry Gelwix) will learn and be inspired for the next five years. He has a knack, a gift, for getting the most out of young people using the spirit. Way to go Larry G., blessing to your and yours in the interesting times ahead.

Broom Hockey Champ
Alpine, UT

I was in the crowd and we fought valiantly. I thought we had a chance before the game, but in the end they were too much. No shame in losing to such a storied program, though. Maybe we can get them next year (if its still a scholarship sport for Cal).

Lyman, WY

Cal is making rugby a club sport starting next year. No more scholarships should hurt their team. The Lacross National title is not the official NCAA title, it is more like the equivilent to the division II National Title.

Salt Lake City, UT

@ TheTruth801

That's like being the waterboy for a Championship Football team.

Highland, UT


LOL. Another good one!

Jack Winters
Provo, Utah

@ TheTruth801

That's like being a meat packer from Green Bay and claiming you deserve a Super bowl Ring.

Tracy, CA

Great match on Saturday. Cal and BYU are really head and shoulders above any other college rugby teams, thus they meet in the finals every year and I don't see any change in this moving forward.

The crowd was tremendous - I believe a record for any college rugby match. Historically it is hosted at Stanford at their Steuber Rugby Stadium, which has holds about 660 permanent seats and then they add additional bleachers. The most I have seen attend is around 1500 or so the past several years.

Hopefully Rio Tinto will be the site moving forward and I think we will see the crowds continue to grow especially as Cal and BYU continue to play in the finals given their elite status versus the competition. With the exception of some NorCal rugby teams which feed the Cal pipeline some, Utah is the hotbed for US youth rugby.

Lubbock, TX

@fox kids

If the clubs/sponsors want money and viewership, they'd be smart to keep it in Sandy.

BYU fans national fanbase will watch, and a local stake center will send 11K to physically attend.

Provo, Utah

@ TheTruth801

That's like watching the Royal Wedding on TV and claiming your married to Prince William!

scenic view
Baltimore, MD

Rugby National Championship Game - Rio Tinto Stadium - May 21, 2011

BYU vs California

Paid attendance 10,139 + 2,000 comp tickets = 12,139

THE LARGEST crowd EVER to see a non-international Rugby match in US History!

Congrats BYU fans on a great turnout to support your Cougars!

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