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Published: Monday, Aug. 1 2011 1:00 p.m. MDT

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Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Congratulations BYU! I don't expect the Y to relenquish this title any time soon. In fact, I think the gap is widening between BYU and the rest of the universities.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

And again we see byu byu will never be a national contender in basketball or football

For some reason, top athletes just want to have a normal college experience.

Sounds like a reasonable desire.

Stay in the 19th century or compete for national titles(in something people care about like football or basketball)


continue with your dominance as #1 stone cold.

Well at least their #1 stone cold will continue


Logan, UT

"This year, the unwanted title of partyingest campus goes to Ohio University-Athens."

This is the Dnews' byu/LDS bias shining through. Those "party-schools" take pride in taking that top ranking, it is hardly "unwanted".

Kaysville, UT

I'm glad they got this "prestigious" recognition but at the same how "boring"?

But I guess it has it's advantages. You don't have to buy liquor to have a party, just jello.

Port Alice, B.C.

Jimmer didn't seem to mind.

Syracuse, UT

The only thing that Chris B cares about is football or basketball and he has a very short memory with the Y beating the u badly in bball and almost had the upset of the century in football this past year. It seems that the Y has no problem in getting quality players who want to remember their college days and experiences (Like who has the best team in whatever sport).

Go ahead and make fun of be #1 in stone cold sober, while u try to find what u are #1 in anything. u will always be "middle of the pack" in everything.

Murray, UT

Congratulations BYU! Nothing wrong with being sober. It keeps the air med helicopter from the U of U from coming to the rescue. By the way, the U will continue its break out research on how cold stone caverns can hold huge resevoirs of natural gas that will lead us to energy independence.

Iowa City, IA

I clink my glass of milk to BYU! A distinction to be proud of for the sober and completely misunderstood by the inebriated.

Orem, UT

I don't think the other schools are saddened to be #1 party schools are they?

Eagle Mountain, UT

And again we see another reason BYU will ever be a national contender in basketball and football

For some reason, more top athletes are wanting to go to college where they can have a low peer pressure experience and maintain some self respect.

Sounds like a reasonable desire.

Stay classy and act mature while competing for national titles in football, basketball and other sports.


Attend a school where alcohol and drug abuse abound. Where sexual promiscuity is encouraged and women are valued mostly for their lack of moral values and willingness to "party in a morals free environment". Many will have guilt, low self-esteem and suffer from depression their entire lives because of the way these boys, who desired this type of fun, treated them while in college.
But; what the heck. It's all part of the college experience that they are entitled to right? Underage drinking(since most won't be legal drinkers until they are seniors), easily obtained "illegal substances" and women to take advantage of while they are impaired and unable to make rational decisions.

Well at least their #1 stone cold will continue... And they will be greatful for it.
Classy, don't you think?

Bountiful, Utah

Although BYU wasn't my school of choice, having a stone cold sober school is a whole lot better, in my opinion, than having a school that turns it head on all of the underaged drinking. Afterall, many colleges student are not even old enough to legally drink in most States!

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

Most classless fans and most band wagon fans goes to Utah. No other school came close.

Toquerville, UT

A badge to be worn with honor. BYU rocks!

Phoenix, AZ

OMG !!! I can't believe that so many people have gone for the throat of BYU, why is it such a grevious sin to be the #1 stone cold sober school in the nation for 14 years running? I would remind people after all this is a church school and probably the #1 church school in the nation, what would it say if this church founded school was the #1 party school in the nation or the school with the most cases of SSD's or the school with the most drug related deaths or some other badge of dishonor that other schools are labeled with. I would remind people that no one forces the students to attend BYU and if they want they are free to go to school elsewhere. I can think of alot worse titles to claim besides the #1 stone cold sober school in the nation for 14 years running, no, I say wear that badge of honor with pride!!! Brigham Young is smiling down on you with pride!!


It makes me wonder has the poll only been going on for 14 years or did someone else have the title of stone-cold sober ahead of BYU 15 yrs ago?

West Jordan, UT

@Dutchman:Yes, BYU is the #1 stone cold sober university, and as a member of the LDS church, I would expect nothing less. That being said, the University of Utah was just ranked #1 in technical start up companies, passing up the likes of MIT and the California Institute of Technology. Pretty great to have two universities that lead the nation.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Many students look for schools with a party reputation but I doubt you will find any school administrators who will say that they are happy that their school has a party reputation. Why? Because they are grown up and mature and have fully functional brains.
As a parent, if you want your kids to party and be immoral, you have some pretty serious issues of your own to deal with.

The college in LaCrosse Wi. is near a popular park that borders the Missisippi river. In the past several years at least 3 students have been so drunk that they have fallen into the river and drown. A student during frat initiations at USU got so drunk a few years ago he died of alcohol poisoning. I wonder if the parents of all of the students who have died from alcohol or drugs or contracted HIV from "partying" with infected partners wish their children had decided on BYU?

But you go ahead and send your kids to the party schools. Odds are they won't be one of the ones who die or are messed up for the rest of their lives. Willing to take the chance with your kids?

Wally West

re: Mormon Ute | 2:15 p.m. Aug. 1, 2011

"In fact, I think the gap is widening between BYU and the rest of the universities."

Other schools are drinking more to cope w/ the new independent attitude?

Hayden, ID

What does all this mean? To me it means my kid fought in Iraq so your kids can party in college,but not at BYU. For which I express my deep gratitude for both my son's and for BYU's honor. Something the world could certainly use more of.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris B:

1) I am one of the most sports illiterate persons on this entire planet. I know maybe 10 names in sports but I hardly know who they are... I only hear them frequently. And you're trying to tell me that Jimmer isn't a top athlete? lol, even I know otherwise.

2) I grew up asking 'what does football have to do with education?' - No offense intended to sports lovers out there... but I'm still asking that question.

My second point wasn't really to make the sports point I often question... I'm relating it to this point... a school full of students who don't drink has a LOT more to do with education than one full of binging, sex-craved, party-life, behaviors... which are contrary to what 'growing up and taking responsibility' have anything to do with.

BYU getting this award is a mark of honor in a dwindling society. I respect this label and hope it continues.

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