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Published: Monday, Sept. 5 2011 11:25 p.m. MDT

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StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

That's great news about the NCAA's approval for the University to cover the funeral. I can't imagine the trauma of losing someone so close and then going through the stress of financing such a costly and important service. A lot of class shown by the University and for once the NCAA appears to have at least one decent person working for them.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

When Coach Rose found out about his cancer a group of Ute fans gathered a couple of thousand dollars to donate to Huntsman Cancer hosp. Maybe byu fans ought to step up and donate to this young man.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Ernest T. Bass | 8:06 a.m. Sept. 6, 2011
Bountiful, UT
When Coach Rose found out about his cancer a group of Ute fans gathered a couple of thousand dollars to donate to Huntsman Cancer hosp. Maybe byu fans ought to step up and donate to this young man.
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Is there a fund set up anywhere tot help defray incidental costs not covered by the University (lodging and transportation for relatives, a scholarship on behalf of the young lady, etc?)

Duh
west jordan, ut

Condolences to this young man and his loss. Class act by the U of U. This is a moment where fans from all sides, BYU, UTAH and UTAH STATE can set aside their differences and morn in the loss of a Ute family member. I agree with Veritas, if DESNEWS knows of a fund, could they please make an addition to this article with that information where Cougar, Ute and Aggiie fans alike could contribute.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

I'm just amazed that there's someone in the NCAA compliance office who actually has a soul...

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Good to see people realizing that football is just a game and relationships are what this life is really all about. I'm sure with Coach Wittingham's leadership the team will rally around this young man and help him through this tragedy.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

Ernest t, you are a Byu fan on most articles. Please tell me where you donated then. I would love to follow your classy example.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

Memo to Bronco, Doman, and all the coaches and players on the Cougar squad: Please get together and set up a fund where the whole team and it's fans can contribute to assist the Utes in their effort to help the affected young man and his family. I'm anxious to contribute. And may this adversity propelled the Utes to play their hearts out against the Trojans this weekend to honor the memory of their comrade's tragic loss. Go Utes! Go Cougs! May you both shine this weekend.

Wolverine 04
South Jordan, Ut

A fund has been set up at any Zions bank in Ron Tongaonevai's name. Being very close to this young man I know he is devasted and any help would be greatly appreciated.This has been very tragic and it nice to see everyone come together in support of this young man no matter who you support on Saturdays.

UgottaloveMaxie
SLC, UT

Is John the brother of Matt? They both went to Cottonwood and same last name...wasn't sure

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