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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 29 2011 10:52 a.m. MST

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cougarNV
Las Vegas, NV

I admit that it isn't any fun when I try to tease my good Ute buddies about the basketball.

I hope they get better so it will be fun to trash talk again.

metamoracoug
metamora, IL

"Come to think of it, BYU would have been a great fit for the conference.

BYUtv is in over 200 countries and the Big East has invited teams from all of them."

HAHAHAHA. Thanks! That one busted my gut!

Biker 100
Sandy, UT

How about quit being trashy and just support your favorite team?

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

So what you're saying is we defended our right to watch BYU on BYUtv anywhere in the world, at the expense of any conference affiliation. I admit the Big East is no prize right now, but we are just back to where we were in the 80's where you could watch BYU at any Stake Center in the world, but no post season worth mentioning.

Of course, we haven't gotten the job done building a winning program, which should come before we knock on anyone's door. I would rather we didn't see them at all while they are a work-in-progress.

Th
Tooele, UT

Rock,

not sure there is any coach that could take on the task that Krstkowiak has and succeed under these circumstances. At least not this year. This mess is all on Jim Boylen when encouraging "his" players to leave the program. Heck he was even acting like an agent for JJ OBrien. Thanks to Jim, 3 players remained on roster by April and May. Make a long story short, the few available players that were left weren't good! Kind of like a team full of less talented Jon Hays.

Utah will be lucky to get 2 wins. But I don't think anyone can start really judging or even taking a wise crack at Krystko until probably 2013.

Go Utes

cougarNV
Las Vegas, NV

@ Biker 100

Don't you have friends that you get to banter with as part of your bond?

Without the tease, the relationship is not the same. Nothing personal to you.
It's meant with good fun.

Veracity
Morgan, UT

Yesterday, the Utah mens basketball had a tune-up scrimmage with the Utes female basketball team...it now seems the women are 18 points better than the PAC 12 as well.

SUNNY ALL DAY
Saint George, UT

1996-97 BYU Mens Basketball.

1-25.

Go cougars.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@sunny all day

Yea 1996. That was before you were even born. Is that some how relevent to utah's current atrociousness?

Samwise
Salt Lake City, UT

The poll about the Ute basketball team was missing the option I wanted to select: I think they will only have the one win they already have this year. This will actually be worse than the 1996-1997 Cougars basketball team because at least their one win was against a division 1 opponent. So, yes, my prediction is that this Ute team is not only the worst division 1 team in the state of Utah right now, but the worst division 1 team in the state of Utah ever.

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

Sunny: it took us 4 years (even hampered by Steve Cleveland) to win a conference championship after that terrible year. Let's see how long it takes Utah.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Veracity -

"Yesterday, the Utah mens basketball had a tune-up scrimmage with the Utes female basketball team...it now seems the women are 18 points better than the PAC 12 as well."
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I gotta hand it to you, even as a die-hard Ute I found that comment pretty funny.

SUNNY ALL DAY
Saint George, UT

dh

96-97 never happened.

LOL.

Tell me about 1984... again.

LOL.

Murphy's and Hansen's are still waiting for your input.

LOL.

Have fun in Mommy's basement.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

re: eastcoastcoug
"Of course, we haven't gotten the job done building a winning program, which should come before we knock on anyone's door."

Maybe I'm confused, is 8-3 (soon to be 9-3) and listed among "others receiving votes" not a winning program?

I would love to see BYU vs Tulsa in Armed Forces Bowl. Both are listed among "others receiving votes." It would be a very good game.

re: SUNNY ALL DAY
"1996-97 BYU Mens Basketball. 1-25."

2011-2012 Utes Mens Basketball. 1-29?

Live for the present, not for the past. On December 10 - BYU will win by 44 points to avenge September 17.

Tyler McArthur
South Jordan, UT

This is beyond scary... hope something changes soon for the Utes.

Cali Coug
Visalia, CA

The lone utah win is against the NAIA giant killer SDCC...a school of 395 students. There is a lot of work to do on the hill...football is starting to tank...never any good in the other sports...Red Rocks Rule! The fate of the university hangs on the Red Rocks.

gchris
rock springs, wy

The 1-25, 1996-1997, BYU team would beat this year's Utah team by 20. And, didn't they beat Utah State that year?

sammyg
Springville, UT

Ute basketball will certainly bring about many tears... of laughter.

IndianaCoug
Bloomington, IN

RE: Eastcoastcoug

"but we are just back to where we were in the 80's where you could watch BYU at any Stake Center in the world, but no post season worth mentioning."

I don't want to live in the past, but weren't the 80s the decade when we played in a bowl game EVERY SINGLE YEAR (including 6 holiday bowls), won a national championship, had a 24 game winning streak... I'll take that over what we're fielding now any day. I'm lovin' independence, look at the schedule for the next 3-4 years--we're slowly phasing out WAC cellar dwellers and replacing them with great games. Go Cougs!

riddlemethis
Clearfield, UT

@CougFaninTx: as usual you hit the nail right on the head.

Sunny All Day brought up 96-97 which other U fans are starting to do as well. It used to be that the cutoff between recent and ancient history was the 1998 NCAA tournament; even with Utah's myriad of losing seasons in basketball over the last few years. But now that it's looking like wins will be few and far between this year for the Utes, the collective have moved the cutoff for recent and ancient history to 96-97.

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