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  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    May 29, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    @Hank Pym
    I watched Oregon and Stanford. I believe TCU could have beaten either one of them last year.

    PAC12 will not have two teams in BCS bowls in 2011/2012. The winner of the north, probably Oregon, will win the conference and get the BCS invite. Oregon and Stanford will be stronger than any teams in the south again this year.

    SEC and Big10 will be the two strongest conferences and will both get two invites. Big12 lost some strength losing Nebraska and made some gains losing Colorado. It is still the 3rd strongest conference.

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    May 28, 2011 7:47 p.m.

    @ Veracity | 6:04 p.m. May 26, 2011

    "The PAC 10 has been making alot of money for a long time, still the conference was not any better than the old MWC."

    Really? Did you not pay attention to the participants in the last Orange Bowl or BCS Title game. Not to mention Pete Caroll's tenure in LA?

  • -PSUYB- Scranton, Pennsylvania
    May 28, 2011 12:43 a.m.

    Dutchman,

    I agree with you that times are changing. But there is quite a difference between 18yr old kids choosing where to go to college and 23-26yr old college graduates choosing to play a sport professionally.
    And obviously, this situation will not be an issue to every recruit, but for many local kids there in Utah, I believe it may be more influential in their decision than many think.

    But yes, there are several former BYU athletes that have chosen to play professionally and play on sundays. That is their personal choice. They did not once play on a sunday while on campus at BYU. And true, many people are obligated to work on sundays, but that is due to a career choice. It does not really apply to kids going to college.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    May 27, 2011 8:43 p.m.

    "... times have changed."

    Local talent will have one more reason to chose BYU over Utah if the Sunday activity comes into play. Regardless of your opinion about 'changing times' this is a 'deal breaker' for most LDS kids.

    It will influence recruiting. Values win again.

    Too bad for U.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    May 27, 2011 4:19 p.m.

    PSUYB,

    There are plenty of athletes that played for BYU that are now playing on Sunday in the NFL, NBA and the PGA Golf tournament. If an occasional game is played on Sunday I don't believe it will have much affect on local recruiting. A lot of kids grow up in homes now where one or both parents are required to work an occasional Sunday. If a young person joins the National Guard or Reserve out of high school they will be required to perform some duties on Sunday. I agree that Sunday is best left for religious observance but unfortunately times have changed.

  • -PSUYB- Scranton, Pennsylvania
    May 27, 2011 3:51 p.m.

    Regardless of what many Ute fans think, playing on sunday will play a factor in recruiting the Local talent as well as national LDS/Christian athletes. True, not every recruit will care, but many young men and women hold values and refuse to play on Sunday.

    Even if the PAC did catch Sunday Primetime on ESPN or ABC, it would not be the Utes playing on National TV unless it is @USC or @Oregon. The Sunday primetime block would be reserved for the best of the PAC-12, as many more people will be watching.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    May 27, 2011 12:46 p.m.

    I have a hard time believing BYUtv's new HighDef TV infrastructure was paid for by athletic ticket sales, or any other type of athletic revenue.

    BYU sports is integral to a much larger (non-sports) marketing effort, and they are commensuratly invested in, for that purpose. Anyone who thinks otherwise is naive

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    May 27, 2011 10:40 a.m.

    Bluto,

    The real truth is that you are misinformed. Duckhunter knows a thing or two about this and he wrote on 5-9-2011 and has since stood by this statement:

    "THE LDS CHURCH, which owns and sponsors BYU, pays for the facilities on campus. They insist on everything being top of the line and they pay to have it be top of the line. That includes ALL CAMPUS FACILITIES athletic or otherwise. yes they fund raise to help pay for them but that is all."

    Also, no tax money what so ever supports the Utah Athletic programs or facilitites. RES was rebuilt with money from the Eccles family, other donors and revenue bonds repaid by ticket and concession sales, not tax money. The Olympics rented the facility for the opening and closing ceremony and they got that money from their own ticket sales to the two events.

    Not one dime of taxpayer money is used for Utah Athletics. The U operates on a $2.3 billion annual budget that does not include Athletics. The state funds 8% of that. It is not a myth.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    May 27, 2011 10:10 a.m.

    @Dutchman

    FActs....

    *BYU does not use Tithing money for any Athletic expenses.
    *Their facilites are paid for before construction begins.
    *Maintenance endowments are established for their upkeep.
    *BYU sinks or swims on their Brand, Cache and Legacy.
    *BYU is in the black.

    *Utah is funded by the the Taxpayers of Utah. Academically and Athletically.
    *Taxpayers paid for Rice Eccles Stadium. (Olympics)
    *Utah's Endowment is smaller than BYU's and is not large enough to cover 92% of their Budget. So much for the 8% myth.
    *Utah's overall budget annually includes expenditures for the Athletic Department.
    *Maintenance of facilities are paid for by taxpayers, not maintenance endowments.

    Truth shall set you free

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    May 27, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    @Dutchman

    FActs....

    *BYU does not use Tithing money for any Athletic expenses.
    *Their facilites are paid for before construction begins.
    *Maintenance endowments are established for their upkeep.
    *BYU sinks or swims on their Brand, Cache and Legacy.
    *BYU is in the black.

    *Utah is funded by the the Taxpayers of Utah. Academically and Athletically.
    *Taxpayers paid for Rice Eccles Stadium. (Olympics)
    *Utah's Endowment is smaller than BYU's and is not large enough to cover 92% of their Budget. So much for the 8% myth.
    *Utah's overall budget annually includes expenditures for the Athletic Department.
    *Maintenance of facilities are paid for by taxpayers, not maintenance endowments.

    Truth shall set you free

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    May 27, 2011 3:13 a.m.

    @Jeff29 - It most certainly DOES have to do with money. After all this new expansion over the last 12 months, you haven't figured that out? Every expansion that has occurred as of late is all about the $$$.

    As it's been said many many times before, it's all about TV revenue.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    May 26, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    VegasUte

    Yup, Reality is that the Conference of Champions once was true...sorry though, no more. Look up my name in the dictionary...it means 'to tell the truth'.

    And that is what I am doing...are you telling the world and myself Washington State, UCLA, Oregon State, USC...etc. are better teams than the teams in the old MWC...come on, smell the roses and get real.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    May 26, 2011 10:26 p.m.

    Toosmartforyou and sportsauthority,

    I am not trying to pick a fight with you but Duckhunter has educated me on how BYU builds facilities and he is in the loop because his company does construction for BYU. I agree with Duckhunter that donors do contribute to BYU but what is donated and what is needed to complete the project with the quality the Church demands creates a large gap that only the Church can fill. I do not drink wine but being Dutch I do like cheese and the amounts we are talking about to build facilities are not incidental. BYU has great facilities, just be happy that you have an owner with commitment and deep pockets. If Utah asked the state legislature for funds to build any athletic facilities they would be laughed at and scoffed.

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    May 26, 2011 9:00 p.m.

    This will be great for the U. I bet the coaches are beside themselves thinking of all the upgrades this will buy. It's a boon for everyone there. Congratulations!

  • TheSportsAuthority Arlington, VA
    May 26, 2011 8:52 p.m.

    Dutchman

    "believe me other university presidents care where the money comes from because they can't keep up and frankly I get tired of BYU fans continually throwing the "better facilities" in the face of all fans from other schools."

    Have some cheese with your whine, because your complaint is nothing but sour grapes.

    The vast majority of funds to build BYU's athletic facilities has come from PRIVATE donations. Sure, BYU pays for the maintenance of the facilties and possibly some incidental costs of construction, but the better facilities at BYU are the direct result of better fan support.

    If Utah had had a perennial Top 25 team for the past third of a century, the U would probably have a 65,000 seat stadium and better facilities. As it is, your johnny-come-lately program is just now approaching the calibre of team BYU has had since the 80's.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    May 26, 2011 8:19 p.m.

    @ Dutchman

    Who do you think paid for the expanded 65,000 seat stadium in Provo? It wasn't who you think; it was donors. The loges went for $100,000 each with the right to pass them on one time, IF you continued to buy season tickets for the entire loge every year. (I joked that you got it in the name of your youngest grandson with the stipulation that when he was ready to die he pass it to his youngest grandson and you'd have rights to it until the milleneum!) Mr. Huntsman isn't the only person to open his wallet for his favorite school. I'm glad he does as well as those who suppoprt BYU, too. Utah will expand their stadium when the big donors start signing checks.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    May 26, 2011 8:05 p.m.

    Mussingwith U,

    Take the support of the LDS Church out of the facilities equation and BYU's facilities are equal to Utah's. Recruits don't care but believe me other university presidents care where the money comes from because they can't keep up and frankly I get tired of BYU fans continually throwing the "better facilities" in the face of all fans from other schools.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    May 26, 2011 8:03 p.m.

    @ Dutchman

    No tithing pays for any BYU Football---not even a nickel.

    So what's your point? Both schools have great facilities. And the old rivalry game was USU - Utah so after Lavell came to town that changed, too.

    Two schools in the country are in the black in Football and one of them is BYU. THe article I read didn't identify the other, but with Notre Dame, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, USC, Oklahoma, etc I'm confident the 2nd one isn't located in Salt Lake City.

    Good luck to the Utes, but after watching college football for decades in the State of Utah, I'm of the opinion that the Utes are in for a tough haul.

    Yes, I'm pleased they are making a lot more money in the PAC 12. Congratulations.

    Utah needs to up-grade their mens basketball program, track and field, etc.

  • TroyTown Anaheim, CA
    May 26, 2011 7:50 p.m.

    Just the FAX

    "Besides USC, when was the last time a PAC 10 team won a concensus major college football national championship (#1 in both the AP and Coaches Final Polls)?"

    Trick question FAX man. The conference wasn't founded until 1959.

  • MUSSing with U Baltimore, MD
    May 26, 2011 7:47 p.m.

    Dutchman

    "without the funding support of the LDS Church BYU's facilities would be about where Utah's are"

    Which is relevant because...?

    Recruits couldn't care less whether the facilities they see on campus were paid for by tax dollars, church funds, Nike, Jon Huntsman or simply sprang out of the earth by magic.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    May 26, 2011 7:36 p.m.

    Bluto,

    "Utah needs the extra money and about 20 years just to catch up to BYU's facilities."

    Would you please backup the "20 years to catch up" comment? Citing a source from Chris Hill or his equal would be appreciated.

    There is one thing Duckhunter and I agree on and that is without the funding support of the LDS Church BYU's facilities would be about where Utah's are.

  • Just the FAX Olympus Cove, Utah
    May 26, 2011 7:31 p.m.

    VegasUte

    "It's called the Conference of Champions for a reason!"

    Besides USC, when was the last time a PAC 10 team won a concensus major college football national championship (#1 in both the AP and Coaches Final Polls)?

    Hint: BYU has won more concensus major college football national championships than the rest of the PAC 10 COMBINED!!!

    Conference of Championship indeed.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    May 26, 2011 7:11 p.m.

    And these are their athletic budgets

    School Revenue / Expenses
    Arizona - $39,655,034 / $40,760,160
    Boise St - $16,693,080 / $16,632,465
    Colorado - $35,851,791 / $36,614,714
    Indiana - $37,968,912 / $38,805,232
    Kentucky - $54,536,426 / $52,462,483
    Maryland - $46,508,648 / $46,508,648
    Michigan - $78,424,186 / $61,387,144
    Ohio St - $89,700,979 / $89,580,305
    Oregon - $39,976,635 / $40,107,833
    Rutgers - $37,997,629 / $37,997,629
    Texas - $89,651,682 / $82,400,829
    U of Utah - $25,506,145 / $21,311,639
    UCLA - $46,013,054 / $46,010,599
    Wash St - $28,391,053 - $27,873,563
    Washington - $43,197,964 / $45,423,346

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    May 26, 2011 7:09 p.m.

    These are the teams

    Arizona -
    Boise St
    Colorado -
    Indiana -
    Kentucky -
    Maryland -
    Michigan -
    Ohio St -
    Oregon -
    Rutgers -
    Texas -
    U of Utah
    UCLA -
    Wash St -
    Washington -

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    May 26, 2011 7:07 p.m.

    Rank the Football Teams based on Athletic Budget

    Revenue / Expenses
    $39,655,034 / $40,760,160
    $16,693,080 / $16,632,465
    $35,851,791 / $36,614,714
    $37,968,912 / $38,805,232
    $54,536,426 / $52,462,483
    $46,508,648 / $46,508,648
    $78,424,186 / $61,387,144
    $89,700,979 / $89,580,305
    $39,976,635 / $40,107,833
    $37,997,629 / $37,997,629
    $89,651,682 / $82,400,829
    $25,506,145 / $21,311,639
    $46,013,054 / $46,010,599
    $28,391,053 - $27,873,563
    $43,197,964 / $45,423,346

  • Jack Winters Provo, Utah
    May 26, 2011 6:54 p.m.

    Why is it that, even though this article is about the great new PAC TV deal, all williary, Hedgehog, Timp, junkmail and crowntown can only focus on BYU?

    Grow up, boys, and just enjoy our good fortune. Your rhetoric is tired. THey aren't even in our Conference anymore. It's time to let go and move on. When you continually focus on them, you look insecure and diminish our accomplishments. In short, you validate their claim that we are "little brothers," because you all are acting the part.

    ====

    As for the article: Woo Hoo! Go Utes!

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    May 26, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    junkmail "It's not like BYU printed out T-shirts that said "BCS Busters 2008." Do you not see the difference?"

    There is a huge difference. One school thought they were better than they were and bragged about it BEFORE they accomplished a goal. Then they got embarrassed by their lack of greatness and all the shirts became a joke. The other school accomplished something, is extremely proud of the accomplishment, and shows it on t-shirts celebrating the ACCOMPLISHMENT of a goal! Huge, HUGE difference.

    BTW, why would the y ever print T-shirts that said BCS Busters anyway - never has happened and never will. LOL

    Go Utes!! Go PAC 12!! Go Mt. St Marys!!

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    May 26, 2011 6:15 p.m.

    Veracity - "The PAC 10 has been making alot of money for a long time, still the conference was not any better than the old MWC."

    ??? Really? Reality - it is a word in the dictionary, please look it up!!

    It's called the Conference of Champions for a reason!

    Go Utes! Onward and Upward!!

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    May 26, 2011 6:09 p.m.

    "but the overwhelming reason was religion" .... serious? You still playing that card? Whatever gets you through the night!!

    Love it! Go Utes!!

    The future is bright, the future is Crimson!! get Used to it!!

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    May 26, 2011 6:04 p.m.

    Hedgehog...it is not how much you make, it is what you do with it.

    The PAC 10 has been making alot of money for a long time, still the conference was not any better than the old MWC.

    What will be your excuse when you have all this money and are still losing more game than you win?

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    May 26, 2011 5:45 p.m.

    toosmartforyou,

    "I won't be dinged to support them as much as before."

    Not one dime of your tax money has ever gone to support the U's athletic programs or facilities. The state barely funds the academic programs at the U. The U's non athletic budget is a $2.3 billion enterprise and the state funds 8% of that. You should celebrate that hundreds of jobs are created there through research and business spin offs that keep this state's economy going or you may find life pretty hard there in Farmington.

  • UtahUte16 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 5:42 p.m.

    As a fan this is great. But as a student, I can only see this helping me and my academic future. Which in reality is way more important than a game. Better professors, better facilities, better education. What a blessing it is going to be to be in the PAC12!

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    May 26, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    Yes Utah will bring in more dollars than BYU, from TV.
    And so will Washington State.

    Question is, will BYU have more Exposure?
    How many National Games for BYU vs Utah on the Big ESPN Network.

    Right now it's about 6 or 8 to 1 in BYU's favor.

    Utah needs the extra money and about 20 years just to catch up to BYU's facilities.

    Their competition is not BYU, they already have a great ESPN contract. Utah's competition is with the other Pac 12 schools, in which they'll never catch up.

    Utah will have the money and yet still be a cellar dweller.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    May 26, 2011 5:15 p.m.

    THen how come BYU has no problem endorsing former players that play in the NFL and on a SUNDAY. But while they are in school it's a no no.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    May 26, 2011 5:12 p.m.

    @williary

    I like your logic. Let's apply it to Lavell Edwards and oh, say..., Opportunity Urban, ok? Who had perfect seasons? Both. Who won a National Championship? Who "failed," to use your own term. My, isn't that an interesting comparison? Oh, it also works for Edwards vs. Whittingham, too. Or if you think I'm "picking on the Utes" try Edwards vs. Frank Cush at ASU (I'm sure you're old enough to remember when ASU was undefeated but only ended up #2....that has to hurt a bit, huh?)

    So enjoy the money, dude. Keep telling your self that "it's the money....."

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    May 26, 2011 5:01 p.m.

    @ Hedge

    If it's not worth discussing, we are you discussing it?

    I couldn't be happier that the Utes are going to make lots of money because as a taxpayer that means I won't be dinged to support them as much as before. Maybe they will get a decent sized stadium, too, and be able to fill it on a Sunday, since maybe that's when they'll be playing. Go for it. Just don't complain if the money is the best part of the deal when the Utes don't win regularly in the PAC 12, which you and I both know is a distinct possibilty.

    I'd sure enjoy reading a news story about the Utes where you didn't see the need to bash BYU. But alas, that's against your very nature, so I'll just smile and enjoy it.

  • caleb in new york Glen Cove, NY
    May 26, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    Larry scott is quoted in the article as saying the pac-12 network would keep first choice of all of the games. That is amazing to me that ESPN/FOX ponied up the $225 million per year deal just for the second choice of games.

  • rogerdpack2 Orem, UT
    May 26, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    congrats for moh money for the utes :)

  • junkmail Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 4:18 p.m.

    williary,

    I never said BYU didn't have a quest for perfection. They did print it on T-shirts. My issue is that you and so many others see that as arrogance. It's a goal. A quest. Utah had that exact same goal, and good for them, accomplished it. How in the world is it arrogance to have a goal?

    It's not like BYU printed out T-shirts that said "BCS Busters 2008." Do you not see the difference?

  • Timp South Jordan, UT
    May 26, 2011 3:55 p.m.

    What kept BYU out of the PAC12 was their academic policies...

    The PAC12 universities did not want to be affiliated w/ an academic institution who restricted/monitored/fired professors if they contradicted church policies/teachings.

    Obviously there were other issues as well, but IMO, that was issue #1.

  • williary Kearns, UT
    May 26, 2011 3:13 p.m.

    @junkmail

    Correction. BYU had a "Quest For Perfection." They printed it on shirts.

    Utah kept their mouths shut, took care of business, and obtained a perfect season.

    While BYU failed.

    BYU's "Quest For Perfection" was intended to end with a destination of a BCS game. Just accept that fact and stop covering for Bronco. He called his shot, and failed.

    While Utah finishes it for him.

  • Oregonian Sherwood, OR
    May 26, 2011 2:53 p.m.

    re: Wedgie

    "Ok, can we just lay to rest the silly debate on wether the Utes or ByU will be making more money."

    Congratulations, you have finally reached the same level as Washington State in both TV money and the "who cares about us" factor.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    May 26, 2011 2:33 p.m.

    Jeff29,

    I have thought a lot about this and I dont believe it is about religious bigotry as you state. The presidents of the universities make the decisions regarding conference membership and I dont believe they are religious bigots. In fact most of them probably have a Mormon on their staff. I believe from the presidents point of view it has more to do with the fact that BYU as a private institution can, at the drop of a hat, build top notch facilities with donor support but more importantly big support from the LDS Church. The state funded PAC 10 schools already compete against two private well heeled universities, Stanford and USC. Lets face it, private schools have a lot to offer in terms of academic standing and well funded athletic facilities. I just think the state funded PAC 10 schools did not want to go head to head with another private school and that is why BYU was not on the invitation list. Many of these schools have had Mormons serve as presidents.

  • junkmail Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 2:04 p.m.

    williary-

    A quest is a journey or effort. Utah had a "quest for perfection" at the beginning of the 2008 season, as did every other team. How shallow is the English program at the U if so many U fans see "quest for perfection" as a destination instead of a desire?

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    May 26, 2011 2:02 p.m.

    @12:48

    You start with:

    "...All the TV money in the PAC-12 should be a big boost to the UTES...".

    then you go with:

    "... money doesn't solve everything...".

    and

    "...money might be nice...".

    then you end with:

    "...this looks like a big boon for the UTES...".

    I like your opening and closing thoughts.

    Thanks for not playing the victim card.

  • nosaerfoecioveht NSL, UT
    May 26, 2011 2:02 p.m.

    Great time to be a UTE!!!!

  • williary Kearns, UT
    May 26, 2011 12:48 p.m.

    @Jeff29

    Whatever makes you feel better about the situation.

    Fact is if those "Quest For Perfection" shirts had really told the Cougars future, instead of the Utes, BYU might have been considered.

  • Jared Gainesville, FL
    May 26, 2011 12:48 p.m.

    All the TV money in the PAC-12 should be a big boost to the Utes but money doesn't solve everything. Utah and BYU both did very well this past decade in football on quite meager budgets. Now that Utah will have 10X the money (just a rough estimate) are they going to do 10X better? Are they even going to better at all? Who knows? Will BYU do better with more money? Who knows? Personally, I don't think the extra money Utah gets compared to BYU will make any difference. There's a law of diminishing returns. Yes, that money might be nice but oftentimes extra money in the athletic department goes to support other university programs (that's how it works at many public universities).

    More money can help but only up to a point. In any case, this looks like a big boon for the Utes.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    May 26, 2011 12:15 p.m.

    "Sunday play was a patial issue, but the overwhelming reason was religion (i.e. the Bay Area schools would never let the Mormon school into the PAC - especially after Prop 8)."

    Jeff,

    No arguement from me. You reap what you sow.

  • nottyou Riverton, UT
    May 26, 2011 12:14 p.m.

    And the cost of tuition just keep going up...

  • utesovertide Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 12:13 p.m.

    @Jeff29

    If it has to do with religion, why did Washington just hire Michael Young who is a Mormon?

    Larry Scott for president.

  • williary Kearns, UT
    May 26, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    @Ufan

    Not a chance. Everyone says the same thing about Jazz games. Yet you play a playoff game on a Sunday afternoon, and ESA is packed full.

    You move ASU @ Utah to a Sunday, full house.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    May 26, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    Ufan,

    Ever see a Jazz game in Salt Lake on Sunday? When they had them the arena was always full. Once the TV camera even caught LaVelle Edwards taking in a game on Sunday. If the game is scheduled late in the day when church meetings are over with it will be no problem.

  • BlueSaint South Jordan, UT
    May 26, 2011 11:44 a.m.

    Hahaha!....Silly little hedge! When will Ute fans learn? It's not about how much you make...It's about who and if anyone cares!

  • Jeff29 Cedar City, UT
    May 26, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    Yes hedgehog, we can. The Utes will make more money.

    Can we also lay to rest the silly debate as to why the Utes were invited to the PAC 12 and not the Cougs? It had nothing to do with athletics, nothing to do money, and very little to do with academics. Sunday play was a patial issue, but the overwhelming reason was religion (i.e. the Bay Area schools would never let the Mormon school into the PAC - especially after Prop 8).

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 11:38 a.m.

    RES will be half empty if the PAC 12 moves one of Utah's home games to Sunday.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    May 26, 2011 11:34 a.m.

    From the CBS article:

    "..schools like Utah could earn an additional $8.3-$11.9 million per year from Pac-12 Media Enterprises. That would be on top of the $21 million per year average the new broadcast deal with ESPN and Fox will produce for each member."

    Can I just say, WOW! Keep in mind, Utah will also be getting millions more per year in merchandising revenue sharing, bowl revenue sharing, etc.

    Welcome to the Conference of Champions. 40 million per year, baby!!

  • butters Salt Lake city, UT
    May 26, 2011 11:24 a.m.

    gotta hand it to larry scott, he's working real hard to push the pac 12.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    May 26, 2011 11:21 a.m.

    Ok, can we just lay to rest the silly debate on wether the Utes or ByU will be making more money.

    It's not even worth a discussion.