SUU is playing Weber from now on. Let's face it Dixie is nothing compared
to Weber. That is the new rivalry for each school and it's better for each
@ZonaZone,My SUU offered to play Dixie State. Uhmm, funny how the south
of Iron County school and crowd haven't had too much to say after the last
two games? There is a reason they are playing New Mwxico Highlands instead of
Dixie, and it doesn't have to do with SUU not trying! Go back to J.C.
@Zona Zone,SUU doesn't need another cupcake on their schedule. The
last two times Dixie and SUU met, SUU won 52-0 in St George and then 36-6 in
@east of utah,The Big Sky Conference doesn't allow baseball programs,
so they would have to compete in a whole different conference. SUU also had to
add men's tennis to enter the BSC.
And why add tennis over wrestling as a sports program? I wonder when some of
these A.D''s, Dr. Jacobsen excluded at UVU, are going to realize that
wrestling is a powerhouse prep sport in Utah? We produce more blue chip
wrestlers per capita then about every state out there stalking programs like
Iowa, Iowa State, Penn State, Purdue, Northwestern and Boise State. Tennis is a
great sport but let's face it, our state colleges need to pay more
attention to the needs of Utah athletes. It was sad to see baseball go there as
well. But adding tennis over wrestling does not serve our state. We have an
inordinate amount of wrestling talent in our state with just one program
(college or junior college). As a SUU alum, who really loves this institution,
I was disappointed in this direction of the athletic department.
It was a "no-brainer" for SUU to drop bsaeball. The baseball team had
no conference to play in because the Big Sky does not play baseball and it was
also a financial drain. Nobody was happy to lose a sport that is important to
the Cedar City community, but Beazer's job isn't to field sports
without regard to financial and competitive realities, he has to work within
serious constraints placed upon him. I can understand why "east of
utah" is bent out of shape because his/her
son/daughter/grandchild/nephew/niece (or whatever relation he has to a former
SUU baseball player) faced some disruption. Why do I assume that "east of
utah" has that relationship to a former SUU baseball player? Because that
is the only group of people that remain upset about the decision. The rest of
us understand why it happened and have moved on. I suggest "east of
utah" do the same.
The real question is why SUU doesn't man up and play Dixie every year in
both basketball and football. The Dixie rivalry will stir passions much more
than will the Big Sky. If he wants to build his fan base, he needs the Dixie
Baseball was leaching on SUU in a big way...
Why didn't you ask him why he through the baseball team under the bus?