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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 26 2012 7:00 p.m. MDT

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I for one am delighted about the Sunday games and I would welcome more. Some of the comments on this thread are unbelievable. Please speak for yourselves and not pronounce playing on Sunday is something evvvvviilllll. A Sunday game has nothing to do with morality and it has nothing to with standards.

Yay Sunday basketball!!!

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

nice try which religion states that sports should be plaed on sunday? jews, christians and muslims have a holy day. are christians a local religion? your lame aurgument can be if you don't like it here go somewhere that plays on sundays...... goodbye

CO Ute

Seems to me there is a lot of over reaction to the fact that 1 or 2 home games a year will be on Sunday. The Bronco fans that are LDS don't have an issue attending games on Sunday and suspect the Utes will be fine as well. For those U fans that don't believe it is proper to attend a sport event on Sunday there are options that were discussed in the article and the U respects your personal choice. While much of the fan base is LDS, the school isn't and there is no reason not to play Sunday games.


More classic hypocracy from BYU fans.
Jimmer the bench warmer Fredette plays on Sunday. You have no problem turning on ESPN or TBS to watch him either.

Morgan, UT

Recruiting in Utah just got a whole lot harder...

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah


"Possibly Utah's sporting events will help bring this state into the 21st Century."

Sorry chaliceman, but I don't recall ever seeing an expiration date on the Ten Commandments; whether you choose to keep them or not is your choice, but there's nothing "21st Century" about them.

Unfortunately for U, many Utah fans aren't even sensitive enough to respect the beliefs held by a large segment of their own fan base.

That's just sad.

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah

CO Ute

"While much of the fan base is LDS, the school isn't and there is no reason not to play Sunday games."

As long as you don't care whether half of your staunchest supporters can't attend the game.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I'm not surprised that 95% of the "Tsk, Tsk" comments are from Y-ners.

That must be what they teach in Y "fan" basic training, how to confess the Utes' perceived sins for them. You all get "A" in Holier-Than-Thou 101.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I watch BYU players in the NFL and NBA playing on Sunday all the time. I guess if you get paid to play, you get a free pass. What a concept. As far as Utah goes, I'm sure the $20 mill/year TV contract will off set any complications.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

"I watch BYU players in the NFL and NBA playing on Sunday all the time. I guess if you get paid to play, you get a free pass."

Spokane Ute:

Perhaps there are so few former cougs in the pros, it's easy for the Y-ners to forget about them.

Salt Lake City, UT

Chris Hill, just say it and save the mumbo-jumbo. Money rules. People are less than excited about the 2012-13 hoops season anyway.

Kamas/United States, UT

This will definitely lower the attendance of those games.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ JohninSLC

Great Point!

rock springs, wy

Utah knew going into the PAC that they would have to play some games on Sunday, so I don't know what the big deal is with this announcement. More important is the pathetic non-conference schedule and the almost as bad conference schedule. After so many dominant UCLA and Arizona teams years ago and a few so-so Stanford and UCLA teams lately, the PAC has become almost irrelevant in basketball. Only the most die-hard fans would show up for games, particularly those played at the HC, regardless of when they are played. God gives us our free agency--those who believe that the Sabbath is holy and that proper observance is to not attend sporting events won't go. Those who don't share that belief but who don't want to waste their money watching a really bad basketball team will have the perfect excuse to stay home.


I don't think Sunday play will be a problem for Utah. I don't know how many active LDS even support Utah probably less than 20%. Utah fans are mostly non-lds and less active LDS that will show up on Sunday games.

sherlock holmes
Eastern, UT

You must be kidding to think the U has only 20% LDSer fans. The U and its alums are mostly LDS, and they love the school. You way underrepresent the amount of Mormons and their influence at the U.

And, for the record, the U did not sell its soul to become a PAC10 member. There are far worse things than a few sporting events on Sunday.

Cedar Hills, UT


What am I dodging?

Utah is a state school, not a church school. The school has never said they will not play on Sunday. You sign up, you play. Pretty simple.

Love the concern from the "fans" of the team that lost on Sunday in football.


With the attendance they have, this probably won't hurt too much. There isn't much difference from an empty gym and an almost gym.


As Utah gets back to their powerhouse status again, Sunday games will be even more commonplace. Can't wait!

Orem, UT


As a state school, Utah can play whenever the Utes choose to play.

From a marketing point of view, it's just plain DUMB to schedule games for a time when you know that half your fan base can't attend.

However, it's shortsighted and insensitive of Utah to turn a blind eye to the concerns of its own fan base.

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