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Published: Thursday, Nov. 1 2012 11:00 a.m. MDT

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Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT


Baltimore, MD

It'll be fun playing the Bearcats and playing in the State of Ohio for the first time. More October/November games are a sign that BYU's short-term scheduling kinks are starting to be ironed out.

River Falls, WI

This is great news... a quality November opponent. It sounds like we may lose 1-2 good games next year so filling the future calendars with quality opponents comes at a very good time.

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

I hope a series like this is evidence that BYU is not joining the Big East for football anytime soon.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Why don't you guys just join the pac 12 or big 12?

Maybe a WAC championship is just too much to pass up?

To each their own

Danbury, CT


I beg to differ. I would love to see BYU in the Big East. I'm not a big fan of this independence...it has no point other than for LDS people to be able to watch game reruns at midnight on fuzzy BYU TV.

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

my hunch regarding the lost games (as mentioned in the Jeff Call article the past few days about agreements that fell through) is that the article referred to games that have not yet been announced rather than to any of the 10 or 11 games that have already been announced for the 2013 season.

Salt Lake City, UT

ChrisB wonders "Why don't you guys just join the pac 12 or big 12?"
One doesn't "just join" a BCS conference. They invite you to join.
When your opening position is "we want to retain television broadcast rights", you don't get invited.

Utah (PAC12), TCU (Big12), and Boise (Big East) didn't have that demand, and they're in.

Black Knight
American Fork, UT

BYU has played a team from Ohio twice: Bowling Green. Both games in Provo.
1975 Bowling Green 23 BYU 21
1983 BYU 63 Bowling Green 28

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

BYU will continue to pull off series with good schools, here's to hoping that joining the Big East is NOT a possibility. If BYU were that desperate then it would just make sense to go back to the MWC.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Cincinnati is a non-WAC team, which is a good thing. But, this series doeesn't get me too excited.

CdA Ute
Mason, OH

Welcome BYU fans to Cincinnati. Cincy is beautiful in the fall. There are great local eateries everywhere and the locals are easy-going. When you visit please to not be disappointed that there is no WKRP. Although, I got my undergrad at the U, my master's was done at Cincinnati. We love this area and hope you enjoy it as well. Go Bearcats (& Utes)!


"When your opening position is "we want to retain television broadcast rights", you don't get invited.

Utah (PAC12), TCU (Big12), and Boise (Big East) didn't have that demand, and they're in."

SoonerUte, two things I hate being a Texas grad, is right on. Though I don't think it's yet time for BYU to scrap the investment in Independence.

If they run the table / lose a game and get shafted by the new system maybe then. Need to win games first though.

Truth Machine
Salt Lake City, UT

"Maybe a WAC championship is just too much to pass up?"

U obviously wouldn't know, since, after 38 years in the WAC, the Utes' WAC trophy case is practically empty.

btw, the WAC will cease to exist as a football conference next season, but, not to worry, I've heard that the Hill has the Big Sky conference on speed dial.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

Although he's not saying so, Chris B is also wondering why Utah's PAC 12 trophy case is STILL empty!

If he promises not to deface it, maybe we could send him a photo of BYU's National Championship trophy to put in Utah's trophy case, until the Utes get one of their own.

It's the least we could do for our little brothers.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

caleb in new york

You're exactly right; Holmoe has already said that none of the games under contract (and thus announced) were affected, so it's obviously games that haven't been announced that were cancelled. I've also heard that Tom had tentative games "on the back burner" that have now been moved to the front burner, so it's unlikely that he's starting from scratch trying fill the two open slots for next season.

btw, BYU plays in Hawaii next season, so BYU's schedule will include 13 games.

Cedar City, UT

I dont understand how anyone could not love Independence? Obviously being a member of a good conference would be ideal, but the one conference that BYU would be a good fit for (Big 12) is clearly not interested. So the only options were to stay in the Mtn West, or go Independent.

Personally I think Independence is the absolute best route for such a unique university. 8-10 games on ESPN each year, regular match-ups with top 10 programs, National exposure, More revenue, larger recruiting pool, ect. Honestly Independence is hard to beat, especially for a Private religious institution in little Provo, Utah. Granted, it is essential that we put together winning seasons to stay relevant. I think the depth and talent at BYU are vastly improving, and with some coaching adjustments/changes (ANDY REID-wishful thinking...) BYU could see some serious success with Independence. Future schedules are coming together and looking very competitive and much more exciting.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

That's a good get for BYU and a nice series. Cincy has a good program.

#1 SLC Sports Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

If BYU is so serious about staying in the WCC, why not just drop the football program? Oh wait, it's supposed to be a missionary tool. But doesn't sending players on to the NFL conflict with the church's recently reaffirmed policy on keeping the Sabbath?

BYU will NEVER join one of the big leagues like the Big 12 (the Pac-12 has made it loud and clear they don't want BYU!), not due to the "no sunday play" rule people beat like a dead horse on these boards, but becasue it would NEVER be fair to Utah State for BYU to be in the Big 12 with Utah already in the Pac-12. State schools like Utah State have a much more imporatant post-graduate mission than religious schools like BYU. So hence my argument that BYU should just start planning exit strategy for their football program and let the Aggies have their program back BYU took away in 1961 when Utah State was left out of league realignment

South Jordan, UT

No way! Not the Bearcats. This is huge!

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