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Published: Friday, March 29 2013 11:00 a.m. MDT

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Duckhunted
provo, UT

Irrelevant,

That is a convenient way to say you don't sell as much as a national brand should!!!

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: WACPaddingOurSchedule

"Yet phoenix and the other wishful fans, after 40 plus years, BYU is still on the outside looking in. No official power conference invite."

This schtick is gettting old. If by "Power Conference" you mean "BCS" than BYU has exactly the same number of invites as the Utes: one. After 40 plus years (which is silly because the BCS has only been around, what, 15?), the only BCS conference to invite Utah was the PAC 10, after several other teams declined and the PAC was desperate to get a companion school for Colorado, another cellar dweller. I have not heard of any other BCS conference even considering Utah.
BYU, on the other hand, also had one invite... from the Big East (when they were a BCS conferenec). BYU declined and has done o.k. but not great as an independent. Yes, most will agree that if the Big 12 offered BYU would come running, but that has not and likely will not happen. Despite this BYU has managed to put together an amazing schedule after just a couple years as an independent. It's good to be a Cougar!

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

This is an article about Nike and BYU and the great partnership they have. Why does the DN allow such bashing? Stay to the topic, and do not allow these trolls to post such negative comments.

Go Cougars!

Austin Coug
Pflugerville, TX

@ Duckhunted

Wrong. BYU having the ability to keep information private is part of the package of being a private institution. I love how you take "lack of information" and use it try and prove something. I have no idea how much BYU's contract is with NIKE and neither do you.

Cougars1
Bluffdale, UT

wacpaddled,
The irony is that you are posting on a article about BYU. Are you sure you aren't on the inside looking out with jealous eyes? Actions speak louder than words.

TheSportsAuthority
Arlington, VA

WACpaddled

"...after 40 plus years, BYU is still on the outside looking in. No official power conference invite."

It's laughable that our little friends on the hill keep beating this drum when they know perfectly well that Utah's invite to a big boy conference had absolutely NOTHING to do with Utah's johnny-come-lately, flash in the pan football prowess or their train wreck of a basketball program.

BYU's legacy in football will NEVER be matched by the Utes.

National Championships
BYU 1
Utah 0

Heisman Trophy Winners
BYU 1
Utah 0

National Individual Award Winners
BYU 15
Utah 0

National College Football Hall of Fame Players
BYU 6
Utah 0

AP Top 25 Finishes
BYU 17
Utah 5

Utah has no legacy, that's why the Utes switched to UnderwearArmor. They knew they'd never even be a 2nd tier Nike program.

Call us when Utah's players win their first national award of any kind.

Sambonethegreat
Logan, UT

Sheesh, it's just an article about Nike and BYU. This hardly seems worth getting worked up over.

And FWIW, I think Utah and BYU have a comparable SOS next year.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ phoenix

"It's the best teams on your schedule that really determine how difficult your schedule is."

If that were true, playing Alabama and 11 FCS teams would be considered an extremely difficult schedule. It's the week in/week out grind that makes a schedule difficult, which is the reason Utah's SOS has been quite a bit higher than BYU's in the past two seasons. Four teams on BYU's schedule finished ranked quite a bit higher than 150, therefore as a whole it was not a difficult schedule.

Gone fishin
Murray, UT

Funny how an article about BYU gets flooded with Utah trouble makers. I rarely see the same with a Utah article. Thanks Utah fans for showing your true colors. I guess when you can't support your own team but turn your rage to your big brother down the road, who is by the way the only team in the west still playing basketball.

Gone fishin
Murray, UT

Sports Authority,

Well said and AMEN. The numbers speak for themselves.

Winglish
Lehi, UT

Relevant to the topic of the article, I had roommates at Utah State who played on the basketball team. They got Reebok bags full of Reebok gear from time to time. They basically wore a different free Reebok polo style shirt every day, new shoes all the time, etc. It was nice for the players because due to the NCAA's ridiculous rules they could not hold jobs that made more than a few thousand a year. A couple of the players were married and their wives had to work full time to support the family because the men would have been in violation of NCAA rules if they worked hard and made enough to support their family outside of basketball season.

BlueHusky
Mission Viejo, CA

Lord have mercy ... another debate on the records of BYU versus Utah. In SoCal everybody has heard of BYU. They're on TV all the time in football and basketball. Number 1 in Volleyball. Final 4 NIT. Good women's teams.

Utah is almost never on TV, at least TV that I can get in Orange County. And when they are on, they're getting beaten by USC, UCLA or someone.

Luckily, in the BYU game, the winning field goal try doinked, or U would not even have that ugly win to brag about.

Get some dignity, Christina and Navel. You look silly always trying to denigrate BYU.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ TheSportsAuthority

Army and Yale both completely dwarf BYU in every single category you mentioned. So I guess that means they are still superior to BYU?

Like it or not BYU has done nothing of significance lately, or in the past 15+ years for that matter. I know you're about to start talking about 'ranked finishes', but that just proves how mid-majory BYU really is. Do you think fans of real legacy programs (i.e. Michigan, Alabama, Texas, etc.) brag about having three ranked finishes in the past five years?

Utah isn't a legacy program either, but most Ute fans realize that. A lot of BYU fans still seem to be in denial about where their program stands in the current landscape of CFB.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Wiscougarfan

"...the only BCS conference to invite Utah was the PAC 10, after several other teams declined..."
______

Please take a minute to clarify which teams were part of the "several" you mentioned.

That's what I thought. And by the way ... of the "several teams", not one of them was named BYU.

Mark321
Las Vegas, NV

What will all the Ute trolls do when the WAC conference goes away to oblivion for football? There will be no WAC teams left. I guess they can say BYU plays a Mountain West schedule, but that wouldn't make sense with the irrelevant talk since it was the Utes who won 2 BCS bowl games playing a Mountain West schedule.

Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

Nike is in business to make money, not to play nice and give schools lots of money. BYU has the 43rd largest fan base in college football, that's all that matters. BYU has an easily identifiable uniform, national brand that sells everywhere, (been to Disneyland lately, BYU all over) a helmet logo voted by ESPN readers as "a top 10 tradition, you keep" Boise St has the #2 fan market in the intermountain west with 400.000 compared with BYU's 875,000 (NY Times geography of college sports) My first degree was from ASU, large school but after switching to the trident as its logo rather than Sparky the Sun Devil, very few could possible recognize any ASU uni or helmut. I own nothing in the new colors, UGLY. Find something good, stick with it, sell lots of stuff and Nike pays, simple. Texas has it right selling 3 to 1 over A&M. If Texas isn't Nike's biggest account Ohio St must be, likely in the $5 range. If Boise gets $1.8, my guess would be BYU is in the $2.2 to $2.5 mil range, a little more than Ore St.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Gone fishin
Murray, UT
Funny how an article about BYU gets flooded with Utah trouble makers. I rarely see the same with a Utah article. Thanks Utah fans for showing your true colors. I guess when you can't support your own team but turn your rage to your big brother down the road, who is by the way the only team in the west still playing basketball.

___________

News to me. Santa Clara and Weber State are still playing as well. Do they not count as western teams?
Funny how an articles about Utah get flooded with BYU trouble makers.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Mark321
Las Vegas, NV
What will all the Ute trolls do when the WAC conference goes away to oblivion for football? There will be no WAC teams left. I guess they can say BYU plays a Mountain West schedule, but that wouldn't make sense with the irrelevant talk since it was the Utes who won 2 BCS bowl games playing a Mountain West schedule.

_________

Nah. BYU opponents will refer to them as a WAC team next year. If you want real respect, win games against ranked teams on a regular basis.

BTW, San Jose St. owns BYU.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Lightening Lad
Austin , TX
Nike is in business to make money, not to play nice and give schools lots of money. BYU has the 43rd largest fan base in college football, that's all that matters. BYU has an easily identifiable uniform, national brand that sells everywhere, (been to Disneyland lately, BYU all over) a helmet logo voted by ESPN readers as "a top 10 tradition, you keep" Boise St has the #2 fan market in the intermountain west with 400.000 compared with BYU's 875,000 (NY Times geography of college sports)

____________

From what I saw:

Boise St is around 484,000 and BYU at 709,000.

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

@two fer

Actually if you want to talk Legacy...Yes, Yales and Army's are greater than BYU's in Football. They are storied programs. By the same standard however BYU is way ahead of other local teams. It's called a Legacy for a reason.
And BYU fans are very aware of where their team is at...Thank you for caring.
We are all aware of the Sagarin Ratings from 2008 to 2012. Take some time to look them up.
BYU had a turn of fortune for sure having been #32 improving to #15 but then a bad year made them #45. Fortunately they have since steadily improve going up to #34 in 2011 then up again to #26. So yes, BYU fans know the team is not where it wants to be but it is going up again. Should we look at any other Teams?

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