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Published: Monday, Oct. 1 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

Glad the game is in LES, and it is only a game. My observation has been that BYU competitions in Logan are anything but family friendly. Aggie fans ridicule BYU for being holier than thou by being unholier than thou, it's a self validating accusation. Events such as these don't change character, they reveal character. Under age drinking slows brain development, case in point....

bikeboy
Boise, ID

The April General Priesthood meeting is the tough one for the college sports fan. I can't remember the last time I didn't have to choose between attending Priesthood Meeting, or watching the NCAA Final Four round.

It's Satan's fault, I'm sure!
(-;

Madden
Herriman, UT

I hope they keep the BYU-USU rivalry going. A 2-for-1 home schedule in BYU's favor isn't going to last though, I don't think the Aggies would be okay with it. I realize BYU needed some extra home games after going indy, but they will need to go 1-and-1, or perhaps 3-for-2 if the Aggies recognize that by playing in Provo, they make a lot more money given the gate and the TV audience.

Razzle2
Bluffdale, UT

Madden "A 2-for-1 home schedule in BYU's favor isn't going to last though, I don't think the Aggies would be okay with it."

The Mountain West won't be OK with it in October. The Y will have to settle for 1-for-1 or move the Provo game to preseason to replace Utah.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

I have been to LES a few times. My observation is that there are just as many disrepectful fans from the Y as anywhere else in Utah. Many of the posts in the DN from Cougar fans highlight this fact.

Hoopty6
OGDEN, UT

Not sure how family-friendly it is considering it starts after my kids are usually in bed.

Perhaps I will DVR it so we can all watch it during conference...

paraskoulu
PROVO, UT

@ Go Big Blue

There are definitely disrespectful fans at BYU, but there are not nearly as many and they are not nearly as disrespectful as Utah State fans. You would never see numerous signs ridiculing a player of the opposing team because he made a bad moral choice. Ute fans are the least classy in the state.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Romney Stadium seats 25,000.

LaVell Edwards Stadium seats 65,000.

Until the Aggies build a larger stadium and a fan base large enough to fill it, there's no legitimate reason why BYU should be trekking up to Logan more than once every three years to lose over a $1 million in gate receipts.

Canyontreker
TAYLORSVILLE, UT

Riddles in the Dark "Until the Aggies build a larger stadium and a fan base large enough to fill it, there's no legitimate reason why BYU should be trekking up to Logan more than once every three years to lose over a $1 million in gate receipts."

If that is true than Utah State will end this rivalry when they join the MWC or the game will be moved to preseason. There is no team in the MWC that will play USU in August to accommodate BYU in October.

Wildcat
O-town, UT

BYU agreed to a one-for-one with Middle Tennessee State which holds 30,000. If BYU agrees to a one-for-one with a Sun Belt team, I think they will have to do that with USU. Who needs the game more? Thanks to the independence move, it is BYU for sure.

Really sad that BYU tucked tail and ran. I think they left the MWC because they were worried they couldn't compete with Boise State, TCU, Nevada, etc. The LDS Church isn't hurting for money, BYU could have stayed in the MWC and the rivalry game would be the last game of the week with USU, but they had to prove they are every bit as big as the U of U by proclaiming their independence and watering down their schedule in the hopes of backing into a BCS game--so sad.

BYU independence--GO WITH IT!

A1994
Centerville, UT

@Hemlock

It's an in-state rivalry. Surely you don't think that all the 'classless' fans are at USU and the U of U. Also, you can't blame Aggie fans for being more than a little 'put out' about the way things have gone because of BYU over the years. In the 60's they helped to keep USU out of the WAC. They decided to 'share' the color USU was already wearing. They decided to recruit one of USU's QBs (although, in hindsight, not such a big deal.) They helped to delay USU entry into the MWC by a couple of years. People up North are a little testy about BYU. BYU has kind of been like an overbearing relative and to add insult to injury, there is zero respect for the Aggies from many BYU fans even though the game in recent years is always pretty close.

bluegrouse
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Hemlock

Pretty hilarious to mock Utah State fans for thinking BYU fans are "holier than thou" when you start by saying BYU fans are, well, holier than Utah State fans. Talk about self-validation.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@Hoopty6

Your kids are "in bed" at 8pm? On a Friday?

@wildcat

You prove once again that you live in a fantasy world. That prediction of weber beating BYU in basketball last year and football this year back it up.

LOL!

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