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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 5 2012 8:55 a.m. MST

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VAggie
Bristow, United States

This is the right call. And when this game is played it's given me more perspective..

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Postponing the BYU-USU game is the right thing to do.

Well wishes to Danny and his family.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I've heard of this happening before. Isn't this a system of an enlarged heart? In any case I wish him well. That's really scary to see something like this in someone so young.

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

Our thoughts and prayers are with Danny and his family today.

Striker
Omaha, NE

Bummer, but glad the kid is fine. Guess that means BYU gets more time to ensure a defeat to the utes!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

As much as I rail on byu, they did not have to postpone the game. The kid thankfully did not die. He's already getting the help he needs.

In all reality team easily could have played the game tonight.

BYU did not have to do this, and hopefully Aggie fans/players that byu went out of their way to accommdate a request from USU. For once and possibly the last time, I'll say that USU owes BYU a big thank you on this one.

Go aggies(when you do play)!

Noodlekaboodle
Millcreek, UT

Berger is lucky that they were in the SL Valley for their game in certain respects. IMC is the best hospital in the state(Maybe #2 behind the U hospital) If I had a serious medical problem I would much rather be in one of those hospitals than Logan Regional.

Noodlekaboodle
Millcreek, UT

Whoops, Clearly I can't read, because the article said he was practicing in Logan. Hopefully he is OK because they had to transport the man down to SLC. Hopefully he will recover and be able to continue his career.

Rockyrd
Gilbert, AZ

Hang in there Danny. Cougar fans every where are praying for you and wishing you the best.

RockOn
Spanish Fork, UT

Sad and hope Danny is well. I hope he can overcome this.

QUESTION: Being the insensitive type that I am... is this a typical thing to do, to cancel a sporting event, if one of the players is incapacitated in some way? Is it a matter of the seriousness that determines this? Glad I don't have to make those calls.

Just Me
Richfield, UT

RE:Noodlekaboodle

Looks like "one of those Logan Hospitals" got him stabilized and Lifeflighted to Murray. Seems like a pretty good thing to do. They wanted him to have the best cuz' they knew it was outside what they might provide.

Be very, very careful dropping bombs like that when yo haven;t even read the article BEFORE you posted.

Seems like you didn't having anything positive to say even about the kid except he was "lucky" before you realized you "can't read." Then you got all "hopeful" on us.

My prayers are with the kid and his family; sure puts stuff in perspective.

GREAT job USU training staff, Logan Regional, Lifeflight, and IMC. TEAM concept at its best. You all did your roles well!!!!

rafinsure
Elk Grove/U.S.A., 00

I've never heard of a game being cancelled or postponed over one player's infirmity. It's a nice gesture though. It must be a Utah thing. However, I wish Danny Berger a quick recovery.

Floyd Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK

I'm with RockOn on this one. Wish Danny the best, but curious abuout rescheduling the game. Division 1 games that I recall being cancelled in the past: September 2011 football games, a few major weather events, massive transportation accidents which made teams unable to compete (Marshall football, Witchita State Football). Oklahoma State basketball canceled one game after the 2001 plane crash killed 10.

I don't question the call, I am sure that both athletic departments determined it was appropriate. I just don't see precedent for this decision.

Superzero
Farmington, UT

This is simply just a good example of cooperation, goodwill, and sportsmanship between the two schools. The game will simply be played another day.

telcache
cache, UT

Thank you to the administration on both sides for postponing this game. As someone who has seen one of his children need the services of life flight, then 8 hours later watch her heart rate flat line, this was the right move. I can't imagine the emotions the players and coaches are feeling. Thank you for putting the student athletes first. Best wishes to Danny and his family. I will keep you in my prayers.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Another day, when it can be all about basketball. Today, all about Danny. God bless him, his family, his team, his friends.

md
Cache, UT

@Justme

It isn't about the team approach of IHC that helped to save this kid. Every patient taken to LRH gets transported to McKay Dee or to the IMC mother ship. It is because it is a feeder hospital to a large organization. They provide no better care than any other organization, they just own everything--tax free.

Just Me
Richfield, UT

Oh I see. Being a 'feeder' doesn't meet the team approach.

Tell that to John Stockton.

God Bless Danny and his family. My prayers still with them.

Find a different board to vent your frustrations about Logan Hospitals or Intermountain.

That's my point. They played a role in his survival whether you or anybody else like it or not.

VAggie
Bristow, United States

Yes, Rockon it is a matter of seriousness.

This is not a case of a simple injury that could end a season. Danny's life could seriously be in danger. If BYU did not want to re-schedule, i'd be ok with USU forfeiting the game. (And I've talked to plenty of others here @ USU that feel the same way. I'm grateful that BYU was willing to re-schedule, and hope that when the game does happen that its a great one.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Classy move Y. I am impressed.

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