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Utah Utes basketball: Utah set for second Sunday game, take on No. 9 Arizona

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  • Elk Hair Caddis Sandy, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 9:12 p.m.

    The difference between the Jazz and the NBA and the Utes and the PAC 12 is that the NBA puts the local fans first and the PAC 12 puts their liberal ideology first.

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Feb. 17, 2013 5:39 p.m.

    SLC BYU Fan

    No, this is the PAC 12 and Chris Hill totally disrespecting half of Utah's fans.

  • SLC BYU Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2013 1:12 p.m.

    Is this media partners ESPN & FOX way of telling BYU fans this is why they won't work in even an expanded Big 12?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2013 11:32 a.m.

    God is fine with Sunday games!

  • UoU 1991 Park City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2013 11:04 a.m.

    Utah being forced to play home games on Sunday is simply the result of Chris Hill being too spineless to stick up for a large segment of Utah's fan base.

    The Jazz seldom play home games on Sunday out of respect for the Miller family who have made it clear to the NBA that they would prefer not having the Jazz play at home on Sunday so that all Jazz fans can attend home games.

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2013 10:57 a.m.

    This problem is not just for the 2 basketball games, Sunday play is very common for most of the women sports. These poor ladies who, in the past, have had to work extra hard to win over fans and increase attendance at their games, now have this even bigger challenge on an almost weekly basis.

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    This is really a sad situation. Utah basketball has been struggling to get attendance at their games back to the levels of the glory years. Now they have to play on Sunday right during the time that most religions in the valley are holding their weekly services. That really makes a hard choice for people who want to support the baskeball team but also want to follow their religious beliefs.

    I strongly disagree with what Chris B said:

    "If you aren't willing to support our team 7 days a week, go be fans somewhere else. We don't need part time fans."

    You do not have to give up your religious belief to be a Utah fan or vice versa. Chris B is flat out wrong.

    I believe there is room in our lives for our family and friends, our religious beliefs, and support for many schools and teams.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    In Utah's case I would say that beating any top 10 team would justify storming the court. However, storming the court in the JMHC is just not a good idea because the stands on the side are so far back from the court and the MUSS is up on top of a wall behind the basket and visitors bench. It would take forever to fill the court and it would look terrible.

  • Christy B Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 17, 2013 8:59 a.m.

    "If you aren't willing to support our team 7 days a week, go be fans somewhere else."

    Tired of being branded disloyal because you've chosen to serve the Lord of the Sabbath? Join the Cougar Club where your religious beliefs will always be respected by your fellow fans.

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2013 8:44 a.m.

    "If you can't support our team 7 days a week, don't call yourself a true fan."

    What a sad day to be expected to give up deeply held religious beliefs in order to be considered a true Utah fan.

  • Silent Lurker Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 17, 2013 7:08 a.m.

    @Chris B Have you ever heard the expression " You catch more flys with honey than vinegar "? Utah needs both LDS and non LDS fans. Why do you want to belittle those who miss a game for their religious beliefs? Just because someone misses a game does not make them a lesser fan than yourself.

  • Down under Pullman, WA
    Feb. 17, 2013 12:24 a.m.

    Nice try Crissy but you may be at the game by yourself. Who wants to see a bad team play, especially on Sunday?
    Arizona 73 Utsies 53

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Feb. 16, 2013 9:56 p.m.

    Too bad it's on Sunday because it would've had higher attendance on Saturday. Until the Utes become a top ten program Sunday games are likely to be poorly attended. The Jazz rarely play Sunday games at home for the simple fact that many Utahns spend that day at church or with family at home. I don't see it happening but it'd be nice if they could knock off the Wildcats.

    Arizona 62
    Utah 53

    Does defeating a number 9 team justify storming the court?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 16, 2013 8:06 p.m.

    I hope for many Sunday games. Sundays are more open than Saturdays. I hope we get to the point where Sunday attendance is better than Saturdays. If you can't support our state school and team whenever they play, you aren't a true fan

    I will be there screaming tomorrow. Don't let me down utes! Lets rock that place!

    Utah 68
    Arizona 64

    Mark it down. Stormin the court!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 16, 2013 8:03 p.m.

    Show up fans! If you aren't willing to support our team 7 days a week, go be fans somewhere else. We don't need part time fans. Don't Mormons say Sundays are family days? Bring the family and cheer our utes to a top a top 10 victory!

    I still have total confidence in coach k. He is building a great foundation.

    The future of basketball in Utah, is PAC 12 proud Utah!