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BYU erupts for five goals in second half, routs Utah

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  • Sully801 SLC, UT
    April 3, 2013 6:56 p.m.

    BYU was a better team there is no doubt and they should have been. The U's team had tryouts 1 week before this game, in the 2013 year U of U mens soccer team has had 1 practice all together, they should have lost about 10-1. BYU has been practicing steadily since the beginning of the year i hope these two teams can meet again in the fall.

  • PAC man Anaheim, CA
    April 2, 2013 12:47 a.m.

    2fer

    "Utah won the rugby sevens championship in 2010. I don't remember anybody 'beating' their chests about it."

    That's because Rugby Sevens is more like the Arena Football version of Rugby, as opposed to the full fifteen-man version of Rugby, which is ruled at the collegiate level by California and BYU.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    March 31, 2013 8:45 p.m.

    deductive reasoning, the U has plenty of club sports that do pretty well. Pretty sure ice hockey trashed BYU just as bad as BYU's soccer club beat Utah's. But it still has nothing to do with the schools or their athletic programs. LOL at your desperation to just start arguments.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    March 31, 2013 6:46 p.m.

    @ deductive reasoning

    Utah won the rugby sevens championship in 2010. I don't remember anybody 'beating' their chests about it.

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    March 31, 2013 12:03 p.m.

    StGtoSLC

    "WA_Alum&Dad, club sports are no indication of a school's athletic programs. They're nice for the people that support them, but really have nothing to do with the school at all."

    LOL at the hypocrisy of that assessment; we all know the kids on the hill would have absolutely no problem beating their chests IF the Utes ever won a club national championship.

    BYU's Men's Volleyball program is a perfect example of how competitive club sports can be. As soon as BYU reclassified their program from club sport to NCAA sport, the Cougars immediately started winning NCAA championships.

  • RSL4Evr! Orem, UT
    March 30, 2013 8:26 p.m.

    It's pretty ridiculous this counts as news. BYU prepares all year to play in the PDL (A league made up mainly of college players staying in shape in the off-season), while Utah is a club team of part-time players who receive no support from the school and are pretty much student run, (and if you think BYU doesn't get school aid - you're full of crap) BYU then chalks these "pre-season wins" in their overall record on their website. Hurr durr we're 2-10-2 in the PDL but we're 10-10-2 overall! Wins against club programs at U of U, UVU, Utah State etc. don't really earn any respect. They then proceed to get their butts kicked in the PDL by teams that are a mish-mash of college players. Sorry BYU, proclaiming that by moving to the PDL you're at a so much better level than DI programs is pretty sad.

    Worst part about this...I'm not a U fan. I'm a BYU sports fan, minus this wannabe semi-pro team run by Watkins.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    March 30, 2013 7:28 p.m.

    Sounds like Utah played tough but ran out of gas in the second half. Not surprising actually considering the team was picked last Tuesday.

    @ WA_Alum&Dad

    Counting all sports so far this year, Utah has won the majority of the time when playing the Cougars.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    March 30, 2013 7:25 p.m.

    WA_Alum&Dad, club sports are no indication of a school's athletic programs. They're nice for the people that support them, but really have nothing to do with the school at all.

  • ed in atl Duluth, GA
    March 30, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    I wish they played D1 Conference soccer.

  • WA_Alum&Dad Marysville, WA
    March 30, 2013 1:03 p.m.

    Would love to see the cougars come to Seattle and play the Sounders reserve. Let's get that done!

  • WA_Alum&Dad Marysville, WA
    March 30, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    It's tough for a second-tier, regional school like the U to compete in more than one sport at a time--or even to field a complete array of athletic teams. BYU has to be content playing the Utes in what programs they have, then look to the top tier of the PAC and other conferences to compete in the rest of collegiate athletics. Pity, really.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 30, 2013 11:40 a.m.

    Any time the Cougs beat the utes is good.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    March 30, 2013 10:15 a.m.

    Dominating win for the Cougars!