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Published: Tuesday, June 18 2013 1:50 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I LOVE our Pac 12 Conference of Champion money!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

The only people who don't like this announcement follow WCC/WAC basketball.


Salt Lake City, UT

LK definately has the program headed in the right direction. This facility will only help him re-establish Utah as the states top dog in basketball.

Omaha, NE

Awesome! This is great news. The U will now be ranked #1 just by this announcement alone! Seriously though, this is great news on so many levels. Being a member of the PAC-12 has great benefits that are starting to come forth. Let's just hope that they can put wins together.


Fashion Police
Olympus Cove, Utah

It doesn't matter how fancy your parking garage is if all you have to put in it is a rusted-out beater that is long since past its prime.

Las Vegas, NV

Good news for Coach K and staff. Keep that program moving forward!!

Go Utes!! Onward and Upward!!

But seriously folks!
Salt Lake City, UT

Let's just give Utah the PAC 11+U championship NOW. No need to play out the season.
Good facilities does not a champion make.

Las Vegas, NV

Fashion and Folks - thanks for dropping by and showing your love and support for all things Utah. We enjoy all comments and support from our friends down south.

Go Utes!!

Lincoln Park, IL


A little touchy aren't we?

There was nothing in Fashion's comment that said anything about Utah or BYU.

U 90
Corona, CA

But seriously folks,

Funny, I don't see anyone claiming this facility will deliver a Conf championship. What are you reading?

Layton, UT

Fashion Police thought this was an article about that 1984 *trophy.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

The table is set. Good coach, great facilities, better athletes. Anything short of a NCAA tournament bid will be disapointing this year. An NIT bid at the very least.


Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

I think that Seriously is just giving the Utah fans some of their own Chris B medicine.

Woods Cross, UT

Certainly a significant announcement; coaching, academics, facilities, playing time, & overall program success/notoriety have always been significant factors in recruiting....

And this is indeed what the influx of PAC12 $$ is all about.

We all know the usual U naysayers will be out no matter the weather; silly pronouncements about future failures are certainly specious --- no one can foretell the future, and we all know no program is either permanently successful or unsuccessful.

But what really is important here is that the U continues to take advantage of their "new" PAC12 membership and finances, assisting not only the football & basketball programs, but other sports venues as well.

So no matter the naysayers, clearly the U has taken a dramatic step forward by joining the PAC12, and here we see another example of the benefits of PAC12 membership.

Congrats to Coach K & Dr. Hill for this excellent development, Great News!!

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

ekute is just deflecting knowing deep down what a train wreck the rundown Utes have become.

The vast sea of empty red chairs in the HC are a stark reminder - see photos of just about any game in the HC in the last 5 years.

Layton, UT

PAC man "is just deflecting knowing deep down" that the Runnin' Utes are on the verge of surpassing byu just like we did in football. The jealous angst and envy is palpable in happy valley. lol.

Go Utes.

West Jordan, UT

Couldn't agree more with Chris B's assessment that it's great to have PAC 12 money. The challenge of all this upgrading is that the pressure to deliver is growing by the day and by the dollar. Failure in the weakling Indy/WAC/WCC world is much less visable than failure in the so called "conference of champions". Fortunately most Utes and their fans are not as silly and obnoxious as the Chris B's of the world, but regardless it's time to get a clue that results are what matters. You accomplish nothing by merely belonging, and in fact look worse when there are no results.

Omaha, NE

So when did this become a Utah-BYU discussion? Lol, it always turns out that way with rivals. I appreciate some of the civility displayed herein. Having said that, let me ask this question to the Y fans who are so negative about this announcement. How will this not help the Utes in recruiting and athletic performance? Its hard to argue that Larry isn't a good coach so there must be some other reason. Help me understand.



Cant wait to see the new facility ! Just like football. We own this state ! GO UTES !!

PAC man
Anaheim, CA


What would BYU fans have to be "jealous" of?

A basketball program that BYU has OWNED since the last remnants of the Majerus era left (7 in a row, 11 of the last 12, 149-145 overall), an arena that only draws 5,000 warm bodies on a good night, or a basketball practice facility, that, just like BYU's, is still in the planning stages?

Gotta laugh at how delusional the kids on the hill have become thinking that simply being in the PAC 12 magically made U a PAC 12 caliber program.

The truth is, U wouldn't have done any better in the MWC the last two years, and very likely, worse.

Get over yourselves. The rest of us are laughing at the bottom-dwelling angst the permeates the hill.

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