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Published: Friday, July 5 2013 7:40 p.m. MDT

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Layton, UT


He might be drinking the red koolaid because it tastes better than sour grapes.

Rexburg, ID

ekute @ 2:08 pm

Kudos to BYU for the success they've achieved so far as an independent in football. I think the results of this year will prove to be either a launching board or a stumbling block for the future of the program.

Not as many Kudos for they're Olympic sports in the WCC."

ekute, BYU won the WCC commissioners cup for overall sports performance for 2012-2013. It was awarded June 6, 2013.

Maybe you were talking about your PAC-thetic Utes and their olympic sports...oh wait, do they even compete in most of them?...we know the Utes do in swimming.

Omaha, NE

"Aggies need the Y as their main event anymore. I don't think so. Also, time for the Y to try a different color than the Aggies. Go back to your true blue sky blue."

usu fans sing the same old, boring song. Poor baby, another school has a shade of blue. Cry us a river. Can't wait to beat them again this year. Glad they are in the WAC.2 still. It's where they belong.

"May BYU could schedule Utah on a two for one basis."
How about utah starts by scheduling one? Good grief. Oh wait, they'd rather play little old Fresno instead. When Fresno beats utah, millions of BYU fans are going to be laughing hysterically!

Hyrum, UT

@ Howard S:

If you want to talk about winning streaks, I distinctly remember BYU having a 19-2 winning streak over Utah under coach Edwards. Talk about embarrassing for Utah. But both that and Utah's recent mini-streak are now history. The Y's new win streak starts this September. It's a done deal. As Chris B likes to say... You can put it in writing.

Orem, UT


The Directors' Cup was created in 1993-94 by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics NACDA to honor institutions maintaining a broad-based program, achieving success in many sports, both men’s and women’s. In the Directors' Cup, points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports -- 10 women’s and 10 men’s.

BYU finished 43rd with 505.00 points; 1st in the WCC.

Utah finished 77th with 261.25 points, 11th in the PAC-12.

For the 21st time in 21 Directors' Cups, BYU finished ahead of Utah in the final standings.

Salt Lake City, UT


"Utah was simply the best available, non-religious school, within the PAC's geographic footprint, but outside of California."

Had you paid attention to the press conference held when the Pac-10 Presidents and Chancellors extended the invitation to the University of Utah (as well as the post-conference statements extended to the U by Presidents of Pac-10 schools) you would know that your assertion is not only a flat out lie but paints you as someone who continues to be seething with envy. The Pac-10 Presidents and Chancellors did their homework and found the University of Utah worthy of the invitation in every respect.

Accept it because there isn't thing one you can do about it.

Layton, UT

Utah would do just as good in the wcc... Better than byu in last years basketball tournament...nothing to brag about.

You guys are so good with stats and numbers, why don't one of you post byu's student body size, venues, and money vs the wcc.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT


I'm guessing you predict a BYU win every year... if so you're pretty poor prognosticator.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@Surf is Up

Wow... that was blunt... and likely to lead to some serious reflection and soul searching... or not...

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT


Directors cup ranking has to be the lamest form of smack ever...

If it meant anything BYUs elite 43rd place finish would certainly have garnered a major conference invite... but alas...

it means nothing in the modern world of college athletics.

Orem, UT


What did expect the Presidents and Chancellors to say about Colorado and Utah in their press conference, that they just needed a couple of fillers to expand their television market and hold a conference championship game?

The truth is Utah and Colorado were no more "deserving" of being invited to the PAC 12, than Maryland and Rutgers were "deserving" of being invited to the BlG.

Marked it Down
Park City, UT


"Utah would do just as good in the WCC... Better than BYU in last years basketball tournament...nothing to brag about."

You're forgetting that after getting upset in the WCC tournament, BYU made it all the way to the semi-finals of the NIT, easily beating RPI #86 Washington, #140 Mercer, and #34 So Miss.

Despite your boasting, you don't have a clue how Utah would have done in the WCC tournament. A team that lost to Sacramento State, SMU, and Cal State Northridge during the regular season, could have easily lost to any team in the WCC tournament.

Orem, UT

Howard S.

"Directors cup ranking has to be the lamest form of smack ever..."

Only to a Utah fan whose overall athletic program pales in comparison to BYU and every team in the PAC 12 except Washington State.

"If it meant anything BYU's elite 43rd place finish would certainly have garnered a major conference invite..."

What it proves is that Utah wasn't invited to the "conference of champions" because of the excellence of Utah's athletic programs.

#43 isn't elite, but it's certain MUCH higher (and nearly double as many points) as Utah managed.

In 2012-13,

BYU earned points in TEN sports: M-CC, Football, W-Soc, W-Vol, W-Gym, M-Golf, W-SB, M-Ten, M-T&F, and M-Vol

Utah earned points in THREE sports: W-Gym, Coed-Ski, and W-T&F

Except for coed skiing, Utah's men didn't place high enough in ANY sport to earn a single point.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT


You must be very proud of that lofty directors cup ranking...

Just wondering... if such a high ranking doesn't matter to the power brokers of college athletics (the 5 power conferences) what good is it?

Arlington, VA


Utah fans beat their gums about being in the "conference of champions", but when it comes to actually have ANY athletic programs that actually fit that criteria, the Utes aren't even on the radar.

When was the last time Utah's men actually won a national championship in anything besides coed-skiing?

Face it, you're nothing but bottom filler for the big boys of the conference to pad their conference win totals. The chances of Utah's men actually winning a conference championship in anything are slim and none, and the chances of them winning a national championship are nil.

You're all talk, but when it comes to proving you belong, there's no walk.

Gilbert, AZ

Howard S.

You must be completely embarrassed by Utah's Directors' Cup rankings, especially since it proves that the quality of Utah's athletic programs weren't even considered when Utah was invited to the PAC.

An average #63 ranking in the Directors' Cup rankings is proof of that.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@TheSportsAuthority et.al.

Love all the sour grapes belittling of Utah PAC12 membership...

The truth is the Cougar Nation would dump indy (and even their sears directors cup stature) in second for Utah's PAC12 conference affiliation.

Korea, AE


so, to sum up.

You feel BYU is a lesser program.
You feel that BYU's football team is a lesser football team.
You feel that BU's independence isn't as lofty as u'r PAC 10+u membership.
You feel that BYU fans are delusional for believing in their team.
You feel that since Utah has won a few, BYU will never win again.
You feel that BYU overall isn't as good of a school as the u.

Fact, u can argue all you want with BYU fans and you can't win. It's all subjective.

The only FACT is...

You come to BYU articles to make your arguments.

The very definition of "little brother syndrome" is the desire to prove themselves to that older sibling. The fierce desire to constantly offer proof and evidence not that they are not equal, but that they are better. It is the constant hounding to convince someone of their status...

because deep in their hearts, they know they are not.

Sound familiar?

If you truly were a better program, you wouldn't have to say a word.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"The truth is the Cougar Nation would dump indy (and even their sears directors cup stature) in second for Utah's PAC12 conference affiliation."

Even if that were so, according to indications (such as the Director's Cup) BYU would fare much, much better in the PAC-12 than Utah would. For one, BYU doesn't lose to 2-10 teams at home.

Springville, UT


Your PAC10.2 membership means nothing to me.

Having you come on to BYU stories, ridicule BYU's independence, scheduling and seeking some form of validation about your team's conference membership and non-existent superiority is pretty funny and pathetic at the same time, especially since your team is an overall loser.

It's pretty much a sure bet in Vegas that the utes will be bowl-less again this December. How does that make you feel? I will relish the peace and quiet that this annual non-event will bring.

Thanks to you and others I enjoy Ute sports more than ever. Every Ute loss serves as an accurate barometer of Dnews BYU hater responses and endless joy. The more Ute losses, the less responses from BYU haters such as yourself. Last December was the best.

For this reason I really enjoy watching you Utesies go into a stupor over why these things happen. Love the excuses.

Seeing the cyclical run up to this annual event is especially rewarding. Even more so since we're shooting for back to back bowl-less seasons.

Can't wait.

Sour grapes? Hardly

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