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Published: Thursday, July 18 2013 12:45 p.m. MDT

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Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

This is going to be fun season to be an Aggie. The MWC will be a great home for USU and many of the scheduling problems are gone.

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

Nice work by Stew and the USU schedulers!! the SEC has been on a recent downturn but nevertheless getting USC and Mississippi St. to come to Logan is quite an accomplishment. The Cougs and the Utes will be hard pressed to match that for lining up non-conference opponents to come to the Marriott Center and the Huntsman Center respectively.

downunder
south jordan, UT

WOW What a home schedule!

Aggiealum
Las Vegas, NV

@ caleb in new york

" The Cougs and the Utes will be hard pressed to match that for lining up non-conference opponents to come to the Marriott Center and the Huntsman Center respectively."

The truth is Utah State is in the most relevant basketball conference in the state. I was a bit surprised when Stew wanted a tough non-conference schedule but I understand his logic. The Spectrum is a great pitch for good recruits to come to Utah State, but now they can say that we play the likes of USC and SEC teams there. Utah State will be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years in recruiting for the state. I'll give the slight edge to BYU in basketball recruiting for the state, but with Utah State being in the best basketball conference in the state that edge is swindling Utah State's way.

AggieVoice
Logan, UT

So excited for basketball season! I hate that it interrupts football season, but oh well, that's just the way it is. This will be a fun season in the Spectrum. Hopefully we stay healthy and I think we should be pretty good, despite the difficult schedule.

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

well aggiealum - the MWC still mostly failed when it counted last year and was outperformed by the PAC-12 in NCAA tournament play. MWC went 2-5 with 2 teams advancing to round of 32 and Pac-12 went 5-5 with 2 teams advancing to the round of 16. So although the MWC is an upgrade over the WCC, its got its work cut out for it in continuing to go up against the PAC-12. But regardless, things are looking up for USU and their fans.

VAggie
Bristow, United States

Yes Stang, Mississippi State is a team constantly at the top of the SEC West, and USC could have a good year. I think any of those teams would have loved to have some of the talent we've had in Logan in the past 6 years like Jaycee, Tai, Brady, Brian Green, and Spencer Butterfield. I'm willing to bet Pooh Williams,Tyler Newbold, and Preston Medlin could have made both teams.

Which of these players do you not wish played for SUU? (For basketball reasons, I'm not interested in any personal grievance you have against any of these guys)

Stang08
Southern, UT

@VAggie

Now why would any of those teams love to have some of the aggie talent when they are winning BCS bowls and National Championships and USU is just winning the Potato Bowl? That should tell you right there that the SEC and Pac12 are very different worlds from the WAC 2.0 shouldn't it? We didn't need them. Sure our record wasn't what people wish it would be but we didn't need those guys. After all, one of those players you meantioned had his carrer end after playing SUU. And if they were as good as you claim then why haven't you ever won a first round match of the NCAA tournament? Sure sure my guys have never been there but when it comes to making it and losing after only one game you guys are the kings.

papi_chulo
Ogden, UT

FYI Stew Morril...the BCS has nothing to do with college basketball. And I would hope you could win most of your games when you play 9 of 12 at home against powder puff teams like San Diego Christian, Utah Valley and others. Maybe I would be more interested to go watch these games if the USC and Miss. St football teams were coming. Until you can bring in some quality opponents and have a real schedule, don't count on me watching your games.

VAggie
Bristow, United States

Stang,
I think you should look up the topic again. This is a hoops article.

VAggie
Bristow, United States

Stang, I'd also like to add that we have in fact won a first round game in the NCAA tournament. We beat Ohio State.

Stang08
Southern, UT

You are right. THis is about basketball. And when did you beat Ohio State 1652? Oh I'm sorry basketball didn't exist then. Which is exactly why USU would've won a first round match. The point is, in recent memory they haven't won. In recent memory if they've made it to the dance they've just been a small bump in the road for a much bigger, stronger, and overall better team. Do you dispute that VAggie? And in 1652 when you beat Ohio State, who beat you in the second round?

VAggie
Bristow, United States

Stang,

It was 2001.It was recent enough that I remember it. You're also about 350 some odd years off. When is the last time southern utah ever even made the tourney, have the t-birds ever received an at-large bid? Simply making the tourney is an accomplishment.

Stang08
Southern, UT

You are the only one. And for the final time we aren't talking about my team. Simply making the tourney shouldn't be enough for you guys yet it always is.

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