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Published: Thursday, Aug. 15 2013 5:30 p.m. MDT

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Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Will BYU ever schedule UVU? I find it perplexing this hasn't happened yet considering that UVU has been a bit more competitive than Utah and the proximity of the two schools.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Oh Steven.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Very impressed with the non-conference schedule. I'm predicting BYU will be around 25 wins with a borderline NCAA invite. However, this will be the last year of borderline. Over the next five years, BYU basketball will improve in strength each year and be recognized as a national power.

Down under
Eugene, OR

Sir Steven,
I agree that UVU would be a better opponent than the U and certainly closer. UVU draws more fans the Utah so it would be fun to watch.

WisCoug
MOUNT HOREB, WI

While it could certainly be done without the venom aimed at Utah, I agree that BYU really should start consider scheduling UVU. As currently constituted, UVU may be one of the better teams in the WAC (not the best, as I assume that title belongs to New Mexico State) and is a game I imagine most local fans want to see happen.

Still, which game do you drop? Despite the opinions listed here, you can't drop Utah for Utah Valley, so that leaves only North Texas and Prairie View A&M, both of which are probably a push when compared to UVU. Still I lean toward the Wolverines and hope BYU gets it done at some point.

Wildcat
O-town, UT

Very good schedule! Kudos to BYU for keeping the in state games. I guess the Utes are too scared to play the Wildcats after their last trip to the Purple Palace.

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

i'm slightly disappointed in the final schedule. Keep in mind that the WCC from top to bottom is worse than the MWC so there will be plenty of blah games once conference play starts. The Marriott Center schedule is very underwhelming.....Gonzaga, Iowa State great ones, Weber St., St. Mary's, a few other WCC teams are OK, and then the rest (the majority) are against a bunch of bottom feeders (well at least teams that are like +150 in the computer rankings).

In the future BYU totally ought to schedule UVU instead of a team like Prarie View A&M. The UVU game would be much more interesting to local basketball junkies. Instead BYU takes the cowardly approach - that to even acknowledge UVU and play a game against them might help the local competition so must be avoided. BYU ought to take the Christian approach and schedule them and hope the paying it forward comes back to help BYU sometime in the future when they try to schedule more persuade more interesting teams to come to Provo.

I'd love to see if BYU has tried to schedule NM or SDSU or UNLV for a non-conference game.

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

I'm slightly disappointed. WCC has so many weak to average teams that BYU needs to start especially bulking up the non-conference schedule. Would be great if they replaced the North Texas game and the 2 CBE garbage games with UNLV, New Mexico, and San Diego St. should replace Prarie view with UVU. Based on last year there could be only 2 tournament teams on this non-conf. schedule - Iowa St. and Oregon. Witchita St. is a potentially great matchup but Cougs probably have to beat Texas to make that one happen. Weber St., Stanford, Texas, and Utah St. are quality games although likely not top 50 rpi matchups. Umass is a good one. good to keep the in-state game with Utah. St. Mary's will probably be down this year so in all of WCC conference play BYU will probably only get 2 top 50 rpi matchups - home and away vs. Gonzaga.

PAC12Fan
South Jordan, UT

Yawn.

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