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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 8 2013 10:45 p.m. MDT

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Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Chrissy - quit while you are still ahead. Oh, wait, you never were ahead.

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Cris B,

How long has there been a PAC12?
How long has Utah been a member of the PAC12?
That is the reason for the four year comparison between the 2 conferences!
BYU and Utah have only been in the different conferences for that length of time!!!
Do you get it now?

Eagle Mountain, UT


Seriously buddy you've lost the last 11 out of 12. This is very embarassing! I would stick to trolling football articles. Its been almost embarrasing lately.

Gilbert, AZ


7 in a row, 11 of the last 12, 12 of 15 during the Dave Rose era, 149-145 overall

Regardless of your conference affiliation, BYU owns U in basketball.

btw, the Utes are 8-28 in their first two seasons in the PAC.

Living in the reflected light of accomplished programs doesn't prove anything.

It's been almost a decade since the Utes won an NCAA tourney game.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Excuse me folks, Chrissie was the one who started this nonsense about how many wcc getting in. He can messed up our Cougar Nation minds. The article was about Mika potential and other little subject like Worthington mild injury on his anckles. NOTHING was said about how many wcc will get in the ncaa talk stuff. Get it over with this nonsense what Chrissie said. And again, JUST IGNORE HIM (reading and responding)! You guys keep it up with him/her then I will no longer look at comment section (well, I already decided - I am done with comment section)! Go ahead Chrissie, laugh whatever you want.

River Falls, WI

BYU in the Dave Rose era...
Number of NCAA tournament appearances: 6 of 8 (one sweet 16, two other first round wins), other two years were NIT appearances
Ranked in the final polls: 2006 (#24), 2009 (#17), 2010 (#10), and just missed it in 2007 and 2008
Conference titles: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Conference player of the year: 2007, 2008, 2011 (National player of the year 2011)
NBA draft picks: 2, with a third signed to an NBA team and at least six others who are getting paid to play overseas
20 win seasons: all eight
Out-recruited little brother: eight of eight years (with three ESPN top 100 recruits in last two years).
Highest rated recruit to come to any school in Utah in the last decade? Eric Mika.

It's good to be a cougarfan!


I'm looking forward to watching the Cougs and seeing the new pieces gel

West Point , UT

Utah belonging to the PAC and bragging about it is tantamount to Puerto Rico beating their chest about belonging to the US. Waive all the flags you want, but in the end U are the red-headed step child who no one remembers or cares about.

I'm excited to see Mika and how this team does this year. I'm also interested in seeing how Rose utilizes Collinsworth. Should be a fun year...oh, and I love my WCC membership! LOL

Hyrum, UT

@ Chris B:

Seriously, 3 of the first 10 posts on another BYU article. What a surprise. Not! Posting more on BYU articles than on Utah articles seems to tell us that you secretly admire (perhaps even covet) all things BYU. As such, welcome aboard.

Will you promise not to post on any BYU basketball articles for a year if BYU beats Utah this year? You have the potential of making a lot of people happy with the right answer.

Wiscougar used the last 4 years in basketball exactly the same way you always only use the last 4 years in football. Turnaround is fair play. Based on that history, criticizing him would be hypocritical.

Regardless of anything to do with conferences, it's still a genuine pleasure to know that BYU still owns Utah on the courts much more than Utah can ever claim in football. 12 of 13... 7 in a row and counting. Marvelous. No matter how much you try spinning it, just remember than BYU is indisputably better than Utah. Life is good!

Serenity Now
Highland, UT

Chris B,

We know you love your PAC 10.2 membership, and admire your defense of conference invites as though that is the only true measure of greatness. Kind of like when Turkey and Greece were invited to the European Union, and started bragging about pastries, the Alps and how cool the Euro was. But most people still look at those failing countries teetering on bankruptcy as not a good thing at all.

But whatever fuels your fire....

South Jordan, Utah

Listen guys, all Chris B has to hang his hat on is his conference affiliation - That's it! He is one of many on the road who have replaced their Utah flag with a PAC11+u flag!

Gotta love it!

Orem, UT


Why are you here talking smack when the Utes have been pathetic since the last remnants of the Majerus era left Utah?

During the Dave Rose era:

BYU 209-66 (76%); eight 20+ win seasons, 6 NCAA tournaments, 4 conference championships,
7 in a row, 11 of the last 12

Utah 116-137 (46%); one 20+ win season, 6 losing seasons, 1 NCAA tournament, 1 conference championship, 3 of 15 versus BYU

Nowadays, the Utes have to schedule one of the most pathetic pre-season slates in college basketball, almost all at home, just to get to double-digit wins.

Mcallen, TX

Has Utah been competitive in any PAC 12 sport?

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah


Utah's NCs

Coed Skiing, a sport dominated by Denver, in which only 4 FBS schools compete - Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming - last championship 2003

Women's Gymnastics - last championship 1995

Salt Lake City, UT

Utes have the better record against BYU head to head in both football and basketball. Utes basketball has 4 final fours and a national championship as well as 27 (35-30 record) tourney appearances. Compare that to BYU who has 0 final fours and a terrible 15-30 record when reaching the tourney. Perhaps we should also look at the quality of players being drafted to the NBA... while BYU hasn't had a notable player in the NBA since Danny Ainge, Utah still has quality talent in the NBA with Andre Miller and Andrew Bogut. Sure Utah has been in a slump for the past decade and BYU has been on the rise but to say that Utah is anyone's little brother is crazy.

Highland, UT


"Utes have the better record against BYU head to head in both football and basketball."

False! Fail!


Orem, UT


BYU has won 7 in a row, 11 of the last 12, and leads the all-time series 149-145.

After playing only two college teams during the entire 1943-44 regular basketball season and then losing in the opening round of the premier tournament of the day, Utah won the most watered-down NCAA tournament in history, NOT a national championship.

Both teams have played in 27 NCAA tournaments, but BYU's success during the Dave Rose era dwarfs Utah's.

BYU 209-66(76%), 4 MWC championships, 6 NCAA tourneys, 8 20+ win seasons, consensus national POY

Utah 116-137(46%), 1 MWC championship, 1 NCAA tourney, 1 20+ win season, 6 losing seasons

Las Vegas, NV

@ Siosifa34

"Utes have the better record against BYU head to head in both football and basketball."

Big blunder on your part for not checking facts before opening up on these boards. Though Utah has the edge in head-to-head in football over the years, BYU leads in head-to-head in basketball 129-125, and it looks like that 4 game seperation is only going to get bigger as long as Coach Rose is coaching BYU. I think Utah's coach is much improved over the last one, but he's no Coach Rose. The issue is BYU has such a huge recruiting advantage in the state of Utah in basketball over Utah. The reason is BYU's recent tournament success and the success of Jimmer in college is still pretty fresh in recruits minds. Utah valley has really good high school basketball programs whose best players usually go BYU. Utah gets a couple really good players here and there from Utah (Loveridge and Chapman) but for every really good in-state player they get, BYU gets 4 as good as them in-state.

Las Vegas, NV

@ BlueCoug

"....leads the all-time series 149-145"

Sorry BlueCoug, but if I corrected Siosifa34 than it will only be right and fair to correct you. BYU leads the series 129-125.

Eagle Mountain, UT


They have a phenomenal gymnastics program

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