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Published: Monday, Dec. 16 2013 4:55 p.m. MST

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Murray, UT

This is so exciting. It makes me forget we aren't going to a bowl for the second year in a row. It is the little victories.

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

Congratulations to the best player in Utah, who plays for the best team in Utah, Jordan Loveridge and the Pac 12 Running Utes.

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

This is a well deserved honor for the best player in Utah.

I am starting to get worried however.

We have 3 top 25 teams we'll play twice each in conference play, including the #1 team in the nation.

I'm just not sure a non-conference schedule with teams like Evergreen and byu are getting us ready for Pac 12 play.

Go Utes!

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT


You're right, walloping byu really is a little victory.

Big margin of victory, but over a little opponent.

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

And at the beginning of the year who believed that Utah had the best chance of any local team to make it to the big dance?

It's now clear that we are the best team in the state, and its really not even close.

Bring on some true big time programs like Arizona, UCLA, Oregon, and our rival and top 25 Colorado!

byu and usu's seasons are meanwhile essentially over!


Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

That's some high praise for a great dude! Keep up the good work Jordan.

Salt Lake City, UT

Congratulations to Loveridge on this well deserved recognition. When you consider where the Utah program was at when he signed on, it's clear this young man saw what the Utes could become and decided to be a part of it. They have a long way to go but it is indeed a remarkable journey.

It should also me noted that he has some serious talent around him.

Way to go, Utes!

Sandy, UT

Lets not get too excited. Lets all remember what byu fans keep telling us, our non-conference schedule is so horrible that we still don't know how well we are prepared to face good teams, other than the fact we took well respected and NCAA tournament team Boise down to the wire.

We haven't yet beaten a single good team all year. We wont face a real test until we meet #1 Arizona. And something tells me this team is more than ready.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Anyone wearing blue Saturday got a special "welcome" from me. It consisted of "Just like football" all night screamed in their direction all night long.

I "welcomed" byu fans as soon as I saw them and didn't let up all night. It was a great night and a great win for the most prestigious program in the state of Utah.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Isn't it funny that with how arrogant some other fans have been lately, guess who the last team was from Utah to truly do something in the big dance and win a sweet 16 game?

The University of Utah Running Utes

The last team in Utah to win an elite 8 game?

The University of Utah Runnin utes

The last team in Utah to win a final 4 game

The Univesity of Utah Runnin Utes

Some teams think winning 1 game is going "deep in the tournament"


I can't think of a single powerhouse basketball program that has ZERO sweet 16 wins in the last 20 years.

Can anyone else ever give me one?


Cheyenne, WY

Wow Jordan Loveridge is a great player
but someone has a very unhealthy obsession.
How many personalities do U have.
Merry Christmas

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Chris B

You seriously take the time to login, comment, logout, login as another handle, comment, logout, login as yet another handle and comment some more????

Secondly, I hope you spent some time cheering for Utah between all the heckling of BYU fans you're so very proud of ... pretty sure I'm not the only other Ute fan that would prefer you take that approach ... I'm more that certain the team would prefer that as well.

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

big 12, So the basketball seasons for USU and byu are over, with games still to play? When a season is over, the team has no chance of playing another game....like the utes football team.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

????, hopefully going to that bowl helps you forget about the scoreboard....the one that says Utah beat BYU for the 4th straight time.

The fact that BYU is going to a bowl game while Utah is not is further proof that the best teams aren't necessarily the ones who go to bowl games. It also shows that scheduling down is rewarded in college football.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


I've been to every home game but one so far this basketball season. And I don't plan on missing any more the rest of the year(work permitting).

And U?

Herriman, UT

"He was never a top 100 recruit" you say?

It took me about 54 seconds to find Jordan's ESPN recruiting profile. He was ranked #97 by ESPN. And I didn't even check the other recruiting sites. I just figured ESPN is the most recognizable.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

"Loveridge was honored by the conference after leading the Utes to victories over Idaho State and BYU."

And who would have thought last week that Idaho State would be the tougher opponent?

Congrats JL!

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

Everybody back on the bandwagon! We beat one decent team so far this season! Now what happens when we lose EVERY pac 12 game?


A certain fan's analysis after the Boise game: "Loveridge is limited, he is a good player but I don't think he'll ever be a star. He can be a very good #2 player but if they are banking on him to be their top dog they will never advance beyond ok."

Well, being "ok" is good enough to destroy a "VERY GOOD" BYU team, I suppose.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Joe Schmoe

Didn't lose EVERY Pac-12 game last year, or the year before for that matter. What makes you think Utah will regress that much when conf. play rolls around?

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