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Published: Monday, March 24 2014 11:25 a.m. MDT

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CO Ute

As many other posters correctly noticed, this is primarily targeted at the PAC 10 schools and the 'new' money. Utah will get a healthy share even with the 50% and 75% phase in. What also needs to be considered is the comment about 'new' money. This is similar to getting a big raise in your salary. Your previous income still comes in and you get even more from the new revenue stream. Even if the new money is only 3 million, that is quite a raise for any school.

St Louis, MO

Try as I might I just can't get up any enthusiasm to care much about the finances of the PAC 1.2, the U of U, BYU, or any other university. How does this affect me at all, I ask? I graduated 17 years ago. I just want to watch some sports now and then. Someone please explain how debating the financial merits of "BCS conference" membership, WCC membership, or independence is supposed to be of benefit to any of you?

But, hey, it does provide one more petty little thing for rivals to argue about.

Layton, UT

Did you choose to ignore the heading over the actual story?

"Canzano: PAC-12 TV windfall is sweet,..."

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

$4-$6 Million PER GAME! We are rolling in it!

Salt Lake City, UT

Highland, UT

As always, your post brings much humor to the Utah sports board as you continue to attempt, by your own admission, to stir the pot. Do you see the post from Naval Vet? Read it and understand it. Then post another humorous comment.

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

Did the foaming ice font on the hill get paid for before the shortfall? Or will it fall on Utah tax payers foot the bill given the shortfall on projected income?

Lindon, UT

All that money but you still can't get in the NCAA Basketball tournament or qualify for a bowl game. Uties are like the kid that buys a $500 baseball bat but can't get a hit to save his life. All the money in the world will not change the fact that U are bottom feeders in the PAC 10.2 and always will be.

Gone fishin
PAC Country, CA

And yet u still cannot put a good product on the field and are still middle of the pac or lower.

Hmmmmm. Coaching perhaps??

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT
"This many [sic] very well be a "shortfall" from projections because Direct has not carried the PAC-12 network; however, it is a shortfall the U can live with until Direct realizes the cost (lost subscribers) of not carrying the PAC-12 network!"

Doubt that Direct TV will lose any--except maybe some of the crimson crew--subscribers.

"* I believe we can place reliance of data filed with the Department of Education!"

After the Obamacare (HHS) failure to launch a defective software product and the dumbing down of the "common core" by the DoE, how can you rely on any "fact or data" coming out of the D.C. beltway?

U 90
Corona, CA

@PG #1 FAN "All that money but.... Uties are like the kid that buys a $500 baseball bat but can't get a hit to save his life.

You mean like the knock out blows they delivered to BYU in both Football & Basketball? Not to mention owning the Deseret Duel 38-6.

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Lindon, UT

"All that money but you still can't get in the NCAA Basketball tournament or qualify for a bowl game. Uties are like the kid that buys a $500 baseball bat but can't get a hit to save his life. All the money in the world will not change the fact that U are bottom feeders in the PAC 10.2 and always will be."

Sorry, Ute fans, but I have to agree with PC#1's last sentence. With the recruiting advantages (weather alone!) of the two AZ schools, the four Calif. schools, and the two Oregon schools, you will never challenge for the Rose Bowl and only on a rare occasion be a solid second tier team in basketball. As I've noted on other threads, this is not your fault; you may blame it on the structural disadvantages recruiting.

Meanwhile, it would be nice to see a little more realism from both U and BYU fan bases.

U 90
Corona, CA

@Gone fishin "still middle of the pac or lower"

Gone, I couldn't agree more. Utah has proven that as of today they are no better than mid to lower level of the PAC 12. But consider this, BYU has an even worse record in the PAC12 than Utah so Y fans are in no position to talk smack. Consider this:

In football, Utah was .222 (2-9) in the PAC12, BYU was .000 (0-2).

In basketball, Utah was .500 (9-9) in PAC12 play, BYU was .250 (1-3)

Layton, Utah

@U 90
LOL winning by 7 points is a knockout?

U 90
Corona, CA


I think it's funny how you all come on a Utah thread to trash the Utes in hopes of validating somehow that the Y is better. Your missing one important ingredient... that is BYU has to beat Utah first before you commence the trash talk.

We own you guys this year in basketball and football. In addition, BYU has proven they can't compete as well as Utah against PAC12 opponents in both sports with football record of .000 and a basketball record of .250. Yes, knock out. You guys didn't even come close in 2013-14.

West Point , UT

For all my fellow BYU fans on this article I implore you to read the article...UTAH will not be affected by this, only the original PAC10 schools. I ask my fellow BYU fans...why are you on this article, and why do you care? BYU is doing fine financially and so is the University of Utah! Lets all enjoy NOT being in the MWC and the greater amount of money and exposure that provides. Isn't that something we can ALL enjoy and get along about? Sheesh, it's like kindergarten in here sometimes.

Mesa, AZ


"@U 90
LOL winning by 7 points is a knockout?"

After being forced to punt on 4th and 10, ER gets hit with a deadball PF for doing what refs allowed to flourish all game long--Trash talking. This bit of home-cooking lead directly to byu's only TD of the game. Utah was in complete control of it from S2F and was never seriously threatened by byu on their homefield. Final margin rarely tells the story by itself, not unlike our 17 point victory in basketball, a game nowhere remotely that close.

Kearns, UT

Yep, it's all about the money.

Salt Lake City, UT

Kearns, UT

"Yep, it's all about the money."

I'm not sure if you are trying to make some kind of a point but you are correct...money naturally follows prestige. Elite conferences make the money and membership in an elite conference does, in fact, have its privileges.

Tooele, UT

To my fellow BYU fans. Regardless how how much the U of U will or won't get via their PAC 12 membership, the fact of the matter is, there still better off then we are.

I will be the first to jump for joy if and when the Cougars land in a conference like the BIG 12, but in the meantime, our football team is still a sailboat without a rutter and while the WCC is a decent fit for our other teams, its still a top heavy conference with three of four strong schools and five or six subpar schools.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

All you BYU fans need to listen to your fellow Cougar Cougsndawgs and actually read the article. This doesn't affect the U, because the U didn't have the original Pac 10 money to start with. The U came into this with a clean slate so virtually all the new revenue is an increase for the U. As far as some of you saying the conference is overrated. Well, the Pac 12 has 3 teams in the Sweet 16. And if you want to compare the U with BYU in all sports as some of you like to do, in a few weeks at the Spring Football game the Utes will be awarded the Deseret First Duel trophy after a dominating performance in all sports of the past year giving the Utes a 41 - 6 advantage over BYU. So please calm down Cougar fans and save your energy to cheer you teams on in real events.

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