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Published: Sunday, April 27 2014 3:20 p.m. MDT

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Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

Good luck to Onwas in the future.

We all knew that the Utes had to make room for one more player - just wasn't sure who would not make the team for next year. Too bad for Princton, I like his athleticism he had some great dynamic dunks this last season. I hope he can find a place to play his senior year.

I hope this Utah team can continue to get better and make strides in the right direction. Coach K and his staff have put together one of the better recruiting classes the Utes have seen in a long time. Combined with an very much improved preseason schedule, I hope the Utes can get the needed wins to take it to the next level and get back to the NCAA tournament.

Keep it up Utah!

Go Utes!

Hailstorm is a coming
Riverdale, UT

midpacmajor
But strong enough to beat the TDS into begging for mercy and leaving Haws in confusion even to this day..

The Moose
Southern, UT

midpacmajor: "one head to head game does not a season make" LOL. How about 4 head to head in a row? The problem with today's fans on all sides is they live too much in the fantasy world of the popularity contest of rankings. Get it done on the floor. You can brag about the teams you beat, but don't brag about being better than the teams you didn't.

let's roll
LEHI, UT

If the NCAA want to "fix" things, it should start here. Looks like this young man was the victim of the school's decision to offer more scholarships than the maximum allowed.

NCAA schools have no credibility at all when they claim their primary focus is on student-athletes when they allow member schools to over-subscribe scholarship athletes and then kick kids to the curb.

A student athlete should, by rule, retain his or her scholarship as long as they are academically eligible and abide by team/school eligibility rules.

Ironically, I think most schools would be willing to keep kids on scholarship but are forbidden from doing so by the NCAA's antiquated rule.

The stated justification for the rule is to prevent schools from stockpiling athletes, but recruits should be given enough credit to know that if the football team has 20 more scholarships athletes than the limit of active players, there is a chance they'll get shelved (but retain their scholarship) and should choose a school accordingly.

Clearly that's a better system than letting schools kick a kid to the curb if they think they can sign a better one.

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

The Moose

Four head-to-heads in a row doesn't mean much when U finish with worse records, lower rankings and fewer bowls.

jdub1942
PROVO, UT

SAG,

Wow, a Y fan calling a U fan ”holier than thou,” now I have seen everything!

Princeton,

You were very exciting to watch, best of luck to you!

Seldom Seen Smith
Orcutt, CA

Could my interest in professional college sports (D-I football and basketball) be any lower.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

Is he going to the NBA? He played at Utah and that NIT resume should put him #1 in the draft right?

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