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  • slcftball Salt Lake City, UT
    May 6, 2014 11:32 p.m.

    Maybe they should let these guys just be the football team. I bet they would win a bowl game at least.....

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    May 5, 2014 8:10 p.m.

    WACPadding,
    Let me try to help you out (again). Divisions are geographic (except in cases where the team is affiliated with a major conference) and BYU is located in Utah. As an independent BYU belongs to the only division that serves Utah schools, the "Utah division." It has nothing to do with strong and weak teams but geography. Obviously, as BYU's schedule was much more demanding than another Utah team further north that belongs to a prestigious conference. BYU played two professional teams as well as seven Top 20 teams. Meanwhile Utah lost to Central Washington, beat Weber State by two and stole a forfeit over Montana State.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    May 5, 2014 6:11 p.m.

    Wiscougarfan
    River Falls, WI
    I'm a little befuddled by those on this thread who are trying to insinuate that BYU rugby does not play elite competition (see comments about Utah skiing, a baking competition, etc.).

    In most sports you measure the prestige of the team/program by results and awards. In the last decade BYU rugby has four National Championships, over 50 All-Americans, and has send a number of players and coaches to the national team. I would imagine a few former Cougs even play rugby professionally, does anyone know? It can't get much more elite than that. Go Cougs!

    ________

    I see a comment made about what is called the Utah Division, and some schools within it. Where does it say anything about BYU's rugby schedule? Yeah great they play a lot of good teams, but they are in a division with a bunch of Idaho State's as mentioned.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    May 5, 2014 3:56 p.m.

    I'm a little befuddled by those on this thread who are trying to insinuate that BYU rugby does not play elite competition (see comments about Utah skiing, a baking competition, etc.).

    In most sports you measure the prestige of the team/program by results and awards. In the last decade BYU rugby has four National Championships, over 50 All-Americans, and has send a number of players and coaches to the national team. I would imagine a few former Cougs even play rugby professionally, does anyone know? It can't get much more elite than that. Go Cougs!

  • Domanator21 Orem, UT
    May 5, 2014 3:40 p.m.

    RE: NightOwlAmerica

    You should take an actual look at BYU's schedule. They played St Mary's twice, two pro teams (one fielded there 2nd XV), Cal Poly, Utah, Arizona St, Navy, Dartmouth, Cal. Those are programs that rugby fans will recognize as quality opponents. Are there some cupcakes in there? Sure. But they play a very hard schedule. They don't even really play a conference schedule. Unlike football, conference affiliation doesn't matter because everyone has a chance at a National Championship and that is more important than conference affiliation.

    Congrats to BYU on their 3rd straight National Championship.

  • Domanator21 Orem, UT
    May 5, 2014 3:27 p.m.

    RE: NightOwlAmerica

    You should take an actual look at BYU's schedule. They played St Mary's twice, two pro teams (one fielded there 2nd XV), Cal Poly, Utah, Arizona St, Navy, Dartmouth, Cal. Those are programs that rugby fans will recognize as quality opponents. Are there some cupcakes in there? Sure. But they play a very hard schedule. They don't even really play a conference schedule. Unlike football, conference affiliation doesn't matter because everyone has a chance at a National Championship and that is more important than conference affiliation.

    Congrats to BYU on their 3rd straight National Championship.

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    May 5, 2014 3:27 p.m.

    nightowl

    If you're trying to paint a picture of BYU playing a soft schedule in Rugby, you obviously don't have a clue about college Rugby.

    BYU beat the following Top 25 teams in Rugby this season (RugbyMag rankings on May 1):

    #2 Saint Mary's
    #4 California
    #7 Navy
    #9 Central Washington
    #10 Utah
    #15 Arizona State
    #19 Dartmouth

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    May 5, 2014 3:15 p.m.

    RE: NightOwlAmerica

    The 163 came from searching USARugby, apparently the same site you looked at. There are 35 D-1A teams and 128 D-1AA teams.

    BYU (a D-1AA team) does indeed belong to the Utah Collegiate league because they are located in Utah. Are you seriously trying to disparage BYU simply because they are located in Utah? As a club sport with limited funds it only makes sense for the leagues to be geographic. BYU is certainly "at home" with their WAC buddies (they didn't play WCC teams so that isn't really relevant). They were also at home beating Utah (41-21), Arizona State (57-26), and Cal (43-33) of the PAC12. So they played more PAC teams than WAC teams, and beat them all. Keep trying.

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    May 5, 2014 3:09 p.m.

    upinthenight

    Don't know about cooking, but I'd be careful about broadening the competition if I were you...

    BYU's Cougarettes have won 13 National Collegiate Dance Team Championships

    and

    BYU's Center for Animation has won a dozen Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, College Television Awards (Student Emmys)

  • NightOwlAmerica SALEM, OR
    May 5, 2014 2:31 p.m.

    Wiscougarfan,

    I would be curios to know where you got the number of rugby teams. 163 sound like a lot. Not saying that is incorrect, just would like to know.

    >

    Wacpaddingourschedule,

    Recently a BYU student won some national baking competition or whatever. Does that count as a national title like rugby. :) Somewhere out there a BYU fan or two will come up with a way to call that a D1 title.

    >

    And curiously I looked into Rugby USA. BYU is in what's called the Utah Division. It's a who's who of WAC & independent names. Must be tough with the likes of Idaho St, Weber St, and Salt Lake Community College. Yes SLCC is in the Utah Division. So BYU is right at home in a way. Has a WAC, WCC and independent band of buddies feel to it.

  • Tajemnica West Valley, Utah
    May 5, 2014 2:27 p.m.

    @ TrollPolice

    "and Utah fans are still bitterly jealous." hopefully you are referring to other utah fans and not me. Calling me a utah fan is just plain hilarious. Not in this lifetime. I was applauding BYU as kings of the state as far as rugby is concerned.

  • hymn to the silent Holladay, UT
    May 5, 2014 1:13 p.m.

    All this talk is silly. Collegiate Rugby is a respectable sport played by athletes who don't get scholarships or meal plans. Some have gone on to play in the NFL. Some to play internationally, some to play for the US. If you don't think they are athletes, go play a game of touch with them. When the UofU won the 7s championship they beat teams whose backlines included running backs from the football team. Nobody on any of those teams ran higher than a 4.5 40. There's also a lot of international players playing in the US. I've been watching collegiate rugby now for ten years; impressive growth out of BYU. Impressive coaching. Impressive play. Unwritten rules of rugby dictate giving credit where it is due. Fans need to shut up if they've never played. Then go to a game. You'll be hooked. Well done, brothers from the south. UofU is on the rise. see you next year.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    May 5, 2014 12:56 p.m.

    Sorry Tajemnica, but I don't think you grasp what a discussion board is for. If you don't want to "discuss" things with the rest of us there are plenty of other newspapers.

  • TrollPolice Salt Lake City, UT
    May 5, 2014 12:43 p.m.

    @Tajemnica

    I would say that Billy Hamilton's chances of surplanting Mark Hamill in Star Wars are still pretty slim. And, the chances of "Oh Billy Hamilton" surpassing "Oh Billy Boy" in popularity are almost nil.

    btw, that still doesn't change the fact that BYU has won three consecutive National Championships in Men's Rugby...

    and Utah fans are still bitterly jealous.

  • Tajemnica West Valley, Utah
    May 5, 2014 12:23 p.m.

    @Wiscougarfan

    In that case has anyone seen how Billy Hamilton is absolutely tearing up the base paths for the Cincinnati Reds? Kid is the fastest runner I have ever seen. I hope that within the next couple years he can beat Ricky Henderson's single season stolen base record.

  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    May 5, 2014 11:45 a.m.

    WACPaddingOurSchedule
    pocatello, ID

    For one not caring about BYU rugby, you certainly care a lot about BYU rugby.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    May 5, 2014 10:59 a.m.

    RE: Tajemnica

    "Spouting off useless nonsense, fact or not, about BYU and utah and all their national championships in any setting or division or sport is stupid and pointless. The fact is, BYU and utah compete in the same rugby division. Since this article is about rugby only, the conversation ends here."

    I respectfully disagree. I believe that discussion forums are intended to discuss general topics, and they are left open because sometimes discussions deviate from the exact purpose of the article. In this case a discussion about BYU rugby was expanded to talking about the overall strength of BYU's athletic program, especially in comparison to their rival school's program. It's not much of a "discussion" if you simply say, "BYU rules! National champs once again."

    BTW, BYU does rule and it's great to have another national championship.

  • IDC Boise, ID
    May 5, 2014 10:33 a.m.

    I watched a bit of the game and it was pretty cool. I even started to get a handle on the rules as the game progressed. BYU's team is really good. Go Cougars! Congrats on another NC.

  • Tajemnica West Valley, Utah
    May 5, 2014 10:28 a.m.

    @ everyone

    Spouting off useless nonsense, fact or not, about BYU and utah and all their national championships in any setting or division or sport is stupid and pointless. The fact is, BYU and utah compete in the same rugby division. Since this article is about rugby only, the conversation ends here. BYU won the championship in the same league utah competes in. BYU rugby is a better program now and in the last few years than utah rugby. Stop comparing apples to oranges.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    May 5, 2014 10:06 a.m.

    Congratulations BYU Rugby! Great program with a great history of success.

  • Picardy Provo, UT
    May 5, 2014 10:00 a.m.

    Varsity Cup Rugby is the premium league in collegiate rugby. Other Universities have club programs, but do not compete on this level. This is an elevated level of rugby that represents the very best rugby available at the college level, and the players at this level are used to field the USA national team. The teams in this premium league include Air Force, BYU, Cal, Clemson, CWU, Dartmouth, Navy, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas, UCLA, and (yes) Utah. While this is not an NCAA sponsored sport. The national championship here represents the very best rugby at the collegiate level in the U.S. For the Utah naysayers out there, be careful not to insult your own program by your uninformed blustering about this win. Utah has a very fine team and will likely be in the hunt for the championship another year. I won't be marginalizing the sport when that happens. You will have beat the best competition in the country (including Cal and BYU, just like BYU beat Cal and Utah (for the Wasatch Cup) this year.

  • Ed Grady Idaho Falls, ID
    May 5, 2014 9:14 a.m.

    BYU Rugby is very relevant; otherwise, the Ute trolls wouldn't be loitering here.

    BYU Rugby should be the flagship sport of BYU and Utah Gymnastics should be the flagship sport of Utah. Those teams just know how to get it done.

  • talkinsports Gilbert, AZ
    May 5, 2014 9:07 a.m.

    BYU Rugby beat three PAC 12 schools - Utah, Arizona State, and California - during their 2014 National Championship season.

    Utah lost to the only PAC 12 school that competes in coed skiing - Colorado - to finish 5th at the NCAA skiing championship meet.

    If I'm not mistaken, skiing is the only NCAA-sponsored sport that has so few participants that they have to combine the men's and women's teams into a single coed team.

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    May 5, 2014 8:53 a.m.

    Wiscougarfan

    Thanks for researching those facts - it's easy to ignore the facts, when you choose hide behind labels to suit your own agenda.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    May 5, 2014 8:14 a.m.

    RE: WACPadding

    "Rugby USA IS NOT the NAIA, D2, D3 or the NCAA. Rugby titles are not valid collegiate titles. Skiing is a recognized NCAA sport. Get over it."

    Diminish BYU's national championship all you want but the facts remain clear...

    There are 163 schools whose sports programs compete at the D1 level that have men's rugby teams in the United States. BYU was either first, second, or third best (hard to know since the varsity cup broke away from USA rugby). Most people who actually follow and care about rugby would consider BYU the collegiate national champs.

    There are 62 schools whose sports programs compete at the D1 level that have women's gymnastics teams. Utah is ranked 5th or 7th depending on the poll (BYU 30th).

    There are 11 schools whose sports programs compete at the D1 level that have a men's ski team. I don't think they actually rank those teams but Utah did win a championship over a decade ago.

    So, WACpadding, what you said is true. Rugby isn't a recognized NCAA sport while skiing is. However, I believe that being the best of 163 teams is slightly better than unranked among 11 teams.

  • Brucemax Provo, UT
    May 4, 2014 9:33 p.m.

    To all those who say it isn't a legit national championship,the fact is that BYU has the best collegiate rugby team in the nation. End of story.

  • hobbes1012003 Kaysville, UT
    May 4, 2014 8:27 p.m.

    But yet if the Utes ever won a Rugby Championship they would be on here screaming to anyone that will listen about their domination of PAC-12 life and how they own BYU in all sports. BYU and CAL own Rugby, both schools have a right to pound their chest in pride for their accomplishments in winning Rugby titles. Whether it is NCAA or not, it is still a National Championship, period.

    Congrats to the BYU Rugby team on another stellar Rugby season! Keep it up!

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    May 4, 2014 8:04 p.m.

    Gotta laugh at all of the whiny, jealous Utah fans trying to marginalize BYU's Rugby National Championships.

    Remind us the last time Utah won a national championship in anything besides COED skiing, a sport so insignificant at the collegiate level, that only 4 FBS schools participate - Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

  • 1Reader Sunnyvale, CA
    May 4, 2014 7:18 p.m.

    Congrats! How awesome.

  • NightOwlAmerica SALEM, OR
    May 4, 2014 5:54 p.m.

    As usual there are some over the top BYU fans here.

    Men's Rugby is not governed by the NCAA or any other collegiate governing entity. If you don't believe me then go to both the Rugby USA and NCAA websites.
    BYU won rugby titles in a club sport, not a recognized NCAA sport. You are welcome to keep imagining your rugby titles belong in the same category as recognized NCAA titles BYU has won. Anyone outside of BYU land knows that is wishful thinking.

    Now for what reason I don't know why, women's rugby is recognized by the NCAA. Maybe in the near future men's will become recognized as well.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    May 4, 2014 5:35 p.m.

    Ufan
    Salt Lake City, UT
    wacpaddled

    Since when is the NCAA the end-all-be-all of national championship?

    Didn't the Red Rock win half of their national championships in the NAIA, yet Utah still counts those as national championships?

    The truth is, BYU's Rugby national championship is just as meaningful, maybe even more so, than Utah's Coed Skiing Championships,

    Do you realize that there are only FOUR FBS programs that compete in skiing - Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming?

    BYU plays far more PAC 12 schools in Rugby, than Utah competes against in skiing.

    None of your jealous whining is going to change the fact that:

    _______________

    What is the NAIA? It's a collegiate governing sports body. Yes Utah can count those, because they won them and are recognized as college titles.

    None of your jealous whining is going to change the fact that:

    Rugby USA IS NOT the NAIA, D2, D3 or the NCAA. Rugby titles are not valid collegiate titles.

    Skiing is a recognized NCAA sport. Get over it.
    FBS has nothing to do with it. There are three NCAA divisions. The NCAA holds a combined, all-division championship to award an NCAA title.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    May 4, 2014 5:26 p.m.

    @ LonestarRunner

    The Red Rocks count their nine NCAA championships, and their one AIAW championship. All 10 are national titles, but they are distinguished.

  • McHudson Salt Lake City, UT
    May 4, 2014 4:00 p.m.

    @ WACPaddingOurSchedule

    Like others have said, just because the NCAA doesn't have a national NCAA champion, doesn't mean a national championship exists.

    Here out west, college hockey tends to be a club sport also. It goes back into "equality" and Title 9. As soon as enough ladies wish to play hockey out here in the west, or as soon as they start playing rugby, then there will be a fighting chance for and "NCAA National Championship."

  • Jeff ls Farr West, 84404
    May 4, 2014 3:16 p.m.

    CAl has been a great rugby team for decades. It is nice to see BYU starting to enter that Cal Legacy. Utah has a pretty good rugby team also. I do notice the don't play some of the teams that BYU plays. Everyone has some weakness in their rugby schedule. Notice how BYU has also played, for several years,the champion of the other rugby college association league and defeats them also. Clemson, Texas, Notre Dame, Penn State and many others are in their league. I have never seen any of them play BYU or Cal. Utah plays BYU every year. It has been a long time since Utah won that match. Usually really lopsided. Congrats to BYU for their three in three years. Here is hoping that Utah can also step up to better things in Rugby. They did win their first tournament match against Air Force. Hey Utah, come and join the Mens Volleyball league, it is the best in the country.
    Jeff

  • FromWA Olympia, WA
    May 4, 2014 10:42 a.m.

    Great win Cougs. Anyone know why they never show rugby anymore on BYUtv? They haven't since they switched to the Varsity Cup. Is this a broadcast rights issue, or a decision by BYUtv not to broadcasts the games?

  • Gary Kinney Huntington Beach, CA
    May 4, 2014 7:40 a.m.

    Way to go boys. Love to follow your great play. Congrats!

  • alphablue Provo, UT
    May 4, 2014 1:37 a.m.

    Isn't it great in the past week that two of BYU's men athletic programs competed for two national championships....unfortunately only one prevailed while the volleyball team had to beat a great Stanford team for a fourth time in a row....''Ufan was right and thank you for your assessment of the overall situation...

    Go Cougars!

  • Brucemax Provo, UT
    May 4, 2014 12:59 a.m.

    WACpadded,
    It only matters when your own team wins right? If they lose then everyone conveniently doesn't care all of a sudden.

    CodyCougar,
    Someday you should give the U of U rugby team the "you don't matter that much" speech. "I would still rather have football wins than all those cup points." That's a bad trade for only 5 wins per season.

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    May 4, 2014 12:26 a.m.

    CodyCougar

    You obviously don't follow volleyball if that's your assessment of the BYU-Stanford game.

    I'd rather go bowling every year, than sit home during bowl week polishing my SOS trophy.

    I wonder what those look like?

    btw, does Utah count their NAIA women's gymnastics championships?

  • CodyCougar Madison, SD
    May 3, 2014 10:50 p.m.

    If BYU counts Rugby as a championship, then UU gets to count all its snowshoe championships. Neither is of much consequence and are only clubs sports, not varsity sports. The mens v-ball team started reading it's own clippings and laid an egg against Stanford, big lack of focus. Sure, the Cougs will toast UU in all-sports Sears cup, but I would still rather have football wins than all those cup points.

  • Old But Not Stupid Moorpark, CA
    May 3, 2014 10:24 p.m.

    WACPaddingOurSchedule
    pocatello, ID

    "It's quite obvious that nobody cares about BYU rugby other than BYU fans."

    Then why did you bother reading the article? And then waste everyone's time when you composed a comment??

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 3, 2014 10:23 p.m.

    wacpaddled

    Since when is the NCAA the end-all-be-all of national championship?

    Didn't the Red Rock win half of their national championships in the NAIA, yet Utah still counts those as national championships?

    The truth is, BYU's Rugby national championship is just as meaningful, maybe even more so, than Utah's Coed Skiing Championships,

    Do you realize that there are only FOUR FBS programs that compete in skiing - Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming?

    BYU plays far more PAC 12 schools in Rugby, than Utah competes against in skiing.

    None of your jealous whining is going to change the fact that:

    The BYU Cougars secured their 3rd consecutive National Rugby Title with a victory over Cal.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    May 3, 2014 10:22 p.m.

    As huge football and basketball fans of BYU, we really enjoyed watching this game on television. I wish the men's volleyball team had faired as well. Congratulations to the BYU Rugby team on winning the National Title. I'll bet there were some sore bodies on both sides after that game. Rugged!

    Go Cougars!

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    May 3, 2014 9:22 p.m.

    National Champions. Nuff said.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    May 3, 2014 9:15 p.m.

    BlueCoug
    Orem, UT

    It's quite obvious that BYU doesn't need to be in the PAC 12 to win a national championship, and being in the PAC 12 has helped Utah win a national championship.

    ____________

    Gotta love the inaccurate facts thrown out by BlueCoug and others. No need to resort to number fudging to make BYUs success more that it actually is.

    Rugby IS NOT an official NCAA sport. It's governed by USA Rugby and designated as a club sport.

    Yes BYU has a good rugby team. But it's a club sport kind of like glorified intramural sports.
    BYU's titles in rugby are not official NCAA titles.

    It's quite obvious that nobody cares about BYU rugby other than BYU fans. Rugby title or not, you are still on the outside looking it at any official conference invite.

  • Samwise Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 3, 2014 8:40 p.m.

    Congrats to the Rugby team! That is awesome. Love the Rugby team.

    Too bad the volleyball team wasn't quite able to pull it off against Stanford for the 4th time this year earlier this week or BYU could have potentially won two national championships today.

    Go Cougars!

  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    May 3, 2014 8:07 p.m.

    Well done gentlemen. A great win against a great opponent. Hoist the trophy and raise the banner.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    May 3, 2014 8:08 p.m.

    BYU is the new king of this college sport. Cal now bows to BYU as they are the new kings and show no signs of stepping down any time soon. Beating Dartmouth, Navy, and Cal to win it all? That is impressive!

    Coming to BYU later this month and can't wait to see all these National Championships trophies in those glass cases.

    Blue, if the Cougarettes can be considered a sport, then that is several more!

  • vinnyb3 Provo, UT
    May 3, 2014 7:36 p.m.

    I'd like to see a stat on time of possession and how much of that time was in the opponents side of the field. There was way too much of the game being played in BYU's 50, but the defense handled it really well and the offense did a great job of capitalizing on Cal's mistakes.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    May 3, 2014 7:25 p.m.

    I understand that the state of Utah is a Rugby hotbed. Sadly I've never seen a match, but congrats to the Cougars for the win!

  • hymn to the silent Holladay, UT
    May 3, 2014 6:57 p.m.

    Great game...great execution by the Cougars. It was BYU's defense that pulled off the win. Cal is a high-scoring team---but nothing was going up the middle: big kudos to the front. Love that rugby is getting huge in this state. Fun to see Herriman win earlier. As for the PAC 12 debate? No, nobody wants rugby to be part of an already aligned conference. The only downer to a great victory are the BYU fans who don't know the game, don't know the history, don't know the rules, and don't know that rugby, unlike any other sport, is a gentleman's game. And that means trash talking is really bad form (and that goes for Chris B, too. We true Ute fans don't claim him).

    Cal won something like 12 National Championships in a row. Nice to see the dynasty shift. Utah beat Cal for the National championship a few years ago in 7s. St. Mary's also beat Cal this year...would have been nice to have a true National tournament; but I think it would have ended the same. BYU is unbeatable this year. Well done.

  • BlackDiamond Provo, UT
    May 3, 2014 6:42 p.m.

    Great game fellas. Chris when have the Utes won a championship in any sport?

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    May 3, 2014 6:29 p.m.

    @ Eddie - BYU was not playing against the pac 12. They were playing against each other (as same conferance) called VARSITY CUP leauge.

    Good game POLY COUGARS!

  • BYUtx Dallas, TX
    May 3, 2014 6:19 p.m.

    Must be nice for Pac 12 "territory" to finally witness a championship of any kind (excluding ladies' gymnastics of course)

    BYU!!!!

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    May 3, 2014 6:17 p.m.

    Looks like BYU stole another National Championship from a PAC 12 school. Three in a row! Wow, it kind of makes one wonder about who really brings the National spotlight to an area.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    May 3, 2014 6:05 p.m.

    Congratulations to BYU Rugby on winning its 3rd straight National Championship, and 4th National Championship in the last 6 years.

    National Championships this Century:
    BYU - 8
    Utah - 1

    BYU Men's Volleyball - 2 (2001, 2004)
    BYU Women's X-Country - 2 (2001, 2002)
    BYU Men's Rugby - 4 (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014)

    Utah Men's/Women's Skiing - 1 (2003)

    It's quite obvious that BYU doesn't need to be in the PAC 12 to win a national championship, and being in the PAC 12 has helped Utah win a national championship.

    In case you were wondering, it's been 20 years since the Red Rocks won a national championship.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    May 3, 2014 5:54 p.m.

    Great match. Congrats to two outstanding teams in the Varsity Cup Championship.

  • Fish71 mesa, AZ
    May 3, 2014 4:56 p.m.

    Go Cougars. Congratulations. That is fantastic.

  • Kralon HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
    May 3, 2014 4:21 p.m.

    Wow, congrats Cougars!

    With the Bears having so many national titles no one ever thought Cal would be challenged except occasionally. It is amazing that BYU has been able to do this three years in a row!

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    May 3, 2014 4:20 p.m.

    Good strong game by the Cougars! Add another National Championship to the trophy case.

    Gooooooo Couuugarrrrs !

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    May 3, 2014 4:13 p.m.

    Maybe this will get you guys a call from us or the Big 12.

    But don't hold your breath