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Published: Monday, May 5 2014 6:17 p.m. MDT

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motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

This will leave little doubt about how serious Utah is about basketball. I love the direction this program is headed in. Go Utes!

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Agreed, motorbike. Coach K has done a brilliant job bringing the Utah program back to life. This facility will set the bar across the country.

Go Utes!!
Go Pac-12!!

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

Thank you John Huntsman!

Go Utes

Back Talk
Federal Way, WA

Simply another example of how conference affiliation and money produce more separation between Utah and other programs in the state.

The time to respond is before the difference is so large that they are no longer competitive.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Back Talk
Federal Way, WA

"Simply another example of how conference affiliation and money produce more separation between Utah and other programs in the state."

Why do you care about separation of Utah from other programs in the state? You live in Washington.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

The improvements to Utah's athletic facilities, and campus as a whole, have been very exciting.

Go Utes!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Very nice facility. The Utes have opened up the check book for football and basketball. The program is on the rise; no doubt!

CG
Orem, UT

Back Talk

Once a little brother; always a little brother.

The kids on the hill are obsessed with comparing everything the U does with what's happening with their big brother's.

Just to ease your anxiety, plans for BYU's new basketball practice facility are well underway and will be announced shortly.

Solomon Levi
Alpine, UT

Looks like it will be a very nice facility that Utah students should enjoy. Don't know why some Utah fans feel compelled to compare everything that happens on the hill with BYU, but that's their choice.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@GC

Actually I count one comment from a Utah fan towards BYU; and two comments from BYU fans towards Utah. This is a story about Utah's facilities; not BYU's. Now who obsessed with who? It appears you have this backwards.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

"Don't know why some Utah fans feel compelled to compare everything that happens on the hill with BYU"

Actually, a BYU fan was the first to mention BYU, but that's his/her choice, and your choice to read it that way.

The new facility should be great. Felt a little anxiety watching photos and videos of Coaches K and L knocking down the HPER East stairwell, lot of hours I spent in that building! Can't wait to visit and see what it's like when this first phase is complete, and the subsequent phases afterward.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

StGtoSLC

Don't kid yourself - we all know who Back Talk was referring to when he mentioned "other programs in the state", and it wasn't SUU.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Snack, whether he intended to or not, his comment applies much more to SUU, USU and WSU than BYU, since those are the other state-sponsored schools, and who subsidize nearly all of their athletic budget with University money, while Utah's is becoming more self-sufficient each year. As a private school, BYU obviously has their own system of facility renovation, and that's great, good luck with that. But mentioning them here is akin to the the poster who was upset earlier in the year that an article about Delon Wright failed to mention Tyler Haws in it. The fact remains: BYU was never mentioned until a BYU fan did so.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

"Don't kid yourself - we all know who Back Talk was referring to when he mentioned..."

Jay Drew at the SL Trib ran a story yesterday about byu facilities falling behind. Honestly, the desire to keep us is the only reason I can think of that would explain why byu-provo folks would be interested in this story.

Again, my thanks to the Huntsman family for their continued support in the growth and development of academics, research, and athletics at the University of Utah.

Go Utes!!
Go Pac-12!!

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

This is awesome for Utah basketball!! With this new facility and the new recruits coming into the program over the next couple of years the Utes have a great opportunity to be among the top teams in the Pac 12.

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

MyPerspective

"Honestly, the desire to keep us is the only reason I can think of that would explain why [BYU fans] would be interested in this story."

So how do you explain why the kids on the hill are so obsessed with EVERY BYU story?

The truth is, Utah's facilities have lagged behind BYU's facilities for years and you're just starting to catch up.

You still don't have competition quality baseball and track facilities of your own and your miniature football and basketball arenas have been dwarfed by BYU's arenas for decades.

mn_online
In, UT

This does not seem like a very good use of a very large sum of money.

Back Talk
Federal Way, WA

Didnt think my comments would be taken that personally by anyone.

I simply pointed out that BYU (and others) need to keep up with key facilities in order to stay competitive in recruiting etc. Conference affiliation and sugar daddy boosters play a big part in that by the money they generate.

BYU has long reported a need and an interest in getting a new basketball practise facility. Coach Rose has done so well at BYU that I hope he gets the support that his team deserves so that they can continue to improve and he can enjoy a new facility.

Some people think it is only a matter of time. Hopefully, that will be a matter of a short time rather than a long time.

Back Talk
Federal Way, WA

"Why do you care about separation of Utah from other programs in the state? You live in Washington."

Ah, because there are fans of different schools from all states.

Hope BYU's mens and womans recent recruits can look forward to being in a similarly great facility soon (2016?).

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@Myperspective

Spot on. Thanks for the reference to the Trib article; interesting read. I have known Jay Drew since 8th grade and he remains a good friend today. Good writer, good guy!

Take Care and yes....Go Utes!

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