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Published: Tuesday, June 3 2014 1:30 p.m. MDT

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BlueNtheFace
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

U-Romney: "Hey man, I'm not Romney, but I sure do know who he is."

Not a single doubt in my mind that you're the ZoobBuster. I know your style very well. Besides, there can't be more than one Ute fan in Texas.

Loveridge, Bachynski, and Wright are the only Ute players worth their salt. The others like Chapman have to prove themselves, just like Nixon. Plus you just lost your most athletic player in Onwas. That was too bad...

Go Cougars!

Striker
Omaha, NE

Wow, this is a SOLID recruit BYU gets for one year. This is a great class coming in. The schedule and team are looking great. Coach Rose continues to improve the best team and most consistent team in the state of Utah the last several years. No program has come even close to what Rose has done. Looking forward to this NCAA tournament team to take the stage again in a few months.

never break .500
Los Angeles, CA

Anyone who believes that the Utes were better last year in basketball or football need only look to the experts in Las Vegas that place the money lines or the power rankings and final year-end rankings in any extended polls…the Utes rarely, if ever, exceed the Cougs in the minds of the professionals even in the year that the Utes beat the Cougs as a "spoiler." No one…sorry, no one, thought the Utes were better than Stanford….same thing. The Utes seem to "get up" for goliath down south in Provo…That anomaly won't stand and things will revert to their norms. You'll never beat Stanford again…and you'll rarely win your future games against the Cougs. Statistically it just happens. You've flipped a coin and been on heads for quite a while now...now back to losing most all your football games and being blown out your NIT opening round by a WCC team BYU swept.

DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

U-PAC

"the bottom line is BYU isn't competitive anymore with Utah in football."

For a team that is no longer "competitive", please explain why Utah has only beaten BYU by 3 and 7 points in the last two games, an average of 5 points per game.

While the Utes claim they're "competitive" in the PAC 12, yet the margin of defeat
in 2013, by 3, 7, 6, 11, 16, 1, 23, and 12 = 11 points per game
in 2012, by 30, 10, 7, 14, 19, and 10 = 15 points per game

How Utah fans can claim that Utah, averaging double-digit losses in the PAC 12 the last two seasons is "competitive", while claiming that BYU, averaging 5-point losses versus Utah the last two seasons is NOT,

is laughable.

FuzzyLogic
VACAVILLE, CA

Stop feeding the trolls please. I don't care about what goes on on "the hill." Most of what I see here is a bunch of insecure Ute fans looking to BYU fans for validation. Hint: you're not going to get it. I'd like to read what other Y fans think about Dalton's decision.

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

@romey and upac

Thanks for the entertainment... I always get a good chuckle reading your stuff... y'all never let facts get in the way of your rhetoric...

Romney has been quoted as saying he has won a lot of money betting on Utah-BYU football games over the past 40 years... if that is true he had to have bet mostly on BYU because in the previous 42 games BYU has won 26 of them (and that's after losing the last four with 3 of them being lost on the last possession of the game),,, In essence, this means that BYU has won 61% of the time even with the inclusion of the utes 4 game winning streak.

As for basketball upac, should Utah beat BYU in the MAC this year it will be the first time in the past 10 years... that is 10 seasons (January of 2005 is the last time the utes have left the MAC with a "W")... ouch...

And, Michal R, you dis BYU for not making more noise in the NCAA Tourney when your beloved utes have only been once since the days of Bogut and your team was blown off the floor in the first round by a 12 seed.

jpc53
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The writer of the article seems to imply that this kid is leaving on his mission right after the basketball season ends in early March. Is BYU on a quarter or semester system? Also how many hours do you need to be taking to be eligible to play major college sports?

It sounds to me like this kid is going to be spending a lot of money to attend school and take classes that he won't be getting credit for.

Would someone please enlighten me as to what's going on. Thanks

BlueNtheFace
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Dalton will pay about $5000 in tuition for the 2014/2015 school year. The sooner he leaves (after the season), the sooner her returns to prep for the 2017/2018 season. BYU is on the semester system. I don't know how many hours of classes he has to take. I would assume a full load of 12 or more.

Go Nixon. Go Cougs!

BlueNtheFace
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

12+ credit hours, not classes, per semester. That's approximately 4 undergrad classes.
Sorry.

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