BYU men's basketball releases 2014-15 nonconference schedule


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  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    June 14, 2014 12:32 p.m.

    @ Duckhunter

    I don't think Utah did enough in 2004 to earn a spot in the NCG, or to achieve a #1 ranking. I feel the same way about BYU's 1984 team. It was a nice season, but not national championship worthy.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2014 5:24 p.m.

    @Solomon Levi
    "It's laughable that "beating everybody on their schedule" proved to Utah fans that the Utah 2004 was BCS worthy, while "beating everybody on their schedule" didn't prove to those same Utah fans that BYU 1984 was National Championship worthy.

    The double-standard is hysterical."

    There's a difference between "beating everybody on their schedule" proving that they belong as one of 10 teams that can prove themselves in a BCS game (or a chance in the championship game as was more argued in 2008 especially after the Sugar Bowl) and arguing that "beating everybody on their schedule" proves that a team should have the national championship handed to them.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    June 13, 2014 3:29 p.m.

    The U might have wonderful graduate programs but their undergrad corps is woeful. They're better than they've been but the U as a choice for students is a pretty poor choice, for undergrads. There are similar and cheaper options elsewhere, as far as commuter schools go.

    And it seems that all have forgotten that it was BYU's 1996 season that paved the way for BCS busting schools, put some credibility into that year as it was probably the best BYU team ever fielded.

    Now onto the subject of the article, BYU hoops has done a fantastic job. Steve Cleveland started the rebuilding and Dave Rose has continued it admirably. The recovery from the Roger Reid days is stunning and one to be admired by any suffering program. It's exactly what the U is trying to do, scramble back to respectability. Dave Rose has done wonders and a balanced schedule has helped things. Holmoe knows what he's doing for the programs at BYU, go Cougars!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 13, 2014 12:43 p.m.


    "2004 Utah was ranked #6 at the end of the regular season, and earned the spot on their own."

    I agree with that statement, utah did "earn" that spot on their own. But of course if utah "fans" like yourself are consistent and not hypocritical you would have to admit that by those exact same criteria BYU earned the 1984 NCAA College Football National Champioship.

    utah "earned the 2004 bcs berth by beating a bunch of mediocre teams and getting a high ranking based on not losing. BYU in 1984 earned the #1 ranking by beating a bunch of mediocre teams and getting the #1 ranking.

    Plus ca change, plus cest le meme chose.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2014 11:17 a.m.

    @ LonestarRunner

    BYU wan't in the top 6. Those were the rules. Marshall, who finished undefeated wasn't invited for the same reason in 1999. After Utah won the Fiesta Bowl, the rule changed to the highest ranked mid-major in the top 12.

    A lot of good excuses in there, but you forgot to blame the refs.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2014 11:13 a.m.

    @ Solomon Levi

    Being BCS worthy, and being national championship worthy are not even close to being the same thing.

  • kaysvillecougar KAYSVILLE, UT
    June 13, 2014 12:04 a.m.

    This is just a wild guess, but I guessing, just guessing that because of the frequency that UPAC posts on all things BYU he doesn't own a farm to bet. I'm just guessing that owning a farm would require working on it, not obsessing over something you have no control over. Now on a happier note, Dave Rose has put together a great schedule. He is our Lavell Edwards of basketball. It's so fun to watch his teams. The last 2 years have kind of underachieved, but he's an amazing recruiter, and in the coming few years there are going to be some great teams. Hope Collinsworth recover quickly and fully.

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2014 6:16 p.m.


    You need to study history a little closer my friend.

    BYU 1996 impacted the Bowl Alliance, which was the predecessor to the BCS.

    BYU 2001 impacted the BCS because the BCS had announced BEFORE BYU, then 12-0 and ranked #9 in the AP poll, had played Hawaii, one of the significant factors in BYU's loss at Hawaii, the mental letdown of the BYU players being that they were no longer even being considered for a BCS bowl.

    That, and the loss their Doak Walker Award winning running back, and the fatigue of being forced to travel from Utah to Mississippi back to Utah and then to Hawaii (over 12,000 miles) in less than a week because their scheduled game with Mississippi State was postponed 3 months because of 9-11.

  • Solomon Levi Alpine, UT
    June 12, 2014 6:03 p.m.


    "Utah beat everybody on their schedule (by a lot), which made them BCS worthy."

    It's laughable that "beating everybody on their schedule" proved to Utah fans that the Utah 2004 was BCS worthy, while "beating everybody on their schedule" didn't prove to those same Utah fans that BYU 1984 was National Championship worthy.

    The double-standard is hysterical.

    btw, "by a lot" means absolutely NOTHING according to the "BCS rules" - see Sagarin for an explanation of why margin-of-victory isn't even included in the "BCS formula".

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2014 3:59 p.m.

    @ CordonBleu

    Utah beat everybody on their schedule (by a lot), which made them BCS worthy. The SOS was weak, so the Utes did not earn a chance to complete for the national title, but they absolutely deserved a BCS bowl.

    1996 BYU didn't have any impact whatsoever since the BCS wasn't created until 1998. The post-season structure in 1996 was called the Bowl Alliance

    Likewise 2001 BYU was never ranked high enough to secure a spot in a BCS bowl. Mid-majors had to be ranked in the top 6. The highest BYU got was #9, before getting blown out by Hawaii and then Louisville. If anything, Marshall in 1999 would have been the catalyst for guaranteeing mid-majors a spot since they finished in the top 10 AND undefeated, but were still snubbed.

    2004 Utah was ranked #6 at the end of the regular season, and earned the spot on their own.

  • CordonBleu Park City, UT
    June 12, 2014 11:29 a.m.

    @deductive reasoning

    "who did Utah beat in 2004 that made the Utes a "BCS" worthy team"?

    Since u-pac will ignore the question, for obvious reasons, I'll answer it...

    In a word: NOBODY!

    It's funny how Utah fans take credit for "busting the BCS", when, in fact, the Utes wouldn't have even had an opportunity to bust the BCS if BYU 1996 and 2001 hadn't forced the powers that be to adopt the rules that forced the BCS to guarantee non-BCS teams a spot in the BCS bowls, if they met certain requirements.

    Utah 2004 just happened to be in the right place and the right time to take advantage of the new rules.

    Beating 3 winning teams, none with a record better than 7-5, certainly didn't make the 2004 Utes BCS worthy.

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    June 12, 2014 11:20 a.m.


    "cherry picked stats"?


    Yes, the Utes made so much "noise" in 2004, that they weren't even ranked in 2005.

    The Utes made so much "noise" in 2008, that they dropped to #18 in 2009 and completely out of the AP poll in 2010, never to return.

    How "exciting and fulfilling" is spending bowl week on the couch?

    What "future" are you talking about?

    A program that was only able to win 6 WAC/MWC championships in the last half century, has NO "future" other than being a perennial conference whipping boy for the big boys of the PAC.

    Your twin flash-in-the-pan seasons are quickly fading and will be completely forgotten when the playoffs start.

    Your annual, season-ending pillow fight in the rockies is the only "future" U have to look forward to.

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    June 12, 2014 10:40 a.m.


    Your personal, biased opinion of BYU 2009 is MEANINGLESS!

    BYU 2009 was ranked #12 in BOTH final polls.


    "But, the BCS rankings took away the blind, unrealistic polls that are obviously a joke."

    Laughing hysterically at your spin.

    The Utes have never finished higher than 6th in the final BCS standings,

    yet the ONLY ranking Utah fans ever cite is Utah's #2 finish in the Final AP poll, the poll that has absolutely NOTHING to do with the BCS.

    It's funny how Utah fans use "opponent's rankings" to validate 2008 ("Utah beat four ranked teams in 2008"), yet those same Utah fans claim that thos same rankings are "invalid" when the rankings contradict their own biased opinions.

    btw, who did Utah beat in 2004 that made the Utes a "BCS" worthy team.

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    June 12, 2014 10:30 a.m.


    Utah's MO is to pull off an occassional upset, like Utah/Stanford 2013), but to lose regularly to conference bottom dwellers.

    Kyle lost to every perennial MWC bottom dweller - Wyoming, Colorado State, New Mexico, UNLV - during his tenure in the MWC and he's doing the same thing in the PAC with losses already to Colorado and Washington State.

    Bronco is UNDEFEATED versus Wyoming, Colorado State, New Mexico, UNLV, and Washington State.

    Even Utah's very first AP Top 25 team, in 1994, didn't win the WAC championship, because they lost to a lowly conference bottom dweller.

    There's a reason BYU has won 23 WAC/MWC championships and has ELEVEN 11+ win seasons - BYU seldom loses to bad teams.

    There's a reason Utah has only won 6 WAC/MWC championships and only has TWO 11+ win seasons - Utah is constantly losing to bad teams.

    When was the last time Utah finished in AP Top 25 three straight years?

    The ability to consistently beat good and bad teams is something the Utes have NEVER had in football.

    After 2004, the Utes tanked for three straight years.

    Since 2008, the Utes have been in steady decline.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    June 12, 2014 9:41 a.m.

    Plenty of people in the South know about BYU football. And Utahs defeat of Alabama, if even brought up is thought of as a trifle, and typical defeat of an uninspired Alabama team when they aren't playing for it all (see Oklahoma slaughter of Bama just last year). Your idea of Utah's image in the south is completely biased and not accurate at all. People in the South know BYU because of their NC (albeit they hate them for it just like U), and for LaVell Edwards who had great relationships with many of the former and current coaches of the SEC. Get over it...no one cares about U any more than they care about BYU, even if they "know" both programs.

  • Missouri loves BYU Lebanon, MO
    June 12, 2014 12:11 a.m.

    @ U-Pac.... again, this is a basketball article... I know it has been painful to talk about UofU basketball since they have not had many winning seasons lately but I kind of figured that you would have been used to it by now.

    and by the way... People in North Carolina care about UNC, Duke and sometimes NCstate. They don't pay much attention to anyone outside of the ACC and certainly don't care about anything that happens out west. Your attempts to make the UofU relevant in ACC territory are laughable to those of us who have lived there. Bringing up UofU basketball in North Carolina/ACC territory is about like talking up Ramen noodles in Italy... Just don't.... I mean really....

  • Jealous U Alpine, UT
    June 11, 2014 11:05 p.m.


    So 18th ranked Utah, the fourth highest AP ranked team in Utah history, wasn't a decent team in 2009?

    It's laughable how Utah fans will strain at a gnat to swallow a camel just to minimize BYU.

    Calling Utah beating a barely ranked (#25 in only one poll) team a "monster" win is equally laughable.

    The only reason Utah is "in" is because of television, nothing more. You're seriously delusional if you think that Utah was invited because of the excellence of their two-hit wonder football program.

  • talkinsports Gilbert, AZ
    June 11, 2014 4:16 p.m.


    "BYU's easy schedules...create many win seasons,"

    LOL at your desperate spin.

    Utah played basically the same schedule as BYU from 1962 to 2010.

    ALL ELEVEN of BYU's 11+ win seasons came during that period, the same period in which Utah had only TWO 11+ win seasons, the ONLY two 11+ win seasons in Utah history.

    It gets even worse if you compare 10+ win seasons.

    Give it up; your whiny "SOS" argument is nothing but a whiny excuse for over a century of Utah football mediocrity.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    June 11, 2014 3:52 p.m.

    The Rock

    Exactly, it's the score and outcome when the two teams actually play that matters; right?

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    June 11, 2014 3:48 p.m.


    When have I ever said anything about 1944? There's no need to make false accusations. It only damages your credability. By the way; 1984 was 30 years ago. Also, nothing matters in basketball except 1999 and last year. Football only 2004 and 2008. Sheesh.........Lighten up Guy!

  • caleb in new york Glen Cove, NY
    June 11, 2014 3:38 p.m.

    soup twins - the out of conference games in college basketball are a big part of a team's resume to try to get an at large berth in the tournament, especially for mid-majors. secondarily they help prepare a team for the conference schedule. Especially when the Cougs play in a mid-major league like the WCC, the non-conference is huge to try to get some quality wins. In the WCC there are a lot of average wins, but few chances for resume-enhancing wins.

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    June 11, 2014 3:23 p.m.

    @ U-PAC

    I hear these predictions every year and every year they mean nothing.
    Just a bunch of hot air, chest beating and ego building.

    I think it is just plain dumb.

    The only thing that matters is the performance at game time. Let the players do the talking on the court.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    June 11, 2014 1:54 p.m.

    Down goes UPAC...1,2,3....

    Give it up dude, you're getting owned in here. Talk football on a football article but coming in here with weak smack about basketball when U have won 2 of the last THIRTEEN games is laughable...sir.

    And don't give us false bologna about people in the South knowing Utah and not BYU. That...sir...is a joke. I grew up in Georgia and know better. Anyone who has spent time in the South knows better. Your desperation is telling...sir.

  • Missouri loves BYU Lebanon, MO
    June 11, 2014 1:42 p.m.

    Strange how this article was about BYU's non conference basektball schedule...and the Utah fans keep trying to talk about football...Makes it pretty clear what they think of UofU hoops. By the way, winning one game out of eleven against BYU in basketball isn't that impresive. Guessing it will be about as impressive as the UofU's non conference schedule in Basketball. Wondering how many Highschool teams they will play they will play at home this year? Maybe Utah will really mix it up and play at a neutral site. We all know that for Utah playing on the road is still too scary as they nearly always lose......

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    June 11, 2014 1:36 p.m.

    Spokane Ute

    You pretend that 1984 is too long ago to be relevant, yet U beat your chest about 1944.

    You pretend that 1997 is too long ago to be relevant, yet U beat your chest about 1998.

    It's like Utah fans live in this weird time warp where nothing before 2004 counts in football, and nothing after 2005 counts in basketball.

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    June 11, 2014 1:24 p.m.


    The 4th place team from BYU's "puny D3 conference" spanked the Utes 70-58 in the opening round of the 2014 NIT, but thanks for playing.

    In 2010-11, BYU was a national championship contender with the consensus National Player of the Year, and even after the loss of Davies derailed their national championship hopes, BYU still came within a made free throw in regulation of advancing to the Elite Eight. Jimmermania was a national phenomenon and BYU was certainly on the national stage throughout the season.

    BYU's 11+ win, Top 12 finish in 2009 exceeds all but two seasons in Utah football history, and began with BYU upsetting then #3 Oklahoma in Dallas Cowboys stadium in front of a national television audience.

    Not as big as a BCS bowl, but BYU's opponent was certainly far more impressive than Utah's 2004 Fiesta Bowl opponent.

    You need to get over your BYU-hatred long enough to recognize that the definition of "national stage" isn't limited to your cherry-picked standards.

    The Utes are nothing but a two-hit wonder in football, with little before or after 2004/2008, and your basketball program hasn't been relevant on a national stage in a decade.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    June 11, 2014 1:11 p.m.

    "That's nice, but how many 18 to 23 year olds currently attending the U remember something that happened SEVENTEEN years ago - most of them weren't even in kindergarten in 1998."



  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    June 11, 2014 12:30 p.m.

    Look forward to that December 10th matchup in Provo. The Utes need to win to show continued progress and the ability to win tough road games. That was lacking last year.

  • Mark321 Las Vegas, NV
    June 11, 2014 12:18 p.m.


    BYU won 11 of the last 13 against the Utes. Nuff said.

  • Missouri loves BYU Lebanon, MO
    June 11, 2014 11:49 a.m.

    @ U-PAC

    Let me guess.... You were the only person in the sports bar cheering for Utah in 1997. That may have even been the last time someone in North Carolina wore a U of U shirt for an NCAA tournament game. Having spent considerable time working in North Carolia during the past decade I never had one person ever bring up the University of utah. When people heard I was from Utah they always asked me if I went to BYU..... Great time to be BYU sports fan!

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    June 11, 2014 11:41 a.m.


    "there isn't a current BYU freshman that was alive the last time BYU had a good football team"

    Only a desperately jealous Utah fan would try to claim that an 11+ win, Top 15 team isn't a GOOD football team.

  • No playoff for U Salt Lake City, UT
    June 11, 2014 11:37 a.m.


    LOL at your frantic and emotional attempt to switch sports.

    NCAA tournament record during the Dave Rose era:

    BYU 4-7
    Utah 0-1

    Despite your frantic attempts to deny reality, the truth is, the Utes are now the real one-and-done kings.


    As far as football is concerned,

    BYU was an 11+ win, Top 12 team in 2009, BYU's THIRD 11+ win, Top 15 team since 2006.

    The Utes, by comparison, have only had TWO 11+ win, Top 15 teams in their entire history.

    BYU's last bowl game after Christmas - December 27, 2013.

    Remind us which bowl the Utes played in last season.


  • TroyTown Anaheim, CA
    June 11, 2014 11:23 a.m.


    "Well sir, I moved to Pinehurst, NC from SLC in 1997. I remember the look on people's faces at a local sports bar when Utah dominated #1 seed UNC in the semifinals at the Final Four in 98"

    That's nice, but how many 18 to 23 year olds currently attending the U remember something that happened SEVENTEEN years ago - most of them weren't even in kindergarten in 1998.

    Time for Utah fans to face reality - the Majerus era for Utah ended only a short time after the Edwards era ended for BYU.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    June 11, 2014 10:22 a.m.


    What would a Utah fan know about dancing?

    Most of Utah's students and basketball players were still in grade school the last time the Utes won an NCAA tournament game - it's doubtful that any of them even remember the game.

  • Duckhunter Highland , UT
    June 11, 2014 10:17 a.m.


    "What? Not leaving the state of Utah other than the Maui Tournament? This has the feel of Utah's out of conference schedule last year that all the Cougar fans made fun of"

    What a foolish statement. utah had the worst OOC schedule in all of college basketball last year, nothing about BYU's ooc this year can be compared to utah's worst in the nation schedule last year. BYU is playing multiple NCAA tournament teams plus playing in a top notch tournament.

    As I told you before congratulations on your conscious decision to become a u-pac/chris b level of poster. It becomes you.


  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    June 11, 2014 10:14 a.m.


    "BYU will not be "dancing" this year folks. Even if they were to do so, the Y is a 1 and done participant in the NCAA tourney..."

    The U is 1 and done for the last nine seasons, combined, and got stomped in the opening round of the NIT.

    Before spouting off, try winning more than one road game per year against teams with a winning record. As usual, the Utes will be left on the outside looking in at the big dance, while, despite the delusional predictions of doom from the hill crowd, the Cougars will once again be dancing.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    June 11, 2014 10:12 a.m.

    This is a serviceable OOC schedule. The Maui tourney is a good one for sure. I'm actually glad to see more home games for the preseason. There were some really tough road games last year and we could have used a few more at home. Predicting post season play at this point is a fool's game. I do know that the Zags will be back in true form this year after making some excellent off-season moves. This schedule should prepare BYU for WCC play which is the most important thing.

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    June 11, 2014 9:48 a.m.


    "What? Not leaving the state of Utah other than the Maui Tournament? This has the feel of Utah's out of conference schedule last year that all the Cougar fans made fun of,..."

    LOL at your distorted hyperbole.

    BYU's 2014-15 nonconference schedule includes seven home games, two on the road, and four at neutral sites, with severall RPI Top 100 teams in the mix.

    Utah's 2013-14 nonconference schedule consisted of ELEVEN home games, ONE on the road, and NINE opponents with an RPI over 200.

    BYU's 2014-15 OOC schedule will be in the Top 100 RPI SOS.
    Utah's 2013-14 OOC schedule was in the Bottom 10.

    Watch for Utah to play most of their pre-season games at home again. The hypocrisy on the hill never ends.

  • UoU 1991 Park City, UT
    June 11, 2014 9:26 a.m.


    "I wonder if Evergreen State played So Virginia if either team would win..."

    At least BYU has a connection to So. Virginia - the real question is "Why would a Ute homer be mocking BYU, when the Utes schedule two or three H.S. teams like Evergreen State every year?"

    btw, So Virginia would stomp Evergreen State.

  • Marked it Down Park City, UT
    June 11, 2014 9:18 a.m.

    timid sparrow

    "How did BYU "fair" head-to-head?"

    BYU has won 7 of the last 8, 9 of the last 12,
    and Rose has NEVER lost to Utah in the Marriott Center.

    Laughing hysterically at the Ute faithful desperately hoping that one upset win in the HC has suddenly made the Utes unbeatable.

  • No playoff for U Salt Lake City, UT
    June 11, 2014 9:09 a.m.


    "It will be a long year for BYU this upcoming season. A goal to finish just over .500 would seem fitting. Look for Utah to blow out the Y easily again this year."

    LOL at your delusion.

    Unlike that perennial losing program on the hill, Rose has never had a losing season - 7 NCAA tournaments, 2 NITs in his 9-year tenure.

    BYU will once again be dancing, while the Utes are still trying to figure out how to win on the road - it'll be the same ol' same ol' when the Utes visit the MC in December.

    btw, why are the Utes still scared to visit the Spectrum or the Dee Center?

  • CougarSunDevil Phoenix, AZ
    June 11, 2014 9:07 a.m.

    The difference between BYU's non-conference this year and Utah's non-conference last year is that BYU IS Playing outside the state of Utah at the Maui Invite (likely against at least one team from the NCAA tournament last year) AND BYU is playing NCAA tournament teams (at home) from the prior year. BYU is not playing home games against Barbizon hair college, and ITT Technical Institute, like Utah did last year. YES, Utah won last year against BYU. But it tells you something that everyone said that was one of only a very few quality wins by Utah. Besides, everyone knows that Utah get's up for BYU more than any other game they play. BYU is Utah's bowl game/NCAA tournament game.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 11, 2014 8:51 a.m.


    "How did the utes fair (sp?) in the post season last year?"

    How did BYU "fair" head-to-head?

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    June 11, 2014 7:41 a.m.

    Nice scheduling. The Maui invitation always has a tough field. It's better to play tough teams in non-conference; especially when it come selection time. Gonzaga has it's usual tough schedule: Memphis, SMU, @ UCLA, @ Arizona and the preseason NIT: Georgia, Minn, and St. Johns.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    June 11, 2014 7:05 a.m.

    Great preseason schedule for another great year of basketball. Looking forward to Collinsworth's return.

    And a flashback salute to the Utes for their preseason schedule last year.

    Evergreen 128-44
    UCD 94-60
    GCU 79-54
    LAM 84-57
    Sav 71-57
    Ball 88-69
    Fres 90-77
    IdSt 74-66

    Cupcakes anyone?

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    June 10, 2014 11:29 p.m.


    Any kind of victory for the utes in Provo would be a history making event... It will be the first time that Utah has won in Provo in 10 seasons... that's 10 years... where were you 10 years ago??? I'm thinking you probably haven't even followed basketball for 10 years...

    As for Southern VA, I think that it is cool that we play our Division III little brothers from the East Coast... I imagine that that will be a pretty exciting event for that school.

  • Vegasbob North Las Vegas, NV
    June 10, 2014 11:25 p.m.

    It continues to amaze me that a team that wins one of twelve games can talk such smack after one victory. How was the road last year. Prove yourself ant then talk.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 10, 2014 11:24 p.m.

    What? Not leaving the state of Utah other than the Maui Tournament? This has the feel of Utah's out of conference schedule last year that all the Cougar fans made fun of, and BYU doesn't have a tough conference schedule to fall back on either. The Cougs better plan on winning the Maui tournament and finishing no worse than second in the WCC and WCC tourney if they hope to have a prayer of making the NCAA tournament next year. Though they do have Holmoe on the committee, so perhaps that's the master plan?

  • Yerffoegn Maricopa, Az
    June 10, 2014 9:30 p.m.

    That would be totally against 6 of the last 7 years. I'm wondering if you are willing to take that prediction to Vegas and bet your "farm".

  • caleb in new york Glen Cove, NY
    June 10, 2014 8:19 p.m.

    they ought to get UVU on there. that would be a much more interesting game than SVU. It'd be a big help to their schedule if they get 3 difficult games at Maui instead of just 1 or 2 (i.e. I hope they don't draw Chaminade). The 2 unusually big home and home series (uMass and Stanford) are ending. Hope they can start up something new similar in 2015-2016. Unless it is in a post season tournament, there will be no traveling east of Utah this season.

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    June 10, 2014 7:45 p.m.

    I like UPac's optimism on a long season. If BYU can manage to go deep in the tourney instead of these one and done tourneys it will be a memorable season indeed. BYU is going to avenge its losses from last year.

    If we can schedule Southern Virginia, why can't we schedule UVU?

  • Sweater In Rafters Franklin, IN
    June 10, 2014 7:26 p.m.

    I wonder if Evergreen State played So Virginia if either team would win...

    Nice job Cougies...is that a home and home?

  • Max-was-right springville, UT
    June 10, 2014 7:21 p.m.


    How did the utes fair in the post season last year? oh ya, lost to a nobody in a rice ecles sized stadium against a very weak opponent?

  • Serenity Now Highland, UT
    June 10, 2014 5:43 p.m.

    Preseason will be rough unless Collinsworth can return at 90%, but we still won't have the UNLV transfer eligible until December. With Chatman and Fischer, though, we should be able to shoot the ball better from 3-point land.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    June 10, 2014 5:15 p.m.

    This has to be one of the most difficult schedules in the country and will assure us of another NCAA bid.

    Especially with Tom Holmoe on the selection committee.