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Published: Friday, June 20 2014 6:25 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Go UTES

Onward and upward to pac 12 glory

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

This is the most excited I've been for basketball since Majerus left.

Carry on Coach K!

Go Utes!!

steve84088
Orem, UT

So they play an exhibition game against a WCC team?

let's roll
LEHI, UT

Can't help but be an upgrade from last year. I would certainly rather see them play all the in-state schools rather than schedule Carroll (is that really a school), Alabama St. et al. I know the idea is to build some momentum and rack up some wins and I'm on board with that, but would it be that hard to substitute UVU and SUU for two of the cupcakes on the schedule.

The same goes for BYU. Play them all, every year.

Lehi'i
Lehi, UT

BIG upgrade from last year. Wichita State was a #1 seed, Kansas is obviously a traditional powerhouse, BYU is always good and UNLV is usually good.

Nice work Coach Krystkowiak!

Utah rules
Salt Lake City, UT

Love the horns on coach K.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Interesting. I'd forgotten that the u fielded a basketball team.

Flyer
St. George, UT

Great News for all the Ute faithful. Maybe this schedule toughens them up for the NIT when they have to play such powerhouse teams as St. Mary's. Apparently the PAC 12 wasn't tough enough this past year.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

National exposure is great!

Utah's schedule includes away games: Kansas; UNLV; San Diego State; and the Y. (And yes I put Kansas and UNLV as away games - Sprint Center in KC and MGM in Las Vegas really does not seem like a "neutral site" - Just as Phoenix does not seem like much of a neutral site for a football game against Arizona)

Y's away schedule - Logan, Ogden, and SLC (Hawaii at ESA)

Maybe Bronco was right when he said "his coaches" when referring to the basketball staff.

East Coast Ute
Storrs, CT

Andy Katz reported last week that the "additional game...likely [to] be added soon" is Wisconsin in the Kohl Center. If that's true, definitely bummed that I'm not still in the midwest to go see them there, but it'd be an incredible experience and a great environment for this team to perform in against a very good Badgers team. Looking forward to another good season with a tough nonconference schedule!

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

I am excited for our Utes. Great schedule!

Go Utes!
Go Pac-12!

Vegasbob
North Las Vegas, NV

Glad to see the upgraded schedule. It will provide the answer as to whether or not Utah is truly back. Hope for a good season. Except against BYU.

Tenn12
Orem, UT

Wow I am liking this balanced non conference schedule. I look forward to Wichita St and Kansas. This schedule will help them come selection time if they win as many pac-12 games as last season.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Sweet! I'm excited for basketball already

Go Utes!

Hey Baby
Franklin, IN

I hope playing those two WCC games doesn't hurt us much

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@Hey Baby

"I hope playing those two WCC games doesn't hurt us much" They won't! One is an "exhibition game" and will not count and both are "gimmies" (as golfers say).

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Can't complain.

Much better than last season.

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

fantastic job. looks like they are serious about making the big dance this year.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Rumors of the additional games against either or both SDSU and Wisconsin.
If true it will likely make Utah's strength of schedule one of the very toughest in the country.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Should I be like the utah "fans" when BYU released their schedule a couple of weeks ago and try to claim it is "weak" and "set up for wins"?

Let's see utah plays exactly 2 OOC road games, two neutral site games and the rest are all at home. Most of the OOC are against terrible and weak competition as well. Those are facts and those are the things utah "fans" tried to say about BYU's schedule.

Now I'll be honest, unlike the majority of utah "fans".

I think this is a good balanced schedule for utah. They play several good OOC games including a couple on the road. They play enough low level teams to help pad the wins which is important for not just a winning season but also to help build confidence. The OOC should help their resume when it comes to NCAA selection time provided they play well in the games against good team. Frankly it is light years ahead of last years joke of a schedule so I commend them for it.

Now let's see if they are up to it. I have my doubts but we'll see.

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