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Published: Monday, July 28 2014 12:15 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Money is pretty much growing on trees these days!

Such a generous gift. And to think that that was basically our payout for a whole year back when we were a mid major in the MWC. Thankfully, we're brining in 20+ million a year now, which has enabled us to build first class facilities for football and now basketball as well.

Proud Ute!
Proud Pac 12 member!

Stringer Bell
Henderson, NV

Great man and a great Ute. Way to go Zane. Have a successful season.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

This is the kind of thing the Utes need more of to bump up the revenues more in line with other Pac 12 schools. With so many players in the NFL and a great program for keeping them connected to the school, there is no reason the Utes can't significantly increase the athletic budget.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@Chris B

First time I have ever seen you understate anything about Utah! $20 million? Projections I have seen say that now we are getting 100% share of PAC-12 money is $30 million from TV and playoff alone!

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

" I am excited to pledge this money to the U. and give back to the place that helped shape me into the man I am today.”

I think Max Hall said the same thing about his school.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

@Who am I,

I stand corrected.

And to think we were once a lowly MWC nobody!

We can count our lucky stars we earned our place with the big boys, just as the doors were shutting.

If a team isn't with the big boys now - they never will be!

And we can also be thankful that Texas and Oklahoma told the Pac 10 no.

We owe them.

Irrelevant
Provo, UT

Good for Beadles, Good for the U

pleblian
salt lake city, utah

I am not a Ute, but Zane has proven himself the caliber person he is player.

Impressive.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Very generous gift. Thank you Zane!

Go Utes!

worf
Mcallen, TX

Good for Utah!

They're not dependent on BYU anymore.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Way to go Zane! You are truly a class act and an all-around great guy.

Glad you're a Ute!!

Go Utes!!

The Expats
Apo, AP

Very generous gift. What a nice guy.

I do have to ask Chris B a question in regards to his post:

Does being a fan of a program in the PAC 12 automatically make you a PAC 12 member? Or is there a card or a fee you have to pay to become a member?

If it just takes being a fan of a program in the PAC 12 then I'm a BYU grad who is also a proud PAC 12 member since I am also a fan of Arizona.

Therefore:
Proud Cougar!!
Proud PAC 12 Member! :)

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"They're not dependent on BYU anymore."

worf:

And I'm sure the Y would hate to be thought of as dependent on the U, for anything. If you agree, please use your considerable influence with Holmoe, et al, to have the school send back that $2M in BCS money the Utes earned for the cougies in the last 10 years.

Every little bit helps.

GoRed
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

You're a good man, Zane! Thank you, from Ute Nation.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@Chris B

"And we can also be thankful that Texas and Oklahoma told the Pac 10 no" You are absolutely right - if you said this for the right reason.

We owe Texas and Oklahoma nothing for our membership in the PAC-12! If they had said "yes" it would have been the PAC-16! And Utah would have been a me3mber of that. It is true the PAC-11 (Colorado was in) offered 5 schools memberships - but one of those 5 was Texas A & M! It might as well have been Notre Dame because neither Notre Dame or Texas A & M was going to join. Texas A & M wanted the SEC (Which the got) and to get away from the prima donna Texas. So even if Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech (or was it Baylor?) had accepted to make the 16 Utah was in! The reason we want to thank Texas and Oklahoma for declining was if they had joined and it became the PAC-16 the divisional breakout would most likely have been Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Arizona State, Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and the other one. Thank heavens we get to go to the West Coast and neighboring states rather than the alternative!

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"And I'm sure the Y would hate to be thought of as dependent on the U, for anything. If you agree, please use your considerable influence with Holmoe, et al, to have the school send back that $2M in BCS money the Utes earned for the cougies in the last 10 years."

Hilarious post!!

And our thanks to Zane for his generous gift to U of U football. Always a first class person and representative of Utah on and off the field...forever a Utah man!

Kiboo
South Jordan, Utah

I always have to scratch my head when a donation such as this goes public.

Does the University publicize it in hopes of eliciting more donations from wealthy alumni or does the donor publicize it in order to, well, for whatever reason?

Kudos to Beadles for having the wherewithal to make the donation and then being generous enough to actually do it.

Utah'95
FPO, AE

Thank you, Zane.

Good luck in your upcoming season!

Hey Baby
Franklin, IN

How cool is this! Smith gives. 500k...Zane 750k...

I think TSDS doesn't publish this stuff...not sure what Max pulled down in the CFL before he got whacked but I would think his contract was worth less than Zane's donation.

Ziggy wore fake glasses to the draft...who knows what he does with his dough

NCAA published today that Utah has the toughest schedule in college football this year, ahead of #2 Auburn and #3 Florida

Go Utes

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Kiboo,

I don't believe these athletes have cared about any kind of notoriety for their donations, not much anyway. It's the U that wants to trumpet the news throughout the Wasatch range and beyond in hopes of finding others out there that may stop and think, huh, maybe I should give back to the U as well. The U certainly has a good thing going, I hope more players will come out of the woodwork to make more of these donations. This is setting a great precedent and should resound with recruits as they continue to see and hear about what these former players have done.

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