Weber State basketball: Wildcats play with chip on shoulder, beat Utah State

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  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    Nov. 18, 2011 9:18 p.m.

    I guess USU is in a rebuilding year. What a stupid term if your an aggie. Way to go Wildcats I loved hearing about this.

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 11:01 p.m.

    AGGIES > byu Weber >Aggies Jarka I am glad you are now a Weber fan since your cougs got it handed to them in Logan.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Nov. 17, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    Whooped by Weber, guess the Aggs just can't win outside of the Spectrum and the big guy with no shirt.

  • I Love Lamp Layton, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 11:18 p.m.

    You can thank the NBA lockout for that, aztexas. The D-News has to find some work for its primadonna sports staff to do. Except Randy Hollis. We love Hollis...

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Nov. 16, 2011 10:55 p.m.


  • aztexas Houston, TX
    Nov. 16, 2011 12:38 p.m.

    The most amazing thing is that you actually reported on a WSU game, instead of a two-line mention of the score. The 'cats must have hit the big time!

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    so BYU is barely able to beat Dixie, lose to USU, are obviously worse than Weber, probably could give UVU a run for their money, and are likely going to be better than Utah. So the state of Utah's basketball heirarchy goes like this.

    1- Weber
    2- USU
    3- UVU or Snow
    4- BYU
    5- Dixie
    6- Utah

    Am I missing anyone?

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 12:18 p.m.

    I was at the game yesterday. It was a very entertaining game. Bamforth was on fire, and Lillard still looked good on an off night. It's so refreshing to see a potential NBA player like Lillard play a team concept and not huck up 30 shots a game like Jimmer did.

    USU for basically having a new team still looks good. They will be fine the rest of the way. Here's hoping Weber State can beat the Y and the U as well, both games will be tough. It will be interesting to see how they play on the road at Irvine this Saturday. I think they are the best team in the state this year, so here's hoping more people will take notice and fill up the Dee to support them.


  • your_sangoma Clinton, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 12:17 p.m.

    Love it! Weber State! Weber State! Weber State! Great! Great! Great!

  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    Nov. 16, 2011 11:37 a.m.

    Congratulations to WSU. They've got a great team. Hope they can win on the road at St. Mary's Tourney and BYU.
    With that said, I don't understand why WSU fans don't support their team more. The Dee Events Center was only 3/4 full last night...what's up with that?
    One good thing about USU fans is they support their team. They travel well and again they had a good showing at the DEC. Last year in Logan I saw maybe a handful of WSU fans mostly relatives and friends of the players.
    I remember a few years back when WSU was hosting the title game for the Big Sky championship, the DEC was only half full...for the championship game!!!!
    They have a terrific venue...but the only time I see if filled is when some religous event is being held there.

  • SportsFan101 Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 11:20 a.m.

    Very impressed with this years Weber team. But be careful on the trash talk. Weber has a very good basketball team maybe once every 5 years. Utah state puts them out year after year. Good luck to both teams.

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 11:17 a.m.

    tommy, Weber>USU USU>ybu dixie>utes and suu

  • weberwildcat Ogden, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 11:08 a.m.

    great win for the wildcats! another great hollis article!

    bring on st mary's (in 2 weeks)

    utah state lost in basketall to weber state!

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Nov. 16, 2011 10:33 a.m.

    If the Cougars beat Weber on 7 Dec, then BYU is better than usu.

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 9:55 a.m.

    tm58 you really want to talk about "a handful of fans?" Come to an Aggie game in the Spectrum and see how a team that is good should be supported. Aggie fans support their team at home and on the road and you guys get 1/3 of your arena filled for an instate game. Great fan base for sure........

  • InspectorC Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 9:40 a.m.

    SWWeatherGuy @ 8:29--

    Amen to all your astute observations. Hopefully the Wildcats' victory last night will WAKE UP the local media to realize they need to start giving Weber State Basketball equal airtime and column-inches.

    A couple more observations from this morning's DNews *print* edition article which show subtle bias or inequality:
    1) In the article covering this game, the DNews embedded a USU logo in the column... as opposed to using the WSU logo. Hello!
    2) Where the Page-1 sports article carried-over to an inside page, the DNews editors used the connector "AGGIES D4". Why the total "focus" on USU?? Why didn't they use the connector "WILDCATS D4"?!
    3) A related article (on Page D4, by K Williams) focused entirely on Coach Morrill, and his post-game analysis of what his Aggies team did wrong to lose the game. Why didn't they do an article --instead-- on Coach Rahe, and what the Wildcats did right to win this in-state rivalry game?

    I realize these are nitpicky points, but I make them to show the subconscious or subtle biases that occur in the media.

    But, again, great job on the article itself, Randy Hollis!

  • HugMe Logan, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 9:36 a.m.

    I am an Aggie fan that is completely impressed with Weber St. I know it is incredibly early in the season, but if they continue to get stronger than this, they will make some noise at the end of the year. They can shoot the 3.

    On a side note, there were a few comments already made that makes me think there are some BYU fans still bitter about the loss in Logan.

  • TM58 Ogden, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 9:35 a.m.

    Weber State Basketball is awesome!! Best team in the state this year!! There will be no stopping Lillard, Bamforth, Bullinger, Otis, and the rest. Go Wildcats!!

    By the way, why were the USU cheerleaders and mascot at this game? The Dee Events Center is not your arena. Your handful of fans were up in the nose-bleed section where no one could hear them and they were too far away for you to interact with them. All the USU cheerleaders did was stand around and take up space. They didn't do anything. I didn't get it.

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 9:23 a.m.

    re: still blue, Congrats to the Wildcats they played good and are the best team in the state this year. With that said Weber is like 2-8 in the last 10 against USU so maybe they should prepare every year not just once every 4-5 years. That's what good team do, right?

  • BYU/RSL Fan Provo, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 8:59 a.m.

    Watch out, folks! There is a new sheriff in town, and he is from Ogden.

    Congrats, Wildcats!

  • Northern Logan, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 8:57 a.m.

    Still Blue after all these years | 8:16 a.m. Nov. 16, 2011 Kaysville, UT

    Only a few teams in the nation can have an epic home court advantage as USU. It really helps in those year you have the most undeveloped team in a few decades. So props to the kittys, relish it for it won't last. Nice headline by the way.

  • SWWeatherGuy South Weber, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 8:29 a.m.

    @InspectorC: I agree, Hollis is a great sports writer (Randy, please come back to the Standard.) However, I'm not too concerned with how the headline reads whenever the media is showing Weber some love.

    It's quite nauseating to hear and see U & Y coverage 24/7 from the local TV news and talk radio. One TV news coverage last night jumped on the BYU/Big East story (of course), had in-depth video coverage of BYU/(D2)BYU-Hawaii, and even had a video story regarding The Jimmer-- who cares? But, as for a good, in-state rivalry game in O-Town-- well? They did post the score and mis-stated a few things as they mentioned a very few player stats.

    This same station will run a in-depth, 10 minute report with video, player/coaches interviews, side stories and the works when BYU plays a hapless Utah team. It serves them all right when the state's big two are slighted by the national media/organizations, they do the exact same thing locally. I wouldn't be surprised to find that this is just a little added effort to handicap the smaller schools recruiting efforts even more.

  • Still Blue after all these years Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 8:16 a.m.

    I guess USU can't play all their games in Logan against BYU. Tough to have to leave, huh? Good teams don't play for one game, they prepare the same for everyone.

  • Weber State Graduate Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 8:10 a.m.

    Maybe if you combine the best players from BYU, USU, and Utah, there might be a team in the state that can beat those wildcats...maybe.

  • SWWeatherGuy South Weber, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 8:08 a.m.

    "Weber is the best team right now because of Lillard."

    No, Weber is the best team right now because Rahe has quality players surrounding the best talent on the team. They are not one-dimensional and Lillard is not a selfish player by any means.

    I'm very excited at the prospect of what Weber might do this season (and next.) Lillard, Bullinger, and "Mook" really didn't come close to playing the games they're capable of. Any night all these players collectively put it together, Weber will be the best team in the state and one of the better ones in the country. GO WEBER!

  • md Cache, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 7:39 a.m.

    Way to go 'Cats!

  • BYUAllstar Lehi, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 7:32 a.m.

    I guess Jardine wasn't running around as if he won the Super Bowl every time he hit a shot in this one like the BYU game. I seriously watched a USU player fist pump himself after he made a free throw last week. They need to act like they've won a game before.

  • FreeMan Heber City, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 7:19 a.m.

    Way to go Weber!

  • InspectorC Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 7:13 a.m.

    Best sentence in this entire article:

    "Yes, folks, Weber State just might have the best men's basketball team in the Beehive State this season." (3rd line down)

    Randy Hollis is The Bomb! Great work, Randy.

  • InspectorC Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 7:06 a.m.

    The *print* edition of this morning's DNews sports-section is dominated (front page, above the fold, ALL-IN-CAPS, GIANT FONT) by the gigantic headline for this article:


    That sorta implies that this WSU victory was a "stunning upset" of epic proportions. Whazzup with that?!? This wasn't a "shocker" at all! Everybody shoulda known that the Wildcats would WIN that one!!

    As usual, Randy Hollis did an excellent job writing this article! PROPS TO YOU, RANDY!! But the "Headline Editor" (for that print-edition headline gaff) needs a spankin'. 8^)

  • Aggieblueblood EAGLE MOUNTAIN, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 6:28 a.m.

    Weber is the best team right now because of Lillard. USU will improve as they gel and figure it out. ybu could be good if they figure out the pg position. Congrats to Weber they shot the ball and played well.