Pac-12 commissioner addresses myriad of issues at summit

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  • Elmer Fudd Sandy, Utah
    Feb. 9, 2012 10:03 p.m.

    @ Where's Stockton

    "Yes I know I credited Colorado as a 10-2 team...ok my mistake... it wa 2-10 that's going to be some great new rivalry there...I bet the whole nation is just going to go gaga over that one".

    Who is BYU's rival during rivalry week?, cricket! Oh I'm sorry!
    At least we have a rival that has a history behind it. BYU's November schedule is shaping up to be another

    Fact is Utah still hammered BYU into the ground at LES on ESPN for the whole country to see. All BYU fans can resort to now is our loss to Colorado. Talking about being a little brother to parade behind another team that can actually beat big brother Utah.

    Pac-12Proud is right!

    Athletic Prowess

    Those are what all the Pac-12 schools desire when adding new members. The school presidents, conference commissioner, and athletic directors all look at that criteria.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 9, 2012 9:45 p.m.

    Conceeded with no problem your 7 out of 10 The Crowton years were the right back at you...Do you want to talk Ute Basketball the last 7 years Johny??? I'm sure we could easily come up with commonality on that subject. I'm going to bed...there's nothing new here Like I said the states of Utah and Colorado will do nicely when Larry and his BCS pals and thier Big 10 pals start using and abusing the U and CU for what they really know is great out here...the snow and the skiing. Funny how even though this conference was planned in 2009 it just happens to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Winter Olympics...and the up coming potential bid for a 2nd. Remember the number 64...That is likely going to be a big issue over the next decade..which means probably 4 Supers all of which #'s 12-16 will be bubble positions and culling will still be taking place until they settle on the top 64. I really can't see at this early stage of the big shakeups that CU or U are firmly rooted and there are no guarantees.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 9, 2012 9:26 p.m.

    Yes I know I credited Colorado as a 10-2 team...ok my mistake... it wa 2-10 that's going to be some great new rivalry there...I bet the whole nation is just going to go gaga over that one.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 9, 2012 9:21 p.m.

    Oh gees here goes the academics part again...the last major worldwide headline that the world actually took notice of heralded out of the U for major... major research done completly on campus and not shared with other universities was the so called Cold Fusion project...and nobody has yet gone to warp speed on that dud. The Nobel for splicing genes in mice didn't evn come close to offsetting that major piece of work...and as Athletic prowess... now talk about denial. Come on...get serious two also rans in football even though you and I both know that Utah was purposfully excluded from the National Championship in 2008 which I for one totally think they should have had...but still winding up instead joining both TCU and Boise State with only thier foot slammed and held in the door. Yes Utah is the original BCS buster...While little BYU still remains the reason why the BCS Farce was created in the first place. This year you wound up with 54-10 early and then down the stretch get beat at home by a 2-10 team that hadn't won on the road in years...and now Basketball??? Ok???

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 9, 2012 9:18 p.m.

    "So you beat BYU 54-10 and Kyle is now one game up on Bronco at 4-3"

    There's Stockton:

    Don't forget the 7 of the last 10 part of that equation. Now go back to planning the big celebration for another Idaho State Championship nest year.

  • rhappahannock Washington, DC
    Feb. 9, 2012 9:05 p.m.

    The Deseret News has reported that the U of U athletic department receives $6 million per year in subsidies. I think it disgraceful that the BCS is being subsidized while Utah's schools have below average funding. The money should go to education, not to wine and dine spoiled athletes.

    Instead of subsidizing athletics at the UU, the state legislature should tax the BCS. Just as universities take up to half a government research grant to pay for university overhead, the state should take half of the money coming in from BCS conferences. This money could then be used to boost the salaries of Utah's teachers to equal those of teachers in bordering states.

    This would be a huge win for the state. Education would be helped, while the distraction of semi-pro BCS sports would be hurt.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 9, 2012 8:53 p.m.

    Elmer... big time means you've accomplished something big... that hasn't happened yet...Utah is still relagated as the the wanna be in this case... All they've done is be invited to see if they are for real or if they will turn out to be flukes and join or replace Arizona and Arizona St as the perrenials at the bottom of a conference that presently isn't a prime major contender. All the hoopla and chest pounding hasn't resulted in much. So you beat BYU 54-10 and Kyle is now one game up on Bronco at 4-3...You lost to a 10-2 team that was considered one of the 5th worst teams in the country that hadn't won a road game since 2007 and wound up not even coming close to breaking into the top 25...while BYU did at 25 in one and 26th respectively. this was supposed to be Utah's big coming out party and two years in a row Utah crashed and burned. Sorry Elmer...but there was no wabbit stew in the pot again this year. Besides the house sweeping isn't finished yet there is not guarentees that Utah will remain in the PAC

  • Pac12Proud SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 9, 2012 8:31 p.m.

    Where's Stockton ???...

    Looking for reasons for Utah's invite? Here they are:
    1) Academics
    2) Research
    3) Athletic Prowess

    Exactly what the Presidents and Chancellors of the Pac-10 said. No conspiracy...just a high bar.

  • Elmer Fudd Sandy, Utah
    Feb. 9, 2012 6:04 p.m.

    @ Where's Stockton???

    Will you just drop it? Your jealousy, envy, and bitterness is spewing from your comment. You are trying so hard to downplay Utah's invitation to the Pac-10. Guess what? Utah was going to be invited regardless how the Pac-10 expanded. If Texas and Oklahoma all said "YES", then Utah would still be invited as the 16th member. The reason is because Texas A&M was never going to follow Texas to the Pac-10. They were more interested in the SEC. (Now current members of the SEC).

    Your comment obviously shows your still in denial that Utah is now in a BIG TIME college football conference while YBU is playing mid-majors for a trip to the Macoroni and Cheese Bowl.

    Get over it! Your making yourself come across as a 2nd grader having a temper tantrum.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 9, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    The real reason why Larry Scott went with Utah and Colorado after they failed to get Oklahoma and Texas was because of all the perks that he suddenly realized were just waiting for him and his BCS and Big 10 cronies that are associated with Both states scenic wonders and thier great skiing venues in both states...It had nothing to do with either programs athletic abilities in Football or Basketball. And when you see things in that different light... it certainly gives a whole new perspective to the entire big picture. It was the fantastic skiing and the scenic wonders. hahah...whatta ya know...It all makes sense now...especially with talk of another olympic bid going on.