Eric Weddle donates $250K to the University of Utah

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 29, 2012 9:14 a.m.


    Well we'll believe it when we see it. As for now utah's overall athletic program is extremely bad although that is not a new development. If they could "just show up and win half the time" in the mwc then how come they didn't?

    April 28, 2012 9:30 a.m.


    We're impressed with your knowledge of Utah athletics in this first inaugural year into the PAC 12. We can see that you are hanging by every accomplishment that the Utes have made. Relax and know that, with each year of recruiting, our programs will continue to improve and compete in this very competitive new BCS conference for us. (Remember, this is no MWC where by just showing up, you're guaranteed a win half the time.) The PAC 12 has more overall NCAA championships than any other conference in America.

    In the meantime, support your team and their quest for relevance. They are the ones who could really use your support. It's not going to be an easy road for them, or for "fans" like you.

    "LOL" to you.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    April 27, 2012 1:14 p.m.

    Top 10 signs your program is going "down hill":

    Honorable mentions:


    10- The best keepsake you have is a closet full of t-shirts with unfulfilled catch phrases
    9- Robert Anae is the only coach you have that anyone nationally cares about - woops, he was let go by Bronco
    8- Your sole 2008 4 star recruit now plays for Utah (ouch!)
    7- Your highest profile recruit in a decade is now redshirting for Charlie Weiss!
    6- Your HUGE scheduling news: home and home with .... East Carolina??
    5- 10-3 record with a strength of schedule hovering at 100
    4- Dwindling players in the NFL - no Pro Bowler since ..... when?? (3 Utes this year!)
    3- November schedule, or lack thereof (as many “byes” as games)
    2- BADLY losing in state recruiting to bitterest of rivals
    1- ESPN thinks your coach's name is Roscoe!!

    Great to be a Ute!!

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    April 27, 2012 1:02 p.m.

    It is hilarious to see the kittens talk about 10-3 for 2011 when their two biggest opponents in November were "bye"! LOL.

    54-10 is more indicative of that team!

    Great to be a Ute!!

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    April 27, 2012 12:56 p.m.

    Eric is a class act - an example of what Utah sends to the next level.

    Ducky's "contracts" are the same as his football "theories" - figments of his imagination.

    It is GREAT to be a Ute!!! The evidence is all the blue kittens posting on our stories!!

  • rhappahannock Washington, DC
    April 26, 2012 5:19 p.m.

    UU alums should donate to the schools athletics programs. State taxpayers should not be subsidizing the UU athletic program, which they have currently been doing at a rate of $5 million a year. Instead, the Utes should be paying the state back for it's investment. The state should institute a "Pac-12 tax" and put a good portion of that money in the state general education fund to pay for teachers.

    April 26, 2012 10:52 a.m.


    Shame on you-to compare you make yourself look like one of those fans like bluto, y grad/y dad, cougarfanintexas and so on. Take baseball and softball look at the top 25 in both then you will see what the Utes are having to deal with. Same as Tennis, Volleyball, Track & Field, going to the PAC-12 is a much bigger jump than playing in the WCC. Don't even talk about football.

    And thanks for taking this article about Utah and letting us all know what is going on up here. You cougars have nothing to look forward too and have absolutley nothing to talk about. BYU athletics is having a good year but the competition in the WCC is a lot different than the PAC-12. You are still part of nothing, BYU

  • jersey Mt Laurel, NJ
    April 25, 2012 4:31 p.m.

    Thanks Duckhunter.

  • raisedaute Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 25, 2012 11:18 a.m.

    Ducky your high school league doesn't count...

    PS Nice of you to drop in as usual

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 24, 2012 10:25 p.m.


    Let's see.

    Football - 10-3 ranked in top 25
    Mens Basketball - 12-4 3rd NCAA tourney
    Womens Basketball - 12 - 4 2nd NCAA tourney
    Baseball - currently 6-3 2nd
    Softball - currently 9-4 3rd
    Womens Volleyball - 9-4 3rd
    Mens Volleyball - 17-5 2nd ranked 3rd nationally
    Mens Golf - 3rd
    Womens Golf - 6th
    Mens Tennis - 4-3 4th
    Womens Tennis - 3-5 7th
    Womens Soccer - currently 5-2-1 4th
    X Country - 1st

    Let's see, BYU is basicly in the top half of its conference in almost every sport. Utah is in the bottom half, and generally the bottom 1/4, of its conference in every sport but 1.

  • reasonableUTE Provo, UT
    April 24, 2012 8:45 p.m.

    And what place did BYU earn in their conference this year? Oh wait... They don't belong to one... Talk smack when your football team wins 54-10... Until then, you got nothin'. It's like trying to shoot someone without a gun... On second thought, the smack is always good for a little sympathy giggle, so keep it coming if you must!

    Eric Weddle is my favorite Ute of all time!

  • TheHailstorm South Weber, UT
    April 24, 2012 4:33 p.m.

    I don't believe you any more than when you ran and hid after the 54-10 chastisement last year.. and you were in Tulsa ?
    Where will you be on the 15th of September this year ?

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 24, 2012 3:00 p.m.

    Just for fun I looked up the standings in most pac12 sports top see how well the utes "competed" in their 1st pac12 season. This should be enlightening to most.

    Football - 4-5 8th place
    Baseball - currently 5-13 12th place
    Mens Basketball - 3-15 11th place
    Womens basketball - 8-10 8th place
    Softball - 0-15 9th place (this is last because only 9 schools field teams)
    Volleyball - 6-16 9th place
    Womens Gymnastics - 2nd plce (high water mark here)
    Womens X country - 8th place
    Mens Golf - 10th place was their highest finish in any tourney
    Womens Soccer - 6-5 6th place
    Mens Tennis - 1-6 7th place (of 8)
    Womens Tennis - 3-7 8th place (of 11)

    I think we can see utah is not competitive at all in almost every sport. The best was womens gymnastics which finisehd 2nd and the one that had ute "fans" positively giddy was the 4-5 8th place record of the football team.


  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 24, 2012 11:19 a.m.


    Well it should irritate you to know that I have a contract on the new football facility, as well as the tennis courts and the other things being done with the football facility. Still my $5 contribution out does utahute16, co ute, sir robin, hedgehog, naval vet, qwest boy, and most of the others on here. My guess is none of them has donated at all whereas I made a donation, albeit small, and will be front and center on the construction of the new facilities. Every time a utah "fan" looks at them they will know that Duckhunter was involved in their construction.

  • ExecutorIoh West Jordan, UT
    April 24, 2012 9:26 a.m.

    While it is awesome that Weddle contributes back to his school, the guy has a $40M/5 yr contract. $250K is nothing to him. Proportionally, I give more of my income back to my school than he does. Utah is not my school (neither are the 3 or 4 other schools I have donated to), but it seems that I have contributed more to the University of Utah than many loud mouthed fans have. Put your money where your mouth is.

  • Hatch Sandy, UT
    April 23, 2012 8:09 p.m.

    Eric Weddle was class on the field at Utah and continues to show class. Utes need more like him to compete in the PAC 12 arms race. When Phil Knight kicked of the Oregon Ducks Athletic Legacy Funding he dropped over 100 million on the ducks in his first of many contributions.

  • the longview North Salt Lake, UT
    April 23, 2012 7:37 p.m.

    This is an incredibly generous gift from a player that has given so much more than money already. I'm so grateful to have him as part of the U of Utah community!

  • Proud Ute ,
    April 23, 2012 4:08 p.m.

    Agreed, Weddle is a class act.
    Thanks also to all the classy alumni who give back.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    April 23, 2012 2:53 p.m.


    With all the big bucks you make from your University of Utah construction contracts you can and should make a serious and sizable donation. Come on, poney up!!

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 23, 2012 2:39 p.m.

    @Broom Hockey Champ

    So what you're saying is that Tom Holmoe shouldn't wait by the mailbox for your check to arrive?

  • Duckhunted highland, utah
    April 23, 2012 2:27 p.m.

    Max donated a Slurpee from the 7-11 he is working at!!

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    April 23, 2012 2:25 p.m.

    Way to go Eric - great player and an even better person.

    I wish him all the best.

    It was great to see how many people showed up for the spring game this year - that was by far the biggest turn out I have ever seen.

    Can't wait for the season to begin!

    Go Utes!

  • Broom Hockey Champ Alpine, UT
    April 23, 2012 1:56 p.m.

    Have you heard the old adage about waiting to buy a boat until you can flush $100 bill down the toilet and not even flinch? Putting $ into a mediocre athletic program is even worse.

    April 23, 2012 1:49 p.m.

    Class act by a great (college and pro) ball player. Anyone else remember him playing a brief stint as QB in an OT win vs. Air Force?

    Also - I see the U had to discount a small donation from a D. Hunter. Apparently the $5 charge wouldn't clear.

  • UtahUte16 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 23, 2012 12:44 p.m.

    Duckhunter is running out of material.

    Thank you Mr. Weddle for your donation towards Utah athletics!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 23, 2012 12:18 p.m.

    I clicked and contributed $5. That is far more than most of the illustrous utah "fans" that frequent these boards will ever contribute. I guess that makes me far more invested than any of them.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    April 23, 2012 12:06 p.m.

    to Utah? I don't think he will. Some donate and don't publicly announce, but I'm sure you know that because you are a big contributor. thanks for all that you do to build the u.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    April 23, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    When is Max H going to donate?

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    April 23, 2012 9:27 a.m.

    wait a minute. i have to take back my previous comment. Eric must be a one percenter, which is bad. let hum pay more taxes and maybe the feds will give Utah $250k less their overhead back to the U.

  • Monk Pleasant Grove, UT
    April 23, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    Thank you Eric Weddle! Still the Utes' MVP all these years later!

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    April 23, 2012 8:33 a.m.

    class act

  • BigUtahFan BOUNTIFUL, UT
    April 23, 2012 8:12 a.m.

    Weddle is such a stud! Here's to him staying healthy and having another Pro Bowl year. Go Utes!