5 questions with Southern Utah University Athletic Director Ken Beazer

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  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    Aug. 26, 2012 7:29 p.m.

    SUU is playing Weber from now on. Let's face it Dixie is nothing compared to Weber. That is the new rivalry for each school and it's better for each school.

  • milkshake St. George, UT
    Aug. 26, 2012 5:44 p.m.

    My SUU offered to play Dixie State. Uhmm, funny how the south of Iron County school and crowd haven't had too much to say after the last two games? There is a reason they are playing New Mwxico Highlands instead of Dixie, and it doesn't have to do with SUU not trying! Go back to J.C.

  • baller Buena Vista, USA, VA
    Aug. 26, 2012 10:19 a.m.

    @Zona Zone,
    SUU doesn't need another cupcake on their schedule. The last two times Dixie and SUU met, SUU won 52-0 in St George and then 36-6 in Cedar.

    Enough said.

  • baller Buena Vista, USA, VA
    Aug. 26, 2012 10:14 a.m.

    @east of utah,
    The Big Sky Conference doesn't allow baseball programs, so they would have to compete in a whole different conference. SUU also had to add men's tennis to enter the BSC.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Aug. 26, 2012 8:23 a.m.

    And why add tennis over wrestling as a sports program? I wonder when some of these A.D''s, Dr. Jacobsen excluded at UVU, are going to realize that wrestling is a powerhouse prep sport in Utah? We produce more blue chip wrestlers per capita then about every state out there stalking programs like Iowa, Iowa State, Penn State, Purdue, Northwestern and Boise State. Tennis is a great sport but let's face it, our state colleges need to pay more attention to the needs of Utah athletes. It was sad to see baseball go there as well. But adding tennis over wrestling does not serve our state. We have an inordinate amount of wrestling talent in our state with just one program (college or junior college). As a SUU alum, who really loves this institution, I was disappointed in this direction of the athletic department.

  • arewethereyet Parowan, UT
    Aug. 26, 2012 8:21 a.m.

    It was a "no-brainer" for SUU to drop bsaeball. The baseball team had no conference to play in because the Big Sky does not play baseball and it was also a financial drain. Nobody was happy to lose a sport that is important to the Cedar City community, but Beazer's job isn't to field sports without regard to financial and competitive realities, he has to work within serious constraints placed upon him. I can understand why "east of utah" is bent out of shape because his/her son/daughter/grandchild/nephew/niece (or whatever relation he has to a former SUU baseball player) faced some disruption. Why do I assume that "east of utah" has that relationship to a former SUU baseball player? Because that is the only group of people that remain upset about the decision. The rest of us understand why it happened and have moved on. I suggest "east of utah" do the same.

  • Zona Zone Mesa, AZ
    Aug. 26, 2012 1:15 a.m.

    The real question is why SUU doesn't man up and play Dixie every year in both basketball and football. The Dixie rivalry will stir passions much more than will the Big Sky. If he wants to build his fan base, he needs the Dixie game.

  • #1 Champ Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 25, 2012 9:38 p.m.

    Baseball was leaching on SUU in a big way...

  • east of utah Saint Joseph, MO
    Aug. 25, 2012 9:10 p.m.

    Sorry, "threw"

  • east of utah Saint Joseph, MO
    Aug. 25, 2012 9:05 p.m.

    Why didn't you ask him why he through the baseball team under the bus?