Rock On: A step above U.'s football center

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  • rhappahannock Washington, DC
    July 31, 2013 5:35 a.m.

    The UU athletic department is still taking millions of dollars in subsidies. It is morally wrong to take money from state taxpayers to fund a BCS program. Instead, half the TV money the UU gets should go to the general education fund. What is more important - a good education system or gold-plated toilet seats?

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    July 30, 2013 9:11 p.m.

    Well said. I completely agree...all fans regardless of allegiance should take a rest from the banter and show respect for the loss of a great young man today.

  • PAC Member Kaysville, UT
    July 30, 2013 6:39 p.m.


    Utah's facility is 120K sq. ft.
    BSU's facility is 70K sq. ft.

    I'm confident that Utah's facility is far superior.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    July 30, 2013 1:22 p.m.

    Dudes: can't you show a little respect? I love the rivalry and the banter, but on a day like today, it is just not very tasteful. Please put the petty bickering back and forth to the side, at least for a day, and show some respect.

    Lives were taken today, that is reality. Football is just a game. We can get back to the Holy War tomorrow.

  • Down under Eugene, OR
    July 30, 2013 1:09 p.m.

    Blame it,
    Yes, absolutely the Utes WILL win the national championship this year. I think we should just give it to them now and not play any games. That is the only way they would have a prayer. Let's see what Phil Stelle has to say about the Utsies. Not much good this year. Maybe 3-4 wins tops.

  • Down under Eugene, OR
    July 30, 2013 1:05 p.m.

    I am guessing that they did not include space for a trophy case since there is nothing to put in it.

    July 30, 2013 12:48 p.m.

    Got to take a look at it recently. Having seen the old Dee Glen Smith building extensively, what is in there right now blows the old one away, and it's not even finished yet. And yes, Brad, there is indeed a "barbershop" in the building.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 30, 2013 12:19 p.m.

    U 90

    "That joke of a football team on the hill can't beat anybody..."

    including the blue team, this year.


    LOL ... Oh, wait you were being serious. My bad.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    July 30, 2013 11:45 a.m.


    "But it takes a lot more than a building."

    As BYU knows... 3-7 against Utah since opening the SAB and the IPF... not to mention being passed over by every major conference in the country.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    July 30, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    Despite my ribbing about the hall of fame, this is a beautiful facility. My buddy who works at the U sent me pics and video, and it's very impressive. He's promised to give me a tour soon, so I'll let y'all know how it looks first hand. Congrats Utes, now hopefully this brings in more recruiting and U can take home some PAC hardware.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    July 30, 2013 9:20 a.m.

    It is a nice building, very nice. But it takes a lot more than a building.

  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    July 30, 2013 8:18 a.m.

    Nice building!

  • EdGrady Idaho Falls, ID
    July 30, 2013 8:06 a.m.

    Sorry utes, but BSU's new football facility is better.

  • Ironman SANTA CLARA, UT
    July 30, 2013 7:43 a.m.

    @ BlameItOnTheOfficials

    Per the DesNews, the U is favored to win only two of its nine conference games this year.

    It is going to take a lot more than a new building.

  • airliner Salt Lake City, UT
    July 30, 2013 7:23 a.m.

    Great new facility! It's amazing how the landscape of the U has changed over the past ten to fifteen years.

    On another note, has anyone heard about the state regents discussing the merits of brining a football program to UVU? I think that it needs to be examined. The instate talent level for HS football increases each year. It would be nice to have more opportunities for our young people. It's a shame that BYU may try to stop it from happening. Word is, they may want a football team too!

    July 30, 2013 7:00 a.m.

    @ down under

    I believe their football team has beaten your team 3 years in a row. In fact, they've owned your team 4 of 5 years, 8 out of 11, and overall own a 56-34-4 advantage.

    If that doesn't qualify as a team, then what does that make your "team" from Provo?

  • BlameItOnTheOfficials Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 30, 2013 5:55 a.m.

    With this new facility the University of Utah will recruit better athletes and eventually win both the conference title and the national championship. Mark my words. It could even happen this year!

    Go Utes!!!

  • clehman Sandy, UT
    July 29, 2013 11:56 p.m.

    Why the snark, Brad? It's a nice center. No need to whip out the sarcasm and compare the Utes' facility to an NFL team's. Love, Brad. Not hate.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 29, 2013 8:53 p.m.

    I love how any good news from the hill brings out our cougar friends. Thanks for your obsession guys.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    July 29, 2013 8:40 p.m.

    A Hall of Fame? The echoes must go one forever in that empty hall. Maybe it's just wide-eyed optimism or wishful thinking. Nothing wrong with that I guess.

  • royalblue Alpine, UT
    July 29, 2013 7:46 p.m.

    U 90

    "That joke of a football team on the hill can't beat anybody..."

    including the blue team, this year.

  • U 90 Corona, CA
    July 29, 2013 6:47 p.m.

    Down under,

    I know, right. That joke of a football team on the hill can't beat anybody.... except that blue team.

  • Down under Eugene, OR
    July 29, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    Now the just need a football team to go with it.