BYU, Utah women's volleyball: Cougars top Utes in rivalry game

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    Sept. 18, 2013 3:10 p.m.

    Wow, this comment board got dumb real fast.

    Pertaining to the actual game, I was very happy to be able to watch it from across the country and very impressed with both squads. Very evenly matched the whole way. The first set could've gone either way, and the next three saw each team taking turns dominating the set. The fifth was back and forth, and just when BYU seemed to have it easily in hand, the Utes stormed back until just a perfect shot from the Cougars' best player to make it match point. Would've loved to see the Utes win, but very encouraged by what I saw for the conference schedule coming up.

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 12:38 p.m.


    Utah finished 1944 with a 6-1 record:

    3 regular season wins against Idaho St(2) and Colorado College(1)

    an opening round loss in the NIT, the premier tournament of the day

    3 wins in the most watered-down NCAA tournament in history

    (the vast majority of schools had suspended their basketball programs and the few remaining teams were composed entirely of Freshmen and a few Sophomores)

    The only neutral national organization of the day in the business of selecting national champions in basketball named Army(15-0) the 1944 national champion.

    btw, the Utes haven't won an NCAA tournament game in almost a decade.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 11:36 a.m.

    Congratulations cougars.

    There is a slight chance I may have been wrong in my prediction of BYU's demise in independence. I felt the biggest impact would be felt in these "minor" sports. I thought it would be the exception when a talented athlete would choose the Y if they had the opportunity to play in a conference such as the PAC-12 with national exposure against the top teams in the nation. Yet with the Y's win over the U in both soccer and volleyball, unless their best players are juniors and seniors, it would seem the Y has been able to attract competitive athletes. Time will tell how right or wrong I was.

  • Rockarolla West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    Hey Chris B remember the Mountain west Comference...BYU 139 championships in all sports and Utah 39. BYU ad 100 more championships than Utah. Sounds like pre dominance. In the Pac 12 I expect Utah to have 0 championships in the olympic sports and Maybe 1-2 in the Big 2 Football and Basketball. Amd I'm talking about over the next 10 years. Nice move to the pac 12> What a Joke of an overall athletic program!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 10:24 a.m.

    Its a byu rivalry game.

    Not for Utah.

    Our rivals our Colorado, USC and UCLA.

    We don't have rivals that are below us in non-power conferences.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 9:41 a.m.


    Keep trumpeting the false assertion that utah has won a basketball national championship if it helps you to feel good about yourself. It has never happened and you cannot find anything to support that falsehood.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Sept. 18, 2013 9:35 a.m.

    My dad can whip your dad! Can not! Can too! Can not! Can too! Please do something useful with your life! Grow up! Go help a little old lady cross the street, do something, anything and I promise you will feel better about yourself and your self worth and value to the world will not always be attached to a sporting event.

  • utefever kaysville, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 8:48 a.m.

    That is funny that you can't even spell Soccer. Go Hard,Go Fast and find a dictionary!! Keep dreaming on "soon to be football". 3 in a row,4 out of 5, 8 out of 11 and most importantly 56-34-4. Utah has dominated the little brothers from the beginning. As for basketball, 1 NC, 4 Final Fours and tons of sweet sixteens. You may want to compare that to your school.

  • Sandyclaws Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 8:14 a.m.

    How sweet it is! Within the space of about a week the Cougar women give their Utah counterparts their only losses of the season (so far) in both Soccer and Volleyball.

    Love the Cougar Women!

    (In fact, I married one)

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Sept. 18, 2013 12:37 a.m.

    Volleyball, Soccor, Baseball, Basketball, Rugby, soon to be Football... Any sport with the exception of Gymnastics and maybe Skiing the Cougars dominate our little brothers and sister on the hill... Don't lose heart though, Gymnastic season is right around the corner...

  • TamaBYU Provo, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 11:43 p.m.

    That was awesome. Just paving the way for Saturday nights football game. It would be a nice farewell game with older brother as he leaves on a two year mission. We will you send you out with style :)