@ BobWithout a doubt there is plenty of crossover between the two schools
and the UofU has nonsecular roots. These are two distinct universities with
differing philosophies and directions. As they continue to diverge I would
prefer to have less lumping together. Just my personal preference to be
distanced from BYU. Perception is reality and if we are lumped we will be
erroneously perceived as basically the same (especially outside of Utah).@65TossThe UofU is a sister university to Weber but more so, USU.
I am actually fine with being grouped with those schools. Secular, state-owned,
research, academically centered.Again, this is just a pet peeve of
mine - a preference. Just wanted to state it. Keep the U and BYU articles
BYU and U of U not being lumped in together? That is really, really funny. If
it weren't for the former BYU players coaching the Utes, they wouldn't
be where they are today, or where they were a few years ago. The same can be
said of the former Ute basketball star coaching the BYU Women's basketball
team. If I remember right, the University of Utah was formerly known as the
University of Deseret and was owned/controlled/operated by the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-days Saints, the very same entity that owns/controls/operates
BYU. Just a lot of strange coincidences? I think not. Not too long ago it was
the Y's president that was a U of U graduate, and the U's president
was a Y graduate. Sometimes the only way you can tell the two schools apart is
that one's colors are blue and white and one's colors are red and
white. Okay, maybe I'm pushing it just a little. Personally, the more
they get lumped together, the better I like it. That means the school up north
must be doing something right.
I agree with Juggy - Utah and Weber State should be the sister universities.
juggy,I could not agree more with you.
As a Utah Alum and fan, I do not like being lumped in together with BYU. We are
not sister Universities. Write a BYU article of write a Utah article. I prefer
as much distinction between the two schools as possible. I know a lot of my
friends feel the same. I bet even BYU folks would be ok with it that way as
@Chris B - Cheating scandal? Thank you for the humor. Nothing to little will be
@ Chris bAnd you know all of this? Please tell us how you know it.
Oh, never-mind, I found the source, The I hate all things BYU comments hand
book, buried deep inside the NCAA rule book section on BYU . Ha ha, wink wink
Newsflash!!1) The NCAA is a corrupt bureaucracy that has individual
agendas to benefit certain memebers and groups over others. 2)
Follow the money ..... always follow the money ..... ever since the Football
playoff s were announced not ONE school has been punished for Football team
impropriety. BECAUSE the NCAA schools want to make sure they MAXIMIZE their take
($$$$) within its new system3) The SEC rules the NCAA regarding
rules violations ...whatever is good for the SEC IS the priority. They have
hired several NCAA employees to run their compliance departments NOT because
they are so efficient but rather because they KNOW where all the dead bodies are
buried4) The LAST major penalty to ever be handed out will be the
one to USC. They deserved it since their AD & President are idiots and
thought the rules were fair.I mean they lost THIRTY scholarships for
Reggie Bush taking money to LEAVE college ...... How does THAT benefit USC?? I
can tell you WHO it benefitted though; the SEC (can't have anyone
challenging THEIR dominance now can we) everyone else that competes regularly
for the National Championship and Notre Dame!USC was TOO good under
Pete Carroll and got ripped for it
@backpacnWhere did you get the "death penalty" idea?
Certainly not from this article which is mostly about minor violations and how
easy it is to accidentally violate NCAA rules.The NCAA's death
penalty is where a school is banned from a sport for at least a year and I
haven't heard anything about Utah facing such an extreme penalty.
"...a public records search by The Salt Lake Tribune revealed in June that
the University of Utah had self-reported 99 NCAA violations between 2010 and
2013, with offenses including a student-athlete mentioning a family business in
an interview, someone placing impermissible stickers on recruiting letters,
coaches answering texts, and a player tweeting about a recruit."So the Utes were facing the death penalty for placing impermissible PAC 12
stickers on recruiting letters?