Video: BYU fans greet team at airport following Cougars' upset win over No. 1 Gonzaga

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  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 1, 2017 7:38 p.m.

    "When does Utah's statute of limitations on "relevancy" run out on Utah's Final Four appearances?
    All but one occurred over half a century ago, and even the most recent occurred 20 years ago."

    kilblarney:

    That's mighty bold talk from a fanbase whose go-to response regarding football relevance begins and ends in 1984.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Feb. 28, 2017 5:14 a.m.

    Duckhunter:

    "That commuter school has never had a similar win, road or home."

    On the contrary, we did one better than that. We'd beaten TWO teams who actually had been #1 seeds. During the 1998 Tournament, Utah beat the defending national champions -- #1 seed Arizona -- and the regular season #1 -- #1 seed North Carolina.

    All the cougars did was beat a team who "might" be a #1 seed come tourney time...and again, it was just ONE team. Not two like Utah. That WACish and midmajorey school down south has never had a similar win to Utah's back-to-back victories over #1 seeded teams.

    Looks like you should have done your research before saying that.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Feb. 27, 2017 2:31 p.m.

    Striker:

    "This goes to show you can go on the road, play very physical, get some bruises and scratches, and pull out an amazing win without having to cancel the next game."

    Actually, it doesn't go to show that at all. For starters, Gonzaga is a "conference member", so there's no option to "not play".

    And second, from the tone of your post, can those of us who didn't watch that game conclude that the tdS is still throwing sucker punches at opposing players, while Coach Rose does nothing about it? Because THAT was what the reason was that motivated Utah from canceling the return trip to Provo.

  • phantomblade Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 27, 2017 10:02 a.m.

    Great win for the Cougars and remarkable support from the best fans.

    Well done!

    I see that the crimson spin machine is working overtime in a futile attempt to try minimize, which is par for the course anytime BYU accomplishes any significant achievement.

  • killarney Lincoln Park, IL
    Feb. 27, 2017 9:39 a.m.

    JohninSLC

    "Yeah, we'll just have to settle for several Final Four appearances."

    When does Utah's statute of limitations on "relevancy" run out on Utah's Final Four appearances?

    All but one occurred over half a century ago, and even the most recent occurred 20 years ago.

    BYU's win over #1 Gonzaga occurred two days ago - MUCH more relevant - even for a crimson goggles wearing Utah fan.

  • killarney Lincoln Park, IL
    Feb. 27, 2017 9:32 a.m.

    cjd1

    Typical Ute spin.

    Rankings are only legitimate when Utah fans agree with them.

    On the day BYU beat #1 Gonzaga, the highest ranked team in the PAC 12, Arizona (1st in PAC 12), was ranked #4 in both polls.

    Gonzaga beat #4 Arizona 69-62.

    Gonzaga also beat #13 Florida (2nd in the SEC) and Iowa St (2nd in the Big 12).

  • BlueCoug Provo, UT
    Feb. 27, 2017 8:25 a.m.

    cjd1

    Before the loss to BYU, Gonzaga had been ranked #1 by 59 of the 66 voters in AP and by 29 of the 32 voters in the Coaches poll.

    Are you seriously trying to claim that all of the teams in the Top 25 deserved their ranking except for #1 Gonzaga?

  • UoU 1991 Park City, UT
    Feb. 27, 2017 7:46 a.m.

    JohninSLC

    What's odd or obsessive about my screen name?

    I'm a Utah grad - class of 1991

    Some of us are not so blinded by obsession that we're incapable of recognizing the accomplishments of our rival.

    Gonzaga was good enough to beat Arizona.

    If the Zag's #1 ranking was illegitimate, what does that say about one of the three best teams in the PAC 12?

    Spin it however helps you sleep at night, but the Utes have never had a single game win that compares with beating a 29-0, near unanimous #1 ranked team on their home court.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 27, 2017 7:17 a.m.

    "That commuter school has never had a similar win, road or home"

    ducky:

    Yeah, we'll just have to settle for several Final Four appearances. Unfamiliar term? Ask a Ute fan.
    ________________

    (faux)UofU:

    Odd speaking of obsession with that screen name.

  • UoU 1991 Park City, UT
    Feb. 26, 2017 10:21 p.m.

    cjd1

    Sports experts have said that Utah fans are the second most rival obsessed fans in the country with such a vitriolic hatred of all things BYU that it borders on irrational...

    your post proves that.

    Gonzaga was ranked #1 because the majority of sports experts and coaches thought that the Zags deserved to be ranked #1.

  • cjd1 Draper, UT
    Feb. 26, 2017 7:16 p.m.

    Sports experts have stated Gonzaga did not deserve a #1 rating because of their SOS. This proves it.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Feb. 26, 2017 3:49 p.m.

    This goes to show you can go on the road, play very physical, get some bruises and scratches, and pull out an amazing win without having to cancel the next game. It's official, Gonzaga is BYU's new basketball rival.

    Sitake was there. It's an exciting time. Hope they give Rose an extension until he retires. We'll be celebrating this win for ages. What an unbelievable weekend!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Feb. 26, 2017 3:45 p.m.

    @Riddles

    That commuter school has never had a similar win, road or home.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 26, 2017 3:20 p.m.

    Thanks for the video! I join in the JOY of Cougar World.

    I thought it was cool that the football coaches and players were there. After all, isn't a win like this for all of BYU Sports Nation everywhere! Let us rejoice. The only thing that would have made it sweeter was to have Jarom Jordan shave his head again like last year on SN!

    Go BYU Cougars!

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    Feb. 26, 2017 2:42 p.m.

    KimmyP

    "Is this akin to storming the field after a regular season game?"

    This is akin to the greatest college fans in the world showing their appreciation to a team that just overcame a 16-point deficit on the road to beat the 29-0, #1-ranked team in the country.

    When was the last time that commuter school on the hill had a road win even remotely similar to celebrate?

  • KimmyP Granstville, UT
    Feb. 26, 2017 1:07 p.m.

    Is this akin to storming the field after a regular season game?

  • BobbyPaluga Austin, TX
    Feb. 26, 2017 1:06 p.m.

    It's terrific to see the fans as well as the student boosters ROC, meeting Cougar football and basketball teams down at PIA Provo International Airport. This is what makes a great college town a great college town. You don't knock off a #1 team very often, so why not enjoy it? Who can forget the Footballers taking down #1 and reigning National Champion, Miami.
    I understand that there wasn't a drop of milk left in the stores as BYU fans toasted their B-Ball warriors.

  • BlueCoug Provo, UT
    Feb. 26, 2017 11:24 a.m.

    BYU fans are the greatest!

    Well done ROC!