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#14 Runnin' Utes vs. South Dakota State

Tuesday, December 23 @ 7:00 p.m. MST
Jon M. Huntsman Center

TV: Pac-12 Networks
Radio: ESPN700 AM

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by SforkUte
2014-12-22 16:51:23

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Solid work zoobs.

by TheJuggernaut
2014-12-22 16:26:01

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It is good to be a Ute! Great weekend and thanks to all who made it more special by being there! You guys were amazing.

by Flyer
2014-12-22 07:57:31

I now turn my comments to the present and coming week.

This is a very unusual day! Some anticipate with joy and look forward to fun times and love and acceptance. Still others find it just another day.

There is yet another view of this week and coming day. While seemingly everybody is happy and celebrating, there is a undercurrent that tends to drag other people down. Even more because of the significance of the week.

We have some here who have lost love, lost jobs, lost identity, lost dear friends, lost tender family relationships or lost an a lifetime of relationship with a spouse, parent or other family member.

Please, if you are one of these tender spirits, hold on...better days are coming. And, please, if you are one of us who celebrates to the max this week, please look at those around you with tender eyes.

I wish you all the best Christmas that it can be for you. I leave this haunting Christmas Hymn that may summarize this whole season.

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

Till ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men.”

Longfellow

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Best. Ending. Ever.

by Virginia Ute
2014-12-22 16:25:39

Such fine young men.

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Don't worry BYU's Conference will hand out Suspensions for the Brawl...

by Basketball Junkie
2014-12-22 16:19:04

Oh... Wait...

My Bad - they will get another sticker for their helmets!

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The fight was ugly. Both sides are to blame. I do, however, have just one question:

by Jimmy Mac
2014-12-22 16:34:24

What are BYU players, coaches, and fans doing? At some point, when EVERY opponent (and their fans) have a similar a-typical experience, there has to be a behavior that is instigating the response.

When everyone hates you, you have a problem. I know that BYU players, coaches, and fans can come off as arrogant @$$holes, but there are other teams that aren't too different. It can't be explained away by the LDS factor - Utah and Utah State (not to mention other schools in the Intermountain West) have a lot of LDS players and fans who react the same way. But ask any player or fan of a team that has played BYU and they all come away with a less than favorable impression of the program.

Everyone involved with BYU athletics has to take a step back and figure out what their problem is. Stop placing blame on everyone else. Memphis may have started the fight, but what the hell happened during the game or during the week that pissed them off so badly that they decided to rub the win in the face of the Cougar players? There is no rivalry, there is no history. Memphis has played higher-stakes, more emotional games than this without acting out. Something set them off, (perhaps the personal fouls, late hits, and "maybe just over the line" play encouraged by the coach? Dirty play gets dirty response.) and it needs to be solved.

BYU needs to figure this out.

P.S. - After further review, I am not surprised. #56 - starting center Tejan Koroma who appears to have anger issues and has thrown several punches this year - started the fight by hitting Memphis #97 Martin Ifedi well after the play. Ifedi responded by fighting back, and it all went downhill from there. Koroma is a dirty player.

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Kai Nacua...he seems nice.

by Mullet Ute's Dog
2014-12-22 16:22:33

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Dear Dr. Hill: Why are we playing them? Cancel the series now.

by Newbomb Turk
2014-12-22 17:44:35

I believe the word "systemic" applies to byu and this continued bull$#!+. It ain't going to change. Stop playing them.

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Boy...

by Homer_Crimson
2014-12-22 17:21:33

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Andy Phillips responds to criticizm

by HCHooligan
2014-12-22 12:28:24


There is a lot of criticism out there tonight so I wanted to speak my mind. I'm grateful to have learned so much from my second season of football. I was put in a lot of new situations, and I made some mistakes. I've got a lot of work to do this offseason to reach my goals for next year. No one is harder on themselves than I am. 23/28 is an unacceptable season for me, but I understand if you don't make mistakes, you can't get better. The mistakes i made were fundamental, not mental. I don't believe there is a kicker out there who works harder or is more determined to be the best in the nation. I am grateful to my PAT/FG unit. We broke a Utah record this season with 23 FG. I'm excited to start this offseason on Monday. Thanks to those people who understand the pressures that I am going through balancing family, faith, football and school. To those who criticize me and my performance each week, thank you. You fire me up to get better. We have the greatest fans in the nation! I love you guys. Thanks for always having my back. Happy holidays.
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Representing the Church.

by burleyUTE
2014-12-22 16:10:00

It's time for the church to close this clown show down.

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And the fight starts with a Coug. Not shocked.

by Junior Ute
2014-12-22 16:56:10

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There was a bowl game today?

by ocgreg
2014-12-22 17:20:58

On the Monday before Christmas during the middle of the day?

Who knew?

Oh well, that's BYU's problem. I didn't get to see any of your game but looking at the score you crushed them. Good job.

Merry Christmas!

Fight On!

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