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    I have two extra tickets for the Utah sessions.

    by Ute Bear
    2016-03-15 13:47:05

    Will sell to a Ute fan at cost, plus one beer per game delivered to my seat.

    At present, don't know if I have been assigned seats in 100 lever ($100) or 300 level ($75). Saturday session only awarded if Utah plays.

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    ASU guard quits the team

    by Ute Bear
    2016-02-24 08:07:57

    Arizona State -- already short-handed -- will be even more so the rest of the basketball season.

    Coach Bobby Hurley announced Tuesday that junior guard Andre Spight -- a key reserve -- has left the program and intends to transfer. Hurley did not go into detail, but said it was solely Spight's decision.
    http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nca ab/asu/2016/02/23/andre-spight-leaves-ari z ona-states-basketball-program/80825208/#& l t;/blockquote>

    Last time ASU visited, the Utes beat them by 42 points.
    They have only one true post player, Jacobsen at 6-10.
    They have lost all of their conference road games, except hapless WSU.

    Is this a trap?

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    Cool stat: "Utah has now won 37 straight home games against unranked opposition. The five-point margin, however, is the closest any unranked team has come in the last 35 games at the Huntsman Center."

    by Ute Bear
    2015-11-17 08:31:03

    From: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/ 2015/nov/16/sdsu-basketball-utah-espn2/

    Also from the article.

    The frown: This was an eminently winnable game.

    “I’m bitterly disappointed,” coach Steve Fisher said. “In my opinion, we could have won the game and we did too many things you can’t do if you want to win the game … We paid the piper.”

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    Oregon State player, Victor Robbins arrested for DUI.

    by Ute Bear
    2015-02-10 08:44:41

    Our toughest remaining road game has become slightly less challenging.

    He was already serving a 10 day suspension for "violating team rules."

    From http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.s sf/2015/02/victor_robbins_suspended_orego. html

    "At the time of his suspension, he was third on the squad at 10.3 points per game and was averaging a team-high 12.7 points over the past seven contests. Robbins is slated to return from suspension for OSU's Feb. 19 game against No. 13 Utah."

    Strange year in the PAC 12, with Washington, Oregon and now Oregon State losing key players to off court incidents.

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    It would set a bad precedent for a coach to grant a release to a player one month before camp opens just because he wants to play somewhere else.

    by Ute Bear
    2014-07-08 09:49:12

    At the end of the season, the release should be freely granted.

    At the end of spring camp, sure. Might be inconvenient, but still workable.

    But in the absence of exigent circumstances, ie death in the family, there should be no release granted to a scholarship player at that late date, simply because he changed his mind.

    Its not about return missionaries. Its not about Harvey Langi. Its not about BYU. It about the fact that the school has a limited amount of scholarships available and can't effectively plan for the year, with on open door policy.

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    Chris Reyes

    by Ute Bear
    2014-03-27 15:17:49

    For those who would like to see Chris Reyes in action, here is a link to internet broadcast of a game his team played against Santa Monica College.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C7_w7nOo 6o

    Though it was broadcast by SMC, the commentators spoke effusively about Reyes. You can tell from the first 5 minutes of the game why Utah offered Reyes a scholarship.

    Reyes was Western State Conference POY, leading the conference in blocks (3.7 bpg), rebounds (12.0 rpg), and field goal percentage (59.7. He also finished third overall in scoring (18.7 ppg).

    He will be a sophomore.

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    USC suspends basketball players James Blasczyk and Dewayne Dedmon

    by Ute Bear
    2013-03-11 14:26:31

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/l a-sp-sn-usc-james-blasczyk-dewayne-dedmon- 20130311,0,5469171.story

    Dedmon is 7 foot jr, that plays only 22 minutes but is their leading rebounder.

    From article:
    USC has suspended basketball players James Blasczyk and Dewayne Dedmon for their alleged role in an incident that happened early Sunday morning in Spokane, Wash., after the Trojans' loss to Washington State.

    “James Blasczyk and Dewayne Dedmon have been suspended indefinitely from all team activities because of a violation of a team rule," Coach Bob Cantu said in a statement

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    Jay Watkins in town tonight and Sat. as CSI to play SLCC

    by Ute Bear
    2009-02-20 14:52:13

    7:30 tonight
    5:00 Saturday.

    Hoping someone can catch the game and report back on what kind of player we have.

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    Some strange rules down at BYU...

    by Ute Bear
    2005-06-15 16:04:50

    From article in SL Magazine:

    As a practicing Muslim, Ibrahim wears a beard—a goatee, actually. He says his recruiter promised him a beard card—a token that lets the bearer check out books from the library or take exams at the testing center without shaving—but it never came through. “I had problems every single day about my beard,” Ibrahim says. He even had to wrap his own ankle before practice; the trainers couldn’t touch him without a
    beard card.

    http://www.saltlakemagazine.com/index.php ?src=news&prid=619&category=Articles

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    ABQ Trib columnist dishes out some good BYU smack.

    by Ute Bear
    2005-02-21 10:18:28

    He chose to preview the Utah/NM game before the Lobos had even played BYU. From Friday:

    The impact, the emotion and the hype for the University of New Mexico's Monday night Pit battle against the No. 14 Utah Utes is so powerful that Saturday's game with Brigham Young is almost a second thought.

    As it should be.

    BYU is weak, down and vulnerable. The Cougars are the Mountain West Conference's 2005 replacement for the once-laughable Air Force Falcons.

    BYU should go down as a guarantee-win night; a chance to taunt the annoying Austin Ainge, son of the even more annoying ex-Cougar Danny Ainge. The Lobos should beat BYU by 20. After all, Granger is healthy now.

    http://www.abqtrib.com/albq/sp_columnists /article/0,2564,ALBQ_19871_3558436,00.html

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    Did Hair Thompson call Danny Granger best player in the conference?

    by Ute Bear
    2005-02-18 09:59:07

    From Abq. Tribune:

    For the Lobos to merit consideration for an at-large bid, they need to sweep their final three home games against Brigham Young, Utah and Colorado State, Thompson said. They need at least a split on the road trip at San Diego State and UNLV. And they need to win at least their first-round tournament game, but more likely advance to the title game with two wins.

    "Then you can make a statement that they would be sitting there in the 23- or 24-win category and you can make the argument that three of the six or seven losses were without (Danny Granger), the best player in the conference," Thompson said.

    http://www.abqtrib.com/albq/sp_lobos/arti cle/0,2564,ALBQ_19873_3555316,00.html

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    Suggestion for Webmonkey: Allow only registered users to sell/request tickets for the bowl game.

    by Ute Bear
    2004-12-14 10:29:41

    I have a feeling that more, rather than less tickets will be available as the the game approaches.
    Lets give the registered users, like Compute a leg up in selling off their extra tickets.

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    I just spoke with a Crimson Club rep. Here is what I learned about the ticket situation.

    by Ute Bear
    2004-12-08 11:30:35

    I was told that an email will be sent out by the end of the week, regarding your order. If they are going to give you less tickets than you ordered, they will be calling you first. (I presume they need authorization to charge your card for an amount less than ordered.)

    I am a Crimson Club member, with tickets on the 45 yd line.
    I ordered 12 tickets. I asked for his best guess as to how many tickets I would be getting.
    He said it is possible that the ALL Crimson club will be given all tickets that they ordered. The maximum ticket order was set at 12. But, he thinks that if they have to limit the amount sold per order to crimson club members, it would be set at no less than 8 per order.

    I did not inquire about ticket allotments to either season ticket holders, that are not members of the crimson club, or to the general public.

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    BYU or Taliban U? Y student arrested for wielding a video camera.

    by Ute Bear
    2004-11-18 12:33:13

    This story epitomizes why I would never send a loved one to BYU.

    http://kutv.com/siteSearch/local_story_32 3114722.html

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    Ma Jian called Chinese Barkley

    by Ute Bear
    2003-02-27 12:23:23

    Interting article about basketball in China. Mentions Ma quite a bit.

    http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/056/sports/It_s_still_a_restricted_area_in_some _ways+.shtml

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    The door is open. Mo (21) and Purdue (25) lost last night...

    by Ute Bear
    2003-02-13 10:25:01

    Utah is 28 in the Coaches' poll. To crack the top 25, its not enough that Utah win, but teams in front must also lose.

    Georgia (22)lost to Kentucky on Tuesday night.

    Don't expect Cal(23) or Stanford (24) to lose as they both host Wash/Wash St this week.

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    Utah 28 in Coaches Poll. Pass Alabama, Indiana. Passed by St. Joe's. (link)

    by Ute Bear
    2003-02-10 16:17:14


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    Could be an important game tonight in the Pit.

    by Ute Bear
    2003-01-27 18:04:30

    I fear that if UNLV loses to UNM tonight, putting them at 0-4, we are going to see a complete team meltdown, much like New Mexico after they kicked that player off the team.

    The last thing Utah needs if for UNLV to roll over and play dead when Wyo and BYU play at the T&M. As much as I hate UNLV, which is considerably less than BYU, I will be pulling for them tonight.

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    Question for BYU fans..

    by Ute Bear
    2003-01-26 12:30:14

    It seems that there are some 15 players on the rooster.
    Who are your scholarhip players, and who are walking on?

    I have been impressed with Cleveland's ability to bring in players as walk ons, who seem quite capable of earning a D-1 scholarship somewhere else. Carlile as well as that Canadian sharpshooter from last year comes to mind.

    During the game the commentator said that Nashif came in as a walkon. Did he get Opponui's scholarship? I would think that it would be hard to keep him happy, while at the same giving out scholarhship to Lemes and Woodberry.

    Also, how excited can you be about Ainge comming in, when he choose to redshirt rather than compete with Woodberry, Lemes and Nashif for playing time?

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    Interesting observation by Shoeless on page 2 regarding playing time for C Jackson

    by Ute Bear
    2003-01-14 16:36:41

    I thought it was the most interesting post made all day. Because it was buried on page 2, I almost missed it.

    Don't know if you can link to a post, but here it is.


    I have always thought that if C. Jackson is a defensive liablity when manned up agaisnt the smaller players, then maybe Majerus should just plant him in the paint, and play a zone. Then let the other team take thier lumps on the other end.

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    Utah at 25!!

    by Ute Bear
    2003-01-06 15:36:36

    Can this be correct?

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    Who selects Conference player of the week?

    by Ute Bear
    2003-01-06 12:58:03

    I would have thought that with Britton comming back early, inspiring the Utes to victory over no. 1 ranked Alabama, he would have earned POW honor. But, instead the award goes to Uche, who led the Cowpokes to wins over Indiana State and Montana State.

    With CSU players earning the award twice, despite the softest schedule in the conference, whoever picks the awards, doesn seem to put much thought about the importance of the underlying games.

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    The only thing better than watching the game live...

    by Ute Bear
    2003-01-04 10:52:18

    Is comming home and watching the game recorded on Tivo.
    I pity those ute fans who have never watched a Ute game on a Tivo. With a instant replay and slow motion on demand, and no commerial interruptions, its basketball heaven.

    Watching last nights game again on Tivo, I was able to appreciate that the two times that Cheney drove the lane, he lost his defender off the dribble when he was freed up by screens from Koford/Britton. On each occassion, Weber's big men played it perfectly by rotating to cover Cheney, but he simply took to defender to the low block, and elevated to score over the defender.

    Trace Caton, bless his heart, is not capable of finishing that play.

    Markson used the same quasi crossover dribble move on three occassions. Fake a dribble to the right, cross the ball over to left, one drible, two steps, and he is at the rim. Of course the third time he tried it, he turned it over before his first step. Dare I say it, but I think that Markson can get from the three point line to the rim faster than Kieth Van Horn.

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    The year of the Freshmen

    by Ute Bear
    2003-01-04 10:08:12

    In what has been dubbed the year of the freshman, its nice that Utah has three quality freshmen playing under the national radar.

    By quality freshmen, I mean prospective all conference players, not merely prospective 4 year role players. At least in my mind, Drisdom, Cheney and Markson have emerged as prospective future all confernce players. While I think Chris Jackson has shown greater potential than either Altoff or Allred showed in their freshman years, he has yet to show the quality play we saw in Doleac as a Freshman.

    When was the last time Utah had three quality freshmen in the same year. That would have been Van Horn's senior year, with Jackson, Hanno and Jeff. While Jackson left, Jeff went on a mission, and never rose to the level of all conference, I don't think Utah lost a home conference game while Hanno was a Ute.

    Since that year, until now only two recruits have shown this kind of promise their freshman year, Britton and Nick. (though in fairness, Trace had a solid, but not spectacular freshman year, and Nick was not a true freshman.)

    Whithout quality freshmen comming into the program, Majerus had to look to JC/transfers to sustain the program, if not nationally, at least at a top confernece program.

    Well with three future impact players, I won't make any predictions of a final four run, but I fully expect that the Utes will return as perenial top 25 team. Once again, we will begin the year not wondering if the Utes will make it to tournement, but how deep will they go. We are not going to wonder if the Utes will break into the top 25, but how high they will climb.

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    Interesting offensive stats through 6 games...

    by Ute Bear
    2002-12-09 10:55:03

    The new players, Frost and the four freshman combine to shoot 55.7% from the field, or 78/140. All five are shooting above 50% from the field.

    By contrast the five players having experience with the "system" have taken more shots but made fewer baskets, 73 of 173, or 42.2%.

    Britton is dominate below the arc (33/55), but is struggling to prove he has 3 pnt range (2/18). Conversly, Nick doing well beyond the arc(16/39), but is strugling to prove he has a mid range game, only 6 of 20 below the arc. Caton is just plain firing blanks at 5/23 or 21.7%.

    The new players are not only taking good shots within the context of the offense, but are shooting with a level of confidence you would not expect to see at this stage.

    Lets hope that by league play Britton can find (or even abandon)his three point shot, Nick can fine tune his midrange game.

    As for Caton, he certainly can't continue to shoot 21% from the field, and expect to play.

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    Bogut attracting NBA scouts...

    by Ute Bear
    2002-11-16 08:45:42

    While we are waiting for Crimson's scouting report, here is an except from yesterday's Spokesman-Review:

    The Australian Institute of Sport comes in having played four games in as many nights. And while fatigue may be a factor, Few is hoping for a better challenge than the Northwest All-Star provided.

    "They should be better organized," Few said of the Aussies, who feature a tall front line anchored by 6-foot-9 forward Andrew Bogut. "They'll run some plays and have a plan defensively."

    Bogut, who will enroll at the University of Utah next semester, is a big-time player who has generated some interest among NBA teams. As a result, scouts from the Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers have requested credentials to tonight's exhibition.

    Link(regisgration reqd):
    http://www.spokesmanreview.com/news-story.asp?date=111502&ID=s1253955&cat=section .sports

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    Bogut plays well against Oregon (25pts/10rbs)

    by Ute Bear
    2002-11-07 08:23:40

    Though his team was thoroughly routed by very good Oregon team, Bogut put up some impressive numbers, including 2/3 from three point range.

    What a nice suprise it would be if he turned out to be the best freshman of the group.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/sportsflash/ducks/index.ssf?/newsflash/get_story.ssf?/c gi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?o0182_BC_BKC--AustraliaInstitu&&sports&ducksmenshoops

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    Anybody have info on the Milcreek rec league, SATs?

    by Ute Bear
    2002-06-18 16:51:50

    Been out of town. Has there been any info on whether Cheney passed the SAT.

    Also can somebody post the rosters/schedule of the milcreek rec league.

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    The operative word being "it's". Next are you going to complain about how the pope was choosen?
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    The democrats,republicans, greens, etc are free to use whatever means they chose to nominate their candidates.
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    Fox news faux Hillary outrage of the week?
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    Jhill didn't mention those facts. I stand corrected.
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    RE: The original premise sounded dumb the first time
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    They should both be embarrassed.
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    Its not a "big deal." Its a big embarassment, especially so, because phrases were lifted from Michelle Obama's convention speech.
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    I see A, but no T, and definitely nothing to be ashamed about.
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    So what do the right wing members of the board think about Pastor Burns benediction at the convention?
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    I recall that her photo was circulated during the republican primary. Please show me where a prominent Democrat who is pushing this theme.
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    While I agree that its crass, I don't understand the "at her expense" reference. She was a model who parleyed her body and looks into a marriage with an American billionaire.
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    As a board liberal, I concur in your assesment of Sharpton.
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    Indecorous? Mayby. "Highly indecorous?" Now lets not get carried away with your faux (or should I say Fox News) outrage.
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    Indecorous perhaps, but not "wrong."
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    Even so, cops have to learn how to deal with people who choose to be dicks.
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    Yet, the LDS Church object to the term "Mormon fundamentalist" to describe people that accept the BOM as scripture.
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    The man is my age. In my generation, calling a group of people gay means you're an ignorant homophobic bigot.
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    Every word? Really? He concludes his rant by calling people his disagrees with gay.
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    You have the misplaced perception that gun control advocates can't loathe both the gunmen that commit the atrocities and the laws the make guns readily accessible to those who would commit such atrocities.
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    Personal email accounts on a private server ... bad. Personal email accounts on yahoo, gmail ... good. Okay, sure.
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    You missed the point. I didn't "cherry pick" stats to prove that Bush was worse, but that scrutiny and subsequent criticism is politically motivated.
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    I surely don't remember any board conservatives expressing any concern about the 13 attacks on embassies and consulates leading to 60 deaths under the Bush administration.
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    Its not the religous beliefs that an issue, its the discriminatory practices. From the Notre Dame website:
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    So in your analogy, I budget 100K over four years, end up paying $125, because I failed to take into acount rising tuition costs, but thankfully it could have been worse, because Uncle Barak came through with $25K.
    (313 days ago, 1 stars)

    Here is what happened in my world.
    (313 days ago, 5 stars)

    Semantics. If I am planning on spending 100K sending a child to college, and, out of the blue, my uncle Barak agrees to pay $25K, he just "saved" me $25K.
    (313 days ago, 0 stars)

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