I wonder how many people who get upset at the idea of changing from The Utes forget that before 1972 Utah was The Redskins. I'm not necessarily a proponent of changing from The Utes, but it is faaaar from a hill I care to die on.
That said, there have been joking conversations about changing to the Hawks, which no one really gets excited about. Some suggested the Wookies. That could be fun.
I would like to suggest the Utah Yautja. Yautja is the name of the creature from the Predator movies. I could have suggested The Predators, but I always thought the hockey team sounded lame. It comes off like The Wild or The Fury, and I always hated the ambiguous, general nature of team names like those.
The convenient part is that it sounds similar to Utah Utes. Yautja is pronounced Yah-OOT-cha. It wouldn't be the Yautjas, just simply said like YEW-tah Yah-OOT-cha. Utah Yautja, similar sounding, and bad ass as predators.
I mean think about it, the helmet designs are endless and could be really cool. I made a few mockups with a stencil like logo, or a more comic like logo.
Here is a helmet someone used for a Fantasy Football league. Its too design-y and busy, but yet another option.
Or we could go next generation and redesign the football helmet with the Predator mask idea as an inspiration. A team wearing these would be scary.
Mo Langi retires from football due to nagging neck injury. I don't mean to talk smack to the kid, good luck and health and all that. But He's yet another false prospect Zoobs get fired up about and act like is a prophet sent from St Lavell to rescue the program. Later, Mo.
The NCAA announced its latest single and multi-year Academic Progress Report (APR) for NCAA Division I schools today. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation of all student-athletes on scholarship, and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.
The latest multi-year APR calculations include scores from 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18. The average for Utah's teams was 985 easily exceeding the NCAA minimum requirement of 930.
Lowest-ranked FBS schools in newly released APR data (2017-18). All fall above the 930 benchmark to avoid penalties.
Florida State 936
East Carolina 937
Southern Miss 941
Bowling Green 944
San Jose St. 944
Texas Tech 944
I think Utah football was at like 989, second highest in the Pac 12. You should see the mental gymnastics of excuses about missions and Honor Code blah blah.
I've seen Utah ranked in preseason polls as high as 16 and 12.
by mokus 2019-05-01 12:39:08
Sporting News left them off their Top 25, for all of you who prefer to be in the Underdog role.
Utah and Arizona State missed the cut in the Pac-12, but we will not be surprised if either team wins the Pac-12 South. The Utes are solid almost every year, and the Sun Devils have improved under Herm Edwards. USC and UCLA also must prove they belong again, and that will turn up the pressure on coaches Clay Helton and Chip Kelly.
Season ticket renewal deadline is today and I'm pretty sure my 5 year reign of terror in the NEZ is ending. :)
by mokus 2019-04-23 10:59:28
I've been thinking about this the last few years. Since I've moved south of Provo, It hasn't been so easy to get to RES 6-7 times a year. My wife is a good sport and says I should renew, but she only goes to 1-2 games herself. Friends always act like they want to go, but family stuff comes up. Dad only likes to go to warm weather games. Thu and Fri night games are nearly impossible. And yes I have been to a game alone.
The surprising part is that these tix dont sell as well on the second hand market. KSL, Facebook, where ever, I usually only sell them half the time. And a few times I've dropped the price the day before the game to less than face value.
Will Goldman won't lose any sleep if I don't renew. He will just call the next person in the 10,000 person long waiting list.
Sometimes I can sell big game tix for more, but I always seem to be at a net loss, I never at least break even. I might as well buy your tix you can't use and not be out a hundy or two for the season and not have to bother with the trouble of trying to sell tix.
Anyone have any reason to talk me out of tapping out of Season Tickets?
After the AAF folded on Tuesday it left a lot of BS for player's to deal with! One of them is one of my all time favorite Utes Gionni Paul, who broke his arm in the Stallions last game on Saturday. Come on Ute fans and Stallions fans let's help him out with his medical expenses! I do not know Gionni personally but 100% of funds raised(minus Go Fund me fees) will go directly to Gionni! He has balled his ass off for the Utes and the Stallions let's help him out!
Question about the school itself and admissions and junk.
by mokus 2019-04-01 11:24:24
My daughter is getting near the age of looking into college and such. I wanted to get her into a prospective student tour. But they said they only take those who are looking to get enrolled in the next year, and she is not that old yet. They referred me to a self guided tour. It is basically a map with 10 points of interest on it to check out.
Does anyone here have suggestions of what I should be sure to include that she needs to see or experience. I don’t want to just walk around campus and show her a building. I’d like to find maybe a class to sit in on for a minute, or programs maybe we could try.
If there are any areas of the campus we should check out that are not on the map, I will trust your direction. And yes we will probably end up eating at the Pie.
Rose Bowl – Jan. 1 (Big Ten vs. Pac-12)
Projection: Ohio State vs. Utah
Until last year, Ohio State hadn’t played in the Rose Bowl in nine seasons. But now, the Buckeyes can make back-to-back trips to Pasadena for the first time since four straight from 1972-75. With Georgia transfer Justin Fields replacing Dwayne Haskins at quarterback, Ohio State will be the most talented team in the Big Ten.
Somewhere, somehow, the Buckeyes will lose one game along the way that they’re not supposed to, which will keep them out of the playoff. Instead they’ll return to the Rose Bowl, which isn’t the worst consolation prize, to face Utah. Utah? Yes, Utah. Someone has to win the Pac-12, right? I’m going with the Utes, who suffered a ton of injuries last season to quarterback Tyler Huntley, running back Zack Moss and wide receiver Britain Covey, but still managed to win the Pac-12 South. They’ll all be back to work with new/old offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig, who returns to Utah after serving as the Utes’ OC from 2005-08.
I must be in the Switzerland of the NEZ, because I haven't seen a fraction of this.
by mokus 2018-11-28 10:48:16
How The Fans Are Extremely Different
There are other areas where the opposing fan experience is completely different at LES than RES, and these are the fans that BYU fans run into in large numbers that colors the impression of the fan base. For example, the cheap seats in the north endzone of Utah have some of the foulest individuals in the state of Utah (or anywhere else) and their behavior is appalling in every way imaginable. The greek section of the student section is not much better. These are the places where if you are an opposing fan then Ute fans will throw things at you, flip you off, curse at you in the most vulgar way imaginable, pick fights with you at random, and verbally attack women and children wearing the opposing team's colors. Here I have witnessed fans drinking booze from "water bottles" that security doesn't even attempt to prevent from getting in (although I did see this once at BYU from a Boise State fan), violating blow up dolls with BYU cheerleader clothes on, holding up signs that are anti-religious and culturally insensitive, and picking fights with opposing fans. These things are commonplace and not isolated experiences in certain corners of RES.
Keep in mind this is from a guy who claims he graduated from both schools, and even went to games in the student sections with friends dressing in the visiting team's jerseys and sat in the "institute section" of the student section as an "experiment". His conclusion was that drunk Utah fans throw waterbottles at your heads as they curse at you, but that doesn't happen in Provo.
CB after the game is the best reason to keep this thing going
by mokus 2018-11-26 11:20:53
No linky, f them.
My comeback that silenced the most obnoxious Ute fan in the neighborhood.
I was wearing my BYU tie and lapel pin to church yesterday (I don't hide my pride after a loss). The most obnoxious Ute fan comes up to me and says, "You know they lost, right?" So I smiled and said, "I don't expect you to understand. Ute fans generally sell their loyalty for mere victory rather than far greater things that are simply too difficult for most of them to understand. I don't prostitute my loyalty to the team that makes me the happiest based on winning. I give my loyalty to a team that earns it through things of far greater importance. I love winning, losing hurts, but it doesn't mean I throw in the towel and give up."
His expression didn't change as I was saying this, as he proved my point that I was speaking things he was thinking about and trying to understand but couldn't. And to clarify (based on some comments), I anticipated his reaction and kind of planned out in my head what I would say, and also, if you knew the nature of our relationship, this wouldn't come across as long winded or too pointed.
The best part is how many asked him if his neighbor was freaked out by how weird he was. Love when they start eating their own.
Is there query that can be run to show who gives out the most red stars?
by mokus 2018-11-15 14:46:29
I am pretty liberal with my red stars. If it is a 51% good comment, its getting a red star from me. Most of the time. I figure I don't have a limit so I am going to give someone a little free e-peen. I am like a slutty red star fairy just giving it away to everyone, sharing a little happiness as I go. I just wonder if I am out of control in my dispensing of red stars.
Division I membership-approved infractions penalty guidelines were used to prescribe the following measures:
Two years of probation from Nov. 9, 2018, through Nov. 8, 2020.
A vacation of records in which the student-athlete participated while ineligible.
A reduction of one men’s basketball scholarship, served during the earliest possible academic year (self-imposed by the university).
Recruiting restrictions detailed in the public report.
A disassociation of one of the boosters (self-imposed by the university).
A $5,000 fine (self-imposed by the university).
Shoutout to the guy sitting behind my parents at the game on Saturday.
Apparently he brought his 2 year old son but no extra diapers. How do I know this you ask? Halfway through the second quarter when nobody around can breathe due to the smell, my mom turns around and says "You realize your son has a dirty diaper right? The guy says "Yeah, I didn't bring any extras though, sorry."
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