The Ute’s Are “Pac’n” Up
Posted by Nancy on June 19, 2010
Big changes are underway for football in Utah. The University of Utah, Utes, have been invited to become part of the Pac-10 Conference. This is quite an honor and school officials, student body and myriads of fans are completely thrilled. The Pac-10 has expanded to 12 members, with Utah being the most recent addition. The conference hopes to become the leading college athletic program in the nation.
Ute basketball coach, Jim Boylen, is delighted not only with the invitation to join the Pac-10 but also with the timing of the invitation. This is the week that the coaches are allowed to start recruiting for the 2012-2013 season and this move will be a great boon to that process for the Utah club.
Not everyone is happy about this upcoming change. Thousands of fans who have spent a lifetime being part of the fierce rivalry between the two main Utah schools, University of Utah and Brigham Young University wonder what this will mean to that rivalry. Obviously, it’s just not going to be the same. Utah’s football coach, Kyle Whittingham, suggests that it is his desire that the rivalry remain as intense and passionate as ever, but it’s hard to see how that will happen when the two teams are in completely different conferences. Time will tell.