Mike Sorenson from the Deseret News wrote an article yesterday titled “Utah Utes basketball should keep playing Utah State Aggies“. This is the second piece I have seen coming from the Salt Lake City newspapers on the subject, the other written by Kurt Kragthorpe of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Both writers had basically the same view: The Utes should continue the 100+ year rivalry with Utah State in basketball. They also both concurred that the Utes seem to be avoiding the continuation of the basketball rivalry due to the fact that coming to Logan pretty much guarantees them a loss (they haven’t won there since 1995).
For those of you that missed it, I also wrote a piece on this topic a couple of weeks ago titled “The Runnin’ Utes are Runnin’ Scared“.
The one upside to all of this? At least the Aggies won’t take a hit to their RPI and strength of schedule by playing the Utes this coming year. That said, I still think the games should continue. It’s a real shame to see a 100+ year rivalry come to an end like this.
(Image created by Jason Wright.)