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    Zane Beadles steps up big time. $750,000 donation back to the school

    by 61_Shasta
    2014-07-28 11:23:03

    From Zane's Twitter account:

    Zane Beadles ‏@zanebeadles 10m
    Very excited and grateful to be in the position to give back to my school! @utahathletics #GoUtes #UtahManAmI http://ow.ly/zFA52

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    Well, now that our program has been destroyed what are we gonna do? Go back to posting haikus?

    by Tacoma Ute
    2014-07-28 12:59:33

    Travis drank a bear,
    Utah football rest in peace,
    #%!@ you Tim McGraw.

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    Travis Wilson did not show the leadership we Utes have come to expect...

    by BaldHatu
    2014-07-28 09:08:28

    Undoubtedly the kid had the opportunity to bear spray a zoob and whiffed. We should expect more from a team captain.

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    What does Scalley think of Blechen?

    by HCHooligan
    2014-07-28 10:35:47

    One more year with one of the toughest football players I've ever coached! Also happens to be a great young man!!


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    My thoughts on Blechen....

    by midnightversion
    2014-07-28 10:40:12

    I hope he plays good this year.

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    This weekend's whole sordid series of fish wrap material tell me it is time to remember....

    by Greginslc
    2014-07-28 10:03:11


    Not 40 year old adults who may have careers and families. Not folks who have the benefit of looking back and seeing the impacts of their choices after living a couple of decades.


    When I think back at all the crazy $#!+ I did when I was a kid, there are times I wonder how it is I got to live as long as I have. I did stupid stuff; and the only difference between me and these kids is I didn't have Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of the internet out there documenting it all in real time. FWIW, these kids are overexposed because of this.

    I guess what I am saying about this is cut the poor little idiots some slack - that was us once in our lives. A good ass chewing by the coach and windsprints until they puke is plenty enough punishment for drinking a beer at a concert.

    But Tim McGraw???? I guess there is no accounting for taste.

    GO UTES!!!!

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    Who doesn't?

    by ocgreg
    2014-07-28 13:07:23

    We get everyone's best shot.

    If Travis Wilson plays to his potential & your DB's don't whiff too often it will be tough road game.

    Fight On!

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    Get the AA from a community college for a lot less and transfer up for the final two.

    by arizonaute
    2014-07-28 09:53:19

    also go to fafsa gov and see if you can qualify for any grants. Once you do that all the colleges financial aid groups can help you find grants and potential scholorships.

    I also took a lot of the required classes ( one hundred and two hundred level classes) at slcc as well and had them transfer up so I could jump right into my major. An extra quarter at slcc saved me at least half on tution for those classes.

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    Blechen made this happen.

    by Puget Ute
    2014-07-28 11:19:55

    Anybody who thinks he doesn't play hard and contribute doesn't really watch football. Blechen is one of the toughest SOBs on the team. If he will do better this year at wrapping up and grabbing the ball when it is in his zone then he will be a force on D.

    For the record I do not celebrate when an opposing player gets injured or gets a concussion, and I don't want our players to be headhunters. Kiffin was a MORON for putting Robert Woods back in that game after a concussion like that.

    In this case Blechen just crushed Woods with a legal hit, and Woods happened to take the worst of it.

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    Glad Scott Mitchell and Eddie Johnson are on the list.

    by utefansince79
    2014-07-28 13:12:17

    For those of us who suffered through the 70s and 80s, the 1988 victory in the Holy War was a rare bright spot in an otherwise depressing list of results against our former rivals.

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    How do you know he drives the coaches nuts...

    by Converted Coug
    2014-07-27 22:39:27

    he doesn't drive them nuts enough to not play him. Maybe you know less about football then you think. Thank god your not the coach. We would really suck then.

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    This is where I depart from my more conservative brethern.

    by UtahUte72
    2014-07-28 10:59:48

    I think people should be encouraged to get an education, even a degree in a non-revenue producing area like history has benefits. I think that we should do everything in our power to make sure kids that want to go get an education get one. So keeping tuition low so those that are in the middle incomes can afford them are a must. And I say middle income because if you are in a lower income you CAN get assistance and if your in the higher incomes you can afford it. Like so much in our society today the middle class is squeezed from both sides.

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    The states started to shift the cost of higher ed from taxpayers to students in about 1980.

    by pangloss
    2014-07-28 09:59:02

    In the 1970's most of the states viewed higher ed as an investment in the future. State income, sales and property taxes subsidized the cost of public universities and colleges.

    I started at the U in 1970 and finally cut the cord in 1980. I worked part time and full time on campus cleaning toilets, emptying garbage cans, buffing & waxing floors and supervising other folks doing that work. I took out a student loan because it was cheap and used it for a down payment on a house. The value of my loan was about the same as a new car in 1980, $5,000. I paid the loan off in a couple years.

    California's higher ed system was once the model for the world and it helped the state became an economic engine for the country. In 1978 the citizens of California passed Prop 13 limiting the state's ability to raise revenue via property taxes. Anti tax fervor infected the country. Politicians could get elected on a platform based solely on tax cuts. We actually elected a president who said he would cut deficits by cutting taxes and increasing spending. Really. The short term gains caused long term damage.


    While state spending on higher education increased by $10.5 billion in absolute terms from 1990 to 2010, in relative terms, state funding for higher education declined. Real funding per public full-time equivalent student dropped by 26.1 percent from 1990-1991 to 2009-2010.


    Now, people graduate with student loan debt equal to the cost of a house.

    Hey kids, thanks for the tax breaks.

    So it goes.

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