Big Weekend in Vegas for Utah Fans


Big Weekend in Vegas for Utah Fans


It’s not every day you can head out of town to watch your football team play in a bowl game, and then turn around and watch the basketball team play later that night in the same town. Not to mention that town happens to be Las Vegas!

Utah ends it’s two year bowl drought by taking on Colorado State tomorrow at 1:30 Mountain time in the Las Vegas Bowl. Both Ute and Cougar fans are familiar with this bowl, which really is one of the better non-New Year’s games. Utah is a 3 point favorite. The game will be broadcast on ABC.

The #14 ranked ‘Runin Utes’ then take on UNLV later in the ¬†evening. The game will air at 9:30 Mountain time on ESPN 2. Though in Vegas, it will actually be played at a neutral site in the MGM Grand Garden arena. I’ve never seen a sporting even there but have enjoyed a few Van Halen concerts. Should be a lot of fun for Ute fans. The game is part of a 4 team showcase. Washington vs. Oklahoma is the other game.


Matt Nielson has been writing about the college sports landscape in Utah and the Intermountain West since 2010. When he’s not pretending to be a professional blogger, he works full time as a residential real estate agent and house flipper. Matt graduated from Brigham Young University in 2000. He and his family reside in Salt Lake City, UT.


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