• utah football Next: @ ASU college football Sat 9/24 - 8:30PM
  • UTE HUB

    Collaboration

    Hopefully this becomes a collaboration. There’s a lot of talented people that could make this forum special. We need Dahlelama to work on that logo. I’d also like to see chat (maybe it’s here and I just can’t find it).

  • BioUte

    It looks like you’re using bbpress, can you include this chat?
    http://www.phpfreechat.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3972

  • Tony

    Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll look into it.

    chat is one thing I would like to implement, especially for during games.

  • BioUte

    bump – I know you’re slammed, just wanted to see if you had a chance to look into that chat plugin. I like to hang out in chat during games.

    • Hockeybeard

      Chat would definitely be a fun RealTime thing to pass the time during games.

  • Tony

    I’ve looked at a few options. The “free” ones allow only a limited number of users, like 5 or 10. Still looking around. Maybe I can get a demo one installed by tonight or tomorrow.

  • UteStuckInSeattle

    Hey, I worked literally MINUTES on that logo!

    haha, yeah we need someone with skillz to get us a kickass logo. Anyone know Dahle personally?

    • Hockeybeard

      I’m sure if Tony@admin was interested, he could send him a message on Twitter (Dahl seems pretty active there most days). Barring that, he could be contacted through his site: http://www.dahlelama.com/

    • BioUte

      Seattle, I like your logo a lot. I bumped my own old post from when the UH logo was being used – so my original comment was in regards to the UH logo.

      • UteStuckInSeattle

        heh, no worries at all. I literally threw it together in just a few minutes.

        I would LOVE to see what Dahle could put together. His stuff ROCKS and I would gladly donate to help with his time to put something together.

  • Tony

    I really like Seattle’s logo. I’ve gotten quite used to it. Looks great on the twitter too. But if this graphic guru you speak of want’s to produce something for the site I’ll definitely take a look.

  • BioUte

    Fresno

    Went to the game last night. I was in Yosemite for business the night before and drove over for the game. Several people on Utefans indicated that I would be entering El Camino central but I saw more luxury vehicles than El Caminos. It was a pleasant game experience. They have shuttle service to the public parking lots. The stadium is a bowl that is set in the ground. Lots of entrances/exits. I sat in Section 24 with the families of a lot of the players. It was fun watching with them. Very upbeat and knowledgeable. That place emptied out real quick. For a minute I thought we were going to have a repeat of the last time we were at the Big House. Glad I was able to squeeze the game in to my schedule.

  • Warrior Ute

    I live about three hours from Fresno. I moved here a year ago. I was warned by co-workers that it was a gang capital and told I might want to not take my three daughters to the game. I am glad I didn’t listen.

    My experience was similar to yours. I bought my tickets from the Utah ticket office. I was surrounded by Utes which was fun. Two of my daughters had not wanted to attend football games previously. They feel on love with the environment and cheering for the Utes.

    Interactions with Fresno State fans were very positive. I liked their stadium layout. I was surprised to see the expansion plans given how many empty seats were there throughout the game. It would be great to see similar plans for Rice-Eccles. Overall I would love attend another Utes game at Fresno State.

  • I attended the 1984 Cal Bowl held at Fresno’s Stadium. It reminded me of a giant taco. The game featured Cal State Fullerton vs N. Illinois.

  • Hockeybeard

    The one unfortunate thing about Fresno St’s stadium is apparently the Visitor’s locker rooms are worse than ours! Coach Whitt had to give his half-time speech in the parking lot!

    • BioUte

      I can believe that, as I was entering the stadium, the team was exiting after warmups. They exit directly into one of the main entrances. (see bottom of photo). They had to rope off the area which delayed people from getting to their seats for a few minutes. Bulldog Stadium

  • TheJuggernaut

    I also was at the game, I have a friend who lives in Kingsburg – a couple of towns over from Fresno – he got a bunch of tickets in the middle of Fresno season ticket holders. I talkd to several Fresno fans walking into the game, and sat next to and in front of Fresno fans at the game. They were all gracious and welcoming. I too had heard negative comments leading up to the game about their fans, but didn’t see anything like that.

  • Tony

    Nice to hear that.