Utah Celebrates 100 Years of Basketball

The Utah Utes this weekend are celebrating their 100 years of hoops and are having a special price of 100 pennies for upper tickets, a nice gimmick but to be honest the Utes attendance has suffered and hopefully this will sell the stadium out. With the Utes on a roll after beating UNLV last week and have won 3 in a row of 4 of 5. The Utes have had a great basketball history with 23 conference titles, in 100 years and that is by far more then any other team in the leagues that Utah has been part of however from 1906 from 1926 the Utes were not part of a conference, so in reality from 1926 to present have won 23 of the 82 regular season titles which is an amazing 28% of league titles. The Utes also have won 3 variations of a national title from the 1916 AAU, 1944 NCAA, and 1947 NIT championships. The best year for Utah has to be the 1998 team that made its way to the national title game against Kentucky who the Utes have always struggled against. The Utes were the first team since 1990 UNLV, who won the title, to be in the final game not from a super power conference. The Utes have had many players go on to the NBA and other successful careers after being a Ute. The Utes are having a huge celebration by having a huge reunion of players for this Saturday’s game.

The Utes also announced their All-Century team earlier today and check this link for more details on some of the players

Andrew Bogut – 2003-05
Jerry Chambers – 1963-66
Tom Chambers – 1977-81
Mike Doleac – 1994-98
Arnie Ferrin – 1943-48
Vern Gardner – 1945-49
Josh Grant – 1988-91/1992-93
Alex Jensen – 1994-95/1997-2000
Jeff Jonas – 1973-77
Jeff Judkins – 1974-78
Bill Kinner – 1932-36
Billy McGill – 1959-62
Andre Miller – 1995-99
Mike Newlin – 1968-71
Keith Van Horn – 1993-97
Danny Vranes – 1977-81

This is a list of the players who will be at the game

1930s

Verl Wilde – 1938

Parry Wilson – 1938

1940s

Arnie Ferrin – 1947

Fred Lewis – 1944

Bob Lewis – 1944

Wat Misaka – 1947

Glynn Petersen – 1947

Fred Sheffield – 1945

Herb Wilkinson – 1944

Jimmy Woodward – 1944

1950s

Robert Beall – 1953

R.L. Benson – 1957

Morris Buckwater – 1956

Art Bunte – 1956

DeLyle Condie – 1959

Paul Grant – 1952

Gary Hale – 1958

Milt Kane – 1958

Alden Lewis – 1954

Jack Mannion – 1957

Bill Maxwell – 1955

Lyle Rich – 1953

Glen Smith – 1952

1960s

John Allen – 1963

Keith Ancell – 1960

Joe Aufderheide – 1962

Leonard Black – 1966

Jerry Chambers – 1966

Steve Cotterell – 1967

George Fisher – 1966

Danny Hawes – 1964

Allen Holmes – 1963

Bernard Kroeger – 1965

Lyndon Mackay – 1968

Steve McDonough

Billy McGill – 1962

Jeff Ockel – 1968

Dick Paul

Jim Rhead – 1961

Skip Sedivec – 1964

Richard Tate – 1966

Spence Thurgood – 1965

Fred Wheeler – 1962

1970s

Dan Cowan – 1973

Greg Deane – 1978

Mike Dunn – 1978

Ken Gardner – 1971

Terry Gardner – 1972

Tony Hodges – 1977

Jeff Jonas – 1977

Jay Judkins – 1978

Rich Kieval – 1977

Jim Mahler – 1971

Tyrone Medley – 1974

Mike Newlin – 1971

Craig Nielsen – 1974

Brad Smith – 1977

Doug Terry – 1976

Randy White – 1975

Charlie Whiting – 1974

1980s

Mike Bozner – 1983

Tom Chambers – 1981

Steve Folsom – 1981

George Furgis – 1983

Gale Gondrezick – 1988

Craig Hammer – 1982

Manny Hendrix – 1986

Scott Hill – 1984

Pace Mannion – 1983

Jim Marsh – 1981

Tim McLaughlin – 1985

Reid Monson – 1989

Sie Moore – 1987

Bill Perkins – 1989

Clyde Rivers – 1986

Watkins Singletary – 1989

Mitch Smith – 1988

Albert Springs – 1987

Danny Vranes – 1981

Peter Williams – 1983

1990s

Brett Allen – 1998

Greg Barratt – 1998

Larry Cain – 1993

Ben Caton – 1997

Doug Chapman – 1996

Ty Church – 1997

Joeff Connolly – 1994

Mike Doleac – 1998

Mike Gill – 1992

Josh Grant – 1994

Drew Hansen – 1996

Jon Hansen – 1990

Ryan Hunt – 1995

Brandon Jesse – 1996

Kelly Leonard – 1997

M’Kay McGrath – 1992

Ralph McKinney – 1991

Doug Meacham – 1996

Andre Miller – 1999

Sean Mooney – 1991

Terry Preston – 1996

Mark Rydalch – 1996

Craig Rydalch – 1996

Jimmy Soto – 1993

Andy Tanner – 1993

Andre Thompson – 1997

Keith Van Horn – 1997

Walter Watt – 1991

2000s

Nate Althoff – 2001

Andrew Bogut – 2005

Trace Caton – 2003

Tim Drisdom – 2006

Tony Harvey – 2000

Casey Iverson – 2006

Marc Jackson – 2005

Jeff Johnsen – 2002

Brandon Sluga – 2000

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