Another Tough Slate for Weber State

Another Tough Slate for Weber State


Coach Randy Rahe has never backed away from a tough game. As a program in the Big Sky there usually is not much of a choice in the matter. You get the games you can, but Weber State is again bringing some quality teams to Ogden, Utah. A couple in-state powers will make the trip to the Dee Events Center. First it will be perennial WAC favorite Utah State visiting on November 15th and then Utah, a new member of the Pac-12, in late December.

Hosting those two teams is nothing new as the teams in the state generally rotate home and away every other year, but as Utah State and Utah continue to build on their successes, or at least their perceptions in a perceived better conference, those games sound more impressive. It is getting those other non-conference home games that are tough. Last year besides hosting BYU, Weber State’s only other non-conference home game against a Division I opponent was a match-up with independent Seattle. This year they have four non-conference home games against Division I opponents.

Besides Utah and Utah State, Weber State will also host San Jose State of the WAC and Southern Utah of the Summit League. Getting those home games is a big deal, but Coach Rahe littered the schedule with some tough road games as well, most notably against BYU and California. The Wildcats will also participate in the St. Mary’s Classic where they could match-up with the Gaels in a rematch of a late season game during the 2010-2011 campaign.

With the Wildcats expected to be a contender, as usual, in the Big Sky, the Dee Events Center should be rocking for those big non-conference games. It is an exciting year to be a Wildcat fan when teams like Utah State and Utah come to town and your team should be preparing for a run at a conference title. Pending on how things go, Weber State could have another big game in February as they get to host a BracketBusters game this year. That match-up will not be announced until January, but if Weber State is having as good of a year as many expect, there should be another quality opponent headed to Ogden.

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