Utah, Arizona rematch to happen in Tuscon November 1 with UNLV also present

The Utah Utes have released their 2014-2015 schedule, which will include a road rematch of one of last year’s most memorable upsets.

Utah knocked off the Arizona Wildcats in Utah last fall, the start to a tumultuous regular season for Zona and a major statement for Utah. This year, the two teams will rematch in Tuscon, with UNLV making things a triangular. That meet is scheduled for November 1.

The Utah schedule is notable for how many split-squad meets it will feature. Coach Joe Dykstra noted this in the team’s press release. “We will have to split the squad (men/women, swimmers/divers) more often than I would like,” he said, “but I think this schedule will best prepare our swimmers and divers for the Pac-12 and NCAA Championship meets at the end of the season.”

The women will open things up against Stanford on September 26th, getting the first look at the Cardinal’s monster recruiting class that includes Simone Manuel and Janet Hu. The men and women compete in an intrasquad meet the following day.

It appears the team has a pair of mid-season rest meets, with some athletes attending the Texas Invite and others the Colorado Mesa Invite, both on December 4-6.

Some more notable meets: the women host Cal on November 14, and the men take on USC late in the season, on February 20-21, just a few weeks before the Pac-12 Championships.

The full schedule is below, and you can also find it on the Utah website here.

Utah Swimming & Diving 14-15 Schedule

Date         Opponent               Location                  Time

Sept. 26     Stanford* (w)          Salt Lake City, Utah      2:30 p.m.

Sept. 27     Alumni Meet            Salt Lake City, Utah       TBA

Oct. 3-4     Intermountain Shootout   Grand Junction, Colorado       All Day

Oct. 8       Boise State (w)        Boise, Idaho                     6:00 p.m.

Nov.1        Arizona*/UNLV         Las Vegas, Nevada                2:00 p.m.

Nov. 7       Mesa State (m)         Salt Lake City, Utah             2:00 p.m.

Nov. 14      California*(w)         Salt Lake City, Utah             2:00 p.m.

Nov. 21-13   Georgia Tech Invitational (Diving)     Atlanta, Ga.     All Day

Dec. 4-6     Texas Swimming Invitational            Austin, Texas    All Day

             Colorado Mesa Invitational           Grand Junction, Colo.    All Day

Jan. 9       Arizona State*                         Tempe, Arizona           TBA

Jan. 16-18   UCLA Diving Invitational               Los Angeles, Calif.      All Day

Jan. 23      Denver                                 Salt Lake City, Utah     4:00 p.m.

Jan. 30-31   Air Force Diving Invitational          Colorado Springs, Colo.  All Day

Feb. 6       Oregon State* (w)                      Salt Lake City, Utah     5:00 p.m.

Feb. 7       BYU                                    Salt Lake City, Utah     11:00 a.m.

Fri. 13      Washington State* (w)                  Pullman, Wash.           5:00 p.m.

Feb. 14      Idaho (w)                            Moscow, Idaho            10:30 a.m.

Feb. 20-21   Southern California* (m)               Salt Lake City, Utah     Fri. 6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.

Feb. 25-28   Women’s Pac-12 Championships           Federal Way, Wash.       All Day

                & Pac-12 Diving Championships

Mar. 4-7     Men’s Pac-12 Championships             Federal Way, Wash.        All Day

Mar. 9-11    NCAA Zone E Diving Meet                Colorado Springs, Colo.   All Day

Mar. 19-21   Women’s NCAA Championships             Greensboro, N.C.          All Day

Mar. 26-28   Men’s NCAA Championships               Iowa City, Iowa           All Day

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6 years ago

Look, utah beat zona last year because they didn’t bring a whole team. Almost every event zona only had two guys. When you look at it that way, it isn’t a surprise Utah beat them. It will be drastically different this year

Reply to  realist
6 years ago

Incorrect. Last I looked at the meet results, Zona had three per event, including diving.

Reply to  realist
6 years ago

Realist you are more like ignorant due to the fact that Arizona got taken down fair and square. They left back one backstroker. Get your facts straight before you trash talk a team on the up swing.

6 years ago

Realist I am quite certain Arizona wishes they had brought a larger team if thats the case.

6 years ago

This is the third season in a row where the Utah men do not swim either Stanford or Cal during the regular season. I’m a bit surprised the PAC 12 conference allows that.

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