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