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One of the more decorated rivalries in all of college rugby will not be played in 2016/2017, as Utah and Brigham Young will not be renewing the Wasatch Cup in 2017. The game was typically a sellout and often streamed, with a massive traveling trophy going to the victor.
The series has been dominated by the Cougars. Not since 2010, in a non-Wasatch Cup friendly have the Utes beaten them. That same year, the Cougars beat Utah to retain the traveling trophy. The last time Utah actually won the Wasatch Cup game was in 2005.
Since that split season in '10, BYU's margin of victory has pretty steadily improved, with the Cougars beating the Utes by 18 in 2011, 16 in 2012, 20 in 2014, 45 in 2015 and 37 in 2016. In 2013 the rivalry was forced to take a break when the Utah program was suspended, but the match was reinstated the following season.
Utah's schedule was published with the omission Tuesday, while BYU's schedule has not yet been released. The Utes essentially play in two separate conferences. In the fall they play the teams in the West - Air Force, Colorado, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming. In the spring they play in the PAC with the likes of Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, UCLA and USC. This spring they play all of those foes, as well as a road game at St. Mary's and in-state friendlies with Dixie State, UVU and Utah State.