Larry Krystkowiak recalls apology from Nick Emery
(KUTV) - The Utes and Cougars will do battle back on the hardwood after the series took a year off in 2016. It was a very eventful and controversial halting of a historic rivalry that even drew interest from Utah politicians. At the center of it is a lasting image of then BYU Guard Nick Emery, who is a Lone Peak High School product, throwing a punch and then Utah Guard Brandon Taylor. Emery was ejected and the announcement was made to follow that Utah’s interest in playing the Cougars annually had waned.
At a recent press conference Coach Krystkowiak reminisces about an apology he actually got from Emery over text message. A nice ending point to an otherwise sour story for both sides of the rivalry.