The talk surrounding Utah basketball this season has been a non-conference schedule most criticized as soft.
That criticism won't be able to be made next year or the year after.
A source tells the Salt Lake Tribune that Utah will make several moves to beef up future schedules - the most prominent being a matchup against national power Kansas in 2014. The series will be a one year deal and will be played at a neutral site in Kansas City. Bill Self's team - with another banner recruiting class coming in - will almost assuredly present Larry Krystkowiak with a top-10 opponent.
Furthermore, the source says the Utes are verbally commited to play in the 2015 Puerto Rico tip-off tournament, now one of the premier of its kind nationally. The field in Puerto Rico this season included Michigan, Georgetown, Virginia Commonwealth, Florida State and Kansas State.