SCHOOLS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SCHOOLS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Prep football: A tale of two Utah football programs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225114-77/football-bingham-cyprus-schools.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225114-77/football-bingham-cyprus-schools.html.csp">Prep football: A tale of two Utah football programs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:02:38.725-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Bingham and Cyprus High football programs should have much in common. Both schools trace their roots to the blue-collar families who once worked at the Kennecott Copper Mine and Smelter. The Miners and Pirates represent communities on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley that contain loyal fan bases. Yet, as far as success goes, the 17 miles that separate Bingham and Cyprus are as great as the length of the entire state. Since Cyprus alum and former Pirates coach Dave Peck took over Bingha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58225114@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:02:38 MDT Prep football: Ten questions as season begins http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58309578-190/state-teams-schools-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58309578-190/state-teams-schools-football.html.csp">Prep football: Ten questions as season begins</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom wharton | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T23:43:17.897-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the 2014 high school football season opens, fans are getting ready for Friday night lights. Here are 10 burning questions worth asking. &lt;freeform&gt; Can Regions 3 and 4 continue their dominance of Class 5A? &lt;img src=”http://local.sltrib.com/online/preps/bingham.JPG” width=”55%”&gt; A year ago, not one team from Region 1 or Region 2 managed to win a state tournament game against schools from Utah County and the south end of Salt Lake County. With Bingham. Brighton, Jordan, Herri...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309578@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:43:17 MDT Despite concerns, school board confirms Utah interim superintendent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58323953-78/board-coleman-superintendent-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58323953-78/board-coleman-superintendent-state.html.csp">Despite concerns, school board confirms Utah interim superintendent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T07:08:16.855-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 07:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The state school board voted to officially appoint Joel Coleman as interim state superintendent Thursday night despite objections about his wife’s pending lawsuit against education officials and his lack of public school teaching experience. Board leaders decided last week to appoint Coleman — current superintendent of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind — spurring criticism from some that the full board should have made that call in a public meeting. In response to those concerns, board...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323953@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:08:16 MDT Kragthorpe: UHSAA’s ‘Success Factor’ would boost downtrodden teams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58296624-190/football-schools-uhsaa-winning.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58296624-190/football-schools-uhsaa-winning.html.csp">Kragthorpe: UHSAA’s ‘Success Factor’ would boost downtrodden teams</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:00:57.491-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Having just introduced a sixth class of football to give more schools a genuine chance of winning a state championship, the Utah High School Activities Association now is considering realignment strategy that would reward losing. Yeah, that’s just what we need — tanking in prep football. That’s the extreme, cynical view of the proposal that would enable some schools to drop in classification and have a better opportunity of winning in the future. The “Success Factor” plan actually is creative, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296624@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:00:57 MDT New Utah charter school for kids with autism opens doors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314242-78/spectrum-kids-campus-autism.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314242-78/spectrum-kids-campus-autism.html.csp">New Utah charter school for kids with autism opens doors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:32:48.157-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pleasant Grove • The first day of school at Spectrum Academy on Tuesday looked slightly different from others around the state. Sure, kids bounced through hallways toting new backpacks as teachers herded them into classrooms. But in many of those rooms, the lights stayed off to help keep students calmer. Youngsters fiddled with foam blocks or balls of clay to help them focus. Some flapped their hands, and others carried headphones to muffle sharp noises. “It’s a place where the kids can feel sa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314242@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:32:48 MDT BYU’s Holmoe says ruling on improper benefits imminent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58317730-88/holmoe-byu-ncaa-schools.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58317730-88/holmoe-byu-ncaa-schools.html.csp">BYU’s Holmoe says ruling on improper benefits imminent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:49:44.004-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU should learn this week whether it will be punished by the NCAA for providing alleged improper benefits to some of its student-athletes, Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe told reporters Wednesday in a far-reaching roundtable discussion regarding the school’s sports programs. Holmoe said BYU submitted the findings of its own internal investigation to the NCAA months ago after allegations surfaced regarding former director of football operations Duane Busby. The school recently heard fro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317730@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:49:44 MDT Will: Fed up with cupcake cops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58317717-82/government-schools-cupcake-designed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58317717-82/government-schools-cupcake-designed.html.csp">Will: Fed up with cupcake cops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T01:01:05.157-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In physics, a unified field theory is an attempt to explain with a single hypothesis the behavior of several fields. Its political corollary is the Cupcake Postulate, which explains everything, from Missouri to Iraq, concerning Americans’ comprehensive withdrawal of confidence from government at all levels and all areas of activity. Washington’s response to the menace of school bake sales illustrates progressivism’s ratchet: The federal government subsidizes school lunches, so it mu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317717@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:01:05 MDT BYU's Holmoe says football series with Irish facing 4th-and-long http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58318847-65/byu-holmoe-series-dame.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58318847-65/byu-holmoe-series-dame.html.csp">BYU's Holmoe says football series with Irish facing 4th-and-long</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:30:33.666-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe held another roundtable discussion with reporters who cover BYU sports on Wednesday morning, something he tries to do about two times a year. You can read about the most newsworthy item discussed today — Holmoe’s acknowledgement that the NCAA will likely render a decision on the results of BYU’s self-reported improper benefits investigation in the next few days — in this report in The Salt Lake Tribune. Holmoe answered dozens of questions in the chat that lasted...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318847@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:30:33 MDT Holmoe: SEC, ACC not backing off snub of BYU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58319046-65/byu-conferences-holmoe-schedule.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58319046-65/byu-conferences-holmoe-schedule.html.csp">Holmoe: SEC, ACC not backing off snub of BYU</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T17:19:02.572-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last May, it was reported that the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conferences, presumably acting independently, told BYU’s football program in so many words that it wasn’t good enough. The SEC and the ACC decided that football games against independent BYU don’t count in their mandates that their member schools play at least one BCS-level non-conference opponent a year. The news reverberated around Provo and the rest of Utah for days, and BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe immediately responded t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58319046@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:19:02 MDT Utah schools to get record $39.2 million in trust money http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314377-78/schools-money-trust-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314377-78/schools-money-trust-utah.html.csp">Utah schools to get record $39.2 million in trust money</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T21:20:24.64-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah schools have received a record $39.2 million from School LAND Trust funds for the coming school year. ”School community councils will be receiving about 5 percent more money this year,” said Tim Donaldson, School Children’s Trust director for the Utah State Board of Education, in a news release. “This has become a substantial funding source for our schools, and allows parents a way to get involved and have a voice in helping improve the education of our students.” Each year, all Utah publ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314377@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:20:24 MDT Pay to Play: Utah ADs anxious about shifting landscape http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58293713-77/ncaa-athletes-college-model.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58293713-77/ncaa-athletes-college-model.html.csp">Pay to Play: Utah ADs anxious about shifting landscape</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T13:01:29.496-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 01:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When the NCAA v. O’Bannon verdict came down this month, some experts predicted federal Judge Claudia Wilken’s ruling would have a powerful and sweeping effect in college sports. It would crack open a door that could let student-athletes earn income from their image. But Utah State University athletic director Scott Barnes wasn’t exactly holding his breath. Before Wilken’s decision, Barnes predicted that the NCAA would lose the case initially, then appeal. Barnes hopes, for the sake of college at...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293713@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:01:29 MDT Letter: Utah schools get a good bang for tax bucks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58297750-82/utah-schools-states-5335.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58297750-82/utah-schools-states-5335.html.csp">Letter: Utah schools get a good bang for tax bucks</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:28:06.133-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A recently published study ranks the Utah public school system as 21st overall in the United States (http://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-best-schools/5335/). Highlights include the fact that Utah is best (tied with Iowa and Minnesota) with the lowest percentage of children who repeated one or more grades — despite having the next to last position in the Pupil to Teacher ratio (ahead of only California). We regularly read about the relatively low amount spent per student by Utah’s public sch...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297750@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:28:06 MDT Rampell: Everybody gets an A http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58288466-82/grades-students-princeton-schools.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58288466-82/grades-students-princeton-schools.html.csp">Rampell: Everybody gets an A</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washngton Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T11:08:55.212-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Grade deflation is dead. Long live grade inflation! Starting around the mid-20th century, a pandemic of meaninglessly high grades swept the nation. Steadily, the Gentleman’s C was replaced by the Gentleman’s B-pluses. Soon even B-pluses’ grew ungentlemanly, with more and more grades compressed into the narrow band spanning from A-minus to A-plus. College administrators and educators saw this as a problem, but each school feared the blowback that would come from being the first ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288466@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:08:55 MDT Letter: Schools just a product of bully culture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284632-82/bullying-schools-teachers-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284632-82/bullying-schools-teachers-public.html.csp">Letter: Schools just a product of bully culture</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:54:03.041-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Adults worry, discuss and employ a variety of programs to address problems of bullying in our youth. A recent letter discussed bullying in public schools (“Don’t ignore bullying,” August 9). As an educator who has witnessed intimidation in both private religious and public schools, I believe that to effectively address this issue we must understand that we are a culture of aggressors and intimidators. Adults model offensive behaviors daily. Principals, staff, teachers, parents, siblings and f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284632@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:54:03 MDT Kragthorpe: Power 5-only scheduling would hurt USU, BYU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58284106-77/power-usu-state-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58284106-77/power-usu-state-football.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Power 5-only scheduling would hurt USU, BYU</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T23:11:28.628-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 11:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan Matt Wells’ degree of disgust said everything about the growth of Utah State’s football program. The Aggie coach criticized his offense’s performance in Saturday’s practice, in comparison to USU’s “elite standards.” Wow, when did this happen? In its own way, Wells’ rant showed how far the Aggies have come. They’re respectable now, having moved way beyond any reasonable projections as of five years ago when former coach Gary Andersen took over the program. But what happens now? Can the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284106@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:11:28 MDT White students no longer to be majority in U.S. schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279028-68/schools-students-hispanic-minority.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279028-68/schools-students-hispanic-minority.html.csp">White students no longer to be majority in U.S. schools</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T19:56:44.127-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 07:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kennett Square, Pa. • For the first time, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children. The changing demographics of American education are apparent inside Jane Cornell’s summer school classroom, where giggling grade-schoolers mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language. The sign outside the classroom reads “Welcome” and “Bienvenidos” in polished handwriti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582790282014-08-09T19:56:44.127-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T19:56:44.127-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279028@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:56:44 MDT Letter: Don’t ignore the signs of bullying http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58271884-82/bullying-schools-public-reports.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58271884-82/bullying-schools-public-reports.html.csp">Letter: Don’t ignore the signs of bullying</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T17:04:17.165-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bullying has been in the news a lot lately, and as a mother of a young child, it’s frightening to think about what could happen to my child because of the increase in bullying at our public schools. I understand that schools cannot follow up every report of bullying, and that some kids will grow out of it, but research shows that 40 percent of the boys identified as bullies in grades six through nine had three or more arrests by the age of 30. We have to find a better way to help bullies in the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271884@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:04:17 MDT Latest developments in collegiate athletics could put many sports in jeopardy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58276164-55/schools-sports-funds-larger.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58276164-55/schools-sports-funds-larger.html.csp">Latest developments in collegiate athletics could put many sports in jeopardy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T12:40:04.824-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 12:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">None of Utah State's school officials, including athletic director Scott Barnes, were available to comment on Thursday's vote that gives the power conferences autonomy. The silence isn't much of a surprise since most expect the gap to grow between the power conferences and other leagues, including the schools in the Mountain West Conference. Really, there isn't much of a positive spin the small schools can say about the current situation. Best to move forward and see just how the autonomy might ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276164@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:40:04 MDT NCAA reforms could create chasm between Utah, BYU and USU (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58272437-77/power-schools-ncaa-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58272437-77/power-schools-ncaa-college.html.csp">NCAA reforms could create chasm between Utah, BYU and USU (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T22:02:19.466-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The difference between the power programs in college athletics and the have-nots is about to get more clear-cut than ever before. The power balance of the NCAA has shifted after the board of directors of college sports’ governing body voted 16-2 in favor of a new structure that will give more influence to the 65 schools in the “Power 5” conferences of Division I: ACC, Big 10, Big 12, SEC and Pac-12 — the latter includes the University of Utah. Under the reforms, the NCAA’s Power 5 — the upper cr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58272437@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:02:19 MDT Questions abound for BYU athletics due to NCAA governance structure changes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58274626-65/byu-student-athletes-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58274626-65/byu-student-athletes-football.html.csp">Questions abound for BYU athletics due to NCAA governance structure changes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T23:32:03.502-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 11:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At about the same time word started spreading that the NCAA’s board of directors had voted 16-2 in favor of a new governance model that will seemingly put more distance between the haves and the have-nots in college football, the BYU Cougars were breaking huddle on their sixth practice session of preseason training camp. Coach Bronco Mendenhall got the word from an aide as he was walking off the practice field, so he was prepared to answer the questions I had for him about his thoughts on the gr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58274626@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:32:03 MDT