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BYU apologizes to USU for videoboard message after basketball game

Published November 18, 2010 3:24 pm

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This just sent out by BYU regarding the message that was on the videoboard at the Marriott Center after last night's BYU-Utah State basketball game: Here's a link to the message from YouTube. BYU has issued the following statement concerning a message that appeared on the Marriott Center scoreboard following the BYU-Utah State men's basketball game on Wednesday evening.As a university, we apologize for the inappropriate message that was briefly posted on the BYU scoreboard at the end of the Utah State-BYU men's basketball game. BYU's athletic director Tom Holmoe also has apologized to Utah State's athletic director, Scott Barnes. As Tom explained to him, the university is extremely sorry for this message, which does not reflect the sentiment of BYU Athletics or the university. Athletics does not operate the scoreboard in the Marriott Center; instead, this is handled by the university's IT department. In this incident, the usual person was not at work because of a family emergency. The student employee filling in took the liberty of putting up what he thought was a humorous message. This matter has been addressed with the student, who regrets his action.