Brad Rock: Religion expert sees Cougars at a crossroads

Published: Thursday, Oct. 20 2011 3:24 p.m. MDT

As to whether it can work on the highest level, he said, "I'd like to say yes, but if you just look at the media and the advertising and what drives the networks, I don't see a great space for much compromise, though I think there should be." Christmas Day, he adds, is a special day for all of Christendom, but also a big day for both football and basketball.

"It's not all bad, because it's forcing the BYU community to really gaze at themselves and sort out who they are and what they're about and how to take that and move into the next 15, 20, 30, 40 years. It's anxiety-provoking right now."

A religious man will tell you there should be a place for faith-based decisions in big college sports.

If you ask the commissioner of a major conference, maybe not.


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