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Published: Friday, June 29 2012 9:07 p.m. MDT

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Red Leader
Bountiful, UT

"While BYU is one of the marquee programs in the country, Talley said other programs like Utah Valley, Weber State and Utah State are all great options for boys and girls athletes to fulfill their collegiate dreams."

It seems like there was a school left out of that list... nice journalism.

Heater
BALA CYNWYD, PA

REd Leader, since it was a quote, I guess according to your journalism ethics, the reporter should've ADDED Utah, SUU and Dixie so no one is excluded, even though the subject didn't say it. Interesting perspective. I think I agree, the more I think about it. If we disagree with something someone says, just change it. Or, enhance athletes quotes to make them appear smarter. You're right. That kind of journalism would be more PC and palatable.

vance
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Imagine if we had 600 scholarships for learning understanding and the protection of our Constitution what a better country we would have and money well spent. Instead we have an out of control Government teaching our children the fractured History THEY want them to know and believe. Remind you of someone else doing this very same thing ?

Heater
BALA CYNWYD, PA

Vance, if you and say, 60 to 70,000 of your friends are willing to pay say, $50 every Saturday in the fall to watch kids learning about the Constitution, I think it would work.

Univ of Alabama professors in the 70's were apparently incensed that so much money was being spent on the football program and Bear Bryant famously retorted, "if you can get 90,000 folks in Tuscaloosa to come every Saturday and watch the kids conducting experiments in the chemistry lab, then you'd have a valid argument."

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@red leader

Well Talley is a Cross Country coach and until a year ago utah didn't even have a program. Why would he mention them? They are not a factor at all unless it is just a kid wanting a scholarship. Talley was talking about GOOD programs, GOOD options, not startups with no relevence.

GBBFan
South Jordan, UT

Does Mark Graham think they are giving scholarships away girls.
"Almost 100 percent of the girls that have some ability, some commitment and are well-coached can get some type of scholarship” Really. One only needs to look at the number of girls in sports and the numbers with scholarships to see the statement is wrong. Girls scholarships are just as competitive as boys are and each college has the same number to give to each sex. An article on the NCAA scholarship limits per sport for D1 and D2 might be a good list for people to know also D3 can give no scholarships.

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