@ Obama10The persecution complex needs to stop.BYU
simply does not meet the academic standards of the PAC-12. The importance of
Utah's school of medicine and cancer research can not be understated. Add
in the fact that Sunday play is a huge inconvenience, especially for the Olympic
sports. Don't forget the Big XII passed on BYU too, and those schools are
far more conservative. Perhaps the problem lies with BYU, and not everybody
else that is supposedly out to 'get' them.
@Eliot. I guess you couldn't hear the sarcasm through my keyboard, but
thank you for your explanation. When the PAC 10+2 didn't ask BYU to join,
but did extend an offer to Utah, was that BYU was not a "research
institution"; when we all know it was really religious bigotry. I agree
that Utah and USU both have great Universities with great research coming from
both as well as research from BYU.
Well Obama, assuming you are asking a serious question, I will try to answer it
for you. The major research institutions in the state of Utah are the
University of Utah and Utah State University. Although most faculty at BYU are
engaged in research, their mission and commitment is to high quality
undergraduate education. They are very good at achieving their objective. Far
more research money flows into the two state universities than goes to BYU
because that is a much higher priority at those two institutions. The two state
universities are very good at fulfilling their missions. It is not surprising
that the Deseret News highlights BYU research which is often very high quality.
The cupid thing is trivial and only gets attention because its Valentine's
Day. I am affiliated with BYU and I am very proud of their accomplishments but
I am also proud of the accomplishments of other schools who represent my state
I keep seeing articles in the Deseret News about "BYU Researchers", but
I am told by the PAC-12 that there is only one "Research University" in
Utah. Can someone please explain?