Does every college in Utah need NCAA athletics?

by Dan Burton and Shon Harris Does every Utah institution of higher education need NCAA sports? Let us put that differently: should students and taxpayers be subsidizing NCAA sports in Utah to the tune of $56M or could that money be prioritized for other needs, such as lowering student costs and fees? A couple weeks ago (or more, but we’re slow, okay?) the Utah State Auditor’s office released an analysis of subsidization of the NCAA by Utah, and it had all the impact of a bird pooping on the shiny glass of the Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium.…

Public Lands Debate at SUU [video]

Public lands debate: who will best manage public lands in Utah: the state or the federal government? The following is a video of a public lands debate over control of public lands in Utah.  The debate took place  September 18, 2014 at Southern Utah University in Cedar City. Becky Lockhart, Utah Speaker of the House and Ken Ivory Utah State Representative spoke in favor of the State of Utah taking over management and title to Utah’s Public Lands. Dr. Bob Keiter, Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment University…