News Clips for August 12, 2020

‘Heartbroken’: Utah players react to Pac-12’s postponing of college football

As news broke Tuesday that the Pac-12 Conference has postponed fall sports, Twitter users naturally reacted. Most notably, a few University of Utah football players shared their thoughts about the news soon after it was made official.

Pac-12 Postpones Fall Football Season, May Play In Spring

The University of Utah’s fall football season has been postponed after the Pac-12 CEO Group voted to not play sports in the fall. This comes after the Big Ten announced that they have canceled the fall sports season including football. They are also looking at potentially playing in the spring.

The long-term side effect of COVID-19 that is giving administrators pause

Pac-12 coaches and athletic directors have been informed of a long-term effect of COVID-19 that is giving them pause on continuing to hold workouts and play sports in the fall.

Cancellation of Pac-12 sports will be an economic blow to Salt Lake, Utah

Sitting in the shadow of Rice-Eccles Stadium, the Porcupine Pub and Grill has a completely different energy on game days. Patrons often spill out onto the street, rain or shine, waiting for a seat during what floor manager Codi Winn says are by far the restaurant’s busiest days.

School districts adjusting air conditioning systems to slow the spread of COVID-19

The first day of school is less than a couple weeks away for some students. Health care officials say the number of kids being diagnosed with COVID-19 is on the rise, and educators are trying to ensure the school buildings, themselves, don’t contribute to the spread of the virus through the air conditioning systems.

Utah COVID-19 test turnaround times vary widely, audit finds

362 new coronavirus cases reported Tuesday, 4 new deaths.

According to science, your hair can reveal these secrets about your life

Who knew a few strands of hair could pack such a powerful informational punch. It sounds preposterous at first, but researchers from the University of Utah were able to analyze dietary trends among different U.S. socioeconomic brackets using nothing but hair samples collected from participants.