News Clips for June 18, 2020

Mascot Day: Fun Facts About State Of Utah’s Sports Mascots

Did you know June 17th every year is National Mascot Day? I’m guessing you probably didn’t, but now you know. In honor of National Mascot Day, here are some fun facts that you might not know about the sports mascots in our beloved state of Utah.

‘Trib Talk’ Town Hall: A conversation about police reform in Utah

Protesters in Utah and across the country are calling for change in how law enforcement operates and is funded. Amid those calls to defund and disband the police, local leaders are looking at budgets, citizen review boards and more.

Nearly $1 billion in state budget cuts: What does that mean for education, other projects?

Number-crunchers at the Capitol project an $850 million budget shortfall tied to the coronavirus.

Utah spending plan would tap reserves to avoid slashing money for schools, social services

A new state proposal for absorbing the economic shockwaves from COVID-19 would slash spending across Utah government but spare public education and social services from the most dramatic cuts.

Utah athletic department seeking fan input on how to make Rice-Eccles Stadium safe this fall

University of Utah athletics has sent out a survey to its football season ticket holders soliciting responses on stadium readiness and how to provide the best fan experience possible this fall.

NCAA approves plan for 6-week runway to 2020 college football season

College football is (officially) coming back. At least, if we’re talking about practice. The NCAA’s Division I council announced Wednesday the approval of a model for a modified preseason that will allow teams a six-week runway to the 2020 season, which begins for most schools on Saturday, Sept. 5.