Tag: Big 12

Influential Mormons pushed for church-owned BYU in Big 12

Source: The Desert News SALT LAKE CITY — Some of Utah’s most influential Mormons, including Mitt Romney, Gov. Gary Herbert and the president of the Utah Jazz, lobbied to get the private, Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University an invitation to join the lucrative Big 12 athletic conference. Jazz President Steve Starks said BYU was asked not

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