A Little Known Fact: Kyle Whittingham, the highly successful University of Utah football coach, was once scheduled to be the football coach at the College of Eastern Utah.
Prior to the decision by CEU to drop the gridiron sport, Whittingham was to coach the Golden Eagle squad in the early 1980's. At the time, players in the NFL went on strike and teams were in the process of signing replacement players.
Whittingham signed on for a short career as a replacement player in the NFL rather than coach at CEU. It is notable that the Utah coach still lists CEU as coaching experience in his resume.
Carbon High graduate Morgan Warburton has scored more than 1,000 points in her first three years with the University of Utah women's basketball team. Now in her senior year at the U, she continues to add on to her point total, getting 25 in her last game. She is being mentioned prominently in pre-season All-American lists being circulated by national sports pages. Morgan led her Carbon High team to a state championship her senior year with the Dinos. Some games being played by the Ute women's team are being televised by MTN, a channel available locally through DirecTV. The Utah High School Activities Association, the governing body over high school extra curricular activities of the state's high schools, apparently has pulled back somewhat on a proposal lower the limit on number of games permissible in the various sports. The new plan to be submitted for approval will only involve Class 1-A and Class 2-A schools. The association noted that these are primarily rural schools, widely separated and requiring a great deal of class time loss due to travel. Carbon, although considered a rural school, will not be affected if the proposal is finally approved.
A letter published in the Sun Advocate's public forum earlier this year erroneously accused the local school board of advocating the cutting back of scholastics sports. The local school board does not set policy for the activities association, only having a representative on the board of the association.