BYU apologizes for scoreboard taunt

Thursday afternoon BYU officials issued an apology for a brief message that displayed on the scoreboard following BYU’s 78-72 win over visiting USU. The message read: “Dear UT St. Enjoy the LOSS! (heart)/Your Big Brother BYU!'”Here is BYU’s statement regarding that message:”As a university, we apologize for the inappropriate message that was briefly posted on the BYU scoreboard at the end of the Utah State-BYU men’s basketball game. BYU’s athletic director Tom Holmoe also has apologized to Utah State’s athletic director, Scott Barnes. As Tom explained to him, the university is extremely sorry for this message, which does not reflect the sentiment of BYU Athletics or the university.”Athletics does not operate the scoreboard in the Marriott Center; instead, this is handled by the university’s IT department. In this incident, the usual person was not at work because of a family emergency. The student employee filling in took the liberty of putting up what he thought was a humorous message. This matter has been addressed with the student, who regrets his action.”

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