Perhaps the biggest announcement the week of the 183rd annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came late on Easter Sunday. The LDS Church announced plans to purchase Utah State University, renaming the 125 year old school BYU-Logan.
The Church cites increasing tension between Aggie fans and Cougar fans as the reason for the purchase.
“We hope this move will defuse any tension between Aggie fans and Cougar fans. Now fans from both schools can cheer for BYU, regardless if they’re from Logan or Provo”, said a church spokesperson.
Utah State University officials point to a dramatic drop in school enrollment, in large part due to the Church’s announcement last fall that young men are now eligible to serve LDS missions at 18 years of age.
“They joke around and call us their little brother. Now they can call us their twin brother,” said a school spokesperson.
Of course, Monday is April 1st and we hope Aggie fans can appreciate a good April Fool’s joke when they read one!