Red Wins Spring Game on Last Second Field Goal

SALT LAKE CITY – In the 17th annual Red White game at Rice-Eccles Stadium today, the Red team came away victorious on a last second field goal to claim the 25-23 win.

Senior Matt Gay lined up to knock in a 57-yard field goal just seconds after the White team had taken a 23-22 lead in the fourth quarter, but the All-American from Orem, Utah, didn’t hesitate and blasted it between the uprights for the win.
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U2 “Claw” Stage to Return to Salt Lake Permanently

In June of 2009, Brent Andersen – the founder and CEO of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Salt Lake City – headed over to Barcelona, Spain to see U2 kick off their 360° world tour. Long before he even got to his seat at Camp Nou stadium, he caught glimpse of the Claw, the single largest stage ever constructed. “I didn’t even want to walk into the stadium,” says Andersen. “I was kind of holding up the line because I just wanted to look at it and take it in. I didn’t really view it as just simply a functional piece of architecture. For me, it was a dynamic sculpture. It was a work of art.”

When the aquarium acquired nine new acres of nearby land for an expansion, Andersen’s mind went back to the Claw and an article he read about how the group was selling it. Boston real estate firm Panther Managementeven launched a website to showcase how it could be used as a permanent concert stage, an exhibition hall, a theme park, a civic plaza or even a biodome. Andersen reached out and struck a deal to acquire the one used on the North American tour. (Another claw was used for the European dates and a third one appears to have been disassembled.) If all goes according to plan, it will be fully in place by June of 2019.

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Red Rocks win Salt Lake NCAA Regional

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah gymnastics team scored 197.475 to win the Salt Lake City regional and advance to nationals for a record 43rd consecutive year.

California’s 196.725 earned the second spot to join Utah in St. Louis for the semifinals. Auburn finished in third with 196.525, followed by BYU (196.30), Stanford (195.60), and Southern Utah (194.625).

“That was so fun,” MaKenna Merrell-Giles said. “Regionals is always a lot of fun, especially when we get to do it in front of our home crowd.”

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Love Loud Fest headed for Rice-Eccles

SALT LAKE CITY — After its debut in August 2017, a concert festival aimed at helping the LGBT community feel loved and included will return to Utah in July.

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds started the concert and foundation in 2017 as a way to “ignite the vital conversation about what it means to unconditionally love, understand, accept and support our LGBTQ friends and family,” according to the LOVELOUD website.

After losing friends to suicide and receiving letters from fans who told him because of his religious upbringing they assumed he didn’t accept them for who they were, Reynolds has become an advocate for LGBT issues. He has worked with The Trevor Project, a national suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ youth, and was involved with the documentary “Believer” which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

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