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Brydger Purdy Offered A Chance To Play At Dixie State After His Mission

Brydger Purdy Offered A Chance To Play At Dixie State After His Mission

ST. GEORGE, Utah-Per the official Twitter account of former Wasatch High football star, Brydger Purdy, the Wasps’ standout will receive a chance to play college football at the Division I level. Purdy, who excelled as a receiver and strong safety for the Wasps in his high school career, has been […]

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Dixie State Athletics To Go Division I in 2020

Dixie State Athletics To Go Division I in 2020

ST. GEORGE, Utah-Friday afternoon, Dixie State University President Dr. Richard B. Williams confirmed the St. George-based institution has accepted an invitation to have its athletic department join the Western Athletic Conference. This means the Trailblazers will advance to NCAA Division I in all sports, effective July 2020. Dixie State currently […]

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Shay McClure’s Contract Not Renewed

Shay McClure’s Contract Not Renewed

ST. GEORGE, Utah-News broke late Monday that Dixie State University will not retain the services of football coach Shay McClure after the Trailblazers’ season ended with a 52-10 rout of Adams State Saturday at Alamosa, Colo. At the helm of the Trailblazers’ football program, McClure went 18-15 (.545) in three […]

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Dixie State Football Upsets Top 10 Colorado School of Mines on Senior Day

Dixie State Football Upsets Top 10 Colorado School of Mines on Senior Day

ST. GEORGE, Utah-Saturday, just days after news began emerging that Dixie State University could become an NCAA Division I institution, the Trailblazers’ football squad upset NCAA Division II #6 Colorado School of Mines 52-45 Saturday at Senior Day at Trailblazers Stadium. In so doing, Dixie State amassed a school-record 682 […]

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University-affiliated hotel to remove religious books

University-affiliated hotel to remove religious books

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A southern Utah hotel associated with Dixie State University is removing religious books from its rooms after a complaint from a group which finds violations of separation of church and state. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Freedom From Religion Foundation submitted their compliant to the university […]

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Washington County making switch to mail-in ballots

Washington County making switch to mail-in ballots

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — One of Utah’s most-populous counties is joining a growing trend toward voting by mail. Washington County will conduct its first election with all mail-in ballots on Nov. 6, The Spectrum newspaper reported . Its 75,000 registered voters in Southern Utah will see ballots appearing in their mailboxes […]

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Dixie State begins offering first graduate degree program

Dixie State begins offering first graduate degree program

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Dixie State University is offering its first graduate degree program this fall. The Spectrum newspaper reports the Master of Accountancy program had about 60 applicants. The university is also offering three new bachelor’s degrees in music performance, mechanical engineering and nursing. Dixie State has also hired new […]

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Dixie State protesters decry professor’s treatment

Dixie State protesters decry professor’s treatment

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A crowd of demonstrators at Dixie State University has started the first day of school by protesting the treatment of a music professor. The St. George News reports professor Ken Peterson said Monday that he appreciates the support from the group with signs like “Stop […]

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Utah counselor pleads guilty to sexual activity with student

Utah counselor pleads guilty to sexual activity with student

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A former school counselor in southwest Utah has admitted she engaged in sexual activity a decade ago with a then-high school student. The Spectrum reports that 50-year-old Heidi Tasso on Thursday pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a 16- or 17-year-old person. Court […]

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