by Senator Ross Romero
Senate Minority Whip
Today the Utah State Senate recognized the University of Utah Football team for its 13-0 season and Sugar Bowl victory. In celebrating the University’s success, the Senate passed two Resolutions. The first Resolution seeks to have a playoff system to determine college football’s National Champion. This will avoid the injustice which the University of Utah football team finds itself in being the only undefeated Division 1-A team in the country and yet not playing for the National Championship. The second Resolution, sponsored by Senator Jones, honored the Utah football team for its success.
I was also very pleased to see the great support the Utah community showed the Utah football team when it was recognized in Salt Lake City on January 16, 2009. It was wonderful to see how the state came together to cheer on the Utes (even from those who usually root for the BYU Cougars). The community came out in force and showed its support for OUR National Champions.
I am proud to serve as the Senator whose district includes the University of Utah. I am not only proud of the University of Utah for its athletic successes but for educating and preparing great men and women graduates who go on to lead and succeed, both on and off the field.