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“The late [nineteen] sixties found the Brigham Young University the focal point of militant protests. Sports events provided the context for protests, boycotts, disrupted games, mass demonstrations, and ‘riots.’ At one point the conflict among schools within the Western Athletic Conference became so intense that the conference almost disbanded. Administrators, already embroiled in student demonstrations over Vietnam, began to separate themselves from the Mormon school. Stanford University, for instance, severed all relations with Brigham Young University.”

~O. Kendall White, Jr., and Daryl White, Sociological Analysis 41:233, Abandoning an Unpopular Policy: An Analysis of the Decision Granting the Mormon Priesthood to Blacks; Fall 1980~