Mark Harlan Addresses Utah Fans With Updates On Utah Athletic Department, Student-Athletes

Mar 20, 2020, 11:05 AM

Rice-Eccles Stadium - Utah Utes...

This is a photo of Rice Eccles Stadium before the start of an college football game against the Utah Utes and Stanford Cardinal on October 7, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Mark Harlan has addressed University of Utah athletic fans in a public statement on social media. The University of Utah Athletic Director states that the “Utah Athletic Departement is navigating through unprecedented times, as our country and the world face the reality of the rapidly spreading coronavirus.”

Harlan informs us that all weight room facilities are currently closed on campus, as only key essential personnel are the ones on site currently. For those student-athletes that need post-surgery rehab, they are working with their team’s physicians to get rehab appropriately. Mental health coaches are working remotely “and their overall wellness is being tended to in any way possible.”

Update On Senior Student-Athletes

As much speculation circulates surrounding the future of those senior student-athletes that had their senior season cut short due to the coronavirus, Harlan told fans that regardless of what the NCAA decides, the University will have plans in place to celebrate them regardless.

“Their seasons are not ending the way they had planned, but we will appropriately commemorate their time as Utes and express our gratitude and respect for the way they represented the University of Utah.”

Ticket Refunds, Football Ticket Renewal Deadline Extended

The University of Utah is refunding any ticket that has been purchased but will not be able to be of any use during these difficult times. They have also extended the due date for fans to renew their 2020 football season tickets, the new due date is now May 13th.

“The Crimson Club and Ticket Office staffs continue to be available to serve you and answer questions. Development Officers are available by phone and email, and Ticket Office staff is available by email and text in order to assist with season ticket renewals and parking permits in preparation for the 2020 football season. Please refer to www.utahtickets.com for further information. Additionally, our sales staff for the Ken Garff Performance Zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium continues to operate virtually in order to keep that important project in motion and on schedule for its 2021 opening.”

Rice Eccles Stadium South Endzone Project Update

Harlan also informed fans that the Ken Garff Performance Zone that is being built in the south endzone of Rice Eccles Stadium is still on pace to open in 2021.

“Our sales staff for the Ken Garff Performance Zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium continues to operate virtually in order to keep that important project in motion and on schedule for its 2021 opening.”

Tom Hackett is a Utah Football and Real Salt Lake Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the It’s Utah’s World Podcast (SUBSCRIBE). Follow him on Twitter: @TomCantHackett.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes

Utah Utes Football Bryson Barnes Oregon State Beavers...

Chandler Holt

Utah QB Bryson Barnes Traveled Home With Team Following Hospital Visit

After a hit sent him to the hospital, QB Bryson Barnes was able to check out and travel back to Utah with the team.

7 hours ago


Michelle Bodkin

Three Takeaways From Utah’s Injury-Plagued Loss To Oregon State

The injuries and anemic offense finally caught up to Utah as they suffered their first loss of the 2023 season to Oregon State.

1 day ago


Michelle Bodkin

Kyle Whittingham Reveals Bryson Barnes Is In Hospital After Big Hit

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham revealed backup quarterback Bryson Barnes has been hospitalized after a big hit against Oregon State.

1 day ago

Utah Football Oregon State Beavers QB Nate Johnson...

Michelle Bodkin and Chandler Holt

Utah Football Suffers First Loss Of Season To No. 19 Oregon State Beavers

The Utah Utes football team fell to 4-1 with a road loss to the No. 19 Oregon State Beavers in Reser Stadium on Friday.

1 day ago

Thomas Yassmin Utah Utes Football Oregon State Beavers...

Chandler Holt

Thomas Yassmin Puts Utah On Board Against Oregon State In Fourth

Utah tight end Thomas Yassmin rumbled into the end zone in the fourth quarter for the Utes' first touchdown of the game.

1 day ago

Utah Utes Cole Bishop Junior Tafuna Bronko Nagurski Trophy...

Chandler Holt

Cole Bishop Pulls Down Fourth-Quarter Interception Against Oregon State

Cole Bishop gave Utah some much-needed momentum in the fourth quarter with an interception on Oregon State QB DJ Uiagalelei.

1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.

ksl sports logos...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.

Mark Harlan Addresses Utah Fans With Updates On Utah Athletic Department, Student-Athletes