Church News: Question of the week

What professional sports event in Salt Lake City was delayed because of the priesthood session of the 1971 April General Conference?

(Answer on page 12)

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(From page 2)

In their first year in Salt Lake City, the Utah Stars of the now-defunct American Basketball Association had a playoff game in April 1971 against the Texas Chaparrals scheduled for the Saturday night of general conference. Rather than compete head-to-head with the priesthood session, which began at 7 p.m., the basketball game, to be played across the street from Temple Square in the Salt Palace, was moved back to 9:15 p.m. The Stars went on to win the ABA championship that season.

Source: Deseret News, April 3, 1971, p. 6A.

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