The University of Utah released this statement today concerning the Drum and Feather:
"The University of Utah and its athletics department periodically review the use of the circle and feather logo out of sensitivity for native tribes across the country as well as Utah fans. At this time, the athletics department will continue to use both the circle and feather and the block U logos."
Good news. It suggests that maybe KSL jumped the gun a bit - or that the backlash from Ute fans was so strong, the University had to pull back.
I'm a bit unsettled by the 'at this time' statement, but, for now, I guess I'll take it.
So, GO UTES!