BYU sports were new this year. BYU football had a new coaching staff. The BYU basketball team began its season with a young squad. Here are the top viewed BYU sports stories on UtahValley360 in 2016.
10. Will the Lone Peak three deliver on the hype?
With the return of Eric Mika and TJ Haws from their LDS missions, the Lone Peak three (which includes Nick Emery)were reunited at BYU. The long-anticipated BYU basketball season finally became a reality, but we looked at the hype before the season began. Read the story here.
9. Jamaal Williams aims to finish what he started at BYU
After an injury plagued junior season, Jamaal Williams sat out one season. He returned to finish what he started in the 2016 season. Read the story here.
After Gonzaga defeated BYU foe Utah in the NCAA tournament and tweeted a “safety first” image, the BYU in-conference rival had a few new temporary fans. Read the story here.
Following our first look at the BYU football team, we evaluated what we learned. Read the story here.
After the University of Utah cancelled its game with BYU basketball for safety concerns, the state audited to athletics department to make sure the school could pay the $80,000 fine for not fulfilling its contract. Read the story here.
BYU football got a new coach for the 2016 football season. Kalani and Timberly Sitake graced the cover of Utah Valley Magazine to share his love for BYU football, his family and growing up in Provo, Utah. Read the story here.
At the beginning of the season, we asked a few BYU football players what the funniest thing a fan has ever told them. These nine are-you-serious statements from BYU fans are the result. Read the story here.
When Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak cancelled the 2016–17 BYU-Utah matchup because of safety concerns for his team, BYU fans responded with an onslaught of snarky comments on social media. Read the story here.
For a brief moment in 2016, BYU fans had a glance at a possibility of becoming part of the Big 12. That didn’t work out, but BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe provided insight on the situation on multiple occasions. Read the story here.
With a new offense BYU coaching staff for the 2016 season, BYU offensive coordinator Ty Detmer was teaching a more pro style game — and the team dug it. Read the story here.