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Bronco Mendenhall embracing new challenge in leaving BYU for Virginia

PROVO — Bronco Mendenhall was not the first choice to take over as the BYU football coach when he was hired 11 years ago. Mendenhall turned out to be the right choice in turning around a program that had suffered three consecutive losing [...]

LDS First Presidency shares letter clarifying handbook changes on same-sex marriages

The First Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wrote a letter to clarify a policy saying children of same-sex couples cannot be baptized into the Church until they are no long dependent on their parents. “Our [...]

Pending and promised: BYU will play the University of Missouri on Saturday

BYU football’s game against the University of Missouri is back on after University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe resigned this morning. Wolfe was accused of racial slurs and other slights, which caused students to protest at [...]

LDS Church clarifies handbook changes on same-sex marriage

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released changes to “Handbook 1,” a manual to help leaders of the Church manage their congregations, on Friday, receiving backlash for blunt discipline surrounding same-sex marriage [...]

3 new LDS apostles ‘stunned’ by unexpected call

“Stunned” and “unexpected” were two ways the three new apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints explained their experience being called. Elders Ronald A. Rasband, Gary E. Stevenson and Dale G. Renlund [...]

Elder Richard G. Scott dies at 86

Elder Richard G. Scott, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday at 1:45 MDT of causes incident to age. He passed away surrounded by family at his home in Salt Lake City. [...]

10 successful Church programs that were discontinued (or changed)

On July 27, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that its “century-long association with Scouting will need to be examined” following the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to admit openly gay leaders in [...]

Elder Perry to begin receiving hospice care

Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve has stopped attending meetings and will begin receiving hospice care in the next few days, announced the LDS Church Friday morning. “Elder Perry has asked that we share his thanks for the prayers [...]

McGown resigns as BYU head men’s volleyball coach

Chris McGown resigned from his position as BYU head men’s volleyball coach on Tuesday afternoon. “The principal driving force behind my decision to step away was my two daughters,” McGown said in a press release. “I want to make [...]

Elder Perry begins cancer treatment; Elder Scott hospitalized

After entering the hospital on Wednesday for breathing difficulty, Elder L. Tom Perry is beginning cancer treatment today. Elder Perry, second-most senior member of the Quorum of the Twelve in the LDS Church, was diagnosed with cancer in the [...]

New UVU head basketball coach Mark Pope plans to use BYU strategies

“It’s a great day to be a Wolverine.” (And a bad day to be a Cougar.) That’s what Utah Valley University athletic director Vince Otoupal said at the start of the press conference announcing former BYU assistant coach [...]

BYU’s Mark Pope heading to Utah Valley University

BYU assistant men’s basketball coach Mark Pope will be the next men’s head coach at Utah Valley University, according to CBS Sports. A former Kentucky Wildcat will be named the next head coach at Utah Valley, sources told @GaryParrishCBS. [...]

LDS women among those gathering in peaceful support of the family outside of UN

Women from several organizations around the world — including the Big Ocean Women based in Provo — plan to gather at the gates of the UN today at 5:45 EST to encourage inclusion of family language in the Post-2015 Agenda. These faith-based [...]

Cougars give up 17-point first-half lead, fall to Ole Miss in Dayton

BYU’s NCAA Tournament dream was short lived. After going up 17 points on the Ole Miss Rebels to end the first half, the Cougars let their lead slip away in a 7-minute stretch in the second half, as they fell to the Rebels 94–90 in Dayton, [...]

BYU women to take on 3-seeded Louisville in NCAA Tournament

BYU’s women’s basketball team stormed its way into the NCAA Tournament after an impressive conference tournament run that secured the Cougars spot in the big dance. It was announced today on ESPN’s NCAA women’s basketball [...]

The Bid Dance: BYU earns play-in game, faces Ole Miss Tuesday in Dayton

An eight-game winning streak, a win over Gonzaga to finish the regular season and a strong showing in the West Coast Conference Tournament put BYU over the edge. Just a little bit over, though, as the Cougars earned a play-in game bid and will [...]

Twitter reaction to Tyler Haws’ scoring record

Tyler Haws, as expected, passed Jimmer Fredette’s BYU all-time scoring record of 2,599 points on Thursday night against Portland. It came early in the contest aginst the Pilots. The scoring record has now been broken twice inside eight [...]

BYU announces new basketball training facility, Marriott Center additions

BYU announced today planned renovations and upgrades to the Marriott Center, as well as the “Marriott Center Annex,” a new training facility that will be connected to the Marriott Center. “We look forward to these exciting upgrades [...]

Collinsworth makes history in BYU win over Loyola Marymount

Well, he’s done it. It took a bounceback performance, but Kyle Collinsworth broke history with his fifth triple-double of the season, setting the NCAA record. After a tough loss to Pepperdine on Feb. 5, Collinsworth  tied a career-high [...]

Orem police believe construction fires are being set by a serial arsonist

OREM — Orem police believe they have a serial arsonist setting fires to construction sites after a fire was set on the Thursday morning at Sun Canyon Villas and a fire on State St. in early December. “What we’ve done as a city is [...]