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BYU ROC camping outside Marriott Center to fulfill 6th-man role against Gonzaga

Student athletes sacrifice a lot. They spend countless hours training and traveling for games. However, the players aren’t the only ones that make sacrifices — the fans do, too. At least, the BYU ROC (BYU’s student section [...]

Cougars hope competitive practices are enough to push them past No. 1 Gonzaga

The odds are stacked against the Cougars in their Thursday night matchup against No. 1 Gonzaga. As the top ranked team in the country, the Bulldogs (22-0, 10-0) are easily striding past their opponents with a 23.8 point average scoring margin. “There [...]

Rising stars from BYU’s 2017 national signing day class

Versatility is the defining characteristic for BYU’s latest crop of new players. The Cougars brought in many players on 2017 National Signing Day who can play at multiple positions on both offense and defense. BYU announced 24 high school [...]

BYU basketball’s costly mid-season dilemma: A rotating roster

BYU basketball knows the woes of an inconsistent roster. From year to year, the BYU coaches have players leaving on and returning from two-year missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But the 2016–17 basketball season [...]

Find the 6 differences: Kalani Sitake in the BYU student section

The young Cougar basketball team is quickly gaining fan support with its up-and-down style of play. Can you find the six differences in this photo of BYU cheering fans? See the original (A) and the doctored photo (B). Answers below.  A. Original [...]

BYU’s Mika and Purcell sweep WCC Player of the Week awards

BYU men’s and women’s basketball players swept the West Coast Conference Player of the Week awards this past week. The WCC named BYU sophomore Eric Mika the Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season. [...]

Broadhead technical ignites fire to push exhausted BYU women’s basketball to win over Pacific

Less than 24 hours before their Saturday afternoon game the BYU women’s basketball team pulled into Provo after traveling to California and beating Pepperdine. Their plane was delayed two and a half hours and the Cougars had to spend [...]

Aggressive play leads to dominant bounce-back victory for BYU over Pepperdine

BYU bounced back from a disappointing conference loss last week with a offensive dominant 99–70 win over Pepperdine in the Marriott Center Thursday night. “We definitely do a good job of sticking together as a team, both coaches and players,” [...]

Resilient BYU Cougars ready to bounce back following loss

It’s no secret the BYU men’s basketball team isn’t perfect. Nearing the halfway point of the season, the Cougars hold a 13–6 overall record and a 4–2 record in the West Coast Conference, enough to keep them in third place [...]

Mika’s second half dominance secures BYU win over San Francisco

When Eric Mika is on fire, BYU is on fire. It’s a simple equation. BYU rode Mika’s career-high 31 points to defeat San Francisco 85–75 at the Marriott Center on Thursday night. “I think I was able to finish some shots that maybe [...]

Old, new and unusual await Cougars in matchup against San Francisco

It’s a mix of the old, the new and the unusual for BYU’s matchup against San Francisco on Thursday night at the Marriott Center. What’s old is the Dons prowess as a 3-point shooting team. What’s new is the leadership [...]

Kalani Sitake defends missionaries and age gap in BYU sports

BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake participated as one of the coaches in the Coaches Film Room during the ESPN News’ coverage of the College football Playoff National Championship between Clemson and Alabama on Monday night. Clemson [...]

If I were in charge of college football: 7 ways to make it even better

If I could pick only one sport to watch for the rest of my life, it would be college football. I love the pageantry, tradition and history of the sport. It’s amazing to watch the thousands of passionate fans that paint their faces, create [...]

Proposed college football re-alignment: Creating a true National Champion

It’s time to get rid of the conferences and divide up teams according to geography. That way, rivalries that have been destroyed in recent years can be restored. In my better-than-reality remake of college football schedules, the division [...]

5 ways former BYU Coach LaVell Edwards left his mark beyond football

Life encompassed something much greater than winning football games for LaVell Edwards. Nowhere did that message come through more clearly than how he approached building up the players on each one of his teams during his 29-year career as [...]

Cougars prepared for close quarters at Saint Mary’s gym

The BYU basketball team has a big challenge in a tiny space on Thursday night. The Cougars (11–4, 2–0 WCC) take on No. 19 Saint Mary’s (12–1, 2–0 WCC) in the Gaels’ gym. While the gym pales in comparison to Marriott Center’s [...]

Lone Peak basketball product Conner Toolson finds the spotlight at UVU

An early regular-season game on Nov. 26 doesn’t seem like a momentous occasion for a college basketball player, but Utah Valley University guard Conner Toolson has a different perspective. On that day in 2016, he took another step forward [...]

Top 10 BYU sports stories on UtahValley360 in 2016

  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 [...]

#RipLaVell: BYU football fans mourn the loss of LaVell Edwards

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Top 10 LDS stories on UtahValley360 in 2016

Before we head into the new year, we’re taking a look back at what we’ve done in the past. In LDS news during 2016, we saw tragedy and we saw hope. We saw laughter and we saw learning. Here are 10 of UtahValley360’s top stories [...]