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 Photo B. Doctored Photo Answers: From left to right:  1. Elder David A. […]

Quiz: How well do you lineup with the 2016 Cougars?

Are there BYU football posters hanging in every room of your home? Did you seriously consider naming your newborn Taysom? Do you check during church? If you answered yes to any of these questions (and especially if you answered yes to all of them), test your knowledge of the 2016 lineup of BYU football. […]

How BYU-Utah is more than a rivalry — it’s a family affair

State bragging rights are on the line as BYU and Utah meet this weekend in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. With how deep the rivalry runs between the neighboring universities, it’s no wonder ESPN ranked the BYU-Utah game the No. 7 most interesting bowl game to watch. “Who wouldn’t want to watch the Holy […]

Bronco leaves BYU for Virginia Caveliers

After eleven years and 99 wins, Bronco Mendenhall is taking his talents to Charlottesville, Virginia as the new head coach of the Virginia Caveliers. During his time at BYU, Mendenhall ranked 13th in winning percentage (.702) among all active coaches with at least five years of FBS experience, and he ranks 10th among active coaches […]

Sam Jarman named new Alpine School District superintendent

Samuel Y. Jarman was unanimously voted in by the Board of Education as superintendent of Alpine School District today. Previously, Jarman served as assistant superintendent of K-12 Educational Services and Schools since 2012 when Gary Seastrand announced his retirement. Prior to that Jarman was an administrator in the Alpine School District for eight years and served […]

Lone Peak’s Frank Jackson: ‘Definite interest’ in BYU

Does BYU have a chance at landing Frank Jackson, the most heavily recruited high school basketball player in Utah? Jackson says yes. “BYU is always on my list of schools I’m considering,” said the 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Lone Peak High School. “I’m always open to being recruited by BYU. I have a definite interest […]

Blood Runs Blue: BYU vs Ole Miss tonight at 7:10

If you like fast-paced, entertaining basketball, make sure to catch tonight’s matchup between the Ole Miss Rebels and the BYU Cougars at 7:10 p.m. on TruTV. BYU guards Kyle Collinsworth and Tyler Haws have distinct size advantages over the Ole Miss guards, but the Rebel guards are considered to be more athletic. This one should […]

25 uniquely ‘Utah’ symbols, objects and places

When you hear “Utah,” what comes to mind first? has declared the 25 most identifiable objects, symbols and people most uniquely and synonymous with “Utah,” ranked here from least known objects up to the No. 1 most Utah-specific icon. 25. The Quaking Aspen Tree Utahns are so passionate about the quaking aspen that state politicians passed […]

15 more cringeworthy Mormon Valentine’s Day cards

By Matt Bennett and Rebecca Lane How do you say “I love you” to a Mormon? With a Valentine’s Day card that puts the cheese in cheesy, of course. Here are 15 Mormon Valentine’s Day cards that say, “I hope you laugh this Valentine’s Day.” 1. 2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8. 9.  10.  […]

12 evidences BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth is the grandson of Hoosiers’ Jimmy Chitwood

Without a doubt, the greatest sports movie of all-time is the 1986 classic Hoosiers. Forget “Rocky,” “Rudy” and “The Rookie.” It just doesn’t get any better than a midwestern high school team, coached by Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper, taking down the big bad Bears of South Bend Central to win the state championship. But, […]

Golf legend Billy Casper dies at age 83

Springville resident and long-time PGA pro Billy Casper died today at his home. During his career, Casper won 51 PGA Tour tournaments between 1956 and 1975, including the 1959 U.S. Open, the 1966 U.S. Open and the 1970 Masters. In 2011 Casper was featured in Utah Valley Magazine along with 49 other “fabulous” residents of Utah […]

Chip off the cold block: 13 ways Utah Valley is cold

Four hours south of Utah County doesn’t really play host to old man winter. (You’re hot, St. George.) A few hours north of Provo rarely feels the scorching heat of a high summer sun. (Stay cool, Wyoming and Montana.) Utah Valley is firmly embedded in the Goldilocks zone when it comes to weather with four distinct […]

LDS Church reemphasizes positions on religious liberty and fairness

SALT LAKE — During a rare press conference, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reemphasized the church’s position regarding laws that ensure fair housing and employment for LGBT people. “Because we are frequently asked for our position on these matters, the Church asserts the following principles based on the teachings of […]

First Presidency sends first email to general LDS membership

For the first time, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will email its general membership. This week’s email was sent to a small group of about 10,000 members in the United States as the system is tested. Emails will be sent to millions of Church members throughout the world […]

LDS singer Brandon Flowers records new Christmas song about a lump of coal

Nephi native and lead singer of The Killers, Brandon Flowers, has just released his newest Christmas single titled “Joel, the Lump of Coal.” The Killers have produced a new Christmas single every year since 2006, each one benefiting the AIDS awareness organization (RED). Last year, the BYU Animation Department helped The Killers with their music […]

PG’s Guthrie pitches Royals to a Game 3 victory in World Series

  Utah Valley Magazine interviewed Jeremy Guthrie right before Spring Training in 2013. With this Royals pitcher taking the mound in the World Series, we dusted off this timely interview about his BYU days, mission lessons and why he chooses to live in Pleasant Grove even though his $25 million contract would let him live […]

Remodeled Blendtec facility features 3-story tall blender entrance

Blendtec, a global company that manufactures blenders in Orem, unveiled a major remodel of its 270,000-square-foot headquarters today in Orem. The focal-point of the plant is a massive three-story replica of the company’s Designer blender that serves as the main entrance to the plant. Visitors will enter the facility through the base of the blender […]

Utah County may get a glimpse of northern lights tonight

Utah County residents will want to keep their eyes to the northeast and northern skies tonight as a very unusual display of aurora borealis could be on display. According to, an Earth-directed solar flare could ignite the northern lights from Washington state, across the mountain west and into Minnesota. AccuWeather astronomer Hunter Outten says […]

Lone Peak golf Utah’s best ever?

Think of Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah and what comes to mind? Basketball, right? Eric Mika? Tyler Haws? Jackson Emery? Yeah, yeah. And as dominant as the Knights basketball team has been, the 2014 LPHS golf team is quickly making a case as the most dominant sports team at the school this year. […]

Blood Runs Blue — Poor Bevo …

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill rushed all over Texas a year ago. Hill finished the game with 259 yards. Undoubtedly, Texas has revenge on the mind.

Adam Hine shows in one play why BYU won’t miss Williams in game 1

On a day when the BYU offense “won the day” according to head coach Bronco Mendenhall, running back Adam Hine showed on one play why BYU fans need not fret the absence of Jamaal Williams for the season opener at UConn. The 25-yard gallop, which showcased Hine’s explosiveness and power, was witnessed by more than […]

BYU football: First three-game test

BYU opens the 2014 football season on Friday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m. against the University of Connecticut. The next two weeks BYU will play Texas (in Austin) on Sept. 6 before hosting Houston on Thursday, Sept. 11. If history has anything to say about the 2014 season, the Cougars will start either 1-2 or […]

Money magazine likes the value of a BYU education

Money magazine wanted to discover which of the roughly 1,500 U.S. four-year colleges offers the biggest bang for the tuition buck, and BYU came in ninth. Money measured the schools in three major categories: educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings provided by Here are the top 10 schools in Money’s opinion: 1. Babson College […]