Halloween costumes and shenanigans around Utah Valley

This is Halloween in Utah Valley. From school administrations to businesses, these faces you might know become faces you don’t know with their Halloween costumes. BambooHR So…. our sales team built a cabin. #HappyHalloween #Bambooilgans #Bambooween @bonusly pic.twitter.com/7TyEkotrRi — BambooooooooooHR (@bamboohr) October 31, 2018 It’s a wild world in the office at BambooHR today. Entrata We […]

Utah Valley costumes that won Halloween

From school administrations to singers, these faces you might know become faces you don’t know with their Halloween costumes. Tom Holmoe   Tom Riddle or Tom Holmoe? #BYUHalloween pic.twitter.com/ALtJz7kNGo — BYU (@BYU) October 31, 2016 The BYU athletic director is not secretive about his love for dressing up for Halloween.  In the September 2014 Utah […]

Tom Holmoe sheds more light on BYU’s final push for Big 12 inclusion

SALT LAKE CITY – Joining the Big 12 seemed like a missed opportunity for BYU after the door seemingly closed for good on the conference expanding just a few weeks ago. That all changed during Big 12 media days this week when news of the ACC forming its own network spurred the conference into action. […]

Beehive Classic offers new boost to BYU-Utah basketball rivalry

SALT LAKE CITY – BYU already experienced a small taste of playing rivalry games at Vivint Smart Home Arena and Cougars Athletic Director Tom Holmoe liked how everything turned out. The Cougars hosted Utah State at the Utah Jazz’s home arena in 2009 and 2013. Both times, Holmoe came away impressed with the electric atmosphere […]

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 seasons. Now he is tackling a new challenge in resurrecting a different football program […]

David Archuleta surprises BYU students at Homecoming opening ceremonies

David Archuleta “returned” to the idol competition world, but this time it was in the BYU Marriott Center. BYU staged an “American Idol” competition at it’s Homecoming opening ceremonies on Tuesday morning. Advancement Vice President Matthew Richardson, posing as show host Ryan Seacrest, searched the audience for the next BYU Idol after fake contestants Tori Pence from […]

BYU’s newest fan — Apple’s Siri

BYU’s crushing win over Texas on Saturday was enough to make Taysom Hill feel unwelcome in the Lone Star State for the remainder of his college career, but the improbable outcome did earn the Cougars at least one new fan. Siri. Yes. That lovable, dry, joke-telling voice on your iPhone/iPad that listens to your questions […]

Teams captain: BYU AD Tom Holmoe is a good sport

I arrived at the BYU Athletic Building a few minutes before my scheduled interview with Tom Holmoe for this Utah Valley Magazine cover story. I looked through the displays in Legacy Hall before walking up to the third floor. Across the lobby I watched Tom fly in the front door and toward the weight room. […]

Tom Holmoe’s route to BYU

Tom Holmoe has been Athletic Director at BYU for 10 years, and his favorite job description has everything to do with the players. “I arrived at AD in a different fashion — others have come through fundraising or compliance,” he says. “I came through being a player and a coach. My experience and my passion […]

13 well-known Mormons who accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge

Over the past few weeks the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been sweeping the nation with buckets of ice-cold water. The Ice Bucket Challenge began as a way to raise money for ALS Association. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Those who are challenged have […]

Is it time for a LaVell Edwards statue?

That Alabama’s Paul “Bear” Bryant has a 9-foot, 2,000 pound statue outside Bryant–Denny Stadium is not surprising. The man did win six national championships after all. Florida State’s Bobby Bowden, Michigan’s Bo Schembechler, Ohio State’s Woody Hayes, Notre Dame’s Lou Holtz and Nebraska’s Tom Osborne are all also immortalized in cast bronze. Is former BYU head […]

BYU’s 2014 football schedule includes tough teams

The BYU Athletics Department announced the 2014 BYU football schedule on Tuesday, Feb. 25. BYU, an independent program, has packed their 12-game schedule full with opponents from the American Athletic, Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Pac-12, Conference USA, Mountain West and Mid-Eastern Athletic. “I’m pleased with the way this schedule came together. I think it has good […]

Reaching 300, one win at a time for BYU’s Rockwood

When Brigham Young University decided to turn its women’s soccer club team into an official NCAA participant, it had decisions to make. Primary among them was coming up with someone to build the new program. The year was 1995, and there were not a ton of places to go at the time to find a […]