Media Day quick facts

Eleven things you need to know from Media Day:

1. Bronco Mendenhall is entering his 11th year as BYU head coach.

2. BYU football is entering its fifth season as an independent football program.

3. Over the years, 40 former Cougars have made 64 Super Bowl appearances.

4. Jamaal Williams, senior running back, needs 929 yards to become the BYU all-time rushing leader.

5. Despite ending last season with 8-5 record, players and coaches are optimistic about the 2015 seas…

2015 BYU Football Media Day

BYU football coaches, players and legends gathered to discuss the upcoming season at the 2015 BYU Football Media Day earlier this week with news fans have hoped for: quarterback Taysom Hill and running back Jamaal Williams will return healthy and ready to play this fall.

Athletic director Tom Holmoe and coach Bronco Mendenhall discussed the state of the program. “We both love this game, and we love this school. We’re really looking forward, and as much as we love to talk about the past, I…

This week in sports

NBA: The Minnesota Timberwolves kicked off the draft by picking Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony Towns; the Los Angeles Lakers followed with D’Angelo Russell; and the Philadelphia 76ers grabbed Jahlil Okafor. Free agency is set to start July 1. Some of those set to hit the market are LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kawhi Leonard, Marc Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge, Jimmy Butler and many more. It is expected that Love and James will return to Cleveland, and the Mavs, Spurs and Lakers are all making a serious …

Get hooked on the Provo River

The Provo River lures students every summer for a refreshing break from class and homework. The mountain water from the Uintas gives students a chance to cool off and enjoy Provo Canyon, whether by sprawling out on an innertube, pulling on waders to fly fish or participating in other activities.

The local river is sectioned into three parts. The Upper Provo portion comes out of the Uinta Mountains and flows into Jordanelle Reservoir. The Middle or Mid Provo portion runs from the Jordanell…