Baseball: Cougars' season ends against No. 1 seed University of San Diego

BYU Baseball’s season ended in Stockton, California today at the hands of the No .1 seed University of San Diego.

USD’s Ben Wylly hit a homer at the top of the ninth to tie the game at three, and USD’s next two batters all scored.

BYU came into the bottom of the ninth inning down 5-3. Colton Shaver doubled to right field and BYU had runners on second and third. Jarrett Jarvis grounded out to short and brought home Tanner Chauncey to make the score 5-4.

The Toreros’s pitching stifled…

Bear Lake Classic kicks off the cycling season

The Bear Lake Classic kicked off this season’s road bike races in its 12th year of operation last weekend. The beautiful, blue water of Bear Lake acts as a one-of-a-kind backdrop for both riders and spectators.

“This race is unique because it’s the start of the season,” said Troy Oldham, Bear Lake Classic race director. “The traffic is still mild, and it’s not too hot.”

Phil Patten, a local cyclist, rode in the Bear Lake Classic for the first time last weekend. “I have done the course for …

Baseball: Pepperdine scores eight runs in final two innings to defeat BYU

BYU lost a heart-breaker to Pepperdine in the first round of the WCC Tournament 8-7 Thursday night. Hayden Nielsen went 4-5, and Dillon Robinson hit a two-run homer to help the Cougars get ahead 5-0. The Waves scored eight runs in the final two innings to drown the Cougars.

The Cougars’ stellar fielding kept the Waves from scoring until Mason Marshall replaced Brandon Kinser in the eighth with the bases loaded. The Waves took advantage of a Cougar error and scored five runs to tie the gam…

Skydiving: The summertime thriller

Skydiving already isn’t for the weak-of-heart, but it takes a daredevil to jump from an airplane soaring 13,500 feet above the ground.

Jack Gunthrie, owner of Skydive Utah, has skydived for more than 45 years. “I started in the army, but one of my first memories when I was 4 or 5 years old was seeing a parachute and wanting to use it,” Gunthrie said. “I have always been intrigued by the sport.”

Gunthrie’s target market includes young singles, especially students. Skydive Utah hosts mor…

BYU baseball faces attendance challenges


The BYU baseball team faces many issues in Utah that indoor sports do not have to worry about, the biggest being the weather. A few other sports are played outside, but with indecisive Utah weather the baseball team can experience adverse weather conditions. The baseball team also plays many games in three- or four-round bursts, which makes it hard for their fans to make it to every game.

“It gets really cold here, but as it gets warmer we tend to get a bigger turnout,” said BYU…