Big basketball week includes transfer, recruit and honor awards

BYU basketball has had an eventful week with one transfer, one recruit and four honor roll awards.

Elijah Bryant, a 6-foot-4 combo guard, announced his transfer from Elon University to BYU on July 28. BYU heard the good news via Bryant’s instagram account. He has a 38.2 shooting percentage from the field and a 34.9 percent from behind the 3-point line.

Bryant played in all of Elon’s games during the past season. He will be a powerful contribution to the BYU basketball team, although he won…

Park City and Canyons set to become largest ski resort in nation

Vail announced on Wednesday that both Park City and Canyons ski resorts will be combining under a new logo and name making Park City the biggest resort in the nation.

“It is happening and becoming a reality,” said Bill Rock, COO of Vail in a brand unveiling news conference. “We are going to create the largest resort in the United States right here in Park City, Utah. It is a bright future and is exciting.”

The new resort will feature over 7,300 acres of skiable terrain and is part of a…

BYU football players added to Polynesian watch list

Five BYU football players were added to the watch list for the 2015 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award.

Bronson Kaufusi, Travis Tuiloma, Manoa Pikula, Tuni Kanuch and Ului Lapuaho made BYU the most represented school on the watch list with Cougars representing five of the 36 openings.

BYU has more players on the watch list than any other school.

According to a press release, the Polynesian College Football Award is annually presented to the most outstanding Polynes…

Warm water killing half of Columbia River sockeye salmon

More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.

Federal and state fisheries biologists say the warm water is lethal for the cold-water species and is wiping out at least half of this year’s return of 500,000 fish.

“We had a really big migration of sockeye,” said Ritchie Graves of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “The thing that really hu…