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BYU grad Erik Roner skydived from a lawn chair elevated by helium-filled balloons in a YouTube video from Feb. 5.

Roner and friends equipped a lawn chair with 90 helium-filled balloons and multiple cameras. Each balloon was about five feet in diameter. Roner explained his desire to make the jump in one of his YouTube videos.

“This is something I’ve wanted to do for a really long time,” Roner said. “Who hasn’t thought about getting lifted up by balloons into the sky?”

With an abundan…

BYU swim and dive place in top 25 after NCAA championships

The BYU swim and dive season came to an end as swimmer Jake Taylor and diver Nathan Gonzalez finished competing in the swim and dive NCAA championships March 26–28.

Taylor was named a first-team All-American in both the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke competitions during the championships after he finished fourth in both events.

“I’m so proud of Jake and all the hard work he’s put in,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “For him to come out here and do exactly what he wanted to is so aw…

BYU Lacrosse dominates against Washington State

Four different Cougar players scored multiple goals in the win over Washington State 24-1 on March 28.

The Cougars came out fast as Zach Jordan scored the first goal after just one minute of play. BYU continued to move the ball to the find open shooter and scored an additional five times in the first quarter. Strong defense and smart plays on offense put the Cougars up early and set the pace.

Every time Washington State brought the ball down the Cougars began to apply pressure, often d…

Men's volleyball loses both matches against UCI

No. 5 UC Irvine upended BYU men’s volleyball in four sets (25-23, 22-25, 19-25, 18-25) Saturday night. The match marked BYU’s sixth-consecutive loss.

The Anteaters beat the Cougars twice in a row Friday and Saturday night and perpetuated BYU’s longest losing streak since 1991.

“We knew they were going to be great coming in,” BYU head coach Chris McGown said. “They were better offensively tonight than they were the night before. They gave us opportunities last night … but tonight they…

BYU Rugby: Cougars pound Aggies 100–0

The BYU Rugby team once again showed why it’s currently ranked No. 1 in the nation, as it rolled Utah State 100-0 on Saturday afternoon.

The Cougars scored within the first two minutes of the game and never relented as they pounded the Aggies for 100 points. BYU reached the century mark for the second game in a row after beating UVU 109-0 on March 25.

The victory wrapped up the regular season for the Cougars, who finished with a perfect 11-0 record.

BYU will now begin play in the Va…