BYU surges past Mississippi Valley State

BYU basketball beat the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils 75-68 at home Wednesday night behind another impressive performance from Nick Emery.

Emery had his first career start tonight and did not disappoint. The freshman guard finished with 18 points, two rebounds and seven assists. Emery attributes his early success to the guys in the program.

“Coming in as a freshman is not too easy,” Emery said. “They’ve kind of shaped me right now and it’s just a continuous cycle – gotta keep l…

BYU athlete has one foot on the soccer field, another in the stirrup

The riders in the arena turned their horses around and started to canter at the announcer’s request. The crowd was silent except for the gentle, and sometimes harried, coaching tips from trainers to riders. Concentration and quiet are crucial for the young riders in the show arena to maintain poised control of their horses, but suddenly the sound of a rock hitting the wall echoed throughout the arena. The horses ears perked up and one horse started to run. Paige Hunt was bucked onto the grou…

Bullying gets Jimmered

Jimmer Fredette’s senior season at BYU was magical.

Fredette scored 49 points against the Arizona Wildcats midway through his junior season to set a new school record and ignite Jimmermania. He infected the whole country and especially the fans in Provo.

He set 11 school records his senior year, led the nation in points per game and was named 2011 Best Male College Athlete at the ESPYs.

The whole community supported their star, and now he’s giving back to the community through the F…

BYU women's volleyball finishes with a win

The BYU women’s volleyball finished off its regular season with a win over Pepperdine in four sets.

Alexa Gray led the team with an astounding 29 kills and 12 digs alongside Amy Boswell’s 14 kills and six blocks.

BYU began the match by giving up two points from a kill and an ace off a Pepperdine serve. The Cougars quickly caught up off of a pair of kills from Cosy Burnett and Gray. The two teams battled back and forth keeping the score within two until it was 11-11. From there Pepperdi…

BYU's Timp hike, discontinued in 70s, posed serious erosion threat

More than 50,000 people visited the popular Mount Timpanogos trail from July to mid-October to hike the iconic mountain.

High traffic on the trail presents preservation challenges, but it’s not as bad as it used to be. For decades BYU sponsored an annual group hike of Mount Timpanogos until the damage caused by the event’s huge turnout received negative feedback from the U.S. Forest Service. They asked BYU to discontinue the hike in 1970.

For almost 60 years, BYU sponsored what started…