Former BYU assistant coach introduced as UVU head coach

Utah Valley University announced former BYU assistant basketball coach Mark Pope as it’s men’s head coach in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

UVU director of athletics Vince Otoupal introduced Pope to a crowd at the Student Life and Wellness Center.

“We’ve been on a great trajectory. And now we’re going to take it even further and even higher. Today it’s a great day to be a Wolverine. We had an exhaustive search process,” Otoupal said.

Otoupal described the interview process was fu…

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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…