BYU men's basketball: Cougars hold off San Francisco Dons 78-74

The BYU Cougars crawled their way to a 78-74 win over the University of San Francisco Thursday night in the Marriott Center.

“We didn’t have a lot of things going right for us tonight,” BYU head coach Dave Rose said. “We were having a hard time getting shots to fall, especially threes. But the fact that we finally got one of these, where we found another way to win it, it’s a good thing.”

Rose slightly modified his four-guard starting lineup, giving freshman Corbin Kaufusi his first st…

Bailey joins 1,000 point club in win over San Francisco

Strong defense and 27 points off of turnovers were key as the BYU women’s basketball team beat the University of San Francisco 68-63 Thursday night, improving their record to 16-5 on the season.

Morgan Bailey led the Cougars with 19 points and 11 rebounds as she joined the 1,000 point club after scoring her first eight points of the game. Makenzi Morrison and Lexi Eaton both had 16 points while Kylie Maeda had 10, putting four of BYU’s five starters in the double digits.

“This was a gr…

ACC reverses track; will view BYU as Power Five program

A Power Five conference has given BYU football new life in their goal for national legitimacy.

ESPN college football reporter Brett McMurphy tweeted Thursday that the Atlantic Coast Conference will consider BYU as a viable Power-Five program. ACC teams who schedule BYU will now be fulfilling a league rule requiring them to play one non-conference Power Five opponent each year.

The news comes as a reversal of the stance the ACC held last summer, which practically locked out the Independ…

Lion at Utah zoo predicts Patriots as Super Bowl winner

A lion at Salt Lake City’s Hogle Zoo is picking the Patriots to win the Super Bowl .

The lion, named Vulcan, has taken over Super Bowl prognosticating duties at the zoo after a Utah ape who gained national fame by accurately predicting the winner for seven years in a row died last year.

Zoo officials say keepers placed two papier-mache helmets in the lion’s enclosure Thursday. One was painted with the Seahawks logo and the other the Patriots logo. Officials say Vulcan went straight for the…