Two years into new ROC student section

BYU changed the student section dramatically two years ago, renaming it Roar of Cougars, or ROC, to give non-athlete students a different – and hopefully more competitive – impact on the game.

BYU’s athletic marketing department overhauled the All-Sport Pass almost two years ago, renaming it the ROC Pass and unifying the student section at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The rebranding organized BYU’s student fan base at games to bring the section up to par with top athletic schools.

David Alm…

BYU rugby captures fourth consecutive national championship

BYU Men’s Rugby fought tooth and nail to win the honors of a four-peat championship and make history against California in the 2015 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship.

The tension could be felt between the two teams as they faced off in their third consecutive championship meeting. BYU fans showed up with enthusiasm and the roar of the stadium was deafening as the BYU Cougars held off the California Golden Bears 30-27.

“It was right down to the wire the whole game,” BYU’s junio…

Provo's half marathon aims to be family-oriented

The Provo City Half Marathon is host to one of the most family friendly events in the state. Race director Denny Thorne said the Provo City Half Marathon prides themselves on being the first road race to include family-friendly activities with kids races, bounce houses, and free food. “Instead of parents sitting in cars waiting for their families to finish, we actually have an event that takes place,” Thorne said.

The Provo City Half Marathon has seen an increase in runners and participat…

Women's Cougar Rugby started at the bottom, now on top

Women’s Cougar Rugby has transformed into a BYU club team that has taken third place at nationals three years in a row and most recently finished in second place.

This past weekend the Women’s Cougar Rugby team went to Pittsburg for the Final Four of Nationals. Being a single elimination tournament, these rounds would determine the team’s ranking.

Women’s Cougar Rugby team, first formed in 2000, is now ranked second in the nation after its win against West Chester and its loss against …

BYU softball loses to Weber State at home

BYU softball stumbled 9-2 in a non-conference loss to the Wildcats of Weber State Tuesday.

“We were terrible,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “We didn’t show up to play.”

The Wildcats scored first in the top of the second inning off an RBI-double and a three-run homer. Arianna Paulson then entered the game to pitch in McKenna Bull’s place, but Weber State wasn’t deterred. WSU extended the lead to 5-0 in the third with a sacrifice hit while the bases were loaded. WSU added four more …