BYU50 scavenger hunt builds excitement for BYU football season

Sean Kimball  sat down on his couch after a day at the beach and opened Instagram on his phone while at his home in Laguna Beach, California, last week. The typically monotonous act of scrolling through photos was interrupted by the first picture on his feed. The photograph Kimball saw, posted by the official BYU Cougar account, featured a blue cardboard box on a hill by Kimball’s house.

Curious about the box, the BYU junior hopped into his car barefoot and drove toward the location shown…

Iraq veteran finds peace by fly fishing

Warren Price, a veteran who served as a medic in Iraq, works to provide recreational therapy for veterans who, like himself, suffer from PTSD.

Price first became acquainted with fly fishing through his wife’s friend, who was also a veteran, according to a news release published by BYU. “I found this treatment that works,” Price said. “It’s not medicinal; you’re not gonna get addicted to it and have all kinds of other issues with it.”

Through fly fishing, Price was able to find the peac…

BYU women's soccer player soars amid hardships

Madie Lyons rushed to her semi-final soccer game after attending her mother’s funeral. She refused to miss such an important game. The Lyons family jumped in the car and went to the game, where Lyons made two goals, winning the game and taking the team to finals.

Lyons has become an example to families fighting cancer since her mother’s death in 2008. Her mother inspires and motivates her to pursue her dream of playing forward on the BYU women’s soccer team. “Here or not here, she’s still…

Big basketball week includes transfer, recruit and honor awards

BYU basketball has had an eventful week with one transfer, one recruit and four honor roll awards.

Elijah Bryant, a 6-foot-4-inch combo guard, announced his transfer from Elon University to BYU on July 28. BYU heard the good news via Bryant’s Instagram account. He has a 38.2 shooting percentage from the field and a 34.9 percent from behind the 3-point line.

Bryant played in all of Elon’s games during the past season. He will be a powerful contribution to the BYU basketball team, although h…

Park City and Canyons set to become largest ski resort in nation

Vail Resorts announced on Wednesday that both Park City and Canyons ski resorts will be combining under a new logo and name, making Park City the biggest resort in the nation.

“It is happening and becoming a reality,” said Bill Rock, COO of Vail in a brand-unveiling news conference. “We are going to create the largest resort in the United States right here in Park City, Utah. It is a bright future and is exciting.”

The new resort will feature more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain an…