What the last 10 NFL drafts suggest about BYU, Utah and Utah State

The excitement of the NFL draft isn’t limited to those who hear their names called. The euphoria extends to sobbing parents, high-fiving team executives and hopeful fans renewing the annual pattern of believing that this is the year that (insert favorite team) finally breaks through to the Super Bowl.

The draft can also validate the national legitimacy of college football programs as hotbeds for NFL prospects. If National Signing Day demonstrates how effective a coaching staff is at attra…

McKenna Bull sets single season win record on Senior Night

McKenna Bull passed Paige Affleck for the most victories in a BYU single season with her 33rd as the BYU softball team beat the UVU Wolverines 8-0.

Bull got off to a shaky start but settled in nicely after getting a quick ground out and two strikeouts to retire the side. Bull found her groove; the Wolverines wouldn’t reach first base the rest of the game. The double to start the game would be the only hit she would allow, as she struck out eight batters.

Head coach Gordon Eakin comment…

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 softball clinches WCC title in sweep over Santa Clara

The BYU softball team claimed the WCC title as it swept the Santa Clara Broncos in a three-game series. The Cougars got off to a great start by winning both games of a Friday double-header with the Broncos 4-0 and 5-0, respectively. The Cougars finished the job on Saturday with a 8-0 victory.

“I’m proud of the team for finding ways today to get the job done,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “Even though we didn’t play our best ball offensively, we found ways to manufacture runs, and our…

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 junior…