BYU women's tennis team battles back but drop home opener to Aggies

PROVO—The BYU women’s tennis team dropped their first home match of the season against Utah State in a battle that was decided in the final matchup of the day.

The Cougars came into the match ranked No. 65 after an impressive Jan. 19 win over No. 37 Houston. Despite their ranking, the Cougars found themselves down early as the Aggies got off to a hot start.

“We dug ourselves into too deep of a hole,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “Utah State played great today. There were t…

Head diving coach to retire at season's end

BYU diving coach Keith Russell announced Jan. 28 that he would step down after 23 years.

Over the course of his career, he earned 14 Mountain West Conference Diving Coach of the Year awards, and two of his former divers competed for the United States in the 2004 Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Greece. Russell served as a diving judge in the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing, China.

Two divers, Vanessa Thelin and Valerie Blau, were named All-Americans Russell’s first season. Two seas…

BYU baseball hosts First Pitch Dinner

BYU baseball held the second annual First Pitch Dinner Jan. 25 at the Nu Skin Ballroom.

The fundraising event helps the team meet any financial needs through the upcoming season. “This is about the BYU family supporting BYU and especially the baseball program,” head coach Mike Littlewood said.  Attendants also met players and coaches of past and present. Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Jeff Kent gave the keynote address at the event.

A silent auction took place at the beginning of …

BYU freshman stars on Cougar basketball and volleyball courts

BYU freshman Alohi Robins-Hardy has shown the potential to be a threat on both basketball and volleyball courts.

With Jennifer Hamson ending her collegiate sports career in Dec. 2014 by leading the BYU women’s volleyball team to the National Championship game, it seemed like it would be a few years before BYU saw another multi-sport star. But while Hamson has made her way out, Robins-Hardy has just arrived.

“Get food, keep snacking, and eat throughout the day, because you’ll die if you d…

Super Bowl XLIX social media smack talk

There’s less than one week until Super Bowl XLIX, and the smack talk between fans of the opposing teams is in full force. Here are some of the top memes fans are throwing around the web.

Let’s start with the Patriots first.

 And now on to how the Seattle Seahawks fans responded…

You can judge which fans are winning. Oh, and if you’re needing a laugh today, check out this bad lip reading of the NFL 2015 season.