BYU sports psychologist and human performance consultant Dr. Craig Manning agrees with the idea that great performance requires a strong mentality, but takes it a step farther. He advises his various clients – BYU sports teams, the Milwaukee Bucks and more – to look beyond upholding a positive mentality in adversity, and instead, focus on learning how to endure through hardship with a new mental tactic: proactive thinking.
After discovering the importance of mental health through personal experience, former BYU football player Tanner Mangum decided to create a podcast where he and others could share their stories in an effort to help society understand mental illness.
Because of a national title in men's cross country, a second place finish in women's cross country and a fifth place finish in soccer, the Division I Learfield IMG College Director's Cup has BYU athletics ranked fourth in the country behind Virginia, Michigan and Stanford. Boise State comes in at No. 23 in IMG Director's Cup results and ranks second among the four rivals, while Utah sits at No. 43 and Utah State ranks No. 66.
A chartered jet left Provo for Hawaii on Friday, Dec. 20, carrying around 75 BYU football players, 11 full-time coaches, family members and other football personnel, all on their way to attend the SoFi Hawaii Bowl game on Dec. 24.
Student athlete's experience some sort of loss at the end of their college career. That loss can come in the form of losing their final game, losing their NCAA eligibility or graduating from their sport, but some get to ride off into the sunset. There’s only one champion that wins it all. On Nov. 23, BYU men’s soccer won it all, making senior Connor Fordham one of the lucky ones.
BYU vs. Texas. Caven Lacrosse Center. Tyler Clancy gets into his stance on one knee across from the opponent, the head of his stick parallel to his opponent’s. He’s locked in and his only focus is on securing the ball. The referee yells, “SET!” but Clancy is completely motionless, barely even breathing. He blocks out all the noise around him, waiting for the sharp whistle to blow. As the whistle blows, Clancy explodes out of his stance and wrestles for the ball.