The names of Mitch Mathews and Madie Lyons Mathews have often been mentioned in regards to BYU sports. Between Mitch’s football career and Madie’s soccer and track career, the Mathews were hard to miss. Both athletes have taken what they learned on the field to become successful entrepreneurs.
BYU cross country runner Erica Birk-Jarvis found out she was pregnant in 2017. After taking 20 months off running, Birk-Jarvis has made a remarkable comeback, making career best-times while balancing school, running and a family.
BYU is known for a variety of things such as its religious commitments, subsidized tuition, and athletic programs. Something that isn't often recognized about the university is the amount of Olympians who call BYU their alma mater.
BYU athletics participated in a five-day NCAA facilitated social media campaign to promote diversity and inclusion. The campaign ran Oct. 1–5 with the hashtag #NCAAInclusion. This hashtag was Twitter's eighth most trending topic in the nation the first day of the campaign, according to Yannick Kluch, a 2018–19 postgraduate intern in the NCAA Office of Inclusion. Each day of the campaign had a diversity and inclusion related theme.
BYU fell to San Diego (18-25, 25-23, 24-26, 25-16, 9-15) in a five-set match between the top two teams of the West Coast Conference on Friday, Nov. 15. Before the game, the teams were tied, the Cougars at a 22-3 overall record and 13-1 in the WCC with the Toreros sitting a at 20-5 overall record and 13-1 in the WCC. San Diego now sits comfortably atop the WCC with the win and has a strong chance of capturing the WCC title.
BYU advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament with a big win over Mountain West champion Boise State. This marks the first meeting between the two programs and Boise State's first NCAA tournament appearance since 2009.