This Is The Photo That Got A BYU Football Player Suspended

No, really. That's it. That's Spencer Hadley, senior linebacker, having what looks like a swell time in this undated photo from what looks like a club located in the dark heart of somewhere sinful. Hadley's the one in the greenish-blue shirt in the middle, holding up a bottle of what we're guessing is Dom Pérignon. » 9/20/13 3:25pm 9/20/13 3:25pm

Top Basketball Recruit Jabari Parker Is Ideal For BYU, But BYU Isn't…

This has been a breakthrough year for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Mitt Romney captured the Republican presidential nomination. Manti Te'o led the Notre Dame football team to an undefeated regular season and a No. 1 ranking. And now the nation's top basketball prospect, Jabari Ali Parker, has taken… » 12/14/12 9:00am 12/14/12 9:00am

BYU Won The Military Armed Forces Bowl By Bearing False Witness

Brigham Young University, the school that suspends you for daring to have sex, holds no such stringency to the words of the Lord when it comes to running football plays. This one earned the Cougars the Military Armed Forces Bowl trophy and, sure, it's a stretch to call a fake spike "lying," but it's also easy. [ESPN] » 12/30/11 4:30pm 12/30/11 4:30pm

The Truth About Race, Religion, And The Honor Code At BYU

Over the past month, BYU has been held up as a symbol of all that is decent in college sports for its unsparing treatment of Brandon Davies, the African-American basketball player who violated the school's honor code by reportedly having sex with his girlfriend. Davies was suspended shortly before the NCAA tournament,… » 4/13/11 1:44pm 4/13/11 1:44pm

NBA Scouts Agree: Jimmer Fredette Is Very, Very White

The best part about yesterday's foreseeable New York Times story on Jimmer Fredette wasn't the obvious notion that Fredette might make for a less-than-dominant NBA player. Far better and more obvious was the list of less-than-dominant NBA players that several front-office types used to assess Fredette: Jeff Hornacek,… » 3/24/11 12:15pm 3/24/11 12:15pm

"There Are About 3,500-5,000 Students Righthanding To Porn": BYU People…

Last week, an anonymous BYU grad offered his take on the Brandon Davies situation. (Davies was suspended from the BYU basketball team for having consensual sex with his girlfriend.) Our source described Davies's suspension as hypocritical and a preemptive public relations strike. Our readers had a few thoughts of… » 3/07/11 6:15pm 3/07/11 6:15pm

A BYU Grad On Brandon Davies, Sex, And The University's Double Standard

The more I think about what happened to Brandon Davies, the more I think it's hypocrisy. I was listening to Jim Rome and he was praising BYU for sticking to its principles. Pat Forde on ESPN was doing the same thing. But it is a double standard. If you're a regular student and you have any sort of sexual interaction,… » 3/03/11 5:16pm 3/03/11 5:16pm

Enter Madness: Jimmer Fredette And Four More Will Play At San Diego…

The two greatest phenomena of this year's college basketball season, BYU folk hero Jimmer Fredette and 27-1 San Diego State University, will play tomorrow at 2 p.m. EST in San Diego's Viejas Arena. And not to cause one of those "ohmygodit'smaypril!" moments for you, but March begins on Tuesday, and then we're just a… » 2/25/11 6:25pm 2/25/11 6:25pm