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 Students Earned The Vaunted "Crowd Technical Foul" Last Night

St. Mary's moved to 21-2 overall and 10-0 in the WCC with a convincing 80-66 win over BYU last night, and the frustration of the Cougar faithful (pun intended) was no more evident than at the start of the second half—when fans throwing items on the court earned BYU a technical foul call. » 1/29/12 12:30pm 1/29/12 12:30pm

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.… » 12/30/11 4:30pm 12/30/11 4:30pm

Brandon Davies's Sexual Punishment Has Officially Ended While Jimmer's…

BYU announced yesterday that it reinstated Brandon Davies to its basketball team and to engage in its academic offerings. He'd been suspended since March for an "honor code violation" in which "honor code violation" means engaging in sexual intercourse with his girlfriend. » 8/27/11 11:45am 8/27/11 11:45am

Two Decades Of Honor Code Violations

This gallery depicts almost every BYU athlete we found with an honor code incident since 1993. (Certain players have been excluded to protect our sources.) The information in the gallery comes from media reports, BYU profiles, and interviews with athletes. It is by no means definitive. Many of these incidents were… » 4/13/11 1:45pm 4/13/11 1:45pm

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

In the last two months, BYU has become a symbol of righteousness in college sports, thanks to the school's strict adherence to its honor code and the tenets of the Mormon faith. A look at nearly two decades of honor code violations paints a very different picture. Since 1993, we've found, at least 70 BYU Cougars have… » 4/13/11 1:45pm 4/13/11 1:45pm

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 their … » 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