NCAA Declared Student Ineligible For Entering Costume-Optional Fun Run

It's clear now that the NCAA uses public opinion as its final appeals process. It ruled former marine Steven Rhodes ineligible to play football at Middle Tennessee State because he had played in a military rec league. It ruled Colgate basketball player Nathan Harries ineligible because he had played church league… » 11/12/13 11:03am 11/12/13 11:03am

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

Picking Your Nose On Television Is Not A Violation Of BYU's Honor Code

Hot on the heels of a fervent nationally-broadcast nosepicker, a BYU fan is running with the nostril-spelunking baton. Last night's NIT bout in Provo between the Cougars and Washington turned out to be a snoozer, but even early on this gentleman was more interested in his own sneezer. » 3/20/13 3:02pm 3/20/13 3:02pm

Cash-Strapped Southern Miss Tries To Wring More Money Out Of Its…

Last month, we took a look at the University of Southern Mississippi football program and its athletic director, Jeff Hammond, who a year ago inherited a coach he never wanted and a multi-million-dollar athletic department deficit he had to fix. Last month, he addressed the former by firing coach Ellis Johnson after an … » 12/26/12 2:00pm 12/26/12 2:00pm

Cincinnati And UConn Said To Ponder Starting Yet Another…

With the Big East in full meltdown mode, two of the traditional basketball powers are considering a move to the ACC—or, barring that, UConn and Cincinnati will take their ball and go start their own conference, according to The Sporting News. The only flaw in this plan is that the new conference would blanket the… » 12/15/12 8:49pm 12/15/12 8:49pm

BYU Runner's Epic Steeplechase Fail Is Even Funnier In A Frame-By-Frame …

BYU senior Katy Andrews did us all a favor when she humbly uploaded that hilarious video of her grand crash into the water jump during a weekend steeplechase event. And now that the Salt Lake Tribune has broken the entire episode down in HD, image by image, it's obvious that, just after it happened, Andrews might have… » 5/03/12 4:35pm 5/03/12 4:35pm

Running Into A Steeplechase Barrier Looks Just As Funny As You Might…

Let's give BYU senior Katy Andrews some credit here. She's the one who uploaded this video of herself failing to negotiate the water jump during the 3,000-meter steeplechase at Saturday's Robison Invitational. "I think I caught the toe of my spike a couple steps before the barrier," Andrews writes on the video's… » 5/01/12 12:20pm 5/01/12 12:20pm

This Evening: Steve Young Getting A Haircut Counts As A Party At BYU

Your p.m. roundup for Sept. 1, the day we discovered liquid astronaut breath. Photo via @SI_Vault. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 9/01/11 7:05pm 9/01/11 7:05pm

LDS-Paid Columnist Wants Jazz To Draft Jimmer So He Marries A Mormon

Vai Sikahema is not a Jazz fan. But the two-time Pro Bowler (and one-time Jose Canseco opponent) is now a columnist for the LDS-owned Deseret News and has a suggestion for Utah's 12th overall pick: Jimmer Fredette. Sikahema's not alone there, but his line of reasoning might be unique: » 5/31/11 1:30pm 5/31/11 1:30pm

BYU And The Mid-Major Hype Cycle

Today's Sports Illustrated asks the question: Are the BYU Cougars America's Team? (They also have an awesome cover photo, by Robert Beck.) The answer is no, BYU's not America's Team, because that phrase really has no meaning beyond a marketing slogan formulated more than 30 years ago. But it speaks to the myth of the… » 3/24/11 3:10pm 3/24/11 3:10pm

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