No-Sunday-Play Policy Has BYU Women’s Hoops Preparing for NCAA Run in Unique Way

After BYU women's basketball team defeated Auburn to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament, Sister Jean B. Bingham posted on Facebook, "Good for you, BYU women’s basketball team – you’ve won the first NCAA round! We’re cheering you on!"

But whether you are a BYU fan or not, one thing you can admire about these women is how they stand for their standards on and off the court. About their choice to continue not playing or practicing on Sundays, BYU sophomore Paisley Johnson said, “I think having the focus of us all being here together this afternoon, after we all went to church together, as a program — I thought it was lovely that we could come and bring the spiritual side of our school to the tournament with us."

Read more about the BYU women's basketball team in this article by KSL's Sean Walker below:

The BYU women’s basketball team walked into Maples Pavilion at Stanford on a practice day before the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

But the Cougars didn’t have a ball in their hands, a gym bag with shorts and sneakers, or even video to break down.

Instead, each one wore a skirt, a dress or similar attire, and a few even opened the Gospel Library scripture app on their phones.

Today was Sunday, and BYU — as the foundational university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — does not practice or play on Sunday, as has been well-chronicled.

Lead photo by Jeff Chiu, AP, retrieved via KSL
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