BYU

November 04, 2021 10:51 AM MDT
Last weekend, the BYU Cougars found common ground with their opponents, the Virginia Cavaliers, but the connection between the teams might not be as obvious as you might initially assume.
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October 27, 2021 04:16 PM MDT
The Reverend Dr. Andrew Teal—chaplain at Oxford University and personal friend of Elder Holland—gave a powerful forum address at BYU this week. But maybe the most surprising aspect of his message was the sheer amount of uniquely Latter-day Saint scriptures he included in his message.
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October 21, 2021 10:49 AM MDT
Sister Becky Craven, Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She spoke on how we can improve the dignity and demeanor of our discipleship.
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October 15, 2021 12:11 PM MDT
In a BYU devotional, Bishop W. Christopher Waddell talked about several resources that God has given “to assist us in our effort to stay connected to the Savior.”
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September 29, 2021 04:45 PM MDT
In this week’s BYU forum address, Martin Luther King III reemphasized his father’s goal in building a global family and united humanity.
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May 17, 2021 07:42 PM MDT
Brigham Young University is perhaps the most well-known of the institutions of the Church Educational System. With its main 560-acre campus in Provo, Utah, the university serves more than 45,000 students from over 103 countries and all 50 states.
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April 13, 2021 06:45 PM MDT
The BYU Cougarettes have topped the charts once again, claiming the Division I-A hip-hop title at the 2021 NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship on April 10.
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April 09, 2021 06:07 PM MDT
There’s no denying that Brigham Young University’s mascot, Cosmo the Cougar, has earned a reputation for pulling off some cool stunts.
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March 04, 2021 09:30 PM MST
It’s a story almost anyone can relate to: A 7-year-old girl asks her father if she can have a bicycle, saying she is the only kid on the block without one. The father tells her if she saves all her pennies, she will soon have enough to buy a bicycle.
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December 17, 2020 01:49 PM MST
In this week's episode of This Is the Gospel, Adam thinks he has the safe path for a career as a mechanical engineer planned out—until he discovers digital design. With a lot of work, prayer, and time spent shimmying into a locked computer lab at night, Adam finds not only his dream job but what it means to be a creator.
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November 23, 2020 11:06 PM MST
Nearly four years to the day after suffering his fourth season-ending injury as the quarterback for Brigham Young University, Taysom Hill took the field Sunday as the starting quarterback of the New Orleans Saints. It was a start many thought would never happen, but Hill not only started the game, he finished with 18 completions for 233 yards passing on 23 attempts and 51 yards rushing. The quarterback who is known for his ability to scramble also scored two rushing touchdowns in the Saints’ 24-9 win over the Atlanta Falcons. But when the game was over and the media interviews were completed, Hill was quick to acknowledge the many prayers that had been offered for his well-being and success leading up to the game.
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November 18, 2020 10:34 PM MST
Over 50 years ago, a group of University of Wyoming football players, later known as the Black 14, asked to meet with their coach to present their idea of wearing black armbands during their game against Brigham Young University in protest of the Church’s priesthood policy. Rather than being heard or supported, the players were immediately kicked off the team by their coach.
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November 12, 2020 09:41 PM MST
The big rivalry game between Brigham Young University and Boise State University was over, and Pastor Mark Thornton, the Idaho team’s chaplain, approached head coach Kalani Sitake to let him know their team was about to pray.
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November 10, 2020 03:00 PM MST
Earlier this summer, BYU football’s team leaders called a players-only meeting and decided they wanted to send a message. The message would be similar to social justice messages displayed by NBA and WNBA athletes, but they didn’t want the message to be controversial in any way. As standout wide receiver Dax Milne told the Deseret News, someone mentioned “Love one another,” and in their September 7 opener, shirts with the phrase that Latter-day Saints recognize from Primary were debuted by the team during warmups.
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November 02, 2020 10:40 PM MST
A lot of talk can happen between players on opposing teams during a football game, but on Saturday night amidst the BYU Cougars 41-10 route of Western Kentucky, somehow the conversation shifted to religion.
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October 27, 2020 04:25 PM MDT
Speaking at the Marriott Center at Brigham Young University, President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency, renewed Church leaders’ pleas to Latter-day Saints to “root out racism.”
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October 16, 2020 05:12 PM MDT
Earlier this year, President Russell M. Nelson encouraged Latter-day Saints to “work tirelessly to build bridges of understanding rather than creating walls of segregation.”
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September 30, 2020 06:50 PM MDT
Like many things in 2020, BYU Education Week is moving to a virtual format this year.
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September 09, 2020 12:29 PM MDT
Much has been said about the influence of Disney princesses on young girls, but did anyone ask the young girls themselves? That is what a group of Brigham Young University professors and students set out to do in a recent research study. A Deseret News article published on Monday explores the findings of the study.
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September 03, 2020 01:41 PM MDT
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, had a big decision to make.
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August 14, 2020 06:15 PM MDT
Brigham Young University announced Thursday, August 14, that students applying for spring 2021 through winter 2022 will not have to submit their ACT/SAT scores as part of their application for general admission into the university. The decision comes as the result of limited availability of test options due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If a student would like to submit their scores for consideration in their application, they may do so, but the test scores are no longer required. Applications for spring, summer, and fall 2021 will be available beginning August 26.
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By  Emily Abel
August 10, 2020 07:00 PM MDT
The annual BYU Education Week, originally scheduled to begin on Brigham Young University campus on August 17, will now be held online beginning on October 7, 2020.
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By  Emily Abel
August 07, 2020 06:00 PM MDT
Two prominent Latter-day Saint football coaches will seek to lead their teams to victory on the gridiron on September 7 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
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July 30, 2020 07:01 PM MDT
BYU Speeches recently found footage for 24 past talks given on the Brigham Young University campus. Read up on just a handful of our favorite messages and see the complete list of speakers for the talks below.
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July 27, 2020 07:38 PM MDT
Editor’s note: This video contains descriptions of a child passing away and may not be appropriate for all audiences.
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May 11, 2020 06:05 PM MDT
Nearly five years ago, Bronco Mendenhall left the sidelines of BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium for a new head coach position—coaching the Cavaliers at the University of Virginia.
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May 08, 2020 04:26 PM MDT
Mark Pope, head men’s basketball coach at Brigham Young University, is well known for his six seasons with the NBA. He's also a favorite among BYU fans, considering his positive energy and successful start at the university—for the first time since 2011, the BYU basketball team earned a ranking in the Top 25.
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April 23, 2020 09:30 PM MDT
On April 23, 2020, Latter-day Saint musician and songwriter Janice Kapp Perry received an honorary doctorate degree from Brigham Young University.
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March 12, 2020 07:39 PM MDT
► Related content: The Church and Coronavirus: A Timeline of News Releases and Media Coverage
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March 11, 2020 04:03 PM MDT
Editor's note: An announcement from the Church Educational System on Wednesday night said gatherings for large events, including performances and concerts, will not be held. Per the announcement, "these events may be cancelled, streamed, or recorded and posted for on-demand use, as determined by leadership at each institution." This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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March 07, 2020 01:05 AM MST
Following a peaceful protest and rally outside the Church Office Building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Friday afternoon, Church spokesman Doug Andersen made the following statement:
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March 04, 2020 04:33 PM MST
Two weeks ago, Brigham Young University and other CES Schools updated their Honor Code. In the days since the change, students and the general public had many questions over the removal of a section regarding homosexual behavior. In response and as an effort to clarify, a letter from Elder Paul V. Johnson, Commissioner of the Church Educational System, was sent to all CES students and employees today:
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February 26, 2020 04:00 PM MST
Alixa Brobbey was born and raised in the Netherlands. She lived in Ghana for two years before traveling to study English at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. She’s grateful for her goodly parents and loving younger sisters, the gospel, and the opportunity to call three different countries home. Her mother is Alice Brobbey, whose essay also appears in A Place to Belong.
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February 20, 2020 02:44 PM MST
The Board of Trustees of Brigham Young University approved plans to build a new BYU music building according to a news release from BYU.
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February 19, 2020 04:08 PM MST
Following Wednesday morning's release of a new Church handbook, the Church Educational System has updated their honor code. According to BYU News, “With the recently released general handbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Church Educational System has updated the CES Honor Code to be in alignment with the doctrine and policies of the Church.”
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February 18, 2020 08:05 PM MST
Provo is well-known as the home of Brigham Young University, but the college town is also making headlines for being the no. 1 best area for dating in the US.
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February 13, 2020 07:00 PM MST
Audiences first saw Hair Love when at the theaters to see The Angry Birds Movie 2. It continued to grow in popularity once it was posted on YouTube and has since garnered nearly 19 million views. And now, the animated short film has won an Oscar.
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February 10, 2020 05:00 PM MST
Editor's note: Start with a Smile is a weekly Monday feature that starts the week off with family-friendly content.
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February 06, 2020 07:25 PM MST
Yoeli Childs wasn’t a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he chose to play basketball for Brigham Young University, but he wasn’t worried.
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Fun
February 03, 2020 06:00 PM MST
Editor's note: "Start with a Smile" is a weekly Monday feature that starts the week off with family-friendly content.
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January 24, 2020 07:29 PM MST
From a devotional in the Philippines to the NAACP Luncheon in Salt Lake City, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have shared inspirational messages over the last week. Here are some highlights from their remarks.
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January 16, 2020 11:00 AM MST
As a new year begins, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have started to make their first remarks of the new decade, speaking at the Missionary Training Center and at schools of the Church Educational System on January 14. Here are a few summaries of recent devotionals.
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January 13, 2020 07:43 PM MST
Are you a BYU Speeches junkie like us? Well here's what you can expect from not only BYU, but also BYU-Hawaii, LDS Business College, and BYU-Pathway Worldwide devotionals and forums this year. This past week, speakers for winter/spring 2020 semester were announced and include many current and former General Authorities and general officers of the Church. We've created a calendar so that you don't miss any devotionals from Church leaders or Church Educational System presidents.
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December 20, 2019 04:27 PM MST
It’s the moment that captivated fans anxiously awaiting the release of Frozen 2—Elsa attempting to run across the ocean, freezing the water as she moves.
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December 06, 2019 02:26 PM MST
Christopher Clark, a husband, father, and theater director, was recently honored by the BYU football team as one of their True Blue Heroes.
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October 23, 2019 01:47 PM MDT
The standing ovation that cascaded from the top of BYU’s cavernous Marriott Center to the floor on Tuesday was evidence.
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By  LDS Living
September 25, 2019 03:50 PM MDT
As a BYU history professor and director of the Maxwell Institute, Spencer Fluhman is the go-to guy of sorts for students with questions about the Church, according to an article by KUER.
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By  LDS Living
September 06, 2019 02:12 PM MDT
Thanks to www.vanquishthefoe.com for making us aware of this podcast episode.
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Fun
August 28, 2019 02:00 PM MDT
The following story originally ran in September 2017 but has been updated.
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Fun
August 28, 2019 02:00 PM MDT
The following story originally ran in September 2017 but has been updated.
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August 23, 2019 12:46 PM MDT
BYU football signee Brooks “Buku” Maile gathered with his family and friends at an Orem restaurant Wednesday morning for one last meal before they were to drop him off at the Missionary Training Center in Provo.
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August 21, 2019 03:34 PM MDT
BYU released the following announcement on August 21, 2019:
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Fun
By  LDS Living
August 13, 2019 12:40 PM MDT
Twenty-two years atop Princeton Review's top 20 most "Stone-Cold Sober" universities list deserves a drink—of milk. Nearly a quarter of a century atop the list is an impressive feat, and it doesn't look like Brigham Young University will be toppled anytime soon.
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By  LDS Living
July 26, 2019 05:55 PM MDT
A recent article by Lottie Peterson Johnson from the Deseret News highlights a delightful detail in Stranger Things 3 that most viewers probably missed the first time around—one that is particularly meaningful for BYU fans.
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Fun
July 26, 2019 01:01 PM MDT
The Bottle Cap Challenge. It's drawn the attention of celebrities like Jason Statham, Shaq, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, and Ryan Reynolds. Some have completed the challenge with dignity and grace.
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By  LDS Living
July 19, 2019 04:35 PM MDT
Thanks to the Deseret Newsfor making us aware of this announcement.
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July 10, 2019 03:18 PM MDT
BYU’s Honor Code Office updated the website HonorCode.BYU.edu today with additional student resources and information about Honor Code Office procedures.
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Fun
July 05, 2019 01:47 PM MDT
Thanks to Meridian Magazine for making us aware of this video.
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July 01, 2019 01:47 PM MDT
A group of researchers at BYU are nearing completion of a NASA-sponsored project that aims to measure the electrical charge and size of dust particles on Mars.
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June 07, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
The shaka, a friendly hand gesture commonly used by surfers and BYU fans alike, didn't start out as a sign meant for either group.
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