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It’s So Cool to Live Out My Dream

For Isaac Rex, the reality of playing football for BYU was better than anything he’d ever imagined.

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Championing the Cause

Since BYU Athletics does not receive a tithing allotment from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ticket sales, donations, and television contracts provide much-needed revenue to keep the program competitive and successful.  

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We Play for Each Other

With a goal to be the best teammate he can be, Hayden Livingston feels right at home at BYU.

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They Knew Who We Were

In the summer of 2020, BYU administrators invited a respected research firm to conduct an analysis of BYU Athletics to better understand its role within the Church Educational System. The firm came back with great news.

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A Tale of Two Seasons: Tackling Athletics in a World with COVID-19

Last year was kind of a tale of two seasons. The first was a very joyful and rewarding experience with our student-athletes, coaches, and teams playing so well. And the other was the cancellation of our spring season.” –Tom Holmoe, BYU Athletic Director

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Cougar Club Accelerates Growth and Success for BYU Athletes

“We wouldn’t be who or where we are as an athletic department without our donors,” says athletic director Tom Holmoe. “They are the team behind each one of our 21 teams.”

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Tackling Challenges on and off the Field

BYU scholarship makes playing football and competing academically in other areas a possibility.

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BYU Men’s Volleyball Team Walk-On Signs with Team USA

Jake Langlois tried out for the BYU mens volleyball team as a walk on and made it. Proving himself to be an asset, he earned the Brent and Cheri Andrus Athletic Scholarship.

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Marriott Center Annex to Rise

“Our men’s and women’s basketball teams have been very successful, and this new facility will certainly enhance both programs,” says Tom Holmoe, BYU’s athletic director. “We would like to express our appreciation to the BYU administration, the board of trustees, and the many donors who have made this project a reality - particularly Ruth and Rex Maughan who made a generous lead gift.”

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Help Others with the Climb: Athletics' Chad Lewis Inspires Knight Society Members

Speaking to the group of Knight Society members (those who have included BYU in their estate planning), Chad Lewis compared an experience he had climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to their own contributions to BYU students.

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BYU Athletes are in a Service League All their Own

The highest profile athletes are also the most eager to serve.

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Erica Owens: Keeping Goals on and off the Soccer Field

Owens is especially grateful to the Lunds for making her dream a reality. “If it weren’t for them I wouldn’t be where I am now. They are inspiring to me. I’ve been the recipient of their generosity, and I want to do that for other people. I want to give back to BYU.”