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The Crystal Ball: How will BYU football’s season play out in 2021?

One of the greatest things about the college football season is just how many different ways things can play out. A big play here, a missed tackle there, an injury here, an emerging star there ... so many factors shape and mold each game — which in turn shapes the season. Everyone has ...

No. 15 BYU claims doTERRA Classic title with sweep of UNLV

BYU took home the 2021 dōTERRA Classic Championship with a 3-0 sweep over UNLV Saturday night, in front of another huge home crowd. "One thing that makes our team so special is how balanced we are at every position," said BYU middle blocker Kennedy Eschenberg. "We had great passing tonight, ...

Provo football makes key plays to hold off Cedar Valley

Embrace the moment. That wasn't necessarily easy for Provo senior quarterback Jace Welsch midway through the third quarter of Friday's nonregion home game against Cedar Valley. The Aviators had cut the Bulldog lead to just seven points and then, as Welsch was trying to make a play, had ...

Springville football out-physicals Bountiful

Over the decades, the Springville Red Devil football program has been known for its old-school, hard-nosed, physical brand of football. The 2021 team is no different and against another program that has also prided itself over the years in playing a physical style of football, Springville ...

To stay or to go: The question facing BYU football’s non-starters

It's a scenario that occurs in every college football locker room: An athlete works his heart out fighting to get the starting job, only to come up short. It can't be easy on those players when the word comes down from the coaches that the spot is being given to someone else. They often face ...

Gneiting finding footing returning to BYU volleyball after mission

Heather Gneiting doesn't look like she's skipped a beat. The 6-foot-4 middle blocker from Pleasant Grove returned from her church mission to Seattle, Washington just six weeks ago. In the first two matches of the doTerra Classic on Friday, Gneiting combined for eight kills on 10 swings with ...

UVU roundup: Women’s soccer shuts out in-state rival Weber State

Heather Stainbrook scored the game winner in the first half and Sadie Brockbank and Breanna Eves each found the back of the net in the second half to lead Utah Valley to a 3-0 shutout road win at in-state rival Weber State. Utah Valley improves to 3-0 for the first time since the 2008 season ...

Lone Peak volleyball applies lessons learned, sweeps Timpview

One of the simplest sports adages is that to be the best you've got to beat the best. To give themselves the best chance to do that, the top high school volleyball teams often put together a brutal preseason schedule. "It's just evolution," Lone Peak head coach Reed Carlson said after ...

BYU women’s volleyball continues to provide a winning combination

OK, Heather Olmstead, a question: What's the secret sauce for the consistent success of the BYU women's volleyball program? “I can't tell you,” Olmstead said with a smile in a rare moment of levity. Olmstead did eventually offer a glimpse into what works for the Cougars. “We have great ...

BYU 1-on-1: OK, so the Cougars have a quarterback. Now what?

The Daily Herald’s BYU sports experts Jared Lloyd and Darnell Dickson weigh in on five of the biggest questions facing the Cougars this week: 1. BYU has named sophomore Jaren Hall as the starting quarterback for the Arizona game on Sept. 4. Thoughts? DICKSON: During his interview on ...