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Brigham Young University’s professional athletes

Fans of Brigham Young University display their devotion to the university in a variety of ways. Christopher J. J. Thiry chose to display his school spirit by collecting the professional trading cards of former Brigham Young University football and basketball athletes. He donated these trading cards to the University Archives in September 2014. The trading …

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UA 1029 Collection of Brigham Young University athletics photographs

The Brigham Young University Archives is pleased to announce the availability of a new digital collection: Collection of Brigham Young University athletics photographs (UA 1029). This collection contains photographs of Brigham Young University athletic teams, players, and events in a variety of sports. Photographs date from 1893 to 1989. The easiest way to access the …

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Women in Sports (UA 5584)

Early in the month of February the United States celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports day. Brigham Young University has been fielding competitive women’s athletic teams for a very long time. In fact, the first basketball team at Brigham Young Academy was a championship winning women’s team. The University Archives is home to a …

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Baseball at Brigham Young University

The beginning of Spring marks the start of the annual baseball season. Brigham Young University has fielded baseball teams since 1891. The early baseball games were held on Temple Hill (site of the present campus) and are now played at the beautiful Larry H. Miller park. The Brigham Young University Archives is home to materials …

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Intercollegiate Athletics films

The Brigham Young University is pleased to announce the availability of use copies of films of various Brigham Young University athletic programs. The use copy DVDs are part of Series 2 and Series 3 of UA 5426 Intercollegiate Athletics films. The materials date from 1930 to 2009. The original films used to create the use …

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Brigham Young University Athletic Photographs, 1893-1989 (UA 1029)

Athletics has been an important part of the Brigham Young University experience since the early 1890s. Competitive athletics developed under the direction of Brigham Young Academy principal Benjamin Cluff. Cluff had attended the University of Michigan for graduate school and had seen their extensive athletic programs. He strongly believed that athletics was an important complement …

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A look back at BYU’s conference affiliations

Last Friday Brigham Young University’s football program became independent from conference affiliation. This marks the first time since the 1890s that the football program has not been affiliated with an athletic conference. Last Friday also marked the official affiliation of the majority of Brigham Young University’s other athletic programs, including basketball, with the West Coast …

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Taking Stock of the Bronco Mendenhall era

Two weeks ago Brigham Young University announced that it was resigning from the Mountain West Conference and that its football program would compete as an independent while most of its other athletic programs would join the West Coast Conference. With this momentous change looming it seems appropriate to examine briefly the first five years of …

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Showing School Spirit

Go to any athletic event at Brigham Young University and you will hear students cheering on their beloved Cougars. You will also hear them attempting to demoralize the opposing team with creative chants and yells. Athletics was introduced to Brigham Young University by Benjamin Cluff, Jr. in 1891. Baseball was the first sport played at …

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