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Coach Eyestone huddles with the men's cross country team

In their best finish in 24 years, the BYU men's cross country team came in third at the NCAA championships in Louisville, Kentucky, last Saturday. The women's team exceeded expectations, finishing 11th. Three Cougars were named All-Americans. Here are all of the details, including a photo essay full of fall leaves.

Alumna Lindsey Stirling in icy costume

Alumna and YouTube star Lindsey Stirling is a finalist in ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Tune in to see if she wins the mirror ball trophy tonight. For now, check out her latest video, "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy," or see the whirling diva back in her BYU days.

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Every person is a child of GOd. Everyone is entitled to love and respect.

In his BYU devotional last week, Elder M. Russell Ballard tackled some tough topics, answering student-submitted questions that ranged from perfectionism to suicide to women and education to LGBT issues. Watch the complete devotional or view video highlights.

Illustration of two students playing intramural football
BYU alumni share stories of trading their books for balls and cleats to enjoy the thrilling victories and memorable defeats of BYU intramurals.
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A young Julia Kiriakov Caswell plays the accordion
Growing up in a Communist country, Julia Kiriakov Caswell didn't know what it was like to be free. She recounts experiences from behind the Iron Curtain and her family's eventual escape.
Cosmo and students celebrate in a golden sunset
Last year, 921 BYU alumni and friends donated $139,212 to BYU in a single day—Giving Cougsday—blessing students through mentorships, research grants, fellowships, and scholarships. Giving Cougsday is back on Nov. 28, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and this year, the goal is to reach 1,000 donors. Learn how you can help to beat last year's total.
A young woman smiles at her phone
Should you trust an app to strengthen your emotional or mental health? A trio of BYU professors has published new research on health and other self-help apps and say the answer just might be yes.
A POW plays a violin
BYUtv will air its much-anticipated holiday television special on Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. MT. This year it's Instrument of War, a historical drama based on first-hand accounts of Clair Cline, an American pilot who was captured and held in a Nazi POW camp.
BYU Noteworthy and the BYU women's chorus hold torches and sing

BYU Noteworthy and the BYU Women's Chorus combine to sing "When You Believe," a tribute to the power of combined faith, from the animated film The Prince of Egypt. From the shore of the Great Salt Lake, the singers portray the children of Israel singing a Hebrew prayer of gratitude.

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