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The hike together may be canceled, but Y Mountain is still playing an important part in Homecoming week. The iconic Y on the mountain will be lit each night of the week as a reminder for the whole BYU family—students and alumni—to brighten their communities through service and giving. Those who complete daily activities or challenges will be eligible for prize giveaways. Visit and watch for a few other surprises during this week of celebration!
A BYU football player leaps over a defender.
Get ready for Saturday’s big game by watching highlights from last Friday’s win over LA Tech or browsing the photo essay. For Homecoming, the No. 15-ranked Cougars will face the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners Saturday, Oct. 10, at 1:30 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN2.
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Former BYU and NFL great Chad Lewis holds a football while standing on the practice field at BYU.
What does Chad Lewis think is the most beautiful place on campus? Hint: it’s not LaVell Edwards Stadium. Instead, Lewis points to the humble football practice field, where as a football player he gained confidence, developed persistence, and learned to work with a team. These attributes helped him find success as a BYU and NFL player—and in life. Take a walk with Lewis across the turf as he describes why BYU’s practice field is a thing of beauty.
Various projects, including a quilt, a sculpture, a video game, stained glass, and a song recording, all created by BYU students.
In an unusual religion class project, BYU students research an aspect of the Restoration and then produce a creative project that inspires them. The assignment is to help those who participate to “see themselves in the Restoration.” The Foundations of the Restoration class, taught by Anthony Sweat (featured in this video) and other faculty from the Department of Church History and Doctrine, has inspired creations ranging from art to music to video games.
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A blue banner with the sailor cougar and the words Giving Cougsday October 13.
Remember the fun, the challenges, and the excitement of attending BYU? Students today are facing the rigor of academic life with the additional challenges of wearing masks, keeping six feet apart, and facing financial challenges. Giving Cougsday is your chance to remember your alma mater and send some love to the students who are following in your footsteps.
Malik Moore leans on a railing at Lavell Edwards Stadium. The words Deep Blue are at bottom right.
“You might as well trust God. I’ve been shocked so many times about how God has worked things out, so I’ve simply learned to trust Him.” That’s one lesson Malik Moore’s mom has shared with her son. In this video profile, BYU football defensive back Moore shares how his relationship with his mother has helped him use his voice for change.
Forensic linguist William Eggington, arms folded and wearing a dark suit, stands in front of a tall building wrapped in metal railings.
“It was a little bit like the kind of thing you see in movies.” Those are words recently retired BYU professor William G. Eggington uses when describing stories from his career as a forensic linguist. Learn how Eggington helped solve 60 court cases in his nearly three decades of uncovering significance in the minutiae of human language.
Caroline Billings and Cosmo cheer during a women's soccer game.

In this photo essay, BYU director of sports medicine Carolyn Billings shares her professional journey, her battles with cancer, and stories of the teams that have strengthened her along the way. Billings also told her story in a devotional at BYU. Watch a short highlight or the full address.

The female singers of BYU Noteworthy hold microphones and sing in unison. They wear matching leather jackets and white t-shirts as they perform on a soundstage. Text says End of Time Live Sessions.
Before the pandemic, BYU Noteworthy stepped into the studio for a day-long session and recorded a cappella covers of some memorable music, including “End of Time,” by Beyoncé.
YouTuber Mark Rober is looking at and running from a rainbow colored explosion of goo.
“It took eight months, 150 tests, and over 1,000 total working hours to reclaim what is rightfully mine,” says former NASA scientist and BYU engineering grad Mark Rober. See what the innovative YouTuber mixed up to celebrate the birthday of one of his fans.
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