Athletic Department FAQs

How can I buy tickets to athletic events?
Visit BYU's online ticket office at www.byutickets.com, or call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 378-BYU1 or 1-800-322-BYU1. 

How can I buy a media guide?
Football and basketball media guides are sold at the Marriott Center Ticket Office, the BYU bookstore (www.byubookstore.com) or through the BYU Athletic Media Relations Office, 30 Smith Fieldhouse, or by calling (801) 422-8948. 

What is the Sunday play policy, or "BYU rule"?
NCAA rules state that if a university competing in an NCAA championship has a written policy against competition on a particular day for religious reasons, the championship schedule must be adjusted to accommodate that institution.* Brigham Young University has a written policy against Sunday play, and therefore will have schedules adjusted to play on Saturday or Monday, even if it involves changing televised or otherwise broadcast events. 

In April 1998 the NCAA Division I Board of Directors struck controversy when it attempted to eliminate its long-standing policy that allowed for some flexibility with regard to Sunday play. Only BYU and Campbell University of North Carolina objected to the rescinding of the rule, which was left in place. The rule calls for teams to formally register their refusal to play on certain days with the NCAA before the season starts, and the NCAA must respect the no-play policy for Sundays. 

*From the NCAA official website at www.ncaa.org 

What is BYU's Honor Code?
Brigham Young University exists to provide an education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That atmosphere is created and preserved through commitment to conduct that reflects those ideals and principles. 

Initiated by students in 1949, the Honor Code is a matter of personal commitment to values such as honesty, living a chaste and virtuous life, obeying the law, abstaining from alcohol and tobacco, using clean language, and adhering to other values encompassed in the doctrines of the church. The Honor Code is supplemented by additional guidelines on dress, grooming, and housing standards. 

For more on the Honor Code visit, http://honorcode.byu.edu. 

How are BYU's athletic programs financially supported?
Most of the funding used for BYU's athletic programs comes from football and men's basketball ticket sales. Additional funds are obtained through corporate sponsors, the fundraising efforts of the Cougar Club, and private donations. The university does provide a small amount of funding, but no tithing dollars from members of the LDS Church are used to run the athletic programs. 

Where has BYU traditionally placed in the Division I Sports Academy Directors' Cup rankings? 

BYU finished the 2006-07 athletic season ranked 26th overall in the Directors' Cup standings, and was the top-ranked Mountain West Conference school in the Directors' Cup. The Cougars were also the highest-ranked school from a non-automatic BCS-qualifying conference. 

Previous rankings:
2005-06 31st
2004-05 27th
2003-04 29th
2002-03 45th
2001-02 23rd
2000-01 17th
1999-00 18th
1998-99 12th
1997-98 18th
1996-97 16th


How has BYU fared in the Mountain West Conference since its inception in 1999? 

In the eight-year history of the MWC the Cougars have claimed 85 conference championships, which is more than half of the 152 conference titles awarded. 

During the 2006-07 season, BYU earned 14 MWC titles including women's cross country, men's cross country, football, men's swimming, women's swimming, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's indoor track and field, women's indoor track and field, women's tennis, men's, golf, softball, and men's outdoor track and field. 

Men's volleyball and gymnastics, which do not compete in the MWC, also achieved success. Men's Volleyball finished second in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Gymnastics, which does not compete in a conference, placed fourth at the NCAA Regionals. 

MWC Championships:

   
2006-07  
Men's Basketball Regular Season Champions
Women's Basketball Regular Season Champions
Women's Cross Country Tournament Champions
Men's Cross Country Tournament Champions
Football Regular Season Champions
Men's Golf Tournament Champions
Softball Regular Season
Men's Swimming Regular Season Champions
Women's Swimming Tournament Champions
Women's Tennis Regular Season/Tournament
Men's Track and Field (Indoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Track and Field (Indoor) Tournament Champions
Men's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
   
2005-06  
Men's Cross Country Tournament Champions
Men's Swimming Regular Season Champions
Women's Volleyball Regular Season Champions
Women's Basketball Regular Season Champions
Men's Track and Field (Indoor) Tournament Champions
Men's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
   
2004-05  
Men's Cross Country Tournament Champions
Women's Cross Country Tournament Champions
Softball Regular Season/Tournament
Men's Swimming Regular Season Champions
Women's Tennis Regular Season/Tournament
Men's Track and Field (Indoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Track and Field (Indoor) Tournament Champions
Men's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
   
2003-04  
Women's Cross Country Tournament Champions
Men's Swimming Regular Season/Tournament
Women's Swimming Tournament Champions
Women's Tennis Tournament Champions
Men's Track and Field (Indoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Track and Field (Indoor) Tournament Champions
Men's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
   
2002-03  
Men's Basketball Regular Season Champions
Men's Cross Country Tournament Champions
Women's Cross Country Tournament Champions
Soccer Regular Season/Tournament
Men's Swimming Regular Season/Tournament
Women's Swimming Tournament Champions
Men's Tennis Regular Season
Men's Track and Field (Indoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Track and Field (Indoor) Tournament Champions
Men's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
   
2001-02  
Baseball Tournament Champions
Women's Basketball Tournament Champions
Men's Cross Country Tournament Champions
Women's Cross Country Tournament Champions
Football Regular Season Champions
Soccer Regular Season/Tournament
Men's Swimming Tournament Champions
Women's Swimming Tournament Champions
Women's Track and Field (Indoor) Tournament Champions
Men's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
   
2000-01  
Baseball Regular Season/Tournament
Men's Basketball Regular Season/Tournament
Men's Cross Country Tournament Champions
Women's Cross Country Tournament Champions
Men's Golf Tournament Champions
Soccer Regular Season/Tournament
Softball Regular Season/Tournament
Men's Swimming Tournament Champions
Women's Swimming Tournament Champions
Men's Tennis Tournament Champions
Women's Tennis Regular Season/Tournament
Men's Track and Field (Indoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Track and Field (Indoor) Tournament Champions
Men's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Volleyball Tournament Champion
   
1999-00  
Men's Cross Country Tournament Champions
Women's Cross Country Tournament Champions
Football Regular Season Champions
Soccer Regular Season/Tournament
Men's Swimming Tournament Champions
Women's Swimming Tournament Champions
Men's Track and Field (Indoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Track and Field (Indoor) Tournament Champions
Men's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Track and Field (Outdoor) Tournament Champions
Women's Volleyball Regular Season Champions
   
BYU National Championships:  
Women's Cross Country 2002, 2001,1999,1997
Men's Volleyball 2004, 2001, 1999
Football 1984
Men's Golf 1981
Men's Track 1970