The Universe Sports program is a multiplatform sports experience. Students produce high-quality multimedia content for both television, digital, print, and social media channels. Universe Sports has its own website, sports and highlight show that airs across Utah on Fridays, and popular social media channels.

Additionally, students enrolled in the program spend a semester as sports information directors for BYU’s extramural sports teams. This experience introduces students to the broader field of sports communication that exists beyond sports journalism.

Students are taught by full-time faculty and adjuncts—like Greg Wrubell, Voice of the Cougars—who have extensive professional experience in the sports media arena. Along the way, students develop skills that include narrative storytelling, in-depth writing, social media analytics, videography, photography, and podcasting.

Each student in the program has the opportunity to work outside the classroom as a fulltime student employee in a sports related field. Our students are employed on-campus by BYU TV Sports, Athletic Communications, and Athletic New Media.

The program’s diverse curriculum helps students develop tools that make them qualified candidates for employment in either sports journalism or other sports-related fields.

See our curriculum map for your path into sports communication.

Meet Some of Our Alumni

Briana Barker

Vice President of Content Strategy, Utah Jazz

Jason Brooksby

Producer, NFL Network

Michael Bodmer

Producer, ESPN

Rand Champion

Assistant Athletic Director: Communications, University of Arkansas: Little Rock

Brandon Crow

Play-by-play, filmmaker, Utah Valley University Athletics

Clara Goodwin

Sports Anchor, KFSM

Kimberline Haner

Assistant Director of Media Relations, Arizona State University

Todd Harris

Play-by-play, Action Sports, NBC Sports

Carla Haslam

Color commentator, BYU TV

Brandon Henson

Production Assistant, Fox Sports

Zak Hicken

Producer, KSL Sports

Alema Harrington

Studio Host, Utah Jazz

Lakia Holmes

Associate Producer, Bleacher Report

Jarom Jordan

Host, Producer, BYU TV Sports

Abby Keenan

Social Content Intern, Los Angeles Lakers

Reggie Lewis

Production Assistant, NFL Network

Lu’isa Mataele

Senior Remote Production Coordinator, ESPN

Sterling Randle

Director of Communications, Dallas Wings

Elliot Scharffs

Production Assistant, ESPN

Greg Wrubell

Play-by-play, BYU Athletics

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