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Great Clips of the Week: BYU big man comes back to school AND gets the girl in same week

By Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21st, 2018 @ 11:03am


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DOWN ON ONE KNEE — Sports make a lot of people happy.

But sometimes, the happiest moments in sports come off the court.

That was the case with ...

One lucky Cougar

Last week, Yoeli Childs made a lot of BYU basketball fans happy by announcing he was withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to Provo for his junior season.

On Saturday, it was Childs’ turn to be happy.

The former Bingham High star proposed during Saturday night’s lantern festival in Grantsville—and she said yes, even if he opened the box with the ring upside down.

His fiancee is no slouch, athletically, either. Megan Boudreaux played two seasons of volleyball at Utah before transferring to Utah Valley. The two-time all-state selection from Bingham High averaged 1.31 kills per set as a redshirt sophomore in 2017.

The only question is: when did this room get so dusty?

That’s not how you do it

Oregon State was eliminated from the NCAA softball tournament Sunday by No. 12 Alabama, host of the Tuscaloosa Regional.

But before the Beavers were sent packing, they delivered the knockout blow to Wisconsin.

The Badgers fell to the Beavers 5-1. And if you’re looking for a turning point, look no further than what was initially called an “inside-the-park home run” by OSU’s McKenna Arriola.

Of course, this isn’t actually a home run—and the rule book corrected the original call. Because Arriola reached first on an error, the scoring was recorded as such—and led to the Comedy of Errors that was the final call.

Still, thanks to the internet, we get to re-live it.

Golden Knights in Utah

In case you missed it, the Vegas Golden Knights became the first NHL expansion franchise in the modern era to reach the Stanley Cup finals with Sunday’s 2-1 win over Winnipeg in Game 5.

Of course, the Golden Knights aren’t the first expansion team to accomplish the feat; that honor belongs to the old St. Louis Blues, who played for the Stanley Cup in 1968. Of course, the Blues were guaranteed an expansion team would meet in that final, after the then-12-team NHL qualified eight teams for the playoffs.

Here in Utah, we’re pretty excited to see a potential Stanley Cup champion just a few hours’ drive to the south on Interstate 15—so we sent one of our KSL TV photographers to a game in Sin City to find out why Utahns are falling in love with “hockey in the desert.”

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