There was a time last Saturday when BYU sports fans had to be pinching themselves to make sure the stream of good news ...seemingly all coming at once ... was for real.

The special weekend got off to a roaring start on Thursday night. The streaking BYU women's basketball team was in the midst of a scoring slump and likely to lose a home game against San Francisco, and then the improbable happened.

The Cougars came from behind with a furious scoring streak and star guard Lexi Eaton Rydalch's 40-foot shot in the final seconds to get a dramatic win.

That same night the BYU men's basketball team, coming off a stunning loss at home to the Pacific Tigers, had the offense in high gear on the road against the San Francisco Dons.

Guard Chase Fischer, questionable for the game with an injured shoulder, played brilliantly and scored 22 points. His running mate Nick Emery had a record-setting night, with 10 3-point shots as part of his 37-point scoring night.

The Cougars rang up a convincing road win by scoring 114 points, one of the highest scoring totals in recent memory, with significant contributions from Kyle Collinsworth, Corbin Kaufusi and Jordan Chatman.

The highly ranked men's volleyball team took care of business on Friday night in the eastern time zone by sweeping the Princeton Tigers in three sets. The hits just kept on coming.

Then came the eventful Saturday. The good news started early as former Cougar distance runner Jared Ward qualified for the 2016 United States Olympic team by finishing third in the marathon at the Olympic trials in Los Angeles, California.

Right on top of that, another former Cougar took the spotlight. On NBA All Star weekend in Toronto, Canada, Jimmer Fredette scored 35 points and was named the most valuable player in the NBA Development League All Star game.

The Fredette performance was reminiscent of his glory days at BYU and gave BYU fans a reminder of those fun and heady times. The Emery 37-point performance on Thursday night also stirred a few Fredette-type memories.

There was no stopping the good news. The BYU women's basketball team won its 14th consecutive game in a victory over Santa Clara on the Cougars home court. Kalani Purcell had 20 rebounds in the decisive victory.

Then men's basketball team followed suit with another high-quality performance in a win on the road against the Santa Clara Broncos. Emery again led the way with 31 points and Fischer finished with another 22-point outing.

The men's volleyball team finished the stellar day with a three-set sweep over the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The victory came against a lower-ranked team but nonetheless, by the time national rankings were updated, the Cougars were ranked second in the nation.

It was a whirlwind. It was fun. And I am sure BYU fans would enjoy a few more of these non-stop successful weekends. Stay tuned.

Ken Driggs of Mesa, Arizona, is a BYU graduate and served as Cosmo in the '60s. Contact him at