"It was my decision, and the coaches' decision, to have me redshirt," Burt said after Wednesday's spring practice. "We talked about it and thought it would be best for me, and it ended up being a good thing. I've gotten stronger and faster, and grown as a person as well." Recruited as a defensive back out of Brigham City's Box Elder High, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Burt was moved to running back in fall camp back in 2015. He finished with 14 carries for 86 yards and also returned some kickoffs. He participated with BYU's indoor track team this past winter, improving his burst and his speed. "I felt like I had a pretty good year my freshman year, but I wanted to get faster, trim a little weight,"
Maryland basketball took down Michigan 77-70 in Ann Arbor on Jan. 17. Maryland went into the contest needing a win to get back on track though this was way too early to call a must-win game after a home setback. This win took the Terps to 14-2.
A transgender weightlifter who formerly participated in the men’s division dominated an international competition in her debut on the women’s circuit. Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand took gold in the women’s over 90kg division at the Australian International and set four national records in the process, reported the New Zealand Herald. With combined lifts of 268 kg, the 39-year-old transgender athlete bested the nearest competitor by 19 kg. The lifts set national records in the snatch and clean jerk.