After 1894 Intercollegiate athletics became prominent at BYC. The College organized a basketball team for the 1901-1902 school year that Arnold Garr claims may be the first one organized in the state. The best performance of a BYC basketball team was the 1907-1908 squad, which won the state championship and traveled to Chicago for the postseason Middle West Basketball Tournament. Football was banned for a while by the Church General Education Board due to a death of a player in Salt Lake City. However, with the installation of Heber J. Grant as president of the board, football was again allowed. BYC also maintained baseball and track & field teams.