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BYU Athletics Blog | 2009

Rose Plays in Chairman's Tournament for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation

Aug 25, 2009 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 7:38 pm | Permalink

BYU head coach Dave Rose recently played in the eighth annual Chairman's Tournament for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Read about it in the Salt Lake Tribune.

Chat Rescheduled

Aug 25, 2009 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 4:02 pm | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm | Permalink

11 days remain until the BYU season opener against No. 3 Oklahoma!

Chat Rescheduled

Our online player chat with McKay Jacobson, originally scheduled for earlier this afternoon, has been moved to Friday at 1:30 p.m. McKay missed practice today due to illness and will hopefully be feeling better soon.

Thursday's chat with Romney Fuga will go ahead as originally scheduled. Submit your questions from Romney HERE. Questions will be accepted before and during the live chat.

No More Two-A-Days!

Aug 24, 2009 - Posted by Christie Carpenter at 10:55 pm | Permalink

We’re all done with two-a-days! We all can’t believe how fast they went by this year, but we’re not complaining that they are over either. Everyone is playing very well and competing well. The chemistry on this team is excellent and we are all getting very excited for the games to start.

On Friday after practice we left for Park City for our little retreat. We stayed at the Andrus’ lovely home. When we first arrived we all walked on Main Street for a while and then met up for dinner. After dinner we made our way over to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (this is what I had been waiting for all day) and we all got a treat. Most of us got the “apple pie” caramel apple, which was very good. After this we went back to the house and the real fun began.

Freshman initiation is a great thing. Everyone has to go through it--it’s just the way of life for a team. It is fun for both parties—most of the time—and it brings the team closer together. Woke up the next morning and had a fabulous breakfast. Chef Shawn made us breakfast burritos that were delicious. We then had our team meeting, which got us all extremely pumped for everything to start. We set some great goals for ourselves and are all very motivated to reach them. After meetings we all went down the Alpine Slide. It was so fun! We had a great time and created some good memories.

We are all looking forward to another great week of volleyball. We have our Blue and White game on Tuesday and then we leave for Missouri this weekend!

Chat Tomorrow

Aug 24, 2009 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 6:45 pm | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm | Permalink

12 days until Oklahoma!

Don't forget about our online player chat with McKay Jacobson tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Submit your questions HERE. Questions will be accepted before and during the live chat.

Fireside Schedule Released

Aug 22, 2009 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 2:01 pm | Permalink

2009 Football Firesides

The 2009 football fireside schedule has been released, check it out HERE.

The first fireside of the season will be at the Carrollton Stake Center in Carrollton, Texas at 7 p.m. CT. Hope to see all of you there before our season opener against No. 3 Oklahoma!

Second Installment of "Thursday's Hero"

Aug 21, 2009 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 2:39 pm | Permalink

And the countdown continues... 15 days!

Thursday's Hero

Today's Thursday's (Friday's) Hero was Hannah Laursen, a nine-year-old girl from Provo, Utah. Hannah and her family were on vacation in Florida back in June when she began complaining of headaches. After going to the hospital the doctors told Hannah and her family she was just suffering from migraines but would carry out protocol and perform a CT scan. The results of the scan showed Hannah had a brain tumor which required immediate emergency surgery. Since that time Hannah has undergone three major surgeries and two rounds of chemotherapy.

16 Days

Aug 20, 2009 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 3:28 pm | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm | Permalink

16 days until Oklahoma! To help satisfy your BYU football cravings, check out the new BYU Football commercial! It features current and alumni players, including, Tom Holmoe, Chad Lewis, Bryan Kehl, Rob Morris, Curtis Brown, Jamal Willis and Robbie Bosco.

Click to watch the video.

Last Open Practice

Today was the last open practice of fall camp. Thanks to the 700+ who came out to support our Cougars!

Chat Update

Also, thank you to all who submitted questions for our online player chat with JJ Di Luigi this afternoon. It went really well. Keep the questions coming for the next two chats, with McKay Jacobson and Romney Fuga, next week.

Trent Whiting in Italy

Aug 20, 2009 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:15 pm | Updated: November 14, 2011 12:31 pm | Permalink

Former Cougar Trent Whiting has enjoyed a successful career in Italy since playing his senior season at BYU. He averaged 14.2 points and 2.3 assists while shooting .390 from three and .819 from the free throw line for the Cougars.

Since 2005 Whiting has played in the Legadue, the second-highest league in Italy. In four seasons he has averaged 19.8 points and owns a shooting percentage of .472. In 128 games in the last five seasons he has scored 2,535 points.

To see his stats in Legadue, click here.

17 Days Until Oklahoma

Aug 19, 2009 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 3:18 pm | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm | Permalink

17 days remain until our season opener against Oklahoma!

Tomorrow we have an online player chat scheduled with sophomore running back JJ Di Luigi. I've also arranged chats with a pair of returned missionaries in wide receive McKay Jacobson and defensive lineman Romney Fuga for the following Tuesday and Thursday, both at 1:30 p.m. Start submitting your questions for those chats HERE.

Get to Know

I've started interviewing several members of the BYU football support staff and will periodically spotlight one of them in the feature area of the website. First up is High School Relations Coordinator Patrick Hickman. Pat is entering his fourth season at BYU. Learn more about him HERE.

Cougar Kickoff

Aug 18, 2009 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 7:31 pm | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm | Permalink

Our first online chat of the 2009 season was a success! Thanks to all the fans who submitted questions for RJ Willing. He enjoyed reading and answering all of them. Don't forget about our next chat on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with sophomore running back JJ Di Luigi!

The team participated in the Sixth Annual Cougar Kickoff on Haws Field, an event to promote BYU's fall sports. The women's volleyball, soccer and cross country teams were also there.

Fans had an opportunity to get autographs, posters and t-shirts from the players. While the majority of the guys were sitting at a long line of tables, several didn't quite make it that far. Max Hall, Dennis Pitta, Terrance Hooks, O'Neill Chambers, Jan Jorgensen and several others were standing on the field with lines of eager fans waiting for an autograph or photo.

Here are a few photos from tonight.