BYU Athletics Blog | January 2012

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL Newsradio - 1/10/12

Jan 11, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: January 13, 2012 11:53 am | Permalink

Listen to the fifth episode of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' on KSL Newsradio. Assistant coach Terry Nashif filled in for Coach Rose for episode five.

Nashif and Greg Wrubell discussed last week's games against Loyola Marymount and San Francisco and this week's game against Santa Clara. Senior captain and guard Charles Abouo was this week's guest and Nashif also answered questions from the fans.

Click here to listen to the show.

BYU vs. San Francisco Postgame Show on KSL

Jan 09, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:46 pm | Permalink

Listen to the postgame show from BYU vs. San Francisco.

Postgame

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL 5 TV - 1/8/12

Jan 09, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 1:15 pm | Updated: January 13, 2012 1:20 pm | Permalink

Episdoe 4 of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' aired on KSL 5 TV on Sunday, Jan. 8. Watch the episode below or click here to watch on KSL.com.

Seniors, Others Honored at Annual Football Banquet

Jan 06, 2012 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 2:30 pm | Updated: January 6, 2012 7:15 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah - The BYU football team honored its 2011 season senior class along with former player Chad Lewis and longtime football secretary Shirley Johnson at the annual Senior Tribute Banquet on Thursday.

 

Each honored with a personal video tribute, a total of 18 seniors were presented with a framed jersey and their BYU helmet, with one side of the helmet maintaining the camouflage look worn in the team’s 24-21 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl victory over Tulsa.

 

The seniors spotlighted included center Terence Brown, running back JJ Di Luigi, cornerback Corby Eason, tight end Matt Edwards, defensive end Hebron Fangupo, outside linebacker Jameson Frazier, receiver Spencer Hafoka, receiver McKay Jacobson, running back Bryan Kariya, middle linebacker Aveni Leung-Wai, receiver/holder Matt Marshall, outside linebacker Jordan Pendleton, defensive end Matt Putnam, offensive tackle Matt Reynolds, safety Steven Thomas, offensive guard Marco Thorson, safety Travis Uale and outside linebacker Jadon Wagner.

 

Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall also took time to recognize the many players who have already graduated as well as the contributions of the team’s four senior captains: Matt Reynolds, Bryan Kariya, Jameson Frazier and Travis Uale.

 

Mendenhall spoke of each captain’s path to BYU and said it was no accident the team was successful as each of the captains provided leadership in their own way to help the team to a 10-3 season and fifth bowl victory in the last six years. With their bowl victory in Dallas, the Cougars became one of only six programs in the nation to achieve five double-digit victory seasons in the last six years, joining Virginia Tech, Boise State, Ohio State, Oklahoma and TCU.

 

Each of the captains took time to address their teammates and share heartfelt feelings. All spoke of how they will miss the association of being part of the team next year as their teammates prepare for the 2012 season. 

 

Reynolds, who is expected to move on to the NFL as one of the nation’s best offensive linemen, said he had no words that could adequately express how much he appreciates his experience at BYU. “I’m honored to have played here and been part of the brotherhood of BYU football,” Reynolds said.

 

Hall of Fame coach LaVell Edwards presented former BYU All-American and NFL Pro Bowl tight end Chad Lewis with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Lewis currently works in the Athletic Department as the associate athletic director for development.

 

Edwards also spoke on behalf of the football program to honor football secretary Shirley Johnson, who first joined the program under Edwards and just completed her 32nd season overall with the program.

 

Event emcee and former player Alema Harrington spoke highly of Shirley while representing the many former Cougars she has helped influence over the years.

 

Mendenhall thanked all those who contribute their talents to the program and specifically expressed appreciation to LaVell Edwards for his continued participation and support.  He also shared his appreciation for the many successes, both on and off the field, of the quality young men that make up the team.

 

“As a dad, it’s a great experience to have my boys be around players in our program,” Mendenhall expressed. “They look up to you and want to be like you. It’s a real blessing in my and Holly’s life.”

BYU at Loyola Marymount Audio on KSL

Jan 06, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: January 15, 2012 5:30 pm | Permalink

Use the links below to listen to Greg Wrubell and Steve Cleveland call the Loyola Marymount game on KSL.

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL Newsradio - 1/3/12

Jan 04, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:38 pm | Updated: January 13, 2012 11:49 am | Permalink

Listen to the fourth episode of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' on KSL Newsradio.

Rose and Greg Wrubell discussed last week's games against and this week's games against Loyola Marymount and San Francisco. Senior captain and forward Noah Hartsock was this week's guest and Rose also answered questions from the fans.

Click here to listen to the show.

Head-to-Head: BYU at Loyola Marymount

Jan 04, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:33 pm | Permalink

Check out how BYU's projected starters matchup with Loyola Marymount's projected starters, both phyiscally and statistically. Projected starters are based on the starters from each team's previous game. BYU takes on Loyola Marymount on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. PST on BYUtv and KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

(12-4, 1-1) BYU's Probable Starters Loyola Marymount's Probable Staters (8-6, 1-0) 
Rpg Ppg Wt Ht Name Name Ht Wt Ppg Rpg
3.7 15.0 175 6-2 Matt Carlino Anthony Ireland 5-10 175 14.1 4.4
3.8 8.8 210 6-6 Brock Zylstra Jarred DuBois 6-3 180 10.2 2.6
6.6 11.9 215 6-5 Charles Abouo LaRon Armstead 6-5 200 9.5 3.2
5.8 17.1 230 6-8 Noah Hartsock Drew Viney 6-8 210 16.0 4.5
8.1 12.9 235 6-9 Brandon Davies Godwin Okonji 6-8 220 4.6 4.3

Getting to Know Christie Carpenter

Jan 04, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 10:27 am | Updated: January 4, 2012 10:31 am | Permalink

Class: Senior

Position: Outside hitter

Height: 6-1

Academic major: Exercise and wellness

Academic minor: Business

Favorite color: Green (yellow in close second)

Favorite movie: I love too many

Favorite place to eat: My house w/ my mom cooking

Favorite musical: Wicked

Someone you look up to: Everyone in my family

Athlete crush: Dwayne Wade

Favorite actor: Julia Roberts/Ryan Reynolds

Favorite place to travel: La Jolla, Calif.

Something few people know about you: I’m 1/12 Indian.

If you were queen for a day, you would:

Throw a ball.

Favorite quote/motto: “Keep on keeping on.”

When did you decide to come to BYU? As soon as I came out of the womb.

Getting to Know Casey Thurston

Jan 04, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 10:25 am | Permalink

Class: Senior

Position: Outside hitter

Height: 6-1

Academic major: Exercise and wellness

Favorite color: Purple

Favorite movie: Despicable Me

Favorite musical: Phantom of the Opera

Someone you look up to: My mom. She’s smart. :)

Athlete crush: Jordan Thurston. He’s an awesome snowboarder and he’s way HOT!

Favorite actor: Jack Black

Favorite place to travel: Coronado, Calif.

Something few people know about you: I was still born.

If you were queen for a day, you would:

Eat a lot of ice cream and travel with my family.

Top thing you did this summer: Camping with family.

Why did you decide to come to BYU? It is close to family and my brother was here for school.

Getting to Know Camilla Phillips

Jan 04, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 10:22 am | Permalink

Class: Senior

Position: Outside hitter/opposite hitter

Height: 5-11

Academic major: Psychology

Favorite color: Turquoise, purple, black

Favorite movie: The Proposal

Favorite place to eat: Home :)

Favorite musical: Mama Mia

Someone you look up to: My sister, Victoria Phillips-Tuione

Athlete crush: Blake Griffin

Favorite actor: Aishwayra Rai

Favorite place to travel: Hawaii, anywhere my family is.

Something few people know about you: I’m Maori.

If you were queen for a day, you would: Do anything and everything with my family and friends.

Top three things you did this summer: Hiked, spent time w/ nephews and nieces, California.

Why did you decide to come to BYU? It’s close to home and the awesome environment. 

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