BYU Athletics Blog | November 2012

Women's Basketball in Hanover, New Hampshire

Nov 12, 2012 - Posted by Norma Collett at 4:39 pm | Updated: November 13, 2012 1:25 pm | Permalink

Hanover and Dartmouth

The team arrived in Boston Sunday evening. Our bus driver took us for a short drive to downtown Boston where everyone got to experience a wide variety of food choices. After dinner, it was back on the bus for about a 90-minute drive to Hanover, New Hampshire.

Monday began with a morning practice at Dartmouth. After a quick shower, lunch was in downtown Hanover at “Everything But Anchovies” – a local favorite for sandwiches, wraps and salads.

After lunch it was back on the bus for a short drive to Sharon, Vermont where we toured the Joseph Smith Birthplace Visitor’s Center. Everyone had the opportunity to walk around the grounds, take pictures, listened to a 15-minute presentation from Brother and Sister Fischer and then watched a short film on the importance of families.

More broadcast details about Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

Nov 12, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:07 pm | Permalink

Last week truTV put out a press release with broadcast details for the 2012 Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Here's another release with more information about the broadcast plans, including details about a feature on Coach Rose that will air during the event and the broadcast team that will call the game.

truTV to Exclusively Televise 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic November 16-17

Match-ups to Feature Brigham Young vs. Florida State; Notre Dame vs. Saint Joseph’s

truTV will exclusively televise the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Action will begin with a doubleheader Friday, Nov. 16, with Brigham Young taking on Florida State at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Notre Dame and Saint Joseph’s. Coverage will continue Saturday, Nov. 17, with the Consolation Game at 7 p.m., followed by the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Game.  Brian Anderson will call the games on truTV alongside analysts Greg Anthony and Steve Smith with Craig Sager reporting courtside and contributor Seth Davis.

As part of truTV’s coverage of the tournament, St. Joseph’s will provide the network with special “all-access” coverage which will allow truTV’s cameras into the team’s locker room for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage throughout the tournament. Additionally, the network will present the following features during the event:

  • Turner Sports’ Ernie Johnson sat down with Brigham Young head coach Dave Rose and his family to discuss how their journey through Rose’s battle with pancreatic cancer three years ago changed his life.
  • A profile of Notre Dame sixth-year senior and team captain Scott Martin who has dealt with his father’s lymphoma eye cancer diagnosis and an ACL injury which sidelined him during his junior year.

2012 COACHES VS. CANCER TELECAST SCHEDULE

Fri., November 16, 7 p.m. ET

  • Brigham Young vs. Florida State • Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Greg Anthony and Steve Smith (analysts) with Craig Sager (reporter) and Seth Davis (contributor)
  • Notre Dame vs. Saint Joseph’s • Anderson, Anthony and Smith with Sager and Davis

Sat., November 17, 7 p.m. ET

  • Consolation Game • Anderson, Anthony and Smith with Sager and Davis
  • Championship Game • Anderson, Anthony and Smith with Sager and Davis

truTV and truTV HD Channel Designations in the Team Markets

Team City Cable Provider truTV truTV HD
BYU Salt Lake City, Utah Comcast 44 736
Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. Comcast 65 398
Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. Comcast 65 320
Saint Joseph's Philadelphia, Pa. Comcast 69 841

Satellite and Telco Affiliates Channel Information (Nationwide)

Provider truTV truTV HD
DIRECTV 246 246-1
Dish  Network 204 9430
Verizon 183 683
AT&T 164 1164

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve schools will compete in the event, with four of those teams serving as regional hosts. Regional round action takes place November 9-13, 2012 with the four hosts – BYU, Florida State, Notre Dame and St. Joseph’s – advancing to the championship rounds on November 16-17 at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in televised and online sports programming, airing championship-level sporting events on TBS, TNT and truTV, and managing some of the most popular sports sites on the Internet. Turner Sports’ television lineup includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, NASCAR and professional golf. The company’s digital portfolio includes Bleacher Report, NASCAR.COM, NCAA.com and March Madness Live, PGATOUR.COM and PGA.com, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile websites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

Visit the Turner Sports online pressroom for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

BYU vs. Georgia State preview

Nov 12, 2012 - Posted by wcc at 2:54 pm | Permalink

BYU men’s basketball will host Georgia State on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. MST in the Marriott Center. The game is the second in the Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic and is the first-ever meting between the two teams.

Led by its three captains, BYU won its 2012-13 season opener 81-66 over Tennessee State last Friday.

Sophomore Tyler Haws led all scorers with 22 points on 7 of 15 shooting while adding four rebounds and one assist. Seniors Brandon Davies and Brock Zylstra also scored in double digits, picking up 16 and 11 points, respectively.

Georgia State opened its 2012-13 season with a 74-55 loss at college basketball powerhouse No. 8 Duke.

Junior Devonta White, the Panthers’ only returning starter, led Georgia State with 19 points on 6 of 13 shooting. R.J. Hunter, the son of Panther head coach Ron Turner, posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards.

The Panthers finished their 2011-12 season with a 64-59 loss to Mercer in the round of 16 of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Georgia State finished the season 22-12 for the second-most wins in school history and the CIT was the team’s first postseason birth since 2002. 

Honoring Veterans and some player honors

Nov 12, 2012 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 11:43 am | Updated: November 12, 2012 11:55 am | Permalink

With Veterans Day taking place this year on Sunday, Nov. 11, the annual holiday honoring the many military personnel who have served and are serving this country is observed today. Prior to BYU's 52-13 victory over Idaho on Saturday, a 100-yard-long flag was carried onto the field, covering it entirely, by members of the Army and Air Force ROTC for the singing of the National Anthem. Check out the photos below and many thanks to all who have and are serving in the Armed Forces!

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Several BYU players were honored Monday for their play against Idaho on Saturday. Junior wide receiver Cody Hoffman and junior kicker Justin Sorensen joined Notre Dame junior linebacker Prince Shembo in receiving Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Player of the Week accolades

Hoffman was also named the Independent Offensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness and honorable mention for National Wide Receiver of the Week by College Football Performance Awards

Hoffman caught nine passes for 108 yards and three touchdowns against Idaho in BYU's 52-13 win.  Hoffman’s performance marked his 11th 100-yard receiving game, tied for third all-time at BYU, while giving him 23 career touchdown receptions, which is tied for fourth on BYU’s career ledger. In addition, he extended to 29 his streak of consecutive games with at least one reception.  

Sorensen broke a long-standing BYU record by converting all seven of his PAT attempts to extend his personal streak to 68 consecutive PATs made, breaking the previous school mark of 67—a record that had stood since 2004.

BYU vs Idaho Fourth Quarter Blog

Nov 10, 2012 - Posted by Chris Scheitinger at 11:42 pm | Updated: November 10, 2012 11:47 pm | Permalink

Summary

James Lark hit Cody Raymond for a two-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to put BYU up 49-10. Kicker Justin Sorensen hit a 31-yard field goal with 1:50 remaining in the quarter to extend BYU’s lead to 52-10. Kicker Trey Farquhar kicked a 35-yard field goal at the end of the game to bring the final score to 52-13.

Standout Players

James Lark – completed 6-8 passes in the fourth quarter for 49 yards. Lark finished the game 6-11 for 49 yards and one touchdown.

Quarter Highlights

Quarterback James Lark hit wide receiver Cody Raymond for a two-yard touchdown pass with 12 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Halfway through the quarter Uani Unga forced a fumble on quarterback Logan Bushnell, recovered by Russell Tialavea at the BYU 24.

Visit the BYU facebook page for photos of the game: https://www.facebook.com/BYUFootball

BYU vs Idaho Third Quarter Blog

Nov 10, 2012 - Posted by Chris Scheitinger at 11:03 pm | Updated: November 10, 2012 11:08 pm | Permalink

Summary

 

Idaho kicker Trey Farquhar kicked a 39 yard field goal with 8:28 remaining in the third quarter to bring the score to 42-10 BYU. On 4th and goal, Idaho forced a fumble at the one yard line recovering the football for a touchback with 2:07 remaining. BYU leads 42-10 at the end of three quarters.

Standout Players

 

Uani Unga – Unga intercepted Idaho’s Logan Bushnell, returning it 22 yards to the Idaho 22.

Quarter Highlights

 

Quarterback James Lark replaced Riley Nelson during BYU’s second offensive series. During Idaho’s first offensive possession of the third quarter, quarterback Logan Bushnell hit wide receiver Najee Lovett twice for 33 yard and 11 yard passes. Idaho went on to kick a field goal, the only score of the third quarter.

Visit the BYU facebook page for photos of the game: https://www.facebook.com/BYUFootball

BYU vs Idaho Second Quarter Blog

Nov 10, 2012 - Posted by Chris Scheitinger at 10:02 pm | Permalink

Summary

 

Riley Nelson connected twice with wide receiver Cody Hoffman on six yard and four yard touchdown passes. BYU leads Idaho 42-7 at halftime.

Standout Players

 

Cody Hoffman – Hoffman caught two touchdown passes during the second quarter to finish the first half with three touchdown catches and 91 yards receiving.

Riley Nelson – Nelson finished the first half 16-27 for 193 yards and three touchdown passes. He rushed five times for 50 yards.

Robbie Buckner – intercepted quarterback Logan Bushnell at the BYU 37.

Quarter Highlights

 

Quarterback Riley Nelson connected with wide receiver Cody Hoffman for a six yard touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone to put the Cougars up 35-7 early in the second quarter. With 6:49 remaining in the quarter, Nelson hit Hoffman streaking across the center of the end zone for a four yard-touchdown pass. Hoffman’s second touchdown pass of the quarter extended BYU’s lead to 42-7 going into halftime.

Visit the BYU facebook page for photos of the game: https://www.facebook.com/BYUFootball

BYU vs Idaho First Quarter Blog

Nov 10, 2012 - Posted by Chris Scheitinger at 9:19 pm | Permalink

Summary

BYU jumped on the board first. On 4th and 1, Jamaal Williams broke free for a 49-yard run, setting up a Riley Nelson 6–yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Cody Hoffman. Jamaal Williams went on to score two touchdowns to put BYU up 21-0. After an Idaho touchdown pass, Spencer Hadley recovered a fumble into the endzone to put BYU up 28-7.

Standout Players

Jamaal Williams – Six carries for 78 yards and two touchdowns

Riley Nelson – 7-9 for 119 yards, six yard touchdown pass to Cody Hoffman

Quarter Highlights

Jamaal Williams scored two touchdowns and ran for 77 yards, including a 49-yard run on 4th and 1 to set up BYU’s first score of the quarter. Down 21-0, Idaho quarterback Logan Bushnell hit wide receiver Mike Scott down the middle late in the first quarter for a 33-yard touchdown reception. With four seconds remaining Spencer Hadley recovered a fumble at the two-yard line, running into the endzone for a touchdown.

Visit our facebook page for photos of the game: https://www.facebook.com/BYUFootball

BYU vs Idaho First Quarter Blog

Nov 10, 2012 - Posted by Chris Scheitinger at 9:17 pm | Permalink

Summary

BYU jumped on the board first. On 4th and 1, Jamaal Williams broke free for a 49-yard run, setting up a Riley Nelson 6–yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Cody Hoffman. Jamaal Williams went on to score two touchdowns to put BYU up 21-0. After an Idaho touchdown pass, Spencer Hadley recovered a fumble into the endzone to put BYU up 28-7.

Standout Players

Jamaal Williams – Six carries for 78 yards and two touchdowns

Riley Nelson – 7-9 for 119 yards, six yard touchdown pass to Cody Hoffman

Quarter Highlights

Jamaal Williams scored two touchdowns and ran for 77 yards, including a 49-yard run on 4th and 1 to set up BYU’s first score of the quarter. Down 21-0, Idaho quarterback Logan Bushnell hit wide receiver Mike Scott down the middle late in the first quarter for a 33-yard touchdown reception. With four seconds remaining Spencer Hadley recovered a fumble at the two-yard line, running into the endzone for a touchdown.

Visit our facebook page for photos of the game: https://www.facebook.com/BYUFootball

A behind-the-scenes look at the coaches of the 2012 Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

Nov 09, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:20 pm | Updated: November 9, 2012 4:28 pm | Permalink

BYU, Florida State, Notre Dame, Saint Joseph’s compete November 16 & 17 at Barclays Center

BROOKLYN, NY (November 8, 2012) – Ready for college basketball? The American Cancer Society is kicking off the season in a big way — with the 18th Annual Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic!  This November, fans have the opportunity to see their favorite teams in action, and at a new home. Opened in September 2012, Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be the host of this season’s Classic championship rounds, featuring four regional host teams — BYU, Florida State, Notre Dame and Saint Joseph’s.  

While fans will flock to Barclay’s to support their favorite team, the Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic also gives attendees the opportunity to support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Since 1993, Coaches vs. Cancer, a partnership between the American Cancer Society and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), has helped raise more than $85 million through advocacy and fundraising programs. Communities are empowered to join alongside these two organizations to fund cancer research and help the Society provide the most up-to-date cancer information and support for cancer patients and their caregivers. Additionally, in support of the Brooklyn community’s ongoing rebuilding efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, attendees are encouraged to text "REDCROSS" to 90999 during the event to donate ten dollars for local relief efforts.

Each head coach participating in this year’s Classic at Barclays has a personal connection to the cause. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at what motivates Coach Dave Rose, Coach Phil Martelli, Coach Mike Brey and Coach Leonard Hamilton, honest and off the court: 

Coach Dave Rose, BYU

Head Coach Dave Rose has a powerful connection to not only the Coaches vs. Cancer program, but to the disease itself: he is a cancer survivor. Coach Rose has been involved in Coaches vs. Cancer for more than 20 years and currently serves as a chair of the National Coaches vs. Cancer Council. He is also involved with the Children with Cancer Christmas Foundation and in Relay For Life of Provo, Utah. His unmatched determination and ability to beat the odds of this disease make him a source of inspiration to the BYU family.

“This is a great opportunity for our team to play in a fantastic tournament while supporting a cause that is very important to me,” says Rose. “It’s inspiring to be involved with a group of coaches that are so passionate about trying to raise awareness and find a cure to this disease.” 

VIDEO: Coach Dave Rose discusses his cancer diagnosis and treatment

ARTICLE: On the road to recovery with Coach Dave Rose

PHOTOS: Coach Dave Rose at Relay For Life of Provo, Utah (Photo 1 and Photo 2)    

Coach Phil Martelli, Saint Joseph’s University

Head Coach Phil Martelli has been involved with Coaches vs. Cancer since 1996.  His involvement has been commended with several awards including the Coaches vs. Cancer Champion Award.  Coach Martelli currently serves as a chair of the National Coaches vs. Cancer Council. He and Coach Fran Dunphry of Temple University also co-chair the Philly 6, the Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer program.

Coach Martelli has personally been affected by cancer through the recent loss of his brother-in-law, and has hope that one day cancer will be a thing of the past. “I consider it an honor for Saint Joseph’s to be invited to participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic,” said Coach Martelli.  “My passions are my family, my team and Coaches vs. Cancer, with the dream being that if not us, that our children or our children’s children will someday see the headline ‘Cancer Free.’  And at that point in time, championships and wins and losses will pale in comparison and a worldwide celebration will take place.”

VIDEO: Coach Phil Martelli and the Saint Joseph's Hawks Take Part in the Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

PHOTOS: Coach Phil Martelli at Basket Ball and on the court (Photo 1 and Photo 2)

Coach Mike Brey, Notre Dame

Head Coach Mike Brey has been extensively involved with Coaches vs. Cancer since 1994, and has helped raise more than $2 million for the program.  In 2003, Coach Brey became a national board member of the Coaches vs. Cancer Council and received the Coaches vs. Cancer Champion Award by the Council and the NABC.  In 2009, Coach Brey participated in the Society’s Action Network Leadership Summit & Lobby Day, lobbying on Capitol Hill in support of health care reform and increased funding for cancer research.  

On a personal note, Coach Brey’s father is a cancer survivor, and the program is very close to his heart. “On behalf of Notre Dame, I am honored to be committed to such a powerful organization,” said Coach Brey. “The time and dedication that individuals and teams put forth to such an incredible cause will one day be the reason why cancer is defeated.”

VIDEO: Coach Mike Brey discusses his 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer gold outing fund raiser

ARTICLE: Brey Helping Spread Cancer Awareness Through Coaches vs. Cancer Fundraisers

PHOTO: Mike Brey headshot (Photo 1)

Coach Leonard Hamilton, Florida State

Head Coach Leonard Hamilton also has a strong connection to cancer – he has lost two brothers to this terrible disease.  He and his team are proud to take part in this year’s tournament because of the magnitude to which cancer affects the community.

“When you look around our society you see so many people affected in one way or another by this dreaded disease. In my mind, I’ve always wanted to contribute as much as possible to the fight,” said Coach Hamilton. “We’re using the game we have all benefited from in so many ways to highlight the battle we are facing and to come together against cancer.” 

But for Coach Hamilton, the experience is also about his players, and providing them with an experience that provides tough competition and deep meaning.  “This experience will raise the player’s consciousness about things they will be able to do later on in life,” he said.

VIDEO: Coach Leonard Hamilton: 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer

ARTICLE: Coach Leonard Hamilton: The Game Changer

PHOTO: Coach Leonard Hamilton press conference and on the court (Photo 1 and Photo 2)

The Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic will include a total of twelve NCAA college basketball teams.  Regional round action will take place from November 9 to November 13.  On Friday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m., the Semifinal Doubleheader will feature Brigham Young vs. Florida State, followed by Notre Dame vs. Saint Joseph’s.  The Championship Doubleheader will take place Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. with a consolation game followed by the championship game.  The remainder of the tournament will consist of a round-robin series featuring Buffalo, Evansville, Georgia State, Monmouth, South Alabama, Tennessee State, Western Illinois and Yale.

[For a complete schedule of game times and matchups, click here]

The Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. and will be aired by Turner Sports on truTV.  For a complete schedule of games or for more information about the Classic and how to purchase tickets for the event, please visit http://www.cvcclassic.com/. To get more updates and learn about the Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic via social media, follow the CVC Classic on Facebook or tweet @CVCClassic.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, an estimated 13.7 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

About Coaches vs. Cancer

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993, the initiative has raised more than $85 million to fund groundbreaking research, provide up-to-date cancer literacy, advocate for public health policies, and deliver services to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. To learn more, visit coachesvscancer.org.