BYU Athletics Blog | 2012

BYU vs. UT San Antonio preview

Nov 21, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 11:06 am | Permalink

The BYU men’s basketball team (2-2) returns home this week and will host UT-San Antonio tonight at 7 p.m. MST in the Marriott Center. The Cougars are looking to bounce back after suffering back-to-back losses at the Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y.

BYU is coming off an 88-70 loss to Florida State and a 78-68 loss to Notre Dame, both on the road. The games are the first consecutive regular season losses since the 2008-09 season (Jan. 17 at New Mexico, Jan. 21 vs. UNLV). The Cougars have never lost three-straight with Rose at the helm.

In BYU’s most recent contest against the Fighting Irish, Tyler Haws led all scorers with 21 points for his fourth-straight 20+ performance. Also in double figures were Brandon Davies and Brock Zylstra with 12 and 10, respectively.

The Roadrunners come to Provo with a 3-1 season record, on a 3-game winning streak. Their most recent win came over USC Upstate in a 67-59 final with Kannon Burrage leading UT-San Antonio on 19 points.

UTSA finished last season with a 18-14 record after ending the year with a 78-74 loss to McNeese State in the Southland Conference Tournament. The Roadrunners return two starters from last year’s squad in seniors Michael Hale III and Burrage. 

Catching up with Michele Murphy

Nov 20, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 4:24 pm | Permalink

BYU Athletics catches up with 2012 WCC Freshman of the Year Michele Murphy to talk about how she started playing soccer and what it's like to play on South Field. 

Former player Jenavieve Phillips passed away

Nov 20, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 9:57 am | Permalink

BYU Athletics wishes to offer its condolences to the family of former women's soccer player Jenavieve Phillips who passed away last Friday in her Gilbert, Ariz., hometown after being involved in a car accident. 

Phillips played in 40 games for BYU between 2002 and 2006. She played on three NCAA Tournament teams, including the 2003 team that went to the Elite Eight, and was a member of the 2002 MWC Championship Team. In her senior year, she helped lead the team to a No. 17 final regular season ranking. She was also a member of the U-19 National Team in 2003 and an Olympic Development Program member from 1998-2001.

"We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of an amazing young women," said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "Jenavieve will always be remembered as a talented player for BYU Soccer, but more importantly, she will be remembered for her dedication, perseverance and compassion. She was a friend to all and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family."

There will be a memorial service on Wednesday Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 230 North Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, Ariz.

For more about Jenavieve, visit the BYU women's soccer blog

Rose refuses to wither

Nov 20, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 7:39 am | Permalink

Included in truTV's coverage of the Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic last weekend was a feature on BYU coach Dave Rose's battle with cancer. TNT host and play-by-play announcer Ernie Johnson conducted interviews with Rose, his wife Cheryl and youngest daughter Taylor.

Coach Rose discusses the 2013 signing class on True Blue

Nov 20, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 7:27 am | Permalink

BYU basketball coach Dave Rose was on BYUtv's True Blue yesterday to discuss the five high school players that signed National Letters of Intent last week. Rose also discussed Kyle Collinsworth — who is serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia — returning to the program next season.

Catching up with Carlee Payne Holmoe

Nov 19, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 10:24 pm | Permalink

BYU Athletics caught up with BYU women's soccer senior Carlee Payne Holmoe to talk about her love of the game, her teammates and why she came to BYU.

Van Noy, Stephenson honored by CFPA

Nov 19, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 4:50 pm | Permalink

College Football Performance Awards honored two Cougars for their play against San Jose State. Junior linebacker Kyle Van Noy was named honorable mention for National Linebacker of the Week while senior punter Riley Stephenson earned honorable mention for National Punter of the Week.

Van Noy was stout on defense against the Spartans with three tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and seven total tackles. The Reno, Nev. native leads BYU in tackles for loss (15.5), sacks (8.5), quarterback hurries (8) and forced fumbles (5).

Stephenson, who is from St. George, Utah, punted five times for a 50-yard average against the Spartans. Sitting at No. 2 nationally in punting, Stephenson hit kicks of 50, 57 and 60 yards, while his shortest punt of the night (a 39-yarder) pinned the Spartans on their 11-yard line—one of two punts downed inside the SJSU 20. Stephenson is a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award recognizing the nation's top punter. Stephenson was also named the FBS Independent Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Spartans.

About College Football Performance Awards (CFPA):
The goal of College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. Recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. For more information visit collegefootballperformance.com

 

 

Game at Harvard

Nov 16, 2012 - Posted by Norma Collett at 11:01 pm | Permalink

Today was the final game the team played in the Boston area.  After a disappointing loss at Boston College yesterday, the team looked to bounce back against Harvard.

A nice crowd of BYU fans came to cheer on the Cougars as they battled Harvard in a closely fought battle.  Unfortunately, it didn’t go our way at the end. Kim Beeston, Lexi Eaton and Keilani Unga all recorded double digits in scoring in the game with Haley Steed leading the way in assists with a game-high eight.

The team returns home Saturday night for a short stay. They go back on the road again on Monday to play at Arizona on Tuesday, one of three Pac-12 schools the Cougar will play this season. They are at Washington State on Saturday. 

Cougars at the Barclays Center

Nov 16, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:07 pm | Permalink

Yesterday the Cougars practiced in the Barclays Center practice gym and today had a shoot around on the playing floor to get ready for tonight's game against Florida State at 7 p.m. EST. The Barclays opened this fall and is pretty incredible. One of the highlights so far was riding in a bus elevator down into the building and coming out 50 feet from where the games will be played.

BYU vs. Florida State preview

Nov 16, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 8:34 am | Permalink

BYU men’s basketball (2-0) will take on Florida State in the Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic tonight at 7 p.m. EST at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The game will be the second-ever between the two schools with the first meeting coming in 1972.

The Cougars are coming off an 80-62 victory over Georgia State to improve to 2-0 on the year. Brandon Davies led all players with 28 points on 10 of 14 shooting. Tyler Haws and Matt Carlino were the other BYU players in double digits with 22 and 11 points, respectively. The Cougars finished with 21 assists, six blocks and 12 steals.

Florida State is 1-1 on the year with a loss to South Alabama and a win over Buffalo. Against Buffalo, 2012 ACC Tournament MVP Michael Snaer led all players with 19 points while teammates Okaro White and Aaron Thomas also contributed double digits with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Florida State’s 2011-12 campaign ended with a 62-56 loss to Cincinnati in the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament. The Seminoles captured their first ACC championship as they swept through the ACC Tournament with wins over Miami in the quarterfinals, No. 2 seeded and No. 6 ranked Duke in the semifinals and No. 1 seeded and No. 4 ranked North Carolina in the Championship game. Snaer is the only returning starter from last season’s 25-10 team.