BYU Athletics Blog | January 2013

BYU Coach's Show: Tuesday 1/29

Jan 30, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 12:43 pm | Permalink

Live from Legends Grille, assistant coach Mark Pope filled in for head coach Dave Rose on his weekly coach's show. Coach Pope started the show talking about what's coming up for BYU and how they're looking right now.

"We're looking forward to the second half of our conference play. It's nice that we've seen all these teams already - last year there were some teams we didn't see until the second half. The guys are excited to play more games. The beautiful thing about basketball and the season is we can write our own story - we can still grow and prepare for what's coming based on what experiences we've had already."

Coach Pope also gave a recap of BYU's last two games against Gonzaga and Portland, highlighting the team's ability to stay composed on the road and get a win after a tough loss. 

Later on in the show, coach Pope talked about Brandon Davies, Brock Zylstra and Matt Carlino's performances through West Coast Conference action, how they've improved and ways they can still improve. 

Ian Harward joined the show later to talk about how he's shaping up this season after battling back injury and to answer some fan questions.

Coach Pope also finished up the show answering questions from fans.

Listen to the full show on KSL.com and don't miss head coach Dave Rose live on KSL Radio Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. MST.

Where to watch BYU at Pepperdine

Jan 29, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:30 pm | Updated: January 31, 2013 11:06 am | Permalink

BYU takes on Pepperdine at Firestone Fieldhouse on Thursday at 8 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sports, Root Sports Rocky Mountain and Root Sports Northwest.

TWC Sports is available to DIRECTV customers in Southern California as well as Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, Las Vegas and Hawaii on channel 691.

Root Sports is available on DIRECTV in Utah on channel 683 and on DISH on channel 414. Visit RootSports.com to find the channel in other areas.

The game is also available for free via the WCC Digital Network. There will be no geographic (or other) restrictions for the stream. Live stats are available on Pepperdine's website.

As always, Greg Wrubell and Mark Durrant will call the action on KSL 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and online at KSL.com. Tune in to the pregame show at 7 p.m. MST.

BYU Coach's Show: Sunday: 1/27

Jan 29, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 11:05 am | Updated: January 29, 2013 11:07 am | Permalink

Live from the KSL 5 TV studios, BYU head coach Dave Rose kicked off his weekly Coach's Show with a full recap of last week's games on the road against Gonzaga and Portland. 

"We really have to compete hard in this conference, and especially when we're playing a Top 10 team. We have to get a lot of guys to contribute and that was something we struggled with against Gonzaga. At Portland we responded well and executed our game plan, and it turned out much better. The pace was more like us."

BYU fell 83-63 on the road to No. 10 Gonzaga and then won 85-67 at Portland. Against the Bulldogs, coach Rose highlighted the play of Josh Sharp who finished with a career-high 14 points. Against the Pilots, coach Rose highlighted Brandon Davies' performance. Davies recorded his fifth double-double of the season on 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Coach Rose also talked about Matt Carlino and Tyler Haws's performance through West Coast Conference action, and how both of the players have excelled through the last eight games. 

Later on in the show, coach Rose talked about the team's strategy with Matt Carlino using his screens and creating offensive opportunities. Rose concluded the show with a look at other teams around the WCC and BYU's upcoming schedule.

Watch the full show on KSL.com and don't miss coach Rose every Sunday night at 11 p.m. MST on KSL 5 TV.

 

UP CLOSE with Kathryn Vidmar

Jan 28, 2013 - Posted by Steven Tew at 5:01 pm | Updated: January 28, 2013 5:02 pm | Permalink

Class- Senior 

Height- 5' 2"

Hometown- Trabuco Canyon, California

Major- Exercise and Wellness, Pre-nursing

Track and field events- 5k and 10k

Reason for attending BYU...

"I love the track team and knew it was a great program. I really wanted to see my potential running for such a great coach. I also have many family members that attend BYU as well."

Best part of being on the BYU track and field team...

"I love my teammates. They are my best friends and my family here in Provo. They push me to be a better runner and person. It's also so much fun traveling, and I love competing and representing BYU."

Favorite movie...

"I love watching movies, and I pretty much like any movie I watch."

Best place to eat in Provo...

"I really like Mountain West Burrito."

Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight...

"Harry Potter all the way. Also, Lord of the rings should be mentioned here too because I love that movie."

If you could be doing anything in 10 years it would be...

"A nurse and a high school cross country coach."

Favorite BYU sport other than track and field...

"Gymnastics! I have always loved the sport, and my little sister competes on the team, which makes me a big fan."

Funniest member of the BYU track team and why...

"Sarah Edwards. Except she graduated last year, and I am yet to find someone to fill her shoes."

Best catchphrase or line from a book, movie or TV show...

"There's a colonial woman on the wing."

Favorite pro sports team...

"I don't have any favorite teams, but I like to watch the Ironman World Championships. I also love professional surfing and skateboarding."

Best sport you play/played other than track and field...

"Surfing, skateboarding and soccer are tons of fun."

If you had a time machine, when/where would you go and why...

"I would go to the 1960's and go to a Beatles concert"

Best athlete in any sport at BYU...

"Emily Vidmar. She's a stud, a babe and my best bud."

If you could add one thing to the BYU campus, what would it be...

"A sunroom. I am always cold."

Favorite inspirational quote...

"I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast, and when I run, I feel his pleasure" -Chariots of Fire 

Recent stories on BYUtv

Jan 23, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:50 pm | Updated: January 23, 2013 4:10 pm | Permalink

On Jan. 14, 2013, BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe announced the jersey retirements of Mel Hutchins and Roland Minson. See the announcement below. The jersey retirements will take place in the Marriott Center at halftime of the BYU vs. Portland game on Feb. 16.

Kathy Aiken did a feature on Tyler Haws, his mission and his success so far this season.

Rose on his 200 career victories

Jan 23, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:39 pm | Permalink

BYU basketball coach Dave Rose was on True Blue on Monday, Jan. 21, to discuss his 200 career victories and BYU's upcoming game with Gonzaga.

UP CLOSE with Natalie Stewart

Jan 23, 2013 - Posted by Steven Tew at 3:23 pm | Updated: February 8, 2013 5:29 pm | Permalink

Class-  Senior

Height-  5' 8"

Hometown-  Spanish Fork, Utah

Major-  Public health, with an emphasis in health promotion

Track and field events- 400 meters

Reason for attending BYU...

"I knew BYU had a wonderful track and field program as well as great academic programs. It was close to home, and my older siblings were also at BYU, so it was an easy decision."

Best part of being on the BYU track and field team...

"I love the opportunity I have to run and do the sport I love. The coaches are wonderful, the team is fantastic, and every day is a combination of hard work, sweat and laughter." 

Favorite movie...

The Fugitive

Best place to eat in Provo...

"I love Zupas, which could be bordering Orem. Either way, it's great."

Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight...

Harry Potter

If you could be doing anything in 10 years it would be...

"In 10 years, I hope I can eat all I want and still not gain any weight!"

Funniest member of the BYU track team and why...

"Me, it's obvious why. Ask anyone. Ha." 

Best catchphrase or line from a book, movie or TV show...

"It's a good thing you aren't a big, fat guy, or this would be reallllly difficult." -Emperors New Groove 

Hidden Talent...

"I can curl my tongue into a three-leaf clover."

Favorite pro sports team...

"I'm really not into pro sports."

Best sport you play/played other than track and field...

Volleyball

If you had a time machine, when/where would you go and why...

"I would go 10 minutes before I tore my ACL on June 17, 2011. That would be nice." 

Best athlete in any sport at BYU...

"Nachelle Stewart Mackie (Two time national champion)! I could be a little bias though."

If you could add one thing to the BYU campus, what would it be...

"I wish there was cell reception in the basement of the JFSB."

Favorite musical artist/band...  

Taylor Swift

Gatorade, PowerAde or Vitamin Water...

Gatorade

Most embarrassing moment...

"In elementary school I threw up over all the utensils during lunchtime." 

Favorite inspirational quote...

"Good enough is where the weak hearts stop." -The "Original" Mike Smith

LaVell Edwards awarded Lifetime Achievement accolade

Jan 23, 2013 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 12:33 pm | Permalink

HOUSTON -- Legendary BYU head coach LaVell Edwards received the Paul "Bear" Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award Thursday at an awards ceremony in Houston.

Edwards coached the Cougars for 29 years and is currently No. 7 in FBS history for career wins with 257. In 20 of those 29 seasons, the Cougars claimed conference championships. He has been inducted into both the BYU and College Hall of Fame.

Under his direction, BYU won a national championship, 19 conference championships, a Heisman Trophy, two Outland Trophies, four Davey O’Brien Awards, 34 All-America awards (including six College Football Hall of Famers) and appeared in 22 bowl games.  He has twice been honored as the national coach of the year, has received many conference and district accolades and has been honored by a myriad of state and national organizations, not just for his accomplishments on the field, but for the integrity and class he added to the profession.

Edwards was accompanied by former BYU All-American quarterbacks Robbie Bosco, John Beck, Ty Detmer and Gifford Nielsen at the banquet. 

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes excellence in coaching on and off the field during a career, allowing recipients to take their place in history alongside legends such as Paul “Bear” Bryant.  Recent Lifetime Achievement recipients include Hayden Fry, Tom Osborne, Barry Switzer, Bo Schembechler and Bobby Bowden.

Bill O'Brien of Penn State was also honored at the event, receiving the Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year award for the past season.

Read Edwards' feature on bryantawards.com.

BYU Coach's Show: Tuesday 1/22

Jan 22, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 12:00 am | Updated: January 24, 2013 10:02 am | Permalink

Live from Legends Grille on BYU campus, head coach Dave Rose started his show talking about how his team has improved this season already, what games are up next for BYU and how tough the West Coast Conference is. The Cougars play at Gonzaga and at Portland this week.

"The key to staying relevant in the WCC is playing great basketball every single night - and that's tough. We have to work hard in this tough conference. One thing I love about our guys is that they play to win every time they step on the floor."

Coach Rose also addressed the 70-69 buzzer-beater loss to Saint Mary's and how the team is looking to bounce back and try to put the game behind them. Rose said the coaches decided to spend a day of practice talking about the game, and the things they did right, before scouting their next opponent.

Later on in the show, Director of basketball Operations Mike Hall joined the show to talk about how he enjoys working with the team and a few of his responsibilities with the players.

Coach Rose finished the show answering questions from fans.

Listen to the full show on KSL.com and don't miss head coach Dave Rose in Legends Grille every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. MST.

BYU Coach's Show: Sunday 1/20

Jan 21, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 9:49 am | Updated: January 24, 2013 10:03 am | Permalink

Live from the KSL 5 TV studios, head coach Dave Rose started his show with a full recap of last week's games. BYU hosted Saint Mary's in a 70-69 buzzer-beater loss and also San Diego last Saturday in a 74-57 victory. The Cougars are now 5-1 in West Coast Conference action.

Against the Gaels, Rose highlighted Tyler Haws's performance. He finished with 23 points to lead the team. 

"Tyler's a sophomore and a guy who's having one of the best sophomore years we've seen at BYU in a long time. The guys realy know they can rely on him. They know that down the stretch he's a guy we can go to."

Against the Toreros, Rose highlighted the team's overall performance. Every healthy player was able to see minutes and contribute to the game. Four players finished with double-figure points, led by Tyler Haws's 25. 

"We had a lot of guys scoring and a lot of guys moving the ball. Matt (Carlino) did a great job of controlling the game and that's huge when he can play like that - it gives everyone else confidence and we perform better overall."

Later on in the show, Coach Rose talked about the team's strategy for slowing down and controlling an opposing team's point guard. Rose pointed out that the Cougars have played some great point guards this season and, to keep them in check, the team has to use specific strategy.

To finish the show, Coach Rose previewed BYU's upcoming games against Gonzaga and Portland, and discussed how the rest of the West Coast Conference teams are shaping up. 

Watch the full show on KSL.com and don't miss head coach Dave Rose at 11 p.m. MST on KSL 5 TV.