Athletic Department Blog | 2012

BYU Athletics to auction custom Harley-Davidson

Aug 24, 2012 - Posted by at 5:26 pm | Permalink

Cougar Nation…

A generous donor has given BYU Athletics a one-of-a-kind custom 2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster to auction to the highest bidder. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to the general athletics scholarship fund.

The bike can be seen at Timpanogos Harley in Lindon, Utah.
 
Bidding will close at 5 pm on Friday, Sept. 7.  The top-five bidders will be notified Sept. 7, and allowed to submit a final bid by Sept. 10 at 5 pm.

Minimum required bid – $25,000

Additional information about the bike…
- 2011 Road King Classic
- Two road-hard saddle bags
- Langston Paint Job
- 103 cubic-inches
- six-speed transmission
- ABS brakes
- Just 51 miles on the bike
 
Bids must be submitted to Michael Bowen at (801) 422-1193 or michael_bowen@byu.edu.

Check out the video…
 

LaVell Edwards Stadium video display coming along

Aug 10, 2012 - Posted by at 7:47 am | Updated: August 10, 2012 7:51 am | Permalink

Fans attending the BYU fall football scrimmage Thursday got a sneak peak of the new video display system at LaVell Edwards Stadium. 

The state-of-the-art ANC Sports Enterprises video display system includes 16mm surface mount LED video screens, each measuring 35 feet high by 50 feet wide. In addition, approximately 210 feet of LED ribbon flank both sides of each scoreboard, running across the top of the north and south end zones.

ANC is spearheading the engineering, manufacturing and installation of the LED display system. Driven by the VisionSOFT™ operating system, the new display system will be capable of synchronizing together as one theme or segmenting into different elements to provide fans with various information and entertainment content.

The video system will be in place for the 2012 season kickoff versus Washington State on Aug. 30 at 8:15 p.m.

Links to LaVell Edwards Stadium scoreboard webcams

Aug 08, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 1:21 pm | Updated: August 13, 2012 1:29 pm | Permalink

BYU recently set up a couple of webcams in LaVell Edwards Stadium to help in monitoring the installation progress of the new high-definition video wall displays. We thought Cougar Nation might be interested in a sneak peek. Here are the links…

http://128.187.10.203 (south scoreboard)

http://128.187.10.202 (north scoreboard)

A special thanks to ANC Sports Enterprises for its technical expertise and to Nu Skin Enterprises for it generous sponsorship of the new LED screens.

The host site has a limited viewer capacity, so if the feed doesn't load, please check back later. Also, please don't leave the page open for long periods of time, as this jams the system and prevents others from viewing.

For more information on the new displays, read the official release.

Season Six of True Blue to air Monday, Aug. 6 on BYUtv

Aug 06, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 4:01 pm | Updated: August 6, 2012 5:15 pm | Permalink

Tonight on the 2012 season premiere of True Blue, football is back in session. As the Cougars prepare for year two of Independence. True Blue reporters Robbie Bullough and Kory Aldous will take you to practice for the latest news and analysis.

Robbie Bosco, quarterback of the 1984 National Championship team, is in-studio to discuss this year’s team and its group of quarterbacks, led by Riley Nelson.

In addition, Blaine Fowler discusses all of the Cougars on pre-season award watch lists, goals for fall camp and a look ahead at the 2013 schedule, including Wisconsin and Notre Dame in November.

Watch True Blue live tonight at a new time of 8:30pm ET/6:30pm MT on BYUtv, or online at www.byutv.org/live. The show will be replayed at 9:30pm MT, then Tuesday at 12:30am and 5:30pm MT. It will also be available on byutvsports.com as Video on Demand on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

Marriott Center and Edwards Stadium Construction

Jun 06, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 11:43 am | Permalink

Construction at the Marriott Center continues and installation of the new video boards at LaVell Edwards Stadium started last week. See photos from the progress at both venues below.

BYU student-athletes participate in walk-a-thon

May 17, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:28 pm | Updated: May 17, 2012 4:30 pm | Permalink

Several BYU student athletes participated in a walk-a-thon at Orchard Elementary in Orem on Wednesday, May 16. Members of BYU women's soccer, women's basketball and men's basketball as well as members of the Utah Valley baseball attended and signed autographs, played with students and supported them in their efforts to raise funds for their school. Funds raised go directly to the school for supplies, teacher grants, Reflections contests and student activities. See the photos below.

Athletes Celebrate Valentine's with Service

Feb 10, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 1:16 pm | Updated: March 1, 2012 9:53 am | Permalink

PROVO, Utah—BYU athletes descended on Trinity Mission Health and Rehab Thursday for a night of music and dancing in their annual Valentine’s dance.

“I just love music and dancing,” said BYU running back Michael Alisa. “It’s a blast and obviously it feels good because you’re helping other people feel good. I love seeing other people smile.”

The athletes took time out of busy schedules to mingle, talk and dance with the residents through the evening.

Alisa recalled one resident who wasn’t interested in dancing, but drew him into a conversation about the past BYU football season.

“He was really talkative,” Alisa said. “He sure loves talking football, and I have no problem with that.”

Student athletes dance with residents at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab

Bob and Cindy Wakefield, volunteer service representatives, mingle with residents.

(Pictures courtesy of Natalie Stewart)

Adelin Marsh dances with a resident.

Swimmer Daniel Hofstedt dances with a resident.

Tia Withers and Natalie Stewart at the dance.

BYU cheerleaders at the dance.

Adelin Marsh dances with a resident.

Nachelle Mackie and Natalie Stewart pose with one of the residents.

(Photos courtesy of Tia Withers)