BYU prepares for national championship match against Ohio State

May 05, 2017 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 9:16 am | Updated: May 5, 2017 7:00 pm | Permalink

BYU men's volleyball spent the day preparing for its national championship match against Ohio State. In the morning, the Cougars headed to St. John Arena for a 90 minute practice. Following that, Joseph Grosh, Kiril Meretev, Wil Stanley and head coach Shawn Olmstead joined the media for a press conference.

BYU ready for Final Four matchup with Long Beach State

May 03, 2017 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 10:54 am | Updated: May 3, 2017 8:12 pm | Permalink

BYU men's volleyball began the day with a press conference and practice, in preparation for its Final Four match against No. 2 seed Long Beach State. Jake Langlois, Ben Patch, Erik Sikes and head coach Shawn Olmstead fielded questions from the media before the team took to the court for a 90 minute practice. After lunch, the Cougars had a film session on the 49ers.

Cougars prepare for play-in match against Barton

May 01, 2017 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 11:11 am | Updated: May 2, 2017 6:47 am | Permalink

The BYU men's volleyball team began preparations for its NCAA tournament play-in match against Barton Monday. After breakfast, the squad headed to the campus of The Ohio State University for weight lifting. The players then entered St. John Arena for the first time for a 90 minute practice. The team rounded out the day with a film session on its opponent. The Cougars face Barton Tuesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. EDT in Columbus, Ohio.

Cougars prepare for battle with No. 3 seed Hawai'i

Apr 19, 2017 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 6:21 pm | Updated: April 19, 2017 11:21 pm | Permalink

The BYU men's volleyball team took to the court at Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California, for the first time Wednesday, practicing in the evening for two hours. Prior to practice, the Cougars began the day with a study hall, finishing homework and preparing for upcoming finals. Following lunch, several players and coaches participated in media interviews before the team headed to practice at Long Beach State's gym. After a post-practice meal, the Cougars studied film on Hawai'i. BYU faces the Rainbow Warriors Thursday, April 20, at 5 p.m.

Cougars prepare for national championship match against Ohio State

May 06, 2016 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 5:03 pm | Updated: May 7, 2016 8:14 am | Permalink

BYU men's volleyball took to the court at Rec Hall Friday morning for a 90 minute practice. Following the training session, players Ben Patch, Jake Langlois, Erik Sikes and head coach Shawn Olmstead met the media for a press conference. The team studied film on Ohio State during the afternoon and evening in preparation for Saturday's match against the No. 3 seed Buckeyes.

BYU prepares for Long Beach State

May 04, 2016 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 8:11 pm | Updated: May 5, 2016 2:06 pm | Permalink

BYU men's volleyball took to Rec Hall for its first practice at the foreign Penn State gym Wednesday morning. Following an intense hour and a half practice, Ben Patch, Brenden Sander, Jake Langlois and head coach Shawn Olmstead participated in a press conference for the media.

Cougars travel to Penn State in preparation for Final Four

May 03, 2016 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 9:18 pm | Updated: May 3, 2016 9:19 pm | Permalink

BYU men's volleyball took to the court early Tuesday morning for one final practice at the Smith Fieldhouse before traveling to Penn State. The team then took a charter flight from Provo, Utah, direct to the University Park Airport, with a pit-stop for gas in Des Moines, Iowa. After dinner, the Cougars returned to their hotel to mentally prepare for practice on Wednesday.

Three Cougars named to 2016 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-American teams

Dec 10, 2015 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 2:36 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – Three BYU men's volleyball players were named to the 2016 Off the Block/Sprinbak, Inc. Preseason All-American teams, the site announced Thursday.

An 18-member voting committee, comprised of head men's volleyball coaches and volleyball reporters, selected 21 players to the first and second teams - including Ben Patch on the first team and Jake Langlois and Brenden Sander on the second team.

Sander leads USA to gold

Jul 21, 2014 - Posted by at 11:10 am | Updated: July 21, 2014 11:11 am | Permalink

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Former BYU outside hitter Taylor Sander led the U.S. Men’s National Team to defeat the world’s No. 1 Brazil 3-1 (31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23) Sunday, clinching the FIVB World League gold medal for a second time in the team’s history.

Sander led Team USA in points for the third-consecutive match. He notched 24 points in the contest on 22 kills, earning him MVP honors of the tournament. He was also named Best Spiker. 

Day 12: Venice

May 22, 2014 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 1:23 pm | Permalink

The Cougars enjoyed their last day of their European tour in Venice, Italy, on Thursday. The team took boat rides and visited the island of Murano, where Italians have been making world-famous Venetian glass since the 13th century. The Cougars were even able to watch the glass making process and see glass sculptures made from the glass.

The team also saw St. Mark’s Basilica, an Italo-Byzantine cathedral and one of the most famous churches in Venice.