Week 6 Review (Sept. 18-24)

Women's Soccer Blog | Sep 28, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 1:24 pm | Updated: September 28, 2016 1:26 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – For BYU, it was another week of local and national attention, with two wins at South Field for the Cougars.

BYU was ranked No. 4 by the NSCAA (coaches) poll, its highest ranking since 2012, when the Cougars eventually topped out at No. 2 in the nation. Top Drawer Soccer and the Hero Sports algorithm both placed BYU at No. 2 for the week.

Silent auction to be held during fall softball games

Softball Blog | Sep 28, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 11:25 am | Updated: September 28, 2016 11:34 am | Permalink

During BYU softball’s fall games, there will be a silent auction involving game helmets that fans can bid on.

The helmets are game helmets for hitters and, there are home plates for the pitchers. All items have the award stickers on them from the 2016 season and have been autographed.

At each fall game, the items will be on a table to bid on. They will be sold to the highest bidder on October 15 with the money going to charity.

Getting to Know Sae Tautu and Aleva Hifo

Football Blog | Sep 28, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 11:16 am | Updated: September 28, 2016 11:34 am | Permalink

Sae Tautu
Senior defensive lineman

What did you do during the offseason?
Just fishing and golfing. My wife just had our baby boy so I’ve been home hanging out with him.

What is your dream job?
The NFL has been my dream job for so long.

Williams named Madness Independent Offensive Player of the Week

Football Blog | Sep 27, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 12:51 pm | Updated: September 27, 2016 12:58 pm | Permalink

Jamaal Williams has been named the College Sports Madness Independent Player of the Week following his performance against West Virginia on Saturday.

Williams rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries against the Mountaineers. This was the 12th time of his career and the second time this season that he has rushed for over 100 yards.

This is the second Madness Player of the Week award for the Cougars after Butch Pau’u was Madness Defensive Player of the Week after the win over Arizona.

Team retreat reminds gymnasts to focus

Gymnastics Blog | Sep 27, 2016 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 10:41 am | Updated: September 27, 2016 11:26 am | Permalink

BYU gymnastics went on an overnight team retreat in Pleasant Grove, Utah, over the weekend to build team chemistry and increase focus.

Head coach Guard Young’s parents offered their home for the retreat while BamBams BBQ catered the event.

“There is never a time when all the girls are under one roof in one room sleeping, hanging out and enjoying each other’s company,” Young said. “The fact that you can do that once a year is fun. It’s good for the girls.”

Viewing Options: BYU vs. West Virginia

Football Blog | Sep 24, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 11:37 am | Updated: September 24, 2016 11:38 am | Permalink

BYU will play West Virginia today at FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins, in Maryland today at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

The game will be televised live nationally on ESPN2. It will also be streamed online on WatchESPN.com or with the WatchESPN app.

Official practice kicks off in fun first week

Gymnastics Blog | Sep 22, 2016 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 11:34 am | Updated: September 22, 2016 11:59 am | Permalink

Getting to Know: Fred Warner and Squally Canada

Football Blog | Sep 21, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 12:37 pm | Updated: September 21, 2016 1:09 pm | Permalink

Fred Warner
Junior linebacker

Outside of football, what is he looking forward to
I always look forward to sleeping at the end of the day. I just like it; I’m a homebody. At home, I like to hang out, play video games and watch TV. I like watching ESPN on TV, but I don’t really have a favorite show.

Butch Pau'u added to 2016 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award Watch List

Football Blog | Sep 20, 2016 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 2:12 pm | Permalink

HONOLULU - BYU linebacker Butch Pau'u was added to the 2016 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award Watch List on Tuesday announced by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. 

Pau'u leads BYU and is ranked No. 3 nationally with 37 total tackles through three games. He had 19 of them against UCLA, tying the school record for most tackles in a single game since 2000. 

The sophomore from California is also tied for No. 13 in the nation with 5.5 tackles for loss. 

Week 5 Review (Sept. 11-17)

Women's Soccer Blog | Sep 19, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 11:02 am | Updated: September 19, 2016 11:10 am | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – In two wins, BYU's trio of starting forwards each netted goals for the No. 6 Cougars as they beat No. 19 Ohio State 3-0 in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday, and Utah State 3-1 in Logan on Saturday.

Three polls—the NSCAA, Hero Sports and Top Drawer Soccer—all placed BYU at No. 6 at the beginning of the week.