Linebacker Kyle Van Noy was given two more All-America honors this week. The senior was named CBSSports.com Third Team and an honorable mention by SI.com. Uani 'Unga, another senior linebacker, also received honorable mention honors by SI.com.
Earlier this week, Van Noy was named the Independent Defensive Player of the Year by SB Nation.
To date, Van Noy has been named to three All-America teams (Walter Camp, Athlon Sports and CBSSports.com) and received one honorable mention.
Taysom Hill was named Independent Offensive Player of the Year and Kyle Van Noy was named Independent Defensive Player of the Year by College Sports Madness. The two were among eight Cougars named to the All-Independent First Team.
Lee Cummard finished with 23 points, three rebounds and five assists in a 70-63 win against Groningen last Tuesday.
Cummard also added 13 points and seven rebounds in a 80-57 victory over Leuven on Saturday. Trent Plaisted contributed 15 points and seven rebounds in a 72-59 win against Brose Baskets, while Jonathan Tavernari finished with 10 points and three rebounds on Saturday.
BYU basketball coach Dave Rose and players talked about their Saturday matchup against in-state rival Utah. The Cougars will travel to the Huntsman Center to play Utah on Saturday at 8 p.m. MST. The game will be televised live on Pac-12 Network and broadcast on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.
Following a day spent studying for finals and watching film on their opponent, BYU women's volleyball took to the Galen Center for a press conference and practice. At the press conference BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead, sophomore Alexa Gray and junior Tambre Haddock addressed the media. The Cougars then practiced for an hour and a half in the unfamiliar USC court.
BYU won $10,000 for the Hyundai Lens of Loyalty film contest to determine the nation’s most loyal fans.
Hyundai first contacted 25 university film programs to submit a one-page treatment for a film that would offer a glimpse into the traditions and passion of their fan base. From those treatments seven schools were selected and awarded with $10,000 to create the film. BYU won the additional $10,000 over finalists Alabama, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Oregon and Pittsburgh.
Four players scored in double figures as BYU cruised to a 100-50 win over Prairie View A&M at the Marriott Center.
Tyler Haws scored a season first-half high of 19 points to help BYU to a 46-28 lead over Prairie View A&M.
The mailbag returns at the more-or-less first third point of the season. There are still two weeks before the Cougars jump into West Coast Conference play and two Pac-12 opponents are left before that happens. On to the questions.
The Cougars are scoring a lot of points this season, even when they lose. Has that affected other things or are more points the only unique part of the season so far?