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Now Batting: Briielle Breland

Softball Blog | Jan 11, 2017 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 3:42 pm | Updated: January 11, 2017 3:49 pm | Permalink

Each Wednesday until the season opener on Feb. 9, one of five new players on this year's softball roster will be featured on the blog. Check back every Wednesday to meet the newcomers.


Briielle Breland
Junior infielder

Why did you come to BYU?
I came to BYU because I am a new member of the church. I just got baptized last November. I was playing at another college (Grand Canyon) and I needed a better environment, so I came to BYU.

Getting to Know: Cheyenne Hill and coach Natalie Broekman

Gymnastics Blog | Jan 11, 2017 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 3:24 pm | Updated: January 11, 2017 3:38 pm | Permalink

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Who is your celebrity lookalike?

Carrie Underwood.

What is your favorite place you have traveled to?

Bora Bora.

Kalani Sitake part of ESPNEWS CFP National Championship coverage

Football Blog | Jan 09, 2017 - Posted by at 2:24 pm | Updated: January 9, 2017 4:49 pm | Permalink

BYU head coach Kalani Sitake will be one of the coaches featured on the popular Coaches Film Room (ESPNEWS) program that is part of ESPN's MegaCast Production of the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship.

Cougars dominate Tigers 91-62

Men's Basketball Blog | Jan 07, 2017 - Posted by Sydney Jorgensen at 9:04 pm | Permalink

Yoeli Childs dunked for the Cougars’ first points of the second half. An L.J. Rose 3-pointer extended BYU’s advantage 54-33 with 18:39 on the clock. Back-to-back dunks by Eric Mika then gave the Cougars a 25-point lead. The Tigers made their first 3-pointer of the night with 14 minutes to go to counter BYU’s 67-42 advantage.

Three Cougars with double-digit points give BYU 47-29 first half advantage over Pacific

Men's Basketball Blog | Jan 07, 2017 - Posted by Sydney Jorgensen at 8:01 pm | Permalink

Freshman TJ Haws opened the West Coast Conference matchup with a basket from the top of the arc. After two and a half minutes of play, Nick Emery capped the Cougars’ 8-1 opening run with a 3-pointer.

Getting to Know: Shannon Hortman and Natasha Trejo

Gymnastics Blog | Jan 04, 2017 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 1:04 pm | Updated: January 4, 2017 2:43 pm | Permalink

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What is your favorite movie?

“She’s the Man.”

What is your favorite app?

Google Maps—I’d be lost without it.

What is your favorite place you’ve traveled to?

The Blue Hole in Jamaica.

BYU blows out Santa Clara, 89-59

Men's Basketball Blog | Dec 29, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 9:28 pm | Permalink

Coming out of the break, Mika again came away with the first points of the half, and sophomore Nick Emery then found his first points of the game with a jumper to put the Cougars up 47-26.

Cougars carry double-digit lead over Broncos at the break

Men's Basketball Blog | Dec 29, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 7:59 pm | Permalink

Despite the Broncos winning the opening tipoff, Cougar senior Eric Mika came away with the first four points of the game. After two quick fouls on freshman Yoeli Childs, sophomore Braiden Shaw checked into the game. Senior L.J. Rose came away with a three-point play after a takeaway on the other end and the Cougars went up 7-3.

Cougars defeat Roadrunners, 81-71

Men's Basketball Blog | Dec 22, 2016 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 9:05 pm | Updated: December 22, 2016 9:06 pm | Permalink

Freshman Yoeli Childs scored nine of the Cougars’ first 16 second half points to give BYU a 63-45 lead with 11:33 on the clock. The Roadrunners reduced the Cougars’ 22-point lead to 10 points with 8:08 left to play.

BYU responded with successful trips to the charity stripe throughout the half, shooting 63.6 percent, and extended its lead to 14 points, 77-63, with 2:16 left.