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Getting to know McKenzie Weir

Women's Cross Country Blog | Oct 23, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 3:48 pm | Updated: December 2, 2014 3:51 pm | Permalink

Why/when did you begin running

I started running as a sophomore. I didn’t even know what cross country was as a freshman. My first experience with running was in track in ninth grade. I ran in the spring and I really liked it. Then, someone told me at the end of the year about cross country and a lot of my friends had done it as freshmen. I wish now I would have done it too but I didn’t know about it. I started training with Davis (High School) in the summer before my sophomore year and I just really liked it.

Women's soccer alumni shining in local high school playoffs

Women's Soccer Blog | Oct 22, 2014 - Posted by Norma Collett at 3:58 pm | Permalink

When the Utah girl's soccer state championships in 4A and 5A take place on Saturday, both teams will have something in common. Each team has a head coach or an assistant coach that is a BYU women's soccer alum.

BYU falls to Nevada 42-35

Football Blog | Oct 19, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 12:10 am | Permalink

Nevada capitalized on the BYU turnover at the beginning of the fourth quarter, going 48 yards in 11 plays and scoring a touchdown to bring the Wolfpack within two points. Fajardo connected with Richy Turner in the corner of the endzone for the 18-yard score. Nevada converted a two-point conversion to knot the score up at 28-28 after Fajardo found Hasaan Henderson in the endzone on a roll-out pass. 

Fajardo gave the Wolfpack a 35-28 lead with a 26-yard touchdown run with 7:34 left in the fourth quarter. The score was Fajardo's second rushing touchdown of the game. 

BYU holds 28-20 lead after third quarter

Football Blog | Oct 18, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 11:08 pm | Permalink

After a missed field goal by BYU on its opening drive of the second half, Nevada went on a 13-play, 74-yard scoring drive that concluded with a 1-yard touchdown run from Wolfpack quarterback Cody Fajardo. The score left Nevada down only eight, at 28-20.

The Cougars took the ball down to the Wolfpack 29, but the Wolfpack's Randy Uzoma recovered a fumble after a reception by Terenn Houk to end the drive. 

BYU went into the fourth quarter up by eight points.


BYU up 28-13 at halftime

Football Blog | Oct 18, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 10:07 pm | Permalink

On the first play of the second quarter Paul Lasike once again found the endzone on a 20-yard touchdown run. The score by Lasike capped a 14-play, 73-yard scoring drive for the Cougars. Stewart extended the drive two times with 12-yard and 10-yard scrambles on 3rd and 10. A key 4th down conversion in Nevada territory on a 6-yard pass from Stewart to Jordan Leslie set up the scoring run from Lasike to put the Cougars in front, 14-3

BYU leads 7-3 after first quarter

Football Blog | Oct 18, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 9:16 pm | Permalink
The Nevada Wolfpack put three points on the scoreboard on its opening drive with a 44-yard field goal by sophomore Brent Zuzo. The drive began on Nevada's own 25-yard line. Senior quarterback Cody Fajardo completed 3-of-6 passes including a 19-yard screen pass to junior running back Don Jackson that put the Wolfpack on BYU's 29-yard line. The Cougar defense stiffened and held Nevada to the field goal.
BYU took the lead with four minutes left in the first quarter on a 1-yard run that capped a 12 play, 97-yard scoring drive.

BYU voted most worthy of Power 5 inclusion by FBS head coaches

Football Blog | Oct 18, 2014 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 12:26 pm | Updated: October 18, 2014 7:30 pm | Permalink

BYU was voted as the non-Power 5 school most worthy to be in a Power 5 conference in ESPN's weekly college football poll of the FBS head coaches.

This week's poll, released Saturday, asked FBS head coaches which school currently not in a Power 5 conference deserves to be in a Power 5 conference. BYU topped the poll with 24 percent of the votes, followed by East Carolina at 21 percent and Boise State at 19 percent.  

Quotes from Kristi Rush the week of Wisconsin Adidas Invitational

Women's Cross Country Blog | Oct 16, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 6:45 pm | Updated: October 16, 2014 6:50 pm | Permalink

Rush on her race at Notre Dame Invitational

“At Notre Dame I felt really good about my race. I broke my personal record. I was up where I was supposed to be.”

“Notre dame was definitely a confidence-booster. You always want to improve obviously. You always want to get better, but my confidence is definitely higher.”

Last Week in Review: The Hat-ch Trick

Women's Soccer Blog | Oct 15, 2014 - Posted by knielsen at 11:49 am | Updated: October 15, 2014 11:54 am | Permalink

It's been one month since the Cougars lost, three weeks since Ashley Hatch hadn't scored, one week since an opponent put the ball in the net and a calendar year since BYU dropped a WCC game.

Boom Shakalaka Dunk Contest

Men's Basketball Blog | Oct 15, 2014 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 10:52 am | Permalink

The two headliners for the dunk contest at Boom Shakalaka (Friday at 7 p.m. MT in the Smith Fieldhouse) are senior Josh Sharp and sophomore Frank Bartley IV. In last year's contest, Sharp caught a pass from his wife and jumped over her for a dunk before the two shared a kiss. Bartley jumped over 6-foot-10 freshman Eric Mika to advance to the final where he ultimately lost to Mika.