BYU Athletics Blog

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.

Mahina selected as CFPA National Tight End of the Week

Football Blog | Oct 14, 2014 - Posted by McKay Perry at 1:09 pm | Updated: October 14, 2014 1:13 pm | Permalink

Based on his performance in Orlando against UCF, senior Devin Mahina was selected by the College Football Performance Awards as the National Tight End of the Week Monday. 

Mahina hauled in two touchdown receptions 25 seconds apart in the 31-24 overtime loss to UCF. 

The senior's two scores were the most for a BYU tight end since Kaneakua Friel's two touchdown catches in a 30-6 win over Washington State in 2012.

Football team travels, preps for UCF

Football Blog | Oct 08, 2014 - Posted by McKay Perry at 10:54 pm | Updated: October 8, 2014 11:45 pm | Permalink

On Wednesday in Orlando, Florida, the BYU football team made its final preparations for the Thursday night game against UCF.

The day actually began with early morning meetings and a practice session in Provo before heading out to catch the team charter flight to Florida. After arriving in Orlando, some coaches spoke with the ESPN broadcast crew before the team departed for the traditional fireside, which was held at the Lake Nona/Hunters Creek Wards Meetinghouse in Orlando.

Quotes from Coach Rose and players after the first practice

Men's Basketball Blog | Oct 07, 2014 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 11:49 am | Permalink

Junior guard Chase Fischer

"It’s an honor (to be named a captain). We’ve got so many great guys. Kyle and Tyler are such good leaders. It’s good to be out there with them."

"I think I bring a really vocal aspect. I like to talk a lot. I’m very personable and I like to talk to all the guys. I feel honored to do that. I think that’s kind of my personality just being a leader. Hopefully I can do well for the guys this year."

Getting to know Christian Stewart

Football Blog | Oct 07, 2014 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 10:37 am | Permalink

What is one thing only a few people know about you?

I have no toenail on my pinky toe, my dad tied my baby shoes too tight and they fell off

Why BYU?

I came here for an accounting degree and ended up playing football. I got lucky.

Do you have any pregame rituals?

I listen to the same four songs. Nobody has ever heard of them, “Gotta understand” by Jurassic Five, “Definition” by Black Star, Blue Scholars and Common Market. Nobody knows any of them.

BYU falls to Utah State, 35-20

Football Blog | Oct 04, 2014 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 12:01 am | Permalink

BYU lost its first game of the season, falling 35-20 to Utah State.


BYU down 35-17 after three

Football Blog | Oct 03, 2014 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 11:03 pm | Permalink

Replacing injured quarterback Taysom Hill, senior Christian Stewart completed three passes and led BYU into the blue zone before being intercepted at the Utah State two yard line.


BYU trails USU 28-14 at halftime

Football Blog | Oct 03, 2014 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 10:12 pm | Updated: October 3, 2014 10:16 pm | Permalink

The Cougars capitalized early in the second quarter, punctuating a nine-play, 75-yard touchdown drive with a 25-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Taysom Hill to junior receiver Mitch Mathews. The score marked Mathews' fourth career touchdown against the Aggies and gave BYU a 14-7 lead.


BYU and Utah State tied 7-7 after one

Football Blog | Oct 03, 2014 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 9:11 pm | Permalink

Through one quarter of play, BYU (4-0) and Utah State (2-2) are tied at 7.

After receiving the first kickoff, BYU opened the game with a 53-yard pass from junior quarterback Taysom Hill to senior receiver Jordan Leslie. Four plays later, Hill ran the ball in from 11 yards out to give the Cougars their first touchdown and a 7-0 lead over the Aggies with 13:44 left in the first quarter. The score marked eight rushing touchdowns on the season for Hill.