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College Football Performance Awards Watch List - Special Teams

Football Blog | Jun 25, 2012 - Posted by Jordan Christiansen at 11:59 am | Permalink

A strong returning special teams class for BYU dots the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Special Teams Watch Lists released on Monday with four players listed.

Senior punter Riley Stephenson and junior placekicker Justin Sorensen were both named to the CFPA Specialist Trophy watch list. BYU was the only team with two players on the list.

Walker and Sork's winning race at the USA Junior Championships

Men's Track & Field Blog | Jun 19, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 11:59 am | Permalink

It has been chronicled here on BYUcougars.com that Shaquille Walker won the 800 meters at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships last weekend and has qualified for the IAAF World Championships in Barcelona. What has not been mentioned is that the second-place finisher who also qualified for the World Junior Championships is BYU signee Tanner Sork from Camas, Wash.

Video of Shaquille Walker after winning 800 meters at USA Junior Championships

Men's Track & Field Blog | Jun 18, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:09 pm | Updated: June 18, 2012 4:10 pm | Permalink

Shaquille Walker discusses his victory in the 800 meter final at the 2012 USA Junior Track and Field Championships on June 16. Walker will represent the U.S. at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona from July 10 to 15.

Successful first day at USA Junior Championships

Men's Track & Field Blog | Jun 15, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 10:37 pm | Updated: June 16, 2012 12:08 am | Permalink

Freshmen Shaquille Walker and Kevin Nielsen had a successful first day at the USA Junior Championships on Friday in Bloomington, Ind.

In the 800 meter prelims, Walker won his heat and had the second-best time of the day of 1:50.97. By winning his heat, Walker automatically advances to the 800 meter final on Saturday.

Hartsock invited to Utah Jazz pre-draft workout

Men's Basketball Blog | Jun 15, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 7:08 pm | Updated: June 16, 2012 3:15 pm | Permalink

Former BYU Cougar Noah Hartsock has been invited to a pre-draft workout with the Utah Jazz on Saturday at the Zions Bank Basketball Center. Hartsock was BYU's leading scorer this past season at 16.8 points per game and led the Cougars to a 26-9 record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. He earned All-WCC and All-District honors. Here is the press release from the Jazz.

Chris Miles doing good on and off the court

Men's Basketball Blog | Jun 15, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:52 pm | Updated: June 18, 2012 10:51 am | Permalink

The Deseret News posted an article online today about former Cougar big man Chris Miles. The 6-foot-11 center is coming off a successful season with the Hanau White Wings in Germany where he averaged 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds. He helped Hanau to a 13-9 record and a spot in the postseason. 

Walker and Nielsen to compete at USA Junior Championships

Men's Track & Field Blog | Jun 13, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:26 pm | Updated: June 13, 2012 4:35 pm | Permalink

Two BYU freshman will compete at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships in Bloomington, Ind., this weekend, June 15 to 17. Shaquille Walker will compete in the 800 meters and Kevin Nielsen will compete in the decathlon.

Batty looking to qualify for Olympics

Men's Track & Field Blog | Jun 13, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 11:14 am | Updated: June 13, 2012 1:46 pm | Permalink

UPDATE (June 13, 1:45 p.m. MT): Batty's situation got a little more interesting as he recently announced via Twitter that he broke his wrist diving for the finish line at nationals. Don't worry, he convinced his doctor to not put him in a hard cast so he can run at the trials.

Softball Team Earns Votes in Final Polls

Softball Blog | Jun 12, 2012 - Posted by Jordan Christiansen at 12:02 pm | Permalink

The Cougar softball team received votes in the final polls released today after reaching the championship game of the NCAA Eugene Regional and finishing with a 45-15 record this past season.

In the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll BYU garnered 12 votes to finish ranked No. 30 while getting four votes to finish tied for No. 37 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 poll.

Cosic Hall of Fame induction

Men's Basketball Blog | Jun 08, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:46 pm | Updated: June 8, 2012 4:04 pm | Permalink

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today uploaded several induction speaches to its YouTube page today. One that was uploaded was the induction of the late Kresimir Cosic, one of BYU's all-time greats and one of the most influential figures in the history of basketball in Europe. Cosic was enshirned to the Hall of Fame as part of the class of 1996.