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Haws and the USA WUG team arrive in Russia

Men's Basketball Blog | Jul 03, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:10 pm | Permalink

Tyler Haws and the USA Basketball Men's World University Games team arrived in Kazan, Russia, on Wednesday. Haws, his teammates and coaches departed Denver on Monday and had layovers in Washington D.C. and Istanbul, Turkey, before arriving at their final destination. See below for some videos and photos from Haws.

A Hawsome week in Colorado Springs

Men's Basketball Blog | Jun 29, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 11:12 am | Updated: June 29, 2013 11:45 am | Permalink

Watching Tyler Haws compete for and eventually earn a spot on the USA Men’s Basketball World University Games Team is easily ranked among the top moments in my time while working with the BYU men’s basketball team.

Friday night scrimmage recap

Men's Basketball Blog | Jun 28, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 9:16 pm | Permalink

COLORADO Springs, Colo. – BYU’s Tyler Haws did a little of everything in Friday’s scrimmage against a group of local Division II players at the USA World University Games training camp.

Haws scored five points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out four assists and had two steals as the USA World University Games (WUG) hopefuls won 114-61.

Tyler Haws at the World University games

Men's Basketball Blog | Jun 27, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:33 pm | Updated: June 28, 2013 9:00 am | Permalink

Training camp for the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games continued Thursday morning at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tyler Haws had time to catch up with BYUcougars.com to talk about his experience so far.

The team is coached by Bob McKillop from Davidson and he is assisted by Frank Martin (South Carolina) and John Beillein (Michigan). See what Haws had to say after practice this morning.

BYU Football Media Day 2013

Football Blog | Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 5:37 pm | Updated: July 9, 2013 12:57 pm | Permalink

BYU football welcomed more than 70 members of the media to the BYU Broadcasting Building Wednesday for the third annual BYU Football Media Day.

More than a dozen football student-athletes, all 10 coaches, BYU administrators, legendary coach LaVell Edwards and some of BYU's all-time great quarterbacks were on hand. Among those attending from media organizations were CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd, ESPN college football analyst Ed Cunningham, ESPN college football analyst and former Cougar Trevor Matich and ESPN executive Dave Brown. 

LaVell Edwards memories

Football Blog | Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by McKay Perry at 5:30 pm | Permalink
During the BYU Football Media Day LaVell Edwards joined us for some discussion on the quarterback legacy.  We caught a glimpse of his personality and the rapport he had with his players.  So here is a one-liner and a few stories from the day:
On Ty Detmer:

Ryker Mathews ready to lead

Football Blog | Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 5:19 pm | Updated: July 6, 2013 4:36 pm | Permalink

BYU’s offensive lineman Ryker Mathews is ready to be a young leader for his teammates. Although he’s coming back from double-hip surgery, he’s almost at full strength and is ready to take on the challenge of leading.

“It’s going to be a challenge,” Mathews said. “You've got to lead by example and hold people accountable, and it’s hard to do that when you’re a young player, but I think I’ll be able to step in and do what I need to do.”

Jamaal Williams ready for an even better year

Football Blog | Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 5:16 pm | Permalink

Running back Jamaal Williams is entering his sophomore season after a successful freshman year. He came in for interviews with a pink hat and rated his freshman season a 9.5 out of 10. Though it may be a season tough to beat, Williams still looks to improve his game.

“Better blocking,” he said when asked how he can top his freshman season. “Take more pride into it. This year, I’m more excited to block than to run.”

Kaneakua Friel’s view on tight ends

Football Blog | Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 5:12 pm | Permalink

Senior tight end Kaneakua Friel sees the tight end position evolving and adapting. Friel tries to improve himself day by day and to meet the demands of whatever is being asked.

“Definitely we’re evolving as a group,” he said. “When I came back from my mission, two seasons ago, the level that we, as a tight end group, were playing then has far advanced this past season.”

Spencer Hadley expects better things

Football Blog | Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 5:09 pm | Permalink

Senior linebacker Spencer Hadley is coming back from surgery on his left shoulder and said he has no limitations and is at 100 percent. When asked whether he was going to keep his mustache, he replied, “We’re a package deal, the mustache and I.”

BYU’s defense was ranked one of the highest in all categories, and Hadley doesn’t expect anything less this season.