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Sander leads Team USA to win over Dominican Republic

Men's Volleyball Blog | Aug 20, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 11:33 am | Permalink

Senior BYU sensation Taylor Sander led the United States as it held off the Dominican Republic to win its first pool play match of the men's Pan American Cup, 26-24, 25-14, 22-25, 21-25, 15-7 on Monday in Mexico City.

Sander, an outside hitter from Huntington Beach, Calif., led the United States' effort with 19 points on 15 kills, three blocks and one ace. Middle blocker Jacek Ratajczak (Warsaw, Poland) added 14 points on eight kills, three blocks and a match-high three aces.

Former BYU volleyball player competes internationally

Women's Volleyball Blog | Aug 20, 2013 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 9:57 am | Updated: August 20, 2013 10:18 am | Permalink

Former BYU women’s volleyball player Nicole Warner is in France to compete in a national league called Ligue Nationale de Volley for eight months. Warner will compete on the Quimper Elite 29 squad with teammates from France, Spain, Croatia, Slovenia, Africa and other countries.

Practice began on Friday, with the teams’ first match taking place on Sep. 27.

BYU football celebrates at Thursday's Hero reunion

Football Blog | Aug 19, 2013 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 3:19 pm | Updated: August 19, 2013 4:07 pm | Permalink

BYU football welcomed Thursday’s Heroes to campus for food and entertainment at the Smith Fieldhouse Saturday. Athletes and coaches spent time talking, taking pictures and signing autographs with the families.

Among the Thursday’s Heroes who attended was Drae Endicott, who was first named a Thursday’s Hero in 2009.

“This has just been a really fun thing for him,” said his mother, Beverly Endicott. “We love BYU and we love that he can be a part of this. He loves talking to players and having access to them. It makes his day.”

2013 Hero Ride benefits Thursday's Heroes program

Football Blog | Aug 19, 2013 - Posted by Aaron Sorenson at 3:10 pm | Updated: August 19, 2013 3:13 pm | Permalink

The 2013 Hero Ride, organized by The Holly & Bronco Mendenhall Foundation, to benefit the BYU Football Team’s Thursday’s Heroes Program will begin at LaVell Edwards Stadium at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.

Rockwood and Owens on True Blue

Women's Soccer Blog | Aug 19, 2013 - Posted by knielsen at 11:37 am | Updated: August 20, 2013 1:24 pm | Permalink

BYU women's soccer head coach Jennifer Rockwood and senior goalkeeper Erica Owens were guests on BYUtv's True Blue on Monday night. Check out their interview with Dave McCann below.

 

 

Football continues second week of camp

Football Blog | Aug 14, 2013 - Posted by Aaron Sorenson at 2:09 pm | Permalink

The Cougars continued fall camp today with a morning practice focused on position drills. 

"We're facing injuries, fatigue and I thought we started to lose some momentum in camp, so working on individual assignements was the main focus for today," head coach Bronco Mendenhall said. "Today we wanted to recover physically and focus on treatment then we will look to gear it up again with a slight break today."

More national honors for Kyle Van Noy

Football Blog | Aug 09, 2013 - Posted by Aaron Sorenson at 4:58 pm | Permalink

BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy recently picked up two additional national accolades as the 6-foot-3 senior earned SI.com and Sporting News preseason All-America First Team honors.

Head coach Jennifer Rockwood talks with Alema Harrington

Women's Soccer Blog | Aug 09, 2013 - Posted by knielsen at 8:44 am | Permalink

On Thursday, women's soccer head coach Jennifer Rockwood was on Cougar Sports with Alema Harrington to discuss the upcoming season. Check out the audio at the site here.

 

Cougars ranked #20 in nation

Women's Soccer Blog | Aug 07, 2013 - Posted by knielsen at 10:56 am | Permalink

Bennett Rank released its preseason rankings which placed the BYU Cougars at No. 20 in the country heading into the 2013 season. The preseason ranking also has the Cougars as the No. 1 team in the West Coast Conference and the No. 1 team in the region, which includes teams from the WCC, Mountain West, Big West, Summit League, Conference USA, Great West and the Sun Belt.

BYU opponents were also highly ranked. Baylor is 14th in the ranking, LSU is 22nd, and conference foe Portland is 23rd and Santa Clara 26th.

Mike Wall named U.S. Men's Assistant Coach

Men's Volleyball Blog | Jul 31, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 5:22 pm | Permalink

USA Volleyball annonced the hire of former Cougar Mike Wall as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team.

Wall played college volleyball at BYU where he was an opposite from 1997-2002 and led the Cougars to two NCAA National Championship squads. In 2001 and 2002, Wall was named an AVCA First Team All-American. After beating UCLA in three sets to take the 2002 NCAA championship, Wall was named the Final Four MVP and BYU's Most Competitive Athlete.