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AVCA Awards Banquet

Men's Volleyball Blog | May 01, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 9:50 pm | Permalink

The team participated in the AVCA Awards Banquet Wednesday night, honoring this year's AVCA All-Americans. Among those being recognized from BYU were junior Taylor Sander and freshman Ben Patch, both named to the All-America First Team, and senior Russ Lavaja, who was named to the second team. Patch was also honored as the NCAA Division I-II Newcomer of the Year.

NCAA Day 1 Practice Pictures

Men's Volleyball Blog | May 01, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 4:22 pm | Permalink

Check out pictures below from the Cougars' practice today at Pauley Pavilion in preparation for the 2013 NCAA National Championships.

NCAA Tournament Wednesday Press Conference Transcript

Men's Volleyball Blog | May 01, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 3:06 pm | Updated: May 3, 2013 12:39 pm | Permalink

Below are quotes and pictures from Wednesday's pre-tournament press conference with BYU head coach Chris McGown, Taylor Sander and Ryan Boyce.

Ben Patch announced as a member of the Men's Junior Training Team

Men's Volleyball Blog | Apr 30, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 3:46 pm | Updated: April 30, 2013 3:47 pm | Permalink

USA Volleyball has announced the 22 players that will comprise the 2013 U.S. Men’s Junior National Volleyball Training Team.

From the roster of 22, 12 players will be chosen to compete in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship as well as the U21 Pan American Cup.

Eleven of the players on the training team, including Patch, were part of the 2012 U.S. Men’s Junior National Team that won the NORCECA Men's Junior Continental Championship in Colorado Springs. Patch was named the tournament MVP.

The buzz on Ziggy

Football Blog | Apr 26, 2013 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 4:53 pm | Updated: April 27, 2013 9:06 pm | Permalink

Following Ezekiel Ansah going No. 5 to the Detroit Lions, the media, Twitter and people across the globe chimed in on the rookie from Ghana. Check out the following links to some stories on Ziggy (and check out a few more photos from Radio City Music Hall).

NFL.com: The Detroit Lions select Ansah

Ziggy Ansah, the newest Detroit Lion

Football Blog | Apr 25, 2013 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 8:35 pm | Updated: April 26, 2013 7:24 am | Permalink

On Thursday, former BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah's journey from Ghana to the NFL became a reality when he was selected as the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.

Ziggy Ansah enjoys full day in New York in advance of NFL Draft

Football Blog | Apr 24, 2013 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 10:31 pm | Updated: April 24, 2013 11:21 pm | Permalink

In advance of the start of the NFL Draft on Thursday in New York, BYU's Ziggy Ansah and other top NFL prospects participated in a full day of activities Wednesday throughout Manhatten. 

BYU and the NFL Draft

Football Blog | Apr 23, 2013 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 2:07 pm | Updated: April 23, 2013 2:09 pm | Permalink

With Thursday's start of the 2013 NFL Draft, take a look at the former Cougars looking for a shot at the next level, including probable first-rounder Ezekiel Ansah.

BYU Draft Facts and Player Bios

Ziggy Encore & NFL Draft conference calls

Football Blog | Apr 19, 2013 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 6:32 pm | Updated: April 19, 2013 7:08 pm | Permalink

If you want to take some time this weekend to look ahead to next week's NFL Draft, here are links to a couple NFL Draft conference calls as well as the ESPN SportsCenter Centerpiece and Sports Science features on BYU's Ziggy Ansah that aired on Thursday. 

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock annual pre-draft conference call

Transcript

Audio

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay 2013 NFL Draft conference call

Ezekiel Ansah: A Ziggy Path to the NFL

Football Blog | Apr 17, 2013 - Posted by at 6:02 pm | Updated: April 17, 2013 6:18 pm | Permalink

Cougar fans and anyone looking for a little more about Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah should check out this video entitled A Ziggy Path to the NFL. It was produced by BYU Univeristy Communications in advance of April graduation next week. Great work by Julie Walker, Brian Wilcox, Sarah Butler and Nicholas Adams.

Ansah has a big day coming up next week. He will graduate from Brigham Young University on Thursday, April 25 with a degree in actuarial science and a minor in business, which he calls a very important event for his family.