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Women's Soccer Blog | Nov 21, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 8:58 am | Updated: November 21, 2016 10:15 am | Permalink

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Tuesday, Nov. 15

No. 4 BYU women's soccer left for the airport on Tuesday afternoon en route to South Carolina—the site of the second and third rounds of the NCAA tournament.

Dominant second-half performance from Mika gives Cougars 81-65 victory over Coastal Carolina

Men's Basketball Blog | Nov 19, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 9:20 pm | Permalink

Eric Mika put up eight quick points to open up the second half of play, giving the Cougars a commanding 48-31 lead. TJ Haws followed quickly with a 3-pointer, and the lead was lengthened to 20. An alley-oop fed to Mika from L.J. Rose five minutes into the half got the crowd on its feet and gave even more momentum to BYU.

Cougars leading Chanticleers 40-25 at halftime

Men's Basketball Blog | Nov 19, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 8:23 pm | Permalink

Sophomore Nick Emery put the first points on the board with a 3-pointer just over a minute into the contest. Only two minutes later, he sank another three to give the Cougars 6-2 lead over the Chanticleers. BYU led Coastal Carolina 18-13 halfway through the first period, but L.J. Rose extended the edge to eight after hitting a 3-pointer with nine minutes remaining.

BYU takes commanding 34-9 lead in third quarter

Football Blog | Nov 19, 2016 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 2:51 pm | Updated: November 19, 2016 2:54 pm | Permalink

BYU extended its lead with two touchdowns and a pair of field goals, 34-9, in the third quarter.

Rhett Almond kicked a 33-yard field goal to finish an 11-play drive. Almond’s kick put the Cougars up 17-9 with 11:30 left in the quarter.

Strong offensive effort puts BYU up 14-9 at halftime

Football Blog | Nov 19, 2016 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 1:45 pm | Updated: November 19, 2016 1:47 pm | Permalink

BYU took a 14-9 lead over UMass at halftime.

In his first career start, KJ Hall rushed for 11 yards to score a touchdown seven seconds into the second quarter, capping off a 10-play, 75-yard drive that began in the previous quarter. Hall’s score and Rhett Almond’s extra point gave the Cougars a 7-6 lead.

The Minutemen responded with a 44-yard field goal on the following possession to take a 9-7 advantage with 12:58 left in the half. 

BYU trails UMass 6-0 after first quarter

Football Blog | Nov 19, 2016 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 12:48 pm | Updated: November 19, 2016 12:50 pm | Permalink

After one quarter of play, BYU trails UMass, 6-0.

UMass capitalized on a recovered fumble with 4:35 on the clock, before converting three-consecutive plays to move forward 71 yards in 1:08. The Minutemen connected on a 70-yard pass with 3:27 left in the quarter to take the lead 6-0. UMass missed the the PAT attempt. 

The Minutemen recorded 124 total yards to the Cougars' 114. The Minutemen also tallied three penalties for 31 yards.

Viewing options for BYU vs. UMass

Football Blog | Nov 18, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 1:53 pm | Updated: November 19, 2016 10:11 am | Permalink

BYU football hosts fellow Independent team UMass today at 12 p.m. MST in LaVell Edwards Stadium.

The game will be televised live on BYUtv. It will also be streamed online on and ESPN3.

BYU overpowers Coppin State with 96-59 victory

Men's Basketball Blog | Nov 17, 2016 - Posted by Andrew Cook at 9:01 pm | Updated: November 17, 2016 9:41 pm | Permalink

In the second half, the Cougars’ powerful post play and aggressive defense secured a 96-59 victory over Coppin State.

BYU opened the second half with a 13-2 run after back-to-back dunks from Eric Mika and Yoeli Childs and the Cougars led 61-34 at the 14:46 mark.

Cougars build strong first-half lead against Coppin State

Men's Basketball Blog | Nov 17, 2016 - Posted by Andrew Cook at 7:58 pm | Updated: November 17, 2016 8:11 pm | Permalink

Sophomore Eric Mika started the night strong, scoring the first two baskets of the game to help BYU to an early 4-0 lead. T.J. Haws scored the next eight points from the field and BYU held a 14-2 lead at the 15:50 mark.

The Eagles knocked down a few shots in an attempt to rally, but the Cougar offense held pace and took a 20-9 lead with 13:41 after a pair of free throws by senior L.J. Rose.

Getting to Know: Talon Shumway and Zayne Anderson

Football Blog | Nov 16, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 12:18 pm | Updated: November 16, 2016 12:28 pm | Permalink

Talon Shumway
Freshman wide receiver

What have you been up to this summer?
I got married.

How did you meet your wife?
We went to high school together at Lone Peak.

What is something outside of football you’re looking forward to this year?
I am looking forward to school. I’m studying pre-med.

What is your dream job?
Orthopedic surgeon.