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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.

BYU victorious in season-opener against Princeton

Men's Basketball Blog | Nov 14, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 10:11 pm | Permalink

The Tigers came out strong in the second period and went on a 10-3 run to cut the Cougar advantage to only three, 48-45, just five minutes into the half. Haws answered the Princeton run with a 3-pointer, and Childs followed it up shortly with a layup.

Haws sunk another trey with 13:30 remaining, and an impressive steal by him on the defensive end gave the ball back to BYU. An LJ Rose shot was rebounded by Mika for the put-back and the Cougars led the Tigers 58-48.

Cougars claim lead over Princeton at the half

Men's Basketball Blog | Nov 14, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 9:12 pm | Permalink

Sophomore Nick Emery sunk a 3-pointer just 30 seconds into the game to open up the scoring, but Princeton went on a quick run and led the Cougars by a score of 10-5 by the 17:23 mark. A 6-0 spurt from BYU which them an 11-10 edge was followed by a 3-pointer from Princeton to give the lead back to the Tigers.

Pete Meredith inducted into National Softball Hall of Fame over the weekend

Softball Blog | Nov 14, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 12:11 pm | Updated: November 14, 2016 1:49 pm | Permalink

BYU softball assistant coach Pete Meredith was one of eight individuals to be officially inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame, softball's highest honor, on Saturday night. The event took place at the 36th annual celebration at the Shreveport Convention Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

The 2016 class includes Ken Eriksen, Jennie Finch, Harry Haroian, Peter Meredith, John Nelson, Tom Penders, Terry Petersen and Mick Renneisen.

BYU wins 31-7 over SUU

Football Blog | Nov 12, 2016 - Posted by Courtney Lovelace at 4:27 pm | Permalink

Rhett Almond added six points to the scoreboard in two different field goals throughout the fourth quarter to seal the win for the Cougars, 37-7.

The score remains 31-7 throughout the third quarter

Football Blog | Nov 12, 2016 - Posted by Courtney Lovelace at 3:47 pm | Permalink

Both teams were scoreless throughout the third quarter and the score stays at 31-7.

BYU holds a comfortable lead against SUU, 31-7

Football Blog | Nov 12, 2016 - Posted by Courtney Lovelace at 2:56 pm | Permalink

A 28-yard field-goal from Rhett Almond followed by a touchdown from Colby Pearson added an additional 10 points to the board, while Southern Utah scored its first touchdown of the day with just over two minutes left in the half. KJ Hall finished the half with his first touchdown of his career, bringing the score to 31-7.

BYU leads 14-0 over SUU

Football Blog | Nov 12, 2016 - Posted by Courtney Lovelace at 1:46 pm | Updated: November 12, 2016 1:52 pm | Permalink

After the first quarter of play, the Cougars lead over Southern Utah, 14-0.

The first touchdown of the game was scored within the first three minutes by Taysom Hill in a two-drive set consisting of 47 yards and lasting 27 seconds. A touchdown pass to Nick Kurtz highlighted his longest receiving catch this season with 31 yards. Tomas Laulile also had his first sack of the season for a gain of seven yards. 

Viewing Options: BYU vs. Southern Utah

Football Blog | Nov 12, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 12:54 am | Updated: November 12, 2016 12:55 am | Permalink

Beginning a three-game homestand to close out the regular season, BYU football hosts Southern Utah today at 1 p.m. MST.

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

BYU Dress and Grooming Standards: Beard Exception

Men's Basketball Blog | Nov 10, 2016 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 1:48 pm | Permalink

Due to questions related to the beard worn by Cougar basketball player L.J. Rose, BYU athletics has released the following statement:

The BYU Dress and Grooming Standards have a Beard Exception for students with a medical need. Like other BYU students with beards, Rose has met with a physician and has been approved by the Honor Code Office to wear a beard.

BYU Beard Exception