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BYU Coach's Show: Tuesday 2/5

Feb 06, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 7:15 pm | Permalink

Live from Legends Grille, BYU head coach Dave Rose started his weekly show giving a recap of last week's games against Pepperdine and Santa Clara.

"It was a great week for our guys - we got a great win Thursday on the road and another good one on Saturday. After our Thursday games it's always a late flight afterwards to get back home or get back to where we play next on Saturday."

Matt Carlino is averaging nearly 17 points per game in WCC action. Coach Rose highlighted his play and talked about how he's been able to be so good. 

"He's been playing really week the last couple weeks, as far as running our team and being comfortable in our defensive system. He can get us some easy transition baskets and be back on defense for another steal. He put some un-due pressure on himself early in the season and he tried to force a few things. Now I think he's letting the game come to him more and he's way more confident in his ability to get baskets for us."

Later on in the show, coach Rose previewed BYU's upcoming games against San Diego and San Francisco. 

"We know our guys will be ready when we tell them they need to be ready."

Assistant coach Tim LaComb joined the show mid-way through just as sophomore Nate Austin did. 

Austin talked about how he thinks the season is shaping up for him and answered a few questions from fans. LaComb gave a review of Austin's play and what he brings to the team, saying Austin has improved a lot with his post moves. 

To finish the show, coach LaComb also answered questions from fans.

Listen to the full show on KSL.com and don't miss coach Rose live from Legends Grille on BYU campus at 7 p.m. MST every Tuesday night.

UP CLOSE with Andrea Nelson Harrison

Feb 05, 2013 - Posted by Steven Tew at 1:47 pm | Updated: February 5, 2013 1:53 pm | Permalink

Class- Junior

Height- 5' 6"

Hometown- Spokane, Washington

Major- Social science teaching; minor in physical education and coaching

Track and field events-  Indoor: 3K, 5K; Outdoor: Steeple chase

Reason for attending BYU...

"Many of my family members have gone to BYU, and I've wanted to go ever since I can remember. I wanted to run for BYU because I thought it was so cool my brother Rich Nelson did!"

Favorite movie...

"Stardust. It's weird, but I LOVE it!"

Best place to eat in Provo...

"My husband and I always love a good trip to JCW's."

Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight... 

"Harry Potter by sooooo far!"

If you could do anything in 10 years it would be...

"Have a big family!"

Favorite BYU sport other than track and field...

"Men's Basketball."

Funniest member of the BYU track team and why...

"Kathryn Vidmar. We have the same sense of humor, so we always know how to make one another laugh! Natalie Shields and Laura Young’s Alpaca/Llama Facebook posts always get me too."

Best catchphrase or line from a book, movie or TV show...

“Fact. Bears eat beets. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.” –Jim Halpert, the Office

Hidden Talent...

"Piano and Guitar."

Favorite pro sports team...

"Seattle Mariners. Some day they will actually have a good team, and I will have been a loyal fan the whole time!"

Best sport you play/played other than track and field...

"Soccer."

If you had a time machine, when/where would you go and why...

"Sometime during WWII. I think it would be interesting to see what was going on in the United States as everyone joined the war cause!"

Best athlete in any sport at BYU...

"Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall." 

If you could add one thing to the BYU campus, what would it be...

"Escalators, those stairs heading down to the Smith Fieldhouse kill me!"

Favorite musical artist/band: 

"Jimmy Eat World and Mute Math."

Most embarrassing moment...

"One time my skirt got ripped off by a handcart wheel on the stake trek. The second councilor of the stake presidency had to hand it back to me. My dad then tied it around his waist cause he ripped his pants open." 

Favorite inspirational quote...

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." –Steve Prefontaine

BYU Coach's Show: Sunday 2/3

Feb 04, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 5:04 pm | Updated: February 4, 2013 5:18 pm | Permalink

Live from the KSL 5 TV studios, BYU head coach Dave Rose began his weekly show with a full recap of last week's action for BYU against Pepperdine and Santa Clara. 

"We won two games last week - and that's great for us. We got 63 points one night and then had to get 96 the next just to get another win. It's great to see we can win in different types of games."

BYU defeated Pepperdine 63-61 on the road and won 96-79 over Santa Clara at home. Against Pepperdine, coach Rose highlighted the team's ability to be unselfish and work together to get the win. He also highlighted the play of Brandon Davies and Tyler Haws

Against Santa Clara, coach Rose talked about how pleased he was with the second half especially and how points in transition can make or break the game. BYU outscored Santa Clara 20-4 on fastbreak points and 50-20 on points in the paint.

Later in the show, coach Rose talked about BYU's defensive strategy in keeping its opponents' offense in check. 

And to finish the show, Rose gave a quick preview for what's next this season for the Cougars and how the other teams in the West Coast Conference are shaping up. 

Watch the full show on KSL.com and don't miss coach Rose live on KSL 5 TV at 11 p.m. MST on Sunday nights.

 

BYU Coach's Show: Tuesday 1/29

Jan 30, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 12:43 pm | Permalink

Live from Legends Grille, assistant coach Mark Pope filled in for head coach Dave Rose on his weekly coach's show. Coach Pope started the show talking about what's coming up for BYU and how they're looking right now.

"We're looking forward to the second half of our conference play. It's nice that we've seen all these teams already - last year there were some teams we didn't see until the second half. The guys are excited to play more games. The beautiful thing about basketball and the season is we can write our own story - we can still grow and prepare for what's coming based on what experiences we've had already."

Coach Pope also gave a recap of BYU's last two games against Gonzaga and Portland, highlighting the team's ability to stay composed on the road and get a win after a tough loss. 

Later on in the show, coach Pope talked about Brandon Davies, Brock Zylstra and Matt Carlino's performances through West Coast Conference action, how they've improved and ways they can still improve. 

Ian Harward joined the show later to talk about how he's shaping up this season after battling back injury and to answer some fan questions.

Coach Pope also finished up the show answering questions from fans.

Listen to the full show on KSL.com and don't miss head coach Dave Rose live on KSL Radio Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. MST.

Where to watch BYU at Pepperdine

Jan 29, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:30 pm | Updated: January 31, 2013 11:06 am | Permalink

BYU takes on Pepperdine at Firestone Fieldhouse on Thursday at 8 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sports, Root Sports Rocky Mountain and Root Sports Northwest.

TWC Sports is available to DIRECTV customers in Southern California as well as Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, Las Vegas and Hawaii on channel 691.

Root Sports is available on DIRECTV in Utah on channel 683 and on DISH on channel 414. Visit RootSports.com to find the channel in other areas.

The game is also available for free via the WCC Digital Network. There will be no geographic (or other) restrictions for the stream. Live stats are available on Pepperdine's website.

As always, Greg Wrubell and Mark Durrant will call the action on KSL 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and online at KSL.com. Tune in to the pregame show at 7 p.m. MST.

BYU Coach's Show: Sunday: 1/27

Jan 29, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 11:05 am | Updated: January 29, 2013 11:07 am | Permalink

Live from the KSL 5 TV studios, BYU head coach Dave Rose kicked off his weekly Coach's Show with a full recap of last week's games on the road against Gonzaga and Portland. 

"We really have to compete hard in this conference, and especially when we're playing a Top 10 team. We have to get a lot of guys to contribute and that was something we struggled with against Gonzaga. At Portland we responded well and executed our game plan, and it turned out much better. The pace was more like us."

BYU fell 83-63 on the road to No. 10 Gonzaga and then won 85-67 at Portland. Against the Bulldogs, coach Rose highlighted the play of Josh Sharp who finished with a career-high 14 points. Against the Pilots, coach Rose highlighted Brandon Davies' performance. Davies recorded his fifth double-double of the season on 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Coach Rose also talked about Matt Carlino and Tyler Haws's performance through West Coast Conference action, and how both of the players have excelled through the last eight games. 

Later on in the show, coach Rose talked about the team's strategy with Matt Carlino using his screens and creating offensive opportunities. Rose concluded the show with a look at other teams around the WCC and BYU's upcoming schedule.

Watch the full show on KSL.com and don't miss coach Rose every Sunday night at 11 p.m. MST on KSL 5 TV.

 

UP CLOSE with Kathryn Vidmar

Jan 28, 2013 - Posted by Steven Tew at 5:01 pm | Updated: January 28, 2013 5:02 pm | Permalink

Class- Senior 

Height- 5' 2"

Hometown- Trabuco Canyon, California

Major- Exercise and Wellness, Pre-nursing

Track and field events- 5k and 10k

Reason for attending BYU...

"I love the track team and knew it was a great program. I really wanted to see my potential running for such a great coach. I also have many family members that attend BYU as well."

Best part of being on the BYU track and field team...

"I love my teammates. They are my best friends and my family here in Provo. They push me to be a better runner and person. It's also so much fun traveling, and I love competing and representing BYU."

Favorite movie...

"I love watching movies, and I pretty much like any movie I watch."

Best place to eat in Provo...

"I really like Mountain West Burrito."

Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight...

"Harry Potter all the way. Also, Lord of the rings should be mentioned here too because I love that movie."

If you could be doing anything in 10 years it would be...

"A nurse and a high school cross country coach."

Favorite BYU sport other than track and field...

"Gymnastics! I have always loved the sport, and my little sister competes on the team, which makes me a big fan."

Funniest member of the BYU track team and why...

"Sarah Edwards. Except she graduated last year, and I am yet to find someone to fill her shoes."

Best catchphrase or line from a book, movie or TV show...

"There's a colonial woman on the wing."

Favorite pro sports team...

"I don't have any favorite teams, but I like to watch the Ironman World Championships. I also love professional surfing and skateboarding."

Best sport you play/played other than track and field...

"Surfing, skateboarding and soccer are tons of fun."

If you had a time machine, when/where would you go and why...

"I would go to the 1960's and go to a Beatles concert"

Best athlete in any sport at BYU...

"Emily Vidmar. She's a stud, a babe and my best bud."

If you could add one thing to the BYU campus, what would it be...

"A sunroom. I am always cold."

Favorite inspirational quote...

"I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast, and when I run, I feel his pleasure" -Chariots of Fire 

Recent stories on BYUtv

Jan 23, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:50 pm | Updated: January 23, 2013 4:10 pm | Permalink

On Jan. 14, 2013, BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe announced the jersey retirements of Mel Hutchins and Roland Minson. See the announcement below. The jersey retirements will take place in the Marriott Center at halftime of the BYU vs. Portland game on Feb. 16.

Kathy Aiken did a feature on Tyler Haws, his mission and his success so far this season.

Rose on his 200 career victories

Jan 23, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:39 pm | Permalink

BYU basketball coach Dave Rose was on True Blue on Monday, Jan. 21, to discuss his 200 career victories and BYU's upcoming game with Gonzaga.

UP CLOSE with Natalie Stewart

Jan 23, 2013 - Posted by Steven Tew at 3:23 pm | Updated: February 8, 2013 5:29 pm | Permalink

Class-  Senior

Height-  5' 8"

Hometown-  Spanish Fork, Utah

Major-  Public health, with an emphasis in health promotion

Track and field events- 400 meters

Reason for attending BYU...

"I knew BYU had a wonderful track and field program as well as great academic programs. It was close to home, and my older siblings were also at BYU, so it was an easy decision."

Best part of being on the BYU track and field team...

"I love the opportunity I have to run and do the sport I love. The coaches are wonderful, the team is fantastic, and every day is a combination of hard work, sweat and laughter." 

Favorite movie...

The Fugitive

Best place to eat in Provo...

"I love Zupas, which could be bordering Orem. Either way, it's great."

Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight...

Harry Potter

If you could be doing anything in 10 years it would be...

"In 10 years, I hope I can eat all I want and still not gain any weight!"

Funniest member of the BYU track team and why...

"Me, it's obvious why. Ask anyone. Ha." 

Best catchphrase or line from a book, movie or TV show...

"It's a good thing you aren't a big, fat guy, or this would be reallllly difficult." -Emperors New Groove 

Hidden Talent...

"I can curl my tongue into a three-leaf clover."

Favorite pro sports team...

"I'm really not into pro sports."

Best sport you play/played other than track and field...

Volleyball

If you had a time machine, when/where would you go and why...

"I would go 10 minutes before I tore my ACL on June 17, 2011. That would be nice." 

Best athlete in any sport at BYU...

"Nachelle Stewart Mackie (Two time national champion)! I could be a little bias though."

If you could add one thing to the BYU campus, what would it be...

"I wish there was cell reception in the basement of the JFSB."

Favorite musical artist/band...  

Taylor Swift

Gatorade, PowerAde or Vitamin Water...

Gatorade

Most embarrassing moment...

"In elementary school I threw up over all the utensils during lunchtime." 

Favorite inspirational quote...

"Good enough is where the weak hearts stop." -The "Original" Mike Smith