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Ready To Land In Santo Domingo

Nov 19, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 10:49 am | Updated: November 19, 2011 3:33 pm | Permalink

It snowed last night in Provo for the first time this school year, but the Cougar baseball team is ready to land in warm Santo Domingo where it is currently 84 degrees.  After a light workout this afternoon and Church meetings tomorrow morning, next on the agenda are Sunday evening's firesides.  The team will split into two groups for the firesides.

At the Institute Building in Santo Domingo with Coach Vance Law are Wes Guenther (served mission to Chile), Brock Whitney (Mexico), Adam Miller (Mexico), Marc Oslund (North Carolina), David Parry (Argentina) and Adam Law (Zimbabwe).

Going to Higüey with assistant coach  Ryan Roberts are Chase Frampton (Dominican Republic & Long Beach, Calif.), Stephen Wells (Puerto Rico), Alex Wolfe (Puerto Rico), Tyler Westensee (Peru) and Daniel Welch (Brazil).

BYU vs. Longwood on KSL

Nov 18, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 11:32 pm | Updated: November 23, 2011 11:50 pm | Permalink

Use the links below to listen to Greg Wrubell and Mark Durrant call the Longwood game on KSL.

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

Flying to the Dominican Republic

Nov 18, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 12:05 pm | Updated: November 29, 2011 5:27 pm | Permalink

Thirty three members of the team flew out tonight via New York for Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.  We will be getting periodic updates throughout the coming week courtesy of Jennifer Funkhouser who works in the BYU Athletic Department's NCAA Compliance Office.  She is making the trip.

For BYU Coach Vance Law, this is his fourth trip to the Dominican Republic, having played off-seasons for two of his Major League years there.

Go to facebook at:  http://www.facebook.com/dominicanbaseballcamp and click "Like" and have friends and families do the same to follow the trip where scores, photos and daily updates on Facebook will be posted.

Here is the link showing photos of the Cougars packing donated equipment they will be distributing in the Dominican Republic. Copies of these photos can be obtained through http://photo.byu.edu/
 
Courtesy of Sam LeBeau, who is the local tour director for the Cougars while in the Dominican Republic, here are directions to each of the venues where BYU will be playing.
 
Monday vs. YANKEES: Texas and Yankees are both in Boca Chica.  Take the Autopista from Santo Domingo to Boca Chica.  Drive past the Shell Gas Station and the BHD Bank.  About 1/2 mile past the gas station, take the ramp exit to the right.  At the top of the ramp, turn left and go across the bridge over the Autopista.  Continue for about a mile and the Yankees complex is on the right.  It is before the cemetery.  It is not marked but has a gray and white painted entrance.  After turning right, you go about 1/2 mile down a gravel road to enter the complex.
 
Tuesday vs. RANGERS: Follow the same direction as the Yankees, but continue past the Grey/White, but do not turn right at the Grey and White Yankees entrance.  Instead, continue past the cemetery and go another 1/2 mile.  You will see the Florida Marlins Complex on the right.  Turn into the Marlins’ complex.  The Texas Complex is at the back of the Marlins complex
 
Thursday vs. RED SOX: An easy way from Santo Domingo is to take the Autopista to the new highway (Samana exit) and take it north to the San Isidro exit and go east. At that intersection, there is a huge warehouse on the SE corner. The Red Sox Academy is a mile or two on the right. The Royals Academy would be another mile after that and turn left at the Colmado Pirula (this is a dirt road). Go about a mile until you come to the first 4-way intersection (another dirt road) and take a left. go 1/2 mile to the academy.
 
Friday vs. ROYALS: An easy way from Santo Domingo is to take the Autopista to the new highway (Samana exit) and take it north to the San Isidro exit and go east. At that intersection, there is a huge warehouse on the SE corner. The Red Sox Academy is a mile or two on the right. The Royals Academy would be another mile after that and turn left at the Colmado Pirula (this is a dirt road). Go about a mile until you come to the first 4-way intersection (another dirt road) and take a left. Go 1/2 mile to the academy.

New Features on the Site

Nov 17, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 2:13 pm | Updated: November 17, 2011 2:17 pm | Permalink

Since the launch of the new BYUcougars.com during the summer, the site has been updated and new features have been added and there is more to come. Here is a list of a few updates, related specifically to men's basketball:

  • In the News Presented by the Daily Herald: This section is available for all sports and it provides links to local and national stories about BYU athletics. The men's basketball list is very comprehensive and will be throughout the season.
  • Player statistics: The player bio pages now have a tab called 'Athlete Stats' that provides detailed career and game-by-game stats for every player on the men's basketball team. Check out Brandon Davies' page as an example.
  • Schedules: The schedules for the current seasons include more info that before, including links to every way to follow the game, including TV, radio, live audio, live video and live stats. For men's basketball, every schedule back to 1902-03 is on the site. If you click on the current schedule, there is a drop down menu at the top that will give you access to every season in BYU men's basketball history.
  • GameDay pages: The GameDay pages give you everything you need to know about the game. You can get directions to the venue, check the weather, find out how to follow the game, check out links for each team and read stories related to the game. Get to the GameDay pages by clicking on the opponent names on the schedules.
  • Season Statistics: Season stats have been added for every season back to 1990-91 and more will be added soon. If you want to know who led the team in scoring in 1993-94, now you can find out. It was KSL stats man Russell Larson by the way, at 19.9 per game.
  • Archives: Under MBKB on the menu for the men's basketball page, you'll find 'Archives' as an option. This breaks the links down by season and gives you access to the rosters, stats and schedules for each year back to 1999-2000 (more will be added). For current seasons you can also find season previews and reviews. You'll also see who coached each year and what the team's record was that season.
  • Records: Records have always been on the site but now they include much more. Now you can find Yearly Leaders, Individual Records (career, season and single game), 1,000 Point Scorers, Team Records (season and single game) and Marriott Center Records.
  • All-Time Honors: Another section that's been there but is now more updated and includes more of the history.

We hope you've been enjoying BYUcougars.com and know there are more additions coming to men's basketball and other areas of the site. We'd also like to hear from you. Let me know if you have any ideas for the site by emailing me at kyle_chilton@byu.edu.

New Features on the Site

Nov 17, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 9:07 am | Updated: November 29, 2011 5:10 pm | Permalink

Since the launch of the new BYUcougars.com during the summer, the site has been updated and new features have been added and there is more to come. Here is a list of a few updates, related specifically to Cougar baseball:

  • In the News Presented by the Daily Herald: This section is available for all sports and it provides links to local and national stories about BYU athletics.
  • The baseball list is very comprehensive and will be throughout the season.
  • Schedules: The schedules for the current seasons include more info that before, including links to every way to follow the game, including TV, radio, live audio, live video and live stats. Note there are several games which will be broadcast live by BYUtv and on the radio with veteran broadcaster Brent Norton.
  • Season Statistics: Season stats have been added for many seasons, including 1983 when BYU was ranked No. 1. 
  • Archives: Under BSB on the menu for the baseball page, you'll find 'Archives' as an option.

We hope you've been enjoying BYUcougars.com and know there are more additions coming to baseball and other areas of the site. We'd also like to hear from you. Let me know if you have any ideas for the site by emailing me atralph_zobell@byu.edu.

BYU vs. BYU-Hawaii on KSL

Nov 15, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 11:13 pm | Updated: November 24, 2011 12:10 am | Permalink

Use the links below to listen to Greg Wrubell and Mark Durrant call the BYU-Hawaii game on KSL.

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

Up Close: Jadon Wagner

Nov 14, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 2:50 pm | Updated: November 14, 2011 2:56 pm | Permalink

Take a closer look at BYU senior linebacker Jadon Wagner.

Nickname: JD, DD, double, Wags, J-Swag, Jody
Favorite cold cereal: Raisin Bran
Why did I choose to play football over other sports: I like contact and Mum wouldn’t let me play hockey.
Before a football game, I: Clear my mind and have fun.
How did I spend my off-season: Golfing and training.
What I want to be doing 20 years from now:  Playing Golf !
If I could play another position, what would it be:  Safety.
One place I would like to visit:  Travel Europe.
Who has had the greatest influence on my football career and why:  Those who doubted.
How did I select my jersey number: It was mostly random.
What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football: Golf.
If I had to give up all my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept and why: My iPhone.
If I were on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” the person I’d call for my lifeline is:  My Bro. in Law Nate Watson.
People say I look like: Liev Schreiber (sabertooth X-men).
My favorite professor or most interesting class I’ve taken at BYU:  Dr. Robinson (advertising).
My favorite scripture: Enos, verse 27
What is the best book I’ve ever read:  Standing for Something
On game day my friends and relatives: are living their lives.
My advice to youngsters: Think Big.
One rule I’d change in college football is: No roughing the passer.
If I could invite any people to dinner, who would they be: Cousin Rob, Uncle Bob, my brother Aaron.

Football Team Salutes Servicemen, Servicewomen and Veterans

Nov 12, 2011 - Posted by at 8:55 pm | Updated: November 14, 2011 11:50 am | Permalink

The BYU football team honored Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, with a patriotic program called "Salute to Servicemen, Servicewomen and Veterans." 

The program took place in the Smith Fieldhouse and featured patriotic songs as well as addresses by BYU players Matt Reynolds and Romney Fuga, head coach Bronco Mendenhall, and former Cougar and NFL All-Pro tight end Chad Lewis. Several members of the football team also sang a musical number. Assistant coach Joe DuPaix, who previously worked at the U.S. Naval Academy, conducted the special fireside.

Reynolds, a preseason All-America offensive tackle, stressed the importance of doing our best, while Fuga, BYU’s starting defensive tackle, told how he came to BYU and talked about service and coming unto Christ. Coach Mendenhall praised our nation’s military and talked about standing for right.

Lewis, now an Assistant Athletics Director at BYU, spoke about his Wounded Warriors experience climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with four wounded war veterans along other NFL representatives Tedy Bruschi and Jeff Fisher. A 10-minute video featuring the trip experience was shown as part of his comments. 

During the event the veterans and servicemen and servicewomen in attendance were recognized while hymns of the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy were played.

The event was broadcast nationally on BYUtv.

Maverik to give away Lamborghini at Idaho game

Nov 11, 2011 - Posted by Jordan Christiansen at 5:05 pm | Updated: November 14, 2011 11:50 am | Permalink

Maverik, Inc., in conjunction with teamgive (www.teamgive.org), will give away a Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster LP640 during halftime of Saturday’s BYU vs. Idaho game. The giveaway is part of the ‘Joe Schmo to Lambo’ contest that raised money and awareness for the treatment and cure of rare neurological diseases. One of the contest’s ten finalists will be randomly selected to win the car, valued near $348,000, as well as driving lessons from Miller Motorsports Park (MMP). The other nine finalists will also win race-inspired packages from MMP.

BYU vs. Utah State on KSL

Nov 11, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: November 23, 2011 11:02 pm | Permalink

Use the links below to listen to Greg Wrubell and Mark Durrant call the Utah State game on KSL.

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame