BYU Athletics Blog

Thursday's Hero - Sam Harrison

Nov 12, 2010 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 8:27 am | Permalink

Originally from Wisconsin, 27-year-old Sam Harrison is a huge BYU football fan. Married for five years, he and his wife have a two-and-a-half year-old son.

To read more about Sam's visit and watch a video, go to www.broncomendenhall.com.

UNLV Pregame Fireside

Nov 08, 2010 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 10:43 am | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm | Permalink

The traditional pregame fireside was a little different this week as the team visited the Slate Canyon Youth Detention Center. The format was the same, with talks by tight ends Mike Muehlmann and Marcus Mathews, and head coach Mendenhall.

To read the complete fireside recap, go to www.broncomendenhall.com.

Thursday's Hero - Mark Farnsworth

Nov 05, 2010 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 9:21 am | Permalink

Born in Emmett, Idaho, Mark has always been a very independent, strong-willed individual, evident as he learned to walk by 7-1/2 months. When he was five he began having seizures and was diagnosed with epilepsy.

To read more about Mark's visit and watch a video, go to www.broncomendenhall.com.

Fredette Ranked No. 2 Point Guard by Rivals.com

Nov 01, 2010 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 2:24 pm | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm | Permalink

Senior All-America candidate Jimmer Fredette has been named the nation's No. 2 point guard by Steve Megargee in the Rivals.com Preseason Power Rankings. CLICK HERE to see the complete rankings.

CBSSports.com and Rivals.com Coverage

Oct 27, 2010 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:30 pm | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm | Permalink

More preseason predictions and rankings have been released.

Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com ranked BYU sixth among schools not from a non-BCS conference. He names Fredette the best among all teams from the non-BCS programs. He also blogged about his interview with Fredette.

Steve Megargee of Rivals.com ranks the Mountain West Conference as the seventh best in the nation. He picked BYU to finish second, named Jimmer Fredette and Jackson Emery the best backcourt in the league and Fredette the preseason player of the year. He also selected Emery as the league's most underrated player.

Trip to the Boys & Girls Club

Oct 25, 2010 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 10:05 am | Permalink

The team paid a visit to the Boys & Girls Club Friday night. To read more about the trip and watch a video, visit www.broncomendenhall.com.

Thursday's Hero - Davey Smith

Oct 22, 2010 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 8:46 am | Permalink

Davey was left paralyzed after a shotgun accident in December 1984. He spent three months in Primary Childrens’ Hospital in critical condition.

To read more about Davey and see a video of his visit with the team, visit www.broncomendenhall.com.

Eight Cougars Named Phil Steele Midseason All-MWC

Oct 20, 2010 - Posted by Jordan Christiansen at 1:38 pm | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah (Oct. 20, 2010) - Eight members of the BYU football team were named to an All-MWC team by Phil Steele.

Second team honorees include junior JJ Di Luigi at running back, junior Bryan Kariya at fullback and junior Matt Reynolds as an offensive tackle. Defensive second-teamers were junior linebacker Jordan Pendleton and senior safety Andrew Rich.

On the All-MWC third team were two BYU offensive linemen, senior Jason Speredon and sophomore Braden Hansen along with senior placekicker Mitch Payne.

The Cougars, currently 1-2 in the Mountain West and 2-5 overall, host Wyoming at 12 p.m. MT on Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

TCU Pregame Fireside

Oct 19, 2010 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 11:49 am | Permalink

Saturday’s fireside was held at the Colleyville Stake Center in Colleyville, Texas.

To read more about the fireside visit www.broncomendenhall.com.

Thursday's Heroes - Wimmer Children

Oct 18, 2010 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 9:39 am | Permalink

Nathan and LeNina Wimmer are the proud parents of four children, three of which have a neurological disease known as NF1.

To learn more about the Wimmer children and watch a video of their visit with the team, visit www.broncomendenhall.com.