BYU Athletics Blog

Thursday's Hero - Trey Larson

Nov 24, 2010 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 10:59 am | Permalink

The third-oldest child in his family, Trey was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in January of this year. He was admitted to Primary Children’s Medical Center where he underwent surgeries for port placement in his chests, spinal taps, rounds of chemotherapy and blood transfusions.

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

Thursday's Hero - Brigham Larkin

Nov 19, 2010 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 9:20 am | Permalink

Brigham was born with down syndrome and with a hole in his heart, keeping him in the hospital for the first three months of his life. Despite a difficult beginning, Brigham has fought his entire life to never let anything stand between him and his dreams.

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

Colorado State Pregame Fireside

Nov 15, 2010 - Posted by Carey Hoki at 11:28 am | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm | Permalink

Thank you to everyone who came out to last week's pregame fireside at the Fort Collins Stake Center.

Sophomore inside linebacker Brandon Ogletree was the first speaker of the night. He shared an experience he had while serving in the Chile Concepcion South Mission.

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

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.