Riley Nelson receives fourth FBS Independent Player of the Week honor

Riley Nelson set career highs at Hawaii in completing 25 of 37 passes for 363 yards, while his three touchdown passes tied a career best. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
BYU quarterback Riley Nelson, Navy linebacker Matt Warrick and Navy placekicker Jon Teague have been named FBS Independent Players of the Week, for games from Nov. 26 through Dec.

College Sports Madness puts 19 players on Preseason All-Independent Teams

Football Blog | Jul 22, 2016 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 2:18 pm | Permalink

The staff at College Sports Madness has picked the top players in college football for the 2016 team. Headlining the 2016 Preseason All-Independent Teams are 19 players from BYU's squad.

Senior defensive back Kai Nacua was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year on the preseason list. Nacua grabbed six interceptions last year, tying a program record and finished tied for No. 7 nationally. He also returned two picks for touchdowns. 

Men's Basketball - Beehive Classic Press Conference

Tom Holmoe addresses the media after the announcement of BYU's future participation in the Beehive Classic.

Zions Bank Beehive Classic to showcase college basketball in annual doubleheader

BYU, Utah, Utah State, Weber State to play at Vivint Smart Home Arena

SALT LAKE CITY – Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment announced today the formation of a new men’s college basketball showcase at Vivint Smart Home Arena, featuring in-state teams Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Utah State University and Weber State University.

In the inaugural event, BYU will face Weber State on Dec. 9, 2017. The following year, the Cougars will play Utah, and in 2019 BYU will take on Utah State.


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Gomes named to MAC Hermann Trophy watch list

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PROVO – Nadia Gomes was named to the watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the highest individual honor in college soccer, on Wednesday.

Gomes was among 36 women named to the list. The junior forward is coming off a season in which she was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year after scoring nine goals and assisting on four others.

Pitcher Saenz transfers from Oklahoma

Lefty Kenny Saenz has transferred to BYU from Oklahoma, but will have to sit out the 2017 season.

Kenny Saenz, a five-foot-eight left-handed junior pitcher from Corpus Christi, Texas via the University of Oklahoma has transferred to play for BYU baseball.

Saenz (pronounced Signs) had 16 appearances in two years as a relief pitcher for Oklahoma, but recorded no career decisions in 13 innings and a 3.46 earned run average with the Sooners.  None of those appearances came in the four games between BYU and Oklahoma in 2015 at Las Vegas.

2015-16 WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll announced

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – With the conclusion of the 2015-16 academic year, the West Coast Conference has announced the 15th annual WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll, which recognizes student-athletes that have balanced athletic success with academic excellence.

Eighty-four BYU athletes we honored as 22 received gold honors, 17 garnered silver and 45 were named to the bronze list.

Soccer nets 14 mentions on WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference named 14 BYU women's soccer players to its Commissioner's Honor Roll for 2015-16.

Those receiving Gold Honors for their GPAs (4.00-3.75) were Madie Siddoway, Camille Green Heath, Carla Swensen Haslam, Paige Hunt and Stephanie Ringwood Ney.

Ten Cougars named to WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – BYU women’s volleyball had 10 student-athletes selected to the West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2015-16 academic year.