Hamson, Gray lead Cougars over Longhorns to advance to NCAA finals

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OKLAHOMA CITY- Jennifer Hamson and Alexa Gray combined for 41 kills to lead the No. 12 BYU women’s volleyball team over No. 2-seed Texas in a four-set thriller (25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 26-24) to advance to the NCAA tournament national finals on Thursday night.

Koroma earns Freshman All-America honors, 10 Cougars receive Phil Steele All-Independent recognition

PROVO, Utah—BYU center Tejan Koroma received his fourth Freshman All-America award of the season is one of 10 Cougars named to the 2014 Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent Team released Thursday.

Koroma, who has also been selected to ESPN, Sporting News and 247 Sports all-freshman teams, was also named FBS Independent Freshman of the Year earlier today by a nationwide media panel.

Olmstead named AVCA Coach of the Year

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead has been named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I National Coach of the Year, the association announced Thursday. 

Fua in quiet pursuit

Alani Fua is one of 21 married players for BYU. His brother plays for the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by BYU Photo)

This story was originially published in the BYU-Virginia game program on September 20, 2014

Right up until the moment a cougar leaps out to ambush its prey, the prey hears nothing. Despite savage tools that make the cougar a lethal hunter, he spends most of his time in quiet pursuit – waiting for the right time to be aggressive and loud.

Outside linebacker Alani Fua epitomizes BYU’s mascot.

BYU football honored in FBS All-Independent Awards

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PROVO, Utah – BYU football collected 10 FBS All-Independent awards and eight honorable mention citations Thursday.

Cougars to host Stanford Saturday in the Marriott Center

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Game Notes: BYU vs. Stanford

After a week off for final exams, BYU basketball will return to action when the Cougars host Stanford Saturday at 9 p.m. MST in the Marriott Center. The game will be televised live on ESPNU and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

Miami Beach Bowl Central

Welcome to Miami Beach Bowl Central, where Cougar Nation can find links to up-to-date information on the game and bowl related activities.

BYU (8-4) vs. Memphis (9-3, 7-1 AAC)
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST on ESPN
Marlin Park
Miami, Florida

Game Info

For game information, read the official BYUcougars.com game preview and visit the Miami Beach Bowl Gameday Page.

Women hoopsters battle Utah State in Logan Monday night

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PROVO, Utah —  With a four-game win streak, BYU women’s basketball (7-3) plays one more game before starting conference play. The Cougars take a short trip to Logan to play Utah State (3-7) on Monday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. The battle between the Cougars and Aggies can be heard live on BYU Radio, Sirius XM 143.

Utah State is the fourth team from the Mountain West Conference that BYU will play this year. The Cougars own a 3-0 mark against MWC schools entering the matchup with USU.

Football arrives in Miami

Football Blog | Dec 17, 2014 - Posted by at 10:50 pm | Updated: December 18, 2014 10:24 pm | Permalink

The BYU football team traveled to Miami Wednesday in advance of Monday's inaugural Miami Beach Bowl against the American Athletic Conference Champion Memphis Tigers. 

The Cougars practiced in Provo Wednesday morning before making the trek across the country to South Florida. They will conduct their first practice in Miami on Thursday morning before the Beach Bowl Welcome Bash late Thursday afternoon officially welcomes both the BYU and Memphis teams to Miami. 

Boswell takes Elite 89 award for academic achievements

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Sophomore middle blocker Amy Boswell was honored with the Elite 89 award for women's volleyball, the NCAA announced Wednesday.