Cougars finish spring competition

(Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s volleyball finished spring competition with a 4-1-2 record following a trip to Colorado State Saturday.

“I believe that we improved throughout the course of our competitions and practice,” BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead said. “We put major emphasis on a few certain skills that we believed we needed to improve in our gym. There was healthy and good competition against in our gym and against outside competition.”

LMU series starts long home stretch

The Loyola Marymount series starts Thursday to begin a long homestand. (Photo by BYU Photo/Todd Wakefield)

An uphill battle for BYU baseball is aided by a long home stretch beginning this week with a three-game series against Loyola Marymount University.

LMU, 23-14 overall and 11-4 in the West Coast Conference, is tied for second place in the league. BYU brings a 14-24 overall record and a 5-10 conference record into the series.

Hamson drafted by Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA

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PROVO, Utah— Senior center Jennifer Hamson was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks in the second round of the 2014 Women’s National Basketball Association Draft. She was the 23rd overall pick and becomes the third BYU women’s basketball player to be drafted by the WNBA.

Before heading into the WNBA, Hamson will play her final year of eligibility with the BYU women's volleyball team.

Road swing ends with 9-5 loss at No. 14 UC Santa Barbara

Bret Lopez scored BYU's first run in a 9-5 loss at No. 14 UC Santa Barabara. (Photo by BYU Photo/Todd Wakefield)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – No. 14 UC Santa Barbara cruised to a 9-5 victory Monday afternoon over BYU baseball.

Gaucho junior lefty Andrew Vasquez, a towering 6-foot-6 former freshman All-American pitcher, baffled the Cougars, striking out five in six innings. Vasquez got the win and UCSB improved to 23-8.

Bull named WCC Pitcher of the Week

Bull has struck out more batters (136) than any BYU freshman pitcher. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Freshman RHP McKenna Bull was named West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second time in three weeks on Monday.

Taylor Sander focused on wrapping up remarkable career with a national title

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Cougars end regular season with a loss

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LOS ANGELES—No. 2 BYU men’s volleyball finished its four-match road streak with another loss, falling to No. 10 UCLA 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-13, 25-20) in Saturday’s regular-season finale.

Cougarettes capture 2014 NDA Collegiate National Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 12, 2014) —The BYU Cougarettes wrapped up competition at the 2014 NDA Collegiate National Championship by successfully defending their national title in the Open Dance 1A Division and finishing runner up in the Hip-Hop Division 1A competition.

The Cougarettes, who have now captured 13 national championships since 1997, won the 2014 national title with a near perfect score of 9.916 to finish ahead of Purdue University (9.707), Texas Tech (9.647), Missouri (9.511) and North Carolina (9.502).

Tran sisters triumph, No. 52 BYU finishes perfect at home for first time since 1998

Sophomore Nicolette Tran clinched the 4-3 win for BYU. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
PROVO, Utah -- Sisters Desiree and Nicolette Tran both rose to the occasion, downing their opponents as No.