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Top-seeded Cougars host 8-seed USC in MPSF quarterfinals

(Photo by BYU Photo/Todd Wakefield)

PROVO, Utah—No.1-seed BYU men’s volleyball welcomes No. 8-seed USC to the Smith Fieldhouse for the quarterfinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament Saturday at 7 p.m. MDT.

The match will be broadcast live on BYUtv and streamed live on

In the last meeting, the Cougars (18-8, 18-6 MPSF) swept USC (16-10, 14-10 MPSF) at the Fieldhouse Feb. 28. Earlier in the month, BYU defeated the Trojans 3-2 in California. The Cougars lead the overall series 32-11 and are 19-4 against USC at home.

Cougars sweep Thunderbirds 10-2, 8-2

Duckworth finished the day 4-for-5 with four runs, two doubles and an RBI. (Photo by Jonathan Hardy/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah ­-- BYU women's softball swept Southern Utah in its doubleheader on Tuesday at Gail Miller Field. The Cougars won 10-2 and 8-2 and extended the winning streak over the Thunderbirds to 32 straight games.

Three recruits added to 2014 women's volleyball roster

(Photo by Dave Broberg/BYU Graphics)

PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s volleyball head coach Shawn Olmstead announced the team will welcome three additional freshmen to the 2014 roster.

Jaiden Achermann, Aspen Potter and Alohi Robins-Hardy will join Danelle Parady and Malery Wahlin as the five additions to this year’s squad.

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

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

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.