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Vote Nelson for Davey O'Brien Award

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FORT WORTH, Texas – The Davey O’Brien Foundation announced today that the Davey O’Brien Fan Vote is now open. Fans are invited to cast their vote for the nation’s best college quarterback as often as once daily at

Cougars break into top-25 poll

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PROVO, Utah—For the first time since the 2007 season, the BYU women’s volleyball team received a top-25 ranking in the AVCA Coaches’ Poll, coming in at No. 21.

"I'm excited for the girls and our program," head coach Shawn Olmstead said. "They have definitely put in the work and the results have shown that. Most importantly, we understand this is only week 2 and there is a lot of work ahead of us, so it's crucial that we stay focused on what we have been doing."

Riley Nelson: mental toughness pays off

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Reprinted from Cougar Illustrated, Aug. 30, 2012

Head coach Bronco Mendenhall post-practice comments - Weber State

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The following comments are from BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall's post-practice press briefing.

BYU vs. Weber State Game Notes - Game 2

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Game 2: BYU Cougars vs. Weber State

BYU will host Weber State on Saturday, Sep. 8. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. MT and will be broadcast live from LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah, on BYUtv, and KSL Radio 1160 AM, 102.7 FM and 

Going Pro In Something Other Than Sports

Tammy Kirby Bowers cleared heights nearly double her 5-foot-3 stature as a BYU pole vaulter. Now she soars over the bar of challenges as a Lehi mother of four children, including two-year-old Landen, a special needs son. (Photo by Anna Page)

You’ve heard the jingle a jillion times, “There are thousands of athletes in the NCAA and most of us are going pro in something other than sports.”

Here’s proof from Provo. Witness a sampling from former BYU athletes, starting with Judge Michael D. DiReda, a Cougar baseball player from the 1980s.

Nelson, Friel, Stephenson among four players honored as Independent Players of the Week

Kaneakua Friel had a career day in helping BYU defeat Washington State 30-6. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)


Online award and new rankings

Women's Soccer Blog | Sep 03, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 10:08 am | Updated: September 5, 2012 10:40 am | Permalink

Senior Carlee Payne Holmoe was recognized on's Team of the Week after her performance against No. 11 Long Beach State and Colorado College. ranks BYU at No. 39, in their Top 64 rankings, after its winning week and, now, 4-1-0 record.