Blair wins tournament title, leads Cougars to victory

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

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PROVO, Utah – Zac Blair fired a final round 68 to win the PING Cougar Classic, leading BYU to their second straight Cougar Classic victory on Saturday.

In a complete team effort, the Cougars shot a final round 277 (-11) team score, going 32-under-par through 54 holes. The Cougars dominated the field, beating out second place Air Force (-15) by 17 strokes and third place St. Mary’s (-7) by 25 strokes.

WCC-leading Gonzaga takes game two, 5-1

First-year coach Mike Littlewood saw his team drop a 5-1 loss at No. 22 Gonzaga on Friday night. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SPOKANE, Wash. — League-leading No. 22 Gonzaga beat BYU baseball 5-1 Friday night behind the complete-game pitching of lefty Tyler Olson.

Olson improved his record to 8-2 as Gonzaga improved its record to 28-13-1 overall and 15-5 in the West Coast Conference. BYU fell to 20-17 and 7-7.

BYU tops San Diego 4-3 to advance to finals

No. 45 Patrick Kawka clinched the BYU victory with his three-set win at the No. 1 spot.
SAN DIEGO – In the semifinal match of the West Coach Conference Men’s Tennis Championships, the No. 2-seed BYU men’s tennis team topped the No. 3-seed San Diego 4-3 on Friday in San Diego at the Barnes Tennis Center.
 
For the second consecutive year, BYU (21-5) will play Pepperdine in the tournament, this time for a chance at the championship crown.
 
“This was our 8th win with a 4-3 score this season," BYU coach Brad Pearce said.

Ziggy dons cap and gown prior to heading off to NFL Draft

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The buzz on Ziggy

Football Blog | Apr 26, 2013 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 4:53 pm | Updated: April 27, 2013 9:06 pm | Permalink

Following Ezekiel Ansah going No. 5 to the Detroit Lions, the media, Twitter and people across the globe chimed in on the rookie from Ghana. Check out the following links to some stories on Ziggy (and check out a few more photos from Radio City Music Hall).

NFL.com: The Detroit Lions select Ansah

5-set thriller advances BYU to MPSF Championship

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah - After going down 2-0 in the match, the No. 1-seed BYU men's volleyball came back and defeated UCLA 3-2 (23-25, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24, 15-10) on Thursday to advance to the MPSF Championship match this Saturday at 7 p.m. MDT in the Smith Fieldhouse against No. 3-seed Long Beach State.

Saturday's conference championship appearance will be BYU's first since the 2008 season.

No. 22 Gonzaga ends three-game skid

Trace Hansen extended his team-leading hitting streak to five games in a 6-4 loss at No. 22 Gonzaga. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SPOKANE, Wash. (April 25, 2013)—No. 22 Gonzaga was again led by junior All-American lefty Marco Gonzales in securing a 6-4 victory Thursday over BYU baseball.

Gonzales improved his record to 6-2 and was 2-for-4 as a designated hitter. The league-leading Bulldogs improved their record to 27-13-1 overall and 14-5 in the West Coast Conference to end a three-game losing streak.

Ziggy Ansah, the newest Detroit Lion

Football Blog | Apr 25, 2013 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 8:35 pm | Updated: April 26, 2013 7:24 am | Permalink

On Thursday, former BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah's journey from Ghana to the NFL became a reality when he was selected as the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.

Ezekiel Ansah drafted No. 5 overall by Detroit Lions

Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Hall of Fame Lions running back Barry Sanders. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

NEW YORK CITY – BYU defensive lineman Ezekiel Ansah was selected by the Detroit Lions with the fifth overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-5, 271-pound defensive end becomes the highest pick on the defensive side of the ball for the Cougars and ties  the 1982 Chicago Bears selection of former quarterback Jim McMahon as the highest BYU pick in school history.

Cougars earned three All-America honors and Newcomer of the Year