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Kyle Davis to transfer to BYU

(Photo by Utah State)

PROVO, Utah – Dave Rose announced today that 6-foot-7 forward Kyle Davis has committed to transfer to BYU from Utah State. A native of Draper, Utah, Davis will sit out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules and have two years of eligibility remaining in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

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Team effort leads Cougars to victory over Wildcats

Carly Duckworth crossed home for the first run of the game. (Photo by Tracy Duckworth)

SEATTLE – An all-around team effort helped BYU hold Northwestern’s potent offense at bay on the way to a 7-2 victory on Thursday.

“It always feels good to win in the NCAA tournament,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “I would call that the consummate team win. Everybody contributed and we played all three aspects of the game: pitching, defense and hitting.”

Barker leads Cougars in 11-1 victory at Portland

Jeff Barker pitched a complete game to improve his record to 6-5 with an 11-1 victory at Portland. (Photo by BYU Photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 15, 2014)—Jeff Barker pitched a complete game Thursday to lead BYU baseball to an 11-1 victory over the Portland Pilots.

The junior hurler, now with a 6-5 mark, helped BYU improve its record to 20-31 overall and 10-15 in the West Coast Conference, while Portland falls to 11-39 and 5-20 in the league.

Day 3: Prague

Men's Volleyball Blog | May 15, 2014 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 10:38 am | Updated: May 15, 2014 10:41 am | Permalink

Tuesday the team visited Prague's new town and saw the John Lennon Wall. The Lennon Wall is filled with graffiti and is constantly changing due to new graffiti, mostly based on Lennon and Beatles lyrics. The Cougars have enjoyed getting to know Prague, especially its amazing architecture.

While exploring the city, they saw David Cerny's baby statues, which are 10 enormous statues of crawling babies with big coin slots on their heads instead of faces. Cerny is a Czech sculptor who tries for the shock factor in his work. (See image below of the team with the baby statues.)

BYU softball set to participate in the 2014 Washington Regional

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SEATTLE – Seniors Tori Almond, Carly Duckworth and Katie Manuma will play in their last NCAA Regional round where they played their first as freshmen--in Washington.

BYU made it to the championship game against Washington three years ago, but was unable to overcome the Huskies to move on to the super regionals.

Two leads disappear in 5-4 loss at Utah

Pinch-hitter Eric Urry went 3-for-3, including a pair of doubles in a 5-4 loss at Utah. (Photo by BYU Photo)

SALT LAKE CITY (May 13, 2014)—Utah scored three runs in the ninth inning to come from behind Tuesday night for a 5-4 victory over BYU baseball.

The rivalry lived up to its name as the Cougars lost leads of 2-0 and 4-2. BYU fell to 19-31, while Utah improved to 16-30. Due to multiple promotionals, including free admission for children, a line formed around the perimeter of Smith’s Ballpark, attributing to the attendance of 3,800.

BYU places a conference-high seven players on All-WCC teams

BYU led all WCC teams with five players on the first team and seven players overall. (Photo by Todd Wakefield/BYU Photo)

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – BYU catcher Sydney Broderick was named the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year and Gordon Eakin was named as Coach of the Year as voted by WCC coaches on Tuesday.

Broderick shares the freshman award with Saint Mary’s RHP Katie Moss. Broderick tied for second in the WCC with a .383 batting average, eight RBI and 11 runs in WCC action to lead BYU to its sixth consecutive conference championship.

Kaneakua Friel adds to BYU players receiving NFL opportunities

Football Blog | May 13, 2014 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 3:40 pm | Updated: May 13, 2014 7:07 pm | Permalink

Former BYU tight end Kaneakua Friel accepted a minicamp invitation from the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, adding to the list of Cougars receiving NFL opportunities. Friel is the sixth member of the 2013 team to receive a chance to compete at the NFL level. 

Final four games of the season

Coaches Brent Haring and Mike Littlewood look from dugout with other Cougars in last week's rematch against Utah. (Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Some goals were not realized by BYU’s baseball team, but there are still a couple within reach as it closes the season this week with four games.

First up for the Cougars (19-30 overall, 9-15 in West Coast Conference) is a Tuesday rematch at Utah (15-30, 4-20 in Pac-12). Tuesday’s game at 7 p.m. MDT, will be televised live by the Pac-12 Network, pitting BYU senior righthander Desmond Poulson (4-5, 4.44) against lefty Tanner Banks (2-6, 6.35).