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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).

Day 2: Prague and match vs. Brno

Men's Volleyball Blog | May 12, 2014 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 3:03 pm | Updated: May 12, 2014 3:11 pm | Permalink

On their second day in Europe, the Cougars did some sight seeing and played their first match against a foreign opponent.

The team took a walking tour of Prague, which including visiting a church, climbing a tower and seeing the changing of the guard at the president's house.

Monday evening the team competed against the Brno club team, winning 3-2 (21-25, 25-18, 25-17, 19-25, 23-21) after a tough fifth set. Volejbal Brno led 14-12 in the fifth set, but the Cougars bounced back for the 23-21 fifth-set victory.

BYU softball headed to Seattle

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – BYU softball takes a 15-game winning streak to Seattle in its 10th consecutive NCAA Regional appearance.

“We’re excited to go to the Washington Regional,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “We were there three years ago and they run a fabulous regional. It’s exciting to be in the NCAA tournament and we look forward to the competition.”

The Cougars took part in the Seattle Regional in 2011, making it to the championship game, but could not overcome host Washington.

UPDATED | Four Cougars reach NFL agreements as free agents on Saturday

UPDATE (May 13, 2014): 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.

Cougars slip on Senior Day vs. Santa Clara

Hayden Nielsen singled in the third and ninth innings of a 5-1 loss to end the home season against Santa Clara. (Photo by BYU Photo/Meagan Larsen)

PROVO, Utah — BYU baseball couldn’t hold on against Santa Clara on Senior Day, falling 5-1 in Saturday’s home finale at Larry H. Miller Field.

Hansen's five RBI lead BYU past Santa Clara 16-2

Kelton Caldwell and Brock Whitney congratulate each other following back-to-back solo homers in a 16-2 victory over Santa Clara. (Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah ­-- Three home runs and a Trace Hansen three-run double provided plenty of offense in BYU's 16-2 victory over Santa Clara on Friday night at Larry H. Miller Field.

Cougar second baseman Hansen went 3-for-4 and drove in five runs for BYU (19-29, 9-14). His bases-clearing double in the fifth inning scored three runs and gave BYU an 8-1 lead. He added a two-run double in the seventh inning which put the Cougars up 16-1.

BYU’s Kyle Van Noy drafted in second round by Detroit Lions

Van Noy joins former Cougar teammate Ziggy Ansah in Detroit

NEW YORK CITY – BYU two-time All-American linebacker Kyle Van Noy was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round with the 40th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft on Friday night in New York City. Van Noy was the fourth outside linebacker and fifth linebacker overall selected in this year’s draft.

BYU to host Cougar Fan Fest in St. George, Cedar Hills and Farmington

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah—During May, BYU Athletics will travel to host three Cougar Fan Fest events, where fans can meet Cougar athletes, get autographs and win prizes.

BYU kicks off with its St. George Fan Fest on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT at Vernon Worthen Park. Cougar fans in Utah County can check out the Cedar Hills Fan Fest on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT at Heritage Park, while Davis County fans can attend the Farmington Fan Fest on Thursday, May 22 from 6-9 p.m. MDT at Legacy Events Center.

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Lead vanishes in eighth inning of 8-6 BYU loss

Brock Whitney scored one of BYU's runs on back-to-back doubles as the Cougars fell 8-6 in game one of the Santa Clara series.

PROVO, Utah -- BYU men's baseball fell 8-6 to Santa Clara Thursday night at Miller Field to keep the Broncos' West Coast Conference playoff hopes alive. 

"I was nervous going into today," BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. "I knew that our pitching lineup might struggle late in the game. It's a difficult loss after taking a 6-3 lead, but this is athletics and we have to come back tomorrow and try to win against this team. We just have to get better."