BYU Wins, Advances to Semifinals

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BYU Advances with 3-2 Victory

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO – Taylor Sander’s match-high 22 kills led the BYU men’s volleyball team to a 3-2 (25-23, 25-14, 20-25, 21-25, 15-7) victory over Long Beach State in the MPSF Quarterfinals at the Smith Fieldhouse, Saturday, advancing them to the Semifinals on Thursday, April 26. 

Mackie Highlights Weekend Success

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

WALNUT, California – Junior Nachelle Mackie ran the fastest time of her career in the 800 meters to lead the BYU women’s track and field team at the 54th annual Mt. SAC Relays.

Mackie finished in 2:01.11, her personal best time by nearly two seconds. In a heat comprised of seven professional athletes and no other collegians, Mackie finished second and was closing on the leader on the final straightaway.

Louisiana Series Ends in Split

Ashlee Brawley hit her first career home run in game one against Louisiana Tech.

RUSTON, La. - The BYU softball team took its series against Louisiana Tech 2-1 after losing 6-4 in game one and winning 5-1 in game two of a doubleheader on Saturday.

With two series against Western Athletic Conference teams to play now, BYU is 30-13 overall and 9-4 in conference, good for third place.

In game one, the Cougars held a 1-0 lead through before the wheels came off in the fifth when BYU gave up all six of Louisiana Tech's runs on a collection of walks, singles, and three fielding errors.

At No. 7 Stanford on Tuesday

Sophomore Adam Miller will be BYU's starting pitcher at No. 7 Stanford on Tuesday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Sophomore Adam Miller (1-2, 4.76) has been named as BYU's starting pitcher for Tuesday evening's baseball game at No. 7 Stanford.

BYU (17-14 overall and 6-3 in the West Coast Conference) plays Stanford (25-10, 8-7 Pac -12) in a non-conference tune-up before returning to league action.  The Cougars begin a three-game series Thursday at the University of San Francisco.

BYU Retains Lead in WCC Commissioner's Cup

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – After the conclusion of the 2012 West Coast Conference golf championships, WCC newcomer Brigham Young University maintains its lead in the race for the 2011-12 West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Cup – awarded annually to the WCC institution garnering the most success during conference play.  After earning 12 combined points at the golf championship, the Cougars hold a four and a half point edge over the University of San Francisco, which has climbed into second place.

Howell Pitches Past Louisiana Tech

BYU pitcher Hannah Howell threw a 1-hitter against Louisiana Tech.

RUSTON, La. - Playing in her home state for the first time as a Cougar, junior pitcher Hannah Howell threw a 1-hitter in arguably the best performance of her career to lead the BYU softball team over Louisiana Tech 5-0 on Friday.

The win gave BYU head coach Gordon Eakin his 400th career win. Eakin, whose 27th wedding anniversary was also Friday, is now 400-172 (.699) in his 10-year career.

Join Bronco Mendenhall for the Gridiron Rumble

(Photo by BYU Athletic Communications)

PROVO, Utah — BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall and members of the Cougar coaching staff will participate in the Gridiron Rumble motorcycle ride on Saturday, May 19 to benefit families with significant life challenges.

Members of the community are invited to join Coach Mendenhall on the benefit ride, which begins at Timpanogos Harley-Davidson located at 555 South Geneva Road in Lindon just west of I-15 exit 273 (Lindon/Orem 1600 North). 

BYU's Muirbrook Inducted into AT&T Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame Thursday

Members of the 2012 Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame, from left, Tom Campbell, Lou Holtz, Shay Muirbrook, Kevin Murray and Jim Williams pose with their trophies following their induction ceremony April 19, 2012 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Photo by Ian Halperin/CBAA)

Tom Campbell, Lou Holtz, Shay Muirbrook, Kevin Murray, Jim Williams Honored in Cowboys Stadium Enshrinement Ceremony

ARLINGTON – Five individuals who helped shape the tradition of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic and college football history were inducted Thursday into the AT&T Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame during enshrinement ceremonies at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

Robb Stowell & Taylor Sander

BYU men's volleyball All-American's Taylor Sander and Robb Stowell talk with Dave McCann in the True Blue studios on April 16, 2012 about the Cougars post-season match with Long Beach State.